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4 Feb

Thank you to NicoLITE @, I am one award richer 😉

Awards: P.I.Y.

7 Oct

I remember someone almost *always* quoting “If wishes were horses, beggars would be riding”. He quoted this line whenever He heard anyone talk in the line of “What if’s” and “I wish..” [we all know how often this happens, I mean the talk of this kind]. I was indifferent both to He and the quote.

Along came Fortyteen Candles @ proving me right and He wrong.

“How?” You may ask.

“Here’s how.” I may answer.

*Fortyteen Candles* has been generous enough to

“…Hey there! Guess what? I’ve nominated YOU for an award! I have several you can choose from. So pick the one you like best:)

Love her style, click on the link and you’ll find out what I mean.

So this is kinda PIY [Pick It Yourself] Award and because I’ve always wanted to be the “riding” beggar, I asked for more. With a generous act of generosity, she replied:

Fortyteen Candles: “Of course!!! You nominated me for two, so pick which ones you like :)

Sweet, isn’t she?

Thank you *Fortyteen Candles* for this amazing PIY award [the kind I was looking for ;)]. I will help myself with 2 of the awards. Thank you, once again.

my very first: P.I.Y Award

…and then I changed my mind. Kidding has its limit, after all. So who was I kidding?

This one’s ENOUGH.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please feel free to take this award from here, anyone.

I don’t know the rules except that YOU have to nominate and award yourself with this “Beautiful Blogger Award”. Also, also… You must profusely thank the blogger for bringing this wonderful P.I.Y. award – the only rule.

Sensual Blogging Award:

1 Oct

Maybe this award will actually bring about some traffic this way. I can’t disappoint *them* so here’s what you get when you come here –>

…and this [for them ladies]

So, now you know “THIS” is a sensual blog. In which case, allow me to accept the “Sensual Blog Award”.

The RULES for accepting this award are:

1.  Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you. DONE
2.  Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.

You’re an amazing The Audacious Amateur Blogger and your blog –> is amazingly sensual, too. [Sotto voce: I was thinking of reblogging some of her posts to make my blog tad bit sensual.]

3.  Answer 7 sensual questions ( Most romantic memory, Most sensual music, Most sensual season, Favorite flower, Favorite fruit, Best gift received, Love is…

Most romantic memory: I’ll write a post on this because I’m pretty sure it’s going to be long and not quite sensual 😦 You know some kind of Hollywood PG13 romantic memory.

Most sensual music: Adele’s. I remember a lot of love-making sessions with her music in the background [LOL]

Most sensual season: Winter [the snugglings between blankets… hawt sex coffee]

Favourite flower: Orchid

Favourite fruit: Avocado ?!?

Best gift received: PASS

Love is everywhere.

4.  Select 10 nominees and notify them on their blogs.

5.  Copy and paste the award on your blog…

Addiction Awarded

21 Sep

Gnostic Bent presents….

Addictive Blog Award:


  • Write a post and start by thanking the person who nominated you. Be sure you link to them, too.
  • Share a little something about why you blog (i.e. your blogging journey).
  • Paste the Addictive Blog Award on your front page.
  • Nominate ten blogs that you are addicted to, link to them in your post and then let each of them know—when you do, be sure to give them the link to the post you just wrote!

Following the RULES:

  • Done
  • 10 blogs that I’m addicted to [in NO particular order]:
  1. thoughts of a lunatic
  2. Fortyteen Candles
  3. Gnostic Bent
  4. The Pretzel Logic
  5. Gen Y Girl
  6. Better than IMDB
  7. Anecdotal Tales
  8. Conor Cullen
  9. NicoLite ….
  10. Overwhelmed by Joy



The award has taken its toll and my mind’s gone blank like totally, it’s blanker than my blank bank account. So apologies if I couldn’t put up a proper post, but it doesn’t mean I’m any less grateful. I’m THRILLED and HAPPY and THRILLED again and HAPPIER again.

:S *s1ngal*


…and the award goes to…. ME :D

13 Sep

Today, I have been awarded The Super Sweet Blogging Award by the Pretzel Logic. Do take out time to check his blog, if you haven’t done it already, and rest assured you’ll enjoy every bite off the pretzel. I am happy today, everything seems to have fallen in place, everything seems *fair*.

