Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday Ponderings: Stalled!

Hello to all my dear friends...

I know that of late this is the only day in a week I post something...but today I choose to remain silent...today I remain silent because I wouldn't be able to ask or tell you anything...it's with a heavy heart I sit down and write this; someone I held in high regard, respected and admired is no more...

The only question I can ask you right now is how to cope with the loss of a dear one...because I don't know how. I have never been able to face and accept the reality called death and stands helpless when death claimed yet another one of my dear ones.

I will be back when I recover from my grieving...

Signing off

Me

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Ponderings: Be Loved v/s Give Love

Hello to everyone in Blogosphere...I am in the middle of a vacation with family...it was good, peppered with a few untoward incidents, but then I choose to remember only the good parts of this short vacation. That is my excuse for not being around this week...I hope I won't have to come up with another excuse next week and will be able to come visit all of you...

Now, the question for this Sunday is this: Which one do you like more, to be the recipient of love or to be the giver of love...? Of course, I understand that no one is forever a giver or a receiver, but I'm just wondering which role do you enjoy more? The Giver or The Receiver? 

Now, I know that I'm supposed to answer this question myself before I pass it on to you...I thought long and hard about it, and I saw a huge debate going on between the altruistic Giver and the pampered Receiver...and here's what I finally realized...

I normally enjoy being the Giver...I derive a sense of satisfaction from the fact that the people around me feel happy and cared for in my presence...however, I also like to be pampered once in a while...to be the one looked after, the one who can put her feet up and relax and enjoy all that attention! Honestly, which girl wouldn't want to feel that way once in a while! 

So I'd say I am a mix of both...with the balance slightly tipping in favor of Giver...So then, what about you, friends? 

Hoping to hear from you soon...

Hugs

Me

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday Ponderings: Why This Name?

Hello to all my dear friends out there...I hope all of you had a great weekend. Also, a big Hello to all my new friends....thanks a ton for deciding to stop by...

It was a bit of a busy weekend for me...I went to the Cinema to watch the movie Rio and once back, decided that I was capable of cooking up a storm...now, if you remember, I can barely manage to get a dish out of the kitchen without burning, over salting or getting it into a sticky mess, so storm indeed it was...but miracle of miracles, I managed to get not one, but three recipes right today....that's a surprise!

Okay...I guess I am digressing...right! 

Coming back to the topic at hand, I am curious today as to what was the inspiration behind your blog's name? I've seen a lot of blog names out there which make me go..."Drat! Now, why didn't I think of that name?"

My answer to this question is this...I had started a blog a few years ago but had to go with a name that just came to my mind at that instant and which didn't sound all that great...from the point I quit updating it, I wanted to start another blog and stick to updating it regularly...I wanted the new blog to be an online journal (kind of) for me, and so decided to go with the title 'Musings N Confessions'...

Though, these days, I've noticed that I don't write a lot about myself...to be absolutely honest, I don't think I write a lot at all....which is something I hope to rectify soon. I think I'm digressing again...so back to the question, please please please tell me....why did you choose the name you chose for your blog? 

Waiting expectantly,

Me.

Addendum: Thank you for all the comments....and it's really very interesting to know the reason for choosing your blog name...I see that a few of you are quite curious as to why I chose Caterpillar as my name...well, honestly...that wasn't my first choice...I went with Lazy Loon or something like that...but then, later, when I sat down and thought about the name, I decided I didn't like it much, and then suddenly 'Caterpillar' popped into my mind from nowhere...the more I thought about it, the more it made sense...I'm a foodie who loves to eat...:), I am a li'l lazy,I'm a bookworm who devours books...and I feel that all of us are beautiful butterflies, just that I don't feel I am there yet....so I chose Caterpillar...something like...'on my way, not there yet' kinds. There, now you know why I chose to be Caterpillar....:)

Friday, April 8, 2011

And The Procrastinator's Back!!!

Hello there....if the title didn't make it clear enough...yours truly is back....don't know when I'll be hit with the next bout of Procrastinatia Absolutus...but I'll try and duck before it hits the next time...I promise...

