04 December, 2006

Get Thee Away From Me, O Wretched Exams!

Okay, okay so my exams aren't over yet but I just can't go that long without venting.
Oh lucky you :P

Things I've Learnt This Semester:

  1. The lecturers who look like dear, old, sweet grandma's are the ones who'll screw you over the most and give you a D+ for the ONE essay you worked your butt off for (D+..oh wow the '+' made SUCH A HUGE DIFFERENCE, YOU STUPID COW.)
  2. Hot professors are such motivation to not only attend all lectures, but also to study. All this so you don't end up looking stupid. Ahhh they don't teach you THIS stuff in psychology class ;) ..or do they? Maybe I was too busy gawking to actually listen..*cough* moving on..
  3. Cappuccino's and hot mochas at my uni rock. Alas, I discovered this NOW. Since the past two years I've been killing myself drinking banana mochas..which according to my friend taste like a laxative. Don't ask how she knew. I work on a 'Don't-ask-don't-tell' policy.
  4. The people working at the cafe are awesome. They put extra chocolate in my hot mocha. And they act like they really do care when I moan about my yucky 8 am classes.
  5. Studying for exams helps when you have to er...do the exams.
  6. People are amazed when I tell them I lived in Africa for the first ten years of my life. They look at me like I'm amazing (not that I'm NOT amazing otherwise..). Their faces inevitably fall when I tell them that I infact DID NOT live in a mud hut/roamed with lions/drank water from ostrich eggs.
  7. Given the choice between watching Season 6 of Star Trek: The Next Generation and studying for my exams, guess which one I always choose? Go on..guess.
  8. I LOVE taking the hour long bus ride to and from uni...and no I'm not even being sarcastic! Its my way of meditating, and by 'meditating' I mean listening to music and sleeping. Yup I've become one of those people..you know the ones who fall asleep and their heads loll back and then quickly snap up? I used to make FUN of those people. Ah how the mighty fall sleep.

So yes. That's what I've learnt..and yea I learnt some stuff about psychology, sociology and the universe too.

Now be a good Mahi-lover and buy my art, like how Nal did (or tried...the website screwed up on logisitics. Bastards. )



Blogger tetracyclops did the happy dance and finally said..

it takes me less than 15 minutes by cab to reach office from my place.. early morning, u r expected to be fresh and all.. i sleep half of the distance at 8.30 in the morning..

i used to commute by trains earlier (mumbai trains r tough) and used to listen to FM for the roughly 40 minutes it took me! this resulted in me memorising the song "kajrare" from movie "bunty and babli"

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Raindrop did the happy dance and finally said..

I get pathetic grades on courses that require exams. I fucking hate them too. I feel your pain, and spent the better part of the weekend feeling miserable about my grades.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Surya Swamy did the happy dance and finally said..

I am thinking to myself..better by one now for if I wait, then years from now its gonna cost a fortune to bid for at some elite auction :)

11:30 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

tetracyclops - lol! i love kajrare but yea they probably played that song 5 times an hour when it was out!

raindrop - fuck man im still seething with anger. i wish we could drown our sorrows with some help (in the form of alcohol..in case anyone wondered) ;)
waaah. oh come now raindrops if ure gonna do ure phD i bet youre grades arent all that bad!

surya - :D nice surya! sweet surya! smart surya!
watch and learn boys and girls...watch and learn.
(hehe my nagging is finally working..yay! :D)

12:07 AM  
Blogger Scritch did the happy dance and finally said..

its weird how ppl who work in coffee shops always seem like they really care about your life. Maybe its because they are surrounded by all the coffee. makes them perkier than normal humans

2:47 AM  
Anonymous minKu did the happy dance and finally said..

mahi babyyyyyy,..thank god u updated ya blog! its always a pleasure reading it! MuaHHHHHHHhhhs!

8:02 AM  
Blogger Silvara did the happy dance and finally said..

Mahi - I hate exams too. But like lollies. And coffee. So that gave me an excuse to have both during my exam period :P. My uni always screws me over by giving me an exam on the last few days of the exam period when everyone else has finished a week before and you just WISH that was you.... But it's over...and I have 3 months of summer holidays!!! YAY :D

9:26 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

scritch - i've never thought about it that way...you may be onto something there!

minku - im glad you like it babe! :) hows melbourne?? did you find my clutch?? dont forget my brothers chewing gum! :D and HURRY BACK! IM SO LONELYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

silvara - hahah i have coffee ALL THE TIME i think on a single day at uni i average about 3 cups :S i dont think thats healthy!
oh gosh the same thing happens to me TOO! ooh your winter hols are so long (eh wait i just recalled youre in melbourne..so technically its summer there..no wonder!)..lucky girl :( mine are only 3 weeks long

9:35 AM  
Blogger Strider did the happy dance and finally said..

@ #7
Star trek? (that was tough! phew!)

@ 8
I am one of those people!

2:05 PM  
Blogger That Armchair Philosopher did the happy dance and finally said..

hahaha. but its true - I hate taking courses which have final exams on them and no projects/papers to boot. one semester, I even dropped a course which had an exam and took one which allowed me to make this really cool project :)

so, are you in a phd program?

and your art page is rather nice! its funny you should name your gallery anthropomorphosis though - my area of research is/was anthropomorphic robots! deja vu.

