Thursday, February 7, 2008

Quirky Me

Prats has tagged me to list six of my non-important things/habits/quirks .. I made a post sometime back on seven weird things about me ... that sounds so much like the current one that Prats has tagged me to do.. However, I am gonna oblige and try and come up with six vague things about me! The Junkie - I love the news.. when I go to the gym, all the time the news channel is blaring. I come back home and read the same on the internet. I have stopped buying the newspaper now.. but when I used to, I would then read the same news on the papers. And then see the analysis on television by people like Larry King and Glenn Beck. Lately I have been having less and less time for this though!
Soda and the iron box
- Being in the west and not a millionaire we have to iron our own clothes. Being a housewife, I take pity on DH and iron his clothes for him. But I am far from organized, I let the pile grow and grow before I get to the iron board. So a pile on one side, iron box in one hand and a can of soda on the other I attack the clothes. I have to drink soda when I iron... even when I have a bad cold. So rather than ditch the soda when I have a cold, I choose not to iron!

Smelly cat
- Every time my clothes are washed and dried.. be it on the clothes line as in India, or in the dryer as here,; I smell them. I love the smell of the crispness in them.. be it that of the sun or that of the bounce dryer sheets!
Rerun theater - I can watch reruns again and again. Of some movies I like and of the comedy series FRIENDS. If I haven't watched the CD for a while, its very likely that I have forgotten most of what happens in it! Thankfully DH shares this habit of watching reruns.. and we love to hoard DVDs for this very purpose.

Stifling Rules
- I dislike the rule book and encourage questioning the rules. Hence I will stop with 5 quirks {wink} {wink}.

There you go.. all done!! I am not gonna tag anybody this time (breaking one more rule).. but anyone who wishes to take it up is welcome to do so.

16 comments:

Thinking aloud said...

phew!! hard time keeping up with your posts...doing a posathon or what!!!

hey the soda and ironing is quite a revelation!! and i love smelling freshly dried clotehs..the best is when they get baked in te sun...the warm feeling is mmmmm....

Aryan said...

oh no..it is raining tags....
I liked your smelling habit. Even I have that habit to smell and check whether cloths smell good before keeping them in wardrobe.
Aryan's mom

Sumana said...

The soda and iron box is a good combo. Sounds like a good way to get the job done. Probably you would have the TV news running too??? Just kidding

Rambler said...

Hey a big fan of reruns myself...Friends. Fresh Prince of Bel Air, anything, you name it:)

Prats said...

mmm hey thanks for doing this...I guess we have just a few more than 5 or 6 that tags ask us to do....


I love the sun dried smell too...but soda????

Silent One said...

Hi Preethi,

I have tagged you.
http://silentoneinlondon.blogspot.com/2008/02/five-posts-tag.html

Lavs said...

Hey..Sorry about not letting you know about my completed tag...Problem no 1: I am SCATTERBRAIN and problem no 2: too frequent power cuts leave me stranded in the middle of a response and unfortunately blogger eats up my half finished message....see today, we had power cut from morning 10 till evening 6. I am gonna rally against the EB of chennai

DotMom said...

I am an info junkie too:) Soda and iron box - I love that title. you need to write a story about it. Tw lines don't do it justice!

Preethi said...

Hey i love the ironing with soda bit. And you choosing the soda over ironing is super cool. he heeee. Hey i'm a fan of reruns too...Seinfeld, Friends, Every body...

rayshma said...

i love re-runs too! :D
esp seinfeld, friends... raymond... well...it's a long list really! :D

ddmom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Very nice blog you have! You write short stories too? Should check it out.
On this post, soda and the iron box - the best. I am the same way but with chai. No matter how hot and humid the climate is, I need my cuppa chai to get going..
Will come back to read about Nantu..

Preethi said...

Suma - Yeah and now break :)
Aryan's mom - yes it is... raining tags I mean
Sumana - Oh yes you got that.. either that or reruns
Rambler - it is good fun isn't it?

Preethi said...

Prats - Yes Soda - and only then {wink}
Silent One - Will get to it soon :)
Lavs - uhuh.. i heard about it.. poor you!
Dotmom - yes that does sound like a good topic for a post.. will think along those lines :)

Preethi said...

Preethi, Rayshma - Its only friends for me.. i watch raymond and seinfield on tbs occasionally.
ddmom - welcome.. and do come back.. thats a wonderful similarity there.. I love my cuppa tea too.

Thinking aloud said...

hey!!! did ure tag ..finally!!!

Neera said...

"Being a housewife, I take pity on DH and iron his clothes for him."

I take a pity on myself for having to iron his clothes :( I wait till he has just a couple shirts left in the wardrobe and then get to it.