Rohit's Realm - April 2004

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April 05, 2004

Advocating Anarchy

7:55am. A brisk, cool, overcast east bay morning. Blossoming flowers, dewy leaves, and the cool wind off the bay. On campus, groups of students huddled together. There's excitement in the air; the pervasive sense of determination and idealism. Ordinarily, I would be impressed by such a site and awed by their resolve. But this is Berkeley, and more importantly, this is April. Nothing is what it seems.

April 17, 2004

Cal Day, Take Four

Today was Cal Day. Like Open House at elementary school ... except my parents didn't show up. Everyone else's parents did though. What's more strange than that though, is that this is my fourth consecutive Cal Day. That's semi-scary. Means I've been here a bit too long.

April 21, 2004

Visions of Life

By far, one of my favorite expressions in the English language is shit hitting the fan. It is just so descriptive. I believe in this expression so much, in fact, that I would go as far as to say that it can describe Life as a whole. (Who really needs philosophers when you have idiots like me making all these preposterous claims?) First, let me warn you: if you take offense to the word shit, you are not going to like the rest of my post. Second, if you are grossed out by shit, you probably will not like the rest of my post either. Having dispensed with the disclaimers, ready, set, let's go!

April 02, 2004

Stalkers, Take Two

I had hoped that after all the publicity associated with my rant on stalkers last fall, I would no longer have to deal with it anymore. But when I returned to Berkeley after a Spring Break spent at home, I found a message on my white board, informing me that a note had been slipped under my door. I didn't pay much attention to this fact, considering that this is not entirely an uncommon occurrence. Entering my room, I noticed a small, yellow flier right beneath my feet. Turning it over, I realized that this was no ordinary note.

April 27, 2004

The War of the Roses

The War of the Roses, a series of medieval English civil wars fought between the House of York and the House of Lancaster between 1455 and 1487, is worthy of passing note in almost any survey of modern European history as a pivotal event in the formation of the House of Tudor. Perhaps the 2004 analog of this war, involving the House of Rohit is comparable neither in its relevance nor its impact on modern Europe, but I would assert that it sure is a hell of a lot more awesome.