Friday Funday Challenge

I saw Richa‘s Friday Funday Challenge post the first thing this morning and thought of attempting it. When it comes to tags, awards, and challenges, you must know that I am a stickler for not following rules. πŸ˜‰ Rules are always meant to be broken. So I broke the first rule – I wasn’t nominated. This is my no-award blog for a reason. I did a lot of awards in my previous blog and people started giving me more and more awards. After all, everybody loves to read my quirky answers! πŸ˜‰ And after 10 such awards, I was out of ’15 facts about me’ (after 10 posts and 150 facts, that is). And I had no other option but to reveal some of my dark secrets – I am an alien in hiding you see.. sshh.. it is a secret.

So I decided that until and unless someone is going to award me the No-Bell prize for the best stand-up sit-down comedian or quirkiest alien ever or the prettiest alien in the whole universe and beyond, I am not going to accept any awards. If you think there is an interesting tag or challenge out there (except for mystery blogger, liebster, and all such awards) do let me know and I will make you cry… oops…I mean laugh. You will laugh so badly that you will have tears in your ears. Ah, that sounds fine, isn’t it?

RULES

1 Thank the nominator
2 Answer Q1 – Q19
3 Nominate three bloggers of your choice and notify them.
4 Each selected blogger MUST answer 16 of the asked 19 questions, but also insert 3 new questions to make up the 19 compliment. Every time a new blogger is selected they MUST only answer 16 of the asked 19 questions as well as answer their own 3, and choose 3 new bloggers. Each time a new blogger sees the questionnaire it will be completely different to the next blogger along.
(Hint: delete three of the questions you don’t like or have no answer for and insert your own in its place)
5 Q20 & Q14 Must always remain intact.

1. If you were facing the death penalty what would be your last meal choice??

First of all, why would I face death penalty? I look so cute and adorable, nobody would ever think of arresting me, forget death penalty!

Anyways, say someone did see my ugly side and I was given the death penalty, what would my last meal be… Let me see.. I love hot jalebis, melt-in-mouth rosogullas, chocolate ice cream with hot chocolate sauce and warm choco brownie. I also love tandoori chicken, chicken tikka kebab, chicken biryani, paneer makhani, dal fry, maa ki dal and didi ki bhendi subzi and many more. Oh yes, how can I ever forget to mention Lassi. Malai maarke! ( Sorry, I cannot translate malai maarke. Malai is cream and maar is hit. So hit the lassi with some cream!)

And then I would love to have some chaat – golgappa, masala puri, gugni chaat, aloo tikki, dahi-vada and jholmuri .Then, time for some non-desi food – burger, calzones, pizzas with extra extra extra cheese, mac and cheese with extra cheese, chocolate milkshake with oreos and, fried chicken.

After eating all this as my last meal, I am sure to get a tummy upset. So, I will have to visit a hospital.On the way to the hostipal I will execute the plan for my epic escape. *James Bond music plays in the background*

2. Have you ever whispered Candyman five times in front of a mirror?

Nope. But I have knocked at the mirror and asked ” Are you there?”. It got all creepy when rekha from the other side of the mirror said “Yes” and gave a creepy smile that I will never forget!

3. Have you ever had your tarot read?

Yep, a lot of times. It seems that I am going to meet my knight in shining armour while on travel. Now you know why I go on tours. πŸ˜‰

4. What unsolved murder unsettled you the most?

Jack the Ripper.

(You did not ask why so I am not going to answer that!)

5. Would you sleep inside a coffin underground for a night?

Where else do you think I sleep every night? *rolls eyes*

6. What is your best detective series?

Books:

Poirot, Miss Marple and Tommy-Tuppence by Agatha Christie

FBI thriller series by Catherine Coulter

Nikki Heat series by Castle

Vera and Shetland by Ann Cleeves

(Can’t think of any more right now!)

TV Series: Rizzoli and Isles, NCIS (Though not detective), Pysch, Mr.Monk, Castle, Sherlock Holmes featuring Jeremy Brett, Poirot series featuring David Suchet, Vera and Shetland, The Mentalist, Lie to me, Mickey Mouse..oops.

And yes, CID was my favorite hindi series for quite some time. Daya, Darwaza thod do!

7. Is there a horror movie you simply could NEVER watch because of the advertising hype?

I never watch horror movies! The ghosts and other creepy-crawlies in horror movies are for real, right? *Hides behind the sofa*…. *Sofa disappears*

8. What do you want your last words to be?

Rekha is the most prettiest, talented, charming, cutest, adorable, brilliant, intelligent, beautiful, humble(est?), kindest, rich, famous and one-in-a-gazzilion human being ever. This sentence is going to be longer than what it is right now. Please suggest some more adjectives that I can use here. The good ones, mind you. πŸ˜€

9.Are you afraid of clowns?

