Friday, May 04, 2007

Back to reality

Listening to: 'Sweet Misery' by Michelle Branch [The Spirit Room]

I woke up (late, as usual) on Wednesday morning, only to be greeted by an email from my supervisor:

I'd like to meet to discuss your work. Would next Tuesday at 9.00 be OK?
Could you please have a short presentation ready to update me?
Discussion? Presentation? NINE AM?!?!?!?!? I can't remember the last time I made it into the department at 9am. I signed up for 40hour working weeks, not 9am meetings! Sigh. Yes I know you probably have a 9 to 5 and are cursing me for whining about a 9am meeting...but how would you feel if your boss suddenly said he/she wanted to meet you at 7.30am? Would you be happy? Didn't think so.

Once the shock of having to leave home before my usual wake-up time had died down, I realised that he actually wanted to see some results. Eh? Results? Nope, never heard of them! Oh crap. He'd better be happy with a big fat literature review! I've read over 50 journal papers...yes, fifty, for this report. My head's a jumble with this information overload, but the scary thing is...I remember most of it. And if that's not scary enough for you, here's the shocker...I actually like it! As frightening as it is to realise that I enjoy reading scientific articles written by smelly old men (and some not so smelly and old women), it's comforting that I don't want to give up (yet...there's still time, I know).

Still hurting over the cricket. The World Cup final should be a level playing field for the two best teams in the world...last Saturday's game was anything but that! Oh well, what to do. At least Sanath's supposed to be playing for Lashings XI this summer! What a joy it would be to see him play in Cambridge. The fact that the match is two days before my report deadline is just a minor inconvenience. Grr.

Living alone sucks. I miss the family feeling of college...being able to reach your friend's room in less than a minute...being able to organise a get-together in less than 5 mins (more like 5 hours...but we could've, if we didn't procrastinate so much!) I find myself working till 7pm on most days for no other reason than to avoid coming home. I guess that's not such a bad thing, considering how far behind I am with work. It'd be nice to have some companionship, though.

Now Pseudo, don't be greedy.


  1. Man...I work from 8 to no sympathy from me:), mind you I don't mind cos I dont really have a life right now so at least time flies when ur WC...what to do...conditions at the end of the day are a part of the game...they really need to have a best of three for the WC finals and less initial games...who long comment...

  2. I know what you mean. I read about 50 papers for my dissertation...and I really enjoyed it!! I hope my aspirations to geekhood continues.


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