Archive for May, 2006

i really need to stop accidently clicking on the “reply all” button…!!

May 31, 2006 at 7:26 am 2 comments

just because your mobile phone has a camera doesn’t give you the right to snap my picture anytime you want. my shoes have heels that could poke your
your eyes out, but you don’t see me going around jabbing them in your face do you?

May 31, 2006 at 1:17 am 3 comments

ladies and gentlemen…

…the batch of 2006 has left the building…

well…i haven’t…and neither has ammar or naureen…but yesterday was the last exam day for LUMS – and for a lot, the last day in LUMS, or last night.

i now know how weird it is saying goodbye to people who’ve become like an extended family. how do you say goodbye to someone who was there for every important moment in your college life? you can cry, you can laugh it off, or you can do what we did and bury a time capsule (i kid you not!) at 4 am in the morning. i think, for some of us, it was a hassle-less way of saying good bye – no tears, no awkward hugs, or sad faces. we buried it with the promise that the next time we’re all together (after graduation) we’ll come back and dig it up. so right now, all we have to say is “see you soon”, since we have to meet to dig the darned thing up anyway 🙂

that being said, i only recently realized how much i’m going to miss these idiots who became the most important people in my life – even when i hated them. these were the people who stuck by me in the worst of times, helped me out no matter what i needed, and let me rant and rave about everything under the sun – including them – and didn’t say anything back.

…next year won’t be the same without you…

May 30, 2006 at 4:23 am Leave a comment

they do…

apparently, the LUMS ITSC department has a sense of humor…

the new message boards (yes, LUMS finally has them too) have an ITSC problem solving forum, and this is one of their helpful messages:

background: it’s hot as hell in Lahore right now

“OK, we have set the session time to ‘0’ in
horde. 0 means “end session when user closes browser window. Hopefully
this will lead to the behavior you have asked for. The change will take
effect when horde is restarted. We will do that when the least number
of users are logged in because restarting will cause the users’
sessions to terminate.

Please close the window when you leave the machine. And close the door so that the cold air does not leave the room!”

May 20, 2006 at 9:55 am 1 comment

George Carlin’s View on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we’re kids? If you’re less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

“How old are you?” “I’m four and a half!” You’re never thirty-six and a half. You’re four and a half, going on five! That’s the key. You get into your teens, now they can’t hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

“How old are you?” “I’m gonna be 16!” You could be 13, but hey, you’re gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There’s no fun now, you’re Just a sour-dumpling. What’s wrong? What’s changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you’re PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it’s all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50, And your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn’t think you would! So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60. You’ve built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it’s a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday! You get into your 80’s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn’t end there. Into the 90’s, you start going backwards; “I Was JUST 92.”

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. “I’m 100 and a half!”

May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay “them!”

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.” And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9 Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

May 18, 2006 at 12:48 pm 4 comments

i’m bored with this template…someone know where i can get a funky new one?
it’s weird how, during exams, i’ll get every last mind-numbing task done, but will refuse to open my books…

May 15, 2006 at 5:50 pm 2 comments

i love my gmail inbox right now – it’s completely empty (yes, i’m part of that irritating group of people who archive all emails after replying!). i’m so happy i finally got through the gazillions of emails that had been waiting for me… yay!

anyway – now that the farewell is over (i made a brief appearance), there’s that whole feeling of it’s almost over. just these exams left, and May 29th will be the last day this batch will be in the same university. of course, i have to come back after the summers end, but it’ll be without all the familiar faces…dang!

anyway – lots of other boring things happening…won’t bore you.

May 7, 2006 at 11:58 pm 2 comments

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