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The Elevenses. Tag :)


Arjun Sharma, mariner, poet, reviewer, blogger πŸ™‚ tagged a few. It. I’m also It! πŸ˜€ It reminds me of the game catch, we used to play in school… only here, one cannot escape without being seen as a spoilsport, and far be it my intention to give that impression πŸ˜€ (even though I might be one :D)

Tag you’re it!!Β (is what he called it πŸ™‚ )

The Rules:

1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged. (That’s a toughie πŸ™‚ )
3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!

Why do we always have rules? Rules are meant for … ermmm… following, OK!! (I now realize a possibility that there are some kids from school who have found this space and that I ramble about, in an entirely different way, out here. Cannot disillusion them πŸ˜› )

Arjun has asked 11 people these 11 questions:

And here is where he has done it πŸ™‚

1. Describe yourself in one word.


2. Favourite childhood memory

DAddy carrying me around. Me crying. My earliest memory too. Apparently I was just about 2 years and was ill, with jaundice. I still remember it so clearly! Being comforted too!

3. Best accomplishment/moment of triumph.

When kids come and tell me they enjoyed being in my class πŸ™‚

4. Your current job and what you wanted to be while growing up

A story here. In our college we were taken on a “Leadership Camp”, where we had sessions of interactions with some resource persons, and in one of the forms we had to fill out, we had to write what we saw ourselves as being at age 30. I wrote “Teacher”. I was a Science Stream student. The resource person then told us, and they even quoted statistics that most often,Β what one envisions at that age, and I was just 16, is what one most often turns out to be. I have never ceased to be amazed at that! So, what am I? It is obvious isn’t it? A Teacher. And nothing to do with Science πŸ™‚

5. Something that you are good at skill wise

Working with my hands. Untying knots. Stitching. πŸ™‚

6. Name one self invented superstition

Lol. Facing northwards, while correcting papers, will help get it done faster πŸ˜›

7. A real life story that you would definitely tell ur kids someday
Oh the kids have been hearing it ad infinitum πŸ˜€ So I’ll give this one a pass πŸ™‚ Just that I took the road less travelled by and that has made all the difference πŸ™‚ Who else but Robert Frost would I look up to here? πŸ™‚

8. Name one regret that you have.

One? Only? Sigh. I wish I could have joined the Defence Services. I really do. But then, those days, they did not take women on, so there went my chance 😦

9. If you had to change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Less procrastination. More immediacy of things, especially when I want to talk to someone πŸ™‚

10. Something that scares you?

Loss. Cannot elaborate. I don’t need to, I think. Have yet to work myself upto accepting loss. Very difficult.Β 

11. An experience that changed your life.

Being in Ms. Shobha Venkatesh’s English Classes in College. Life-changing. πŸ™‚


My set of 11 questions for 11 others… πŸ™‚

1. In one word, what have you gained, in life, that you hold most precious? (there, that rules out “weight” πŸ˜› πŸ˜› )
2. In three words, a pet peeve?
3. A word you think you use a lot, unconsciously :D?
4. What is it that you love to do, most, and would rather spend your time doing it?
5. What do you think others think of you?
6. Who would you say made you who you are today (other than your parents, if that is what you would answer πŸ™‚ )
7. What gives you joy?
9. If you could go back to one moment in your past, which moment would it be?
10. Do you believe in alternate lifetimes? If so, what is the you there doing now? (It’s actually one question, with two parts :D)
11. What makes you you?


Now to tag another eleven πŸ™‚ *devlish grin*

1. Shail
2. Tito
3. Deeps
4. Smitha
5. Bindu
6. IHM
7. Dhiren
8. David
9. Sunitha V.
10. Deboshree
11. Sandhya Kumar (please? πŸ™‚ )

P.S. Soma, you cannot be tagged. Arjun took care of that πŸ˜€
P.P.S. I changed the title too πŸ˜€

Waiting for the midnight hour, so that yet again, I have a Sunday posting… πŸ˜€

26 February, 2012

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...

55 thoughts on “The Elevenses. Tag :)

  1. 1. Describe yourself in one word. Proactive?
    9. If you had to change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Less procrastination. More immediacy of things, especially when I want to talk to someone

    –> i like how they go together πŸ˜€ Because it happens exactly the same way with me… *sigh*

    i used to consider myself the king of procrastrination – am glad there is company (even though you are only partly there) πŸ˜€

    keep ’em midnight posts coming.. yet again, was good fun to read more of you!


