Not the socks again! I just recently had a huge discussion with someone regarding that. So this person told me about Christmas Stocking and I go ‘isn’t that the same as a sock?’ and well, it started with that and it went on and on for sometime and we decided that we will call the sock which is big enough to hide presents, as Christmas Stockings. But then I ended up with the doubt, how is that different from a normal stocking ? Because the normal stocking is almost knee length right ? So why do we have something looking like a sock, but called a stocking.
And then there is this another question that came up. Why does a sock, of all clothes, represent freedom to the elf Dobby in Harry Potter? You know, I never thought of that at all. A sock is as good as any other item, as long as Dobby is set free, at least according to me. But is there really a reason for using a sock ? I recently saw an article (when I was trying to figure the answer about the socks) where the author explains how important a sock is in the whole of Harry Potter series. There are one too many references of socks in it. You can check out the article here. Is there really any particular reason that the gifting of socks is that important during Christmas ? Is that in any way related to the freedom that Dobby associates it with? Let me know, if you know answers for any of these 🙂
And Happy Holidays everyone!( at least for those who are gonna enjoy the holidays from Christmas to New Years )
I saw a link somewhere which listed almost 100 interesting questions to ask someone to get to know them better. Honestly, i don’t know if I will remember the answers if I ask someone or if those answers will actually reveal much about the person.
Then I thought, why not pose some weird/interesting (at least to the one who asks the questions)/fun (depending on the answers) and see what kind of answers come up. So here is a list of 10 questions. Would you be so kind to respond to those either in the comments or in a reply blog post ? You can also post your set of 10 weird/fun/random/interesting questions to others and see what kind of answers you get 😉
Do you remember any of your dreams ? If yes, tell me your weirdest dream!
Is your second toe longer than the big toe?
One question you always hate to answer ?
Your weirdest quirk ?
Do you nod while answering to someone in the phone instead of saying it out loud ?
Chocolate or ice cream?
Have you ever eaten a chalk (the one we use to write on the black boards) ?
One of the weirdest names you have ever heard ?
How long can you not blink your eyes ?
You are playing arm wrestling with a kid (for simplicity , let us say the kid is below 5 years) , will you lose just to make them feel happy ?
Pretty pathetic isn’t. All of that for a chocolate. But I realized after talking to him about other such situations, that I don’t like cheating. Not that I haven’t done it (not in matters that really mattered at least) but if I had the option to either cheat or disappoint someone, I rather disappoint them. Because if they know me, they would understand, and I don’t care for people who don’t know / understand me to know why I prefer that way. And cheating involves lies, which is very difficult to keep up. I know I will definitely slip up one way or the other…so why bother!
Thank you so much to all those who responded for that post. And sorry for the delay in the update because work caught up with me.
On another note, I got this cool USB based light for when I have to work at nights at my laptop. Its called Astro Boy! Its so cute and cool. Check it out.
Information is wealth. This is a line we hear very often. How much of these information is converted to a useful knowledge? How much information can we retain to make a decision? How can we actually verify if an information that is deduced from the raw data available is actually the right one? Who validates them? I have had these questions for quite some time. So here I am, putting out these questions as part of today’s SoCS post 🙂