Nimmy and Sue tagged me to list my addictions and quirks. Quirks and Addictions are, I think, just habits gone out of control :)
Here are some of the addictions I am constantly battling against, and some of these have been accepted as quirks.
1.) Chili in food.
For other chili-addicts here is a recipe of my red hot favorite Dynamite Chutney:
Green chillies, quantity depending on your tolerance level; one fresh coconut; a large bunch of green coriander; garlic one pod; juice of two-three fresh limes; cumin powder; salt.
Grind to a tongue clicking, eyes watering paste and enjoy.
Note: Too much chili irritates the stomach lining. Use minimum chili.
2.) The Internet, and paraphernalia that makes it easy to use. It's a life support system.
3.)Any new interest or gadget becomes an obsession. A new piece of furniture. A new book on astrology. A new cell phone.
When a new washing machine came, all the curtains, kitchen napkins, dusters, woolens, cushion covers, dog towels, comforter covers were washed at various settings. Some clothes were deodorized, others were air washed, others taken straight to the wardrobe from the machine.
Everything and everybody looked squeaky clean for months :)
4.) An obsession to record everything on film. The camera stays in the bag where ever we go. An extreme example is I had to take Daughter for a class the day after the Ahmedabad blast and I was worried. Finally I checked the camera battery was fully charged, just in case...at least the camera would have some record of what happened. Sounds morbid? Such are our times!
5.) Can't wake up fresh without a cup of tea.
I have to pass this tag to eight people, and I pass it to Aaarti , Kislay, Unmana, Mavin, Aneela, phoenixritu and Chirag and Vinod Sharma.
SMALL PRINT : Tags are not compulsory, feel free to ignore if you don't wish to do one. But tags are also a fun & easy way to know more about your blogging friends:)