Monday, February 20, 2006

First Tag

This would seem like the blog of an online recluse. Wide gaps of nothing - then I abruptly surface for a gasp of my virtual self, and sink back into the drudgery of the real world.
This time I’ve been hooked and reeled up, by the same bait that dragged me out the very first time, the always wicked, Ideasmith.
So I guess I’ve been tagged now. I may be the constantly morbid, heterodox, loner.. but I’ll be a sport for now. I’ll play.

So here are the rules that were specified:

- The tagged victim has to come up with 8 different points of their perfect lover.
- You need to mention the sex of the target.
- Tag 8 victims to join this game and leave a comment on their comments saying they’ve been tagged.
- If tagged the 2nd time, there’s no need to post again.

Not my cuppa tea, this game. But what the hell!

There is no prioritizing of my eight points, which is why I will start with this one:

1. Crazy – Yup! A little bit of that element in a person goes a long way in going through long years without letting cobwebs encroach the routine of our daily lives. She has to be crazy like me. She has to be crazy enough to like me.
2. Sane – Contradiction? I think not! I did mention ‘a little bit’ of craziness would be great, but ONLY if it was the icing on a sane and logical mind. Quite surely not the other way around.
3. Witty – She does not have to dole out jokes by the hour, or be one of the three stooges all through the day. She should at least comprehend my dry sarcasm and my juvenile antics and not gape with the sound of crickets echoing all around. Indeed, my life would be a breeze with an audience of one, if it’s the one.
4. Independent – For lack of a better word. She should be able to carry her world on her own shoulders. When I know she can, I will bear all her burdens that she will let me bear, knowing I can rest when I need to.
5. Attractive – Sure.. I’m shallow! But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When you love someone, even their most unsightly defects are their most attractive traits to your eyes. Yet, I would find it much harder to respect someone who does not take care of her own body. To me, it says a lot about her attitude, drive and discipline.
6. Respect – There is nothing that can make a relationship last as long as mutual respect can. And that respect will have to be earned, by both of us, everyday.
7. Chemistry – Not the short-lived kind (the kind I have about every five minutes on a hot summer day on the beach). The kind of chemistry that has us acting like teenagers sneaking out clandestinely, outlasting the seven year itch, the mid-life crisis, and being able to chuckle about it when we’re old and grey. The kind of passion and intensity that make those sparks into a blaze ;).
8. Love – Unconditional enough to forgive my minor transgressions (as long as I make up, and make out;)), and conditional enough to not tolerate repeating the bigger blunders. And enough of it to last a lifetime, and then some.

All this I would expect, only because all this is what I can give. Oh yeah, if you haven't noticed yet, this would be a girl.

Being a hermit has left me with far fewer than eight bloggers who I would know well enough to pass this off to. I shall live up to my reputation and bend the rules a little. So this is what I will do - I will tag one of the few faithfuls to comment on my posts, and the tag of eight can go on from there.

Here you go, you’ve been tagged!