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Monday, December 03, 2007

Tagged again

Previous tags:
Reflections I snoitcelfeR
Tagged- II (5 things about Aparna Kar)

This one is from Bubbles of Firewhisky

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night?
SG with his description of Howrah station restrooms and his plight during his journey from NJ to Boston.

2. What were you doing at 0800?
Sleeping. Was waken by the delivery man at 0823 who gave me my new baby - a T61p Lenovo Thinkpad

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Browsing a page in Wharton MBA site

4. What happened to you in 2006?
I grew up

5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
Can't remember me being loud. I clam up totally when I get angry. Could have been "Yuppie" when my roommate showed me the white lawn in the morning.

6. How many beverages did you have today?
Tea in the morning

7. What color is your hairbrush?
Purple and silver. Very bright and happy looking :)

8. What was the last thing you paid for?
My dinner last night. Ate out for a change.

9. Where were you last night?
Home. That's where you always have to get back to, right?

10. What color is your front door?
Off white

11. Where do you keep your change?
Wallet and drawers

12. What’s the weather like today?
Click here to know :P

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?

14. What excites you?
Today: parcels. I could have kissed that delivery man :D

15. Do you want to cut your hair?
Needs a bit of trimming. Might go out this weekend. Am planning to grow it longer.

16. Are you over the age of 25?
Not yet biologically.

17. Do you talk a lot?
Only when I feel like. I prefer to listen.

18. Do you watch the O.C.?
What's that? I watch only Scrubs on TV

19. Do you know anyone named Steven?
Would that help? I know Mike, Gordon , Matt, Chris, Jonathan, Bryan, Jeff, Bill, Marc, Pacy, Ben, ... must be a Steven somewhere.. who knows? How about Steven Spielberg. Does that count? I know him, but he doesn't know me :P

20. Do you make up your own words?
Yup. And phrases too. They become catchphrases among my friends soon until I coin something new.

21. Are you a jealous person?
About my prized possessions- yes. That makes me protect them

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’.
Can't think of any.. ummm .. maybe Abir Mukherjee (AM in my blog)

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’.
Kaushik.. dear old Koshu - my ex colleague

24. Who’s the first person on your received call list?
SK- who is in love again :D

25. What does the last text message you received say?
D. A reply to a multiple choice question I had sent across to SG

26. Do you chew on your straw?
No. But I have taken to chew the fat with my roommate a lot lately. We have pillow talks in a walk-in closet, at the dining table- everywhere you can think of. I'm glad to have her around to talk to. Will miss her :)

27. Do you have curly hair?
No, I have straight hair which gets wavy at times.

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to?
Washington DC for my Christmas to visit my aunt.

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life?
Rude? Umm.. most people do it when they are upset. Tout comprendre c'est tout pardonner

30. What was the last thing you ate?
Pretzel crisps with my morning tea.

31. Will you get married in the future?
No hope for the next 3 years. :P

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?
Past 2 weeks makes it difficult. I didn't have much time. Watched Beauty and the Beast again and cried again.. Lol. And Om Shanti Om 'cause of the great company I had.

33. Is there anyone you like right now?
You mean "like" as like Robert Pattinson? :P

34. When was the last time you did the dishes?
Last night.. boo hoo.. even after I ate out 'cause I had a team meeting and had to rush to the univ after lunch. I love cooking but I hate doing the dishes!

35. Are you currently depressed?
Why should I be? And even if I were, my blog would have cured me or I'd have talked to my family/friends or cooked or watched a movie or read something. I don't like being depressed. It makes me feel a lot less than near perfect.

36. Did you cry today?
No. And I will never again for a person/thing that doesn't deserve it. But when I get emotional/ watch a good movie/ read a great book, I tend to weep. My lachrymal glands are hyperactive :D

37. Why did you answer and post this?
Didn't want to keep my readers waiting for too long for a new post. And tags are the quickest things to do.

38. Tag few people who would do this survey.
Anybody who wants it, can have it :)


Da Rodent said...

"a T61p Lenovo Thinkpad"... I am drooling... :-)~

Manoj Vasanth said...

Very Nice..Good to know :)

Bubbles of FireWhisky said...

T61p Lenovo Thinkpad

im so jealous i think i turned green!!! congos!!! [:D]

Sam said...

are u renting out ur lenovo??? :P
anywyz, i ain't taking this one up cause thanks to bubbles i did it last week!!
anywyz, dat weather thing was really smart....
btw, just a q.. wer r u studying MBA?

backpakker said...

you hv a good sense of humour

Aparna Kar said...

@ da rodent
Thanks to Dada. It was his suggestion. I could have got a Dell, but their bottoms get heated up pretty quick. Scary!

Aparna Kar said...

@Manoj Vasanth
Ummm.. "Good to know " what? :O

Aparna Kar said...

@Bubbles of FireWhisky
Lol. Wait till I get a job, I think I owe you a gift - moral obligation for writing a post that cheered me up :) Keep bubbling

Aparna Kar said...

No way! Not until the next one and a half years. My laptop is my study table ! Then you can have it for free :D

Aparna Kar said...

