Ok, this one is going down in history as my most awkward post. 🙂 Or should I say all is fair in my effort to break out of my shell? Not wasting time on small talk lest I scrap this post itself.
#1 – I cannot for the love of God sleep if any doors in my room are open. So every night before going to bed I do the hostel warden rounds and make sure that the bedroom door, the his and her closet doors, the linen closet, and the bathroom door (all of which open to the master bedroom) are shut tight. I think I have my grandma to thank for this open door phobia. Her advice to us as kids, “Before going to bed always check under your bed for burglars.” Her concern about the burglars is quite understandable as they were pretty prevalent back when I was growing up. But never understood what I would do if I actually saw one under the bed. Would have been too scared to even scream. I mean seriously what is the use of checking if all I can do is pee in my pants? Still, I did check for that dumb buglar for many years. 🙂 I think this closing door ritual every night might be my nostalgic nod to my dearest grandma.
#2 – If I like a song I listen to it like a million times over and over till I get tired of it, much to B’s chagrin. But when my kiddos do the same I can’t stand it. 🙂 Why do your kids have to inherit all your bad habits? Let’s just say my kids learned the word ‘hypocrite’ very early on. Thanks B!
#3 – Off late the only way I can write a blog post is by listening to music. This is how a typical blog post evolves. Till around 10pm all I have in mind is the topic for the next day’s post (from my spreadsheet) and the pics if it is a project post. I fool around with the pics on Pixlr and /or Picmonkey for about 45 min. Still no idea how or what I’m actually gonna write in the post. At around 11 I plugin my headphones and blast away. As if some switch was turned on in my brain my fingers start typing! Think I should be packed off to some lab to get my brains checked out? Got to admit, back in school I used to do math while listening to music, something that my professor parents encouraged to the hilt after they read some where that listening to music can increase your concentration. At least in my case that seems to be true.
#4 – I have a severe Ferraro Roche (and you could say a mild Nutella) sharing problem. Luckily B hates chocolate as does DD and DS hates nuts (though he loves Nutella). Even on the rare occasions when my kiddos want to take a bite I tell ya it is painful. 🙂
#5 – I don’t give cards to people ‘coz I feel they are too mushy mushy and sentimental. No, I was never like that but the last 10 yrs or so can’t stand overly sentimental stuff. Same goes for stuff toys. Never understood what was cute about them. Confession for those of you who knew me back in the day, all that stuff toy love was totally peer pressure. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Now that’s out, I feel FREE!!! 😉
Update: More personal stuff here. 😉
One of your bests posts and just loved reading it and I am going to read it again.I also never understood why people were crazy about cards and stuffed toys.I still do not.
Glad to hear that I’m not the only one. Thanks Lini.
Vincy Joseph says
Your picture is definitely the unexpected twist to this post. oh that expression on your face.. shouldnt you try your luck at hollywood?
Love the way you write and have i told you before ( how could I? this is the first comment on your blog) i have been your regular silent reader for almost an year. Yesterday, your poll made me feel so guilty of not posting a comment all this while and i decided to leave a note to you.
Keep up the good work. Love.
Aww…that is really sweet of you Vincy. It does feel great to hear from you all. Hoping to see you around more. ;
Good one V
#1, I am totally the same. #2 LOL same too. #3, I am weird. I can’t write with music on. Not sure why!
Love posts like these. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Bravo! From the heart!
It felt ( spookily) as though I was reading about myself!
LOL! Great minds………… 🙂
Hey Vidya…#1 is so me too! I was surprised to know there are others in the clan…but I failed to find a name for this sleep-wit-open-doors-phobia. When I was a kid n v used to use mosquito nets….tat was a safe haven for me at night, though it was just a net :).
I too am a silent reader of all ur posts…. in fact I look forward to it every morning! Keep up the good work!
U are too funny Divya. Looks like a lot of us have the open door phobia.
Holly Shaw says
The door ajar thing I get! Really. I actually have to hear the click of the little metal tab in the door. I am a mixed media artist but I don’t give people cards either. In fact I forget that such things exist. Cards are too disposable that I don’t think they are worth working on (don’t throw things at me card makers). I love Nutella as well. Songs–I get this too. But the blogging to music, that’s where you lose me. I need a bit more quiet to write.
Totally hear ya on the card thingy. 🙂
hi vidya….im myself a crazy fanatic home decorator…however my only restriction is waiting for a much awaited renovation to add the extra sparkle to my decor…u know decoration with spoiling walls etc doesnt do justice to the work…….i have a career totally different from this yet i love it to death…while i read about u i felt myself in the position coz reading oll u ladies’ blogs and seeing such instagram pics makes me more drawn towards my passion..someday i too shall write of all this….wish me luck nd be my friend…:)
hey vidya…if you are on instagram..please let me know..id love to follow u.nd gather some inspiration and guts from u on how to move ahead.,..thanks a lot
Great to meet you Priyanka.My insta handle is https://instagram.com/wuhs/.
Love the Outrageous Openness post, Vidya.Oh, how I love to connect to a twin soul, even if it is over a blog post, hilarious…that thing about thinking what you will post…”Till around 10pm all I have in mind is the topic for the next day’s post (from my spreadsheet) ” and the chocolates being painful to part from….can so relate.What joy it is to wake up to such true from the heart posts early in the morning, sets the tone for the day…new to blogosphere & your blog, but so glad I got started with my much procrastinated , yet much waiting to be born blog ‘stirringmyspicysoul.com’…the words wouldn’t contain themselves, so happy to have connected with you, thru ur blog posts like you say,” this is my happy place, this completes me”.Thank you, for sharing, please do drop in a line if you get a chance to visit my blog, would love to connect with like minded souls 🙂
great shares…Made me belly laugh about the burglar! Wondering what’s behind that closed door doesn’t make it any easier. Our Grams were great woman, weren’t they?