7 1/2 Things you probably don’t know about me for sure..

1. I don’t get a daily newspaper. I’m sadly out of touch with the real world except for my hour at the gym where I watch the “Alert” headlines on a 24X7 News channel. And we all know how perfectly useless those are.

2. I don’t get sleazy jokes in Hindi. I usually just nod along or pretend to be deep in conversation with someone else, but I just don’t ‘get’ them. I don’t know the words, I don’t get the context, and when you don’t bother to explain colloquialisms, its very difficult for a non-native speaker to understand.

3. I have stage fright. Ever since I was a eighth grade when I was handed a mike for the first time and it felt like it weighed a ton, I’ve been scared of being on stage. Scared of, I think, being the school joke for the next year.

4. I actually like some boyband songs. Some. Very Very Few. And NOT NSync.

5. I once spent five months living with my clothes in suitcases and my parents room because my cupboards were full of books.

6. I hate strawberries in all forms except fresh strawberries. I hate milkshakes, jam, preserves and shortcake. I love fresh strawberries. And I think its criminal to bury them in cream.

7. I cannot tell impasto from impressionism without google.com. I can however tell Pepsi from Coke. And I don’t particularly enjoy Shakespeare. I also occasionally end sentences with prepositions. Not the biggest crime I can think of.

7.5. I have been awake for less than eleven hours in a highly unproductive day. This post is a desperate attempt to keep this blog from dying. I’ve rarely stuck to anything for this long. Ask my guitar instructor!

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  • “I don’t get sleazy jokes in Hindi. I usually just nod along or pretend to be deep in conversation with someone else, but I just don’t ‘get’ them. I don’t know the words, I don’t get the context, and when you don’t bother to explain colloquialisms, its very difficult for a non-native speaker to understand “

    Do you get normal jokes in Hindi ? πŸ™‚

    “I also occasionally end sentences with prepositions. Not the biggest crime I can think of. “

    Nice but what is this for ? πŸ™‚

    “7.5. I have been awake for less than eleven hours in a highly unproductive day. This post is a desperate attempt to keep this blog from dying. I’ve rarely stuck to anything for this long. Ask my guitar instructor! “

    2nd year is the best time to do it. It is all downhill from here πŸ™

  • Anon, Ah, I cannot explain the mysteries of BSB’s appeal. You either get it, or you don’t πŸ™‚ Now DJ Play my song!

    Noodles, I’ll take your word on the downhillness. πŸ˜› And ask Flippy about the prepositions. Its an obsession with her.

    Also, ARE there any normal jokes in Hindi?

  • me, I wish I could play something more than three chords of “Hotel California”.

    And soumya, πŸ˜› I hate strawberries with cream. Very wimbeldoney.

  • Suze q,

    Im happy that you blog as often as you can. the real trouble with MBA grads is that the three letters also comes with the new found sense of self importance, pomposity and arrogance. One such example would be our college mate Aravind Chandrasekhar, who thinks that by working for an investment bank, no mean feat by itself i have to accept, he has suddenly joined the pantheon of legendary investment gurus like buffet and co. What a dick he is? Could you tell that brown nosing punk that his head has become as fat as his arse.Btw you arent in his category!!

    Your College friend

  • Anonymous, Sad isn’t it – how one can claim to be college mates with someone and dear friends and yet be able to spell neither one’s own name or Arvind’s πŸ™‚

    One misspelling I would have forgiven, Two is too much.

  • You can ask for the no-cream option at Wimbledon, you know .. they don’t approve, but they won’t say no.

    And you can tell Pepsi from Coke? You have no idea how far and wide one has searched to find someone who can. So .. how do you do it?

  • STAGE FRIGHT!
    Me too….but from looks of the plays and dances ur performing in…doesnt look like u have a serious problem!

    by the way…ur done with ur internship @ merryl lynch(dont mind the spelling!)

  • Gowri, Yep – done with internship months ago. Done with one term of B-School also after that.. Well, technically 3 days and 4 exams left – but almost done..

  • “I love fresh strawberries. And I think its criminal to bury them in cream.”

    Aaaay-MEN! Thank you! And this is one combination that has gained creedence simply because of those old geezers at Wimbledon! And because its Wimbledon you’re not even supposed to criticize it, people look at you funny if you do!

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