Saturday, July 3, 2010

Who's Versatile?

“So you think you are a versatile genius”, I was asked during my interview to get into b-school.
“Genius, no. Versatile, I try to be”, I replied.
I got through.

Apparently, I am not the only one who thinks I am versatile. About a month back, Debra gave me this-
Then a couple of weeks later, Amber gave me the same award again.

Last week, Jemi gave me this variant of the same Award-
Yesterday, both Ella and Jan passed on the same Award to me. Even a person as thick headed as me had to take the hint- I could not ignore the Versatile Blogger Award much longer. Though I hoard awards the way Victorian heroines did love letters, it was time to pass this particular Award on.

The Versatile Blogger Award in both its variants comes with its rules-
(a) Thank the person(s) who gave it to you- I adore all five ladies in different ways, and if you havent’ visited their blogs yet, please do.
(b) Share seven things about you– taking a cue from Jan, I am sure I can dig out seven things that will show my versatility
(c) Pass it onto fifteen other versatile bloggers – now this is the difficult part, and the main reason why I have been putting this off. So many of you are so versatile, it is hard for me to pick 15, and only 15. Time to break the rules, me thinks. I am going to pass it on to a single person- the person who, I think, is the most versatile of the lot. She blogs about music, she blogs about summer, she blogs about family, she blogs about friends, she blogs about happiness, she blogs about sadness- and she does it everyday and she does it all in verse. Yvonne Lewis of Welcome to my World of Poetry.

And since I have been drabbling for the last couple of weeks, here are seven things about me, expressed in exactly 100 words-

I first spoke in public when I was three, and haven’t looked back since

Their fur is loved off, but I still have many of my soft-toys from childhood

I love knitting, but only if the pattern is really complicated

I made it to sports teams in school because what I lacked in skill, I made up for in enthusiasm

I think some of the weeds in my garden are prettier than the plants

I stack books everywhere, but still don’t have enough place to put them

I leant to develop and print my own photographs- photoshop is more fun


Saturday is the day I normally reserve for photographs, so here is one of a flower that bloomed on my birthday.

Calliandra emarginata


Mary said...

Congratulations on your versatility.
Your birthday flower is like you. So many petals (talents) to bring out the beauty.

Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - Congratulations on your awards! And I think some weeds are lovely, too!

aLmYbNeNr said...

What a beautiful flower! And on your birthday! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on all of the versatility awards! Awesome :)

Love the flower - so pretty. I've got a few weeds in my garden that I don't get rid of - too pretty.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nice photos.
And I think all I have is weeds in our flowerbed.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Mary- thank you. That is a lovely thing to hear.

@ Margot- thank you. And some weeds are lovely, aren't they?

@ Amber- yes, I was lucky. Really, really lucky.

@ Jemi- you had mentioned that in your seven things- and I had to repeat it ;-)

@ Alex - thanks. And who cares if they are weeds or not, as long as they are pretty?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You are a going concern! No, wait . . . a versatile, going concern!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Congratulations on your versatile award much deserved.

Thanks also for the award. it is very kind of you and I accept it with pride,

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the awards. You are quite versatile. Love the photo, so beautiful.

Thoughts in Progress

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

congrats on your award...

Chary Johnson said...

Congratulations on the Versatile award, five time winner!

Thanks for posting links to their sites will check them out after I post.

That photo is so vibrant and beautiful. Really great photo!

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats on the award and I think it's cool you drabbled your seven points.


Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Debra- wow, Debra, you have even picked up my terminology!!! I am trained as an investment banker, incidentally.

@ Yvonne - I could not think of 15 people, so decided to give i tot one person who personified versatility. That had to be you.

@ Mason - thank you.

@ Nf1andprek-whisper- thank you.

@ Chary- it is a lovely flower, isn't it?

@ Clarissa- thank you. Since I decided to drabble my posts for a bit, I had to stick to it. And an average of fourteen words per point isn't a stretch.


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