1. Cooking is not my scene. I grew up with a working mom, who wasn't much of a cook herself and didn't think that cooking was one of the skills that I needed learn just because I was a girl. So, I have never considered cooking to be an important part of being a wife, a mother or a woman. Sure, if there were no other option, I'd cook. But as long as I can afford to delegate it, I will because I simply don't enjoy it. Of course, as luck would have it, my son loves to 'cook with Mama'. So we (the husband's help is also enlisted) either bake a cake or cook something simple like a pasta on the weekend.
2. I love to drive and hate being in the passenger seat of a car. We do employ a driver but he usually ferries Jai around. I drove myself to work and back through most of both my pregnancies and people thought I was mad, especially since we had a driver. I would love to own and drive an SUV but can't justify the environmental impact.
3. I drink alcohol. And I don't just stick to the 'feminine' stuff like cocktails and wine. I enjoy good whiskey and love to quaff the occasional tequila shot. Though I no longer feel the need to prove my 'capacity', I have been known to drink many of my male friends and colleagues under the table.
4. I am not into jewelry. I usually put on a pair of low-maintenance earrings and then don't change them for months. I wear neckpieces only for weddings and special occasions. I still own only two 'sets' of the heavy stuff, the very same ones that I got as a part of my wedding trousseau.
5. A peek into my wardrobe will reveal way more pants, capris and shorts than saris, salwars and skirts. And no more than three handbags at a time.
6. Look at the picture below. Exhibit A shows the correct way for a lady to cross her legs whilst sitting. But if I am wearing pants, I prefer to sit the Exhibit B way because I find it more comfortable. In skirts, of course, I am forced to revert to the ladylike way. Maybe that's why I own more pants than skirts.
7. I can be one of the guys when I want to. I have, on occasion, checked out the hot chicks with my guy friends. I can swear with the best of them. Explicit jokes don't bother me and with the right people, I enjoy them.
8. My wedding was not the life-defining moment of my life. I did not attempt to lose weight or grow my hair for the occasion. The weddings (we had two, three actually if you count the one in court) were planned almost entirely by our families. I didn't feel any need to input into the venue, the menu, the guest list (other than ensuring that my friends were on it), the decor or the contents of the trousseau. I chose both my wedding outfits from one shop in under an hour. I did not have trial runs for my hair and make-up. Basically, I just went with the flow.
9. I do not do 'damsel in distress'. I pride myself on being able to take care of myself. I can carry my own bags and open my own doors, thank you very much.
10. I don't own much make-up. I currently have three lipsticks, two lip liners and one eye pencil. I also have a eyeshadow set that I was gifted but have no idea how to use so it is languishing on the dressing table and will soon find its way into the dustbin.
I am also supposed to tag 12 other people but almost everyone I read has either already done the tag or has already been tagged. So I am going to skip that part - blue pants don't sound all that bad :)