Superbowl – Shabbat/Sunday – Day 186/187

Posted on 4th February 2013

Shabbat was fairly stock standard for me, sleep in till late, trying desperately to catch up on a missed week worth of sleep. In the evening I worked with Charu on some code for networking and managed to complete my assignment, which was great. Then moved on to dinner with Shadia Al Shafei, a Saudi friend of mine from computer science. Pasta in my apartment tasted better than expected and we hung around for a while chatting, eating pistachios and strawberries. I again worked late into the night.

Sunday (wow, I’m writing about today for once), was a combination of work and fun. The morning was spent on physics until Charu came by and pointed out a bug in my code (for which I was most grateful) and she hung around till around 2PM. From there I raced to the Rose Recital Hall for the final violin recital of a good friend Amalya Lehmann. She performed beautifully and  managed the difficult and demanding Kreutzer sonata, (by Beethoven). She was so wonderful that the audience threw multiple roses at her by the end! After that I was late to PGC rehearsal and burst in just as I was meant to have a solo (didn’t end well) and stayed there for a good two hours doing an initial run through of our show.

Next up in the day plan was the Superbowl! For those of you who don’t know the Superbowl is the equivalent of the NFL (US Football League) ‘grand final’, and is watched live by many millions. First stop on my party tour was Hillel where they were eating ‘dougie’s’ for dinner, an apparently famous NYC kosher restaurant. I wasn’t so impressed. Next up on the list was the exchange student party where I engaged in spirited political debate with a somewhat drunken Sam Murray of Australia. I watched the half time Beyonce spectacular (really was pretty spectacular) and then went off to the ‘Glouse’ to chill with Glee for a bit. However, due to my outspoken nature I ended up in another political debate and with another new friend Lainie Huston.

My night however was not over! From ten onwards I worked with Pulak Mittal (a veritable celebrity in the computer science department) the head TA of  my algorithms course and, with Grace Wang, another co-ta. Together we assembled parts of homework four and at just after midnight I came back to my room to write and hopefully (soon) to sleep.

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