Another year, another fresh start, or is it?

The year, folk(s), hasnt begun very well. I have been a lazy and rather moany bum. Havent been doing enough of anything. But every year needs a recap and whats a blog without a recap? Well, this one is going to be without one to suitably express the sorry state of my blogging. Also, if so interested, the amazing moments of my life in 2009 are but a couple of scroll motions away. Be my guests!

What I am more interested in is this newly whitewashed, cleaned up year that I have just been presented with. Am sure you got it too. 2010. Nicely balanced digits, sum to my favorite number 3 and bear a certian weight and gravity? Or is that just because I feel this will be a momentous year for me? The year that will decide which path through the woods I will take. One that will lead me to an urban jungle, and the second I know not. There will be many such paths in the future, I know, but this is a big one. A big change, that has me waiting with baited breath. I have much work to do, less time to do it in, however, a certain part of me wants to listen to the coming of the change and moan under the covers. But it will come and I will have to make that transition from a student to the real world. I cannot hide anymore and niether do I want to hide. I want to shout, bring it on world, but then think of the level of hubris that would indicate and instead just whisper it to myself in my head.

Also, another momentous change, about to be brought to a computer screen near you is the fact that I really want to blog this year. I want to blog atleast once a week, every week and the content shall change a little bit too. So instead of writing just about my thoughts (since there’s so few of them). I will write about my workou knowledge and my food knowledge as well. Not all the time but sometimes. I do cook pretty well too you know. Mostly experimental and in my own fashion, but I do. So some days if I offer it up to you, would you say yes? If you do exist that is! I think i’ve probably driven any preexisting readers of this blog away, but hey, come back and bring your friends, we gonna partaaay in 2010, the momentous year with much balance and weight.

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very fun december

I am now free, relatively speaking, of school for the next 20 days. It feels nice, very relaxed for now. I do know that I have to get back to work very soon to complete my thesis in the next 30 days (My own timeline, noone else is to blame), but I know that after another day of this, I will crash and burn to get back to work. Alas, the life of a workaholic. 

Finals week was super hard, not just because I had the dreaded four hour final, but also because we had no electricity. Yeps, you heard it right, no electricity in the US of A for one whole week. It was a test by fire, or rather a test by lack of it!

We had this glorious icestorm..which is essentially rain that converts to ice as it hits the ground. Power was down, obviously there was no heat and no hot water and no cooking. I havent felt this handicapped for a long time either! In india when you have no power, some semblance of life goes on, you can still cook, read some, the house is cold anyways. Here you start getting internet withdrawal symptoms. You crave all the blogs you read on a regular basis. Crazy people who have power still keep emailing you, ofcourse students do too. You dread a pile-up of those. 

Once you successfully deal with the withdrawal symptoms, you are yet touchy to the sound of windows, a keyboard can bring tears to your eyes, the best cure, in my eyes, is group therapy, you huddle with a bunch of friends and gossip. Create and pass around some gossip. Best thing ever, to cure the desire to chat with people halfway around the world and not say a word to your next door nieghbour.

I am specially blessed in the gossip area. I have roommates with juicy secrets, who also dont talk to me, which makes life smoother on the whole. Gossip without guilt, ah blisss.

Once you are done gossiping, you can go beg friends with power for some  food. Again, I feel blessed, I have friends who had electricity in this time of crisis, and they opened their front and refrigerator door for us. I have never eaten so much good food in a long while now.

All this togetherness should by now cure you of your symptoms, if not, there is no hope for you and you can now stay in your office and lovingly hold your computer, hoping to breathe some life into it

All this togetherness also gets to me…I get restless, I want to be alone. I dont want any company, just my own bed and my books and music etc. I begin to get crabby on lack of sleep and aloneness, the lack of contact with the roomies begins to pinch too. And that is when the electricity finally comes back and we heave a sigh of relief. We , as in ,those with the cold houses and those with now empty refrigerators.

Things dont come to a stop here, a new bond is formed. We will all remember, this time, this place and this togetherness, we rarely have it these days. My eyes get bleary these days due to staring at the monitor too long and not from staying up too late playing mafia. We have all changed, but hopefully this experiment with no light, will remind us of how we used to be and how we should be, happy, surrounded by friends and waiting for the next party to happen.

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