Meme Tag

The goddess of love and beauty—Venus—tagged me…

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4.
but I realized, just in time, that would be a little tactless.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.
Stretched but stopping as my arm is aching…

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Tom and Jerry on Cartoon Network

4. Without looking, guess what time it is?

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
9. 01PM

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Thillanas on Violin by Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
July 2005. I was going to the hospital.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
I was reading a book—Getting Real by 37Signals

9. What are you wearing?
Kavi (Saffron) colored mundu and Maroon T shirt

10. Did you dream last night?

11. When did you last laugh?
A few minutes back.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Two windows, three 15A and two 5A power points, 7 switches, a Hitachi air conditioner, and a poster that says “My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure”, a wall clock and bookshelves.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
Everything is weird…

14. What do you think of this quiz?

15. What is the last film you saw?
Transporter 2

16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
An ibot wheelchair, a Bose LifeStyle 48 Home Entertainment System, a 63” Samsung High Definition Plasma TV, a Lenovo 3000 Q100 with 20” TFT monitor, a Lenovo 3000 N100 Notebook, all the books that I want to purchase and keep the rest in the bank.

17. Tell me something about you that I dunno.
I have the habit of writing down sentences I like while reading (fiction and nonfiction) and watching movies and then memorizing them.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
I leave such things to God.

19. Do you like to dance?
No. I learned Bharatanatyam for a few months when I was in the 4th standard and then itself I understood that it was not for me.

20. George Bush.
“It’s totally wiped out. … It’s devastating, it’s got to be doubly devastating on the ground.” —turning to his aides while surveying Hurricane Katrina flood damage from Air Force One, Aug. 31, 2005.

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Not thought about it.

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Not thought about it.

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?

24. What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
“I wanted to welcome you my dear child.” Usually St. Peter sits at the pearly gates.

25. 5 people who must also do this meme in their journal.
Anybody who is interested and have time.


  1. silverine said,

    April 21, 2006 at 11:10 pm

    Me too did the meme in my other blog.

    TAGs are like confessionals. Very revealing !!!:)

  2. Deepa said,

    April 22, 2006 at 12:15 am

    i did this one too

    btw , u forgot one thing abt CET mhites … what happens on mh day ….

    that seriously is smthg

  3. quills06 said,

    April 22, 2006 at 1:20 am

    Enjoyed reading your tag.

    At least you stuck at Bharatanatyam for a few months. That itseld is very commendable. 🙂

    Oh and Tom and Jerry…used to love it as a kid. Still do.

  4. Sarah said,

    April 22, 2006 at 2:06 am

    i liked the poster…my strength…..

  5. Mayacassis said,

    April 22, 2006 at 3:56 am

    tom n jerry me too me too

    I love the poster that you have poster that says “My strength is the strength of ten, because my heart is pure
    It’s very true you know

    I wish you become a multimillionaire overnight:)

    I have the habit of jotting down stuff i like too.but I wish I had a great memory which coud just keep it in like a computer’s.

    wow…you learnt bharatnatyam…well..i used to want to learn but I know it’s not for me too..i’d rather do the monkey dance

  6. Geo said,

    April 22, 2006 at 7:14 am

    Salutes sir!! ..for the spirit…

  7. silverine said,

    April 22, 2006 at 8:08 am

    “but I realized, just in time, that would be a little tactless.”


  8. Alexis Leon said,

    April 22, 2006 at 10:49 am

    silverine: What you have told about the tags is very true.

    Deepa: Read your tag. But you have avoided a lot questions :-). I was talking about the occasions when the inmates (only inmates) of the hostel got drunk. During the MH day and MN Union inauguration, there will be guests. But that is a different sort of fun.

    quills: Bharatanatyam, I learned the basic steps and then realized it was not my cup of team. Tom and Jerry is something that I can watch for hours 🙂

    Sarah: It is by Lord Alfred Tennyson from the poem Sir Galahad.

    Mayacassis: Another T&J fan 🙂 I liked the quote very much, so I made the poster myself in PowerPoint, took a color printout and got it framed. Thank you. I will give you a treat when I become a multimillionaire :-).

    I have spiral note books of my jottings. I read them again and again till I memorize them. When I am reading online, I do the same thing, but do a cut & paste to a word document.

    Geo: Thank you Geo. When life deals you a bad hand, you just have to play it and make the most of it. That’s life 😉

    silverine: I was waiting for your reaction to that. Was wondering how you missed it the first time :-). It is from The Complete Yes Prime Minister.

  9. James Bright said,

    April 22, 2006 at 4:32 pm

    Alexis, I was very busy all these days, working 12 hrs a day, on call..! When I come back home, I will be completely drained!
    I will soon respond the tag which you have given to me.
    I am really sorry for the delay, my dear..!

  10. James Bright said,

    April 22, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    Oh.. I love bharathanatyam.
    That ibot chair is amazing!
    But the 63 inch hdtv plasma is too big isn’t it?
    I love the 32 hdtv plasma.

  11. Suji said,

    April 22, 2006 at 6:37 pm

    “Everything is weird…” Very true. Life is quite weird most of the time.

  12. venus said,

    April 22, 2006 at 11:08 pm

    goddess of beauty and love, I’m very flattered 🙂
    Thank you for taking the tag!
    As silverine has mentioned, they are very self revealing, and that’s what brings people closer, right?

    I also ideally think of taking notes of anything I read, and then what I do is buy the whole book or take the print if it’s online… my laziness 😀

  13. Ram said,

    April 22, 2006 at 11:08 pm

    Great poster Alex. You are invincible!