    • David, that was so fast! LOL @ how you put those two points together πŸ˜€ You certainly are observant. Pssst…that is why the question mark is there (You know, like those sets of pictures doing the rounds on FB these days… What my friends think I’m doing/What my parents think I’m doing…./What I think I’m doing..?? That one?). That is what I think πŸ˜›

      Procrastination has defined me, rather than the other way around. Slowly the letters after P. R. O. are changing a bit, I think πŸ™‚
      Thank you for the visit, the words, the connect πŸ™‚ Takare and have a great Sunday! God Bless!


      • me FB – ignorant saaare! πŸ˜€ am not on FB or Orkut or any social networking sites πŸ˜€ (used to be on them till about more than two years back – did not have the patience to deal with it…)

        and as for procrastination – am a PRO at it πŸ˜€

        *sports a one-eye-browed-frown at the set of questions..Teacher ji… you’ve set a good question paper πŸ˜› πŸ˜€


        • Oh. A sample shall be sent if you so require any dekko. But since it has to do with my answer to Arjun’s question, I shall not bother you I think!

          No FB-ing? Good Boy! Very good boy! Sigh. Me bad girl. Me loves it πŸ˜€

          Well another skill for a teacher to have is the skill in fluency of questioning :D. So there you are. All the best πŸ˜€


    • And, I hope you are doing your tag right this moment, if you aren’t going to sleep πŸ˜€


  2. Ushaji best answer ever – face north while correcting papers πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ cracked me up. my mum is a teacher too, maybe i should tell her to try this out πŸ˜›


    • Arjun πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      Do tell her to try. And it works each time for me πŸ™‚ The only thing is I keep forgetting, in my hurry, or I have to pull the furniture around a bit, so get put off πŸ˜€ And then when it’s the nth hour, I remember that this can work. And it woiks… each darned time πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
      Thank you for those questions. I rather liked doing it!


  3. Sitting facing north while correcting papers? May be you get better light from that side! I like to read newspaper or book, sitting in the backyard doorstep…because of the light!

    You remember happenings when you were 2? But some things etch in our mind.

    3. Yes, that must be hight of happiness. Children are sincere, mostly.

    7. My sons start repeating the words with me…word to word!

    I am sure I won’t be so interesting to know, Usha! Most of the things are already told! I admire you, Usha, from the day I came across you in Solilo’s comments! God bless you!

    Let me try to do this tag and thank you!


    • Sandhya, when you start doing the tag, you’ll soon discover something more you’d like to share perhaps? πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to seeing your post too!
      No. 7, same pinch πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thanks for being here too, and the kind words! I do miss Solilo!


  4. Thanks for the tag Usha! And what is it about English teachers? Three of my favorite teachers have been English teaches in three different stages of education.
    LOL @ sitting facing North πŸ™‚


    • I second that.. why the english teachers…

      perhaps for us english medium students english teachers were the ones that would tell us the stories… probably that or waht… All my favourite teachers in school were english teachers !

      The Teacher that told me Tom Swayer story was my life’s biggest influence πŸ˜€


      • Et tu Hitchy? How nice, that is !!! They told you stories? Gosh! That must have been grand πŸ™‚ Here I wish to, but very little time… then again, I digress a lot, and I suppose, even if not stories, a lot of other things get told πŸ˜›



        • I meant the lessons they teach… all are sort of stories… all languages are full of stories and poetries… and hence they are the favourites…

          I hated my maths teachers always πŸ˜›


    • IHM πŸ™‚ I know, I wonder what it is about English teachers πŸ™‚ I had the best of them but somehow that is not what I hear these days… ! Very few people even think of their own English teachers. Maybe it’s the generation before that were really good!
      Facing north -I know πŸ˜€ It’s the strangest thing really πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  5. Grrrrrrrrr……….. I hate anything that tags me to do something. But anyways done


    • Tito… it’s the questions you get to ask that will be fun πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      And, thank you for getting to it πŸ™‚ You have my solemn promise (see, it’s in writing too) that thou shalt not be tagged again πŸ™‚ Far be it for me to cause so much suffering to anyone, because of a tag πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


      • Ayyooooooo, no probs in tagging me.. Its the retagging I hate. I dont think I have any readers who would like that kind of compulsion.

