Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Sign of 8

a.k.a. "8 Random Facts About Me" tag

I know I have been missing from this blog for quite some time now (weeks?), but you know the reason, right? I have been trying to make my new blog as good as possible (and incidently, why didn't anybody tell me some of the links were broken there?)

So, it is just now that I have been able to take up the 8 Random Facts tag from Nikichan.

The Rules of this tag:

  1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.

  2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.

  3. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).

  4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.

Now, I can tell you simple facts like I am single, or my IQ makes me “Genius” and so on and so forth... But they don't come under category “random”, do they? Also I have a nagging feeling that this tag is some version of this tag I have already done.

Still, telling you 8 more things about me is not exactly inviting stalkers to camp out on my doorstep, is it? (You're supposed to stay “no” here). So, here goes:

  1. I have been asked this many times: Fleiger, because that was my callsign when we had a squdron of simulation fighter pilots in my company. That was as close I could come to “Flying Man” in German.
    Adler came after some people started calling me “Great Eagle” based on my profile picture.

  2. The profile pictures I use are normally of the eagles found in Maharashtra, or in Sahyadri ranges.

  3. You all know how I like to read. What you might not know is that I have started writing 2 novels (a sci-fi and a thriller) and have a third in my head (it will be a sci-fi/alternate reality one), none of which has gone beyond “Prologue” stage.

  4. Our core group of friends is together almost from primary school (4th grade being the latest addition).
    And speaking of my closest friends, let me tell you that the Knights of the round table are also known as “E-Zero Group”, known earlier as “Key-Tone Group” (rhyming with, nay, sounding exactly like the the carbonyl group we all learned about in organic chemistry).
    And no, I haven't exaggerated even a word while describing the exploits of the Knights.
    And yes, there's a whole lot more to come.

  5. When you are born on the lap of Sahyadri, and in the birthplace of Marathi empire, you love the mountains and hiking. Sinhagad is a regular retreat for us. And we have visited many more forts, each hiking trip has a stomach-achingly funny story of its own.

  6. The first time I counted the number of books in my library was in 4th std or thereabouts. The number came out around 300. Since then I have gone down on the number of books I own (most were kiddy books).
    Being the poor student I am, I now try to read the books first, and then if I like them, I will buy them for myself.

  7. One of the few possessions I am proud of is complete Marathi translations Ramayan and Mahabharat (5 and 11 volumes respectively, around 400 pages per volume on average). I have read the entire Ramayan, have gone more than half through Mahabharat volumes.

  8. My favourite TV channels include Comedy Central, Disney and Sci-Fi. I wouldn't say no to a nice Discovery or NGC serial, too (though no animal shows for me).

Now comes the part where I am supposed to tag 8 people. Mwahahahaha...

  1. I think Cuckoo should continue her series of soul-bearing posts...

  2. Sid hasn't been posting for some time now, being busy in studying I guess.

  3. Neihal can have a “Jail Diary” a la Jefferey Archer or Paris Hilton, right?

  4. I would say this is something Princess Stefania should do to take her mind a bit off the grief.

  5. I am not sure, but I can't find if Keshi has taken up this tag.

  6. Priya has avoided Summer tag for a long time, so I guess I should burden her with one more as a punishment.

Have I run out of people to tag? In that case, do leave a comment and take up the tag if you want.

In any case, do leave a comment and take up the tag if you want.

- The Great Eagle Has Spoken...

Quote of The Day:

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)


Voracious Blog Reader said...

Jumped here from Tulip's Blog.

Isn't it "Flieger" instead of "Fleiger"?

Voracious Blog Reader

Fleiger said...

@VBR: Welcome to my blog...

And come on, give a guy some credit for personalization ;)

Priyank said...

hey! I'm sure this tag has infected all blogs. Infact, some of the people did it twice :)

Cuckoo said...

Hmmmm... I knew quite a few of them. ok, some of them.

No. 3 is interesting.

And come on, have mercy on me.. I haven't done two of your prev tags. In all I have 7 pending ones. I have been tagged by this tag as well.
And as you said even I did a similar tag, thanks to you, the tagger.

So, if I do, it'll be after those so many tags.

Fleiger said...

@Priyank: Well, as I said, 16 is not such a big deal, right? And it makes for a lot of fun thinking of what to hide and what to tell... Think "fashion" ;)

You sound like you are one of the few people who has avoided this. Care to take it on?

@Cuckoo: If you ever read Harry Potter, you will know that 7 is a magical number. Well, you don't have to read HP to know 7 is a magical number.

Long story short, start with this tag and finish the list of all 8 tags in the spirit of this one asap.

Keshi said...

hehe nice one PHELJUUR ;-)

ur a book worm we know that! wut abt u being the HP history legend? :)

I have done this one b4...check out my post at:


rebel said...

OMG, you have friends from kindergarten? Thats amazing!!!

Priyank said...

O Traurig... I have already done it twice :(
माझ्या माहितीतला तु पहिलाच ज्याने संपूर्ण रामायण वाचलय. मी विचारही केला नाही.

SiD said...

Need some time sir jeee.. need some time...
have thought of 3 points.. need to think about 5 more!! :)
counting library books!! *bow*

Fleiger said...

@Keshi: HP history legend?
And that was a different tag, my friend... This is "8" tag :D

#Rebel: Well, if you mean that we have been friends since we were kindergarteners, Yes...

@Priyank: Are, maja yete vachayala. Mul Sanskrit shlokanche marathi bhashantar ahe.

@Sid: We can't spare too much money in today's world, remember...
And the counting was for a kind of book sharing scheme we had with our neighbour kids. We had catalogue and all like a proper library, you know...

tulipspeaks said...

i'm interested to know more about #3. :P


Fleiger said...

@Tulip: Well, the story "Vairangad" I put up recently (and is yet to be finished) is one of the prologues. As for the others, well, let's just say they are yet to be digitized properly.

Princess Stefania said...

Better late than never, innit? There you go. Tag completed. :P