When rains lost their charm

For a person who loved and longed for rains all the time, this post must be a shocker. No, I am not bored of it yet but a lot of factors have made it lose its initial charm. The best part for me always was – unpredictability.

I loved spotting grey clouds all of a sudden, having those surprising unseasonal showers every now and then, but here all that is gone. The weather works like a keyed toy, rains are predicted even weeks in advance and it rains promptly when it is predicted. It becomes cloudy as per the clock, rains as it is supposed to and then stops. You can take umbrellas to work even when it is sunny outside and be confident that at 4 pm, it will start to pour.

I hate the fact that it is freezing when it rains. Now devoid of the comforts of a car or even the pleasure of not attending classes as and when I want to, it is horrible to walk in frozen water. Your sweaters get moist, your feet freeze in sneakers and you cant even wear your new uggs to office. It is impossible to even hold your umbrellas with your gloves on since they get soaked. Bah.

I never thought I would ever have the slightest resentment towards rains but now everytime I see the clouds on my weatherbug desktop, I go like, “Argh! Not again!”.

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M Back !!

Okay..herez a quick recap of my life in the time from diwali to 14 days post new-year.

Umm..where was I..oh yeah..Diwali. Life was pretty much non-existent after that. I had a math test..then another midterm…n then another. Every thursday called for two-three submissions and so did a monday and friday. Had another midterm…studied like mad for it in November…the paper was graded out of ten marks…got assigned a project..hunted for a paper to model…found one…did the MATLAB coding..ran the codes…got stuck..spent sleepless nights trying to make it work…did some jugaad made it work…made the poster..printed it…celebrated that day…ogled at it as if it was Monalisa…gave the poster presentation…got good marks…had finals in three days…didnt sleep after that…gave the finals..almost slept in one exam…finished the finals…my birthday was the next day…had to pack my room for the pest control clean-up…got an amazing birthday surprise at 12 am..partied till 3…slept till lunch..went out to california pizza kitchen for lunch…ate awesome greek pizza…decided to watch 2012 last minute…turned out to be the worst movie ever…shifted out my stuff in pouring rain…slept…left to New Jersey…cut a surprise cake there…played with my baby boy…enjoyed with sister…went out last minute shopping…got an amazing gift…saw two movies…got my grades…was relieved…came back…started studying for qualifiers….just studied everyday…didnt step out of the house for 3 weeks…partied on New Year’s..ate cake…had some wine..watched the ball drop…continued studying…Jan 7th gave quals…got badly raped…mostly wont pass…mourned the exam…mourned my luck..was super pissed after screwing it up..it snowed in Atlanta..played in snow…had a fight..slipped and fell..walked in snow…started reading for oral qualifiers…read and read articles after articles on chocolate..critiqued the paper…made the presentation..did not sleep…was practicing…walked to the department with a shiver…gave the presentation..answered the questions…gained momentum and confidence as the questions kept coming…overall did a fair job…made pongal and now im writing the blog.

Whew!

This semester is as tight as the last one but hopefully (if i dont have to write my qualifiers in May) will be far more interesting than the last. I’m excited about starting research and finally having time to do all those things that were under hold all of last semester.

Fingers Crossed for results though.

PS: Writing the blog is high on my agenda this time. Keep reading! 😀