Wednesday, February 11

These r some of my favourite things ..

Heyya people.. Me's kinda back after the short hibernative stint.. actly dont think i am back in my "blog-about-it" mood , but i guess its a matter of time .. and the things i went looking for ... most of them remain unfound and un-figured out... maybe there r no answers to a lot of questions !!..Lots of action for me in the 15 odd days of my disappearnce .. saw tons of movies ..i definately have to write abt Slumdog and Naan kadavul .. all that probably in the next post .. went on a beach clean up activity and generally have been catching up with a lot of studying.. Sorry havent been reading u r posts regularly or commenting on u r blogs .. now i have tons of catching up to do .. i promise to visit all u r blogs ..

Ok an old post again ..

So many sights, smells and noises assault our senses every day.... And
in a way I am a prisoner of my senses
Some of my all time favorite memories of smells, sounds and
sights..Inspiration of course from "Raindrops and Roses- OST of Sound
of music"


The smell of wet earth after a summer shower
Lazing around with a novel on a rainy afternoon with a cup of hot soup
Pretty pink and blue things like laces, satin
Blue and white china
Fresh Smell of cake baking
That first bite into a chocolaty donut
Light headed high after a few sips of alcohol
Bitter sweet tugs at the heartstrings when I leave home everytime ,
eventhough I know I will be back soon.
New born babies with curled up fists, sweet smell of Johnson and
Johnson combined with baby innocence
Heady smell of roasting spices
Intoxicating smell of melting butter
Vast Green open spaces
Long walks on the beach barefooted
Tall white wedding cakes
Pristine, flowing white wedding gowns
Sound of nothing, feeling nothing
Waking up after a cat-nap trying to recollect the latest dream
Musty smell of a book not used for a long time
Reading old slam books, old letters other silly correspondences
Satisfaction on deleting irritating junk mails and spam and seeing a
clean mailbox
Crunchy Unripe green apples
Sweaky clean hair after a hairwash ..
Smell of vanilla essence, vanilla notes in perfume..
Butterflies in the stomach before a presentation
Stolen furitive glances at the latest crush and stomach doing a
flip-flop every time you bump into that special someone.
Chocolates –with nougat, with nuts.. esp 5 star and after mint
Adrenaline rush when climbing up a hill, running
Verbose Indian fiction
Maggie and cheese at Kamath circle, Cheese Omlette at MIT canteen –
somehow both are entwined in my memory and can't seem to separate one
stimuli from another.
Reading Mallory towers when supposed to be doing school homework
Sleeping in class whilst pretending to be listening to lectures
Listening to Ilayaraja songs
Smell of freshly laundered clothes
Crisp white shirts
Hot liquid cascading down a sore-throat
Cold showers on a hot, sweaty day
Beautiful glossy photographs
Kids playing hopscotch on a summery afternoon
Butterflies with colorful wings
Tickling of taste buds after the second pani -puri
Cheesy sizzlers of Tangerine
Babies gurgling
Rainbows
chucking laundry and watching a rerun of friends .. for the 30th time
Satisfaction of seeing a fullstop at the end of last line in a book.

I am sure I am not able to recollect a lot of sights, smells and
sounds which have been stored away for posterity. ..Some will come
back to me if I think harder.. But most probably won't, despite the
magnificent contraption that our brain is. Thats why maybe i have a
life to manufacture more favourites which will be forgotten in another
5 years time..

weird.. how everything is in a state of constant flux.Feelings,
memories , affections.. everything !

22 comments:

Smita said...

:D So so glad to see an uodate from you :))

And you know what? I can see loads of my favorite things in this list...

Smell of wet earth..aha!! saundhi-2 khushbu, pink, smell of baking, Vanilla essence....are u my sister whom I had lost in kumbh ka mela???

What's your sun sign?? lemme check ur profile...oye!!! tell me ur sun sign...

:)

Sam_2 said...

Hey Be, great to see u back in semi-blogging mood :)

The Seeker said...

Hey !! sorry! dropping here after a long while

That was a refreshing post!! Loved it! promise to catch up with the missed ones... And thats a long list!!!
gReat!!!

Sindhu :) said...

Some of the ones you listed are really refreshing!

