21 Random Facts About Me
I can never resist writing list posts. When I saw this prompt for Friday Reflections, I knew that I had to do it. And also because, my blog is starving. So here I am with some known and some unknown 21 random facts about me…
- I love, love, love reading books. I can read from morning to night and sometimes till early hours of the morning.
- Everything, I do starts with a list. 80% of the times it is diligently written in a small notebook and rest of the time in the grey cells. But whatever task is at hand, it’s 1….2…3…4… for me!
- I absolutely love tea. And I love to have it in total peace and quiet around me.
- I have an OCD for washing things. When I buy something, the first thing I check is whether it’s washable?
- Keeping my home neat and clean is an utmost priority for me and usually it takes precedence over cooking food.
- I can’t dance to save my life.
- I love my gadgets more than my jewellery.
- My Me-Time is very important to me.
- I can’t stand the drama in Hindi serials, news and reality shows.
- I have learnt driving thrice and still can’t drive.
- I suffer from foot-in-mouth disease.
- My face gives me away even when I stop myself from saying something. Every. Single. Time.
- I am very straightforward and believe in cold, hard truth rather than saying what people want to hear.
- I believe in power naps and it makes my world a better place.
- I am very meticulous or so I like to believe.
- I am not very experimental with food. More often than not I’d prefer to go to the same restaurant every time and order the same dish always.
- I am fiercely loyal in my relationships.
- My tolerance to cold weather is pretty less. I cover myself in layers when it’s pleasant weather for others.
- I tend to overthink and overworry!
- The only exercise regime that I can follow for long is swimming. Rest, just die a very early death.
- I believe in the power of prayers.
Linking this to #FridayReflections at Write Tribe.
October 22, 2016 12:52 pm|
Straightforwardness and loyalty, especially in relationships, are excellent traits! I love to read as well! I’m a worrier too! Hate it, cuz I believe what’s going to happen will happen, but that doesn’t stop me from second and quadruple guessing myself too.
November 1, 2016 10:39 pm|
Thanks Anna, glad you think that straightforwardness is good in relationships. Most people dont prefer that!!
Aah! If only we can give some rest to our grey cells… if only…
October 22, 2016 1:04 pm|
Hey, Shilpa, we not only share our names, but have many more things in common!
My me-time is also important to me.
I too have learnt driving, but have never ever driven a car.
I too like things that are washable and I also see the labels to check if they can be washed.
I am meticulous and like cleaning my home much more than cooking!
I too love reading.
I believe in the power of my power naps.
I too can not tolerate cold weather
And I believe in prayers!
Wow! 🙂 So we do have a lot in common, don’t we?
November 1, 2016 10:40 pm|
Wow!! Super wow! Shilpa! That’s quite a lot that we have in common! Super cool ♥
October 22, 2016 1:07 pm|
You and I are a lot alike… well, right up until the part where you went swimming and admitted you do any form of exercise :p
November 1, 2016 10:43 pm|
October 22, 2016 1:41 pm|
there so much similar between us!! most of it except I can’t swim, and I don’t have an OCD for cleaning…I can be quite a mess sometimes! I have also learned to drive twice, and still can’t drive well!! I make lists too, more because I’m absent minded and forget a lot! I worry a lot too, and foot-in-the-mouth disease..well, I’d win the first prize if there was one!
November 1, 2016 10:45 pm|
No, I will win hands down in Foot-in-Mouth disease! 😀
October 22, 2016 3:04 pm|
Lovely list about yourself. I too believe the power of prayers.
November 1, 2016 10:45 pm|
Thanks for dropping by, Vasantha!
October 22, 2016 6:08 pm|
It gives me solace, ahem, to think that there are others like me who have tried but cannot drive…..:D…..
November 1, 2016 10:47 pm|
Yeah, it’s comforting for me tooo!! 😀
October 22, 2016 6:44 pm|
We are different but the same – maybe one of these days I’ll shed my shyness and do one of these personal lists!
November 1, 2016 10:54 pm|
I can understand! Keep expressing till you feel comfortable… Cheers ♥
October 22, 2016 7:46 pm|
Guilty of the 12th one too! I guess we’d always lose in a game of poker!
November 1, 2016 10:54 pm|
October 22, 2016 8:29 pm|
OMG! So many similarities we share Shilpa! Except for a few like power nap( i dont), i am regular in exercising, the day i dont exercise, i feel i have missed something, i hate dramas too even in real life and can’t stand TV serials. I dont like gadgets, not much in to jewellery too….rest all, we both same to same:)….glad to know you more through this post.
November 1, 2016 11:09 pm|
Aha! We have quite a few things in common. And I wish, like you, I had the commitment to stick to some form of exercise. Sigh!
October 22, 2016 11:27 pm|
Very nice list. You seem to be a nice person. As for Item Number 18 is concerned, did you get your thyroid checked by your doctor?
November 1, 2016 11:11 pm|
I will get my thyroid checked soon. Thanks a lot for the heads up, SG. Appreciate it!
October 23, 2016 11:25 am|
We share a few common traits. Feeling more cold than others. Reading sometimes till morning though that happens much less these days. Being fiercely loyal to relationships, overthinking and overworrying. I am meticulous too. And then there are other things where l differ from you. Been driving for 18 years now, prefer cooking to cleaning any time. Enjoyed knowing more about you, Shilpa.
November 1, 2016 11:15 pm|
Driving for 18 years!! Wow! I think I will do that in some other life. Good to know a bit more about you too, Rachna!
October 23, 2016 12:17 pm|
List posts are fun, aren’t they?! I loved reading yours. So many of us seem to be tea drinkers and readers! Power napping sounds like an awesome skill to have. I would love to be meticulous. Sadly I’m not. I am fiercely loyal though. And the over thinking and worrying is something I can relate to!
