Rohit's Realm - December 2004

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December 13, 2004

Those Who Cry Wolf

If there is one constant event that I can always count on to happen during finals, it is to be woken up in the middle of the night to the annoying and painful sound of a fire alarm blaring in the background. After several experiences both my freshman year, and last year as a RA, I was hoping that this semester would be different since I lived in an apartment and people are less prone to stupidity when not living with thirty other idiots, but sadly, this was not the case.

December 10, 2004

My Personal Savior

As you might imagine, I am someone who frequently gets accused of being cold, heartless, elitist, evil, and any number of other adjectives meaning essentially the same thing. I always wondered what it is about me that makes people immediately draw this conclusion, but I never worried about it too much. I mean, 99% of the opinions out there are worthless, anyway, right? However, a small, non-descript letter I received in my mailbox this evening made me stop and consider: exactly who is watching?

December 14, 2004

Roadmap to Rejuvenation

For many years now, I have had a growing concern about the disparity of content that appears on my website. The major cause of this uneasiness, I finally concluded, was that I was seeking to accomplish too much from just one site. The realization that I could not justifiable use my site for both personal and professional endeavors prompted my purchase of another domain,, in November 2003. The reorganization, however, stagnated due primarily to lack of time, motivation, and a rising level of plain old laziness.

December 28, 2004

Year in Review, 2004

I have been home in Irvine for almost a week now, eating, sleeping, avoiding the computer, and watching a lot of movies, so I decided I would do a reflection on the year that has just about passed in my free time.

December 16, 2004

Marrying for Money

As regular readers of can attest to, I have in the past often made remarks regarding the purported financial benefits of marriage. However, considering that I will be starting a real job in about six months and I am in the mood to procrastinate, I thought I would spend some time investigating what, if any, financial benefits (obviously, there are no others) I could derive from marrying strictly for monetary reasons.

December 22, 2004

Adopting for Money

As promised in my previous entry, I will discuss the goldmine of tax deductions I discovered while attempting to determine if marrying is worthwhile monetarily (it is not, by the way). While the rumor that marriage could save money turned out to be a big lie, I discovered that you get deductions for each dependent you can claim.