To all you folks who know me, you know how much I ‘love’ (NOT) doing awards and talking about the inner me and sharing my deepest secrets. I am still going ahead, shocking myself, doing this award
The credit to wake me up from somnolence goes to (drumrolls, please) THE BOOKWORM DRINKETH Kindly check out the blog and give it some luv. I adore the tag line —give Tea to the Tillerman and Booze to the Bookworm. Thank you so much for nominating me.
As usual there are some rules
- Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog.
I may break some rules — I am tired of following rules, just saying!!
1) What are 5 words of phrases that make you laugh?
This will always be — briefed or debriefed by Jay…
The first one itself makes me laugh and smile so much that the rest don’t matter.
2) What are 5 ways to win your heart?
Honesty, being nice and kind to me, accepting me totally, letting me be me without trying to change me, treating me with respect(no swear words) seeing the beauty of my soul more than anything else, not cringing when I laugh out or talk loudly….
they all come in accepting but people forget that, have to be reminded…
Guys, LOL does mean laugh out loud, not laugh out lady-like….
3) What is something you’ve always thought “…. What if?” about?
Too many what ifs in life.. What if my childhood didn’t have dark days? What if the doctor had not botched up the surgery? What if I had met the right man at the right time?
And the list goes on….but they are just daydreams, meant to be rested on for a few seconds, not pondered upon. Life is today and now!!
4) What are 5 of you pet peeves?
No kindness shown by most people (all the kind ones are my friends on WordPress), no empathy amongst people, the elderly are not treated with respect and love, people on WordPress asking me to follow their blog in the comments section without commenting on my writing, dishonest people, liars, men who hurt women….
I don’t have more space to go on, I have to answer the rest of the questions.
5) If you could trade lives with anyone for one day, who would it be, and why?
I don’t want to trade life with a specific someone, but I would like to be a mother for a day, to know the intense unconditional love for my child and to see love in my child’s eyes, but I know it would be too heartbreaking because the day after that, when I am me, would be one of the worst days of my life… So I am still on the fence with that…
Still, one day of my child calling me ‘ma’…
6) What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
I am not a foodie, so I hardly venture. But I would say jackfruit, it is a fruit from Southern India and I find it tasteless like mud, not that I have eaten mud… Hmmm!! (eating mud is a syndrome known as pica as far I remember)
7) What is your favourite joke?
Don’t send me jokes on chat platforms, yet people laugh when I say that and send me stupid jokes… Why o why? And that was a joke…. Somebody laughed in that… Definitely not me!!
8) Where would you go if you were invisible?
Being visible, I haven’t gone anywhere, not sure if I would go anywhere invisible.
9) What is one thing you own that you wish you didn’t?
My Acer laptop, I am always praying that it switches on. I wish I had invested in a better one.. Ah well!!
10) What is a weird habit that you have?
I have weird logic which seem logical to me but the others say that it is illogical so though it is logically illogical, I think since there is a hidden logic so it must be illogically logical!! Makes sense??
11) What is the longest word you know? Supercaliflagilisticespialidocious from the movie Mary Poppins.
- What do you do in real life? And do you love what you do?
- What is your favorite song and why is it your favorite ?
- What is your favorite destination for a holiday and why?
- Which do you prefer the real world or the blogging world and why?
- If you can change one event from your past, what would it be? You don’t have to reveal your dark secret, it can be a funny or embarrassing moment too.
- Do you remember one moment of your life where life changed dramatically for you, what was it? Again this is not a trigger question, but a memory of happiness
- Which part of the world do you stay and what do you like and dislike about that place? 1 each will do
- So you believe in astrology? Do you read the forecast? If you do, has that forecast ever come true?
- What is your favorite drink? One alcoholic, one non
- What is your favorite color and why?
- Do you believe in love at first sight or attraction at first sight?
- What is the most frequently used word in your conversation? It can be a swear word
Whew!! I am done… At last… The happy dance 💃💃💃
Finally, I did an award
Loved to have read answers about you and know you a little more.
Thank you so much for nominating me here, I will definitely post the answers as soon as I can.
Take your time. Do it if you want to. Just send me a link when you do
Oh, and congratulations, too!
