Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The 10 secrets tag

Lekhni tagged me for this meme. It’s a bit of an awkward one, this, because secrets aren’t meant to be outed. They lose their exclusive, known-to-nobody status the moment they are turfed out of the cupboard (well, duh). No, wait, it’s skeletons that lurk in cupboards. Ok, I’m not sure where secrets hang out, but wherever it is, that’s where they should remain. However... especially for Lekhni, and to show that I’m a sincere taggee, here are my 10 secrets :)

1. I love strawberry preserves, the really fancy kind where you get chunks of strawberries in every spoonful – I don’t bother with butter and toast or scones, I tend to eat the preserves straight from the jar with a spoon. Yum.

2. I’ve never read Ulysses by James Joyce.

3. When I was young and impressionable, I had a crush on practically every male Bollywood movie star, all at the same time. Except Kumar Gaurav.

4. I used to take rejection very personally – even auto drivers could hurt my feelings merely by refusing to take me somewhere.

5. I used to be referred to as “Auto Rani” by my friends in Max Mueller Bhavan because I invariably jumped into one after a token wait at 5.30pm for those incredibly jam-packed 29C buses on Nungambakkam High Road. Spent a lot of money, but at least I didn’t have to travel footboard or cope with creepy guys.

6. On one terrifying occasion I made a running jump for a moving 23C and travelled footboard for 6-7 stops, getting on and off like the guys. There just wasn’t enough space to get inside and I’d let 4 buses go by, all of them just as packed. None of the guys misbehaved in any way although I was crushed in a bunch of footboarders. I got a couple of comments on the lines of “Couldn’t you have waited for another bus?” and “Ladies shouldn’t travel footboard”, though. (Didn’t have enough duttu for an auto that time.)

7. I dallied with a theatre group from the Alliance Francaise for a brief while. Enough said.

8. I’m uncomfortable in crowds.

9. I once ate so much Aavin cheese that I threw up. (See? This is why secrets should not be revealed! Heheh)

10. I’ve always wanted to be able to dance.

6 comments:

Lekhni said...

"Especially for Lekhni"? You just made my day :D

I love Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam, like you do strawberry preserves. I buy dozens of jars and, while pretending to spread it on my toast, I gobble chunks of jam :)

"Auto Rani" is funny! Traveling on Chennai buses needs sharp elbows and nails, and a nose that cannot smell. No wonder you see so many women riding two wheelers..

Teesu said...

Loved it. As usual I will copy it soon enough. You are my blog guru!

I loved 'except kumar Gaurav' and echo it. The jump you made onto the bus has impressed me like hell though no repeat actions, please. Aavin cheese -- sounds like a good story. More please;)

meerkat said...

sorry, but these are not secrets. these are just some facts about yourself we dont know, but not something you would particularly hide from the the world at large. we (or atleast I) want the 'good stuff'

meera

ps. kumar gaurav was really wet and wimpish. nothing manly about him

brinda said...

what meera said :-)

kowthas said...

oooo, 29C and Nungambakkam High Rd eh? My ilaka! :)
Nice! I have this tag to do too, though frankly, I can't for the life of me find anything secretive about me :\

chronicworrier said...

You jumped onto a moving bus??? You footboarded??? Shyam..you ought to have your statue erected on the Marina :-D