Shouldn't that be, A-Z-but-don't-forget-the-Space-Bar-after- each-letter tag? Whatever.
First of all, I have to say how mysterious this tag is. It appears that one should not mention the people who're being tagged. Instead, one goes to the blog of the victim, um, that - and leaves a comment on a post, any post. One also takes care that no other tags are taken up on one's own blog in the meanwhile, so that when one of the tagees come to see what they've been tagged with, they don't add confusion to the mix of emotions that are roiling in their breasts.
But Dipali has tagged me and I'm being ungracious, so ignore all snarkiness and go on to the main stuff.
Okay, so this tag. I apparently have to answer 26 questions. Someone's gone to a lot of trouble to compose each question with one letter of the alphabet. So in celebration of which, here goes (I haven't actually read any of the questions, but I'm going to answer them as if this was some kind of personality test thingy and I have to say the first thing that comes into my head):
These days, it'd have to be the comp, no? How paavam am I?
C-Cake or Pie?
Cake, but only if it's deepest darkest chocolate. And then only a little bit.
D-Drink of choice:
Wine. Or single malt. (we are talking alcohol, aren't we?)
E-Essential thing used everyday:
Pink! Pink! Did you doubt it?
G-Gummi bears or worms:
Worms. Nobody loves me, every HATES me, I'm going to eat some wer-er-erms.
Hyderabad. How halliterative his that?
Books. I buy 'em even when I Can't afford 'em.
J-January or February:
February. Lovely, lovely month. And it passes so quickly.
K-Kids and names:
erm...what? What about them?
The Universe. And Everything. Including salmons of doubt every now and again, when the restaurant at the end of the universe shows no signs of service, mostly harmless or otherwise.
Can I give my divorce date first? Working, like, in reverse order?
N-Number of siblings:
O-Oranges or apples:
R-Reason to smile:
That another day's done. Sufficient unto the day and all that.
When it's summer I want the rains. When it's the rains I want the winter sun. When it's winter in Hyderabad, I'm happy. Everywhere else I'd want summer again.
T-Tag three people:
Oops. Ought I to go back and strike out all that I said?
Now who have I not tagged? Gah. I hate tags. Ok, here goes:
Mukul. Ludwig. Szerelem.
U-Unknown fact about me:
Who knows? It's kept its secret really well.
V-Vegetable you do not like:
Can't think of any. I like all vegetables. Even karela.
Biting the skin off my fingers. The nails disappeared a long time ago.
X-x-rays you have had:
When my collar bone broke, ditto my right hand; ditto my left foot; a tooth; lungs.
Y-Your favorite food:
To the exclusion of all else? Nothing especially. I'm not a foodie.
I now feel like a celebrity who's been interviewed for the books page of The Asian Age.