Friday, July 9, 2010

A Versatile Tag

Ambiguous Geek at gave me this award. Apparently I am very versatile as the award says.

Having said that, awards/tags in blogosphere in general come with stringent conditions to promote narcissism, which if not followed might lead to one being expelled from the blogosphere. It is the blogosphere way of forwarding messages that say pass this on to 15 people or very bad luck may fall on you. This award comes with a condition that you must mention 7 random things about yourself and also pass this on to 15 other versatile bloggers.I have already done the 7 tag here and I don't want to reveal the narcissistic contents of I, me, myself once again.

Now for the tag, Varsh at Food for thought, tagged me with an interesting tag called 'My Sins against Gender-Stereotypes' wherein you are to list 10 or more things you have ever wanted or done which your gender is not supposed to and tag atleast twelve blogging friends to do the same. You have to be truthful as far as possible and as far as Blogosphere goes, Et fictum fit factum (True Lies?)

1. I read the entire Twilight series and that if anything constitutes as a sin against gender stereotype, a sin against literature rather. Reading New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn is what one would call an ordeal. btw check out my post on twilight here.

2. I am a big fan of female fronted metal/ symphonic metal and almost nobody I know of (in person that is) ever heard of or listen to the bands I listen to.(Epica, NW, WT, LC fans anybody?)

3. I am the most creative when I procrastinate. Btw Stephenie Meyer said that and we all know how creative the Twilight series turned out to be. Time is just a concept and always the first thing to fail, no wonder I procrasinate, for the uninitiated, there is a course called Procrastination 101 here.

4.I am an expert chef. In fact I plan to publish a book called ' Chow-a-ton: My failed attempts at making instant noodles'

5.I am flimsy with things involving a lot of dexterity. I am flimsy with stuff in general.

6. I am really scared of spiders, eight legged freaks meant to scare people.

7. I love day dreaming. 

8. I watched over 25 chick flicks over the last three years (excluding bollywood where overly cliched chick flicks are the preffered genre) However it is only a small percentage of the total number of movies I watched over the last three years (250 and still counting, how is that for waste of time), now you guys know how I procrastinate.

9. I hate oranges and synthetic Orange juice duplicates  and the fact is I hated orange juice even when I was a child. I know this doesn't count as a sin against gender stereotypes, more of a sin against humanity, I guess. As they say, Old loves, they die hard .

10.I suck at making lists which ask for people's strengths or weaknesses

Of all my sins against gender stereotypes, the one that strikes me as the worst is making this list of sins against gender stereotypes. 

And now the award as well as the tag of my crimes against gender stereotypes goes to:
2. g2 at gtoosphere
3. Journomuse at Wordy Sketches
4. Judy Balan at I bullshit because I can 
5. Nish at loosely a loser
6. Nalini Hebbar at Open Mind
7.Purba at A-musing
8.Sweta at the dissapearing caravan
10. Tiffany at stylish chatterboxing
11. Kate at Beat up Boots
12. Kris at Because or Why Not
13. Andrew at What about free will
14. Deepti Richa at Laaf at life

And thanks Varsh for the tag and A. geek for the award. Consider yourself tagged and/or awarded
P.S The unedited version of the versatile blogger award is here. The image edit was just a futile attempt at image manipulation.

P.P.S Due respects to Epica and their album The Divine Conspiracy, and the Nightwish album Once where I took most of the one liners for the posts and the latin.


  1. The Tag gag..LOL

    The award goes to you for championing the cause of chick flicks.And Instant noodles? how difficult can it be! Looking forward to your Chow-a-top.Hopefully it doesn't come with a free tasting :))

    And thank you, feels like an Oscar.

  2. Woah, that's a hard tag! Hm.
    Nicely done, though.
    I like the tinge of sarcasm that accompanies the line 'sins against gender stereotypes'. :)

  3. Hmmm...Analyst..breaking the gender stereotypes eh?? :) interesting..damn the tag worries me now..i need to get skeletons tumbling, eh? :)come by sometime later to see what you got me to reveal..

  4. @Purba Thanks for being regular here, and about instant noodles, I just exaggerated a few failed endeavors of making maggi, which pretty much is the only thing I know to cook

    @Epitahforaheart: yep a pretty hard tag, and thanks for the visit.

    @Journomuse : The tag worried me a lot, and I didn't have anything else to write, so this is a lame attempt of avoiding the writer's block. I hope someone drops a suggestion or something in the new widget that claims to prevent the writer's block...

  5. OOh. I listened to Nightwish for a while. I did like them. Sometimes I rebrowse through their music again. I'm kind of the type where I listen to new music for a repetitive period, and then I revert back to the stuff that I've loved for years.

    You're welcome for the award. I poured my heart and tears into it just for you. Maybe.

    And my apologies about nothing to appease the male's on this week's tasty tuesday. I actually nearly forgot about the post, rushed to finish it, and decided I was too lazy to finish it. So, I promise next week will be entirely dedicated to the guys. I'm also welcome to suggestions of who you would like to see. =)

  6. This tagging thing seems like a queer game you play with fellow bloggers. Anyway, Four my friend, don't you know you aren't supposed to reveal certain things in public? Not even if you are duty-bound to honour the fellow who tagged you? Like reading the Twilight series. And liking the colour pink. Oh, the horror. The rest are still bearable.

    I am most honoured to know I am tag-worthy as well, but will it distress your good self greatly if I ignore this baffling request from your side to help kill the rather comfortable and widely accepted notions of mankind that you chastise here in the name of gender-stereotyping?

  7. Oh, cool. How people manage to make award posts interesting is beyond me! I'm gonna go discover some of your other tags :)

  8. @A. geek: thanks for the visit, nice to know a fellow NW fan

    @Arun: Nice comment, the second para almost transported me back to Holmes' time

    @Kris: thanks for dropping by, good to know that you find my blog interesting

  9. Thanks...but the tag!?...gosh! goosebumps!...NOT VERY GOOD WITH TRUTHS, always on the wrong side of almost everything!...including girlyness!

  10. thank you so much for the award and the tag! i am so sorry but i will not be able to send this to people and to all the stuff required because my laptop charger failed me and now i'm working on one that takes half an hour to actually open the post a comment page! but as soon as i get my new charger i will be the good fellow blogger i was before!
    thanks again!!!

  11. Spider! On your left side. :p

    Interesting post! Enjoyed reading it. :)

  12. @Chandrika thanks for scaring me

    @Nalini Hebbar, tiffany thanks for dropping by

  13. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.