Dec 28, 2007

The Middle Name Tag!

Another 'finally I'm here!' post. Been over a month I see. My excuse would be - sheer exhaustion from roaming the streets of Chennai with a penchant for acquiring indepth knowledge on new eateries so as to enlighten my blog readers on the same and ofcourse, having an ultra-slow, irritating pc to work on! :D

Anywayz, credits for this blog go to Mayth for tagging me, or rather, for giving me a reason to blog!

The rules of the tag are:
1. The rules must be mentioned in the beginning of the tag.
2. You must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
3. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Now that the rules are done, lemme get down to the main task at hand- thinking of a middle name! Frankly, I'm already a little miffed with my parents cuz they weren't the ones who decided on my first name, Preeti!* And now, to top it all, I don't have a middle name! Thankfully, the tag let's me chose my own middle name and this is the only one I could think of: HAPPY. And so, that would make me 'Preeti Happy Ramachandran'.

H- Happiness.
Happiness to me is a relative term. People try to set standards for being happy. Like, I would be happy if I pass all my papers. Or, I would be happy if I could lose 10 pounds in 10 days. (yup, weight related issues are a mainstay in my blogs so try to ignore it if it's bothersome!) But the point is, in the process of aiming at being happy, one loses out on present happiness. Like, laughing at silly jokes with friends. Or, having a pleasant meal with family at the dinner table. Those little 'happy' instances get shoved under the table in the "Pursuit for Happiness". Hmmmm...

A- Apple.
I'm just writing down the first thing that pops into my head for each of these letters and 'A for Apple' is probably the most basic of basics!Considering, I just saw the movie Taare Zameen Par yesterday and the day before, this phrase gets me thinking on whether the letters would really dance in front of my lil dyslexic cousin's eyes when she tried reading. Wish I knew.

P- Preeti*
Now, I'm gonna let you into the story behind my name. After my sister was born, my mum wanted a baby boy next. But unfortunately it wasn't to be, and her hopes were thwarted. All those boy-names she had thought of weren't gonna be useful.The hospital authorities in Bahrain needed a name immediately for their records and my parents had to come up with something right then. My mum in her depressed state couldn't think and my dad couldn't do it alone. Our neighbours back then, the Malhotras, came forward and offered their daughter's name 'Preeti' as a choice cuz my sis is Pratibha, and it does go together you know. And so, just like that I was christened Preeti. No thoughts, no nothing. Just one name. No pet name even! I'm still sore about this 23 years later!

P- Priya and Prakash
People I love unconditionally till eternity.
Priya- my awesomely fun, beautiful and entirely LOVABLE dido. Worries about greying and being away but is such a baby otherwise. The funnest and funniest moments have been with her and I WAIT for her trips to India just to get to be around her.
Prakash- my darling kid bro who makes me smile. My every minute companion and the one I can't do without ever. Every day begins and ends with a conversation with him and throughout the day as well. A total kid, an adventurous 18 year old with a baby-face, I love this lil guy to bits! :)

Y- Yummy.
I'm a total food junkie and can eat just about anything. And so, Y is for yummy, for the Copper Chimney butter naan and vegetable makhanwalla, Sathyam's coffee and vanilla cream donut, Priya's (the brand) avakka pickle to Oreo, Toblerone and butter biscuits!

I'm done. I've wrapped up the Middle Name tag. Kinda fun doing it. I tag (nothing to do with the each-letter-of-the-word bit in the rule) Satti, Janie, Prathiboo and Jag (if ever you decide to let readers into your secret blogpage!)

Dec 18, 2007

Don't Go Anywhere!

Please my dear pally pals...Don't go anywhere...A tag and a post coming up asap...

Can't wait to post them!

Luv, luv!