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Randomly, Me!


Tagged by Surbhi , IHM and Deeps … [I hope I have not left out anyone else this time:) If I have just ping me, in the comments box and I shall certainly link you up :)], to *ahem* share more of myself, in 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about myself ๐Ÿ™‚ 25?? I guess I have to learn more of myself then. This should be a revelation to moi and meself too. Yes, they are one and the same, most times, but sometimes, I wonder, like I did, at the end of Clinical Psychology classes, in college :D! I was convinced there was more to me… and now I shall finally find out!

So here goes ๐Ÿ™‚

1. I was born with my lower middle incisors [the broad flat teeth in the middle :)], peeking out of my gums. Gave a fright to my mother, when she discovered it the morning after, and it was a rather rare occasion for everyone at the hospital too.

2. Now that might make you think that I had a strong a sturdy set of pearly whites ๐Ÿ™‚ Yup..! So strong were they, that my pre-molars refused to leave the gums when their time was up, and so every Saturday we made an appointment with the Dentist at AFCH, close to where we lived, to have one pre-m. extracted till all of of them were done. How many weeks you ask? I do not want to think about it, if you will excuse me, for now :D! How many pre-m.’s do we have anyway? Calling the med. students to please enlighten us ๐Ÿ™‚

3. More toothy facts. My Dentist happened to describe my dental features very interestingly. He said I had my father’s jaws and mom’s teeth :P! Just his way of explaining why I had such gaps between my teeth, my front incisors [the same, only the upper ones as well!]. Wore braces, the removable ones.. closed the gap, then stopped a few years later, and well.. what do you expect, Dad’s jaws, mom’s teeth, went back to their original places ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL.

4. Enough of teeth. The nose now. I have a Chinese pug nose. So said another paediatrician. No further comments on that please. It’s a sore point with me. Missed having that perfect profile because of it. *Sigh!! and *giggle giggle..:P

5. Narcissist aren’t I? So let us leave my gorgeous self, outer one, and delve a bit, into the recesses of the consciousness. I’ve already shared this, but it’s about my earliest memory. Dad carrying me, and me crying. Mom tells me, that they almost lost me to jaundice, before I turned two, and she sometimes still chokes up when she speaks of it ๐Ÿ™‚ Precious I know life is!

6. Am a hoarder of stuff. Stuff. From scraps of paper that I jotted words on, to birthday cards, bookmarks, dog eared leaflets of something I like, newspaper cuttings, quotations and extracts from books I own, lol, to clothes of an age ago, just some, but then there it is ๐Ÿ™‚ To marklists of the first class I taught, and all those badges I wore at different school functions, handouts from workshops. I mean how can you throw away something that might, someday come in handy? I am so scared to do it.

7. Point related to no. 6. I can never find what I am looking for in that treasure chest mentioned in 6. above!

8. I do find it eventually, when I am looking for something else!!!

9. And I still haven’t learnt the lesson from it. That I need to start hunting for something else to find the something!!! I had better stop blowing my own trumpet so much, hadn’t I?

10. I think I am paranoid. Sometimes. ๐Ÿ™‚ But then why would anyone want to harm me? I immediately think that too. And then the world is fine!

11. I do not take calls from numbers I cannot place ๐Ÿ™‚ And so, once when I was on leave, the Principal called endlessly to find out some information on an entry form that had to be sent that day, and I did not call back ๐Ÿ™‚ Luckily for me, he understood. *Whew* Close call. But I did tell him, that was the reason; however, I saved his number for future use ๐Ÿ™‚

12. I love animals. Even snakes. Not really in the sense of going ga ga over them, but that I hate to see them killed just because they are snakes. Most people do that here, the moment a snake is spotted, the first thing that is done, is to flush it out of where ever it has chosen to hide and then beat it to death. I mean, if one were to just let them be, they would simple leave, and not harm us, right? [Same point as IHM, has expressed too!]

