A night at the University.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

10th December, 2008 will always be a memorable day. I had a homework due. A homework that needed a lot of computer programming and bits of statistics also. Now, the statistics I can do at home. But for the programming part I needed to go to my department lab which is like 7-8 minutes walking distance from my place. I had been planning to get this over with for the entire last month. But somehow, the cold weather with occasional drizzles and my special talent in procrastination prevented me from doing it. Also, my lack of memory didn't help my cause. Otherwise I could have done it on any of the numerous occasions I went to the department to do a class or for some other purpose. So, I was there sitting on my living room couch at 11 in the night, thinking that I should do something about the homework. And I decide to have dinner. Normally I hate cooking. But now since I have more important work to do, cooking feels great. So I cook musur daal, double dim-er omelette, a torkari with mixed vegetables and bhaat and have a sumptuous dinner. All this takes about an hour. Then it occurs to me that I really need to do some programming. So I have some ice cream(irish creme flavored) alongwith sherry. By the time I finish its already 12:30 and its started to drizzle. Alarmed by the dire situation in hand I get dressed, arm my backpack with chips, a bottle of pepsi and an umbrella and start walking towards the department. When I reach there, I am quite soaked and the umbrella is as dry as Canada(that'll put Sidhu to shame). So, I go up to the lab which is expectedly quite empty and work for half an hour and bored, start reading Calvin & Hobbes from the internet. Now, Calvin & Hobbes is a wonderful creation in itself. I have been rediscovering it in the last few months. And nothing other than Calvin and Calvino has moved me in that time. Anyways, I was having a great time exploring the space with Spaceman Spiff when a friend buzzed me in gmail. One may wonder what has gmail got to do with statistical programming. I would like to bypass the question. While chatting with him, I discovered that Facebook has lots of things to play around with. Around 3:00 I suddenly reallized that I have done almost nothing and went back to work and around 3:05 I reallize that I lack the expertise to do the work remaining. Relieved, I go back to Calvin and my pack of chips, which by the way were great. I tell you Doritos nacho cheese is too good. Its a bit spicy, so you cant possibly have it with liquor. It will then definitely give you acidity which is bad. But with pepsi they are great. A lot of people don't like Doritos. I wonder why. I even like their plain tortilla chips which taste awesome with salsa. Anyway, when the chips finishied, I had nothin to eat. And I decided to take a walk through the department. Now, I tell you taking a walk through a 7 storey building at 4 in the morning can be creepy. But I, being the ever valiant Knight of Bichiland, took a tour of the whole building. At every passage I thought it would be great if a serial killer jumps me or a Japanese girl with her hair all over her face starts crawling at me out of nowhere. Nothing of the sorts happened and I found myself infront of a cookie vending machine some half an hour later. Living. Unscathed. And bored. Thus went the saga till 10:00 in the morning when I finally called up my senior and and asked for his help. He immediately asked me to come over to his place. On reaching he offered help. And breakfast. Which was indeed a bigger help. I spent another hour there and figured out the problems. Later he dropped me home and I let myself drop on the bed and delve into unconsciousness. So, whats so special about the night? Almost a day and a half without sleep? Naah, I have done that. But almost 10 hours in a lab? Thats something I have never dreamt of doing. And one day when this blog will be no more, I can even boast to people that I actually worked for those 10 hours :D

8 blabberings:

March Hare said...

ta bole amake baaje kotha bole mislead korbe? tumi naki 10 ghonta kaaj korecho! eta kaajer nomuna?


bichi tui bichi-i roye geli.

Hatturi Hanzo said...

prothome bhebechhilam oi golpoTai market-e chhaRbo. tarpor bibek dongshon holo :(

Amazing Greys said...

the world needs more people like you.
it will get destroyed eventually, but until then it'll be a happy place. :P

Bajro said...

The only thing u can do for 10 hours at a stretch is sleeping!! Everybody knows that!!

Hatturi Hanzo said...

@amazing greys

heh heh heh! thank you milady :D

@tapo

someday, someday I'll prove to the world that I can do a lot more things for 10 hours at a stretch. Like, umm, keeping my eyes closed.

Heathcliff Ranting... said...

doritos are good... very good. ami to maal er satheo khai. acid hoy na to. :O

DC. said...

i don't have a lab to myself. but i'll best your 10 hours at a place that you normally study boast. i have lived in my library building for well nigh two days because there wasn't any internet at home and i had a paper due. so i stay back one wednesday after a class that ends at 8:00 pm, and by the time i have started writing the paper, its 1:00 am, so i steel myself for an all nighter. i finish the paper by 4:00 and find a couch to go to sleep in, only, i cannot because the silence is too deafening and the rows of bookshelves too damn sinister. i stuff my ears with music and sleep fitfully. wake up with the annoying nokia alarm tone at 8:00, brush, go teach an 8:30 am class, do the rest of my own classes for the day and go bury myself in my basement office for my office hours. it has this purple futon. i pass out on it. wake up past midnight. groan and go back to sleep, reminding myself to keep not only little jet-airlines toothbrush-toothpaste kit, but also extra sets of clothes in the office.

whew. that felt good. =D

Hatturi Hanzo said...

how do you manage to teach a 8:30 am class? :-O pretty commendable :P