Sunday, December 15, 2013

Versatile Blogger Award

I am honored to receive Versatile Blogger Award from Sindhu.  Thank you Sindhu. I appreciate it.
 
Rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:
 
1. Link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Pass the award to fifteen bloggers who you think deserve it.
4. Contact the people you've nominated.
 
Here are 7 things about myself.  I did not come up with these 7 things.  I asked my wife, son, and daughter to list 7 things about me.  I am reproducing here whatever they gave me without editing.  But on a few items, I have added my own notes.

1. Highly Intelligent and full of confidence which borders on cocky/arrogance.

2. Excellent parallel parker of cars.  Career should have been that of a valet!  He missed his calling. (SG’s personal note:  Parallel parking is one of the most challenging part of driving and parking a car.  Parallel parking means you must sandwich your car between 2 other cars at the curb.  Many people make a few attempts back and forth.  I parallel park smoothly at my very first attempt always, so far.  Knock on the wood.)

3. Horrible at drawing.  Will never be mistaken for an artist. (SG’s personal note: Ankita is going to LOL.)

4. Never volunteer to help anyone do anything, but if someone asks for help, will help them to his full ability.

5. One day, after many years of smoking cigarettes, he decided to quit and have not smoked since that day. (SG’s personal note: I still remember that day. February 24, 2006.)

6. He chose his college based on the fact that it was co-ed and on the beach.

7. Highly kept secret within the family. Excellent gourmet chef. (SG’s personal note: I cook as a hobby for relaxing and not for cooking per se.  My guru is my wife.)

I am not nominating any individual because all the blogs I read regularly deserve Versatile Blogger Award.

42 comments:

  1. Nice job on winning the award.

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  2. Interesting facts there about u :) Appreciate u for parallel parking and U know what the best thing is- to just not nominate any :)
    I received few and felt bad as Inever got time to respond!

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  3. also this is my external blog
    http://afshan-shaik.blogspot.in/
    Thanks !

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  4. Congratulations.
    Well deserved for a good content

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  5. haha! yes!LOL!!

    loved all the points! A nice read!
    Do share some awesome pics of ur gourmet dishes :)

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  6. Wow!! I like 2 and 5 very well.
    Awards are always a recognition . Also proves someone painstakingly reads your posts:)
    tc dear SG
    Will see you soon again.

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  7. Good to know more things about you, SG!

    Congratulations...you are a versatile blogger!

    My husband also was a smoker for many years. He suddenly quit on a bhogi day (before pongal) and told us the next day about it! His inspiration was Tamil writer Sujatha..he quite smoking like that, it seems!

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  8. Thanks for your comments Lady Lilith. And, welcome to my blog.

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  9. Thanks for your comments Afshan. I know what you are saying.

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  10. Afshan,

    Made note of your blog. Will visit regularly.

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  11. Thanks for your comments Mr. Chowla. And, thanks for the complements.

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  12. Thanks for your comments Ankita. I know you would LOL. I never thought of taking pictures of the dishes I make. Will start from now on.

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  13. Thanks for your comments Chitra. I am glad you liked 2 and 5. Thanks.

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  14. Thanks for your comments Sandhya. Lot of people say they will gradually reduce and finally quit. That never works out. You quit cold turkey. That is the only way.

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  15. SG,

    Why didnt you cook when I visited you? :-( Sad to have missed a meal prepared by you.

    I am privileged to have seen the cigarette packet from which you last smoked. Its a legacy :-)

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  16. I am similar to you wrt point no. 3 & 4. Only, I may not help others even if they ask (sometimes) :P

    Destination Infinity

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  17. Thanks for your comments Insignia. We wanted you to have great food and enjoy your stay with us. That is why LG cooked. Come back again soon and I will be happy to cook for you. Ahh. You remember that last smoked cigarette packet! Thanks for remembering it. I forgot to mention in the post I still keep that last cigarette packet with 7 cigarettes still in it.

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  18. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. If someone asks me I will never say no. I will provide them my sincere help.

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  19. Congratulations Mr Versatile Blogger :)
    Nice to know about you...Parallel parking in first attempt, WOW that is my dream :P Maybe someday I will be able to... Kudos on quitting smoking, I hear it is really hard to achieve what you did.

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  20. Thanks for your comments Reshma. I heard it is easier to quit drinking than quit smoking.

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  21. tell me who gave you the point on parallel parking !! and you missed out one very good point..you love inviting people..over Apple Vodka :) Green Apples especially

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  22. It was good to know certain things about you. Good you quit smoking. Congratulations!

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  23. Thanks for your comments Sulagna. Long time no see. What happened?

    I did not select these 7. My wife, son, and daughter compiled these 7. We both love to have guests and entertain them.

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  24. Thanks for your comments Rama. Thanks for your complements also.

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  25. Congrats for the award SG :)
    #7, want to try food cooked by you someday. Meanwhile, some pics of the food would do :)
    #1 , your blog articles prove this point.
    #2, I can never parallel park in the first attempt :)

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  26. Thanks for your comments Ash. You wrote: #1. your blog articles prove this point”. You think my blog articles prove my arrogance? Are you siding with my wife and kids? I am just kidding. HaHaHa.

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  27. lol :) I was talking only about intelligence and confidence part of the sentence :)

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  28. Thanks Ash. Now I am relieved.

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  29. Versatile - that you are, Congrats SG!
    parallel parking is a skill. you stopped smoking, that' really great.
    share some recipes and dishes from your cooking.

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  30. Congratulations for the award! :)
    Parallel parking at first attempt... wow... that's simply awesome!
    I must let KG read point no. 5! Kudos to you and Sigh for him! :|
    LOL @ point no. 6. That shows clarity of thought! :D
    Gourmet Chef!! How cool!!

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  31. Thanks for your comments Asha. And, thanks for your complements.

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  32. Thanks for your comments Shilpa. #6 shows clarity of thoughts? Thanks for your complements. I thought it was immature at that age to choose a college for those reasons. Again, all 7 were selected by my wife and kids. If I had selected, I would not have put this.

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  33. Congrats for the award. An award tells you where you stand at least in someone's judgement.All the answers and the way you chose are the revelations of your intelligence.

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  34. Wow! Great to read about you :)Thanks for accepting this award :)

    Regards,
    Sindhu
    The Arts & Me
    Tantu

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  35. Thanks for your comments Sarala. And, thank you for the complements also.

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  36. Thanks for your comments Sindhu. And, thank you for giving me this award. I am honored.

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  37. Congrats SG for receiving blogger award.

    Nice facts about u.

    thanks

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  38. From what I'm reading of your blog, you deserve it... Glad to have come by here :)

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  39. Thanks for your comments Canary. And, welcome to my blog.

    Canary, please visit here as often as possible. Thanks.

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