November 1, 2016 11:20 pm|
Oh, I heart list posts. I think list posts are easier to write 😛
Aah! What would our life be without tea and books. Good to know that we have quite a few things in common, Ness 🙂
October 23, 2016 3:50 pm|
Loved reading your list, Shilpa! It sounds uncanny but I think 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 14 15 17 18 18 21…are all me, so I’m like really wondering how this is possible. Now at least I can take solace that I’m not alone – that there are many like me who also feel cold more than others, obsess with washing, make lists, cannot drive and so on!!
November 1, 2016 11:21 pm|
OMG!! Are you my lost soul sister, Esha?? We have soooo much in common. So cool!
October 23, 2016 7:15 pm|
I also overthink and over worry which I am trying to change now and I also love naps..they are recharging ..good to know about you 🙂
November 1, 2016 11:22 pm|
Yes, over thinking and worrying does not change a thing, just adds more greys and stress in our lives. Glad that you are getting rid of it! 🙂
October 23, 2016 8:13 pm|
Shilpa, very insightful and great read.. you love gadgets and jewelry..me a no no to jewelry..but yes to gadgets..
November 1, 2016 11:23 pm|
Aha! Another gadget lover. Good to ‘meet’ you here, Menaka!
October 23, 2016 10:05 pm|
That thing about driving… Totally can relate .. I have cycled for 4 years of my life.. still fear cycling.. have tried scooty for two years.. still fear it and have already left it.. am thinking whether to try driving or not..am a very very slow learner in these fields
November 1, 2016 11:25 pm|
I can relate to this, Pratikshya. You know, I have come to believe that some things are not meant to be. And driving, dancing are not for me, at least in this life. And I have made peace with this!
October 23, 2016 10:06 pm|
That thing about driving… Totally can relate .. I have cycled for 4 years of my life.. still fear cycling.. have tried scooty for two years.. still fear it and have already left it.. am thinking whether to try driving or not..am a very very slow learner in these fields.. 🙂
October 24, 2016 6:24 am|
Wow! We have quite a lot in common – I can say ditto to pretty much everything on that list – except power naps. It’s something I wish I could take, and a habit I have tried to develop, but in vain. Sigh.
Psstt..the non-experimental-ness when it comes to dishes and restaurants drives my hubby nuts, as he is ever the explorer.
November 1, 2016 11:30 pm|
Aha! It’s nice to know that we have a lot in common, Shantala. Aah! It’s the same story here. KG is a super explorer and I am a firm believer of tried and tested and that’s a sore point between us!!
October 24, 2016 2:31 pm|
I love tea too and like to sip mine watching the hills. Nice to know a little more about you Shilpa.
November 1, 2016 11:31 pm|
Watching the hills while sipping tea sounds heavenly, Suzy!
October 24, 2016 4:29 pm|
I haven’t got around to driving as well. Same story. Learnt thrice but lack practice. Nice to know you better, Shilpa. 🙂
November 1, 2016 11:32 pm|
OMG! You too, Vinodini! But I am so glad that I am not alone. 👿
October 24, 2016 9:53 pm|
We share a few common traits: swimming, checklists, meticulous, cleaning over cooking.. okay more than a few 😉 But it’s interesting to learn all this and more of people we’ve only met briefly or hardly at all, right? These lists are a godsend for bloggers.
November 1, 2016 11:34 pm|
You bet, these list posts are saviours for people like me!! 😀
Good to know that we have quite a few similarities, Shailaja!
October 25, 2016 1:19 pm|
4, 7, 8, 12, 16 and 17 it is for me. Loved knowing a little more about you, Shilpa! 🙂
November 1, 2016 11:35 pm|
Aha! 7 common things… That’s interesting, Rekha! Thanks for dropping by!
October 25, 2016 1:22 pm|
I have a lot in common with you even though I am not a very meticulous list loving person. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8… and more
November 1, 2016 11:37 pm|
Wow! That’s quite a lot of similar habits and traits, Lata 🙂
October 26, 2016 8:26 pm|
Ok so a couple of things do strike a chord with me… Love my gadgets more than jewelery. Then yes I need that My time.. its an absolute must. And how could i forget my love for reading too….
November 1, 2016 11:37 pm|
Good to know a bit more about you too, Ramya 🙂
October 27, 2016 4:30 am|
I feel like I already knew these facts about you!! LOL!
Hope you’re doing well! Haven’t stopped by in a long time!
November 1, 2016 11:38 pm|
LOL 😀 Yes, we have been reading each other for quite a long time now! How are you, Roshni! Yes, all good this side. Thanks! See you around!
October 27, 2016 11:13 am|
Very interesting to know a bit more about you. Like you I love tea and my gadgets more 😉 No washing OCD too. 😉
A fun list, Shilpa.
November 1, 2016 11:39 pm|
I love people who have OCD for washing things. LOL 😀
October 27, 2016 11:48 am|
We’re so alike and so different too. I learnt driving too but no use! I love my gadgets over jewellery and of course the reading. But the cleaning – Lord! Not me at all.
November 1, 2016 11:41 pm|
The OCD for cleaning is bad not only for the person but for those around him/her too. So glad that you dont have that! 😀
October 27, 2016 12:43 pm|
You are one person who can make lists sound interesting! And thanks to your list, we are all discovering that we may be different people yet share similar traits 🙂
November 1, 2016 11:42 pm|
Thanks RGB. So good to see you here after a long time. How have you been!
August 13, 2017 3:58 am|
We have several things in your list in common.
1, 2, 5, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17 and 21. I enjoy your blog, it is very interesting, entertaining and enjoyable. 🙂