Thursday, October 23, 2008

Grad students life as described in PhD comic

The strips from PhD comic is so true and all the PhD grads would agree to this. Everyone has his/her favorite strips from this comic. Listed down here are some of my favorites.

The first Comic strip is about the work output from the grad students, and believe me,it is 200% true (well,atleast in my context)

The content of the second strip also happens in most (all) of the graduate students real(?!?!?) life.I have asked my friends the same question and have got the same response and when i am asked how my research is..well, I give them all a blank look just like the girl in the strip!!

The third and fourth strip shows the signs of graduating soon (and i am not in that list)

The fifth strip is about group meetings and do i have to say it again...Unmai,edhil erukkum athanayum unmai, unmai, unmai.

So,if you are interested in reading all the comic strips,you can visit:

Alvida till the next time.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Difference between you and your boss

I get some random mails daily from a website which has a couple of jokes and a funny picture..And those jokes usually bring a smile to my face and today i got this. Though i have heard it before, i really felt closer to the words NOW!!

So,here is it for you to read:

When you take a long time, you're slow.
When your boss takes a long time, he's thorough.
When you don't do it, you're lazy.
When your boss doesn't do it, he's too busy.
When you make a mistake, you're an idiot.
When your boss makes a mistake, he's only human.
When doing something without being told, you're overstepping your authority.
When your boss does the same thing, that's initiative.
When you take a stand, you're being bull-headed.
When your boss does it, he's being firm.
When you overlooked a rule of etiquette, you're being rude.
When your boss skips a few rules, he's being original.
When you please your boss, you're apple polishing.
When your boss pleases his boss, he's being co-operative.
When you're out of the office, you're wandering around.
When your boss is out of the office, he's on business.
When you're on a day off sick, you're always sick.
When your boss is a day off sick, he must be very ill.
When you apply for leave, you must be going for an interview.
When your boss applies for leave, it's because he's overworked.

Hope guys enjoyed and now you know the difference, ACT accordingly!!

See ya till the next post!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

My worst nightmare AGAIN

I have always wanted to blog, but kept wondering about what to blog. What interesting things could happen in a life of a graduate student. But then after a long DAY, I wanted to ramble about it to someone and that is what is in my VERY FIRST POST here.

Did this have to happen again? I started my synthesis of CSPs after about a couple of months gap (not a vacation guys,just a gap...during which time i had to do analysis) and I really hoped i didnt have anyone peeking and yelling at me from behind..Well,I had all my fingers crossed for that..But it is Murphy's law all over again.

I had planned a day before itself about all those things i ll be doing and yet i messed up things. It all started with the vaccum trap blocked with ice followed by one thing and another. And the stuffs that happened after that is a History!!!

I wasnot allowed to do the reactions myself and When i went forward and said i would love to do it all by myself, i was told that the next time i can do it. Is it not the part of a graduate student's curriculam that he learns the tricks.

I really wish this yelling would stop and i could learn to do some things in my own(!!!) way.

So,now that i have my first post here,I ll make it a point to blog something or other now and then. And i ll make it sure that it is not just ramblings because I do have some great moments to cherish.