Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Swati tagged me and then Mnamma tagged me as well. So, before anyone else tags me on the same tag I better do it and quick. While Swati wants me to list one characteristic for each letter of my middle name, Mnamma wants me to list a fact related to my life for every letter of my middle name. So I'm going to do a mish mash instead.

First of all the rules of the game.

Rule 1. The rules must be mentioned in the beginning of the tag.

Rule 2 You must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.

Rule 3. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

The most difficult bit is choosing the name. I don't have a middle name and I sure as hell am not going to attempt my blog name because I don't have one (Squiggles Mom isn't a name really, it's way too long and what the hell I am going to say for 'Q')? Does that mean I get out of doing the tag? Naaaahhh.

The name I choose is ADITI. This was one of the names we were considering for Squiggles but then decided on something else. Hence, it's very dear to me.

A for Ahmedabad - The first place I tasted true independence. Until then I'd always lived at home. This was my first stay away from home. The jail like rooms, terrible mess food, rigorous academics, crazy ramp parties, midnight ice cream treats at Dairy Den, yummy food all over the city and above all beautiful relationships. This where I met DD and made loads of wonderful friends. Two unique years of my life.

D for Decisive - I've always known what I've wanted and set milestones for myself early on which I've met. I decided that I wasn't going to study Science despite a lot of pressure to do so. I completed B.Com (H). As planned I followed it up with my MBA. Marriage was planned for 24 and I got married 6 weeks before my 24th birthday. I wanted 3 years of enjoying myself as a couple. Squiggles was conceived in our 4th year of marriage. Child at 28. Tick. I've just realised that I need to set new milestones for myself. I've been so busy that I hadn't realised that I've run out!

I for Impatient - Or rather I was till I became a Mom. Patience is a completely new concept to me. I am amazed by how much I have changed. The girl who would stamp her feet, grind her teeth and wail "I'm getting bored" can now spend endless hours dealing with a cranky infant. Wow.

T for Trustworthy - You can trust me with anything. I have never betrayed a trust and it's very sacred to me. Of course it does help that I have such poor memory that I forget what you've entrusted me with! Well, sometimes :).

I for Initiative - I'm happy to volunteer to do stuff as long as it doesn't place me in the limelight. I'm happy to take the first step with friends as well since someone has to. I've always felt that if we waited for someone else to start, we'd all still be waiting at the starting line :).

And that's me done!

I should be tagging more people but I'm not sure anyone is left to be tagged :). So, if you haven't been tagged and you're reading this then you're tagged! And no, just because I won't know that you're reading this is no excuse because YOU will know that YOU are tagged.

Psst... I've just realised that this post doesn't meet any of the rules completely :).


Swati said...

good to know about you Aditi's Ma

Rohini said...

Ooh I could do with some of that D...

choxbox said...

nice read :)

mnamma said...

:) Nice to know about you Squiggle's Mom and you picked the tag up so fast! Thanks. Chuckling at the trutworthy side of you "I forget what you've entrusted me with" - was funny!

Moppet's Mom said...

Completely awed by D! To a failed plan-o-maton like myself, you're a rockstar!

david mcmahon said...

A long time since I've said hello, but I've been working hard on my second novel.

Interesting to see you mention Ahmedabad - I only visited the city once during my years in India.

Say hi to Squiggles for me.

DotMom said...

good to know more about you!!!!

Timepass said...

Ahmedabad has lot of lovely (pertaining to FOOD) memories for me too..Are u talking abt the campus in Vastrapur???

Squiggles Mom said...

timepass - yup. why??