Getting to know each other better

by Khushboo on October 10, 2012

Hi, My name is Khushboo and I’m an Askhole .  How’s that to grab your attention ;) ?  My sister emailed me this image with the subject line “This is so you“:

I wish I could argue otherwise but I’m guilty as charged.  What can I say…I’m a Gemini: we are fickle.  At the risk of sounding totally obnoxious and devoting an entire post to me, I thought I’d share a bit more about me…let’s call it “Getting to know each other better”:

  • I’m hardly superstitious, yet I’m constantly touching wood…even if merely a negative thought crosses my mind
  • If I’m adding milk to my tea/coffee, I always pour it before the water
  • I’ve been wearing the same Body Shop White Musk fragrance daily for the last 4 years

  • When I was growing up, I always envisioned I’d be an investment banker.  I’m more than relieved that’s not how things ended up.
  •  On week days I set 3 alarms

  • I am terrified of cats & dogs…more so of the former
  • I painted my toenails dark grey on Saturday and have since been regretting choosing such a morbid shade
  • I struggle to put on eyeliner #shakyhands
  • Most people find it hot when guys have a British accent…I personally prefer American accents

  • My name is originally spelled Khushbu….the “u” was later changed to “oo” because my mom thought it looked better
  • Hearing or seeing someone else brush their teeth makes me want to gag
  • Despite being in great health now (touch wood), I’ve had some shitty luck in the past: I was hospitalized for malaria when I was 3, I almost went blind when I was 16 because of accidentally wearing torn contact lens  and I got hit by a car while crossing the road when I was 18

Make me feel less self-centered by telling me something about you …

{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

ritika October 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

‘How you doin’? :D good to know you better blog lady,
okay so here goes about moi –
i graduated as an engineer, after 9 months of coding, gave up to be a copywriter in advertising… best decision ever.
no matter how tired i am, or how sleepy/lazy , i am the one to make tea each morning – it’s my morning ritual, it keeps me sane.
open washroom doors at somebody else’s place make me gag
i love flea markets more than the malls
i like shopping for food more than clothes
on more occasions than one i dozed off while on the phone
WOW i am obsessed with me or what?!!!

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Hahah love this ….thanks for sharing! A career in advertising sounds exciting!

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Parita October 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Love learning more about you, K! And I think it’s an unwritten rule that all Indians shall be afraid of animals, namely dogs! :)

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:13 pm

SO true….yet the number of stray dogs wandering the streets of India seems to be multiplying by the day!

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Allie October 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Nothing wrong with a little self-centeredness, I mean, it is YOUR blog after all, and we’re here to get to know you anyway! And I’m glad you’re not an investment banker too ;D I will never be able to put on eyeliner neatly–thank goodness for makeup brushes and the popularity of the “smoky” look, I can just smudge that mess out and tell everyone it’s what I meant to do.

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Hahaahahaah smoky eyes must be the best make-up trend yet! It’s the look I go for after a night out…i.e. when I’m too tired to remove my eye make up properly!

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Allie October 11, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Ah-haha, the second day smoky look ;D

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Alex @ therunwithin October 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I love this post, may copy it if you don’t mind. Holy shiz balls you have had some crazy luck with illnesses and bodily harm. Man oh man.

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Be my guest :)

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karina October 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Happy to know i saw no surprises in this post – already knew all these things about you:) Especially that you are one serious askhole!!! Miss you – can nearly start counting down to see you!!! btw – hahahaha so much for choosing an out of the box polish – guess it was the first and last time!

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Mwhahah thanks for unintentionally inspiring my blog post :) !

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 10, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Love this! It’s the little random facts/quirks about a person that make me adore them, and you my dear are seriously one of my favorites ;) I can’t believe that you’ve had so much bad luck with your health though! Getting hit by a car? Omigosh! Needless to say, I’m thankful that you made it through everything and are healthy and happy today :)

Something about me… hmmmm… I suffer from annoyingly low blood pressure, so my doctor recommends that I eat a diet that’s higher in sodium and drink 3-4 cups of coffee a day. I thought it was kind of crazy at first, but it actually works! No more fatigue and lightheadedness. I guess I’m kind of lucky that I don’t have to watch the salt in my diet when the rest of the world seems to do their best to avoid it…

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I’m glad you found something to help with the low blood pressure…and what better way than coffee! I’m all for more reasons (ahem excuses) to add more cups to my day ;) !

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Kym October 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm

It’s so funny how you prefer American accents cus for me, that’s a “normal” accent living in North America!! :P Some random things about me:

- I used to be afraid of house pets, cats, dogs, even hamsters… but now i’m ok with them. I especially like fat cats.

- I have a fear of textured, clustered circles. Yeah, i know, it’s weird. Like bubbles that foam when you’re washing your hands make me feel uncomfortable.

- The meme you posted about the accent is totally me!!! Actually people make fun of me cus when i go to Asian malls or restaurants, i always order with a chinese accent… even though, i’m not chinese. Hahaha!

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Haha you must have hated Venn diagrams in math class! That’s hilarious about the Chinese accent! When I lied in Nigeria, I unintentionally spoke in a Nigerian accent more often than not :D !

