Friday, June 09, 2006

New Apartment

It's June right now. And I'm apartment hunting. Or I was apartment hunting until today. I saw one today. An "efficiency". And I think I will take it.

It will cost a little more than what I am paying now. And that will be exacerbated by the fact that my pay, in all probablility will actually decrease! My guide will have to support me as a Research Assistant: which means that he will pay me. The money that he shall provide me will probably be lesser than what I am earning now. Some sort of existence will have to be eked out; wireless connections will have to be be stolen; meals will have to be sacrificed. Even more so, if I want to live in my own place!

I've been looking at places all around the city. I still found the one I saw today the best. I guess I will proceed to take that up. The location is very nice - almost where I am right now. Walking distance to the university. Safe too, I suppose. And I think the parking is under a tree or something. Will keep cool in winter.

I really want to get out of the place that I am "living" in right now. The room mate crashes downstairs (and never cleans the kitchen), the bed is crawling with bed-bugs, the air conditioner does not work in my room.

Life is quite good here, despite all that. I am playing tennis regularly. I am gradually getting used to driving the car everywhere. Good for me, I guess.

Oh well. There's no more points to be made right now. Had some rajma for dinner. Lumpy, unlike mom's. Maybe next time I could grind the onions and tomatoes.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Post Trip, Post Car Update: All the scraping

Yup. I've got a car now. An Eagle Talon (what's that?) thingy made in 1995.

And it's june here. Summer is over in India, and has just started here! Bloody maximum temperatures are refusing to see the happier side of 30C, and today is around, well, 38C.

A trip to Purdoo was effected recently, a jolly good time was had by all entities in question, viz. Self and Radha. The car was taken posession of after the aforementioned trip.

Working in a distant lab right now. A place called turbo-lab. Though, technically, I am a PhD student, my current job is to, well, scrape dried up glue from a copper piece. Is this what they meant by the romance of research? Or is there something else that I shall discover in time? Is it okay if I send by brain on vacation?

I'm hunting around for an apartment to stay alone in next semester. Staying alone is bound to be an improvement in standard of living.

Now that I am mobile, I have the opportunity to go anywhere I want. And now that I am mobile, I have lost the will to go anywhere! I have been to the movies only once with my car until now. There's this movie called "Cars" coming tomorrow. Perhaps that should be seen soon.

Oh well. The coffee has brewed. Let me drink that and get back to the scraping in the lab. After the scraping, life promises to get more interesting. I've heard talk of some "sticking". I am SO excited.