Thursday, February 16, 2017

Five vices I Love

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I have many vices, but like Yin balances Yang, they keep my life balanced.

My vices are:

1) Laziness:

I am thankful that I become lazy like a cow sometimes. If I were not this lazy, I would have become a workaholic, not taking care of my health or my other needs. Because of this bug, my system gets time to rejuvenate. Work goes for a toss then and long naps, eating out and takeaway dinners rule the roost. 

2) Forgetfulness:

I am thankful for this vice as I can let go and release my past easily. Except for a few instances, I have no memory of my past. I take care to store only pleasant memories of people. I modify my memories to make them seem silly and funny. I do forget to collect my handbag from security check-ins most of the times at airports and often get scolded by my husband for that. I once ran all the way from boarding area to the X-ray machine much to the amusement of airport staff at Dubai airport. The guy at the machine had his facepalm moment that day because of me. Yeah, I am the airport clown. That is a virtue, right?

3) Addicted to rice:

Rice is a weakness for me. I can eat rice for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. But I am in love with this addiction. East or West, rice is the best. 

4) Book hoarder:

I confess that I am a book hoarder. Last time I checked, I had more than 200 unread books.  Still, I continue to buy. I don't get unruly when I see a sale sign at a clothes store but if it is at a bookstore, I enter it without caring about the time, the amount of money I have, often ignoring the protests of anyone who is accompanying me. They can go straight to hell because I have to browse through infinite rows of books, books, and more books, looking for gems of literature.

5) Loose Tongue

When in a crowd, I often become nervous like a mouse, my tongue becomes loose and utter the wrong thing.  Once during a blogger meet, I told a blogger that she didn't resemble her photo at all. I know, wrong thing to say! What I forgot to mention was that I thought she looked better than her photograph. Poor me didn't understand why she ignored me completely after that. But I am thankful as I believe everything happens for a reason.

So that is it. What are the vices that you love?

This post is written for #ThankfulThursdays being hosted by Tina or Amrita, Mayuri and Deepa 


11 comments:

  1. Really Preethi ?You said she didnt look like her photo and then forgot to tell the nexy part?
    Loved your vices.How can a writer be lazy?Its called research into own mind ,not lazy!I must protest that part .Otherwise all your vices are adorable.Loved this.Thanks for awriting with us for #ThankfulThursdays!Its always a pleasure reading your blog

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    1. It was my first blogger meet and I was trying to recognise people through their photographs I had seen online. We were walking around during the break to meet other bloggers. I didn't recognise her when somebody introduced her to me. I had read her blog but her photograph there was grainy and bad.So I just blurted out you look so different from your photograph. She said it might be because I straightened my hair. I said no, not because of that. Before I could explain, somebody else asked me another question and she walked away. :/

      About lazinesss, it is my nemesis. But for it, I wouldn't have manuscripts sitting untouched since weeks on my computer. You gave me an idea. From now on, these breaks will be called 'research' breaks. :D
      Thanks for reading.

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    2. Glad to have given u idea for research breaks 😊

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  2. Wonderful write up, even I m a book & fabric hoarder.

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    1. Glad to connect with another book hoarder. Cheers!

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  3. Ha ha ha!! I am in splits over your airport clown note - that one is hilarious!! WOW!!!
    I have loved your post for the way you have converted every negative to a positive and with such elan. its making me see my vices in a new light. cheers

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    1. Glad that I could make you laugh. There is nothing called a vice actually. Who are we to decide if it is a vice or a virtue :D

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  4. You call all these adorable quirks your vices, Preethi?! No way!
    I so admire that you can forget. I wish I could!
    This made for such a fun read and I hope to meet up with you sometime soon:)

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    1. Adorable? Really? I get crucified daily for these quirks. We are surely going to meet soon :)

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  5. Preethi, we have common stuffs in here too! The first two to be precise - You know how lazy I am - I vanish from the scene often!

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    1. Cheers fellow scorpio! You are my soul sister after all :)

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