25 August 2015

Formal Transition Post

Hey guys! This is the last post I'll ever make on this blog -- because my new blog is currently at http://notaditi.wordpress.com !!! I hope you enjoyed reading my middle school thoughts as much as I enjoyed writing them. Although I must confess that I cringe violently now at each and every one of these posts. "A Lime Called Peanut"? What was I thinking?

But, I hope you find my new blog interesting, and a more accurate representation of my current self. Don't read this blog. It's like two years old. Jesus. Seriously. Read my new one. Go! http://notaditi.wordpress.com

23 August 2013

Professor Aditi's Guide to Wasting Time- Part I

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So kick back and enjoy the first edition of...


Let's get the pleasantries out of the way. I'm a professional time-waster. I can waste time anytime, anyplace. In fact, you might not have noticed, but I'm wasting time right now. Sneaky? Check. Pointless? Check. Yes, this is the guide for you.

Lesson One
The first step to mastering the art of wasting time is to know the all the theories and their corollaries. By familiarizing yourself with these, you will be be enriching your knowledge, and with this knowledge, you can become more adept at wasting time. And while memorizing these--yep, you guessed it: you'll be wasting time!

Theory I: Wasted time is time that could have been spent in a more productive way.
          Corollary to Theory I: All time is wasted time.
               Corollary to Theory I Proven: One can always be doing something more productive, therefore one is always wasting time.
Theory II: Wasted time is more effective when an important task is at hand.
Theory III: Wasted time is even more effective when one is reprimanded for doing so.

Lesson Two
So. You've memorized the theories. What you'll learn in lesson two is simple: ways to waste time. You can implement or improvise on these ways. The best time-wasters come up with their own ways to waste time.
  • Plan and write a guide to something completely pointless. Points for illustrations!
  • Make a list of things you hate.
  • Make a list. Of things. That you have feelings for.
  • Make a Harry Potter tumblr.
  • Write Harry Potter fanfiction.
  • Write poems.
Part II to come later. Yeah, I didn't want to make it too long. If you share this I love you.


06 August 2013

24 July 2013

Back again!

Ok, so this time it really has been forever. But I'm back! Mostly because a friend convinced me to continue. I mean, it's summer and I'm bored out of my mind, so why not?

So right now I'm in INDIA. I arrived on the 14th of July, and it's been raining pretty much nonstop. One of the hazards of coming during monsoon season. In fact, my uncle signed my brother and me up for tennis lessons, and we've only been able to have ONE.

An upside, though, is my completely adorable baby cousin! He's about two years old, and he's sort of talking, and it's so cute!

Also I've decided to share this blog on Facebook and I'm totally embarrassed and nervous cuz people I know might read this.

Meanwhile, here's a poem I wrote some time ago, about addiction. Although it really doesn't apply to me much longer, thank god.


When you think of addiction,
just what comes to mind?
Alcohol and cigarettes,
your insides all maligned?

Surely not your laptop,
where several websites call?
Impossible that those websites
could become your downfall.

Doesn’t seem a problem (you think),
for Facebook’s not a need.
Twitter’s not a must,
nor is your YouTube feed.

What, then, explains the longing
that tugs at your insides?
How your time will now be spent—
that longing will decide.

What explains that urge
to check your latest post?
That desire to get likes, and see
who can get the most?

“I don’t have an issue,” you say,
and in your mind you don’t.
So there’s no need to close (and think)
“I won’t, I won’t, I won’t!”

But then you visit all your friends,
and it’s there for you to see.
‘They have no life,’ you think in shock,
‘could that really be me?’

So don’t think that it’s not there—
that your issue is fiction.
You’re only fooling your own self—
‘cause you’ve got an addiction.

Like it? 

28 March 2013

The Difference Between a Nerd and a Geek (and a Dork)

It's been a long time, guys, but suddenly while browsing LOLpics on my iPod, I remembered something that truly annoys me. People always use the words nerd and geek and dork interchangeably. Well, guess what? They are not the same.

In my mind, here is how this works.

A nerd is someone who is intelligent and likes to learn--more than the average person. A nerd may not get straight A's constantly, but they are truly interested in their subjects, unlike nearly 75% of my school. When someone is called a nerd, it can have a negative or positive connotation. For example:

guy: hey [wannabe cool person], you're such a nerd!
wannabe cool person: =(


guy: hey [science lover], you're such a nerd!
science lover: aw hell yeah! nerd and proud!

A geek is someone who has interests in certain topics--more than the average person. A geek will have an obsession with, say, Pokemon, or Doctor Who. Or Harry Potter. Like nerd, geek can have a positive or negative effect.

A dork is someone who either dresses weird, acts weird, or is in general strange. The word has a decidedly negative connotation, but friends often affectionately call their friends dorks.

Any person can be any one of these, or two, or three. I believe I am a geek and a nerd. If you want to be more specific, you can attach tags: I am a science/math nerd and a Harry Potter geek. Make sense?

So don't make the confusion again. I might have to eat you.

13 March 2013

Real mint: smells a lot better than it tastes

I was so excited. So freaking excited. After a long while, my mom had finally bought me some spearmint tea!

I don't think I've mentioned that I love the flavour of mint. That is, the kind you get in little tins. Needless to say, I was not prepared for the taste of real mint.

I thought it would be fantastic. It smelled good. The tea bags. They smelled delicious.

What a rude awakening. They tasted NOTHING like the "mint" flavour that I loved so much. NOTHING. Clearly my sugar levels are much too high.

I hope that I'll like the taste better when I get used to it. It doesn't taste BAD, just...unexpected. Plus, you catch a whiff of the smell as you drink, so it gives you the illusion of mint leaves, which taste reasonable.  Spearmint tea has a lot of benefits: as well has containing a high amount of antioxidants (those lower your risk of cancer), it also lowers the levels of the male hormone androgen in your body, which causes facial hair growth.

Other foods that are high in antioxidants include:

  • blueberries
  • cranberries
  • dried prunes (yum!)
  • pecans
  • apples
Luckily they all taste good.

Also, the spearmint tea makes my throat feel pretty fresh, which is awesome.

Anyways, I've got a truckload of homework to get working on. Bye.

28 February 2013


I'm so ready for winter to be over. So ready. Please, summer, please come fast.

Wrote this after my mother commented on the weather, saying, "It almost gives an illusion that summer's here, long evenings and all." I was "struck by a passion" then, the lyrics to a poem almost sprang into my head at that moment and I had to write it down. It's not fantastic. But it's something.


Summer is gentle,
romantic, sensual,
long pleasant evenings
the gentle glow of candlelit dinners,
unrushed strolls around the neighborhood,
hand in hand with your other.

Summer is exciting,
surprising, fleeting,
water balloon fights,
the rush of amusements,
sleepovers and bonding time,
smiling with your buddies.

Summer is relaxing,
paced, drawn-out,
streams of sunlight and lazy mornings,
quiet time all by yourself,
time to collect your thoughts.

Summer is exhilarating,
passionate, overwhelming,
feeling the wind on your face,
walks along the beach,
feeling the sea spray sprinkle your face.

Summer is everything.