Monday, September 17, 2007

Best Comics in the Wash Post

The comics that make me laugh out loud every morning.

Pooch Cafe
Pearls Before Swine
Single and Looking
Non Sequitur
Baby Blues
Get Fuzzy
Rhymes With Orange
Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!
Red and Rover

Monday, August 20, 2007

Post-Partum College Life

Goshdarnit. Fudgesicles. Shittake Mushrooms. Hoover Dam.

Life really does get more complicated after undergrad ends.

Forget boy who out of the blue dumps me and disappears off the face of the earth. I mean it literally. He has not replied to phone calls/emails/facebook messages from our common friends in over two months. That's a whole other story.

The question is what to do after college ends. Go to grad school? Find another job? The one I have currently is good, but not something I want to do forever. Why does their have to be so many choices? For example , what to do in grad school? I love managing stuff and dishing out advice (The irony - I like to give advice even though I don't know what the hell I'm doing with my own life). So something along those lines. Now I just have to figure out what it is called.

Now I'm starting my 20's. Being a desi girl there is a lot more pressure in the "finding someone" category. Seriously right now it does not seem worth the stress. It seems like a full-time job to me. You have to go look around, meet people, see if you like each other, try it out, and on and on and on. So does not seem worth it.

Friday, June 15, 2007


It almost happened. To me. Something nice. It was just the beginning and fun. But it went kersplat. I learned from it I guess. I'm lucky my parents were ok with it, but the other person's weren't, so it had to end. It kind of hurts a lot. I guess I would pick my family over a potential too. I hope he fought for me a little though. I'm glad it wasn't a personal vendetta against me, but parental disapproval. It still sucks.

I really liked him. And I think he liked me. I got the impression. But maybe we got caught up in the moment. Our hearts were going faster than we could catch up because it was a first for both of us. It felt nice to hear and say things though. I still want to be friends. That would be sad to not talk to each other again because of this. We were good friends before. I know it won't be the same, but completely cut off? We didn't even get a chance to develop anything. It felt good though to find out someone thought I was attractive and had a crush on me. I didn't think that was possible.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Best Parents

My parents should seriously consider competing in the Best Parents in the World Contest.
They are awesome. I love them dearly. They treat me like an adult and let me make my own mistakes. I know they trust me and my judgment and I'm glad they do. They don't scold me for making a mistake, a bad experience, or trying something new; but have faith that I learned from it and will make the most of it. I have control and choice over my life and my actions with their guidance. I have a good relationship with them - we respect and try to listen to each other. Sure we argue about it, but there is a discussion and attempts to hear the other point of view and give reasons. I have done things that they do not approve of but they still support me.

I love you mom and dad!

Monday, May 21, 2007

College Graduate!!

On Sunday May 20th, I graduated with a B.A. in History from The University. Woohoo!! I'm a college graduate, baby!

I have also accomplished some of the goals I made in a previous post. I graduated and I got a job!!! I also got the best grades ever this semester - I finally made the Dean's List! It raised my cumulative gpa to a 3.0! That was my goal =D.

This year is looking good so far. Lots of plans for the summer.

To do:
*Visit Stafford
*Visit Boston
*Visit VA Beach
*Visit NYC
*Go to TANA

Just have to figure out how to do it all. That is a problem I do not mind having =)

Friday, May 11, 2007

woah. so soon?

woah. i'm graduating in 9 days. i will officially be a college graduate. how time flies. i got a job though!

i'm really going to miss all my friends. it's comforting that other fourth years are leaving at the same time. but i'll miss seeing them around everyday. when i will i ever have such an experience again? it is sad to leave the underclasspeople too. some great people i never got the chance to really know and some i did. i might never see those people ever again b/c the world is frankly too big. if they're international students or something that chance is even lower.

another chapter of my life ends. another opens. hope it's just as memorable.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

My mortality

Since the shootings I have been really thinking about mortality. If something happened to me, what did I leave behind? What will people remember about me? Did I impact anyone?

