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Day in a grad student’s life

March 3, 2009

0630:  Wake up. No seriously. Wake up! Groggily look around. Make Coffee? No. Brush teeth. Wear clothes. Look outside. Wear more clothes. Get out. Light a cigarette? Throat constricted. Need water. No.

0700: Get to college. Unlock doors for the labs. Signin. Sit in a chair, slack jawed, staring vacantly outside, as system fights to cope with lack of sleep.People start trickling in.

0800: Make some coffee. Check mail. Handle support calls. Wonder why people mess up their password so many times, Is it a disease? Should look into it. Take a couple of breaks.

1200: People start having lunch. Wonder (again) if it would be a good idea to pack lunch next time.

1330:  Shift over. Stomach growling in hunger. Go to Gold Star Chili. Eat.

1400: Go to the graduate students lounge. Fellow students rabidly discussing ways and means to complete todays assignments. Ignore them. Lie down on the couch. Get some sleep.

1405: Said fellow students ask for opinion on discussion re: assignment. Explain in choice terms. Everybody silenced. Try to go back to sleep.

1410: Can’t go back to sleep.

1415: Friend comes in, asks if I want to go for lunch again. Agree.

1515: After a profitable discussion on merits and demerits of burger chains in the US over a wholesome lunch , get back to college.

1600: Sit for accounting class. Try to take in whats been said. Stomach full. Feel sleepy.

1700: Halfway through accounting class, make mental note (again) to try and study the subject in free time.

1800: End of Accounting. Start of SAP class. Sit in lab. Check football scores. Very excited about ManUtd’s performance. Exchange grins with other United fan in class. Make fun of Arsenal fan.

1930: Break. Explain to American friend about the big cow/elephant traffic problem back home, and how the govt is trying to make new cow and elephant lanes to ease traffic. Friend seems reasonably convinced.

2130: End of class. Go home.

2200: Make dinner. Wonder if it would be a good idea not to make biriyani for once and cook vegetables instead. Drop idea. Too much work.

2300: Finish making dinner. Eat.

2330: Do assigments. Crib.

0230: Write long mail. Sleep.

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7 comments

  1. Hahaha. this was precious! can totally imagine you doing all of this. and my imagination is complete.. with your expressions and all! lol GOOD JOB! 🙂


  2. For someone who is half asleep during accounting, you seem to understand what’s going on quite well 🙂


  3. 1930: Break. Explain to American friend about the big cow/elephant traffic problem back home, and how the govt is trying to make new cow and elephant lanes to ease traffic. Friend seems reasonably convinced.

    Are you kidding me???? 😀 lol!!!


  4. And why does “Bathing” not figure on the list – do you want me to complain to your mother about it now?
    Also, where is call Nandhini 20 times?


  5. I still don’t understand the animal lanes…seems like a good idea if there are problems!?


  6. pretty sure ur lying about brushing your teeth da kostauv ;d

    and the cow/elephant story is super!!!!


  7. LOL one of your best n very true !!
    I dont think this has anything to do Grad life, this is how I would narrate your life !
    n nanni thats y bathing is niot a part of it 🙂
    btw who is the long mail to ?



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