Lol. Thanks for noticing. It is what keeps me alive :)

Sam said...

Ah!!! well... i'll wait, I guess... i ain't giving up den!!! :D

Aparna Kar said...

Lol. Patience pays sometimes. I hope the Biometrics still works by then. The fingerprint recognition is a cool feature but they still need to work on it. I heard from a friend his laptop wouldn't recognize his fingerprint anymore! Crazy ! I am not sure if it was a Lenovo though.

KP said...

Wharton MBA? hmm...thats the real deal...kewl....:)

Aparna Kar said...

Yeah. That's the real deal. Where people get recruited as VPs and are offered a base salary of 40k per month. (Don't even try to think of the annual salary) What a pity it's in Pennsylvania, otherwise I'd have checked out what they feed the students in their cafeteria. Maybe I should content myself with neighboring HBS and Sloan School of Management :D

Sam said...

u r pursuing ur MBA r8??? MIT??

KP said...

"recruited as VPs and are offered a base salary of 40k per month. (Don't even try to think of the annual salary)"

Point perspective is different...if i am Wharton MBA graduate..i wouldnt work for someone to help them make more money...i`ll start my own company(become Entrepreneur)...I am sure..i have enough "good brain cellS" left to come up something of my own....(this only exist if u arr wharton grad)...:) we`ll let u know nxt yr when join the MBA club(wharton is long shot but Impossible is nothing...or at least worth giving shot)....:D

Aparna Kar said...

If I mentioned Sloan as my neighbor, then it is definitely not MIT. Elementary, my dear Watson. And Process of Elimination (POE -a crucial tool for potential GMAT takers )
Btw, how is it going to help you to know which univ I am in? :D
Since you are so keen - I'm in the University of Massachusetts. You could have easily found that out in my orkut profile or by browsing the names of sites I frequent listed in my blog or even by reading my previous posts. Sorry to keep you waiting. Have a nice day :)

Sam said...

ah well... am working out my apps now... so just asking!! and am not too familiar with teh geaography there... as am concentrating on UK!! :)
btw, GMAT has already been dealt with!!(thank god!!!) :)

Aparna Kar said...

And that my dear friend , is just the beginning of a B school entree :D All the best with your essays and personal interviews then :)

Aparna Kar said...

Tsk ! Tsk ! Not global are we? What about INSEAD, France or LBS, UK? They have a reputation of their own. And you don't need to be an MBA to have an entrepreneurial spirit. Steve Jobs didn't even graduate! You can start right now. And you can trade you security for your freedom.
Also, try drawing a business plan. It's a good exercise. By the time you finish your first draft, you'll realize how far away you are from the market place. And how much more well baked you have to make it for a state agengy/private equity/venture capitalist or even your own university to finance it !

All the best for your GMAT and admissions. Do let me know when you join UPenn. :)

KP said...

hehehe....if i ever make it to Upenn...will certainly let u know...:) u r right we r not global...certainly we r the best...we run the whole world...:)Good point about Steve Jobs .....without a degree he succeded....Trust me some of my close family memeber became entrapenuar(without a degree) after landing in this country in late 70`s...i agree with you..abt degree is not required...but unfortunately time has certainly requires education to succed in life!

P.S. sorry for making ur blog public discussion page...i just read the tag and read Wharton MBA and thot u r from Wharton...:) Its your space No Offense to u in anyway !!!

Aparna Kar said...

That's not an offense! That's an honor! Btw, someone I know (who is King Midas in his own field ) told me that the first rule of business is to take nothing personally. :D
It's a discussion forum, why else would I make this blog public ? :)

dharmabum said...

# 29 - i like that, i really, really like that.

and i see your no one favourite is karma yoga - that swami...whatever he spoke, he has that thing to lash u like a whip.

Sam said...

oh!! i am working on it.. and trust me its driving me nuts!! absolutely nuts!!! grrr.... why do have to ask such questions??? damn as if I have seen the future!!! for all i knw i might cease to exist 5 yrs from now (i rather make that 50, but then...)... crap!!!

~Lord Anshul said...

hey...i visited my blog after eons...but yes, i'm kid bro of sumit agrawal :)
was he ur batchie ???

Aparna Kar said...

@~Lord Anshul
Nope he is senior to me anyways. Was probably in school with someone I know. Met him randomly in orkut way back in 2004. Remember him because Sumit and Arnab saw the salad days of my initial orkutting days.

Aparna Kar said...

You have to bluff convincingly - that's what once a Prof told me about writing essays in high school. But in B-school admissions, you have to believe what you write or they will see through it. They process zillions of applications each year! I know this phase can be frustrating but grab a coffee and get over it. It's more like discovering yourself than anything else :)

Aparna Kar said...

Took a long time for me to realize it too :) But as I mentioned before- the first rule of business- take nothing personally :)

dharmabum said...

oh, i like that rule. but i don't do much business. my rule is the bum rule - take nothing. period.

Sam said...

exactly... i think i have discovered myself a 100 times over.. and everytime hated the recent discovery more than teh previous one.. anywyz, would be done by them in about 2 weeks time... and den start scooting them off to their destinations!! phew.. it's such a bloody job!!