Five Places I Want to Visit

Note to my reader: This post is a part (#5) of ’30 Day Writing Challenge’ that I found on Pinterest. The challenge is a collection of simple writing prompts.

Just five ?! 😥 

1. Mussoorie, India

Mainly to meet one of my favourite authors, Ruskin Bond! ⭐

2. 221B Baker Street, London220px-Targa_holmes_museumObviously! If you don’t understand the obvious, reader, I’m not talking to you! 😡  And, NO I have not chosen this after the TV Series, it’s been chosen after the book. I have been a fan since WAAAAAAAYYYY before the new series came into existence. Humph! :/

3. Mattur village, Shimoga district, Karnataka, India

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It is known for the usage of Sanskrit (probably the only place in India) for day-to-day communication. What will I do there, you ask? I have no clue! 😛

4. Bhutan

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The only Carbon Negative country in the world. Seriously, I need a break from my surroundings! ^^’

5. Mendenhall Caves, Alaska, USA

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Oooh, these are one beautiful glaciers!

BTW, how do I get to know of all such places? I READ. A lot. :/

Well, you see…, here, I can do a section so popularly known these days as “Honourable Mentions”. But NO, the title asked me to just say five and I am just going to tell you the five. 😎 (Inside my head, that sentence sounds so smart and intelligent. *sigh* ^^’ )

Where do you wanna go, reader? Let me know. May be, we share similar interests…?  🙂

Love love!

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Update: WordPress just updated me that this is my 50th blog post on ‘Thoughts of a Strolling Mind’ ! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy! 

My Top Three Pet Peeves

Note to my reader: This post is a part (#3) of ’30 Day Writing Challenge’ that I found on Pinterest. The challenge is a collection of simple writing prompts.

Hmmmm, this is a tough one.

First of all, if you are like me who always struggle to keep up with the “urban” terminology (I coined it from “urban dictionary”, if that makes sense….?!), here’s what Google Mahashai has to say:

“pet peeve
       noun informal
       plural noun: pet peeves
              something that a particular person finds especially annoying.

              “one of my biggest pet peeves is poor customer service”

Thank you, Google. “Jahanpana! Tussi great ho!”

Now that we have established clearly the meaning of the essence of the post, let’s start listing. (Thank god, it’s just three!)

1. When people do not maintain books/magazines/newspapers properly.

It is not exclusive to just my property; even theirs and public (as in library or shops) property. I just cannot take somebody “irresponsibly” (yes, that’s what I think it is of that species of a person!!) turn pages which leave them crumpled or folded or the worst – end up torn! Or folding the book while reading it! Not folding the newspaper neatly (at least take little effort!) after reading! Staining the book, somebody writing/marking anything even with a pencil in my borrowed book!

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(The exclamations at the end of every sentence are self-explanatory. Just in case you still didn’t get it, that portrays my irritation and anger!

Sad that I am just using one at each sentence.)

Just this one pet peeve has the potential to give me nightmares!

2. Tourists who act as if they own the place.

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I am just back from a family holiday trip to Horsley Hills and this is something that I have witnessed during my trip.
I hated, literally hated those “tourists” who sit near the silent scenic views of the valley and play (the so-called melodious) songs with full volume! It is a totally different thing if they are the only ones there (even then! Just shut everything up and take in the nature, PEOPLE!!!). What’s the whole point of you going for a quiet holiday?! And moreover, YOU ARE DISTURBING THE REST OF THE LOT, dammit!!! (Apologies for swearing, but can’t help it.)
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Then there was this other stupid lot who sit there and compare, with all the loud voice they can gather from their throats, the seemingly similar other picturesque scenic beauties they have previously visited! Why the deuce can’t you just SHUT-UP and be in the present and let.others.be too?!

For all such species of people out there, here’s some free advice which you should be taking:

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3. People who don’t read – even worse, are the people who ” (I) don’t understand – why should I read? What’s there in reading?”

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Well, don’t understand how you are just not dropping dead!
Period.

There you go! My top three pet peeves. Share some of yours too, dear reader. I’d love to know you more. 🙂

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The Time I was a Nincompoop.

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I am not perfect. And, I believe no person, no matter how great or simple, is perfect either. Also, we all know for a fact that any sage or saint, before becoming one, was an imperfect human being like all of us. I mostly own my imperfections: Yes, I am stubborn. Yes, I call a spade “a spade”, and if that makes me seem like a “rude” person in your view, then yes, I am “rude”. Yes, despite being a science graduate, I have a math phobia. And, may be you, my reader, have the patience to read the long list of my imperfections, but my apologies, I do not have the patience to ‘list’ them all in the first place. (YES, I am impatient).

But there occur some circumstances in life as a result of certain impulsive acts one must have committed in the past. Obviously as the title suggests, I am not talking about any pleasant ones; the unpleasant ones, that life just decides to throw at your face, “Oh no, no, no girl (or boy). You think you could get away with THAT. Now, take this!” Yeah, thanks life! And, thanks for letting other people know of this stupidity of mine too. Thanks A LOT!
Actually, sometimes, I am thankful to life for doing that to me (not for letting other people know too, though. I am not THAT “sagely” for taking everything in a positive way. NO!). Instances like those, gets me in to self-realization mode; after all the “Why did this happen to me! Why does this ALWAYS happen to ONLY ME!” drama, of course. (Yes, I am silly. And Stupid. Sometimes.) That, “No, I am not that person. I will not turn into one either. I have done it once, and I will not repeat it again. In order to not be that person, I should be doing (some productive) this for not to give myself an opportunity again to behave like that.” If I am giving you an impression of a very mature girl (that I am anyway) who owns up to her actions, don’t forget the drama part. That is always the first step.

So, why am I telling you all this? As I titled it, I had been a nincompoop just a couple of days ago, and the circumstances hit me in my face just a couple of hours ago. I was confronted for what I had done. But, the mature woman I am, I straight up accepted my wrong doing and apologized. I apologized immediately with no excuses and explanations given. And thus, the lesson was learnt and this blog post was born.

I know this has been more of a “Dear Diary,” kind of post, sorry for that. And sorry, if anywhere along the post you were expecting to read what and how exactly of a nincompoop I was. (Arrgh! human curiosity. Curiosity killed the cat, people!). C’mon, I am already ashamed of what I had done, so, why on the internet too? Please, I deserve that at least for learning my lesson!

🙂 So, did you experience any such circumstances? Or is it just me, always? 😀
What do you do in those instances? Do comment and let me know. 🙂

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