Friday, May 20, 2011


It's been 5 months since this happened. I'm still not used to it. 


Monday, October 25, 2010

Of missings and musings

This past weekend two of my friends who have either graduated or transferred (temporarily, hopefully) from IU came back to bloomington. This is my 5th year of being around btown, and I always thought I was the only one who missed the little stuff about the town when I'm gone. Apparently, we all miss the same little things :)

For example, I miss the starbucks that's open 24 hours, but doesn't serve between 3:30am-4:30am, something I discovered while on one of my many all nighters. I miss the fact that the library is always deserted the friday of finals week, and impossible to study in during finals week because of the hub bub. I miss the weird way college mall is the only mall in town, and I often just say "lets go to the mall" even if I'm in a city of many malls. It's little things like this that make you belong to a town and have that town belong to you.

My friends, for example, miss the nights we spent working at the library, or the number of times we lurked around the showalter fountain at all odd times. Which, by the way, is missing a fish (!)

I'm graduating in 53 days, and as that countdown ticks on, I find myself saying "I'm ready to be done" a lot less, and getting all nostalgic about a lot of things I never thought I'd miss. Btown, what have you done to me?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Last Semester Ahoy!

So, I just started my very last semester at IU. I like how very little has changed from my very first day of classes, all the way back in 2006. Hopefully this goes as well as I had hoped my very first semester would have gone.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Boo Midterms

There are many styles of organization. Some of us live our lives having carefully planned our way, some of us just play it by ear. I live from deadline to deadline. There is nothing wrong with any of these styles, if it gets the job done then it works. However, I am currently suffering from acute will-not-concentrate syndrome, which is why instead of studying for my midterm tomorrow, I am trying to beat my high score in crazy taxi. Which is why my laptop screen looks like this:

and not this:

Sigh, lack of motivation.

Though that's not even the right word, because I am very motivated to beat my high score. Just not in studying up for the exam tomorrow. It's just not urgent enough yet, and somehow I have come to realize that I do my best the closer a deadline is. So maybe this is my brain's way of waiting it out till it is legitimately 4 hours before the midterm, at which point of time it will be urgent enough to capture my attention. That way I don't waste hours and hours working on something that at the opportune moment will take me half the time. Optimal utilization of brain space, I tell you. It's genius!!

UPDATE - Yipee, just crossed the 80k mark! Woohoo! Going to finish studying for the midterm. Right after I hit 100k :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Quick Round-up of HAY-vrything

I know, I know, I haven't updated this in a while. I would like to blame it on classes, work or life in general, but none of these are valid excuses. A responsibility is a responsibility. I was going to talk about how the weather got better, and then it fell back below freezing. So that went out the window. I was going to talk about Spring Break, so, here goes. Miami was fun, colder than expected. I could die on a beach. And despite the amount and quantity of sunblock I used, I am now about 5 different shades of brown.

I also got a tattoo! (I hate needles, which is why it's just henna)

Anyways, I am now 40 days away from finishing up this semester and being home free. The second wave of midterms are just about to start. On the other hand, it's almost April. Which means spring is officially here. AND lil 5! Woot!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I need a Snow Day! Now!!!!

Ok, so it is officially a winter wonderland out there. I have managed to save life and limb by walking slower than a tortoise today. This is what the outside looks like:

The outside, really.

Yes, those are my feet. In like a foot of snow.

Footsteps in the snow. And the frosty foggy breathing that accompanies said snow.

I thought this was pretty :)

I froze my fingers off to get these shots. It was not well thought out. My fingers are killing me.

And I need me a snow day. So, masses, think if we email the president (McRobbie or Obama, whatever works) repeatedly with the winter weather warning, we'll get the snow day?


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dear IU: How to pick a Snow Day

Indiana weather is insane. And I mean that with every love filled cell in my body. But since my last post about snow, I have come to the conclusion that snow is on of those things that Indiana wishes it didn't have, so they are going to ignore it and pretend it actually is, uhh, florida. Given this ignore-tendency, we need a non objective way of deciding where the thin line between snow day, and unintentional slip-n-slide is. I have come up with 10 scenarios where a snow day is the right way to go.

1) When the first decision of your day is "Should I risk slipping on that ice sheet, or walk through that ankle deep ice cold water puddle?"
2) While crossing the road, you wonder whether the two head lights that are about half a mile away are two headlights on two motorbikes, or an 18 wheeler truck.
3) When it looks like the world is about to be run over by snow men, much like the vampire-robot-things in I, Robot.
4) When the town turns into the inside of a snow globe.
5) When students turn up to class hopping, limping, with sneezy runny noses, and soaked boots, and all people ask is "So, fell down huh?"
6) When people wonder whether class is cancelled because of weather, DESPITE having full knowledge of IU's non-snow day policy.
7) When it's snowing so bad that people accumulate 2 inches of snow on their head just walking from their doors to their cars.
9) When so many many MANY other colleges shut down because of similar conditions.
And lastly,
10) Whenever I have more than one test/HW/assignment due in a day, and there is at least an inch of snow on the ground. See, I'm not unreasonable :) .