Haha… My one and only award for the 2018. I plan to escape and hide from the others
Run as fast as the wind.
I prefer hiding.. running is too strenuous😉😉
Congratulations Shalini,it is good to know you better 🙂
Hi Ben, my first and last award hopefully for this year… I don’t like answering questions 😂😉🙈
THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE NOMINATION, SHALINI!!😀😁😄 I’d love to answer your questions, they sound really interesting 😊
And – congrats yourself for the award! You REALLY deserve it, the amazing blogger you are😀
Loved reading your answers!
Aaah thank you so much… I hate answering questions in real life too. My family gets fed up asking me anything because I don’t answer
I’m that sort of person, too😊 And because of this, most people think I’m ride or standoffish (read: most of my classmates) . . . But they just don’t get I’m an introvert 😃
Huhhh introverted… Girl I did not get that…. You are fun and outgoing absolutely a charm
Hey, a quick question: are you south Indian?? ‘Cause I’m south Indian, too (specifically tamilian😀).
Babes I am a tamilian brahmin iyer hehehe
The coincidence! 😱😄
I thought you to be kannad
Na, it’s tambram, though neither dad or I speak Tamil😀
Me too. I speak tamil but dad doesn’t
Thank you, Pantho. My lone award for the year… I hope I can escape the rest… 😉😉
Hahaha….You know I use the awards for people to get me know more…And I think it works also😂😂
Aaah the key point is you want people to know you 😉😉 I don’t I don’t like answering questions
Yeah can be distutbing sometimes😅😅
Anyways congratulations 😉😉
Anyways, thank you 😉😉
Congratulations Shalini! Enjoyed reading your answers, as always honest and from the heart, even the illogically logical hidden logic that had me smiling! Its so nice to get to know a little more about you!
Hey girl, lovely to hear from you… I am that way.. No idea why. Family has given up trying to understand my logic and some friends too😉😉
Love the way you write and the way you take readers thru a variety of emotions as in this post. Have you thought of writing a book?
I tried once, I sat blankly looking at the computer till it went off to sleep,without me writing a single word.. Hahaha howzzat 😂😂
Well then, methinks all in good time!
I love the way ‘methinks’😘😘💗💗
WooHoo! From the corner of the room, I debrief you with my gratitude for the mention. xoxo
Haha so cute… I love the way you have written then. No wonder I am your fangirl 💗💗
and that was only with 1/3 of a cup of coffee.
Oh man… No wonder you are a genius writer. With 3 cups of coffee I am still blehhh 😵😵
perhaps you need a different beverage to help
Maybe some brains can’t reach the genius level😉😉
mine would be on that non-reached list
Huhh?? Sir, you are a published author, blogger man extraordinaire…
Me and my computer have a very weird relationship.. I look at it blank when I go to write something, it waits for ten minutes and then goes to sleep. Then I go to sleep. Whereas you write even when you are sleeping… Hehehe
you are quite funny at this moment. we’ll agree to call it even. 🙂
I reluctantly agree because I know you have other stuff to do, and that coffee to finish 😉
yes, some novel needs to be written/edited. wanna handle that for me?
Well, why not?? I am always there for you..
🙂 so true!
Written??? Didn’t I just tell you about my strange relationship with the computer??
umm…. maybe the messages were out of order! LOL
Anytime thinking of full Monty let me know😉😉
I need to make friends with the gym again before THAT could ever happen.
Haha I need to get off my couch to go running as fast as the wind
Ha ha! I understand not wanting to answer questions! But, I’m glad I was the one to coerce you out! LOL! (It really DOES mean laugh out loud!!) Wonderful answers!! (by the way, I am also illogically logical.. So, I understand completely)
Hey I am glad you liked the answers. I have no idea what part of your writing touched me, but something did. So kudos to you.
Your questions also triggered my brain made me feel stuff, answers came automatically… Something about you, girl, something about you.
Well, I am glad you liked them
Thanks for the nomination
You are totally welcome. Hehehe hard work. Let me know if you need any help. Will be glad to help you
Your answers were pretty …. Ah what do I call…. Serious… And real. I can’t be so honest. I have seen others also answering for the award but your answers were a kind of bold.
