Sunday, February 04, 2007

Randomisms III

Friends, Romans, countrymen...

I am back. This time for real.

Fo’ sho’!

Moving on.

This shall hopefully be the last in a series of posts in which I moan about uni life, mostly because uni life is finally starting to become a little more than bearable. Yes, dear readers, I am actually doing fine this term.

Your comments on the previous posts were much appreciated. I’m not trying to say that I’m glad none of you had it easy in uni, but I was rather relieved to know I wasn’t the only one. As airy voices says, it’s good to know!

Nitin suggests Scrubs as comfort food. I have yet to be sucked into the Scrubs mania, but I am doing a lot more in the way of watching movies and generally suspending disbelief for a couple of hours, at least once a week. Just an hour ago, in fact, I was busy watching Pan’s Labyrinth – MASTERPIECE. But more on that soon, as I think it deserves a post of its own.

Ash wisely advises finding my own niche. Well, I seem to have found a small number of niches to squeeze into. I’ve stopped trying to be close to everyone. That truly is impossible, unless you are some kind of rabid social animal, which I’m obviously not. And really, it’s useless to pretend to be. All it does is make me tired, grumpy and unhappy. You’ll be happy to know that I am no longer permanently tired, grumpy and unhappy. And I’m now close enough to people to practice my very own brand of sarcastic, derisive humour. You’d be surprised how much people enjoy being made fun of, as long as they’re sure you’re joking.

Whether you are joking or not is your own little secret, of course.

Szerelem (whom Pan and I have met – did we mention that?) reiterates the universal truth of the ubiquity of idiocy. Oooh, I like that. The Ubiquity of Idiocy: a universal truth. I should write a book. Anyway, having established that idiocy is, in fact, ubiquitous, it is much easier to embrace that and move on, is it not? Well, it is for me.

The all-knowing Pan tells me that the first term is always the worst term. How right she is! No amount of monetary compensation could ever persuade me to go through Freshers’ Week again; forced conversation, forced smiling, forced niceties, forced everything… Those were possibly the most exhausting and draining three days of my life. But they’re over now, and I’m free to ignore people that I don’t like, and I can stay in my room if I want to without feeling like I should be out there, socialising at all costs.

Sophia points out the importance of direction. Hmm. Well, I am currently seriously considering doing linguistics in my third year; apparently, you can switch to that after two years and get some kind of double degree. The more I think about it, the more I realise that what I really, really love is knowing how languages work. I just never knew you could get a degree out of it! So yeah, I am seriously thinking about that. Of course, in TPF-world, that means I won’t start doing any research or talking to anyone about it until the last possible minute. Viva procrastination!

In summary, I am taking matters into my own hands, dear friends. So far, so good. Very soon, I shall post about Pan’s Labyrinth, and then maybe, maybe I shall start introducing you to some of the people that populate my new social circle. Be there.

Or be square.

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Blogger MISSquoted** said...

ooooooooooooh scrubs was rightly advised...
and i actually prefer it to gray's anatomy...horrors!
best of luck with the woes and the woe-be-gone.

2:21 AM  
Blogger niTin said...

Movies are the best... especially if you have someone like OJ to recommend excellent movies to you.
Oh, and I totally understand what you mean by comments/jokes no one understands.

3:57 AM  
Blogger Szerelem said...

I am back. This time for real.

Fo’ sho’!

Really??? You always say that but then disappear :(
But t is great that you are finally enjoying uni life...:D

And isn't Pan's Labyrinth awesome?? Post on it wanted muchly.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Panacea said...

Yeah, I agree with szerelem. I dont believe you're back fo' sho' :D

You are free to prove us all wrong though.

3:52 PM  
Blogger ash said...

Pan's Labyrinth has been very highly recommended to me so I'm waiting for the DVD before I see I might have to skip your review.

I advised 'wisely' did I? That's a compliment indeed. I'm glad things are going better for you.

So you're really back? I'm not taking you off my "awol?" list yet, consider it your probation period!

10:52 PM  
Blogger airy voices said...

I liked Pan's Labyrinth too! And being part of the "Scrubs' mania", is a happy, happy way to be. Oh, and I'm glad you've found your niche, even if it is to enjoy yourself at their expense :)

12:44 AM  
Blogger St Jude said...

It's nice to see you back sweetie.

3:57 AM  
Blogger The Poodle's Friend said...

missquoted: I've tried watching Grey's Anatomy, but I just can't stand Meredith's self-absorbed whining. It just grates.
Nitin: Nitin and OJ - star cross'd lovers. Write a book about this some day, Nitin.
Pan: That's a challenge, is it not?
Ash: you have an AWOL list? IM ON IT? I am mortally wounded.
airy voices: ha, indeed! I'm such a bitch, it's not even funny!

BTW, word verification: fhpoo :D

2:24 PM  
Blogger Szerelem said...

The number of times I have preempted the NYT travel section over the last couple of months is not even funny.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

And I’m now close enough to people to practice my very own brand of sarcastic, derisive humour.

Now that's the Poodle I know and remember! Welcome back, and I mean that with all seriosity.


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