Rohit's Realm - Chemistry

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January 21, 2003

First Impressions (Take One)

Below are my first impressions for my classes this semester.

January 22, 2003

First Impressions (Take Two)

Below are the remainder of my first impressions for my classes this semester.

February 04, 2003

OChem Till You Puke

I did OChem for 9.5 hours today. Yes, that's nine and a half hours. 1.5 hours of lecture, 4 hours of lab, 2 hours of study group, and 2 hours spent doing problem sets. Yes. I feel like puking at this point. My brain is clouded with the thoughts of random organic reactions, and I can barely think about anything else at all. However, while at the library, working on problem set #2 today, I spaced out for a moment because one of my favorite songs came on, and my usual (library) tradition when this song comes on is to just listen to it, and not do anything.

February 06, 2003

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Of My Day)

I had a really interesting day today. As the title of this post would suggest, it consisted of good, bad, and ugly things—yeah, I feel the need to restate the obvious. Anyway. I'm in a good mood right now, so let me begin with the good stuff. I had my second class in 390 Hearst, because my English class was moved there (from 102 Wurster), and I must say, I really like that building. It's very pretty inside, naturally lit, and from my seat (I've already claimed one for myself in this lecture hall), I can see the Campanile, just like I could during Physics 7A Lab, in Fall 2001.

February 19, 2003

To Stress... Or Not?

My three day weekend concluded on a positive note, with Jim's second party, although it was rather harsh to have to go into work on Monday. After work on President's Day, two hours were spent in the computer labs in Cory, working on an EE 20 lab. I must say that I much prefer the Soda labs to those of Cory, despite Cory's computers being a hell of a lot nicer. I guess I have just grown accustomed to the Soda labs after my fun filled 40 hour weekends spent there during summer taking CS 61B.

February 28, 2003

Two Equivalents Of Déjà Vu?

Excuse the chemistry pun—I know it's lame, but it is actually relevant, considering that what I speak of occurred in OChem lecture on Thursday. So I was sitting in class, learning about organic molecules and crap like that, when this girl right in direct line of my vision to the professor pulls up her hair, and quickly ties it up in a ponytail. I was suddenly overwhelmed by a strong sense of déjà vu, and after thinking about it for a minute, I realized why: I was sitting in the same seat almost one year ago, listening to a similar lecture (about organic molecules), when a girl in front of me did something very similar and the incident reminded me of that time apparently. What was weird was the instantaneous flashback of my entire freshman year sparked by such a small event. It makes me wonder more and more how the mind/brain works, and more excited than ever to take some neurology courses in the upcoming two years. OK, so that was one "equivalent" of déjà vu.

March 09, 2003

The Completely Ordinary Weekend

Extraordinary days rarely happen for me. If they happened a lot, they wouldn't be extraordinary, right? Nevertheless, I think while nothing happened this weekend that sets it apart from any other weekend this year, the one thing that I can say is that I got a lot done. I was planning on getting up at 9 am today and doing my damn chem problem sets that I'm behind on, but that didn't happen. I don't know what's up with me recently, but I've just been feeling really sleepy all the time.

March 11, 2003

Is There No Sacred Place Left?

Everywhere I go, I'm hounded by the self-righteous, incompetent political activists and in my eyes, their equivalent counterpart, the unfriendly, completely insane bums that traverse the streets of Berkeley, reeking havoc on all who dare to WALK in the city in which they pay taxes. I've grown accustomed to dealing with their shit on Sproul Plaza and now Dwinelle Plaza. I figure, it's my fault—I know this as a hotbed of morons and if I choose to walk through this area, in order to save time/energy, I take the implicit risk of being harassed by one of the freaks.

March 16, 2003

Laundromat Languish

My last laundromat experience was so shocking for me, that I managed to write an entire entry about how the vagabonds of University Avenue terrorize innocent laundry-doers. Having experienced what I did with the bottom rung of society, I didn't expect to have to endure a worse experience, but I was sorely mistaken: my trip today to the laundromat turned out to be much, much, much worse than any before.