13. Dogs and cats are my life too ๐Ÿ™‚

14. I make friends slowly.

15. I’m rather reserved, by nature, I am told:) Sometimes, most times, yes, I would guess ๐Ÿ™‚

16. I’m not too good at forgiving either myself or anyone else ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d rather not meet/ talk to that person, at all, rather than be hypocritical and pretend all is well. Not a good thing at all, but I’m working on more positivity within and without ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

17. Hypocrites are very very off putting. I give them a wide berth.

18. I believe that dreams come true.

19. I believe that miracles are possible. The line from Alchemist, about wanting something badly enough… I subscribe to that view. Experience has taught me that ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

20. I was certain my second born was a girl, and refused to believe the Doctor when he told me otherwise. I sometimes do still wonder about it ๐Ÿ™‚ He was a very polite person, else he would have hooted with laughter the way I went on and on… But I have no doubt he’s mine, the second born: too much of me in him ๐Ÿ˜€ :D!

21. I am a positive person, and like to look at the brighter side of things, no matter how desperate things seem to be!

22. I write down pluses and minuses, sometimes, when I have to make a difficult decision. I tell the kids to try it as well. Ever since I heard of PMI, Plus, Minus Interesting… it is something, that I do believe works, and works well. Do try it, but finally let your gut instinct also work with it ๐Ÿ™‚

23. I trust my instincts. On most things.

24. I listen. I like listening, and rarely even feel bored at speeches.

25. Am an avid note taker at interesting meetings, speeches, seminars, whatever ๐Ÿ™‚ Even classroom speeches, and debates so that I can place the person in context, so that I can take something from it, so that, like now, I can go on and on and on and on… ๐Ÿ˜€

Am I done? Wow! I actually found 25 random things about myself! *pats herself on the back!*

Moral of the write: There is always more to you, than you know ๐Ÿ™‚ Know. And this too. That you are precious.

Take care, good folks. And if you have actually read till here, I must acknowledge your patience ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks IHM, Deeps and Surbhi. It has been an unexpected pleasure finding out some things along this post ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Woman’s Day to all the men and women who believe that Women are people too!

8 March, 2008

Edited to add : Silly me, forgot to tag others, and since this has been discovered late, I shall do what I have found to be the solution for the tetchy problem of hyperlinking :D!

All those who pass by, and would like to take the tag, are hereby tagged. Do drop a line and let me know, so that I can come over and share in it too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

To get this kind of signature is very easy. Find this webpage, and follow the instructions ๐Ÿ™‚

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

27 thoughts on “Randomly, Me!

  1. Thank god you didnt fight with the doc for the kid !!!

    and bout the nose I am sure I can make fun of it !! i have a iconic nose too !! remember ๐Ÿ˜€

    Listening, you love listening, geee my wife would love you !!! lolz… We both bol Bachans cant listen, we have to speak !!

    Nicely done tag, nice to know more of you usha !


  2. Thanks so much for doing the tag.Its really nice to know you so much better.
    Know what,I skipped a beat too when I read your first point…you were born with your middle incisors peeping out of your gums???Does that signify something??


  3. I have the bad habit of not forgiving too.*Sigh*:( And talking of nose, I bet you did not have the experience of someone trying to bash it up! *Sigh again*
    That was interesting reading about you Usha.


  4. Hey hey,nice knowing you Usha..Isn’t the first point about teeth considered lucky in our land ?? ๐Ÿ™‚

    **sigh** IHM has tagged me and i am yet to complete it.. I can’t think of even 10 interesting things about me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


  5. Dhiren, Lol… ๐Ÿ™‚ For sure I’ll listen to both of you, I am sure you must be a really interesting couple. But do take it one person at a time ok?

    The nose, yes, I do remember:D! Thanks for reading and telling me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Deeps, I really dont know about the teeth being a good sign or bad, but I have read somewhere, and heard too that it is supposed to be a lucky sign. My younger one started teething at about 2 months, so I guess this is going to be a sort of hereditary thing :D! Thanks for the tag and for coming by so promptly ๐Ÿ™‚

    Shail ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to know there is someone v. similar, in that particular trait. *sigh* Should not have sounded so happy ๐Ÿ™‚ but then it’s good to be in company when you aren’t all v there, isn’t it? Thank you for sharing it too! Now who has dared to try and bash a nose, yours, I presume? Lol! No way I shall believe it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nimmy, yes, that thing about the teeth is supposedly lucky, I guess:) Didn’t have much luck with the teeth though :D!


