Friday, July 21, 2006

4 A Piece

After a long absence from updating the blog, I finally received the “Last Call” from Deepa regarding her tag yesterday. So I thought, I should update the blog, finally...

So, Deepa, here's the tag:

4 jobs I’ve had:
I guess only paying jobs count, so there are only 3:

  • Software Engineer – first job I got, straight out of college

  • Stacks assistant – in my college library, putting books back in place, dream part-time job I can get

  • Programming Assistant – I think thats what I should call it

4 films I could watch again and again:
Many movies will come under this heading and I can watch parts of many more movies repeatedly, and the top honors go to:

  • Andaz Apna Apna - I love eggs...

  • Dil Chahta Hai – beet gayein who din

  • Hera Pheri – Need any comments?

  • Topgun – No surprises given that I am fighter enthusiast.

4 places I’ve lived in:
Let's count the places I have lived in for more than a month (which excludes the places I have been to for long duration camps), and exclude Pune, which is my home town

  • Hyderabad – where I was trained for my first job, 4 months of fun

  • Mysore – where I worked for around 1.5 years

  • Stuttgart, Germany – for 2 months, onsite

  • Durham, NC – where I study currently

4 TV series I like to watch:
No cable where I live, but I watched a lot of TV till I reached Durham, so:

  • FRIENDS – need I say anything?

  • SWAT Kats – T-Bone and Razor, who else?

  • Takeshi's Castle – on Pogo, the only reality show (if you can call this that) I watch.

  • CID – one of the few crime/detective serials which are not unintentionally funny (I had to omit Byomkesh Bakshi from this list as it is no longer aired)

4 places that I’ve been on vacation to:
Of course, I will omit Nasik, which being my mother's place was vacation spot of choice for every vacation.

  • Manali

  • Byet Okha (Dwaraka)

  • Mahabaleshwar (for camp, and more importantly 2 days with my friends)

  • Goa, Kanyakumari, Kodaikanal, Ooty etc (Should not include this in “vacations” list, since technically this was part of our so called “Industrial tour”, but honesty compels)

4 websites I visit everyday:
Barring mail sites, and Google -

  • Orkut – ok, it's not a visit, I am usually at orkut when I am online

  • Google Reader – for keeping track of blogs

  • Cartoon strip websites – that's Sinfest, PhD Comics, CAD and LICD. And Garfield.

  • Blogger – for updating my blog and commenting on others blogs (when in US)

4 books I’d love to read again and again:
Only 4? Ok, then I must limit this to top 4 in the list (And I agree with Deepa, about 90% novels I like are worth nth reading)

  • Sherlock Holmes (The Complete Adventures of ... one)

  • Harry Potter Series

  • Any book of PuLa

  • Mrityunjay – The greatest book on any Mahabharata character

4 favorite dishes:
Difficult question, but here goes:

  • Methi vegetable

  • Potato slices (or what is called batatyachya kacharya in Marathi)

  • Bhel, Panipuri etc chat dishes

  • Any sweet dish (and that is ANY)

4 places where I’d like to be right now:
Aah, Home, Pune does not count currently as I am sitting there. So, I will start from Rank #2, discounting fiction like “with my girlfriend”:

  • Nasik

  • On The Round Table, with everybody in full flow – there is a big history behind this, which will come out soon. Suffice here to say that this was a real table in my friend's house which has seen some of the best hours in our life. This is where we learnt that “stomach ache due to laughter” is not a myth, repeatedly.

  • Any place with my friends – As I said, we don't need a laughter club, its laugh till (and sometimes even after) you drop.

  • Mysore – Ok, I miss the company campus sometimes... there, it's out.

4 people I’m gonna tag:
Many people from my friend's list are missing from blog scene. But still:

Again Deepa, sorry for delay...

The Great Eagle has spoken...

Quote of The Day:

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)


silverine said...

Have already done this tag at Think Pad :))
I loved the Sherlock Holmes capers!

silverine said...
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silverine said...

Hey nice to see the great eagle back in action. I thought you had gone extinct!! :))

Figo said...

Stacks assistant!! :))

places you could live in doesnt include Pune?

that's interesting.

Fleiger said...

@Figo: Stack Asst is the person who replaces books returned to library. And places I've lived in does not include Pune, as being my hometown, it is so obvious, so given chance to other cities.

Sidharth said...

Though i wasnt tagged... but cudnt resist Tagging Myself..
what will u call it..taggicide (tagg + suicide)