This week, a dear reader suggested that I should share 30 random facts about me. I didn't really know at first if that would be entertaining at all but then I thought WHY THE HELL NOT?
So without further ado, here goes:
I was born at 3:46 a.m and yes, that time is very important to me. In fact, I've made The Husband wish me at exactly that time for years.
I love my birthdays. My birthday is the most important day of my year. And while I appreciate surprises and presents, what I love the most about my birthday is that I usually take charge of the situation and plan my entire day for myself and make sure that it's nothing but epic.
I hate ice-cream. Maybe I don't hate it, but I definitely don't love it. It's just not sweet enough and it's a bit too cold for my taste. Although I do enjoy the occasional Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream. That, Cornetto (mainly for the chocolate at the bottom) and Chocobar (only if it's been broken down and served in a bowl). For the first year that we were together, I pretended to like ice-cream because I didn't want to hurt The Husband's feelings or drive him away from me. Because he is someone who can finish a 5 litre tub of ice-cream in one sitting. I have seen it with my own eyes.
I am 149 cm tall. That's 3 cm short of being 5 feet tall. Which is why I always say I'm "barely" 5 feet tall.
My biggest insecurity as a young adult was my height. For the longest time I would wear heels even on a hiking trail. Thank God I grew out of that phase!
My second biggest insecurity is my teeth. I still haven't grown out of that one yet. I inherited really long, big and sturdy teeth from my mother's side of the family. We all have very healthy gums though. And toothy smiles.
I used to truly believe that my dad could fly like Superman and I thought that I would inherit superpowers once I grew up. He was in the Air Force and his job required him to travel a lot. So he'd return home and say, "I flew there". Yeah, I wasn't a very smart kid.
I am trained in classical Indian dance. Both Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. Kuchipudi from the age of 8 to 10 and Bharatanatyam from the age of 10 to 14. I even had a proper "Arengyettam" ceremony for Bharatanatyam.
I'm trained in classical Indian Carnatic music as well. Again, almost 3 years of training but I can't sing for shit. I used to hate those singing lessons.
I never find shoes my size. I have UK size 2 feet (Europe size 35). It sucks to shop in the kids section.
I hate cooking. But everything I cook is yummy.
I love cleaning. It's borderline obsessive but I'm passionate about cleaning and organising. You can drop in unannounced and 90% of the time, the house will be presentable.
I say that I'm a lazy person (and sometimes, I am) but mostly, I'm a very productive person. I get shit done. I get everything done. I make to-do lists and go through them one by one meticulously.
I love working out but I hate assigning time from my day for work outs.
I listen to audiobooks and podcasts while working out because I need to have the feeling that I'm not wasting time.
I'm a sucker for dogs. I need to adopt a dog soon. I'm ready.
I want to get a Macbook because, Macbook. It looks pretty.
I'm not going to get a Macbook because The Husband sat me down and explained how each internal component of the latest Macbook is shit in comparison to the latest Microsoft Surface Pro 4, for the same price. But then again, I don't need a machine as powerful as the Microsoft Surface Book for what I do.
I hate taking pictures. I'm more of a "in the moment" kind of person. Which is why I remember to take a picture of the food on my table only after I'm halfway through the dish. I don't mind being photographed though. I just hate being the one with the camera.
I love letter writing (or e-mail writing). I have a few readers who keep in touch by sending nice long e-mails about what's going on in their lives. I love reading each one of them and I always respond. I like taking the time off to do that because I believe that focusing your attention to craft a nice letter for someone is very special. I used to send The Husband hand-written letters when we were dating.
I kill all plants. I'm definitely not a plant person. I would totally forget to water them. In fact, I have killed two potted plants in this house. So for me, Ikea artificial plants it is!
I'm a right side kind of person. Right side of the bed, right side of the couch, right side everywhere.
But I still sleep in the middle of the bed and push my furnace of a husband to the edge. It's because when he moves, I move towards him since he's the warm furnace that keeps me warm at night.
I keep a hoodie under the covers when I sleep so that I can wake up and wear it before getting out of bed. I keep it under the covers so that it stays warm all night or else, I'd be cold in the morning. That could just be a psychological thing for all I know.
I'm very materialistic. I need to surround myself with beautiful things. I find happiness in material possessions and I don't think that's a bad thing at all.
That said, I'm not attached to any of my possessions. I could give away my phone, laptop, clothes etc and replace them with new stuff. No emotional attachment most of the time.
I feel sorry for Ankita from 2010. She had so much to learn.
I like Grey's Anantomy despite the fact that most of my friends (including The Husband) constantly bitch about it. I like the writing. I like the plot. But GOD some of the characters are DUMB. Not Christina Yang, though. Christina Yang is my spirit animal.
I don't do favourites. I don't have a favourite movie, TV show, book, actor, Youtuber, Podcaster, blogger, nothing. I think everyone and everything has a uniqueness that cannot be measured in comparison to another.
As a child, I used to wish that I had a sibling (preferably older because like I said, I wasn't a very smart kid). As an adult, I don't know if having a sibling would have made a difference to my life. Either way, I'm happy where I am right now and I don't see the point in thinking about "what could have been".
This is the first time I'm doing something like this and I really have no clue whether you read till the end or even enjoyed it. But do let me know!
On that note, TGIF! Tonight, we relax with wine and animated films. I hope you have a very happy weekend, guys!