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by Kiran on September 26, 2011 · 30 comments

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Happy Monday and the official beginning of FALL! I loved reading your views on “breaking the ice“. Can I say how happy I am that many of you share the same qualms with me on this topic?!

As if it wasn’t enough to know the ABC’s of me, I thought it would be fun to share more about who I am. Who am I kidding? Let’s face it, I totally wanted to rant. Yeah, that’s what my blog space is for – ranting!

A few things you should know about me:

  1. Punctuality is my best friend.
  2. The Husband is my one and only love. Ever.
  3. I do or sacrifice anything in the name of love, family and friendship.
  4. I am a proud space nerd.
  5. I absolutely have a huge tooth, especially for ice creams. I love ice creams so much that I can’t tell the difference between a fro-yo and ice cream. Doesn’t matter to me.
  6. I love encouraging others.
  7. The Husband instilled in me, my love for shoes and handbags. Believe it.
  8. I am the real Chatterbox in my family, with the loudest mouth ever. And I am funny. To them at least 😉
  9. Have I said how much I love indulging in a bowl of hot oatmeal topped with yummiest of nut butter?
  10. Unbelievable for some (the Husband included), but I love action/adventure movies more than sob-fest drama or love stories.
  11. I am a huge DIE HARD movie fan. I mean, HUGE.
  12. Can’t switch channels whenever TOM & JERRY is on. Don’t judge.
  13. FRIENDS. Sigh. I can’t get enough of it. Even the reruns.
  14. I despise reading horoscopes.
  15. My dream of someday owning a property in New York City.
  16. I hate flying. It’s always a painful experience!
  17. I strongly believe in Feng-shui & chinese medicinal treatments.
  18. I do believe in hating number 4 & 13.
  19. I take photos of food all the time. It can be embarrassing if you are not familiar with food blogging/photography.
  20. I often add up numbers to avoid totaling 4. Including our home address.

Pet Peeves

This is in no order of preference what-so-ever. I mean, who prefers pet peeves such as:

  • “You’ve been married for a few years now, what about having kids?”
  • Putting others down by basically being mean.
  • On the road – driver’s who doesn’t use the turn signal and tailgating
  • Children throwing tantrum!
  • People who drink directly out of a milk or juice container. Eww!
  • Put the toilet seat up please!
  • Dining with a picky and noisy eater.
  • Hypocrites – yeah, you know who you are 😉
  • Offers that always comes with a catch/marketing gimmick
  • Phone in the theater / movie-hall talkers – SHUT UP!
  • People who go around littering in public place
  • Zero acknowledgement after a “thank you”
  • Internet pop-ups
  • People with full cart utilizing “10 items or less” lane
  • People who judge me with this list 😉

Phew!! Enough with ranting! Believe me, there’s more to this list, but I want to know yours as well.

Tell me more about yourselves, vent your frustrations, likes or pet peeves. Go!

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1 Destination Infinity September 26, 2011 at 2:48 PM

So many of them! I don’t think I can come up with such a long list for myself. I do agree about the chatterbox part now! 🙂 I too like only action and comedy movies, not any other type of movie… I am fed up with bollywood and the so many other woods of Indian movie makers.

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2 Carolinaheartstrings September 26, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Love this post. Wonderful. And I so am 1, 3, 13 and 15! -Tammie
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3 Priyanka September 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM

oh I would never judge you, i have a much longer list. How do you manage to make travels to India?
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4 Kiran October 3, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Hi Priyanka,
I put everything behind and move on. That’s what we Indians do, right? Learn to adapt 🙂

5 chopinandmysaucepan September 26, 2011 at 10:09 PM

I definitely prefer to avoid number 4 as well. But 13 is actually a great number in chinese which signifies everyday life. 🙂

6 Liana Jacinta September 26, 2011 at 11:27 PM

Hmm.. wondering if you wud come visit me, cos i live on the 13th floor!!! Not joking, am serious babe! But other than that, boy oh boy am i glad I’m ur friend! 🙂 Guess being friends for umpteen years definitely made us become like each other! Reading this, reflects back to me (not all, but almost everything!) Love u babe!

7 Kiran October 3, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Love you too babe. No matter 13th floor, or otherwise 🙂

8 Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport September 27, 2011 at 3:56 AM

I am with you in the Die Hard movies! Always reminds me of my father and brother and family time. Made me smile. (First day back in Spain, I needed that. Thank you.)

