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!)


Sattiba said...

Greetings brownie.. (that shall be your pet name henceforth..)


"Happy" i the best word to describe you and the way you make ppl around you feel.. Right choice!!


Alphabets and apples?? floating?? actually sounds nice.. like you on dollz wedding.. floating everywhere..


And your name.. i am sure they named you rite. Your name symbolizes ur appearance to "Preeti" a name enuf to cause a lot of "trouble" SO many heads turn towards you as you walk down the road, driving them crazy.. (I know u wont accept... but just to remind you about "Asan" that should suffice??


I am sure you love them.. there has never been a day's conversation sans them... quoting jane (Janie.. u cant copyrite this statement.. think of another line :P!).. blood is thicker than water!!!


Food! Yeah.. I still remember us going to eateries one after the other.. and i m sure.. you re a "wanted" customer everywhere..

That shud sum up my comments.. wish you a great day!


SB (i.e., Satti Batti!)

Satti Batti said...

and the "sattiba" expands to satti batti.. i pressed enter by mistake..

rantravereflect said...

this is awesum funn [:)] geee..

i think ya're a generically happy person.. and well, wazz more pronounced is tat ya spread happiness wherever ya go!!![:)]

n ya're ryte- happiness is a temporal state of mind tat each one possesses on his/her own whimsical terms..

n hey, everyone is uniquely recognised by their name; wen sum names are short, sweet n perfect for the person, there's no need for a pet name at all.. like urs- preeti, a simple name tat is cute n happy, n tat dun need any cute contraction.. (prathiba became prathi n dolly, rupini became ruby, n sathya became satti, aditya became adi, dhanya became danny, meenakshi srivatsan became minsi.. infact, ma name was too short, so it became janey :(- the long n short of life)
however, to kinda give ya the satisfaction- ya are called p3 at times, peeto at times,, soo i guess ya gotta be totally content wyd tat[:)]

n yehhh i keep telllin satty- blood is thicker than water- arse*@# stole me words from ma mouth..

food n weight are always stickin on us (quite literally so!!)- soooo no qualms abt tat..

awesum babe!! keeep going

*~ Mayth!!~* said...

ooo....Preethi sweetie! Didnt know your name shared some history with the Malhotras. That place was quite a neighborhood wasnt it?

I still remember that pink Barbie doll house you had...I had my eyes on it like forever. Ok..mez disgressing...

Happy. :)

Jagannath said...

nice tag and nice reply too!...oh and btw...most importantly...NICE RULES...just wondering if rule 2 wasnt present! (What would a guy do if he didnt have a middle name and rule 2 wasnt present...end of blog!!!!.....) :)

but...good choice of words...(rather, word, eg: HAPPY)

That word symbolizes the preeti i know :)

umvpdmp said...

Does your sister blog anywhere? Cant find her blog and no trace of her on the entire web...
I chanced upon your blog searching for her's.

vish said...

hey cool post !!

Anonymous said...

ha ha... nice one... :)

P.R.E.E.T.I said...

sattiba...watever it xpands to, il keep it at tis ;) i absolutely,completely,totally luv all tat u said! ego booster :")

janieeee..!alll soooo trrrruuueee! hugzzz!

awww mayth...!u still rem my pink barbie housE??i miss tat sooo much :( we hd some awesum childhood memories huh?? n yea the malhotras hd 'everytin' to do wit my name!

jag :) nice to hv u the tag dude!

umvpdmp...i prob wud tell u hw to locate my sis if iknew who u wr! she doesnt blog...

vish...thnx :) keep readin :)

anonymous: thank u! :D

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