While I was gone, lost in the land of dreams, two wonderful wonderful friends of mine decided to present me with awards...but being hit by Procrastinatia really really bad, I failed to do my bit and graciously accept the awards and pass it on....bad, bad me again....! But then, it's better late than never, they say...(don't they?)...so without further ado...here I go...

First, I was awarded the Blog With Substance by Pencil Girl here...



she thinks that my Blog has substance....mwuaah, mwuaah and mwuaah some more, girl....and thanks a ton for the Award...I insist that you go visit her coz she has a very entertaining blog going out there...

And then, I was awarded The Versatile Blogger award by a great friend of mine, Starlight at Crazy Thoughts who runs a blog filled with inspirational posts and creative gems.



and I was over the moon and doing the 'Skip n The Hop' quite nicely until I noticed Prince Charming looking at me with an expression which most likely seemed to mean 'She has lost it!' Thanks, Starlight, for giving me this award....*hugs*

Okay...now comes the rules..which is to share seven random facts about myself...I had done it earlier here, here and here....but believe me when I say that it doesn't get any easier...So, I've cheated and combined the rules for both the awards which allows me to get away with sharing only seven random facts about myself...(as though THAT makes it easy!)...So...the first random fact is that...

1. I have got a baby squirrel as a pet...I have had him for a week now and is yet to find a name for him.

2. Patience is a virtue....just not one of mine.

3. I enjoy dancing quite a lot though I'm a bit too shy to show off my dancing skills in public...so I think that makes me a bathroom dancer!

4. I hate, hate, hate having to get onto any raised podium...under any circumstance...though, back in college, that didn't really stop me from participating in a lot of on-stage activities. "How?", you wonder...you'll know soon...

5. I am a foodie...and huge foodie...who is struggling with the basics of cooking.

6. I recently heard Price Tag by Jessie J and has been humming that obsessively ever since.

7. I'm myopic and have worn spectacles for quite some time...and it was quite convenient when I had to be on stage...coz all I had to do was remove my spectacles and Ta Da!!!, nothing but blurred objects in front of me...

Okay...now, that I'm done with the random facts-sharing...it's time to pass on these awards...

I'd like to hand over the Blog with Substance award to the following bloggers who make me wish I could write half as good as them...the words capture not just your attention but your heart too....









Moving on, next comes The Versatile Blogger award...and as the name suggested, I had to hand over these awards to some of real versatile bloggers who'd give Mr. Chameleon a run for his money....

and may I present you with the Versatile Bloggers...











Hey....what are you doing here still? Go meet these amazing people and enjoy those great blogs. 

Toodles

Cat

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Ponderings: How Long Before I Call You A Friend?

Hello everyone,

I mentioned that I am back to blogging, but I have remained a lazy and neglectful of my blogging responsibilities....(bad, bad me!!!). I wonder if I should take a break from blogging at times, but feel that I have gained too many friends out here whom I do not wish to lose touch with. Although, I haven't met any of you in person, I feel that I've got a bunch of friends in virtual world who know me better than people who've known me for a long time in the real world. Which brings me to the question for this week...

How long does it take for someone to be called a friend? How long before you stop looking at that familiar stranger as that...a stranger, and call him or her a friend...someone you joke and laugh with, someone you share your worries with, someone you'd be yourself with... 

My answer? For someone like me, who consider herself a social misfit, it normally takes a very very long time before placing enough trust on someone to call them a friend. But one thing is for sure...I'd call someone a friend if they made me laugh...are unassuming and little self deprecating...One thing I have noticed is that in virtual world, I've shed my shyness and found friends in no time at all. So I'd say that for me, the time to call someone a friend would depend upon how soon they'll make me laugh...or smile...that's when I'd let my guard down and call him or her a friend. 

On that note, I'd like to thank all of you once again...for the friendship you've shared with me....for making me so welcome, for making me feel not like a social misfit but a friend....Thank You! 

And I ask you.....how long before you call that someone a friend?

Signing Off

Me