The Selfish Tag

I.have.been.tagged. Scarlett loves talking about herself, Scarlett loves to hear herself talk (mostly because when she starts talking about herself, there isn’t any other audience).  So here are 8 completely random things about me. Why 8, you ask? Probably because it is as good a random number as any.

Thanks to Asuph (tears of gratitude drip down on to the keyboard as I type this) for tagging me and for including some of other fav. bloggers on this list too (my missing soul sister Sal for instance). So here goes, well you asked.

  1.  I remember all sorts of trivia that people tend to forget. I can, for instance, tell you on what day of the week DD used to air its hit soaps. I know Nukkad was on Mondays and Khaandaan on Wednesdays and Intezaar on Fridays. I cannot forget this stuff. Even if I try. I can also remember lyrics and poetry and short stories that I havent revisited in the last decade. And oh, I always remember what someone wore to a party 2 years ago. _Again_, I cannot seem to forget this stuff. My brain hoards all the small stuff.
  2.   I cry at the movies. Every single time. I sniff more than I sob though. I have a friend who threatens to disown me everytime I do this. She also stares at me in the dark if I dont sniff enough and pokes me to ensure that I am awake. I cry while watching soaps and while listening to music. I have never once cried while reading a book though I have been depressed for weeks after reading some books. I have cringed at some of own writings, if that counts.
  3. I am one of the most talkative people that I know. To the point where if I stop for breath or to eat at a party, people comment that I am quiet. I also have bizzare conversations with people. A lady in a supermarket queue once asked me if I could write a love song for her (OUT OF THE BLUE, I swear) and I did. Another client of mine once told me that he secretely hated all of mankind. Again, OUT OF THE BLUE, I swear.
  4. I have an obsessesion for earrings. I own about 75 pairs of earrings. And I buy clothes and earrings compulsively. There are clothes in my closet and earrings in my drawer that I have never worn. But I keep my mistakes, I dont throw them out 😛
  5. I was a painfully, shy teenager and a ridiculously, shy kid. Most people who have known me recently do not believe that.  I can talk in public or emcee at public gatherings or act on stage without missing a beat, I still however feel uncomfortable around complete strangers or asking someone where a certain aisle is, in a supermarket. Yes, I am weird. 🙂
  6. I have a phobia of dogs. My hands and feet go wet and clammy and I feel faint if I see one. I have been known on occasion to step out on to a busy road to merely avoid a dog on a leash.
  7. I laugh very, very easily. The simplest thing makes me laugh. I am also reminded of something funny during the most inoppurtune of times and I end up having to stifle my laughter while everyone looks at me like I am a fruitcake. I have excused myself from board meetings to have a good laugh (by myself) in the corridor while everyone else just waited for a semblance of order to return.
  8. I often dream of entire pages of text and visualize characters and stories and fantastic characterization and really good poetry when I am asleep. I wake up the next day, tired and grumpy and with a complete amnesia of the brilliant ideas that I had dreamt of. No, I am not going to get up to write them down. I love my sleep as much as I love my books. Which is very, very much.

Ha. Bet you didnt know all that about me. Aint I ever so interesting? So here is what I need to do next.  I tag

IW my dearest brother, Priya, Altoid,  Dips the bestest friend, Chets, LL, and anyone else at SL that wishes to do this tag.

 Please, pretty please, take up the tag if you have the time, people .  No compulsion though 🙂



Here is the tag description, that one is supposed to put with the tag post:

1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3. At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
4. If you fail to do this within eight hours, you will not reach Third Series or attain your most precious goals for at least two more lifetimes. (what does it mean?)



11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. IW
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 08:58:21

    Scaryy.. my deareast and most adorable sibling.. 3 persons on your taglist (me,chetz and LL) have already been tagged.. and we have completed the tag too.. so yu will have to find 3 new bakraas..

    Can you give me the secret potion that transformed you from a shy kid/teenager to a lean-mean-talking machine ? We share the common fear of canine kingdom.. My heart pops out of my mouth everytime I am within 10 feet of a dog..

    Interesting list that.. Take Care.


  2. IW
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 08:59:15

    Okay no jokes about the potion being effective only on kids and teens.. and not old retards like me..


  3. padma
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 11:59:51

    Came here from altoid’s and I think I’ve found a soulmate in you.I too used to cry (read sob) during movies and had people asking me to stop.My small town has no good theatre so no more tears.And I’d laugh at the most inoppqrtune moment.Have been sent out of class to laugh as much as I could.


  4. Altoid
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 12:03:10

    Argh! Scarlett!

    How could ya!!! Making me list 8 things about myself???? Alright, all done ma’am. Loved yours, specially the one about your quirky dreams. Take care and best wishes
    -The much exposed mint.


  5. Priyamvada
    Jul 22, 2007 @ 00:34:26

    Dear Scarlett,
    You and shy, afraid to talk to people? I would never have guessed that!

    Thanks for tagging me. Check my blogspace for the tag.



  6. Scarlett
    Jul 26, 2007 @ 05:20:45

    IW, my dearest sibling, couldnt you have waited till I passed on the tag to you? Nahi, you had to go and finish it before I got to it. That doesnt look like shy behaviour to me at all, so you dont need any potion 😀

    Welcome Padma, I hope you will come back again too. Soul sisters indeed, I cannot control either mad sniffing or the hysterical giggling. 😀

    Altoid, thank you kindly for taking up the tag and for commenting too.
    I am over to your blogspot to comment, in a minute!!

    I was shy and still am around certain groups. But yes the tongue tied ness disappeared after I started my Engg degree 😀

    I will check your tag responses in a minute. Take care and I hope to see you around more often. Please get back to blogging.



  7. parikrama
    Oct 12, 2007 @ 06:46:10

    Howdee Scarlett..

    Howz you ? Dropped by just to say Hi.. Hope you are doing well. Take care..


  8. scarlettletters
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 06:59:36

    Aloha my dearest Bro,

    Yes I am doing well, I have been busy with work of late.

    How have you been doing? Hope you are doing well too,
    take care,

    I plan to get back to blogging soon 🙂

    Thanks SO MUCH for dropping by,

    A Super Pleased Scary


  9. parikrama
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 07:18:34

    Am super pleased to hear that it was just work (& not ill-health) that was keeping you away from the blogging world..

    Haven’t read your latest post yet.. Will read it at leisure. Ciao.


  10. La Louve
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 09:01:03

    🙂 you cry at movies!!!! 🙂 🙂

    and you are scared of dogs?!!! how could you be! you gotta meet me 😉

    will be back my friend bugging me to go out for lunch. cyu in a bit


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