Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Patricia's Tag.. and a domestic update

Couple of weeks back Patricia of ColoursDekor passed on a Tag, and "now ", I feel, would be the best time for me to take it up. I am not too good at writing ..let alone writing about myself. So this more me talking than writing :)

Before I get to the Tag, a Big Hi!! to everyone out there and a quick update on the Blue household. Lil Blu's school closed for summer vacation almost a month back. So the tornado is at home full-time and wreaking havoc around here. A good part of my days are spent shuttling between parks , play-dates, malls, the tub ( which he refers to as his personal swimming pool) and my car ( where he pretend-drives for hours on end) . Cooking, Cleaning, Home-projects and all other domestic activities have been put on a temporary hold..and all we do are sing ABC's, race Hotwheels, make freezer-pops and build fortresses out of sofa-cushions.

So now you know why I said NOW would be a good time to take up the Tag. I am badly in need of some grown-up time and some caffeine . And, here you go !

June 24, 5 pm
1. What is your current obsession ?
The organic milk chocolate bars from Equal-Exchange , they are out-of-this-world!
2.What is your weirdest obsession ?
Well, I have been told by many that I have a mild degree of OCD. I am constantly in the quest of Order. I am sure most of my friends would testify to it ..I have offered to several of them to re-organize their spaces ( that is, as soon as I am done with mine ) ;-)

3.What are you wearing today?
White shirt and denim.

4.What is for dinner?
Chicken Cutlets, Bread, Boiled corn and fruits for dessert.

5.What is the last thing you bought?
A white canister ( for coffee )

6.What are you listening to right now ?
CNN .. and Blu trying to spell out the headlines

7.What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Patricia-Very friendly , Spirited , Adventurous and Thoughtful. I would love to have her for a friend :)

8.If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be ?
India; Trivandrum to be specific

9.What are your must have pieces for summer ?
Linen pants, sun glasses and a good pair of sneakers

10.If you could go anywhere in the world for the next one hour where would you go ?
Hmmm , just an hour ??!! I would rather take a nap :)

11.Which language would you like to learn ?

12.What is your favourite quote?
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. -Helen Keller

13.Who do you want to meet right now ?
Joe, my husband. He left for work before I woke up in the morning.

14.Whats your favorite color ?
Don't you know already ?? It is Blue !

15.Whats your favorite piece of clothing in your closet ?
Denim by Gap

16.What is your dream job ?
A pastry chef ... you said dream-job right ??

17.What is your favorite magazine ?
None really !! I occasionally flip through Country Living, Real Simple and Better Homes and Gardens . But I dont subscribe any .

18.If you had a $100 now , what would you spend it on ?
A Vintage train-set for the boy.

19.What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Anytime you try to be trendy forgetting to check if you actually look good in it .

20.Who are your style icons ?
Shabana Azmi, Michelle Obama

21.Describe your personal style ?
Depends, sometimes athletic, sometime relaxed .. ( it is not in my style to be dressy .. comfort rules !!)

22. What are you going to do after this ?
Take Blu out for a walk .

23.What are your favourite movies ? Beautiful Mind, Scent of a Woman,Pursuit of Happiness, Amistad, Bharatham( Malayalam), Mounaragam (Tamil) are some of them... and most of the Mohanlal movies in the 80's and early 90's .

24. What are your three cosmetic/ makeup/ perfume products you cant live without ?
Moisturizer , lip balm and deodorant.

25.What inspires you ?
Company of other inspired people , my friends and of course my two boys !

26.Give us 3 styling tips that always work for you ? In terms of home decor (1) Fresh flowers (2) No rules; anything long as YOU like what you see (3) If you "cant see the room"...Edit, Edit, Re-Edit !!

27.What do you do when you have "nothing to wear" , even when your closet is packed ?
I usually grab a T-shirt from Joe's side.. and on rare occasions , I have gone rightaway to shop for something new

28.Coffee or tea ?
Strictly Coffee :)

*The rules are: Respond and rework – answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, and add one more question of your own.

So ,That's me !!
I am taking a rain check on passing the tag.

Happy summer to you all


  1. All the answers are so impressive!! It is always nice to know more about you! And your day.

    Thank you for the kinds words... and ofcourse I am your friend... That goes without saying!!

    Also.. Love that quote!!

    And the obsession... I think I share that with you!! I'm always sorting & clearing & putting things in order at home… at have offered to do it (and done it!) for friends & family!! My husband things I’ve got ‘Compulsive Cleaning Disorder’!!

    PS- by the way.. My kids start summer vacation today… and I’m eternally hunting for ideas to keep them busy… So I no the feeling!!

    Have a nice weekend!!

  2. Aswathy,
    Good to hear more about you! Have a great summer!

  3. Patricia,
    Thanks . I totally enjoyed doing it ..

    Glad you liked what you read . Just read your post about your upcoming vacation . Have a great time !!

  4. Very interesting indeed! and thank you for your comment!

  5. Aswathy, great to know you better:) What's li'l boy blu's real name? :) He sounds like a cute heart!!



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