Friday, September 26, 2008

The sky?

"What's up?"

"Nothing much."

A day does not pass by where I don't hear the above conversation.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Conversations

Yesterday:

A is watching Alexander on TV. 

Me: (Smiling proudly) What do you think of my new hairstyle?
A: You look like that Computer Science PhD student who sleeps in the lab.

(5 minutes later)

Me: I'm not sure if I should keep my beard. The career expo is on Monday.
A: (no response)
Me: Should I shave it off?
A: Shave what off?
Me: My beard.
A: You don't have one.
Me: Of course I do. See!
A: I don't see anything! 
Me: You're just jealous.
A: (no response)

Today:

Me: Hey.
M: Hey.
Me: Jobless as usual?
M: No, I have a lot to do. I just don't want to... hey, are you trying to grow a goatee or something?
Me: Yes! (broad smile)
M: Okay...

You know you can do better when the high point of your day is someone noticing your facial hair.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Rediscovering the past

I saw the movie, 'The Butterfly Effect', a few weeks ago and ever since I've started analyzing most of the things I do and wondering if I had done differently, where I would be currently.

If I had not seen that movie, I wouldn't be trying to make choosing to do research in Computer Science into a life altering decision. One of the great joys of life is the mystery of what the future holds. Thinking about how my everyday actions affect the long term is plain annoying. 

I was reading some of my archived blog posts yesterday. I want to get back to that kind of writing - light hearted and fun. I'm tired of reviewing movies and talking about the Butterfly effect, silence and what not. I wonder if the lack of time to do stupid things has made me a more serious person. I hope not.