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7 Things You Do Not Need To Know About Me

Rupa Rajagopalan tagged me in the ongoing meme. Here are 7 things you don’t need to know about me:

  1. I once went jet skiing in Miami bay and the jet ski overturned. I don’t know how to swim but fortunately I was wearing a life jacket. As I hung on to the overturned jet ski, a boat came along. As I waved for help, the lady on the boat started clicking my photographs instead of throwing me a line and pulling me out of the water.
  2. My favourite English movie is My Cousin Vinny. I think I have seen it multiple times, but I don’t own a VCD/DVD of the movie.
  3. My first car was a 1967 Morris Minor. It didn’t have a driver side door handle and had to be opened from outside with the help of a screw driver. I was driving a car that was as old as me!!!
  4. I am not sticking to my diet and am steadily gaining much of the weight I lost a year ago. My wife is very upset with me for this.
  5. I watch far more television than I really should.
  6. I buy management books but never seem to read them completely. I really really should complete them!!!
  7. My first computer was state of the art 8088 CPU, 768KB RAM with two 5 ¼" floppy drives and no hard disk. I self-learned Pascal, C, dBase and Clipper on it.

 

So there you go people. You have been armed with such immense knowledge about me. Make good use of it J.

I tag Taruna Goel, Viplav Baxi, Archana Narayan, and Mousumi Ghosh for continuing this meme.

 

3 comments:

Thomas R. Stone said...

About not finishing books... I read something else about that recently, though I don't recall now where. The writer gave the interesting, and rather liberating advice, to not worry about it: that you are likely learning more and getting more value by starting more books, and/or skim reading books, than by reading marginal books all the way through. That is, if a book is truely great, then you'll no doubt read the whole thing. If it is only OK or even pretty good, but less-than-great, then you are better off not finishing it and instead starting another book that has a high probability of being great... and it wouldn't be on your reading list if it didn't, right? ;-)

Rupa said...

I really enjoyed reading your list ... The first one is really hillarious :)

Manish Mohan said...

@Tom - Thanks for that Tom. I don't feel as bad about this now :-).

@Rupa - Thanks. Yes, it was hilarious and frightening at the same time. They did pull me out of the sea eventually.

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