Monday, October 23, 2006


Well, then. It's been a while, hasn't it?

Do you like lists? I don't particularly like them. Or bullet points, for that matter. But here goes. Bullet points.
  • I've been busy nerding it out here. I've got to write an essay every week, and because I'm so disgustingly nerdy, the last two have been above the 4000 word mark. Sigh. I know, I know. Shame on me. I just can't help it. I write. And then I write some more. And I use big SAT words. It helps to know Italian; I actually know all the long English words that derive from Latin. Like, uh, television. But maybe that's Greek.

No, I don't like bullet points. But I can't stop now, can I?

  • They have these chocolate chip cookies at Sainsbury's that are absolutely divine and they cost nothing. Also, they have 55 calories per cookie. This is the first time in my life that I have checked calories on food, but I only did it because I finished half a packet (more or less 10 cookies) in half an hour and was freaked out by how deliciously addictive these things were. So I looked at the little box that has all the weird numbers on it and saw 55 calories per cookie. This did not make me feel better. So I had another one. Just to make myself feel better.
  • I have a new Indian friend. Pan hates her and calls her Fatty. Which isn't very nice. How Pan can know that Fatty is actually fatty is beyond me, though, as they haven't even met. Anyway, Fatty (she's not even fat, for goodness' sake, it's just Pan being a bitch) is from Delhi. She says Delhi is better than Bombay. She also dislikes Himesh. That seems to be the consensus on Himesh in India. People don't like him.
  • There is a lecture on Monday morning at 9 that I am actively skipping. Every week. I feel rebellious.
  • I am absolutely in love with caramel Frappuccinos. I feel debauched and vaguely like a sitcom character. But there's just something about caramel Frappuccinos. They're just out of this world. They truly are. Sigh. Now I want one.
  • Uni is just like my high school. There are groups. There are many people that are not very nice. People that aren't as smart as I expected them to be. Then again, maybe the not so nice people are smart but also not so nice. Maybe I was making the mistake of equating smartness with being nice, which apparently is so wrong! Who would have thought?
  • I have a bike! ME! A BIKE! And I use it all the time! Even though there is a shortcut to my department that cannot be cycled that takes exactly the same amount of time as it takes cycling the long way. But, it wakes me up in the mornings. And also, my bike is soooo pretty! I have yet to name it though. I can't even figure out if its a girl or a boy. Oh! I just had an idea. I'm naming it Blaise. Oh, that is so clever. I love being a fangirl.
  • British people are weird. I shall expound on that some other time. Now I'm off to socialise. Wheeee! Yeah.

Sigh. End of bullet points.

I'm actually enjoying it. Some bits are fun. And I've met some great people. Although I do seem to be tired all the time. Hmmm.



Blogger ash said...

Those Sainsbury's chocolate chip cookies, are they the ones that are baked fresh? And come at five to a bag? Because if they are, I know exactly how yummy they are. Then again, if they're the smaller ones that come in those clear plastic boxes, they're even more addictive.
And if you want something even better, try their little choclate brownies in the same clear boxes....

So is 'Fatty' really Pan mk II? Or perhaps Pan Lite? (or rather, Heavy...Hevvy...whatever)

I can't argue with the point about British people being weird, since I'm guilty of both. But then you knew that already.

Oh and fresher's are supposed to be exhausted for the first few weeks or so. If you're anything like me this exhaustion will last from now until the end of your life.

12:10 AM  
Blogger Szerelem said...

Fatty food is a part of uni life. And by that I mean NON life...if you are even a bit nerdy.
Oh and essays....I have to finish two by today and I am slacking. gah!!
People that aren't as smart as I expected them to be
Yup, my first observation at uni also...

9:17 AM  
Blogger The Poodle's Friend said...

ash: nope, these come in long cylindrical packets, not in those plastic boxes. I saw the brownies that you're talking about but actively prevented myself from buying them. Oh, and the cookies I get aren't freshly baked, which is good, I suppose, because five per packet is certainly not enough.
Muahhaha! Pan Hevvy! Yeah, well, Pan thinks Fatty might be that, but no. Pan is Pan. Fatty is Fatty. On the whole, I prefer Pan. :)
OMG, Ash, way to make me feel better about being tired! Seriously, dude! You're supposed to be encouraging! And positive!