Why should I be afraid of gowns?

10.Would you agree to take part in a sΓ©ance?

Oh, yes. I took part in a seance once and it was very interesting. The spirit chose me over George Clooney (who was sitting right next to me) and Tom Cruise (who was sitting left next to me). And believe me, the spirit was a spirit of a spirit of a spirit. I was flying in the air (nobody can fly in water!) and I went Weee–I am a superman—Weee I am a Batman and then… That’s it! I am not here to tell you guys bed time stories!

11. Would you rather have a pumpkin for a head or knives for hands?

I wonder how I would look if I had a pumpkin for a head. *Giggles*

12. If you were a detective investigating a murder what would your first steps be at the scene of a brutal death?

  • I would step out of my car with my right leg first (First step)
  • I will peek at the crime scene from far.
  • Ask my lead detective to take over
  • Well, I already said that I do not watch Horror movies and yet you ask me to visit a crime scene, that too a crime scene of a brutal death! How dare you!

13. Hanging, Injection, guillotine or firing squad what would you prefer?

Well, I would prefer to ask my enemies. I will give them these four choices and they can select how they want to die.

Oh you mean, what would I prefer? I am Immortal!

14. Which 3 questions will you be deleting to add your own in?

The one that I am answering right now (multiplied by three)

15. What time of the day is the best time to commit a murder?

06.06.06 (6 am, 6minutes, 6 seconds)

16. Do you look guilty?

Should I?

17. Uh oh, you have witnessed a murder, and you think the killer may have seen you but you are not sure, what would you do?

Go to the killer and say “Excuse mister, I was just standing right over there *points in that direction* and saw you murdering someone. I just wanted to know if you saw me. So… did you?”

18. You are a suspect in a murder inquiry that you β€˜know about’, what is your alibi to throw them off your scent?

I was at my aunt’s son’s wife’s neighbour’s cousin’s girlfriend’s grandmother’s uncle’s brother-in-law’s sister’s dog’s funeral. You can ask the dead dog, it knows that I was there.

19. Would you rather be young enough to go trick or treating again or old enough to behind your porch and scare the crap out of them?

Hide behind the porch and scare the hell out of them *Wicked Smile*

I have broken rule no 4 which states that Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. So, here are the three questions that I was supposed to add.

  1. Fill in the blank with a Yes or No. ___, I am stupid.
  2. Which one would you choose? Dancing with Octopus or Dancing with Aliens?
  3. If you could be a villian from a book or movie, who would you be?

I am not going to answer these. I am going to let my nominees answer these questions. πŸ˜€

20. The three bloggers you are nominating are?

Sonofabeach πŸ˜€

Raynotbradbury πŸ˜€

Shantanu Baruah

I just can’t seem to choose the third one. Anybody wants to join in? Please let me know.

I.J. Khanewala, David and Kate, if you guys want to do this challenge, please go ahead. πŸ˜€

I think this is the longest post that I have ever written!

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‘Best Detectives of all Time’ Challenge

You are a private investigator. You have worked for Mrs. Sally Canetti during the last 3 months – chasing her cheating husband. Write a short note to her (on the following photo).Β 

 

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Mrs. Canetti,

Β I hope you saw the picture that I have sent along with this note. The girl in the picture is your ex-husband’s present wife’s brother’s neighbor’s cat’s owner’s sister-in-law’s niece – Clara. She had a valid reason to cheat on your husband you see… Twenty years ago, you kidnapped dognapped Clara’s dog Mr.Huggly-doo and ever since then, Clara has been trying to get even with you. I also learned something interesting. it seems your neighbor Tom is spending a lot of time with you than with his wife. Do I smell fried fish in here?

P.S.:Β  If you want me to keep quiet about Tom, then remember that my P.I charges are going to be double than what I quoted initially. And yeah, please send me a batch of your freshly baked peanut brittle along with the cheque. Thanks!

Love,

Huckledoobie Goof, P.I

 

Pick 3 best detectives of all timeΒ (movies and literature). Add the pictures/gifs if you like. Explain shortly your choices

 

Hercule Poirot

Poirot is my all-time favorite detective. With an egg-shaped head and a funny mustache, Poirot always makes use of his grey cells.

 

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Not a dialog or excerpt from any book, the below story was written by me for a flash fiction prompt.
Hercule Poirot: Waiter! What is this? (Pointing at the eggs)
Waiter: Eggs, Sir. Boiled, as you asked.
Hastings: Good Lord, Poirot! What is wrong with the egg?
Hercule Poirot: This is not a perfectly shaped egg, Hastings! Poirot would eat nothing but a perfectly round egg!!