Can this be taken as a tag? :)

Aaarti said...

hey

welcome back!!

i wrote one on my favorite things long back, let me see if i can dig out that post.... :)

vimmuuu said...

and you call that some ??? there way too many in the list !

Welcome back! We missed you !

Angel's Flight said...

Hey ...welcome back (1/2 welcome for the 1/2 back??) hehehe

Thts a refreshing list....Love some on the things on that too! this combined with the 25 random things on FC does make quite a list:) hain na?

btw how is Naa Kaduval?

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avdi said...

I agree about vanilla essence, it is so underrated. Thts my favorite drop into my potpourri.

praddy said...

whoa wow so much!! Good list actually! Just thinking what all i can recall.

Sindhu - grrrr @ taking this as a tag!

Bedazzled said...

Smita .. U like pink too .. girl Power !!!! .. Wow.. u r that sister i lost in kumbh mela ...sings "yaadon ki baarat ...la la la".. Me's a gemini.. wat r u ??

Sam_2 - Thanks..:-)..wats cooking ?

Seeker .. dont worry .. i have been absent from this space for a while.. u wont have too much to catch up with :-).. and thanx

Bedazzled said...

sindhu .. Thanx girl .. YEah !!! Tag time .. You are tagged on this :-)

RT aka AK.. Dig it up !!!lets see u r list sooooon ..

Vims .. these r just some .. got many many more .. :-) ..atleast one favourite for every month lived till now .. that would be close to atleast 500 types .. hey thanx for the warm welcome :-).. hope u've bin behaving u r self ..

Bedazzled said...

Avdi .. i totally agree .. all my pot pourris r also vanilla :-)

Prads .. i think u hae amnesia!!yeah its a tag and u r tagged , now !! :-) .. what's with u r hatred for tags ??

Deeps said...

LOOK WHO'S BACK!!Yay!so nice to read you again,B:)Totally loved reading the post.
Speaking of smell,do you like the smell of petrol??What a weird question,I knw.I love the smell of petrol esp the one coming out petrol pumps!

Baby smell...mmmmmmm!!

Shayari said...

Good to see you back in action Miss!:D

My my!!so many things in common.
The green open spaces,sleeping in class,old slam books,J&J babies,furtive glances, visits to home, musty smell of books....

Aww..this post made me revisit those sweet nothings:)Now toh I'm in full on nostalgic mood;)

verbivorehere said...

hiya there are so many wonderful things!! u actually made me sit & whine in my office seat tht i cant right now go and grab them :) happy to see you bak :)

aliceinneverland said...

i love the motherly smell that effuses from my mum's old sarees...

i still remember how the 'touch-me-not' flowers curl whenever i touch them...

i love the smell of 'raat rani'

love this post...! :D

Aaarti said...

http://wordsfloweasy.blogspot.com/2005/07/my-favourite-things.html

Wow, i've written that in 2005... :)
am gonna rewrite one and post!!:D
[list gets longer...:D]

Bedazzled said...

Deeps ..oops no .. i dont like petrol smell . i get motion sick and the petrol smell gets associated with the petrol smell .. i used to like turpentine smell .. untilsomeone told me that it was a cheap substitute for people to get a alchoholic high.. so i let go of the nasal high causant !!;-)

Shayari .. cmon girl .. lets see u r list now !!!

Verbi.. Good to c u here .. feels nice to be back.. hee hee ..too bad u cant grab em now!! share u r favs too ..

Alice .. I love touch me nots too .. used to be amused with them i school .. still think i am.. rat raani - no clue what it smells like .. moms sarees -hi five !!! .. u r turn now ..

Arts.. lovely post di .. didnt know u wrote so much poetry before ..loved the bit abt bungee jumping,girls nite out with a tom cruise movie ,bike rides with wind in teh face , playin in the rain, long ph conversations, waking upto a good morning sms .. these r officially my favs too now !!!

Smita said...

I like most of the things from your list girl :))

Am a capri...

Deeps said...

Hey!hers a tag fr u.Do do it as and when you please.The post has somehow got all haywire and I'm not able to fix it.Pls bear with me.
A very happy valentine's day,B!

Bedazzled said...

smita ..oops .. just saw this msg ..i missed u r bday a few months back ?????.. Dec 25 kya?


Deeps.. U rtag nextttt !! hope u had a great val day too .. i know this reply is almost 15 days too late .. :-(