There was a time when I used to get up at 4 in the morning to study for my exams. I used to do this during my 8th and 9th. (Yeah, I was a nerd.) Making a coffee for myself at that hour was also an incentive.
But today I am sitting here awake at 4 and wondering whether I should sleep today (or is it yesterday?!) or wait for the next night :PSo much to do and so little time.
Decided to go with the second option.
People who know me well will be shocked when they read the previous paragraph. I am famous for my early sleeping routine. The latest I could stay up at night was to watch the Friends episode. There was no way I could stay awake that late to study….. even if the exam meant the life for me!
One night during my engg, I had stayed up to write a C program. It was just 10 in the night…..I barely managed to write 5 lines of code before I slept off. When my dad woke me up later the whole screen was filled with Zs and Xs! Apparently I had fallen asleep with my hand/head strategically positioned on the keyboard! So much for Zzzzzzzzing off!
Learnt the importance of Time the hard way after coming to IIMK. Thinking of all those schooldays and college-days when I have passed away time sleeping or just doing nothing, gives me a sense of irritation towards myself. I wish I knew how to Time Travel to go back and meet that priya (who loved to wear pinafores) and tell her to do something better. Sigh! (Richard Bach's One is one of my all time fav books)
And of course, all those ‘billed’ hours in Wipro I have spent reading a million forwards, forwarding most of them, sending minimum 200-300 mails a day to my friends (there was even a day when the count touched 1000! But I was on bench those days.) playing minesweeper or helplessly sitting through those ‘always back to square one’ meetings. Sigh sigh! Why do we always wish that we were a little wiser in the past!
But then all these moments had their own sweet joy. Something that even today I would love to do……imagine one of those typical heavy monsoon rains of Kerala (rain thick as sheets, but the sun shining away saying “rain or no rain, I’m gonna shine”), imagine a very cosy chair just near the veranda, imagine a mug of hot steaming Bru filter coffee, imagine sitting in that chair with a novel/classic in hand. I could sit like that for hours together and feel euphoric at the end of the day! Another incentive of these rains is the heavenly Petrichor! It drives my olfactory thingies mad!(petrichor (PET-ri-kuhr):The pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell.)
A friend of mine mispronounces Petrichor as PET-ri-chor and not as PET-ri-kuhr. Hey D, if you are reading this, sit straight and notice the correct pronunciation.
Ahem! Back to reality.
Played TT for the first time in my life yesterday and enjoyed it 100%. Thanks to SR for giving me some tips on that. (With my wishes, I am sure you will win the lowest bid for the ticket to Calcutta)
How I ended up playing TT…….We had one hour free in between two classes……Accounting was over and we were waiting for the economics class. Normally I would have preferred to come to my room and check mail or see if anyone’s online who I can pester. Otherwise I would be in the library checking out all my fav mags.
But that day God disposed, “Ye shalt do something else for a change. I am bored watching reruns daily”.
And I said, “Amen”.
Found myself at the TT room cum Gym cum TV room. Since I am more used to Badminton and using force while hitting the ball, I was a little too harsh on the ping pong ball. And sometimes TT balls (the lightest ball used in any sport) gave me enough trouble making me run around the whole room trying to get my hands on them. SR, MP and NS, I know you guys had a great laugh that day at my expense…but then I enjoyed it too :)
By the end of one hour, I learned to serve pretty decently and return the serves politely without using force. I really enjoyed it. Made a resolution to add TT to my ec list by end of next year. Hey maybe I can even take part in the InterHostel TT tournament next year!
Darn Cameramobiles!!! Beware guys! They can catch you unaware at any moment. Look at what happened to me.
Caught sleeping in class and now titled the sleepy head of Class of 2006!
Nobody tell this to my mom and dad! :|