  6. You better believe it Usha! It is all laid out here :



  7. Read it ๐Ÿ™‚ Granted to you, you know ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing that link ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. I am amazed to see how much we have in common! In fact I should just tell you which ones are not!

    I also believe in dreams coming true, Paulo Coelho is right there … and your positive attitude shows through your bog posts.

    I hate any cruelty to any creature…

    I know how horribly and unnecessarily they kill snakes, I think those who have seen this happen will be able to understand why we mention this.

    I have had extractions and implants and cavities and I am quite a favorite patient of our dentists (lol …a good source of income) But anything that can be cured is not a problem ๐Ÿ™‚
    And my daughter cut her lower incisors before the upper incisors ..

    LOl@ your worries about your nose ๐Ÿ™‚ I think we all have some hassle with our noses … I dislike mine too, but have accepted it as this is the only one I have got ๐Ÿ™‚

    Not taking unidentified calls is common and perhaps wise… I avoid giving any information.

    Hypocrites deserve to be disliked by all.

    Gosh I take notes too, and write plus, minus and intersting too!!! What better way to sort your thoughts then by writing them down!

    And I also have a treasure chest! Sometimes I sit with the kids and show them their baby foot prints, their first paintings, old greeting cards and even invitation cards…

    Not at all surprised that you thought your second born was a girl, your beautiful poem for a daughter is my all time favorite!


  9. Awesome not getting bored in speeches ๐Ÿ™‚
    .. that does bore me – if the speeches are monotonous!


  10. IHM, now I can say for sure that I have found an alter ego ๐Ÿ™‚ There were more toothy fact, that I avoided, and those concern cavities, more extractions, root canals.. LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re right about Dentists making a fortune out of our pearly whites:)

    You do PMI? And jot notes? The first person I have met who does PMI. And so glad for it!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    When I decided to finish off the tag, I opened the three already done ones, yours, Surbhi’s and Deeps’, and wondered if I should peek in and take help. What I actually discovered was that there was more, I could have added ๐Ÿ™‚ And so I decided to have something else, not much else, as I now find :D!! Loved your response to this one:) Doing a little jig now :)Thanks so much:) Great to find a kindred soul becoming more of one ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. Apologies apologies for getting here so late:)

    havent been able to do more than a peek before because of the rush:)

    *ahem* to ask a Leo to write 25 things about self?
    Are they underestimating you?you think?:D

    LOL@lower middle incisors:D
    first time I have heard of it..:)

    Dad’s jaws, mom’s teeth:D
    things fell back into their place eh?:D

    LOL@enough of the teeth..yeah after three points dedicated to the glory ๐Ÿ˜€
    nose?pug nose?are you kidding?I have major(MAJOR) hangups about mine…like IHM says everyone probably has them..:)…but we notice that beautiful smile..the one that lights up the space at the top right..:))

    we are always babies to mom and dad arent we?awww…..((hugs))

    Hoarder of stuff….and school badges and all..LOL!tell me about it..:D
    remember your earlier tag?:)

    *sigh*yes it is a bother isnt it?never being able to find what one wants..:D..and still ‘scared ‘ to throw that which could be of ‘use’ one day…:D

    hmmm the paranoid aspect is news to me:)
    not taking callls from unknown numbers is a smart thing to do..:)
    and I know…we know how much you love animals..it shines through in your words…:))

    anyone who loves animals is the most genuine human being ever:))
    and you …you dont just love them, you adore them..:)I recalled your words at IHm’s space on your babies:)

    the reserved part and the make friends slowly is news to me too:)I would never have guessed…because I got the warmest welcome that anyone could have given ever ..here at this space..:)

    the belief that dreams come true shines through in your words too…in each write of yours…how can one not believe that the soul who writes the way you do is incapable of dreaming?it would be sheer sacrilege it would..:)and so further proof that a poet is a dreamer and a doer..(a combination most unusual..:))
    and this soul who weaves word so beautifully has always belived in her dreams..the ones she shreas with us so generously..:)

    the Alchemist..:)..yes I believe too completely…

    those are words that give solace on some trying days..