2:47 PM  
Blogger tetracyclops did the happy dance and finally said..

when r ur exams getting over..
i have bookmarked ur blog and u r sooooo slow in writing ;-) i am lazier than u! maybe i shud have taken some time to complete the archives!

all the best for the rest

6:25 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

strider - *nelson style* haa HA!
no but seriously isnt it SO embarassing when your head snaps up and you KNOW everyone saw it?

army- yep..i think exams are a bloody waste of time. the amount of stress generated is crazy AND there's evidence that stress makes you stupid (it's a long story but trust me on this..if theres one thing i retained while studying biological psychology its that)so talk about redundant!
me?phD? hell no. i dont have the patience or the brain capacity (or maybe i do but im just lazy..besides id rather just marry someone rich and sponge off him :D)..i'm getting a degree in psychology
woahh...freaky! psychic connection or wot!

tetra - ahhh so you're the stalker who's been checking in 20 times an hour :P i joke i joke i kid i kid!
aah i dont update this thing everyday....max is about twice a week...thats how often i'm inspired :)
thanks matey!

6:41 PM  
Blogger Vikas did the happy dance and finally said..


10:05 PM  
Blogger Strider did the happy dance and finally said..

actually no ...
the trick is to sit in the last seat...
noone seems to notice even if i do a mini jig or something! ;-)

what really is a pain in the neck though is the music they play!! aaaargh!!

10:45 PM  
Blogger Minakshi Singh did the happy dance and finally said..

nice... reminded me of my own college days... Though only one and a half years back, it looks like it has been ages... I Hardly ever studied for exams... but I liked attending classes (some of them... the others I happily bunked)

2:27 PM  
Blogger KJ did the happy dance and finally said..

all the best for ur exams..

U majoring in Psychology???



6:42 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

vikas - THANK YOU VIKAS!!!

strider - but the last seat is always taken (and not to mention almost always the filthiest and vandalized of all seats) what they play? cd's my friend! mp3's! welcome to the future! :D

minakshi singh - heeey one of my best friends is called minakshi too! u hardly ever studied for the exams? im gonna hate you if you tell me you still aced them, you smartypants!

kj - yup majoring in psychology :) thanks babe! -hug-

6:54 PM  
Blogger tetracyclops did the happy dance and finally said..

looking at u, i wish i cud stay at college forever.. unfortunately, my parents refused to support me for so long and asked me to go feed myself!

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous did the happy dance and finally said..

stop pakauing people and study

8:52 PM  
Blogger Sravanthi did the happy dance and finally said..

Classes at 8 AM?????????!!!!!! How on earth do you manage?!!!!!!

11:18 PM  
Blogger KJ did the happy dance and finally said..


Clinical or child dev or wat branch??



11:18 PM  
Blogger Steven Novak did the happy dance and finally said..

Season 6 of Next Generation is a quailty season...

If you choose exams I'll have to send a mail bomb your way. ;)


2:30 AM  
Blogger Strider did the happy dance and finally said..

In the cab I travel, all seats are equally filthy (or equally clean should I say?).. :)

What's a cd? What's a Mp3??

Are patha hai .. have a juke box too...
but the cab wala plays the radio-shadio very loud and his fav radio station plays gawdaful music (and we are at the mercy of the driver :( :( )

2:26 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

tetra- yikes! :S mean parents! haha kidding nono i guess thats theyre way of toughening you up for the real world..thank god im a girl!

abhi - stop reading my blog and go work

sravanthi - i manage not well,i can tell ya. i have a 'one or none' rule..one 8 am class a week (if its outta my hands) or NO 8 am classes at all. :D so far its working out well for me!

kj - well i havent decided in a specific branch..over her eu have to do all of them..then u specialise in something for your honors or masters..im thinking of organizational psych or neuropysch (ill know when i get my exam results haha)

steven - yea man..can u believe there are TWO will rikers?! how amazing is that. hes so hot! lol nono rest assured i chose star trek every.single.time.

strider -aaahh i feel your pain. i hate it when the busdrivers blast the bloody radio.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Dan did the happy dance and finally said..

Very funny! You keep a nice sense of humor about all of this.

Don't feel bad about the D+. I once got a G+. The guy tried convincing me that it was almost an F, but not quite.

One more thing. OH MY GOD!!! YOU LIVED IN AFRICA FOR THE FIRST 10 YEARS OF YOUR LIFE!!! THAT'S AMAZING!!! Dig you live in a mud hut, roam with lions, drank water from ostrich eggs?

(P.S. I spent three weeks in Tanzania roaming with lions; and three weeks in Egypt, roaming with pyramids. Does that count?)

9:25 PM  
Blogger KJ did the happy dance and finally said..

all the best sweets...

oh boy!!! missing my college...



11:22 PM  
Blogger jedimerc did the happy dance and finally said..

I miss a lot of the strangeness and wonder of university life... And who wouldn't take season 6 (or 7) of Star Trek: TNG over taking exams? (I'd take a season of Bablyon 5 too, but I digress...)

10:56 AM  

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