Where Should I Live?

As I occasionally do when I have some free time, I took a quiz on what kind of a place I should live in, and this is the result that I got.  Please click on the image to get a larger resolution.

Amazing that the quiz found exactly the kind of place and life style that I am already living in including a dog and two kids! It is not quite the same kind of cottage as in the picture but, our home does have a garden with mock picket fencing and is in the suburbs of a large city.

Perhaps you should try your hand at it too!


“This topic has been inspired by a quotation that my cousin Shankar sent me.

“Hope is a state of mind, not a state of the world. Either we have hope within us or we don’t.
Hope is not a prognostication—it’s an orientation of the spirit. You can’t delegate it to anyone else.
Hope in it’s deep and powerful sense is not the same as joy when things are going well, or the willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously headed for early success, but rather a determination to struggle for something to succeed.
Hope is definitely NOT the same as optimism. It’s not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”

And, as it happens so often for me,  almost immediately after I read that,  I answered a quiz which guaranteed that it could describe me in six words and this is what it said.”

“Always happiest with the bare minimum.”

It went on further and elaborated thus:

“You are the definition of a survivor. You are patient, calm, and strong. Most importantly, you’re hopeful. You are the friend who can look at a problem and see the light at the end of the tunnel. It takes someone very special to see the single shining star in a dark and cloudy sky – but you can do it almost effortlessly!”

At this stage of my life, I am hopeful about just two things.

A peaceful death without any trouble for myself and others around me; and a  life till then without any trouble for my basic needs.

Personality Compass.

I was led to a quiz to assess my personality type. The quiz indicated that there are only four types of personalities:

On completing the quiz. I was declared as being an Emotional Introvert.

“Most defining characteristics: You are sensitive, melancholic and a perfectionist.

You are a very emotional, caring and dedicated person. You believe that there is a bigger picture in life, one that we can’t really see, but we can feel.
You are very compassionate, strong minded, and devoted to your beliefs.
Although you tend to get melancholic, your ability to empathize for others is a true gift and you possess a sort of kindness that is rare.”

Very flattering.

Go ahead and take the quiz.  You may be flattered too.

I Am A Libertarian.

Bikehikebabe, one of my regular readers and commentators, who has become a personal friend too thanks to Skype, sent me a quiz to determine where I would stand in the political and economic map.

Though the quiz was addressed to the American public, I took the quiz and was classified as a libertarian. The definition for a libertarian being – “Libertarians support maximum liberty in both personal and economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence. Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose government bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate diverse lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil liberties.”

India has all the possible shades of political/economic posturing and many labels too. The most popular being, Far Left, Far Right, Left, Right, Center, Socialist, Casteist, Chauvinist, Secular, Local, National, Regional, Religious and so on and so forth, but most of us know that it all boils down to one single entity – Convenientism. Within that single definition, we now have the great Indian tradition of dynasty showing its face too. The heartening aspect of the whole circus however is that by and large free and fair elections are held and democracy is alive and flourishing.

The term Libertarian has so far not gained any recognition in the Indian scene, but the definition certainly explains my beliefs as does it of many of my friends and relatives. I hope to be able to convince many others to join my bandwagon.

For my readers who would like to slot themselves, I would strongly recommend taking the quiz.

Thank you Bikehikebabe.

A Blonde Does Not A Bimbo Make.

Grannymar’s joke on blondes generated quite a bit of discussions. I discovered a new blog site because of the discussions and based on Jean’s comments, I dedicate this to that spirited lass who announces loud and clear – “A blonde does not a bimbo make.”

A blonde is in a Quiz Contest trying to win prize money of One Million Dollars.

The questions are as follows:

1) How long was the 100 yr war?

A) 116
B) 99
C) 100
D) 150

Blonde says “I will skip this”

2) In which country are the Panama hats made?


Blonde asks for help from the University students

3) In which month do the Russians celebrate the October Revolution?


Blonde asks for help from general public

4) Which of these was King George VI first name?


Blonde asks for lucky cards

5) The Canary islands, in the Pacific Ocean, has its name based on
which animal:


Blonde gives up.


If you think you are indeed clever and laughed at the blonde’s replies, then please check the answers below:

1) The 100 year war lasted 116 years from 1337-1453

2) The Panama hat is made in Ecuador

3) The October revolution is celebrated in November

4) King George’s first name was Albert. In 1936 he changed his name.

5) Puppy. The Latin name is INSULARIA CANARIA which means islands of the puppies.

Now tell me who’s the dumb one….Don’t ever laugh at a blonde joke again.