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Post 16. Why I do a blogathon and a meme

Doing a blog marathon is really hard. No matter what your other commitments, no matter how busy you are, no matter how many things you have to do, you still have to sit down and write that post before the day is up. For a blogger, the most gratifying aspect of blogging is the interactions with the readers that one has through the comments. A blog is nothing without its readers. What surprises me is that some posts, which I would have written quickly, without much thought, sometimes get a lot more comments, than a post which I would have written after working hard on it. Obviously some posts strike a chord with many more than other posts.
But I do enjoy writing all of them. I like doing a blog marathon, because it brings a kind of discipline into my writing. It forces me to sit at the keyboard and churn out a certain number of words. It helps to tame the monkey in my mind :-) And also I really love to hear what you have to say. (and it feels so terrific to get mails from people that say they just wait for my blog to be updated. Wow! How cool is that?! :-) Thank you folks!)

Today, I found this interesting meme from sunday stealing which is actually a part of a 5000 question meme! I decided to do this , as the questions were quite different from the usual memes. If you're doing this, leave me a link and I will surely come and have a dekko.

Here goes
1. Who has done something today to show they care about you?
My Son. He talked so much to me, asked me what was bothering me, put his arm around me and told me he was my best friend and I could tell him anything. He is so insightful, that kid. (He is 13 going on 30!)

2. Do you have a lot to learn?
I have to learn patience and art of forgiving.I also have to learn acceptance.

3. If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not by working what would they be?
To paint like the great masters, to do shirasasan (head stand) in yoga and to learn to fly a plane.

4. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?
Definitley, undoubtedly how they make me feel. I also remember word for word, what they say. I remeber what they do too. I am a self confessed memory keeper.

5. What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship?
Love , trust, same wave length, a great sense of humour  and yes, great sex helps too :P :)

6. What 3 things do you want to do before you die?
I  wanted to have my own children and I have two. I wanted to write a book and I have written two.(working on 3rd and 4th). I wanted to make life like portraits and I have achieved that also.
Cannot think of anymore 'must do'. Perhaps I might want to read many many many more books, before I die.

7. What three things would you want to die to avoid doing?
I am presuming that the question means, what three things would I rather not do and instead die.
Lose my health, lose my mind or lose my loved ones.


8. Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause?
Yes--I feel strongly about increasing rates  of suicides and the growing apathy in urban environments. I also feel very strongly about female foeticide, gender inequality, legalising prostitution and euthanasia as well as assisted suicides.

9. What does each decade make you think of:
Eighties makes me think of college, nineties makes me think of the Internet revolution and the present decade just makes me think what a long way we have come.

10. Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why?
Present decade as communication is instant.

11. What is your favorite oldie/classic rock song?
Jefferson Starship--nothings gonna change my love for you. Wham--wake me up. George Michael-faith, Cure-Friday I'm in love, REM-losing my religion, GNR-November Rain, Don William-I believe in love and Starry starry nights  are a few that instantly come to my mind.

12. What country do you live in and who is the leader of that country? If you could say any sentence to the current leader of your country what would it be?
I live in India. The Prime minister is Dr.Manmohan Singh. I would  just say "Jai Hind" and mean it with all my heart.

13.What's your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?
I don't even watch TV during the day--why would I watch in middle of the night?! I would rather read a book.

14. What Disney villain are you the most like and why?
I cannot recall any memorable Disney villains.Haan if you ask me to be any villain, I'd be Phoolan Devi.

15. Have you ever been a girl scout/boy scout?
Yes, as a child I have been.

16. If you were traveling to another continent would you rather fly or take a boat?
Fly--that too fastest plane.

17. Why is the sky blue during the day and black at night?
God pulls the curtains down when he goes to sleep.(He/she must be having a whale of a time up there :P )

18. What does your name mean?
It means 'Love'. I love my name :-)

19. Would you rather explore the deeps of the ocean or outer space?
Deeps of the ocean any day.

20. Word association

What is the first word that comes to mind when you see the word:

Air:  Michael Jordan (Nike Air) :P (am too much of a basketball person)

Meat: YUCK

Different: Me

Pink: My little girl's bed

Deserve: India's world cup in cricket

White:  Yoga

Elvis:  Let me be your teddy bear

Magic: Witch, Evil,Black

Heart: Attack

Clash: Of the Titans

Pulp: Fiction

21. If you could meet any person in the world who is dead who would you want it to be?
My dad of course.

22. What if you could meet anyone who is alive?
Salman Khan :) or George Clooney too will do :-)

23. Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday?
I like many..Bucket List, Bridge to Terabithia, Shawshank, Goodwill Hunting,I could never be your woman..These are the ones that come instantly to mind.

24. You are going to be stuck alone in an elevator for a week. What do you bring to do?
I bring an enormous pile of books to read.

25. Have you ever saved someone's life or had your life saved?
Yes, I have saved a child from drowning. Will never forget how grateful the parents were.


See you tomorrow. That's all for today! :)



Comments

  1. Today your post is touching, specially the 8th & 25th meme. And for your tips 'shirasasan' is simple to start with pillow & wall support and you may know well about breath control.

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  2. Ah really nice :)
    The oldies/classic songs answer was like I wrote it :P

    And whoa, you've saved a life?! I am half way through med school and have barely any skills to my credit :|

    Remember the '33 things about me' post you once shared with me? I'm thinking of doing a '22 things' for my hundredth post..On the 98th one now :)

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  3. Anonymous9:33 AM

    wow... u saved a kid!! great!!!

    lovely post.. :)

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  4. wow--got to know some more about you....

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  6. That was like reading a mini-bio of preeti - thanx for letting us take a peek...and you emerge even more fascinating!!! :)
    A meme always makes an interesting read - loved reading more about you, about Atul and his concern(hes a sweetheart!)...and i totally totally agree with you about what one would rathr not do/have and die instead.
    A bit surprised about the salman khan part though...:p
    Absolutely loved today's post!

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  7. Each day I read your post, I learn a lot.
    Thank you, Preeti.

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  8. Such a wonderful meme.....learnt some new things about you :).

    One thing I want to do before I die is some kind of social service....the best thing for me would be to adopt a child, but if that doesn't work out, then work on grass roots level on some cause I am passionate about. I do few things here, but it's not enough for me.

    About comments on posts, the previous post "on loving someone" is so good. I read it twice but didn't comment, coz while reading it, it took my mind and heart to different places. I slowly digested it. And by the time I was done, I didn't have enough time to pen down all my thoughts in a comment. Whereas posts like Friday Fill-In or such, they are a fast read and easier to comment....

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  9. hey..good will hunting and bucket list are one of my favourite movies too..i even remember making my own bucket list..:)

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