Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday Pondering: The Vacation Of Dreams

Hello everyone...I know that I keep switching the pondering to Sunday, Monday and back to Sunday....unfortunately, I suffer from Procrastinatia Absolutus and it so happens that inability to follow routine is one of it's fairly common symptom....so yours truly keeps putting off the stuff to do to the next day and next and next...I'm only glad that I haven't decided to make it Tuesday Ponderings yet...

Speaking of Monday...I had a horrible Monday...so bad that I wished I could just turn back and go home, curl under a duvet and stay there for the rest of the day. To put it in a nutshell, I got drenched on my way to office, had to stay at my desk most of the time thanks to it being a hectic day, got neck cramp and shoulder ache and....got back home an hour late thanks to stuff I had to finish...which is why I had to think about the perfect vacation every ten minutes to keep my spirits buoyant,keep irritation at bay and try and not look like I would bite anyone's head off if they dared to come anywhere close to me...

So, here's what I planned for perfect vacation....it would be where I'd get to stay in my bed and read...read and read some more without having to step out until and unless absolutely necessary...that would be the first day....and then follow it up with a trip to beach...where I'll get to stay somewhere where I get to hear the sound of waves all day and night...and be able to take long walks along the beach, collect shells, read, lounge around and do nothing....and then, the next day, I would go exploring the small town close to the beach...looking at the stuff in shop windows and and smiling and nodding at the people as though I have known them forever....And the next day, go for walks again, and sit and look at the sea and the waves and just think, or dream and relax...In short, I want a vacation that's fun and relaxing. I don't think I'll be able to stop describing my Dream Vacation...so let me stop here and ask you what your dream vacation would be like....where would you want to go, and what would you want to do?

Waiting for the interesting answers...

Toodles

Me

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday Ponderings: One Word For You

Hello everyone, I'm back with one of my questions again, hoping that all of you are doing well and had a wonderful weekend. I had a kind of good-not-so-good weekend. The good bit was that I got to meet my cousin after a long long time and we had a fun time together. Nothing major, just chatting and laughing like idiots, reminiscing about the old times.But it was good nevertheless.

The not so good bit was that in spite of looking forward to watching Harry Potter since a long, looooong time, I didn't get to watch the movie thanks to a pair of faulty 3-D glasses handed over at the Cinema which made us irritated, and leave, in that order, after the first 5 minutes of the movie....not a nice feeling, friends, definitely not a nice feeling...

Moving on, the question for today is not something I came up with originally, but based on an article a friend of mine forwarded to me on Friday. Thanks Score Card Guy, life savior... 

So the topic of the article, here,  is to find that one word that defines you as a person. It looks deceivingly easy...yup, deceivingly, because how are you supposed to come up with one word which sums up who you are? 

Well...when I first read the article,the first word I came up with was "Curious" because I am famous for my curiosity, and sometimes, the trouble it's gotten me into.

And then, the words kept popping up, "Dreamer", "Committed", "Gypsy", "Book Worm"...all those words which got me confused about whom I am, really? But I guess I am going to stick with "Curious" because I think that word defines me and is a reminder of how curiosity fires me to absorb everything around me, to search, to look, to see, to hear, to learn....it's perhaps the curiosity about the adventure I will go on each day that helps me cast away the disappointments of past and look into the future, eyes all shiny and bright....

Ahem...I think I digress....so here's my question for the day....what's the one word which according to you, defines you?

All ears...

Me

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday Ponderings: What Would It Take?

Hello everyone...I hope the weekend was good and everyone is well on their way of recovering from Monday Blues...heck, I was so miserable I matched the office outfit to my mood...need any more hints about the color of the dress? Guess not....!

Okay...so this week, the pondering has moved from Sunday to Monday due to having a jam packed weekend...there were loads and loads of clothes to wash, dry and fold thanks to my recent trip back home, and then there were a few experiments to pull off...in the kitchen, coz no one in their right mind would call my episodes in kitchen cooking....and then there were a few errands to run...in a nutshell, it was a very productive, and therefore, very short a weekend.

Okay...I see that I am digressing from the topic here...so getting back to it...here's the question for this Sunday...errmmm....Monday to ponder on....

What would it take for you to lie about something?

Fairly simple...yeah? And my answer....here it comes....I would lie, and have lied, when I have felt that it would save someone from trouble. I would not be able to pull off a lie because even a two year old kid can make out from all the squirming and twitching that goes with my fabricated tales that I am making THAT one up...so no prizes for guessing how successful I am when it comes to fibbing.

But then, I do manage to tell a white lie or two just to protect someone I care for...if I felt that it would help them, or get them out of trouble, or maybe, save a friend or family member from getting upset, then I would go ahead with a half truth, or perhaps just leave a few truths untold.

So that's about me....I know it's a weird question which is why I am really looking forward to reading your answers...

All of you take care and have an amazing week...

Me

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sunday Ponderings: Where'd You Go?

Hello everyone, yet another weekend gone by, but thankfully a longer one this time, for a lot of us...This weekend, I decided to visit my parents in hometown and that is where I am right now. Hometown, for me is Kerala, God's Own Country...


So, that's where I am right now...And I am staying close to my maternal ancestral house...the feeling you get when you get back to your home is kind of inexplicable...For me, when I come back home, it's like I have set the inner child in me free...the nostalgia, the familiarity of being somewhere I grew up, a place I feel I  have left a little of myself, being at a place that has seen me grown up fills me up with a nice and warm feeling. 

So the question for this Sunday is this...which is your favorite childhood spot you keep visiting or you would like to visit....a place that reminds you of your childhood memories, the mischief, the laughter and the fun times. The place where you can be yourself because you know you are never going to be judged!

Waiting to hear from you...

Signing off,

Me