My friend, Shantala, tagged me in what seems like a fun tag, Anything but books. As the name suggests, one can’t name anything related to books or books in any answer and that I can imagine can be challenging and fun. So, I bit the bait. Now, I know that most of you who have been reading my blog know all that I would like to share about me. Let’s see if this tag will throw up something interesting and not known:
Name a cartoon(s) that you love.
I am more of a superhero loving person than a cartoon loving one. Yeah, alright! No need to smirk. My current favourite is Wonder Woman. But, if I had to name a cartoon, it would have to be Asterix. I love Asterix comics. They are so witty and wonderful. Asterix, Obelix and all the characters are my absolute favourites.
What is your favorite song/s right now?
The Shape of You by Ed Sheeran is my current favourite. I know, cheesy but come on, I have a teen and a tween at home. 😉 My all-time favourites continue to be old Hindi film melodies.
What could you do for hours (that isn’t reading)?
There are couple of activities: listening to music and watching my favourite tele series. As a matter of fact, there is a radio station that my husband plays in the morning that plays only old Hindi melodies, really fantastic playlist, that keeps playing for hours at home. And, of course, I have binge watched many tele series, mostly American TV dramas. My favourite genre is crime thrillers. I have binge watched Law and Order, Dexter, Homeland and many more.
What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?
I guess that would have to be that I don’t enjoy daily cooking. For some strange reason, most people think that just because I enjoy cooking or cook daily that I must be spending all the time in the kitchen cooking. It cannot be further from the truth. I always look to cook smart, spending as little time in the kitchen as possible. But yes, I have a passion for good food and love trying various dishes at home.
What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about (this can do with books, I guess)?
I am a learner for life. I read a lot on health, nutrition, fitness, food. I also constantly update my knowledge of social media, SEO, digital marketing, blogging etc. which are important in my line of work. Everything new that I work on involves a lot of learning. Like recently I started my Youtube channel after doing some online courses on basic video making. I am constantly learning to take better photographs.
What is something unusual you know how to do?
Hmmm This is a really tough one. I guess I can bend by thumb backwards and also bend my fingers at a funny angle. J
Name something you’ve made in the last year (and show us, if you can).
Simple. My Food YouTube Channel. These are the videos I have made after many hiccups, and there is still a pretty long way to go.
What is your most recent personal project?
My recent personal project is on worrying less and also on regularity in fitness. Glad to say that work on both counts is going well.
Tell us something you think about often (maybe while staring out of windows).
I think about a lot of things. Really! I find that any spare time I have, I just drown into thoughts. Most of it is about the kids and family.
Give us something that’s your favorite, but make it something oddly specific, not like your favorite food, but like your favorite food when you’ve been studying for hours and forgot to eat. Or, you know, something like that.
My favourite colour is blue but a couple of current favourites these days are teal and wine. I have also discovered that I only like brewed coffee now. Freshly brewed coffee is an indulgence of mine. Of late, I have been experimenting with the lipstick colours that I wear and am loving the fresh burst of colour that they bring to my look. I recently bought a dress after ages, after college I think. Need to wear these more as well.
So, that’s about it from me. I would love to hear more about you as well. If you have not taken up this tag till now, please do.
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