Hence, I’d formally like to accept this award with great pleasure and relief [relieved from the series of *unfair* incidents, I guess]. Thank you the Pretzel Logic.

The Super Sweet Blogging Award Rules:
Display the logo in your post: Done
Nominate a baker’s dozen (13 other blogs):
Answer some super sweet questions: Done
Thank and link back to the person who nominated you

eheheheheh, chweeeeech as…

My Nomination: 

The Lunatic: You [3 backspaces] YOU deserve every award in this blogosphere and I’m glad to send your way – this Super Sweet Blogging Award. Yours is the sweetest blog I’ve ever come across ~ not to mention super-witty.

Conor Cullen: Your photos are great [sometimes sweet]. Your nieces are the *sweetest* beings and so is your nephew. On their behalf and obviously because you’ve photographed them, I nominate you for :drum roll: The Super Sweet Blogging Award.

Jan @ TheRewildWest: “…I’ve had a several articles published in the Earth First! Journal, and a poem about my time doing post-Katrina relief work in New Orleans published in the Louisiana English Journal. ..”  check him out!

More later…….. [lazy to the bone, that I am…. :$]

The Super Sweet Questions:

1. Cookies or Cake? Apple Pie

2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla

3. What is your favorite sweet treat? Apple Pie

4. When do you crave sweet things the most? When I see them

5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Apple ?!? 

THANK YOU the Pretzel Logic 🙂

Yours gratefully,


One Lovely Blog Award – Innamazing??

14 Aug

SECOND AWARD ~ ~ ~ yaye yaye yaye ~~~

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Add The One Lovely Blog Award.
  3. Share 7 things about yourself.
  4. Pass the award on to 15 nominees.
  5. Include this set of rules.
  6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

1. Thank you very much Innamazing. Even if it wasn’t the rule, I’d have thanked you anyway. Really appreciate the appreciation!!!

2. The award —> Must be there by now.

3. Seven things about me:

One: If only I learn the art of saving [a penny saved is a penny earned], I’ll be a millionaire in about 9 and a half decades’ time 😉

Two: I’m scared of insects –> scared to the extent of calling it a phobia – and as I was typing this a cockroach crawled out of nowhere and I valiantly shooed it away. Normally such sight is followed by screaming, yelping, jumping up and down, crying for help… I don’t know why/ how I kept my calm.

Three: I can’t step on puddles, at all, no matter how small. This too is like a phobia. If I’m not thinking though, I sometimes jump on them to create a splash to drench/ dirty my friends.

Four: It was only after I shaved my hair (2010) that I started wearing earrings and maybe that’s why I don’t have earlobes 😦

Five: I’m always on a diet. I’ve been on a diet for almost 10 years now. It’s just that I happen to remember this thing about me after digging in and pigging out.

Six: I cry a lot during movies [in public] but when it comes to real-life I can’t cry [in public].

Seven: I’m single by choice and I’m going to live with it for the rest of my single life.

4. My 15 (minus eleven) nominees course hers is ONE LOVELY BLOG and watch out for the photos ~ they speak volumes on its own!!! She’s already got a handful of awards. Just visit her blog to find out why. I was glad to see that she hasn’t been presented THIS award and I am gladder to be doing it 😀 His is “one lovely & DARN WITTY blog”… the stories he spins make me wonder what could he feeding on! There must be some creative pills that he’s popping, I’m sure! Hers is an easy-reading blog full of wit and fun fun fun. I fell in love with the blog’s name even before I checked it and well I’m glad that “judging a book by it’s cover” isn’t always wrong.

Can’t I limit my nominees to 4 for now? I usually do follow the rules but I haven’t been around so please cut me a slack. Also all the bloggers I want to nominate already have this award… so it’s not all my fault 🙂 [cracking a meek smile]

5. Included the rules [but broke one]

6. On it, as soon as I get this thing up.

5 deeds I did… today

14 Aug

I always DO deeds. Unfortunately and because I’m going through a very creative phase alongside this incorrigible writer’s block, I’ve decided not to get carried away into not posting anything. Hence, presenting a journal-look-alike and a journal-feel-alike post with 5 deeds of no particular importance and in no particular order.

If you like it without reading it then *Like* it. If you like it after reading it, *Like* it for sure. If you don’t like it without reading it, *Like* it anyway. If you don’t like it after reading it then just leave a comment for motivation’s sake.

