Thursday, November 26, 2009
Perfecting the fine art of Pro-crass-tea-nation
1. FACEBOOK. Caps is the equivalent of internet shouting and this point can't be emphasised enough. From alluring applications back when we were all in the tenth, and your name showing up in someone's "Top Friends" was a sign of how popular you were; to now when we seem to have fallen back into our second childhood or our first "gaiyyahood" (however you see it) and fill out things like "Who will you get married to" immediately followed up by 41 comments and several hours more spent on Facebook. IT has taken over our lives- if someones was plotting a secret conspiracy to make kids dumber and less productive or something, they couldn't have found a more effective way.
2. YOUTUBE. Again cannot be emphasised enough. Since University, when the maximum amount of my work, assignments and quizzes happen to be on the computer, somehow inexplicably i find this force taking over my fingers and sliding over to the tab marked youtube on my laptop! Amazing, but there it is. IT just bypasses the university webpage and double clicks on Youtube. And then there goes an hour or so watching Adam Lambert's latest, rediscovering Tubthumping by Chumbawumba and getting teary eyed- yes teary eyed, over Freaky Friday.
3. Sleeping. Now these days I don't actually do this a lot but when I do, I drop off in the late afternoon lying to myself that it will only be for an hour, put multiple alarms and calmly and a trifle irritatedly switch them off when they Do ring. Poor things, they try their best to rouse me through their snooze feature. But nothing really deters me from this uneccessary quota of sleep which then messes up my sleep cycle. And i wake groggily sometime around 7, feeling highly unproductive and still drowsy.
4. Making lists. Lists of shopping, to-do lists, lists of exams, lists of things i like, favourite people (and yes i actually Have done that), lists of good songs. Just lists. They're fun to do and give you all the satisfaction of having been organized and productive without actually having been either.
5. Downloading songs. Once I get started, I can't seem to resist checking out other interesting songs, artists, lyrics and while I Have discovered a whole lot of interesting music in these past few months, it hasn't exactly helped my grade point average.
6. Talking on the phone. To my mum, for a good quarter of an hour, to my wife for even longer. To left behind friends. To lots of people. And essentially spending hours and minutes (in phone currency) when I should Really be typing out that dratted Lab report.
7. Staring at the new wrinkles on your face in the mirror. Examining that line on your forehead- surely it was't there a month ago! Admiring the length of your hair, observing in horror the split ends- is hair even supposed to split into three?? Is that even Allowed?!
8. Reading. Reading Plath and Hughes instead of Brock and Madigan. Reading The Inscrutable Americans or The Little Prince for the 500th time instead of Cellular and Molecular Biology or Early Transcendentals.
9. Daydreaming. Daydreaming about Xs- real and fictional. Daydreaming about better times, built up times. Daydreaming about May. Living stories in my head. Flashforwarding to when I'm twenty five and living in New York City *I wish*.
10. Foodie dreams. Wondering what surprises the caf is going to throw up for dinner. Wondering if there's going to be lime roasted chicken. Salivating over memories of kosha mangsho and luchi, phoolkophi bhaaja, beguni, telebhaaja, dal makhani, paalak paneer, kakra, paneer chop *See , I'm doing it again*
11. Blogging. Read above. 'Nuff said. I've spent the last quarter of an hour writing this entry, interrupted by chatting with a guy I didn't really know all that well from school on Facebook, a phone call from my mum and one from my dad.