    I’ve always wanted to dance, the key word is “want”. But I don’t mind going and looking crazy once in a while.

    So you write down notes and memorize them…that’s a cool way to grow and expand yourself. I try to bookmark or keep stuff online, but then get hopelessly lost and give up.

    Great read Alex!

  14. Voices From Eternity said,

    April 23, 2006 at 3:18 am

    Nothing to with this tag. Bumped across ur blog during my cyber wanderings. loved it. loved you. you made me thank God for just the way i am.. so what if i am yet to succeed?….a huge THANKS..

  15. Kesi said,

    April 23, 2006 at 5:42 am

    “I have the habit of writing down sentences I like while reading (fiction and nonfiction)”
    I share this habit with you.

  16. Alexis Leon said,

    April 23, 2006 at 9:50 am

    James: Take care James. Tags are not important. Human lives are. Don’t worry about the tag. Take rest when you get time and take up the tag once you are really free.

    Yes, ibot is really wonderful. But they are selling it only in US. So no chances of getting it. I chose 63” in my wish list as I can watch it from a distance—about 16 feet from my computer. I usually watch TV and work on the computer at the same time, especially during cricket matches.

    Suji : I am glad you agree 😉

    venus: Thank you. Yes, you are right about self-revelation and bring people closer. I was talking about taking notes from the books that I own 🙂 Because, when you need something, it is very difficult to find it from the book, but very easy from the notes.

    Ram: Thank you Ram. Yes, the sentences I like because they convey a nice idea or they have style, involves clever wordplay, or some other factor that impress me. The advantage of writing down only the sentences is that you can find them easily and all of them in will be in one place.

    Voices From Eternity: Welcome VFE. Thank you for the kind words. My best wishes…

    Kesi: It is nice to read what one has written say 5 or 10 years back. Isn’t it?

  17. chackochan said,

    April 23, 2006 at 12:25 pm

    my god .. u studied bharathnatyam :O … thank god that u discontinued…. otherwise u would have been like this –> 😀

  18. Paresh said,

    April 23, 2006 at 3:17 pm

    Chacko: Ha… Ha… Ha… I was trying to imagine Alexis doing bharathnatyam. I saw someone like Mohanlal in my mind, but u changed that. Very funny

  19. Mind Curry said,

    April 23, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    fun that was 🙂 major lenovo fan i maya said, hope you become a millionaire soon..

  20. Ganja Turtle said,

    April 23, 2006 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Alexis…
    Maroon Tshirt and saffron mundu – wow!!!

    1st time am hearing abt Sir Galahad…i freak out on Ulysses.Same difference, I guess! 😉


  21. Alexis Leon said,

    April 24, 2006 at 9:37 am

    chackochan: I shouldn’t have discontinued. Then at least I could have said that I was the inspiration for a movie 🙂

    Paresh: If I had continued with my dance classes, I would not have become like Mohanlal. Think of someone like Vineet 🙂

    Mind Curry: How is your hand. Hope things are fine and all is well. Since most of my career I have worked on IBM machines—mainframes, minis and PCs—I am an IBM fan and Lenovo looks great. But will have to become a millionaire to buy it. Currently I am having a Compaq Presario 🙁

    Ganja Turtle: I love Tennyson. I have read about you challenging your English teacher that you could teach Ulysses better than her and getting a standing ovation after the class. I would have loved to sit in that class 🙂

  22. Paresh said,

    April 24, 2006 at 9:58 pm

    Mohanlal is the best dancer we have. And, above all he resemble you, with a bulky frame, Kavi Mundu & all that.:p

  23. Anand K said,

    April 25, 2006 at 7:53 am

    Lennovo? Quake in fear, ye mere mortals…. Nothing beats a fully loaded XPS 2 from Dell in terms of bang for the buck! Well, if you are an avid gamer of course… 🙂

    BTW, I missed THAT Bushism! Ain’t he cho chweet? 😛

    PS: I always wanted that 72″ Sony Trinitron types

  24. anu said,

    April 25, 2006 at 1:24 pm

    u r one of the sweetest and strongest person iv known in my life..

  25. venus said,

    April 27, 2006 at 7:16 am

    your tag of 5 is all done, please check it out here

  26. Mind Curry said,

    April 27, 2006 at 4:02 pm

    thanks bro, hand is a lot better..though one finger is still numb..and there is this “shock”ing pain at times when the nerve gets stimulated..talked about raw nerves.. 🙂

    lenovo will be pleased to read this..i think after the chinese took over there has been quite a bit of concern about service and quality. compaq is pretty decent i feel.

  27. Arjun Ramakrishnan said,

    April 27, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    been here quite a few times before but never written a comment. I must say you say things straight from the heart and so every word is striking. That indomitable spirit I am finding contagious, thanks a lot.

  28. Alexis Leon said,

    May 5, 2006 at 11:09 am

    Paresh: Yes, I get the picture 😉

    Anand: Actually, I would go for the Stratosphere Elite workstation with Dual Intel Xeon processors with two 30” Samsung monitors. I don’t play games. The only computer game I have ever played is Solitaire and I am yet to win one 🙁

    anu: Thanks anu

    venus: Thank you. My comments are on your blog.

    Mind Curry: Get well soon. I am having second thoughts about Lenovo. Yes Compaq is a really good machine.

    Arjun Ramakrishnan: Welcome Arjun and thank you for your kind words.