Saturday, February 9, 2013


You know when you see people getting their heads together and it looks like they're doing some serious group study in the department library? 

Yeah, I had one of those super-charged moments with my good friends S and D, except they were super-charged dumb moments. 

Here are a few examples: 
Instance 1:
S: do you get how the Gini Coefficient formula becomes that whole expanded form when v=2? 
Me: sure you attach weights and I didn't attend class that day, but I have these notes and it says here you attach weights like "wv" right here...

S vigorously puts pencil to paper and starts copying said formula from my notes. 

Me: wait a second, did I just read Cov as wv?

S: yes you did! In which case it totally doesn't answer my question and makes you look retarded for attaching random letters  to a randomly made-up formula.

Cue:  squeals of laughter from S and D; I am left feeling a hollow sense of....dumbfuckityness(I made that word up deal with it). 

Instance 2: 
S: hey, did you figure out how to solve for FGT when alpha tends to infinity? 

Me: my notes says here that we have to apply L'Hopital's rule because...~peers at the exercise book~ the FGT formula becomes alpha by alpha? 

S: you mean infinity by infinity right? because the rule that you're talking about only applies when numerator by denominator is 0/0 or infinity/infinity ~pinches her lips together trying hard not to laugh~

Me: I don't even get why I'm studying this subject anymore!! 

Making a fool of myself apart this week has been special because I received this in the mail: 

A postcard from Karen Walrond. Because that's how popular I am!

Except I'm totally not, because I filled out a form asking for this. But it was very special nonetheless!
Because hello? This came all the way from the USA to India despite all odds, all possible ways in which it could have NOT ended up in my mailbox...Come to think of it it's incredible! :) 
The stamps are so adorable and they say, "Love" 

And thus we arrive to my latest life Maxim: Be nice, it doesn't cost you, AND you'll end up feeling good about yourself and grateful for life. 

Also I just realised that was too lengthy to be a maxim but fuck it, it's true!! 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

When Snippets From Childhood Start To Make Sense.

So right now my life feels like this Tweety bird and Sylvester cartoon that I had seen a long time ago when I was a kid. Goodness knows why it popped out of nowhere in my head today. Amazingly YouTube searches of "Sad Tweety" did not show results that were of any interest to me. Then I tried to remember, exactly what was in that episode because honestly there was no YouTube when I had seen it. No matter how hard I tried the only thing I could remember was this: 

 Tweety bird was crying: the ugly kind and Sylvester for once was concerned. Tweety would look at a piece of paper from his school bag and shake his head at it and cry like crazy! And trust me I wanted to know so bad what was written in there. Cause I could really relate to the pangs of growing up in school, even if you're a bird. But  Sylvester's struggle to find out spanned the entire episode. So I started to grow impatient and was on the verge of giving up when finally  Tweety gives in..  grudgingly..and shows us all what was written on it. 

Any guesses? Two words: 


And that's how the show ended. The weird part though? It is making sense right now, even though the kid me felt extremely angry at being played about like this for so long.

That's life you know...No?