Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tag tag

It has tagged us and we are bound to deliver.
As it happens it is not a tag that requires very much original work but instead seeks ze introspection, much surfing of one’s own pages and regurgitation. So it is done and we present results of this exercise.

The Ask
Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given (family, friend, yourself, your love, anything you like). Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.

The Answer
There was much to choose from. We are tending to go on at length, so why not give you posts per family member?

Sibling. Here where we talk of what it means to us, and more amusingly, here, discovering what it means sometimes. Another post on our enmeshed lives.
Mother. Stray references only I am finding here, no post, alack. Shocking. How this has happened? Light of my life, is mater.
Father, again, I have spoken of not very much at all. However, there is this, In Which He Is As Provoking As Usual.

I find one post which talks of friends from several circles, and reflects happy times of many kinds and includes coffee.

Now this is really difficult, because there is three years’ worth to choose from. However recently I talked of me, of words representing me, and wondered if in fact they do?
And this something which is not poetry but captures a nihilistic state of mind that occurs quite a bit with me.

Of that, there is nothing here; we have been most discreet. There is an Anand Bakshi song I blogged about though, if you will settle for it.

Something I like
I once wrote a post on religion and politeness that I’d like you to read again.

I hereby tag The Marauder in hopes that it prompts a post on her still-hibernating blog and Mahesh Nilakantan, the Icarus man who hasn’t piled on those frequent flier points of late.


deewaan said...

Still a little lost what this whole 'tagging' routine is about, but anything that allows one to get ten of YOUR posts together richly deserves to be encouraged!

Besides, I had somehow missed out on that divine 'Shweta & Hobbes" one so far - despite many heavenly hours spent exploring your archives - so this has been especially rewarding!!

Sheetal said...

Deewan saab, you are being kind! This is just lazy blogging. Still, if you found a post that entertained, it has been worth it.
As for The Splendid Adventures of Shweta and Other Stories, I have more :-).

Rajeev said...

Hey Sheetal,

Very interesting posts (I found the one about your Dad's unexpected---and unwelcome---cooking to be rather amusing :-)). Looks like you've been at this a while and there is a lot to read. Will be sipping ever so slowly. Keep filling the jug :-). (I know, enough metaphors already.)

Sheetal said...

Thanks Rajeev, and welcome! It's good to be in touch again.

deewaan said...

Aah yes, I'm sure there must be tons more! Do tell! I already have this delicious 'Calvin with pigtails' sort of mental image of the young shweta pontificating censoriously to a hapless pillow! It would be wonderful to build further on that...