Monday, July 14, 2008

The big bang

and so it came to be the physics alumni association at my university was launched last weekend, It was a weekend full of events but I only attended a mixer on Saturday night. I wouldn't really call it a big bang though more like a slow fizzle, most of the people there were double my age and the 'party' died a premature death around 9:30pm. As for people in my own age bracket there was only a hand full, maybe 10 of us then there were the old people.. did people stop graduating from physics for 20 years? why the big gap?

Anyway it was good talking to some of my old classmates, we got to talk about topics that would probably bore any other [physics]layman to death. One thing I noted was the majority of my classmates either completed their masters or was soon finished. The same applies to my coworkers in my dept. at work. Am I being left behind with my BSc. in physics only? I think it's time to start working on getting MSc. or MBA added to my singular list of accomplishments. Next year seems like a good time to apply for a programme, just need to pick something and find the time. *sigh* long roads ahead.

On an off topic note I also visited my friend in the hospital last weekend too. I'm not sure what was wrong with her but she had to have an emergency operation last week so I passed by the O&G ward to see her. I think this is the first time I've been in a hospital ward period. The place was hot, humid, lacked privacy, being the O&G ward was also teaming with ill women. My friend was so drugged up she didn't even realize I was there but in her high state she mentioned how she is awoken nightly by the sounds of women vomiting and crying.. how depressing. Come out soon!

10 comments:

Mad Bull said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, I hope she gets out soon. Re the physics "gap" in ages, perhaps those people in between are busy raising families.
Hey, send me the low down on hw you do the "Places I Lurk" section in the sidebar nuh?

Crankyputz said...

That sounds sad, your poor friend.

The Pysics blurb caught me off gaurd, who knew you were such a smarty pants?

Tami says: said...

On the Physics party - Same shit happens with Astronomy Club. :( And i really luv'd it. There were a handful of peeps my age who were interested and the others could hardly walk to come to meetings. Darn it. Geeks unite!

I hate hospitals. You get sick just being there. Well wishes for your friend, hope she gets well soon. Hugs

Adrian said...

another question on the places I lurk?

@ mb: it's a blogger widget. This is the link to their official release.

@cranky: smartypants? lol whats sad was that I was the dullest knife of the bunch :/

@tami: astronomy club? lol why limit your victims to ppl standing outside of ncb.. aim for the sky and stalk the aliens too :D

GC said...

yikes, your friend's situation sounds dire. Perhaps she'd recover quicker away from the gloom.

as for reunions--interesting choice of events--that's the type I would go to. I have been to the department christmas party but I don't like the come one come all reunions.

Pepper said...

physics???
lol ok then

Ruthibelle said...

Physics, huh? And mostly old people? That sounds about right...

Stunner said...

I think it's time I start looking into getting one of those MBA things too. Seems more and more jobs are asking for it.

Sorry to hear about your friend. man I hate hospitals. Don't even like driving past them.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I agree with tami. I think I'd get sicker just being in the hospital. I pray I never have to do an overnight in one ever. That said, I sure hope she gets her surgery done soon and that she has a successful & short recovery.

I like your new wide format by the way. And the background is different too- nice. I prefer the other font (arial?) though. It's easier for me to read.

owen said...

I somewhat like the scent of disinfectant and insulin