A morning last week was one of my happiest mornings in a while, thanks to an unexpected notification I found (my mornings are usually too hurried for any emotions to get acknowledged for longer than a few minutes).
Arvind Vairavan (mycastleofdreams.wordpress.com) nominated me for the Versatile Blogger award (thank you so much, Arvind, again). I think everyone should hop over to his blog and definitely read the ‘I’m a hypocrite‘ post. We’re all hypocrites, but I came to realize a few more ways in which I’m one after reading it.
As a rule of continuing the chain, I’m required to write any seven things about me, as well as nominate any 15 blogs of my choice in turn. So, here goes:
1. ‘My ambition is handicapped by laziness.’
2. I’ve never related to anything as much as I relate to this:
I’m terrible at being Bill too. A couple of times I’ve tried to tell myself I was Benedict.
3. I’m a master procrastinator. It doesn’t matter what it is. Could be taking a bath, could be studying for a Semester exam. I’m at my most productive after midnight, so I just postpone everything until then. Its almost like a serious illness. My brain has no control over me.
4. I almost failed 12th grade Maths.
Every time I looked at my Maths textbook all I could think of was running away to the forest. Living as a tribal.
Otherwise, I planned to take a bus just before the boards and never come back. I was going to just live on the road.
That particular day-dream will never leave my mind. It’s always there. The scene in the movie Forrest Gump where Forrest just stops thinking and runs and runs, from coast to coast without turning back and without giving an explanation is one of my favorite scenes ever.
5. I rely on Atticus Finch to decide what to do sometimes. I just think ‘if Atticus was in my place, what would he do?’ It helps.
6. I hate routine. I hate it. Thinking about having it as an indelible part of life hardly fails to bring on an existential crisis for me. Some other things I resent are narrow-mindedness, being judgmental, rules (in an institution, in society, everywhere), and wastage of anything, especially food (I don’t understand how anyone can throw it; food is very important to me).
7. I wish I was a feral child sometimes, because I have no idea how much of what I believe and do is my own brain talking and how much is society-conditioning.
The 15 great blogs I nominate in turn:
- Kelley’s DIY
- Fertile Curiosity
- Marcus Antoninus
- Michael Stephen Wills
- Sonyboy Fugaban
- The Sunflower Collective
- A Dreamer’s Destination
- Jennifer Menninger
- Brian Lageose
- An Armchair Perfectionist
There are so many art, fashion, photography, cooking and writing blogs I’d like to nominate, if not for the 15-blog limit.