Having moved back to the city, my slightly-suffered social life is blossoming again. I had the first visit from friends and the first movie night. (Watch the film August Rush, you will like it.)
Since morning, I had been really wanting to have a decent bear hug. But didn’t know whom to ask. I put it in my status message.. someone gave me e-hugs, wished me luck.
(I felt, I was acting like a kid… but who cares?)
(would’ve been awkward to be hugged by a man)
I had known all day that Ewelina and Daniela would visit me in the evening and would take care of me. I just asked for a long hug and got more than I wanted. :) :)
It is funny, you know? 4 of my friends here were quite close with me even earlier. But there was some connection missing at times, because I had an inhibition to open myself up.
Then something happened at the end of August and they stood by my side when I needed. The missing thing was established and all turned A M A Z I N G.
A different topic: If you are doing computer science (theoretical) or maths, you should be a girl…. otherwise, life can be really dry.
During a party at my chair, I observed the umpteenth time – we are all <16> males (plus the secretary). Oh boy, life can be so dry without ‘birds’ in your office.
Last week, during the course organisation meeting too, there were only two girls in the 20 member team.
The strength of women in CS/Math departments is less than 5%.
As a gender-equality-advocate and as a single-unattached-man, I find it important that more women come to the field.
In this post I am more of the latter though.
I, at least compensate with many female friends outside the university! ;)
That brings us to the title : the latest potential female friend is code-named “MusicGirl”. Someone who’s quitting doctoral studies in physics and going to learn music. She’s slowly giving me introduction to western classical music.
A girl who could very well do stand-up comedy. Amazing verbal skills, very rich vocabulary and sharp/snappy dialogue delivery too.
And a beyond-acceptably-rude user interface. But a real sweet heart.
It does take balls to quit doctoral studies (Extraterrestrial Physics at Max Planck institute) and go to be a singer. Hats off to that courage.
Finally: Either I am a too nice chap (which I doubt ;) ) or people are treating me much better than I really deserve.
OR I have some rosy glasses!
Whichever be the case, most people are just very nice to me.
The only plus I see in me is that I am VISIBLY happy – ALWAYS!. (anyway, no complaints against most people treating me well ;) )
Signing off, Sands.
PS: If you are indeed a girl in the aforementioned departments, you’ll be frustrated beyond belief, because … <i’ll let you guess>. :P