    ”But I have no doubt he’s mine, the second born: too much of me in him ๐Ÿ˜€ :D!”LOL!!!Usha!you almost fought with him?the dream of a daughter was still strong ….
    I believe it…its not hard to believe because just as IHM says so rightly…for me too those lines of yours on a daughter are the most treasured…

    and as you know ..dont you…?:)that you have found and will find daughters ..so many of them along the way…always..:)

    which daughter would not want to hav ea mother so giving?:)

    positive person..yes I know..believe me its so visible in all that you say…each word has hope written all over it..and a most fierce belief that dreams do indeed come true…

    instincts yes me too:)
    and never tried the PMI:)will try now after reading yours and IHm’s..:)

    no 24 and 25 are me …so utterly absolutely me…like you wouldnt believe…:)

    Usha thank you so much for doing this tag:)It provided yet another glimpse of the woman I have come to love and admire here on these pages…:)

    I will take this tag..would be honoured to take it…IHM ,GM and Surbhi have tagged me for this…and from you too it will be a pleasure to take it..:)

    ((hugs)))to my one of my most fav women here in the blogworld..:)

    but you know that already dont you?:)))


  12. Thoroughly overwhelmed, Abhi ๐Ÿ™‚
    Right about this, you always are anyway:
    “*ahem* to ask a Leo to write 25 things about self?”:) :P!
    You know only too well, that I would have had more, but pitied the ones who might unfortunately be around and have to stay and read :D!

    I was waiting to see how much more of myself I would see here ๐Ÿ™‚ Except for the teeth and the second son :), everything is in place as I see it ๐Ÿ™‚

    But then what else does one expect from a daughter :D!

    Thank you dear Meg! Made my day/night. Just got here from the Filmfare Awards show on Sony, and now I shall do a jig, again, and find my bed!


  13. “Moral of the write: There is always more to you, than you know ๐Ÿ™‚ Know. And this too. That you are precious.” The ‘Randomly, me’ journey was enjoyable, and a good read.


  14. Applause… Amazing post. Really.

    I know of people who think a baby born with teeth is unlucky or some such crap. i just hope no one had the insensitivity to say that about you.

    I loved those tit-bits about your trips to the dentist and about your nose. Hilarious!

    I can so identify with that jaundice scare – happened to my kid bro when he was born. He was premature and a sickly baby. I saw him only when he was a week old, and that too in the incubator.

    Totally agree with 11. Me too. Also with 6, but not so much maybe. And definitely with 7, 8, 9. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Couldn’t agree more with 17.

    I loved that plus-minus trick in 22, will surely start making it a habit. Sounds really wise.

    LOL… I so agree with 25, even though my reason was usually to merely stay awake. But I can’t agree more with you that the notes can any day come in handy.

    All in all, an amazing insight into your life and mind. Cheers!



  15. So, you were unique form the beginning ๐Ÿ™‚ hey did you have a lot of ice-cream as a small kid, I mean all the visits to Dentist ???
    @Chinese pug nose : LOL ๐Ÿ™‚
    Dude, I am too a hoarder its a great joy meeting another hoarder , I mean my my though t i was crazy, Ha ha ha ha
    @paranoid: only paranoid survives ๐Ÿ™‚
    Again to you and IHM, I can’t even look at cold blooded animal, its scares me.
    @instincts hmmm…that is a nice ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hey this was a nice read, I have to do this tag too.


  16. Well, loved to know you more randomly…And if you are speaking of noses, mine is a case in point. My nose is so large all the rest of the features are lost…it runs in our family too…
    And I have done the tag but a few days ahead of you from Nancy..do read if you find time…


  17. loved reading this… me and hubby do PMI all the time for everything its become a joke between us but I didnt know it was called PMI ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


  18. JP, thank you so much! I rather liked that touch myself lol!

    Surbhi, wow! Now that is great, the resonance you have found and shared with the list ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much!

    Chirag, looking forward to your doing the tag too!
    @unique, lol.. it doesnt get weirder than tat I guess!
    Nose? What nose? No to nose discussions :P!
    And one more hoarder, god! that is so good to hear! the world has one more unique and crazy person, just like me ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks so much, for sharing all that! Loved your perspectives too!

