Sunday, November 06, 2005

Tagged by Fate....

Uh, I’ve been tagged. Apparently, this means I have to think of twenty things about myself and write them down. In this I agree with Carol aka Weary Hag, one of the finest bloggers around, that this tagging thing doesn’t exactly make my adrenal gland work overtime. I mean, jeez, twenty things. And I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t like to talk about himself. You know, the shy ones who lurk in corners at parties, or worse, never go to one. Alright, that’s a load of crap. I can’t stop talking about myself to save my life.

Anyway, thanks for thinking of me, Manjari. Read further only if you happen to have sado-masochistic tendencies. Here goes:

1.) I try my best not to go to parties.

2.) And when I do go, I lurk in corners or hide behind trees.

3.) Damn, this is difficult.

4.) In fact, I’d say it calls for powers of the occult.

5.) I like people with a sense of humour.

6.) But I’d like them more if they had money power.

7.) I don’t like people who lose their temper.

8.) I mean, later, how will they ever change a diaper?

9.) I have a major passion for movies.

10.) I'm absent-minded; I keep losing my keys.

11.) By the way, I happen to be a vegetarian.

12.) Ergo, I’ll live to be an octogenarian ;).

13.) I’m also an agnostic.

14.) And I'm into all things robotic.

15.) I really admire the great heroes of fiction.

16.) I only hope I have their strength and conviction.

17.) I think Gautama Buddha was a really cool guy.

18.) I hope the iPod will be my next major buy.

19.) I have only begun to appreciate the greatness of Gandhi.

20.) Especially the fact that he never went into Jal Samadhi ;).

Wait! There’s more! For those of you who have actually read until here, here’s something that MAY ease the pain:

The Quest for Stimulation

The fire is lit,
And my arse is burning.
The photocopies are laid out,
And books have been dusted.
But wait! What is this I hear?
The coffee shop is open!
The pages are marked,
And pens are put down.
We embark on our journey,
The Quest for Stimulation.
Braving the bovine menace,
And the drizzle from the skies,
The Fellowship of Caffeine soldiers on,
From yon Lapis, to the wastes of Pearl.

P.S. I never thought I’d write a poem, but there’s no accounting for what an overdose of caffeine can lead to. Kindly adjust.

P.P.S. Lapis and Pearl are hostels. I'm not going to tag anyone; I'm still reeling under the after-effects. I promise you all, I won't subject you guys again to this.

47 Comments:

At 3:26 AM, Blogger Viveka said...

nice poem ;)

 
At 6:14 AM, Blogger Guruprasad Kini (Guru) said...

Nice poem indeed :-). For a change, it is nice to find someone using his poetic propensity to describe his own self and not some tree, painting, pretty gal, flowers in the vase and other objects that usually inspire such romanticism.
Good to be in love with oneself. That is what the Sanatana "Aham" is all about, at least it is if you distort it a bit. Har har.

 
At 6:27 AM, Blogger the Monk said...

Guru: Poetic propensity? anyway, I'm not able to access your page, for some reason...the bad request error is coming...

 
At 6:32 AM, Blogger Guruprasad Kini (Guru) said...

Hehehe. Never mind the "propensity" part. I was mostly letting some air out. Aaa-h.
Yeah, my blog is often reported to be inaccessible. My blog address has some underscores and sometimes browsers don't seem to be happy about it. I am yet to crack how to fix this. Any web-master around? That plus Blogger acts busy sometimes.

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger Spider Girl said...

Oh, that was lovely! And funny! I've never seen Buddha and an Ipod worked into a rhyming couplet before...takes a certain amount of flair. :)

 
At 4:37 PM, Blogger sinusoidally said...

I like such honest posts.

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger manjari said...

very well written...my tagging brings out the poet in u

 
At 11:57 PM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Seriously, that second poem was great.

 
At 5:39 AM, Blogger the Monk said...

guys, about the tagging thing:i've tried to remove the monotony from tags and make it a little different...it sounds a little (?) silly to me as i read it...so tell me what u think...i'd appreciate it...

 
At 5:58 AM, Blogger Prerona said...

Ola! Thanks for dropping in. I just hate the word verification thing, so I leave it off at my main blog. I go in and delete the spam comments. I guess someday soon I might give up and give in to the system, but for now I prefer deleting the spam to having to use the word verfication :)

 
At 6:02 AM, Blogger S said...

@ the poem - ROTFL...haven't laughed this much in ages!!! :D Way to go!!

 
At 6:18 AM, Blogger Anisa said...

great poem! :)

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Weary Hag said...

I'm quite humbled by your kind remarks in your opening paragraph! Thank you so much!

Loved the meme. You did a great job with something that's really not your style.

The poem was excellent, and though I don't usually get involved with a lot of poetry, it sure does break things up once in awhile.

Neat post!!

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger Andy said...

The poem's really very nice.
"The Fellowship of Caffeine soldiers"....he he...I guess I'll always miss these college days of mine in future.

But I’d like them more if they had money power.

Smart guy...hmmm

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Phoenix Rises said...

Hi! That sure was interesting! Had fun reading the stuf about yourself, it does reveal something about you, without your saying much!

