It's nearly 3 am and I'm sitting here, solving an assignment which would not give me any credit, because I'm the TA for this course. So how can I grade, if I do not solve? 60 homeworks will be handed in tomorrow at midnight (gulp) IA, and they have to be graded within a week.
Not to mention, to be a TA for a course, you gotta take a 1-credit hour course which er, tells you how to be one. A TA I mean. Added to that, there is a TA orientation which I missed earlier (yay?) and the make-up orientation is supposed to happen tomorrow from 6 - 9pm, again, on the art of being a TA.
Nearly two weeks into the program and already, my past seems like a dream. A dream in which I was getting up lazily in the mornings, going to dinner invitations, wearing glitzy clothes and putting on makeup. And I had the time to play with bhanju wanju for hours.
The makeup sits quietly in a drawer, and the glitzy clothes are folded up and put away. Dinner invites are no longer on the cards, since you can't invite somebody sitting 8k miles away. Bhanju wanju has his own life, and here I am, working on an assignment, and wondering how all the project proposals, assignments, problem sets, classes and their associated courseworks are going to work out. All in 14 weeks.