The Versatile Blogger Award!

It’s been a while since I’ve logged on or posted anything and what better encouragement to get back at it than an award nomination! Thank you to Rachel Ann whose blog you should most definitely check out! I came across her blog when started commenting on some of my music posts and she’s made some wonderful suggestions for songs to listen to!

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7 little things about me

  1. If anyone is keeping count, I’ve been kicked out of a restaurant once in my life. Last year, a friend of mine and I wanted to watch the Cricket World Cup match (India vs. South Africa) but the sports bar nearby charged an exorbitant amount for the cover charge so we headed to a restaurant nearby with a big screen. We were pretty much planted in front of the TV from 9 am and it only became a problem when it hit lunch time and a swarm of new customers entered. The waiters nagged us if we wanted anything else to eat and we kept postponing it to sit a while longer (because the match was at a crucial point!) but finally we were asked to leave in a not-so-polite-manner. In my defense, I really wanted to watch that match, ok? And good thing, because India won for the first time against South Africa in the world cup 🙂
  2. My Pottering has resumed a great deal since starting college and if I were to put all my psychological analysis to use, then I’d say it was a form of the regression defense mechanism, indulging in objects of my childhood to deal with the copious amounts of stress that uni provides on a daily basis. (I’m a Psychology Honours student and the workload is grueling to say the least.) But hooray for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as well as the newly illustrated version of the first book!
  3. I volunteer at an animal shelter named Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA). I’ve worked at two centers across Bangalore so far: the trauma center and the adoption center and it’s great! Working with dogs is a wonderful way to spend your time, if you’re looking to take up some volunteer work for yourself! Also, please opt to adopt if you’d like a pet!
  4. Existentialism appeals to me. I like the idea that the choices we make decide our fate and it is solely our responsibility for how our lives turn out. Though existentialists believe all this free will becomes a burden, I think it also makes us more empowered to take control and stop praying to unknown deities because as Nietzsche said, “God is dead.”
  5. I am in desperate need of a vacation. Given the time and the airfare, I’d love to go on the Game of Thrones tour of Northern Ireland, visiting all the shooting locations and drink in that grey countryside. It looks gorgeous in the not-so-obvious kind of way and that’s the best kind.
  6. I am easily irked by people who can’t stop talking, either about themselves or in general.
  7. Although I am not a fan of How I Met Your Mother, Barney and Robin’s rehearsal dinner at the ice skating rink is one of my favourite scenes on TV ever.

So, according to the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award, you’ve got to thank the person who nominated you (of course), tell that person 7 things about yourself and in turn nominate 15 bloggers who you feel deserve the award! So here are my nominees:

https://asperganoid.wordpress.com/

https://geekgirlsenshi.wordpress.com/

https://jumpyjess.wordpress.com/

https://loveexpressing.wordpress.com/

https://lasuaprincipessa.wordpress.com/

https://ascintillaofthoughts.wordpress.com/

(I know I haven’t quite hit the 15 mark. Sorry!)

Happy blogging everyone!

-VD

Kingdom

The ground was littered with dead as rain washed the blood of traitors and rebels alike,by the broken crag.

And as the sun glinted beyond the mountain  peaks, it set the crimson tide afire.

Slowly, she dragged herself through the mud, an arrow in her back.

She won…but what?

What did it do to have the long spears and crossbows when the men who she manned had little inkling of loyalty?

What good were the swords and garrisons, when all that was left was a kingdom shattered?

Built upon broken limbs and splintered like glass.

Yes, she won.

She won the broken bits of what was once glory.

Exam Music Therapy

I’ve been MIA for for so long and I blame my final year at college. Medicating with an overdose of books, TV and music has been the result of an overload of work and the past two weeks wrapped up in end of term exams have really left me in need for some music.

Here’s the latest scrip:

  • Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld
  • Statues by Alexandre Desplat
  • Pitter Pat by Erin McCarley
  • Don’t Look Down by Martin Garrix
  • Your Type by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • The Night is Still Young by Nicki Minaj
  • Classic by MKTO
  • Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips
  • Valerie by Amy Winehouse
  • Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
  • Confident by Demi Lovato