Sunday, July 02, 2006

Another thing to keep me busy..


My life... atleast for the past 5 years seems to be wired with the computer. The first thing I do in the morning is boot my PC and check my mail. Then I check my blogroll (which is really huge.. check out the link on your left). By the time I finish going through all the entries, I become aware of my stale breath and hunger...after freshening up, I dig down to the links and scrap out pieces of useless trivia. Sometimes I ask myself as to how did man survive without computers?... what did he do? If you are reading this blog, then chances are you don't know the answer to that question either. The only topic I can discuss with non-computer people is movies.

To do something besides meddling with computers, I got myself a tin whistle. Now this was not a random foray into the music world. I had learnt tabla for two years and I have vague recollection of learning carnatic music and hindustani music. I like music but don't listen to it often because it stops the number crunching part of my brain (well melodious music does... hard rock and heavy metal turns it on).

To cut the long story short, I have been learning tin whistle (or pennywhistle). I can play few Irish folk tunes. But I must say, its really easy in comparison to other instruments I have tried. It has a really sad sounding melody attached to it that I have grown to appreciate... or maybe its just the notes I am playing.

PS: On a totally unrelated note I got 3.83 GPA this sem. last sem it was 3.4 :( ... so my cumulative GPA is pumped up to 3.667... yay

4 comments:

  1. Hi! interesting observation - that melodius music turns off number crunching faculty, while hard rock turns it on! Did anyone have anything to say about this in the conference on mathematical psychology?
    Yeah, yor template too is quite pleasant.

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  2. @the visitor: Nothing at the conference :)

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  3. definitely one of the better blogs i have been to.....

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