Jun 16, 2008

The Expansionist Meme

Tagged by Poonam for this meme last week.
Well, some of the answers here are going to spoil the fun of this meme, but for crying out loud, that’s the fact !

Please thoughtfully consider the following, and choose one item for each of the categories below. (Be sure to describe your reasons for choosing)

One religious work from a non-familiar tradition you’ll read:
I do not believe in any particular religion and I read books once in a ‘brown’ moon (ya, that’s how bad I am with books). I wont call myself an atheist but I am against idol/human god worship. I do believe in a power that controls, drives or governs this universe; and people call it by different names. Its like the human mind; one cannot see it, but none can deny its existence. But I would love to read a book (if at all it exixts) on the similarities between the different religious beliefs. (Infact, a year back, I was hooked up with this book on greek mythology and I found a lot of similarities between the Indian myths and theirs. Not that there is a mention about this anywhere in the book, but somehow I felt so.)

One music video–that you like–from your “least likely to listen to’ genre:
I simply hate rock songs and I’ve hardly listened to any of them. I don’t find music in them, but do find a lot of noise. Among the few ones that I have heard, and the one that comes immediately to my small brain is Bon Jovis’ Its my Life; and then again, its because of the video.

A book from a genre you almost never read, that you have read, or you will read (promise!):
Not again ! Already mentioned in question 1. But there was an ‘era’ (till my 11th) when I used to take books even to the toilet to finish it. And when I say books, I mean, those hardy boys and nancy drews till my early teens and books like Lost World and X-Files later on. I still wonder how I lost this habit of mine and have tried nurturing it later on. It didn’t work out. Well, I don’t miss out an opportunity to read a comic or squeeze a magazine (not those film ones!). Nevertheless, I had taken a mid (new )year resolution to start reading and I am going to start with those reasonably smaller books lying at my place. Huge books would definitely be a turn off now. I have never broken my resolutions/vows and I will make sure after this meme, I will keep up to it.

Somewhere you’d never thought to go on holiday/vacation, and why it might be fun to go there?
Europe. I have always been fascinated by the lanscapes and castles in europe.

A specific food you’ve never tried, but will because of this meme, honest!:
This was the toughest question of the lot since I am not a foodie at all. Hmm…I have heard both positive and negative comments on Sushi and hadnt tried them yet. Now I will :)

A sport or game you really hate, or haven’t tried yet, but are willing to give one more go:
I am yet to figure out why I do not have an inclination towards any kind of sport. I have played cricket and football (only as a goalie because of my childhood size); but that was only during my schooldays. I would love to start playing badminton once I get a partner and a convenient spot; just to keep myself fit.

A style of dance you probably won’t try (we won’t make you promise on this one):
I am not going to try any of them in the near future. I have been tearing a lot of ligaments these days (three ligament tears in less than a year, can u imagine?)

A career job you don’t feel you’re suited for, and why:
A software engineer. I had to do a lot of coding for this blog myself ,with a lot of tips available over the net and Man, they are tough and equally taxing. No wonder, those guys look like zoimbies when they are at work (forgive me, brother, for this!)

An item that’s “thinking out of the box’ for this meme that hadn’t been included:
What would you like to be in your next birth(no ‘human being’ answers) ?

If’s there’s one thing in life you wanted to do, and will do because of this meme, what will it be?
I had an idea of getting a tattoo done but wasn’t sure about it. Now “Because of this meme”, I will be doing it pretty soon. God(oops!) bless me :)


Reets said...

Hi Vimmuuu
This aricle was a perfect fit under" Will write whatever I like". It was a sneak preview for the blog readers to get to know what kind of a person u are!

Poonam Sharma said...

It happened to me too, after reading books profusely at school, I stopped altogether. But now I am back to it like Red Bull. I finish a book in 2 days, I read while traveling. so give it time and will, you will be back to reading in no time.

THere is this fun site where you can find out what you will be in your reincarnation, mine answer was hippopotamus. :)


And how did ya manage to have three ligament tear in a year??

vimmuuu said...

@ reets :
Did it actually reveal my personality? hehehe... the tattoo thing is completely not me and such things dont suit my "personality"...but im doing it for fun. Being normal is boring!

@ poonam:
Oh god, that reincarnation thing was scray.I would be a leech it seems!!!

and those ligament tears, loooong story :) the first one was in Sep last year when I was working out,the second one in Dec while I was supposedly dancing for one of our company get togethers and the third one, this april, sort of a stupid 'accident' !

btw, "because of the meme", I have started my first book. Dont ask me wht it was. Its quite embarassing to start off with such a cheesy book. But I loved it!