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2009-05-15

I don't beleive I .....

Just a couple days back , when I was having lunch with my "office" friends ( its funny how we categorize our friends as being "office"/"building"/"internship" friends)anyways the lunch - to which I eagerly look forward to as there is a mount of brain-storming huddle ranging from politics to technology , unsolicited reviews on books/movies , office-gossip that adds flavor to the morose cafeteria food.

So again coming back to my last week lunch - we were just talking about some of our incidents - good...bad...ugly... and it struck to me that there a few things - big and small that I've done and cant believe that I actually did them.

So here goes my quick list of five...with no specific order of preference..or asininity.. or smartness...

1) Last week after coming out of the shower, I realized , there was a crust of nail polish that was peeling off my nails which have been shouting for a manicure from the last month .(Also note here, that I have a habit of applying a delicious(lavender) toner after a face wash )So I decided to cater to it and took a cotton-ball and opened my acetone(nail-polish remover) bottle. The toner thing is so etched into my system, that mechanically, I dabbed the cotton ball dripping with acetone on my face. And ouchhhh... it hurts..it stings...it burns...I screamed with pain...when the acetone touched the arrant pimple on my chin...
and to punish me for my lack of attention... i still have an ugly red scar on my chin that sits there to tell the story of my stupidity :(

2) today morning... quick and un-deemed one : was talking on the phone with mom- getting into the car - one leg inside and the other dangling out - i closed the door - totally unconscious and oblivious - bearing the brunt of unsuccessful effort of multitasking ... and now trying to hide a big purple-black clot on my knee

3) now this one's one of my favorites... and its really hard to believe that (let alone me...be it anyone ) could have the audacity to do this...
Its during one of my engineering exams...this paper was one of the toughest i have ever written.. so tough that i remember reading the paper atleast 10 times, in hope to find a question that I could remotely answer...the students sitting in the first few seats had actually started discussing the question ( the examiner dint seem to mind it )...but he was standing just next to me ( last row...last bench...so that he could properly supervise the class? )... towards the end of the exam i was so overcome with paranoia...that I very innocently told the examiner " sir...can I please copy the last question"
i think..he couldn't believe it either....hahaha

4) now i have acrophobia... and moreover...i cant cant cant sit in rides that go up just for that funny feeling in your stomach...but with a lot of pushing and confidence building... i have a feather in my hat - I have let myself go through the amazing experience of paragliding. Although I kept my eyes closed throughout the flight :) - i have to admit that i absolutely loved it... and cant promise if I can do it ever again or not !!!

5) and this one... i cannot stop talking about...sometimes even in the same conversation i find myself saying this... ...... .... i have a tattoo.. no no no... i have twoooo !!!
This one finds a place in my this list because... I am so so so so scared of needles that once when I had to take an anesthesia injection for a small incision in my foot - the doctor had to call the shrink on duty - because I was apparently a case of "serious-needle-phobia".
When I decided that I wanted one( that was a sudden decision- got up - decided i "had" to have one )...I was as scared as I was excited.. but with a lot of convincing from Amit and watching him go through it first ... I finally gathered the grit to get those needles pierce through my dermis.
For the second one... I was equally scared as I was for my first one...again A comes into the picture...convinced me how beautiful my first one looked...and reminded me how much I wanted this one... and I gotttt it :)

By the way... did I mention - I have two tattoos ;)

24 comments:

  1. Oh! The first two points made me wonder if I am sillier.
    Recently, I didn't wash my face for two days because I didn't want to touch one silly pimple on my face. But, the third day, when I started washing my face, it went automatically!
    Saw your profile picture. Lady, you are really pretty :-)

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  2. Tattoos ----------- I remember some one telling me that tattoo is something persona. and it is a style statement ;-)
    well tattoos remain with you all through your life so any one who has the guts to go through all that pain and then can see it on his/her body every day then go ahead and enjoy making a style statement.
    Why was i not told about the two accidents acetone on the face and that car mishap ???????
    how i wish I was there to see the expression on your teacher's face and the reaction of your frnds when you sought permission to cheat. HONESTY IN CHEATING . wa kya baat hai cheating bhi karo par permission lekar . How honest you are !!!!!!!

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  3. man,it was so cool..every single one,pimples,scar,tattoo,blood clot,adventure,..ur absent mindedness makes others have a good laugh!!but honesty was the best!!

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  4. 3. Perhaps you could plz tell me how the poor examiner responded.
    I am an engineering student too, and I can totally relate to your situation..

    4. Try Bungee Jumping.

    :)

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  5. @Ramya

    Thank you so much for the compliment :)
    these pimples are my biggest enemies...they make an appearance on the day when most pictures are to be taken (like an outing or a get together :( )

    @rameez - bungee jumping... i almost have an attack at the mere thought of it :(
    have u tried it?

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  6. You do seem to have more than a fair share of mishaps! Glad you made it as far as my blog unscathed! x

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  7. so did he left you copy ??!! I would never dare ask that :P ... way to go girl ! (hi five!)

    and paragliding is in my bucket list too...glad a fellow acrophober (?) survived it ;)

    u have tattoooossss..i always always wanted one....awesome!!! :D

    nice post..nice idea..was smiling all thru :)

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  8. Tattoos..... I used to have many....got usually from the bubble gums that I used to have in my childhood...boomer, big babol and sometimes cartoon characters from those childrens books...

    My fav spot to put a tattoo was on the forehead of others :D ;)

    Exams were sleep hours for me ;)

    Quest

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  9. Needles hated, but two tattoos? You are braver than I!

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  10. Ah, engineering exams there... the longest I've sat in one of those was about 90 minutes... and my professors always thought I was gonna come back, so they always used to warn me before I left the exam hall... never copied in one of the finals though...

    What sub was it anyway?

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  11. wow, that was a candid account, nice to know about you, it indeed gave me a peep into your life. cheers take care

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  12. hi m new on ur blog but i found every thing wonderful :)

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  13. ha ha ha some tough moments haan, but they just made me laugh! Nicely decribed!!

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  14. hmhm.... i have always wanted a tattoo....

    Waiting to get out on my own else, my parents will kill me.. :D



    cheers.


    muthu
    www.average-everyday.blogspot.com

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  15. 3rd one is the craziest thing...
    wat happend after that, did he allow?

    urs
    suree

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  16. The 2nd one was a good one...I usually end up banging the door on the persons leg who is getting off the car after me (completely unintentional though) :-P

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  17. i have three tattooooooos and five piercings :P

    the name is chriz!!!!

    chriz

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  18. I badly need to get one as well ..... hmmmmm !!!

    Smart post to add ...........

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  19. @chronicwriter i emailed u...not sure if u got it or not...just curious about ur tattoos...what so u have

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  20. Loved it. Nice one. What tatoos do u have? How did u cheat? Did you cheat?

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  22. @SPACE LOVER ...i am sorry ...i cant stop laughing...but whats the comment ?

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  23. Hello Neha,

    I can surely see first one.
    I have done something similar and by gosh it hurts.

    About the exam one... what finally happened? I am curious to know :))

    Lastly tatoos!!! OK, that one really makes me wonder, how you went thru it specially if you have needle-fobia. You must have become very brave!! I have none, but maybe some day...

    And lastly, keep multi-tasking simple. Do not hurt yourself anymore.

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  24. ur copy in the exam reminds me of my 10th boards exam. some not-too-important paper of yoga or physical education. the examiner-in-charge caught this boy in the class and asked him to stop copying. he responded back with "please sir. one last question.." :)

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