On worms and peak hours

I’ve been quite for quite a while! In that time, I’ve run and stood still; withered and grown; devolved and evolved.

All in all, I’m still me but at a different place in this journey of life. As comes with most of my pursuits, I’d like to try something new, so here is my first stab at humour arising from random ruminations ( warning- it will very likely be of the scarcastic kind). 

“Early bird catches the worm only if the hours are before peak hours; otherwise they are all squished.”

If you want to know what triggered it- here’s a hint below; or you could just ask nicely ;).

P.S. I hope to keep up with the blogging so I’ll be seeing you around!

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Weekly Haiku Challenge #42 : Love and last

This week’s haiku challenge from Ronovan included the words Love and last. The prompt words immediately conjured up lots of images and I was quite excited to attempt them. I even managed to include a haiku dedicated to waffles!!

Writer’s inspiration

To write, I set you

free – you stupidly returned;

Alas, our love will last.

Teenage love

“Our love, tests shall pass;

but you got a new boyfriend,

oops, that did not last!

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Insatiable

Rich belgian waffle,

not a moment does it last,

fleeting taste of love.

Woman

I first bumped into this weekly Haiku Challenge on Felicity’s blog. 

I found the concept quite interesting and since I’ve lazing about in my comfort zone for far too long, I decided to jump right into deep end ! Here’s my attempt at the Haiku (hopefully it classifies as a Haiku): the prompt words are foul and sweet.

 

Angelic sweet love,

Only she possesses extreme,

Hell’s foul wrath when scorned.

 

In response to Weekly Haiku Challenge 37 from Ronovan Writes.

The voices in my head

I drag myself home, exhaused after a long, ceaseless, unfruitful day. I barely manage to stagger through the door and plopped on to the sofa drinking in the calmness of my rarely empty house. As the cushions deflated and the air squeezed out painfully through the seams under my couch-potatoness, I flipped open my laptop – my sole means of company (and light) at this dark hour. Browsing throught the internet, I stumble across today daily prompt page and begin to read.

Imaginary Friend

Many of us had imaginary friends as young children. If your imaginary friend grew up alongside you, what would his/her/its life be like today? (Didn’t have one? write about anon-imaginary friend you haven’t seen since childhood.)

“Me, me !! It’s talking about me you moron! “ it piped up.

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Double Whammy : It’s raining awards

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All righty! It’s about time I put work on the back burner for good and get back to having a life (even if it’s just my month old blogging life) – just kidding with the back burner bit; I need my job so that I can fund my eternal quest for the perfect belgian waffle 😛 I can be a clown considering all the crazy juggling I do, nonetheless, I turn my eyes from the blog for a bit and wham ! I receive nominations from two perfectly  awe-inducing bloggers Carter Vail and alexdoesstuffsometimes for two awards!!

My first thought was that it must be some kind of a joke, but then curiosity got better of me and I decided to take the matter in my hands. As I browsed through blog post after blog post on the award, I realised that the awards that I’ve been nominated for are the real deal – One lovely blog award and Liebster Award!! Once my little brain had digested the enormous fact, I felt the swell rising inside me. Heck, I felt like John O’keefe – or not – okay maybe a broke John O’keefe.  And my curiosity piqued again – why in the world would someone sane nominate my blog, its only a month old (to be honest, I wasn’t even sure anyone would read my blog when I started)? But the swell got better of me. So while my brain farts and the happy ballooning played tug of war inside of my insane head, I decided to complete the requirements of the award. In all the confusion that ensued, I ended with this mash up of a post!

First of all, really like to thank both Carter Vail and alexdoesstuffsometimes for the nomination – there wouldn’t have been a happy-inflated-gas-balloon-of-a-me had it not been for the two of you! I’m a hot air balloon in the sky !!

Now on to the rules of the two awards (*pulls hair out* *stresses about getting everything correct*) which are to be followed to the T if I am to accept the award. * starry daydreams of being on stage bowing to an applauding audience*

I’ll start with the One Lovely Blog Award first since it was the first nomination I received. The nominees for this award are chosen by fellow bloggers with the aim to recognise new or up-coming bloggers and to help them reach more viewers. It acknowledges bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with their viewers and followers ( Or so I read – okay , so I tried to do my homework :P) – Beautiful thoughts-who? Me, really??

1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you for the award and link back to them in your post:

I’ve already done that but to be honest Carter Vail and alexdoesstuffsometimes  I cannot thank you enough for the encouragement that you guys have given me through this nomination! It means a lot especially since I am always awestruck every time I visit your blogs. So once again – thank you !! You guy’s rock – and so do your blogs !!

