Holidays started three months ago. A welcome relief from God-knows-how-many-months of self-imposed slavery to routine and study. After the initial couple of weeks of not-knowing-what to do and trying-to-do-as-much-as-one-could-inspite-of-not-really-knowing-what-the-hell-to-do way of lifestyle that usually takes one by the storm at the start of any long vacation, there was the overseas trip. And of course the big upgrade. After that, life started to settle down...
Everyday, it was(and is) the same thing... Wake up at 1100 hrs and wonder if it is noon or still morning..take a leak.. switch on the computer, check mail, blog, forums, etc.. Brush teeth.. Head downstairs and read the paper while breakfast+lunch combi is being packaged by grandma. Take the parcel and head upstairs. Read something (blogs, articles on tuxmachines.org, or just Calvin&Hobbes while shoving food into mouth). Head downstairs to wash plate and return, to continue in front of the computer till evening..eat something..hang about downstairs, quick walk to buy some milk or something.. listen to music till the body falls asleep at around 0000 hrs or so.
A quick examination of this routine made me realise that it wouldn't do. So I drew up an ambitious little plan, rather a to-do list. It ran soemthing as follows:
1. Learn linux shell-scripting.
2. (if possible) Learn JS, and hopefully PHP too.
3. Go for swimming classes.
4. Do some railfanning.
5. Find some time to do some stretching exercise, pullups, etc. to improve my pathetic physique.
6. Read some books.
Bleah! That was two months ago. As of now, the status stands.
1. Shell scripting knowledge: Moderate
2. JS learnt: Bare-basics... PHP: Nil
3. Swimming classes: Not joined yet
4. Railfanning: Hardly any
5. Exercise: Nil :(
6. Books read: Few
7. Blogging: Somewhat regular-ish.
As a result, my chair has a perfect impression of my bums on it and by now, my neighbours and people in the street have given me up for an illusion. My grandparents(who live in my house) seriously doubt my existence during the daytime. My weight has remained strictly the same over the past three months, and I doubt if I will make it through half an hour of rigorous outdoor-play. And still rake-thin, with dense glases.
After months of serious linux usage, I feel a void whenever I'm forced to use Windows... and to my horror, I found that stuff like certain software reviews published on DIGIT, etc., actually are not interesting me any more! One look at the screenshot, the 'Start' button in it, and the thought, "Oh.. it's for that-other-OS." crosses my mind and I head to another page... I SWEAR I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP!!! I dont know if whatever is happening to me in this context is good or bad.. maybe I'll just wait and watch :)
In the true spirit of my health and immunity, I caught a cold from nowhere. My eyes start to drift and my fingers feel heavy as the sedation induced by the medicine takes over my system. All's left is the publish button.
And it's not a long way to bed.