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100+ Random Facts About Me

Mahesh Mohan
Mahesh Mohan (@maheshone)

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 ; First Published: May 26, 2013.

A list of over 100 random facts about me. I don’t know if they’re interesting or not. But seriously, I have listed (almost) all random things that I know about myself. Here you go!

Me, Myself, & I

  1. I was born in 1985.
  2. I’m a Leo but I know it doesn’t mean anything.
  3. I’m 5’11”.
  4. I hate my name but I love ‘M’
  5. I’m a Microsoft fanatic.
  6. I have two elder sisters.
  7. I’m an engineering graduate.
  8. I hate liars.
  9. I rarely say “Sorry” but I mean it when I say it.
  10. I say more “Nos” than “Yes”.
  11. I used to dance when I was a kid.
  12. I rarely watch TV shows and new movies now.
  13. My favorites change rarely… in fact very rarely.
  14. I have never read a book in my entire life.
  15. I don’t like to follow trends.
  16. I can count the number of friends that I have.
  17. My real life bestie is @NebuSamJohn.
  18. I’m a bit obsessive about cleanliness and personalization.
  19. I can spend countless hours organizing things so that it looks like the way I want.
  20. And I love it when I see things the way I want to see them. But I also make sure that no one notice it unless I disclose about it.
  21. I do what I love to do and I do it obsessively.
  22. I also love to organize my desktops or mobile home screens — like thisthis, or this.
  23. Everything in my computer is perfectly organized in folders within folder, within folder…
  24. I tend to follow an alphabetical ordering when arranging things on my computer.
  25. And I spend a lot of time on such things that no one ever cares about.
  26. I still love backing up stuff by emailing myself.
  27. I have no idea what alcohol tastes like. Seriously.
  28. And I never smoked a cigarette.
  29. And I don’t like ice creams as much as you do.
  30. But I love Coke.
  31. And I love French fries.
  32. Diet? Well, I’m a non-veg.
  33. But a wanna be vegan.
  34. Not a foodie either.
  35. The last time I cooked something was some 10 years back.
  36. Some call me nerd. Some call me geek. Some call me weirdo. Some call me psycho. Some call me shy. And some even call me smart.
  37. I rarely (very very rarely) get bored.
  38. I don’t call others bad words (in fact I hate when you use it) even if they annoy me.
  39. But I think I overreact when there’s no real reason and I don’t react at all when there’s a reason to do so.
  40. I don’t give compliments unless I feel that you truly deserve it.
  41. I hate all those ceremonies, parties, rituals, etc. unless you do it for yourself and not to show-off or to please others.
  42. I sound rude until you get to know me.
  43. The problem is… I don’t know what’s rude and what’s not.
  44. I’m a good listener but if I get excited about the topic then expect frequent interruption.
  45. I hate bullying and if you bully me or others then you’re simply giving me a chance to ignore you forever.
  46. I’m still single.
  47. I’m obsessed with color ‘blue’.
  48. My favorite number is ‘3’ since childhood.
  49. My favorite weekday is “Wednesday”.
  50. Of course it was “Friday” when I was at school.
  51. My favorite font is “Myriad Pro” (yes, that’s the font of my logo too — ever since I started this blog).
  52. I also like the extremely popular “Arial” font as I never get bored of it.
  53. I’m not a lover of open-source software and I really prefer proprietary software. But WordPress is an exception.
  54. I think and overthink about almost everything.
  55. I can spend countless hours doing nothing but thinking.
  56. I can live without the Internet or even a PC if I want.
  57. I rarely give promises.
  58. Actually, under promise; over deliver — is my personal mantra.
  59. I never stop Googling things.
  60. I admire Bill Gates.
  61. I love Michael Jackson.
  62. I like Steve Jobs’ presentation.
  63. I hate Samsung and Android almost equally.
  64. I like brands that are not named after its founder(s).
  65. I love to hate Google as everyone else loves to hate Microsoft.
  66. I seek perfection in almost everything I do.
  67. And I love (almost) all things perfect.
  68. …and natural.
  69. And it’s my gift and also my curse.
  70. If I like you then you can’t annoy me easily.
  71. I had a severe mood swing in 2009.
  72. I’m curious about almost everything that I know/wanna know.
  73. Actually, my curiosity is something that’s insatiable.
  74. I love capital markets.
  75. And I love “plastic” money.
  76. And I always try to follow Buffettism when it comes to capital market.
  77. I hate writing but I love blogging.
  78. I started my first blog on Blogger.com (or BlogSpot.com) in 2004.
  79. I registered my first domain name on March 23, 2005.
  80. Later in 2006, I started Minterest (minterest.com) as a personal finance blog on WordPress.
  81. And in 2007, I transformed Minterest into a digital marketing & technology journal. Then, I deleted 90% of the blog posts that I’ve done in the first four years as none of them met the criteria that I’ve set later.
  82. I’m a social media enthusiast.
  83. There was a time when I was addicted (sort of) to Twitter.
  84. I used to post a 1,000 tweets a day and Twitter had to block me from further updation — as that was the maximum number of tweets allowed per day per account.
  85. I don’t read newspapers but I scan almost 100 blogs blogs daily.
  86. I find it extremely difficult to speak my mind.
  87. But I talk too fast when I get super excited.
  88. I don’t like religions, religious talks, religious rituals, etc.
  89. And I think I’m agnostic.
  90. I hate politics, politicians and people who talk politics.
  91. I use things the way it’s meant to be used.
  92. I don’t like people who typ lyk dis.
  93. I hate it when I see words with incorrect usage of uppercases and lower cases.
  94. But no, I’m not a grammar nazi.
  95. In fact my English grades were horrible when I was at school.
  96. And I hate to use hyphens when I write. But I love en dashes and em dashes. And yes, I know it’s a weird fact (actually most are), but it’s true.
  97. I like people who display their real name on social media.
  98. I don’t celebrate my birthdays as I think there are only two days that matters – a birthday and a death-day.
  99. I rarely take photos of myself and I don’t have an active Instagram account… yet.
  100. I don’t have a DSLR and I don’t have a single picture (except my social media profile pics) of myself on my phone.
  101. But I’ll have a special admiration for you if you click amazing pictures.
  102. I don’t change my bio often but I make sure that it’s up-to-date.
  103. Sometimes I’m motivated and sometimes I’m not. And it really depends upon the five Ws — Who, What, When, Where, or Why.
  104. And yeah, I love being me.

Say hi: [email protected] I’m curious to know about you as well. :)

P.S. Thanks to Twitter as the hashtag #50RandomThingsAboutMe inspired me to create this list. And I hope to publish #RandomFactsAboutMinterest some other day.

P.S.S. The newer 181 random facts about me is available on maheshone.com.