I think, therefore I write

Can’t, Won’t, Don’t


I can’t let my mobile battery go down below 20%. For me that is low battery.

I won’t be ashamed of happily sucking on a lollipop on the road.

I don’t like writing for commercialized prompts or contests anymore. I do like to take up prompts and challenges but not the kind where you write a post about some product without even having used it. And that’s just an example.

I can’t eat rice for dinner to save myself. Rice or rice-like dishes. On the other hand, if you give me Dosa for dinner everyday of the year, that’s just fine.

I won’t spare my weekends for anything, especially the Sunday evenings. I have a list of chores to be done and then relax. The Sunday evening is my week’s respite. It’s the me time.

I don’t need an anonymous blog with an audience after all. I do have an anonymous identity online but it’s just for me, like a filter. That’s just my space. Some posts from there might find their way here based on the relevance of the context and my judgement. Others, well let’s just say they were meant to be written not to be shared.

I can’t tolerate if someone folds the clothes inside out just as it came out from the washer. It bugs me until I fold it correctly.

I won’t stop reading Harry Potter, even if I have read it thousands of time before.

I don’t stand rules that have no logical backing or that have gone obsolete. I need all my questions of ‘what’, ‘why’, ‘how’ to be answered if you expect to follow some rule. At the least, I need to figure out an explanation that satiate me.

I can’t say no to chocolates. Cadbury is where it is because of me. [I think they should give me some special discount]

I won’t be as naΓ―ve as I once was. So if you know me from before and know me now after a gap, don’t think I’m the same.

I don’t like people who overdose on boasting about themselves. Narcissism has its limits and you better know it if you want to be around me.

I can’t survive a day without spilling. One hour into wearing a new white dress, you can find a spill on it. Whether it is cooking or eating, the kid in me spills. No, I don’t have shaky hands or nerve issues. That’s just how I am.

I won’t stop believing in love, however hard life makes it.

I don’t get answers to some of my desperate questions and I don’t know why I don’t get them either. Life better have some pretty good reasons for this.

Until later πŸ™‚


  1. Ajay Kontham

    Initially it was 30. Now it’s 20 for me too.

    I always wanted to win some goodies. But I kind of figured out that I suck at reviews or boasting about something that I don’t even know about. And so I have planned to give the negative review because everyone is praising and I feel there should be a negative side to it as well. Nothing can ever be perfect. I will make them hate me.

    So dosa for dinner. Roger that. I can too, for the while year. But my mom has to prepare.

    I am still hanging somewhere I don’t even know for anonymity. Yeah, don’t ask.

    *Hands over my clothes* πŸ˜› Thanks in advance.

    What ? No way. Cadbury is like in my blood if you ever have my blood tested. Seriously, not kidding.

    Ooohhh. I better be careful then.

    Ah, thanks for hating me already. I boast a lot, you know that.

    • Keirthana

      High five on that πŸ™‚

      Oh so now you are the guy who will make the sponsors go “Damn! Didn’t see that coming” πŸ˜›

      Yup, Dosa is staple food for me and yeah it would be even more awesome if mom made it for me. Sigh! On a happier note, mom is coming to stay for 10 days. So YAY!

      Take your time to figure it out.

      So you fold them inside out? Or don’t at all? My husband’s clothes stayed as a pile- washed, unwashed, partially used – all in one huge pile, on the chair when he was a bachelor (it would be even now if not for me). Guys!

      Yeah, given that you don’t put on wait after hogging on chocolates everyday, you should get more discount than me. Agreed!

      I have had a dose of your boasting on your blog. Your kind is okay, like you don’t boast that you did something for someone and someone got where they are only because of you. So you’re safe πŸ˜›

      • Ajay Kontham

        *High Five*

        Yes. They will freak out next time they want us to review or write a story or whatever.

        Wow. Nice.

        I have taken a lot of time already. And still haven’t figures out anything.

        Let’s just say I am just too lazy to fold. So you are going to help me there right. πŸ˜› lol. Yes. Guys! They are awesome. You also know it. πŸ˜›

        Ah, thanks. I will put you an email to Cadbury putting you as reference. πŸ˜›

        Looks like I need to level up my boasting. *Rolls up the sleeves* *Thinks for ideas for boasting* πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

  2. Soumya

    Hahaha that’s an awesome list. I am an OCD freak myself and I can gleefully add on to this list.

    I can’t watch clothes being folded inside out too. It itches me at the wrong places πŸ˜›

    I spill only when I am wearing white. Yes, its almost a tradition. And then I sit and sulk until it comes back from the cleaners pristine white. Yes, another tradition. Sic.

    I hate having rice. Be it for lunch or dinner. I have over dosed on dosa and idli after being married into a brahmin household and I can’t stand the sight of it now. Chapati anyday for me.

    I am a narcissist, but only on my space. I don’t go boasting about it everywhere. I hate people who do that.

    Okay this is getting too long. I shall write a post about my fetishes and tag you in it! πŸ˜›

    • Keirthana

      Thanks dear!

      So it’s not only me, that’s a relief πŸ™‚

      I hate rice any time but the most for dinner. Not even at gun point.

      I overdosed on chapathi during 4 years of PG life and that’s why it’s not on the list.

      Sure, would love to read your list πŸ™‚

  3. Bikram

    well well .. answers hmm dont we all say that and WANT those answers so very desperately …

    I am opposite I can have rice for lunch and dinner anytime .. and talking of Dosa I need one now .. where do i get one now .. tell me .. your fault πŸ™

    Clothes well I ma so baddddddddddd you will hate this , I dont get time to fold them.. he he he he

    and I do love chocolates , luckily the cadbury chocolate factory was only 4-5 miles from my house , so I use to get so many of them and being in the job I am , we got them at 80% off.. so yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


    • Keirthana

      True.. true..

      You need a dosa now? Depends on your city. Go to a pakka south indian hotel (best if it’s a Tamilian hotel ) and get one πŸ™‚

      Yeah, thought so. Again, Guys!

      Lucky you!

      • Bikram

        sadly I have moved to a different city it has no place.. in birmingham they had a chennai dosa πŸ™‚

  4. Thinker

    I can relate to most of the things above…
    14% is my low battery and that too because my phone sends an alert… Else my phone just switches off…
    Ya, clothes have to be ironed properly and folded properly and that too on previous creases, else i don’t wear them
    Harry Potter is too thick for me πŸ˜›
    Irrational logics disturb me a lot!
    Chocolates are my best friends… I can have them in any mood at any time… I actually need one right now hmm πŸ˜›
    People boasting… Oh God!!! They need to get a life!!! They are too much of themselves!!!
    Love… well am not going to say anything about that…

    I really liked this list of yours…

    • Keirthana

      Hmm.. Great to know that you relate to the list.
      Each of us have such lists that we can never compromise on, one of the many quirks of life.

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