Peeves: Littering. Can’t stand it! In Madrid it is socially acceptable to throw trash anywhere. Drives me crazy. I’ve had to let it go. But U.S. littering – Unacceptable!
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9 Kiran October 3, 2011 at 9:02 PM

I am so glad this post made you smile, and hoping you are settled a little more in Spain 🙂 Send our regards to your better half!

10 Aathira September 27, 2011 at 5:40 AM

With you on No.14

Pet peeves
1. Don’t like people to tell me what to wear… I have my likes… and when I want your opinion, will ask.
2. Why is it so important to have sweets. I hate sweets… ice-creams..chocolates.. everything. I am a spices person!
3. I love to bake… but don’t have an oven 🙁
4. I can not stay inside the house through a whole week… it will positively drive me nuts!
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11 Kiran October 3, 2011 at 9:04 PM

It is not important to have sweets. It’s just a crave or liking 🙂 I hope you get an oven soon. A convection oven would be a great start.

12 jayendra sharan September 27, 2011 at 6:02 AM

wow..good to know about yourself..I am glad that i started following such a wonderful person’s blog 🙂
two things that i would like to tell about me:

I don’t give a damn about what people think about me and second, i am always proud of my decision and to do that I always decide wisely.
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13 Kiran October 3, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Love your frankness about what people think of you and your decision making. Who cares, right? Mind your own business, people 😀

14 Kimberly September 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM

I am a lover of ice cream…especially pumpkin pie ice cream that just came out just in time for fall…and yes that noise you hear is my thighs expanding.

I do not like pop ups either or blogs with music. So annoying.

I also do not like the fact that ice cream makes me fat. But I love it too much to give up 😉
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15 Kiran October 3, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Your comments and blog posts always makes me smile and laugh 😀

16 Harsha September 28, 2011 at 10:45 AM

I too am a DIE-HARD movie fan. 🙂 Flying is totally painful and even I hate 4 and 13. Pop-ups are a big pain. Check to many other points. And no, I am not going to judge you by this post! :p
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17 Rosa September 28, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Great to learn more about you!



18 Kankana September 28, 2011 at 3:10 PM

I read your ABC section and it was fun reading this too . I doubt if I can think of so many points for myself 🙂 High Five on No. 13
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19 Kiran October 3, 2011 at 9:19 PM

I couldn’t think of too many points either. The ABC made it easier. It was like a Q & A. You should blog about it as well 🙂

20 Rochelle September 29, 2011 at 3:10 AM

Loved reading this post. I am strongly for number 3 🙂 I would do anything for the very few close people I have and love in my life. I love reading horoscopes however.

21 Kiran October 3, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Welcome to Chatterbox and thanks for the compliments! You aren’t alone, my sister loves reading horoscopes too 🙂

22 Tanvi September 29, 2011 at 8:12 PM

So basically we would get along REALLY well! Everything is ALMOST same on both your lists … Though I have a lot of loves besides my husband – Hrithik, Salman, Bruce Willis, etc etc 😉

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23 Gayatri September 30, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Haha! All our pet peeves are exactly the same! I used to feel guilty when I got irritated when I saw children throwing tantrums. But I’m so glad I’m not the only one!!! And I’m a Tom & Jerry fan too 🙂
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24 Ameena October 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM

My God, I could have written this!!

1. I am never late. Ever. I hate people that are late!
2. My MIL is responsible for my love for handbags. But at least she gives them all to me!
3. Horoscopes annoy the living daylights out of me.
4. I believe in alternative medicine – although I no longer love my acupuncturist. 🙁
5. Your pet peeve #1 is the same as mine. Hate the obsession people have with other people having kids!
6. Movie talkers – my husband used to be one of them – I have reformed him!
7. Internet pop-ups – well said.
8. What about people who don’t send thank you notes? Hate that!!

I’ll leave you alone now, especially now that I’m all riled up. Have a fabulous weekend Kiran!
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25 Kiran October 4, 2011 at 2:59 PM

I want to congratulate you on your MIL. You are one lucky DIL 😀 Thanks, I had a fab weekend and hope you had fun as well 🙂

26 Simply Life October 2, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Great list- thanks for sharing!

27 Nishana October 17, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Wonderful list. I wonder if I can ever come up with something like this-……ohhh never..:)
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