August 1, 2011

The 10-day 'You' Challenge- Nine Loves

I’m not going to include family and friends and people in this list because, well, I’ve said a lot about all of them and it might start boring you if I talk about it again. These are things apart from it.

1) My blog and writing.
Because it is a major part of my life now. I think about it constantly. I’m always on the lookout for things to write about. I love that I have met so many fabulous people because of it. And most importantly, it has given me an identity.

2) Bike rides
Just love love love them. Even though my hair gets all messy and eyes start watering, I still love them.

3) Aero planes.
Every single time an airplane passes overhead, I tilt my head up and gaze open-mouthed. Many people have asked me about it. I don’t know why, I really don’t. Maybe it’s the sound, the fact that it’s so high up there. Or maybe because it’s the closest I can ever get to flying. I love going by flights. There is something inexplicably exhilarating about the feeling that you get in your stomach when the flight is just taking off.

4) Heights.
Heights fascinate me. I love going to the topmost floor of a really tall building and gazing out at the world. Even a dirty city will look beautiful from up there. My dream is to go on the topmost floor of the tallest building in the world and shout from up there “I’m the queen of the world!! Look at all you tiny people! Suckers! Ha!” Err.. ok. Maybe not that last bit, else I might just get pushed off. :/

5) Bill Watterson (I know I said I won't include people, but this one's an exception)
For Calvin and Hobbes. Enough said.

6) Bookstores.
Yes, I love books too, but I love bookstores more. It’s like Veegaland for me (I would’ve said Disneyland, but I’ve never been there. So Veegaland it is. And it’s no less ok!! Hmmpph to all of you who’re smirking), only instead of rides and games, there are book shelves, and instead of water, there are books. I can spend hours in a bookstore without getting bored. I usually don’t go into one with a particular book in mind. I like to go browse and pick up something. Sometimes I don’t even buy, just sit there and read something. The smell of books is intoxicating, old or new. I recently ordered two books from an online store, and I felt as though I was cheating on bookstores. *Sorry bookstore* :(

7) The moon
It’s beautiful, mystical, mysterious, and magical. In all forms.

8) Music
Of course, this is like an obvious choice, right? Nevertheless, has to be mentioned. I love learning the lyrics of a song and singing along to it hopelessly out-of-tune. It’s soothing, exciting, inspiring. I’ve always loved it, and now it’s a major part of my life in more ways than one.

9) Cold weather.
I hate summer. Would’ve hated it more if not for mangoes. I dream of settling down in a hill station somewhere, far from the madding crowd and pollution and noise. Not that I want it to be biting cold either. I just don’t want it to be hot. Even pleasantly cool will do. And I will sit on my porch on fine wintry mornings and write. Or sleep. The latter seems like a more plausible scenario.

And now I will sit back like a typical Virgo and worry about what I may have left out from the list. :/

In case you were wondering what this is all about-


  1. I love your number 9 and yeah me too. Winters are the best! And I'm scared of heights! :\ So very scared of them! :(

    P.S - If there was a personal choice after death of how you wanted your heaven to be, I'd choose a bookstore! :) Or a food court too :\

  2. Ahem!!
    Adding more, if I may...

    # Maggi noodles ( you practically survive on that :P)
    # Kaajal ( All kinds, you love trying all of it)
    # Purple ( unless the love for that color is just a fleeting obsession)

  3. Aaaah VEEGALAND!! how i love it!
    nd winters are the best..i hate summers and rains!
    I hate flights though :/
    I love heights and thats why i loove FREEFALLS in amusement parks!

  4. @DawnZhang: There's a quote by Jorge Luis Borges actually-"In my imagination, heave is a kind of library." :)

    @The Meditating: Dammit! I hate it when people know me so well! *fuming and frowning* And no sweety, my love for purple is here to stay. :p Kajal, yes. Even I've lost count how many I have. :/ Maggi Noodles, I would marry it if I could.

    @Red Handed: Your comment hasn't gone off anywhere. It's here only . :)
    And you love heights too?! High-Faive! :)

  5. I love this challenge!! And I'm going to take this up as soon as I finish my 30 day one :D

    Loved your post as well! The best part of your blog is how I always relate to it. :)

    P.S: I love how you have written *sorry bookstore* in small fonts. The voice in my brain went all meek and soft when it read that part. :D

  6. Wow, I'm sooo much a Calvin+Hobbes fan :D

    I love lookin at the full moon .. it always gives me a lotta thoughts, one of them being, "whn will they ever open the damn door n let me in?"

    Like u, my blog is becomin a part of who I am today :)

    Love read, Divya :)

  7. @Loony: Hey, long time! How come you haven't been stalking me lately? :)
    And thank you! :)

    @R-A-J: I'm a HUGE Calvin and Hobbes fan. I guess my username kinda gives that away. :)
    And start banging on the door with all your strength next time onward. :)

  8. This tag is fun! We are getting to know you better :)

    Oh, and I love aero plane rides too. The feeling when the flight takes off and the funny demos the air hostesses give -love it! :D

    I love the smell of books too and I love going to the Ernakulam Public Library. The musty scent really gets to you :) And even I am a cold-weather person. Absolutely hate the heat!

  9. @Destiny's Child: Oh ya, libraries. Forgot to add that. :) It's been ages since I've been to a library, you know...

  10. We virgos are so so so alike :))
    I can relate to the 90% of your write-up :)
    And I also think about what hae I left out in the post after I've published it :P
    Love, Ayushi

  11. Winter Morning sleep is next only to Nirvana. Esp the 10 extra minutes that you sleep after snoozing the alarm is pure bliss.

    The bit about Virgo's is so, so true. I reckon we are just hardwired that way.

  12. @Ayushi: Haha! :D Ya. We Virgoes strive to be so different from everyone else, that we often end up being similar to each other. :)

    @Atrocious Scribblings: Yup, we just are wired like that. :)

  13. Height fascinate me... <3
    I LOVE cold weather too, just makes me go siiiigggh and curl up and read all day long:)

    I love the genuineness that's coming out through the challenge:)

  14. @Priyanka: Me too likey the challenge. Although, it's a little limiting for a rambler like me. :/

  15. Writing, books, Winters, heights, Calvin&Hobbes, Music, Moon .... you nailed it for me!! The only thing I would add to this list is perhaps Rains, beaches and FOOD !! :-D

  16. @Nirvana: There is a day dedicated to food in this challenge, that's why I didn't specify. :) And yes, rain and beaches are on my list too.

  17. My god... quite a few interests overlapping!
    Music - learning lyrics (a big MUST!). I think the soul of a song is as much its lyrics, as the melody.

    Cold weather - I never want to sweat! And would any day chose a cold place, than a warm/humid one. Doesn't help that I am stuck at one, though :S

    Bookstores - My dream job would be working at a bookstore or library! Imagine, isn't it like a zillion worlds, enclose in the books! And you are amidst the zillion worlds!

    The moon - *swooning* I don't know what else to say. One look, and I am comforted by the cold light of the moon.


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