Monday, 8 December 2008

An Award and a Tag of 150!

After the shocking and sad turn of events in Mumbai, I have been off blogging, not to mention my laptop has crashed and I have a deadline looming!

I was just blog-hoping and realized that Sindhu just gave me this award. My first ever! And here I was cribbing to God, asking him what will it take to get me one (I was thinking of presenting him with under-the-table-dealings of 100 crates of HAW). Thanks sistah! You rock!

I had to follow these rules if I had to accept them!

Put the logo on your blog
Link the person who awarded it to you
Link the bloggers you are about to honour

And ones that are going to be honored are






I stumbled upon this tag from Chandni's blog. Its a fun list of 150 things you have done before you turned 30. I have mine marked out in bold. And I still have 5 more years to work on rest of the list. I tag Curious, Sindhu, TD, God, Vrij, Rags and Moai to do this list :)

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink

02. Swam with dolphins

03. Climbed a mountain (Okay.. only half.. does that count?)

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid

06. Held a tarantula

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone

08. Said “I love you” and meant it

09. Hugged a tree (When I was in school)

10. Bungee jumped

11. Visited Paris (It didn’t live up to my expectations :( )

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise (When I used to study for my exams!)

14. Seen the Northern Lights

15. Gone to a huge sports game

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables (When I was small, we had a kitchen garden in our home)

18. Touched an iceberg

19. Slept under the stars

20. Changed a baby’s diaper (Was scared of the wailing baby but still managed!)

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower

23. Gotten drunk on champagne

24. Given more than you can afford to charity

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (Happened when someone farted)

27. Had a food fight (We were happy and drunk and the rest is history :D)

28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a stranger

30. Had a snowball fight (On facebook!)

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb

33. Seen a total eclipse (On TV)

34. Ridden a roller coaster (A tame version in Appu Ghar)

35. Hit a home run

36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking (this – I am an expert at!)

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment (I do quite often)

39. Had two hard drives for your computer (Recently)

40. Visited all 50 states

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk (Again – very recently)

42. Had amazing friends (*Touchwood*)

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country (Just 5 days back!)

44. Watched whales

45. Stolen a sign

46. Backpacked in Europe (An experience which changed my life)

47. Taken a road-trip

48. Gone rock climbing

49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach

50. Gone sky diving

51. Visited Ireland

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them

54. Visited Japan

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your CDs

57. Pretended to be a superhero

58. Sung karaoke

59. Lounged around in bed all day (My favourite pastime)

60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving

62. Kissed in the rain

63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain (When I was younger)

65. Gone to a drive-in theatre

66. Visited the Great Wall of China

67. Started a business

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites (In India and Europe)

70. Taken a martial arts class (To scare away all the lecherous men in Blue line buses)

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight

72. Gotten married

73. Been in a movie (An ad film for a class assignment)

74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced

76. Gone without food for 5 days

77. Made cookies from scratch

78. Won first prize in a costume contest

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice

80. Gotten a tattoo (one of those stick on ones which we used to get with bubblegum)

81. Rafted the Snake River

82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”

83. Gotten flowers for no reason

84. Performed on stage (In school :) )

85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music

87. Eaten Shark

88. Kissed on the first date

89. Gone to Thailand

90. Bought a house

91. Been in a combat zone (When doing a story)

92. Buried one/both of your parents

93. Been on a cruise ship

94. Spoken more than one language fluently (Hindi and English)

95. Performed in Rocky Horror

96. Raised children

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

98. Passed out cold

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over (Am doing it right now!)

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open

103. Had plastic surgery

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived

105. Wrote articles for a large publication (as a journalist)

106. Lost over 100 pounds

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

108. Piloted an airplane

109. Touched a stingray

110. Broken someone’s heart (A couple of them along the way…)

111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a TV game show

113. Broken a bone

114. Gone on an African photo safari

115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

118. Ridden a horse (In Mussoorie and Shimla)

119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period (After I did my last assignment)

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States

124. Visited all 7 continents

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

126. Eaten kangaroo meat

127. Eaten sushi (Two weeks back)

128. Had your picture in the newspaper (only my name)

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school (I am doing it right now)

131. Parasailed

132. Touched a cockroach (in our bathroom - I had to kill the poor bastard *evil laugh*)

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes

134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read (Lots actually)

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

137. Skipped all your school reunions

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language (With a foreigner I had a crush on ;) )

139. Been elected to public office

140. Written your own computer language

141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream (Always do!)

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

143. Built your own PC from parts

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair

146. Dyed your hair (Red. Yes you read that right R-E-D but it wasn’t permanent colour and wouldn’t show on my black mane :( )

147. Been a DJ

148. Shaved your head

149. Caused a car accident (When I was learning to drive)

150. Saved someone’s life