First Deed: Repent

I opened my fridge and found out that the yogurt had gone bad. I really wish yogurt were honey, instead [honey never goes bad, just like me]. To make up for my loss, I bing’d the usage of yogurt gone bad. Sadly, there is none. Then I bing’d some more “What happens if I eat yogurt gone bad?” The 144,000,000 results were all highly discouraging.

No, that’s not the picture of my yogurt-gone-bad. I haven’t mentioned clicking its picture now, have I? Duh!!

That’s not my yogurt

Second Deed: Appreciate

I clicked *Freshly Pressed* almost 300 times but didn’t go through any of the blogs featured there. Exception –> The Screenplay: Preparaion, *Like*d the post once into the blog “Paper, Paint and Pixie Dust”  I decided to *Follow* her.  Then I went on to some blogs I had bookmarked a week back and *Follow*ed almost all of them. I couldn’t remember why or how I’d happened to bookmark their blogs but it was totally worth it.

Third Deed: Endeavor

Wrote a lot for the blog. Like a 3-line haiku about the first deed [sounded ridiculous and looked ridiculous too with Gael Garcia Bernal’s face in the backdrop]. Like a post on how difficult it is to live a single life when you are single, blonde and HOT like hell [I couldn’t relate to the post because I maybe single but I’m neither blonde nor HOT like hell]. Like an inspired post from the previous post that never saw the light at the end of the publishing-tunnel – it was about an ugly duckling [bing’d lots of facts about duckling that I lost the very purpose as to why I started to write that post, in the first place].

Fourth Deed: Acknowledge

I received yet another *award* from Innamazing. She has ONE LOVELY BLOG and it takes you OR rather transfers you to another world. I’ll try to do her justice, in every way I can, by being deserving of the award.Today being the *single-writer’s-block* day, I am forced to use the “Future Tense” i.e. I WILL try to do justice…..

Fifth Deed: Multiply

JOY to multiply

While growing up and going through slambooks, I used to find this line almost on every alternate page  –> Life’s like mathematics: Friends to add, enemies to subtract, sorrow to divide and joys to multiply. And that multiplication brings me to the 5th and final deed I did today.

I offered a present [right off the shelf] to a total stranger for his 44th birthday. I found it out obviously because a little bird told one other person and I happened to overhear. He was shocked. This is exactly what I did. I grabbed a bottle, took it to him and said “Happy Birthday, the drink’s on the house” and I walked away [trembling like hell].

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On a Day Like This [an unanticipated sequel]

13 Aug

I mean who’d have thought I’d be waking up to an award after a day like /on-a-day-like-this/ By the way before my morning green-tea coffee [coffee sounds better], I wordpress – I know I’m a loser but what the heck.

Anywhoa, I did get the Reader Appreciation award courtesy *the best blogger in town* Ms. The Lunatic …and I woke up *wide awake* happier… [I’ve never NEVER ever won anything my entire life, not even a flipping *scrabble* match and it almost became a little difficult to accept it at first]

…and it was then that I realised I wasn’t ready with my acceptance speech.

Well so I began working on the rules [there are some rules]: for details please visit my previous post —> /the-reader-appreciation-award/ Working on the rules gave birth to my 41st post which got a *Like* even before I had time to get a look at my own post – post publishing. Sky was beginning to be the limit for my sky-rocketing happiness.

However, the most important part of it all is how unprepared I was. I mean I grew up with Award-fantasies be it the Oscars or the Golden Globe or the BAFTA or the Grammy… Mind you, it wasn’t necessarily because I was working towards any of those awards but because I loved the “acceptance speeches”. So my award-fantasies were actually about the speeches and not merely the awards. And when the part came where I had to “show appreciation to the blogger who awarded you”… my ultimate-fantasy come true… to speak out the words like “I’d like to thank my mom and dad…..”  The words didn’t come out… I was completely floored with overwhelm-ation… If you think I’m making a fuss about nothing, well you didn’t see me sweat on my keyboard and stare at the screen for H.O.U.R.S.

At the end of the day, it was nice to wake up to a day like this immediately after a day not-quite like this. That makes me live the single LIFE. The unpredictability of unbalanced depression, delusion and delight.

