Countdown From 10 To Meme

I found this very personal meme at Over Cups Of Coffee and found it interesting. Although she didn’t tag me, I liked it so much that I just had to try it out.

Ten hows:
  1. How did you get one of your scars? I fell from the stairs in the apartment building I lived in. I was 5 years old and hit my head on something sharp. There’s 5 stitches as a memento from that time and scar.
  2. How did you celebrate your last birthday? I got pasted on the face with birthday cake at the office. That was followed by a nice dinner that I treated my team to at a Barbecue joint.
  3. How are you feeling at this moment? Tired, lonely and sleepy.
  4. How did your night go last night? As last night marked the end of an intense 6 day week with lots of overtime and stress, I came home had a light dinner, watched a little football and fell fast asleep by 11pm.
  5. How did you do in high school? I did ok. Highschool here in India at that time (early 90s) was mostly 13-15 as after the 10th grade you go to college for a Pre-degree course, now mostly done in schools only a the 11th & 12h grade. 9th and 10th grades were above average but my 8th grade I was a real rebel and had little interest in school.
  6. How did you get the shirt you’re wearing? Not wearing one right now.
  7. How often do you see your best friend(s)? Not often enough. It’s more like once a month.
  8. How much money did you spend last month? 9k went for the second installment of my new lappy. I ended up spending about Rs.14k more on various stuff.
  9. How old do you want to be when you get married? 28-30. I’m 34 now :) Yeah, very lonely and waiting for my dream woman.
  10. How old will you be at your next birthday? 35 but I will always be 18 in my mind.
Nine whats:
  1. Your mothers name? A. Rema Devi Gopal
  2. What did you do last weekend? Went out for coffee and read a book while I was there in the coffeeshop and spent a long time there. Then it was vodka & lunch at my favourite bar. Came home and slept most of Sunday away.
  3. What is the most important part of your life? Hmmm, work, my friends & family, music
  4. What would you rather be doing? I’d like to have a go at the wine industry
  5. What did you last cry over? My best friend at the office and second in command leaving the company. We were both crying.
  6. What always makes you feel better when you’re upset? Listening to music, watching my fav shows, a good meal or drinks, the little things my team members do to make me happy.
  7. What’s the most important thing you look for in a significant other? Honesty, genuine love & affection and the ability to withstand my wild sexual urges ;). No, really I mean it!
  8. What are you worried about? Lack of money, the fact that I’m no where close to being happy, the fact that time’s kinda running out on me finding a bride.
  9. What did you have for breakfast? Oh, big breakfast today. Dosa, podi, boiled bananas, banana chips, fried bananas in jaggery & coffee.
Eight yous:
  1. Have you ever liked someone who had a girlfriend/boyfriend? Yeah a couple of times. A married woman or two
  2. Have you ever had your heartbroken? Whoa. Ok pick a number between 1 and 10.
  3. Have you ever been out of the country? I was born and raise in Kuwait until I was 11 and once been to the UK.
  4. Have you ever done something outrageously dumb? Too many to post here
  5. Have you ever been back stabbed by a friend? Yes. They are no longer my friends.
  6. Have you ever had sex on the beach? No. But I would like to.
  7. Have you ever dated someone younger than you? I’m a guy and yeah mostly the women I’ve dated were younger than me. Two were older, one by 13 years.
  8. Have you ever read an entire book in one day? More than once…
Seven whos:
  1. Who was the last person you saw? A neighbour who entered the elevator along with me.
  2. Who was the last person you texted? My sister. Yeah I have such an exciting social life :P
  3. Who was the last person you hung out with? A buddy from my days in NIIT last Sunday
  4. Who was the last person to call you? My sister again. I’m so outgoing
  5. Who did you last hug? My buddy on Sunday. It was more like a brief shoulder hit.
  6. Who is the last person who texted you? A member of my team
  7. Who was the last person you said “I love you” to? It’s been a while. But in a platonic sense, I think it must be my team members.
Six wheres:
  1. Where does your best friend(s) live? One in Thrissur (works in Cochin) and the other near the Cochin University
  2. Where did you last go? Fridgehouse to look at tvs.
  3. Where did you last hang out? Friday after work at Coffee Beanz for an hour.
  4. Where do you go to school? :P
  5. Where is your favorite place to be? My bed,  guess
  6. Where did you sleep last night? In my bed. Where did you think?
Five dos:
  1. Do you think anyone likes you? Not sure, seems like she does and I do too but we haven’t spoken about it
  2. Do you ever wish you were someone else? All the time. Like the words to Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night by Bon Jovi goes “I wish that I could be in some other time & place, with someone else’s soul and someone else’s face”
  3. Do you know the muffin man? No but he works at the coffeeshop
  4. Does the future scare you? All the time
  5. Do your parents know about your blog? Yes but they haven’t read it yet
Four whys:
  1. Why are you best friends with your best friend? Because they just are. They care about me and I about them
  2. Why did you get into Blogging? I like to write and I like having a website/blog to share stuff
  3. Why did your parents give you the name you have? A nurse at the hospital I was born in suggested it to my mom. She was wise. The nurse that is!
  4. Why are you doing this survey? It’s Sunday evening and I have nothing else to do
Three ifs:
  1. If you could have one super power what would it be? The power to create things with just my  mind
  2. If you could go back in time and change one thing, would you? There’s way too many things. For just some of them read a previous post
  3. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could bring 1 thing, what would you bring? A gun. If I was stranded and had no way off the island I’d rather kill myself.
Two would-you-evers:
  1. Would you ever get back together with any of your ex’s if they asked you? No
  2. Would you ever shave your head to save someone you love? In a heartbeat
One last question:
  1. Are you happy with your life right now? No and where do I begin?

I would like to tag Meleah, Selma, Anick, Jessica & Lady Banana. Anyone else wanting to take this tag on, go ahead!

Arsenal 6 Blackpool 0

Theo Walcott registered the first hat-trick of his club career as Arsenal brought Blackpool back down to earth with a resounding win at the Emirates. Newly-promoted Blackpool, who won 4-0 at Wigan on the opening day, started well but Walcott slotted Arsenal ahead. Ian Evatt was sent off for a foul that appeared to be outside the area, Andrey Arshavin scoring the penalty, before Walcott drilled a third on 39 minutes. Abou Diaby clipped home, Walcott curled in and Marouane Chamakh headed a sixth.

Arsenal now their first victory of the season, after drawing their opener against Liverpool 1-1 and delighted manager Arsene Wenger. Blackpool did enjoy plenty of early possession and carved out the first meaningful attempt on goal when David Vaughan shot powerfully at Manuel Almunia. But Arsenal soon settled into a tidy rhythm and opened the scoring through Walcott’s side-footed finish on 12 minutes after a superb passing move between Arshavin, Chamakh and Tomas Rosicky. Arshavin, Chamakh and Walcott all went close before Rosicky put Chamakh through on goal and the Moroccan was brought down by last-man Evatt. Although the match began to resemble a training session late on, there was still time for Chamakh to nod in Van Persie’s corner for his first Arsenal goal and Blackpool substitute Brett Ormerod fire just over the bar.

Curved Cappuchino

Curved Cappuchino originally in Flickr by Dale Gillard

For the past many months I’ve added this little weekly feature, the Sunday morning coffee pic, although not explicitly name. This is a tribute to my addiction love for coffee and all the wonderful coffees out there in the world. Some truly wonderful photos are out there in Flickr and I’m using my blog as another small & humble means of sharing it with you. Happy coffee drinking Sunday!