    Sindhu, then I must read it soon. More nose stories haan? Looks like everyone’s nose has a tale to tell ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for reading and sharing all of that here!

    Monika, great to know of more PMIers.. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s one of the best ways to keep an arguement going too!! Lol! Thank you for being here and sharing that!


  19. 4. From what I have seen, you are one pretty lady.
    5. Peanut had birth Jaundice and was under U/V rays immediately after her birth. These things will never leave our mind.
    6. You too. I hoard too. I have every first thing of Peanutโ€™s.
    11. Ha..ha..a poor Principal.
    12. Allergic to pets.
    20. Hope your son isnโ€™t reading this. I mean the part that โ€˜I sometimes do still wonderโ€ฆ.โ€™.
    21. Yes! You are. You are also a sweet person.
    24. I believe that.

    Usha, Nice to know more about you though I already know a bit about your sweet self.


  20. Solilo, thank you, thank you… you are so kind to share with the others, my prettiness.. LOL!
    Ah, another hoarder ๐Ÿ™‚ Great!
    Dont like pets? Awww.. you really are missing out on so much there ๐Ÿ™‚
    Well, he knows this, it’s something we tease each other about, endlessly!
    Thanks so much for sharing all that you have too ๐Ÿ™‚
    So when are you going to do yours?


  21. loved loved absolutely loved your signature:D
    and you finally managed the mouse ๐Ÿ˜€


  22. Absolutely loved the concept of signature. Very cool idea. And also, all these points sum up to help us know you better and how wonderful a person you have been, and why.

    This is a special write for anyone who has been associated with you in whatever way…

    I hope Sashu and other AP people will agree too.

    Keep well.


  23. Hehe!! Got to know a few things abt ya…hehe… pug nose! lol ๐Ÿ˜€ n de teethy matters!!! quite unique eh? i guess u were born to be juz that- special ๐Ÿ™‚

    hmmm…i too hv a treasure chest, for all my scraps and rags (hv told ya before..hehe)!! i too hv de habit f not pickin up calls frm numbers i cant place! i too do the PMI system, oftn!! I belive in miracles and dreams!! i trust my instinct too..whoa!! therez a lotta me in ya!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    n i second soumya on that!!

    Love youuuuuuuuuu!!! (((((Hugs))))

    p.s Thats a kewl signature.beware. i can forge it well ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehehe!!


  24. Indygurl, ah! The signature ๐Ÿ™‚ No I didnt write with the mouse:) Found a font that suited me perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚ [Sash… go ahead and forge it, or just copy it from that webpage ๐Ÿ˜› :P!!!]
    Thanks for liking it too!

    Soumya, the signature does look rather cool, does it not? Lol! Thanks for all those kind words…:)

    Sash… I know, the treasure chest, the dreams and miracles… ๐Ÿ™‚ Love you too ๐Ÿ™‚ And well.. thanks for the lovely words for the signature; infact you can one in the same handwriting! So much for forging! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› :P!!!


  25. Teacher,
    You seem to be ready to fight issues tooth and nail from day one ๐Ÿ˜› Sad one, I know.

    Your display pic-Thoppi itto ๐Ÿ˜› ; Kuttikal thott thoppi idaarund, oru teacher ithaa thoppi ittu..Kalikaalam…Shiva Shivaa…



  26. I am like you on number 6.


  27. Hi Usha,

    Recently I saw you at Cool Cancerian’s “Words in Verse” or maybe at her “Shail’s Nest.” Shail is a super person.blogger, no?

    I liked your “Randomly Me” Very well expressed and interesting.

    Happy Women’s Equality Day to You.

    I have never heard of PMI–sounds logical and intersting.

    Great job, Usha.

    Please visit my new humor blog “Keeping Tabs on Humor” at http://keepingtabsonhumor.blogspot.com/ What things make you laugh, anyway? Please leave your answer in the comments at the above blog or reply to hoff_bob2003@yahoo.com if you car to and have time.

    Have a great day and keep those positive thoughts flowing; the world needs all the pt’s that it can get now?

    Bob Hoff
    Carlsbad, New Mexico


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