i'm running out of similes and metaphors to describe my life right now and this is the best i can come up with at the moment. folks, read on...
so if ever you have wondered how it feels to be in the middle of the ocean in a boat, surrounded by miles of nothing but water, enjoying the peace and the tranquillity that only the sea can arouse. when suddenly you see a huge, a f**king massive iceberg materialise straight in front of your ship and at the same very moment the klaxons go off warning you that some goddamned Sub has decided to do a bit of target practice on you, and now a torpedo is heading straight up your ship's ass...and the best part in it all...YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM!!
so how does it feel to be in such a situation?
let me tell you...it does not feel good, and its light years away from worse. even terrible is an understatement and the only thing that can make the situation completely hopeless and beyond salvage would be to have a Great White 'sinister-looking' Shark (yeah, the one from Jaws is a prety good fit in this case) come swim around near your sinking ship.
well thankfully my life at this moment does not resemble such a situation. that is despite the fact that i just managed to fuck up my computer once again and this time i lost all data on my hard disk...yep, an entire year of memories on this island with you folks, all the pictures, all my music, all my data...all gone. just like that. thankfully i had made back up copies of my dissertation on cd and that's what made the difference between being on 'that' ship and being where i am right now.
anyways, so i haven't touched alcohol in over 2 months. i lost all digital copies of my memories on this island. i have a new 24x7 internet connection. i have finally submitted in the final copies of my thesis to my supervisor and now i have exams starting from Tuesday and its raining crazy on this island at this very moment.
everything said and done, i guess that i'm doing pretty well. though technically, i am in the middle of the Indian Ocean and i do wish that i knew how to swim.