I just can't believe they tried to charge me $990 for one credit hour. It is way too high. I have requested for a late fee waiver. I also managed to get the non-resident kicked off. Now, I am left with $588.10. I hope the late fee is also gone, which will bring down the cost to $394. But, the point is $394 for one credit hour is too much. I am gonna stay here just for a week. Even in motels they wont charge me this high.
Today I took tariq to International affairs, Registrars office, bank, id card center and his department. He managed to get all the work done. Also, installed the webcam for the lab. Dr. Allada is happy about it I guess. I have to graduate and I am really really tired. I just wanna leave this place and go somewhere where I can do something which will keep my mind busy. I just want to vanish from this place and once I am free, may be I will think about coming here in December. Finally, I have a feeling today that I am counting my days in rolla.
Life is so strange sometimes
Tariq is coming to Rolla to study. These two years I had wished so many times he was here with me or me with him. Things would have been fun for us. Now that I am leaving, he is coming here. Anyway, trying hard to find a good appartment for him. I am not sure if I will put him in a place where he will be fine. Anyway, there is a only somethings I can control. Hope he has good and peaceful study here. Best of luck to him.
Went to Anand's defence today. He did well. Good to know my old roomie has finally finished his masters. Best of luck and let his future be good.
I am homesick after a long time. May be the thesis stress or my mom's sad voice on the other end which does not even have the courage to ask me come home. Well, now I understand what people mean when they say, "Life Sucks".
I think I will finish my second paper today. As dhannu had put it, little by little the pressure is taking of. I never knew I was under so much strain. Now that it is going I feel more relieved. I am becoming really close to my rolla mom. Everyday I meet her, venkat and arun and laugh our heads off. She understands me that behind all this there is a layer of seriousness and pain, but she never asks. She scolds me if I say I will her in about 3 weeks. She does not like her friends moving away from her. For all the things that had happened to me, God has blessed me in one thing. Right from the first day till today, everybody whom I had as friend was good in their own way. Whatever be the end result, the time I spent with them was always great.
Finally, I am starting to feel as if a weight has gone away from me. Not just about the personal things but also about my studies. I think now I really can graduate. After a long time I have hope about the future, an urge to do things and more than anything to sit and study. Well, life takes strange twists and turns. When I look back 2 years a small smile appears over the mouth edge. I came here knowing a lot of things and not knowing lot many more. Seems like I will leave just the way I came back and know what, I am quite happy about it. I am able to understand people more and accept them for what they are. Finally no regrets.
I got two papers, a simulation game and a sick lung to cure. Let me see, I can submit one of the papers to my proff. and thats it. Hope I could finish the second paper today. Anyway, refreshing to read sam's blog after a long time. I think he was in a little funny mood when he wrote. Smiled to myself. Best of luck to him for his GTA workshop.
I don't want to judge people for their actions, but sometimes they leave me little choice.
I read this in CNN today
. Pope is praying for the scorched european agricultural lands. Somehow people, cattle and lands in Europe and their agricultural production touches Popes heart when compared to water scarce India, South America or Africa. Ceaser's wife should be above all doubts. I know I am sounding sarcastic, but I think this is the truth.
I wish I had enough blessings to accept so much from someone for whom I had given so little.
I know I have gone away from lof of people and still doing so. I belive it is in everybody's interest. I don't expect anybody to understand that. I have done my share of mistakes, my share of stupidity, and more than ever I know I am not perfect. All wanted to do in life is to mind my own business and not to hurt anyone. I am still trying to do that. I just hope I dont mess up still more.
Floatation trip - Aravind morphed again into live oars