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P.S. A speech in time saves nine (hours of staring at your laptop’s screen) 😀 😉 😉

The Reader Appreciation Award: For real

13 Aug



: Pinch: : Pinch:

:Ouch: :Ouch:



:tears of joy:

Anywhoa, one’s gotta do what one’s gotta do or at least try to do. I’m bad, pathetic and I may not even deserve it 😥 But there’s always a “FIRST” and although I know I DO NOT DESERVE this award now, I’ll make sure I’ll be deserving enough in futurospect. Pulling up my socks high, higher [ooops, it’s turned into stockings] and higher still.

The rules of this nomination:

  1. Identify and show appreciation of the blogger who awarded you.
  2. You must add the award logo to your blog.
  3. Tell your readers 7 things about yourself.
  4. You must nominate 5-10 of your favorite bloggers for this award.
  5. Inform your nominees that you nominated them.

Identify and show appreciation of the blogger who awarded you.

Thoughts of a Lunatic : Dig that??? Mind you, she isn’t an ordinary blogger, she’s one FRESHLY PRESSED helluva blogger. [That’s the identification part.]

Showing Appreciation Part:

when words don’t seem enough….

[NB. My words could never have done justice to show appreciation for “Thoughts of a Lunatic” so the space above is reserved for my *feeling of appreciation*… Miss Lunatic, the feelings runneth over…]

You must add the award logo to your blog.

I think it’s there. It wasn’t easy doing that.

Seven things about me:

1. I’m not a writer and unfortunately I came to know this only after I started writing.

2. I’m the kind of a person you can absolutely rely on to “jump up high” and “dance and twirl” in your joy. I don’t know how I do it, I just do it. I didn’t realise how important this trait was until I found out that my very-good-friends would actually wait for me to break their good news [be it a scholarship or a positive strip in a pregnancy test kit].

3. I like traveling but  dread the *Departure* section at the airport. However, it’s quite the opposite in the other *Arrival* Section – love it here more. I wish I could arrive all the time and never depart, just to see the good-to-see-you-back hugs.  [PS. I don’t allow anyone to neither come pick me up nor see me off at the airport. I always travel alone].

4. In 2010, I took on a bet to shave my hair [go 1 on the trimmer]. There were only two of us – my friend with the *trimmer* and me and I desperately wanted to record this moment of insanity. So I tied my camera around his head with a bandana [LOL in retrospect] and turned the cam on. After the ordeal was over, I fond out, to my horror, the *record* button wasn’t pressed properly. To summarise, I like taking bets that make no sense.

5. I love reading people’s T’s. [An anecdote on this: I was reading this guy’s T and couldn’t make any sense. The words were all over the place, something like this – BYT HET I MEY OUR… Determined on my passion, I kept at it and finally decoded it (Yaye!). It read – By the time you read this, I would have checked your tits.]

6.  I can listen to one song repeatedly for months and months and even years. At the moment, you’ll find me listening to “Make you feel my love” sung by Adele.

7. I am single, by choice, but have my doubts [about the choice] every now and then.

My nominations [in no specific order]:

Confusion+time [] His photographs are timeless and his titles are beautifully apt. I’m glad I’m *follow*ing him

The Young Plum [] YOU need to check his blog and find out for yourself i.e. if you haven’t already done it.

Mustand Koji[] This blog isn’t a regular ranting/ random blogging kind, or that’s how I’ve felt. You get to read about World War II, if not straight from the horse’s mouth.

Katlaire [] Yes, opposites do attract. I read/ *Like*/ *Follow* her blog as hers is the side with the lush and greener grass. Her posts are funny and quite insightful [for me].

Fortyteen Candles[] Another hilariously witty blog. Love her, love the way she writes. She’s vacationing at the moment [if I’m not wrong].

My Life in Lists[] If you love lists,  you’ll love her. If you don’t love lists, you’ll still love her.

The Lunatic [] Bending the rule and ONLY because I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU/ YOUR BLOG as a READER and there’s no way I’m not going  to nominate you [even if you’ve got the award already 😀 ]

Inform your nominees that you nominated them. 

I’m on it.

PS. If you’re wondering why [oh why] has “THOUGHTS OF A LUNATIC” nominated me for “THE READER APPRECIATION AWARD”, just know that I’m wondering alongside you.


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