Vijay… I have asked very simple questions. Nothing deep.. Just good parts of your life.
I have lived many years on this earth and I have seen life very closely, so my answers are the same way.
At the end of the post are my questions… They are simple focusing on the good in life
OK will definitely answer them shalini. What are you reading now…
A fantasy novel
Cool have fun.
got nominated by another follower for sunshine award.
I know I saw… Hehe good luck 22 questions to answer
You saw I did not, she told me to answer the question. That was when I came to I was nominated. She is avani , she is in WordPress in Jan and all ready Has 200followers great na
I don’t know all that.. WordPress is about expression and bonding with people
Those answers were great 😀
Thank you so much… The questions were great to trigger such answers
Hi there, I loved this. I found out a lot about you. Thank you so much for my nomination… ☺️
Thank you so much.. I have revealed too much, haven’t I?
No you haven’t… Well it’s up to you. But I now know more about you and how you tick.
What’s wrong with that? ☺️
Hahaha… I tick beep beep like the road runner.. Ideally the textbooks say it is lub-dub the beats of the heart
I liked the road runner… Are you as quick as him?
Yp, maybe, not in reality but figuratively… Yes
I’m sure sure what that means lol
You asked me if I am quick like a road runner – so literally I can’t run like him. But figuratively I am quick. I like to think that I am
So it’s all in your mind? 😉
,yp I suppose so
That’s kinda cool actually…
Thank you 😊
What have you been up to today?
Nothing much… Just a routine normal day
Congratulations, Shalini! Thank you for following StarWords India.
Thank you so much
Congrats on your reward Happy Weekend
Thank you. Happy weekend to you too
Wonderful ,congrats dear
Thank you so much…
Thank you, Kurian.
Congrats Shalini, How r u
Thank you. I am good
hey good evening
Hey, Vijay… I just received your message. There was some problem with the internet and WP. Good morning
Good morning . No problem.
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Thank you Michael
Congratulations again, Shalini! Thank you for the answers. Good to know. LOL
Whats about Acer laptops? LOL (In know, i crashed three such laptops during the last year. But i have to confess, the most time i am working with *.nix-systems (Ubuntu …), and they are like poison for the harddisks Acer uses) Michael
I have to buy a new one, mine doesn’t switch on sometimes
Hello, Shalini! Oh, but this is not only a problem of Acer laptops. 😉 Wish you good luck to find a good one. Michael
Oh… Now I have to do research and save money to buy…. Long process
Thank you for the nomination; will try to complete
Oh Shalini, I visited your blog today for two reasons. Firstly, I missed reading you. I haven’t been blogging very much lately as I am pretty busy at work and at home. But I truly think of you often. Sometimes I read something and I find myself thinking Hey, that’s something Shalini would say! My second reason was to get the link to your blog because… Well, I was going to nominate you for a special award! (coming this week) Don’t worry, I know you are like me and don’t like doing this kind of tag (it’s the personal questions that are torturing me ;)), but this award has no question to answer… Anyway, there is no obligation to take part. Just wanted to let you know that I am honoured to be nominated by you. I still have another one that I should do if my memory is right… Be patient with me my friend. 😉
Dominique, you are a darling. I believe that blogging should be done when free. Real life is far more important. You are always on my mind. I realized that you might be busy as I hardly saw you in the blogging world.
Awards are time consuming to do. So I totally understand, and they also have too many personal questions, so I understand.
I am honored and so pleased that you think of me. Nominate me, I will do the tag when I am okay.
Thank you for your understanding and your friendship. Speak to you soon. Have lots of sleep and take good care of yourself in order to recover quickly.
I am better already Dominique. What magic did you do on me
I am happy to hear you are better. You’re a healthy woman so you recover fast.
Hahaha I hope so… Your magic and good vibes worked
Down with the flu, on a lot of medications
Hope you will get better soon. Take care my WP friend. Big hug.
Aww how sweet. Thank you. Better today
Love your answers! I’m sorry I didn’t read this sooner. I wish I could participate but I’m so behind in my reading and reviewing it’s pathetic. 😔
That’s fine. I understand. Enjoy reading and your life. Blogging is not important and neither are the awards
Thank you so much