        So Tag away. But always add the clause that I dont have to tag anyone else πŸ˜€


        • Thank you. Reverse psychology always works πŸ˜›
          So dont re tag, that is all… all tags are at your mercy. Once you figure that out, you can do anything with it πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
          Ah. But then again, I am sure some readers would feel good that you thought enough of them to tag them πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ If you do, that is πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

          And even if the “rules” say you have to tag…heck! who follows rules??? Errrm.. except me, for reasons, mentioned above πŸ˜€


  6. will do this tag in this week πŸ˜€


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  8. Lovely to have known a bit more about you in those answers, Ushus! Esp loved the story behind your teaching profession :).

    Thanks for tagging me, loved your questions, will take them up for sure :). Ayyyyoooo, I have to frame 11 questions of my own?? πŸ˜₯ Cant I just ctrC+ctrV the questions you have posed to me?


    • Lol. Thanks Deeps. Am answering your query asap, just to tell you you cannot Ctrl+c, then V… πŸ˜€ C’mon you’ll have way more interesting ones to ask your taggees πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      And thank you, for accepting πŸ™‚


  9. Thank you, Usha, for tagging me. Enjoyed your answers and and found some similarities – procrastinating, good at stitching, studied Maths and Science for PDC, and after the encouragement I got from my English teacher (one Ms. Shobana), at CMS Ktm, I decided to quit the stream forever, because Physics and Chemistry made me inert, Maths always posed puzzling problems – both not my cup(s) of tea.
    Should try the northward-correction technique. πŸ™‚
    Now let me enjoy some procrastination before I start answering your questions.


    • Wow. That is so much of similarity πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Seriously? Science student, who got influenced by a Shobhana, for me it was Shobha… ??? Wow!!!

      yes, do try the Northward thing, if all else fails (but somehow I know you are better than me, when it comes to that πŸ˜€ Dont ask me how, I just KNOW!)

      Procrastinate all you want, Bindu. Revel in it. But I do hope you will do it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you so very much πŸ™‚


  10. I have a similar regret 😦 Defence services 😦 I tried hard but couldn’t get an engineering grade good enough to let me qualify…sigh. πŸ™‚ I would have been a Kamikaze then πŸ˜› I like the tag. Waiting for Shail Aunty’s post on this. The questions that were put to you and that you have put are ingenious! This feels like the slam books we used to have in school days.


  11. there are only 10 questions.. no 8 is missing


  12. Hitchy πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ OMG. You’re the logic man, the man for numbers. Oh my! There IS no No. 8. How could I have messed up so! And how come no one else noticed? Perhaps because of the copy paste thingy . LOL.

    So here goes No. 8.
    Your all time inspiration?


  13. and i finally answered to the tag!! πŸ˜€

    there you go: http://electrifyingexperience.blogspot.in/2012/03/answer-to-elevenses-tag.html

    phewww… i managed to not procrastinate too long!! πŸ˜€ Happy start to the month of March with an entry on my blog.. yayyyyyyyyyyyyy! Thank you! πŸ™‚


  14. …and finally i answered to the tag!!! πŸ˜€

    and managed to not procrastinate for too long πŸ˜› and took up the challenge to reply in verse…. pehwwww… here you go: http://electrifyingexperience.blogspot.in/2012/03/answer-to-elevenses-tag.html

    and an entry on the first day of the month! awesomenesss.. me happpy!! πŸ˜€


  15. OMG a tag! Will you wait till I am done with Saraswati? πŸ™‚ Pwetty pwease. Sigh, but I am sure no one will be left to tag by that time. 😦


  16. So sorry about the delay in reaching here – I would remember it only when I was away from the laptop 😦 Today I am here first thing in the morning, so that I don’t forget it again πŸ™‚

    Loved the tag, Usha! It is so very interesting. Thanks so much tagging me – will take it up soon- before everybody gets tagged πŸ™‚


    • Lol. Smitha, do that, before you get to answer in multiples of 11, with each set of 11 questions being different πŸ˜€

      And well, you’ll need to have only your eleven.

      Thank you Smitha πŸ™‚


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