Szerelem: Sigh. High expectations are a terrible thing. OK, I am putting on my best teacher voice to tell you to get your essays done, young lady.

PS: I am skipping a lecture right now. Go me! Not so nerdy after all! But admittedly it's kind of an irrelevant lecture, so I'm just being reasonable after all. Sigh. I try, you know, but it doesn't work. Nerdiness is ingrained within me.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Panacea said...

hmph, Fatty isn't me because well I'm not fatty, although you can try to make her into me. I'm pretending not to care here!

You should see the no. of packets of Chips Ahoy I've begun consuming each day. *sigh* I'm going to become into your friend, Fatty if I dont stop soon.

I'm not sure why Indian people hate Himesh. Maybe he's like the Britney Spears of India, the guy everyone loves to hate. I like him well enough though, but that's not saying much because I quite like Britney too.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Eris said...

delhi sucks.
himesh sucks.
monday morning lectures suck.
you don't though. see, i'm being nice.

hmmmm.... your uni life kinda sounds like school. now im jealous.

6:25 AM  
Blogger Panacea said...

ooh, just re-read you post. Blaise....muhahahaha. Well, if you were a real fangirl you would have named it Morag or something, but Blaise sounds just as funny.

I never really understood why fandom even doubted Blaise's identity. I had always assumed that it was a guy. You know like, Blaise Pascal.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Szerelem said...

Oh I know that well...once a nerd always a nerd =D
Everyone thinks I am a nerd but I am NOT. I just read a lot out of school so I tend to know a lot of random stuff that people get freaked out by. Hmpff...its a no win situaltion

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh oh i'm waiting for the british people are weird post.

delhi doesn't suck, but bombay sucks less. himesh, poor soul, makes decent music but should get others to sing occasionally. or use his mouth.

and caramel anything is yummy. that's why i rate the mars bar as one of my favourite chocolates, lame as it sounds. oh well.

6:15 PM  
Blogger The Poodle's Friend said...

Pan: Fatty rules, and she isn't fat, and she always tells me to say hi to you, so you should be ashamed of yourself for making fun of her! BESHARAM!
eris: Oh, don't be jealous. Your uni life is way more fun than mine. Seriously, it is. Except for the waking up extra early.
Szerelem: Oh, so you're not a nerd, you just read a lot. Yeah, yeah, that's what they all say! :) But I get what you mean. But, however inaccurate my nerd label might be, I'm proud of it! Better a nerd than an airhead!
cyberswami: Oh, I can't wait for the British people are weird post either! :) Personally, i prefer Twix over Mars, but I still think Mars is one of the most delicious chocolates ever.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous anonymouse said...

Delhi better than Bombay?

*Goes off and laughs for a few hours*

Other than the roads, Delhi isn't better than Bombay. Delhi is just another overgrown village.

Just to summarise the entire flamefest which might result, Bombayites only consider New York and Hong Kong as cities other than Bombay which might be worth living in. All the rest suck worse [1].

[1] If you haven't worked for a few months in Bombay at the very least, you have no clue of why the locals love that city.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you need to post!!!
As for what anonymouse said...well I think Delhi is more historic but Bombay is more of a great city. And no matter how hard Delhi tries it will always be home to the tasteless punjabi crowd.

8:38 AM  
Blogger The Poodle's Friend said...

anonymouse: I love Bombay even though i've never worked there. It reminds me so much of Turkey! BTW, who are you? :)

3:21 PM  
Blogger jerry said...

Random is always cool. :)

1:36 PM  
Blogger ash said...

Hey, I was going to send an e-mail to you but I don't have your address and it doesn't seem to be available anywhere!
Anyway I was going to ask about this weekend because it turns out I will be in London - and I have the day off on Saturday too! E-mail me if you like.

9:32 PM  
Anonymous anonymouse said...

I am anonymouse on blogger.

7:55 PM  

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