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February 8, 2007

5 things the world doesnt know about me!

Filed under: General, Meme — Hema @ 11:52 am

was tagged by Coffee of My Khazana. Thanks coffee!

1. Let me start with something my blogger friends don’t know about me. I am an Environmental engineer approaching the big 3-0. Yeah, that feels old. Crossing 25 did’nt feel that bad. From, a career oriented graduate in search of a challenging job 5 years back, I have now transformed into a wife and a mom, whose priorities have changed for good. I still work and sure I love my job, but more so because it is not challenging and allows me to spare the time I need for my family.

2. I hate football. Yes! I cant stand the game and can’t get myself to watch it. Americans give me wierd looks and/or are offended when I tell them this and I can very well understand their sentiments. Football to Americans, is like cricket to Indians.  It runs in their blood! I would hate it if anyone speaks ill of cricket. Sadly though, I just find the game too rough for my likings. I am sure a lot of you may be shaking your head in disgust right now, but if it makes you feel any better – I hate rugby too 😀

3. I have rotten molars. Yeah,  I never brushed ‘twice a day’ as a kid, how much ever my mother begged and pleaded and then my teeth bore the brunt of eating all those chocolates  at bedtime. 2 root canals and 4 fillings at age 15! The good part is,  I can now show my daughter what could happen to her teeth if she didn’t take care of them well.

4. I love gazing at stars on a clear night. I feel, there is nothing more breathtaking than the beauty of the black sky sprinkled with glittering stars. Oh! how I miss our terrace back home.

5. I hate snakes and I hate driving at night. What’s the connection? I often have this thought – What do I do,  if I find a snake in my car while driving on a freeway at night? It gives me the creeps. Dont laugh now, give me a solution to the problem! I have not been able to come up with one yet. Keep in mind, I will not be in my right senses at that time.

Now, that was fun. Not sure who has already been tagged and who hasn’t. So, here are a few names I picked just because I see they do not have anything written up yet. Play it if you want to, Prema, Priya, Mythili, Archana and Archana!



  1. Hmm..let me see. Left the job to do a harder job as a mom,who has a bad teeth,who is afraid of snakes and driving at night,loves gazing at the stars,hates Football and WHAT??!!!!!!!!!!
    30 is old??? Woman, life after 60 is old but fun bcos we are free to fly anywhere in the world without kiddies bothering you and we got pots of money saved up to spend!!!;D

    Keep looking up and away infront of you while driving at night.

    Btw,did you read mine?HeHe!!

    Comment by asha — February 8, 2007 @ 2:01 pm

  2. hi hema
    fun reading ur meme..
    good example for ur kid to brush his/her teeth:-D
    when driving in the nights keep some good soft music in the car and just look at the road..thats it..u won’t get any other things into ur mind..hope it will help u..all the best..”-)

    Comment by swapna — February 8, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

  3. @Asha,
    Haven’t left the job yet. Still work, but only because I have good flexibility with my schedule and a good boss. Passing any age divisible by 5 is a milestone. I’m sure I’d think 30 was better when I get to 35. Yup. Read yours and left a comment too.

    Thanks for the tip! will work on it. BTW, your link doesn’t work.

    Comment by Hema — February 8, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

  4. Ha Ha Ha, we have many things in common. A chill just went up my spine thinking about those five things to reveal, thank you for tagging me Hema

    Comment by Archana — February 8, 2007 @ 6:57 pm

  5. I love stargazing too! When I was in college I took an astronomy class and we spent two nights a week at the observatory looking at the stars. Gosh, I haven’t thought about that class in ages but now that I remember, I miss it. 🙂

    Comment by Ari (Baking and Books) — February 8, 2007 @ 9:59 pm

  6. Hi Hema,
    Age factor is immaterial as long as you are young at heart.Your fear for snakes is justified. I have the same fear or you can say similar to yours.
    All I do is say a short prayer to God before driving.It does keep my mind at peace.
    Thanx for tagging me:)I will come up with my meme shortly:)

    Comment by archana — February 9, 2007 @ 12:56 am

  7. STAR GAZING!!!!! Ahhh!!!!! I can do that everynight!!!! And then sleep through the day 😉 😛

    I am sure you are an amazing mom, wonderful wife and an efficient employee 🙂 Your attitude says it all 🙂

    Snake and driving!!! Hmmm…. I love driving, but never thought of the situation you mentioned about…. GULP!!!! I will be equally scared as you are. 🙂

    Comment by Coffee — February 9, 2007 @ 2:32 am

  8. Now That I know you better I feel we have a lot in common. When I graduated I too could never imagine that I would leave a better job and settle for something that is not challenging and stress free 🙂
    But have seen some of my colleagues and friends do that so it’s ok I guess

    Also American football how I hate it. I like football as in soccer, but have never watched AM football

    Comment by sandeepa — February 9, 2007 @ 12:08 pm

  9. So good to know about you Hema! Nicely written 5 things MEME.

    Cheers, Nidhi.

    Comment by Nidhi — February 9, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

  10. Nice post. Love star gazing myself. Best is when you see one go shooting by.


    Comment by digger — February 9, 2007 @ 4:00 pm

  11. Hi Hema,
    Good meme. Hey me too. i have 3 rotten tooth and I always tell my daughter to brush twice or would end up like me… all from experiences right!!!
    Thanks for tagging me and I would play it shortly.

    Comment by prema — February 9, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

  12. Hey Hema,

    Awesome site. I’d like to link my site to yours…was wondering if you can link me as well?

    Can’t wait for more of your recipes!
    Kanchana’s Kitchen

    Comment by Kanchana — February 9, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

  13. I also dont like snakes. and now you have given a weird idea in my mind also :-))

    Comment by Sushma — February 9, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

  14. Oooh, fellow football hater! I hate it too 🙂 Luckily in Canada it’s not as big a deal… Cause people are obsessed with hockey here.

    Comment by vasilisa — February 10, 2007 @ 8:49 am

  15. environmental engg????? wohooo…
    oh… i thought i am the only one who hates football;) i should make my hubby read this:)

    Comment by sia — February 11, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

  16. Maybe start conversation by:

    “Whoa, almost didn’t see you slip into the seat there..” 😛

    Comment by saapatu raman — March 11, 2007 @ 10:16 am

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