The Fellowship

Friday, October 31, 2008

Let's Tee off...

... on a long overdue tag game. Here's what one's got to do.

"Comment and I'll give you a letter, list ten things you LOVE which begin with that letter, then post this in your journal and give out some letters of your own."
A Reader from India assigned the letter 'T' and here's my spin on it.
1. T for Trevor - I've always had a thing for names beginning with 'T'. ;-) Hence the pen(n) name, Trevor.
2. T for Talisman - I love the engraved kind. I'm not a believer of the occult; I just happen to like the idea.
3. T for Table Tennis - Well... let's just say YMCA thought pretty highly of me and i liked how they thought. ;-) I love Tennis too.
4. T for Technology - I love gadgets. Ma wondered if i'd grow up to be a mechanic because as a kid i liked to open up cars rather than play with them. I keep track of the new and obsolete, especially so when it comes to cameras and lenses. I can write an essay on LCD vs Plasma and store it on my wrist watch with a built in USB drive.

5. T for Trivia - Big fan of general trivia (not of the quizzing kind). Great ice-breaker.

6. T for Trekking - It's great fun for nature enthusiasts. The longest and the most memorable trek of my life has been the Bright Angel Trail. A steep 17 mile round-trip down (to the Colorado river) and up the Grand Canyons (South Rim).

7. T for Travel - Travel, nature and photography go hand in hand. Travel lets you explore biodiversity. It adds to your wealth of experience. FWIW, Tasmania is high on my must visit list.

8. T for Toblerone - Chocolate, honey and almond nougat - what's not to like? On one of my flights from Frankfurt to Hyd... i'd rather not say.

9. T for Triumph - Oh, it's heady and intoxicating. I love the head rush.
10. T for Towel - Reading the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was like an epiphany. I quote...
"A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough. More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc, etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with."


Keshi said...

Hey T! ;-)

**8. T for Toblerone - Chocolate, honey and almond nougat - what's not to like? On one of my flights from Frankfurt to Hyd... i'd rather not say.

I so wanna know abt it now :(

T for Tata!


Talking To My Soul said...

T for technology - Trevor man, I'd love to know how you get to store the data on your wrist watch with a built in USB drive.

Are you, by any chance, connected to one Mr Sean Penn?


Trevor Penn said...

@ keshi
I'll be taking that secret to my grave. ;-)

Let's hear it for K! :)

Trevor Penn said...

@ ttms
You've got to buy one, LOL!

There's a greater chance that i'm "connected" to Kal Penn than there is to Sean Penn. :-)

Your letter is 'S', if you wanna take a stab at it.

Talking To My Soul said...

Does the technology transfer cost too much, Mr Penn!

Loved Kal in Escape From....Hated him too.

Let me try with the letter S you gave me. I am bad at such things though.


Trevor Penn said...

@ ttms
Not really, about 60 quid, American.

I thought Kal did a good job in Namesake. The White Castle movie was my introduction to Kal. I heard he also had/has a role to play in House M.D. (which is my favorite TV series).

Talking To My Soul said...

Yeah! Saw one such gadget on an online shop. Costs about 60. Pretty handy.

Yep, Kal was good in Namesake. But that Irrfan guy was terrific with a capital T.


Trevor Penn said...

@ ttms

Agree and agree. :-)

Soul, you in Delhi?

Keshi said...

**I'll be taking that secret to my grave

wut if my grave was next to ur's? U'd hv to tell then!


Cinderella. said...

'T' - reminds me of tees, tea, talk, touch and together !

YOur ideas were pretty exceptional though.
Couldja e
laborate on that Hyd flight a lil ?

Mys Lyke Meeh said...

T- for Tree----barking at the wrong tree?

Haha!--okay, I'll change it--

T for tea---wanna have tea?

Anyway, great post!

Trevor Penn said...

@ keshi
It's a deal then. We'll chat it up in our graves. :-)

Trevor Penn said...

@ cinderella
talk, touch and together! Nice and consistent with the emotions shown in your verse.

To know more about that flight incident, you'd have to be a grave-pal, like Keshi. :-)

If you're up to it, your letter is P.

Trevor Penn said...

@ mys lyke meeh
Welcome! and No, you ain't barking up the wrong tree. ;-)

T for tea - yes, if you'd join me.

Thanks and keep dropping by.

Crouching Tigress said...

T for time out. :P

Hi. Been a while.

Trevor Penn said...

@ crouching tigress
Hey, there. How've you been? We shud catch up on gtalk.

Crouching Tigress said...

Sure thing. I shall add you. Not with my crouchingtigress gmail id but the real one...beware!

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agnes said...

hmmmmm, i like it....let's see.... travel_ tuesdays_ tangerines_ (fairy) tales_ thunder_ tango_ tea_ trees_ talking_ ..... and i have room for one more.... tulips_?