 

Sherlock Holmes (played by Jeremy Brett)

I am going to be a bit partial here and say that Sherlock, as played by Jeremy Brett is my favorite. Although, Cumberbatch is good too, Jeremy Brett better. πŸ™‚

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Vera Stanhope

Not many people have heard of detective Vera Stanhope. The book series – Vera is written by Ann Cleeves ( She is also the author of Shetland series – another detective series). Set in the beautiful NorthUmberland, Vera is a slow-paced detective series – Vera solves the case as well as fights her inner demons.

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I haven’t listed the above-mentioned detectives in any particular order, as all three are my favorites.

Post written for RayNotBradbury’s Best Detectives of All Time Challenge.

 

Share Your World – June 25, 2018

If aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you home with them, would you go? (remember this is SYW, they are friendly aliens)

As you all know, I am not an Earthling. Neither are all men and women! Remember? Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. Though I am still a little girl with pigtails and dimpled cheeks, I am not an Earthling. I only look like a human being because of my perception filter. (Do not know what it is? Refer to Doctor Who)

Hold on to your seats tight because what I am going to reveal next is surely going to knock you off your seats!

I am a Gallifreyan. Yes, it is believed that The Doctor is the last of his species but that is not the truth. I am not hiding from The Daleks or The Cybermen or The Sisters of Kahn. This is my 28th regeneration, FYI. I am tired of traveling to galaxies far and near. So, I am just here for a vacation. So, in short, I am a Time Lord Lordess Lady Girl. By saying Time Girl, did I sound like the heiress of a Watchmaker?

So, if my peeps come around and offer to take me home, would I go with them? Hmm… I don’t know. I like Earth. What do you think I should do?

How tall are you? Are you satisfied with your height?

I am six feet tall. Yes. People are amazed at my height. They ask me if I played basketball while in school, which I didn’t. Its all in the genes, you see. We are a family of tall peeps. We believe in reaching heights. Most of my classmates and colleagues were shorter than me, and they had to look up if they wanted to talk to me. Yes, people look up to me. (Pun again!)

The only problem with being tall is that sometimes you feel like you stand out in the crowd, for high reasons! Nevertheless, I am proud of my height. πŸ˜€

Do you think you could live without your smartphone (or other technology item) for 24 hours?

24 hours? I was in this Ayurveda treatment three years ago and I was restricted from using any kind of gadgets. No TV, no laptop or PC, and no phone. For more than ten days, it was just me, lush greenery, a dozen of mosquitoes and a couple of frogs. I even happened to meet the queen of frogs, and she was known as Your froginess Queen Frogeena.

Jokes apart, I can live without my cell phone. In fact, I only use my phone to google recipes and chat with friends on WhatsApp. ( I don’t google recipes and then chat with my friends about the recipes that I googled!) And unlike me, my friends are not jobless, so the chatting happens once in a week or so.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

Speaking of chatting, I had a long and meaningful chat with my best friend. He is in Budapest. submitting his final paper. After that, he’s done with his Ph.D. Time passes by so quickly! It seems as if it was just yesterday that he started his masters. Yeah, being a Time Lord, it doesn’t matter much to me. I can go back and forth in time, anytime! Please do not ask me to send you guys a picture of my Tardis. I mean, it is really a secret. Me being a Time Lord and all that. I really do not want the Daleks to know about my hiding place.

I got another mail from a publisher asking if I am interested in blog tours. This is the second time that I have been asked for a blog tour. I am happy that my blog is being considered. πŸ™‚

Finally, thank you all for believing in everything that I wrote above. And sshh.. remember, my secret should always remain a secret. sshhhhhh!

Thank you, Cee for SYW.

Share Your World: June 18, 2018

You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?

 

I want an unlimited supply of wishes!Β  Ain’t I smart? πŸ˜€

Here goes my list :

  • Unlimited supply of Ice Cream!!!!!!
  • Unlimited supply of chocolate cake with hot chocolate sauce. Slurpp!
  • Unlimited supply of chicken and sweet corn soup. Don’t ask me why, I just heard this wish telepathically from someone who lives far, far, far away, in another galaxy.
  • Unlimited supply of airline tickets so that I can travel around the world. And of course, unlimited supply of money!Β  Money and tickets – the two things that everybody needs to travel around the world in 80 days. πŸ˜‰
  • On second thoughts, maybe unlimited supply of money is a bit too much! So, let me change the above wish to “Just enough money and tickets to travel around the world.” See, I am a good girl! I know that too much is too bad. Which reminds me, there is nothing like too many books so … Oh Lord of wishes and unlimited supplies, I want an unlimited supply of books. Not books with blank pages! Good books with great stories!

