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Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Figure of Eight

This is the second one of the two tags that were pending. I would like to offer my sincerest apologies for the delay in doing this one.

Eight things I am passionate about:

1. Doing nothing.
2. Relaxing.
3. Watching movies. One fine day, when I sat down to list the titles of the movies that I have watched, I was able to write down about 200.
4. My motorcycle (12bhp, 135cc, single-cylinder, 2-stroke, 4-speed manual, kick-start). I bought it in 2001.
5. Animals (excluding humans). Love them and they love you back unconditionally. They bear disease, infirmity and suffering with the utmost grace and when death comes calling, they go along quietly. They behave more like true gentlemen or have more lady-like qualities than most humans seem to, nowadays.
6. Travel. I try not to miss any available opportunity to go to a place I have never been to.
7. Photography. I purchased my camera-phone only so that I can have a camera in my pocket, wherever I go.
8. Being a couch potato. My favourite television channels include BBC World News, NDTV 24x7, Star Movies, HBO, Discovery and Animal Planet, even as I spend a good deal of time channel-surfing, in general.

Eight things I want to do before I die:

1. Stay alive.
2. Stay alive.
3. Stay alive.
4. Stay alive.
5. Stay alive.
6. Stay alive.
7. Stay alive.
8. Stay alive.

Eight things I say often:

I do not have any pet-phrases, presently.

Eight books I have read recently:

I have not read any books recently.

Eight songs I could listen to over and over:

1. 'Vindicated' from the original sound track of the movie Spiderman.
2. 'Imagine' by John Lennon.
3. 'Man Who Sold the World' by Nirvana.
4. 'Mann Kunto Maula' in Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's voice.
5. 'Allah hoo' in Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's voice.
6. 'Shabad-kirtan' (recitation of verses from the Guru Granthh Saahib, with musical accompaniment), provided the Raagi-jathha follows the Raaga prescribed in the Guru Granthh Saahib, for the recitation of each of the verses.
7. 'Bulla Ki Jaana MeiN Kaun' in Rabbi Shergill's voice.
8. 'Dilli' by Rabbi Shergill.

Eight things that attract me to my friends:

The one who has tagged me has consulted her spouse, while filling in this section, whereas another blogging buddy she has tagged has asked her friends to provide inputs. Since I do not have a spouse or too many friends of the human kind, I decided to ask my animal friends and here is what they had to say.

1. Woof, woof
2. Woof, woof
3. Poof, poof
4. Poof, poof
5. Moo, moo
6. Moo, moo
7. Meow, meow
8. Meow, meow


Sidhusaaheb said...

Hey, looks like we watch the same channels on TV!
sriram | Homepage | 05.15.08 – 3:58 pm | #


Lazy bum, you got rid of it easier than I had thought,
and yet you kept lingering on…
Manpreet | Homepage | 05.15.08 – 6:02 pm | #


@Sriram: Glad to know that!

@Manpreet: See! Now you know me perfectly well! :D
Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 05.15.08 – 6:30 pm | #


What says, ‘Poof, poof’? I’ve been away from India for a long time. And you weaseled out of that part very cleverly.

Just a thought: When eight gets tired and lies down, it becomes infinity.
Mai Harinder Jaur | Homepage | 05.16.08 – 1:55 am | #


Little puppies say ‘Poof, poof’. :D

I hope you get a chance to visit some time soon.

I just conveyed what my friends had to say! :P

That’s an interesting insight about eight and infinity!
Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 05.16.08 – 7:55 am | #


And that’s Kaur, of course, not Jaur!

My friends call me Mai.
Mai Harinder Kaur | Homepage | 05.16.08 – 8:11 am | #


Hi Sidhusaaheb

Good to see you here! Our channel choice is very similar and I have just discovered to follow key programs on HBO and NDTV.

Prince | 05.16.08 – 4:15 pm | #


Hey us humans are not too bad! But really enjoyed your answers, particularly the last one.
Mridula | Homepage | 05.18.08 – 3:56 pm | #


Oh wow .. I love rabbi’s dilli too =))

Your friends were on Animal planet or alive ?
Asma | Homepage | 05.21.08 – 9:43 pm | #


What will you do by living so long amongst your poof poof buddies….heheh…?
UTP | Homepage | 05.24.08 – 9:53 am | #


I enjoyed this, especially the song list. Good to know more about you.
sabizak | Homepage | 05.24.08 – 6:04 pm | #

Sidhusaaheb said...

lol at inputs by your animal friends! one of these days I really have to get in touch with you mom and say “aunty ji puttar di shadi karao!”

mayG | Homepage | 06.13.08 – 11:54 am | #


You are so funny.

I have never been tagged. But, if ever I am.. I will never consult my busy-half. Simply coz he is always busy and I always have more to say than required
spontaneity and afterthoughts | Homepage | 06.19.08 – 11:08 pm | #

Sidhusaaheb said...

Ira Says:

June 4, 2008 at 7:01 am | Reply edit

Ira says : I absolutely agree with this !

Implore Says:

June 19, 2008 at 6:32 am | Reply edit

Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation :) Anyway … nice blog to visit.

cheers, Implore.