The Little Engine Tag

I can’t remember the last time I did a tag post, or if I’ve ever done one at all. But I came across a cute little post and figured I might as well since I can’t think of anything else to write but I know I want to write something.

Also, it looked like a good way to try and engage with the WordPress community.

The Little Engine Tag 

Rules:

  1. Each answer you give to a question has to be more than two sentences long. Or at the very least, you have to make those two sentences meaningful.
  2. There will be two bonus questions at the end, that the blogger gets to change to whatever they want to ask when they nominate someone else. The first six questions, however, are set in stone.
  3. At the end you must nominate three to five other bloggers. Okay, so you don’t have to, but that would be nice if you could.

Leggo –

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Feeling Lost

As I’ve grown up, I’ve got more and more ashamed of any writing that is more than a month old. I didn’t realise how serious it was until I started this blog, and used to read back on my posts after every few months.

I genuinely feel like my writing improves after every few months, but it’s not because I keep writing and testing new limits. It’s because I come back with a slightly better understanding of myself every time and a clearer view what I want on paper. So it’s realisations that spur my writing on, as opposed to polishing up and improvements.

But something very interesting just happened.

Before I started this blog, I used to write a blog on Blogger. What I remembered of this blog was mostly tainted by generalisations; I was pretty sure the writing on it was immature and unreadable, which was why I had switched over to a new blog.

But I just opened it up after years, and I am left feeling so lost.

Amused and pleasantly surprised, but lost.

The writing is undoubtedly from an era long gone, and yet I connected with it so much. Because she.. me, is talking about things that she loves. And she is so unashamed about them. She continues to write, post after post, not discouraged by the lack of hits on her blog.  Most of all, what touched me, was that I was not cringing when I read it.

I just felt a sense of loss, a bittersweet string difficult to focus on because it vibrates so ferociously.

There is so much heart in that writing, and I felt upset because my attitude and my circumstances in life cut that passion off at the bud, before it could even grow into maturity. The tone of all my work now is so different, and although I love the ease with which I can fall into this tone, I do feel betrayed that it is not as easy to shift gears as it once was/

Give it a once-over, if you please.

http://www.thelog-book.blogspot.com

LOG ENTRY #31 – Nominations and Celebrations

Okay – I know that I am writing after so long and it is absolutely unacceptable of me to respond to Nevillegirl’s nomination after a week (!) – but in my defence, I have been very busy. My tests finished nearly two weeks ago, and then my grade left for a field trip to the northern parts of Pakistan, and even though I didn’t go, I kept myself quite busy by watching re-runs and catching up on my reading. Also, for once in my lifetime – I wasn’t overcome with sudden, mad desires to blog.

But anyway…

A week ago, I was nominated by Nevillegirl at Musings From Neville’s Navel  for The Very Inspiring Blog Award!

This is my second nomination, the first also being from Nevillegirl, and I was extremely flattered. It just feels really nice when someone, whose blog you admire so much, (that’s right! Lay it on real thick, Zo!) nominates you. Obviously, that implies that the blogger actually reads your work and yet again – another cause of happiness.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Place the award on your site
  3. Share 7 random things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 blogs. Let them know they’ve been nominated and how to accept the award.

I don’t recall thanking Nevillegirl, although I do recall praising her. So, in more direct terms – Thank you so much! 😀 This really, really means a lot to me. It’s like applause and/or a slap on the back.

Now onto Rule #2 –

7 Random Things About Gallifrey

  1. After every shower I am usually seen with a towel turban for nearly two hours.
  2. The first song I actually sat down to listen to (i.e. with the intention of ‘listening’ ) was Hotel California by the Eagles.
  3. I apologized to one of my many teddy-bears for not choosing it, to take on a road trip once, when I was quite young.
  4. I can’t read without snacking on something alongside.
  5. I can’t go to school without first making my bed and making sure my sheets are crease-free.
  6. I absolutely love making to-do lists; in fact I think I might go as far as to say I can’t function without one.
  7. Once I sang ‘The Climb’ by Miley Cyrus at the top of my voice, thinking no one was home, and then suddenly my Dad (who had come back, silently) peeped into the kitchen with this incredulous expression on his face. I think I died with embarrassment.

So, I think I’m done with Rules 1, 2 and 3. Now all that’s left is the nominations! 😀

Here are 15 blogs that I love reading and  that  I think deserve this award, because I really do get inspired by these bloggers and their work. 🙂

Phew. That’s enough hyper-linking for one day! Now I shall inform these lovely people..

LOG ENTRY #1 – When history yanks you off…

How does one stick to a schedule?

Heck, it’s so hard during normal days, that the concept of holiday schedules shouldn’t even exist. And yet, here I am in the last few weeks of my summer holidays, following my schedule that I made for myself, and writing the last dozen or so notes for my history teacher instead of reading a nice book!

It wants me to read it! 😦

She hasn’t had a single class with us, but I have a feeling half the students already hates her.  I mean, what kind of lady plonks down a 118 notes worth of homework on her future pupils?!

Anyway, so I’ve been doing that.  And as is very common for someone with low attention span, I logged onto WordPress and decided to sign up. I am a very orthodox person – sort of – and was very apprehensive about signing up here when I was happily blogging on my main blog at:

http://www.thelog-book.blogspot.com

Why go through a change like that? But I guess I was in an adventurous mood so here I am! :O

I hope to be a regular blogger here and enjoy it as well [pleasee enjoy it. O.O]