I saw this on my friend’s blog and I really liked it, so I took a page out of her book and did this too! I now have twitter updates showing up on the right-hand side of my blog. It’s easier to micro-blog than to write posts sometimes (especially with all of the travel that is going on), so I posted some HTML code that will pull my (top 5) Twitter updates and display them on this blog.
Remember how I really wanted this Blackberry Curve? Well, my parents gave it to me as a graduation/Christmas gift. Of course, I’ll be paying the phone bills, but let me tell you, I am one happy girl! ^_^ I have a job, *and* I pulled an A in networking!!!!!!!! :D More details to come soon about graduation, job, and many other things, including pictures! One last note: The comments are back!
After 3.5 years at GT and 18 years of schooling, I am finally done! I might go back for an MBA later, but wow! Talk about freedom… that is certainly what it feels like right now. The feeling of not ever having to intensely study 24 hours a day… the duties relieved… it’s all over now. Anyway, I actually still have 2 more finals… to proctor and grade. I must admit, I will certainly miss being in an academic environment, but I am looking forward to seeing what life has for me.
There comes a time each semester when most students dread final exams. They cause stress, lack of sleep, bad eating habits, and anything else horrible that you can imagine. But this year, the end of finals signifies something completely different. It means that I will be done another chapter of schooling and that I will have a college degree under my belt. So, with that outlook, final exams have become a positive thing for me.
So I am a very patient person, but right now, I am completely losing it! TSO is our own personal Tech Support for the COllege of Computing, and guess what? They cannot do their job- I know I speak for most students in the COllege of Computing when I say this. Let me explain my frustrations with them and suggest a very simple solution at the end. I am Head TA for a course, and we use a computer lab from 3-6PM on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Do you know why “Black Friday” is called Black Friday? I didn’t know, until my dad told me this morning, and it’s really very interesting. It turns out that stores are usually losing money throughout the year until they hit the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday). So, up until this point in the year, they are in the “red” period. However, starting on Black Friday, up until Christmas time, stores finally start to make profit on the year, and when they start making profits, they are in the “black” period.
Long time, no blog! I apologize for the blog being down for a little bit- I was switching hosting services, and in the middle, I got bogged down with interviews, schoolwork, and everything else that you could possibly imagine. But, my blog is now up again for quite a while. :) I have a lot of posts written, and they will be up soon- look out for them!
It is times like this when I really miss being around my family, relatives, and other Indian people. We used to celebrate by lighting firecrackers on driveways. No matter how cold it was, we would all light them and then run down the sidewalk, without a care in the world. Unfortunately, I have missed the celebrations the last few years. But, I hope to be able to celebrate all of them in the very near future.
It is really amazing how far India has come in such a short period of time. They are still missing microwaves and washing machines, but their technology is definitely competitive with other major world markets- it’s quite phenomenal. This past week, the news has seen a lot about India, especially NASA. India has launched its first space mission– so exciting! Then, a man in NYC said that a Lord Ganesha-shaped plant cured his illnesses– so amazing!!