That’s it! 4 is my lucky number so 4 things on the list. If I happen to remember something else, my lucky number would change to 5 for obvious reasons. πŸ˜€

 

Teleportation or flying?

How about Teleflying? Does this mean that the television is flying? You never know. We live in the universe of infinite possibilities.

Or, how about flyportation? It definitely doesn’t mean that a house fly just landed at the nearest port!

On second thoughts… I seem to have a lot of second thoughts today. Is today the day of second thoughts??? So… on second thoughts, Teleportation is better than flying. What say? I am not scared of heights. But when it rains, I need to fly above the clouds, soar like an eagle they say! I am afraid of lightning and thunder! So I cannot fly in case of a storm!

Teleportation sounds good as long as I don’t wince? Some similar sounding word that is used in HP series when teleportation goes wrong – wince or something. Or is it winch? Anyways, whatever it is, (sorry I do not remember the exact word!), as long as I don’t lose an arm or a leg, I am okay with teleportation. It saves time too! Whoosh I am here and Whoosh I am there! Whoosh Whoosh! “Whoosh” Sounds like a broomstick doing the Gangnam dance! Whoosh!

 

Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees?

I have never seen snow, except in the photographs. I know it looks all fluffy and everybody gets a I-just-want-make-a-snow-angel kinda feeling but you never know what is below the snow. Maybe someone’s pee’ed (Eww!) or there might be a dead rat or something creepy, like a slug or an alien! I cannot stand temperatures above 35 or below 15 degree celsius. It is either too hot or too cold!! How I wish it was cold in summer and hot in winter. Don’t you? πŸ˜‰

 

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Β Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.Β 

This past week was great! I did a lot of online shopping! Before you say something, please read the sentence again. I did a lot of online window shopping! If you use Windows OS and just browse through shopping websites, doesn’t that make it window shopping? I also do Linux shopping sometimes but that is a story for another day. Kitty got to eat her favorite Salmon with gravy… which reminds me… she asked me to add something to the list of unlimited supplies – whiskas salmon in gravy and chicken in gravy – two of her favorite things. (So my lucky number is still 4.) There are reports of heavy rains all over the country and yet we haven’t had any rains here. But its been cloudy the whole time!! Apart from all this, I did some cooking, which happens to be my new hobby of sorts. And not to forget, I also spent some time gardening.

I have started another blog where I do book reviews. It is called mytinybookshelf.wordpress.com . I am now a member of NetGalley and I got an invite for a blog tour. I have replied back to the publisher/author. Provided I have a good number of followers, I might get to host a blog tour. πŸ™‚

Enough of chit-chat for today. What say? If you have actually managed to read this post till the end, I congratulate you. Please have an ice cream of your choice… at your own expense!

 

Share Your World – April 9,2018

I am back with some crazy answers for this week’s SYW!! πŸ˜€

Back from where? You will find out… yes, you will!

Been anywhere recently for the first time?

Oh yes, I am just back from Mars. Phew! That was such a tiring journey I tell you. This guy, Matt, is a bad student! The poor thing was all alone (he likes to use the word ‘stranded’) on Mars so I decided to pay him a visit. After all, he turned out to be a pretty good thief in Ocean’s 11,12 and 13. So there he was, on Mars, growing and eating potatoes. I definitely cannot eat bland food – boiled potatoes! So I taught him a couple of Indian dishes – batata vada, batata usli, batata fry, smileys, french fries (not an Indian Dish! Is French fries a French dish????) and many more. He took 10 days to write down the recipes! He blamed gravity for the ink not flowing from his pen! And you definitely do not want to know the number of days he took to light the gas stove!

I clicked a lot of pictures, I will post them all sometime soon. I am still suffering from the jet lag so give me some time! And I am 37 minutes behind. ( 1 day on mars = 1day 37 mins on earth)

(P.S. – batata = potato)

List three favorite book characters.

This is easy!

Jack Reacher: 250 pounds, 6’5”, purple heart, ex-army – Handsome!!!

Hercule Poirot: grey cells it is!

Suppandi. Haven’t heard of him? He is my favorite character from the comic book – Tinkle.

Here’s one of his stories.

Master: Suppandi, go to the pharmacy and get me a bottle of cough medicine.

Suppandi: Yes master.

Suppandi goes to the pharmacy and comes back after some time.

Master: Suppandi, where is the cough syrup?

Suppandi: Master, the instructions on the bottle said “Shake well before use” but we do not have a well at home so I did not buy it.

What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink: hot or cold?

It is a cocktail of sorts. Add a heap full of mushrooms, a banana peel or two, mud, dung of any animal, two spoons full of earthworms, a slimy slug and two dead rats in a juicer. The name of this cocktail is I-cannot-even-think-of-such-a-gross-thing-forget-drinking-or-mixing!

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

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