 
At 1:50 PM, Blogger San said...

Great poem - and thanks for dropping by :)

>>7.) I don’t like people who lose their temper.

(yikes) - we might not get along :S

 
At 3:27 AM, Blogger Vanathi said...

Nice poem...

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Harashita R. R. Bajaj said...

hey too good....nice it was quite humerous....like thy poem

 
At 11:26 PM, Blogger luke said...

now thats quite a poem ..:))

 
At 1:19 AM, Blogger Dreamcatcher said...

Hahaha.
That one was refreshingly different and comical.

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Dewdrop said...

For a fairly new visitor, these 20 things does quite a wonder. Nice knowing you a wee bit and trust me, the poetry is an absolute marvel.

 
At 9:56 AM, Blogger Parth said...

Nice. And wise decision to not pass the tag along.

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger the Monk said...

parth: i know! picture this...tag seven of your friends and lose them all!

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger anuj said...

one of those SHY ones again haan .. this was nice opportunity to open up haan .. and u did ur best i guess .... i m one of those who likes to go to parties but hardly gets an invitation .. lol .

And abt tht poem .. true hostel stuff .. canteens r the places we HOSTEL GEEKS dwell in at nights .. and they r worth a timepass .. lol ... who cares abt studies ;)

and ehy my first visit here .. seems tht i hav missed a lot of fun .. but wnt dare to miss it now ..

newayz thanx for visiting my blog ..

 
At 12:33 AM, Blogger nomadic_waves said...

It was fun watching u reel under the pressure of being tagged....

 
At 12:47 AM, Blogger Canary said...

even i'v been tagged, and hav been spending random hours thinking abt myself !
by the way, thnx for visiting my blog.. :)

 
At 5:18 AM, Blogger the One said...

You have hostels named Lapis and Pearl down there? Damn. We called ours the shack.

 
At 5:52 AM, Blogger Aditi said...

interesting. sounds like a childs poem though. buy-guy...whatever:)
i havn't been around for some time. was busy chilling out;-)

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger RTD2 said...

I liked that...especially "braving the bovine menace"! Where exactly is this hostel ;)
And thanks for dropping by my blog too...

 
At 6:17 AM, Blogger the Monk said...

the One: unfortunately, we didn't name our hostels...the shack sounds so much cooler...
RTD2: Where?seriously?well, if u really want to know, this college called NIT( Nat. Insti. of Tech.)located in this little city called trichy, tamil nadu...

 
At 11:09 PM, Blogger Obi Wan said...

good you clarified that Lapis and Pearl were names of your college hostels, while reading the poem, I was wondering what Hi-falooda stuff L & P were! Thanks for visiting my blog btw! good to find someone who enjoys The Foundation series as well as Dark Materials! Crazy stuff both of them!

 
At 6:25 AM, Blogger sotomite said...

Nice poem. You deserve some extra paneer for that.

Soto

 
At 10:03 PM, Blogger aria said...

Heh! Dropped in here for the first time. Enjoyed the poem and the interesting way you have described yourself.

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger monks said...

that was a poem,, frustration falling out of it..

 
At 1:01 AM, Blogger hope and love said...

lol..!!
great..!!
:))

 
At 1:18 AM, Blogger Rita said...

Great post! I particularly relate to points 1, 2 and 5. Superb :D

 
At 4:17 AM, Blogger ~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

HEY ...

THAT WAS AN AWESOME RYTHMIC 20 ...

 
At 4:17 AM, Blogger ~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

I LIKE THE COMBINATION OF 5 N 6 ESPECIALLY

 
At 6:58 AM, Blogger milo said...

hi..nice to knw u more...n smtimes strangers make btr pals than trees;-)
n d poem ws a srprise package.

 
At 4:12 AM, Anonymous pallavi said...

Nice to know that ... :) I once managed to write some 99 things about myself .. and i wonder till date how I managed it. Sheesh...

 
At 7:21 AM, Blogger Nenlos said...

"Braving the bovine menace"????
lol where do u live? bihar? or rather, erstwhile bihar that was ruled by the great king, raja raja laloo? and his queen rani rabribai?

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger the Monk said...

@nenlos: u have no idea...if all the cows were converted to beef (mind u, i don't want them to be), our funding would increase substantially.....seriously...we are often to take detours while cycling along the campus because cows have blocked the road....and some of them can become rather aggressive....

 
At 5:47 AM, Blogger Lunatic said...

Kool Stuff!

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger vibha said...

Gautama Budda a kool guy?? No wonder why u r a monk...

 
At 10:51 PM, Blogger the Monk said...

@vibha: well, among all the religions, it is Buddhism that I can identify with most...and yes, read up abt him sometime...he's said some really cool stuff..

 
At 12:35 AM, Blogger Ashmi said...

good!good!...the list was interesting...hope you'll come up with more like this ;-)...and yes the poem was short and sweet.keep going...

 
At 6:57 AM, Blogger Nithya Sivaram said...

hey
good to c ur comment.Well when r u giving ur GRE??what r u doing?Well if u need any help count me in.U* can mail me at nithyasivaram@ieee.org
bubye and all the best.
nithya sivaram

 

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