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Sable@SquatLikeALady October 10, 2012 at 11:01 pm

You had malaria?! I am totally fascinated by malaria. My midterm project for Micro was about P. falciparum and my favorite charity is the Nothing But Nets campaign. If I had actually gone to college straight out of high school & finished in a timely manner (ie if I wasn’t still 45+ credits from graduating at the ripe old age of….mid-twenties ;-) ) I wanted to become a microbiologist (PhD) and work with the WHO to eradicate malaria!

Which parasite infected you? Do you remember your symptoms at all? How were you treated/cured?

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I wish I had answers for you right now but I was too young to remember what was going on! I’ll definitely ask my mom and let you know. For now, all I remember is that I was treated with a blood transfusion!

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Kailey October 11, 2012 at 1:32 am

I love that you set three alarms! My friend does the same thing because she is just not a morning person and needs to hit the snooze like 5 times.

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Along with the 3 alarms, I hit the snooze button so by the end of it, getting up is just less painful than hearing all the racket!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 11, 2012 at 2:09 am

Your blog is seriously the funniest one around. I LOVE this post. Where do you find all these graphics?!

You wanted to be an investment banker? Tell me it was for the money…

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I have no shame, Laura…no shame. It was ONLY for the money ;) !

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset October 11, 2012 at 5:47 am

I consistently enjoy coming over to your blog and reading, you are always hilarious, informative and just awesome woman :) I think it’s so interesting that you like American accents… me over here in the U.S. adores any other accent out there!

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Ah you’re so sweet, Tess…thanks! American accents are the best, especially New Yawkers! ;)

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Brittany October 11, 2012 at 6:07 am

Hahahahahahaha the part about you gagging when people brush their teeth had me dyinggg for some reason!! I am awful, but find it sooo funny when people gag!! Ahh I love cats!! I love the history behind your name, and I would love american accents..but I am american..so they are boring to me ;) .

I am petrified of slugs..there..I said it.

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Hahaha I am glad my gagging reflex provided some comic value ;) ! Just the word “slugs” creeps me out!

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Katy October 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm

LOL I love the word, “askhole.” I hate those too!!

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Askhole-ness aside, I promise I’m nice :) !

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ujvara October 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Khushhhhh.. I was your roomate and didnt know half the stuff.. and what da hec.. u got hit by a car.. dam woman.. I told ya over and over again.. dont walk and talk.. lol :p.

i love ur website.. and the funniest thing is that I always end up reading your post in the underground on the way to work and I always giggle…. so Im pretty sure have freaked a few Austrians away.
miss uuu

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Ponariii! Haha I knew I should have listened to you! And the worst part is that I wasn’t even on my phone! So glad you enjoy my blog, ex-roomie! :D

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Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating October 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Bwahaha, I loved this – and I can relate on so many levels! By the way, I nominated you for 2 awards! Details here: http://living-learning-eating.blogspot.com/2012/10/beckmanns-bakery-german-bakery-in.html#

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Thanks so much for the nominations- really appreciate them :)

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Hahaha I’ve never heard that term before, but I’m totally an Askhole too! And hey, what do you know, I’m also a Gemini! :P

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Haha for what it’s worth I seem to get along very well with Geminis..askholes for the win ;)

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Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire October 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Ha, this made me laugh. I’m totally stealing the idea, btw, because I’ve been trying to think of a creative way to do a post like this!
As for me, I used to want to be a sideline reporter and went to work at ESPN right after college. My career path has totally shifted since then though! And I’m afraid of birds. Weird, I know.

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Look forward to reading more about u! Would love to hear what working at ESPN was like! My BFF is terrified of pigeons!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig October 11, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Hold up – wearing torn contact lenses can make you blind?!?? More details please!! I think I’ve only done it once… another time I tried to get a torn contact in, and it felt like stabbing pain. I was on my last pair of lenses and I had to go to a music festival with one contact in. This wouldn’t be such a big deal if I wasn’t *this close* to being considered legally blind! But scary stuff.

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Oh gosh Tara, take it from me…NEVER again wear a torn contact! I’ve become such a hygiene freak where my contacts are concerned! The torn contact caused an ulcer in my eye and if I waited any longer to see my optician, it would have ended up a lot worse than a week in hospital. Guess the unbearable pain paid off in some twisted way!

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Alexis @ Hummusapien October 11, 2012 at 11:17 pm

GEEZ I better check my contacts!! I can’t believe you almost went blind! I feel ya on setting multiple alarms….if I had a dime for every time I dismissed my alarm and woke up in a frenzy an hour later I’d be a rich girl.

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Khushboo October 11, 2012 at 11:40 pm

If I had a dime for every time I wanted to throw my phone away when the alarm went off, I’d be very rich too ;)

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Irina @ Chocolatea Time October 12, 2012 at 7:17 am

I’ve never met someone who is as crazy as me about touching/knocking-on wood due to superstitions AND I set three alarms too :)

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Khushboo October 12, 2012 at 11:40 am

Haha I spend half my laugh knocking on wood ;) !

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Shreya @ rushofendorphins October 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I literally laughed at the brushing one! Hahaha, why would that disturb you!

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Khushboo October 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Haha I must have had a bad experience in my past life…just the sound of someone else brushing stimulates my gag reflex!

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