2. Add one lovely blog award logo to your post – Done !!

3. Share 7 facts about yourself – uh oh – this is a difficult one but I’ll still give it a shot:

  • Let me start by saying that I talk – a lot! As in never ending ceaseless rambling talk – I always have things to say and I jump from topics to topics- quite randomly and get back to the initial topics somewhere mid way leaving everyone confused – where was I ? Oh! I see, you’ve figured the talking bit  out already….
  • I love dogs – they are the most adorable creatures on the planet, I say that despite having been bitten by one – In-your-face dog haters !
  • I am addicted to chocolate and can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner – not to forget the snacks in between too 😛 In also my, I am eating a chocolate chip cookie right at the moment of typing this.
  • Reading is my favourite activity – I’ll read anything, especially when I eat – including backs of cereal boxes and food wrappings if I fail to get my hands on anything else.
  • Sleeping is also my favourite activity. When I was in school, my biggest aim during holidays to sleep as much as possible at a stretch  and I would end up averaging between 12-13 hrs per day (okay I am sleepy now)!
  • I have a scar on my left leg which I got when I walked over what I thought was a plank (but turned out to be glass) and my leg went through – and I was reluctant to get stitches, not because it would hurt but it would break my record of being the only one amongst my friends who didn’t have stitches (okay, I was 12). Though eventually I did get them and spoke to my mum non-stop throughout out the process (Not so hard to believe now, is it? – see what I did there? :P)
  • I enjoy writing, I wrote my first ever piece of written work (a poem) when I was 12. Come to think of it the year I was 12 was quite an eventful year in my life – I wrote, learnt fiberglass painting and got stitches too!!!

4. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform the nominees by commenting on their blog: I am not sure if I have exactly 15, but below are the blog(gers) who I feel deserve the award.

 

Phew ! Now onto the Liebster award !!!  And the nominees are * drumroll*

Yes that’s true !! You guys are fantastic and deserve both of the awards!

The rules for the Liebster award are as follows:

  • Post the award on your blog – done that too
  •  Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog: thank you yet again Carter Vail and alexdoesstuffsometimes , :D!
  •  Write 11 random facts about yourself – wow, I’ve already written 7 , now another 11? Okay, I’ll just cheat a little bit and add 5 more *sweat drips from forehead*
  1. I love to eat, not just chocolate – I love food in general ( No, I’m not a glutton ! Okay, maybe borderline… )
  2. It took me two whole years of contemplation to finally get myself a blog
  3. I’ve had a dog, a cat and a bunch of fishes as pet all at the same time – my house was a zoo!
  4. When I was a kid, I wanted to have a zoo in my backyard
  5. I wanted to be a scientist after watching Jurassic Park , so I could have my own Jurassic park in addition to the zoo!
  •  Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 (or 1000 – too many award versions online) followers  – done that too  ( I am feeling efficient now!! )
  •  Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions
  1. Pea-green nail polish, edgy or icky? Umm… with the right outfit quite edgy I say!
  2. Tea or coffee? Both! Coffee in the morning te ain the evening!
  3. Favourite holiday? My trip to Switzerland with my mum, aunt and cousins – the whole trip was plagued by us being late for planes, trains and buses !! It was probably the funniest and craziest trip I ever had.
  4. List three of your hobbies: Writing, reading and talking.
  5. What’s your favourite genre of music? I listen to anything that pleases my ear (and heart).
  6. What’s your favourite genre of film? Science fiction
  7. What was your favourite subject in school? English
  8. Impulse purchasing: Fess up, do you do it? Who doesn’t 😛
  9. What’s your favourite ice cream flavour? Lol, it thould be obvious by now – chocolate !
  10. On a scale of 1 (not at all) to 10 (very, very much), how much of a procrastinator are you? 10 – thats why it took me a week to even write this post 😛

And my 11 questions are :

  1. What’s your favourite dessert?
  2. What’s the longest you’ve slept at a stretch?
  3. Name at least 3 books that have impacted you (bonus points for why).
  4. What activity do you find most therapeutic?
  5. What is your favourite colour and the least favourite?
  6. Name one song that you find timeless.
  7. What is your biggest achievement in life and why?
  8. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
  9. What are the top places you want to visit ?
  10. If there is one thing that you would desperately want to do right now, what would that be ?
  11. Last but not the least, why did you decide to blog?

Allright guys , its your turn to carry the torch now ! looking forward to your responses ! Enjoy the glory – you deserve it !

Talking nirvana

Counting Voices A lively group discussion, an intimate tête-à-tête, an inner monologue — in your view, when it comes to a good conversation, what’s the ideal number of people?

In the empty landscape encased by the eerie glow,
Adrift a little figure with the knitted brow;
Ferreting, foraging, frisking the nirvana ,
For a specimen or a few of the babbling fauna;
To gain nirvana being it’s sole purpose,
It seeks a topic, person, poetry or a prose;
Inciting the perdurable enlightenment of the marbles,
The fiery shattering of the shackles;
What does it matter- one , two or three,
If the gift of thought is what really sets the mind free?