One would think that after such a tragedy, a person would be more determined to embrace life, live it to the fullest, you name the cliché. All I want to do is push everyone away. Maybe because if something does happen, it won't hurt them as much.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech Tragedy

On Monday there was a tragedy at Virginia Tech University. Many friends of friends were killed and/or wounded. My good friend at UVa lost her father. I don't know what to say. I just want to cry. How safe am I at college? Why did this happen?

*** [realized I just cut off what I wanted to say]
A few weeks ago we talked about the connection between violence and masculinity in school shootings. The shooter wanted to assert his masculinity didn't he? With the images of him brandishing the guns as if he is about to shoot the picture taker. He was feeling helpless and the guns gave him that power. The media has been going on about changing gun laws, make it harder for people to get guns. But he followed the procedure, didn't break any rules. In fact he had the background check, nothing showed up because he voluntarily went to the mental hospital. Only involuntary check-ins would have shown up.

The shooter complained about classism a lot. People find that hard to believe as he is from Northern Virginia but I thought about it. In Northern Virginia there is more pressure to be well-off and his parents are not software engineers, the stereotype. His sister also was the stereotype of the model minority Princeton grad in economics. He and his parents probably wished he was similar. He is also affected by racism. He is not white so therefore he did not fit in, find his niche. He also was not open to his Korean identity it seems so he was probably excluded by them for not being "Korean" enough. He was also generally a shy person, which makes it even more difficult.

So one day he cracked and wanted to live in infamy. It's unfortunate. Such bright students - the only time I ever wanted to see their names on TV were for some great discovery or invention, not their tragic death. But I won't forget them and I have to appreciate my life and my privileges.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Just for some amusement

Oh Scott Adams you are so clever.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

The End?

I think it's time to hang up the dancing shoes figuratively. I don't actually wear shoes when I dance though. I am getting too old for it anyway. It's time to grow up. Get a job. Ughh and get married. I think I'll just adopt.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Losing/Misplacing Things

Why does it consume us when we cannot find something? We know it could not have gone anywhere and it is right under your nose, but we just cannot locate it. It drives us mad, even if it is something that is cheap. Yet we are hypocrites - when others lose something we want to laugh at their insanity and obsession of finding it.

For instance, my sister and I went to a dance performance. My sister dropped her pedometer and it went into the row in front of us. For the next four dances that was all she could think about and she was panicking because it was part of a grade at school. I thought she was being silly because it could not have left the auditorium. We did find it and she stressed needlessly.

However right now I am stuck in the same situation. I went home for winter break thinking I forgot my extra contacts in my dorm. Now they are not in my dorm anywhere. I looked everywhere that I could have placed it. I must have taken them. I swear they are not anywhere at home either! I cleaned all the bathroom drawers at home and they were not in there. Are they in my room somewhere? but where??

Possibly the annoying thing is it is too late to call home and ask them to check. Now that is all I can think about until I find them. Boooooooo.

I know I did not throw them away, but I wish I could find them. Dagnabit. Morning come soon so I can call homeeee

Monday, January 01, 2007

reflections on 2006

2006 started off with a bang.
the first day we flew from california to back home.
a good friend's father died suddenly.
i turned 20 (egads).
my sister became a teenager and is definitely showing symptoms.
i somehow barely survived 4 history classes and statistics.
i had the most boring desk job ever.
i went to india.
i did really really well taking 3 history classes and econ.

i don't think anything stands out in my mind particularly as memorable. but it wasn't a bad year.

movies of 2006:
telugu -

hindi -
kabhi alvida na kehna
lage raho munnabhai
rang de basanti

english -
every animated film that came out: cars, over the hedge, happy feet, ice age: the meltdown, etc.
i have to think about this...

songs of 2006:
telugu -
songs from Bommarillu
songs from Godavari
songs from Pokiri
songs from Pournami
songs from Athadu

hindi -
it wasn't a great year for hindi movies i honestly have to say

english -
i have to agree with the billboard top 10 albums and the vh1 top 40 countdown of 2006.
top 10 albums

wikipedia has a nice overview of all things 2006

what to look forward to in 2007:
turning 21
getting a job
joining the real world
TANA 2007 (meeting mahesh babu)

here's hoping for 2007 to be even better and brighter!

Happy New Year to all of you!

Share your memories with me =)