I continued my tradition of not participating in primal scream (3 for 3 so far) because i just don’t feel stressed enough to wanna scream. My window overlooks the parking lot, so even more than last year i couldn’t help hearing everyone screaming. Lots of people sounded like they were trying to imitate tea kettles. I laughed a lot. And i did traipse over to Davis for free hot beverages. However, they were out of both chai and hot chocolate, so then i traipsed right back to my room.
Marnie gave me a wonderful holiday card. On the front it says:
“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”
She left it outside my door, so of course after i got it and i had to run up to her room and hug her and tell her how sweet and wonderful she is. And then we chatted until midnight. Would have chatted longer i’m sure, but she and her roommate are both taking a 9am exam.
An e-mail exchange with my brother:
him: y r u never on aim nemore
me: I've been purposely staying off AIM the past couple days so i can really concentrate on writing papers and studying for exams and all. (Though obviously as we can see, i'm not dedicated enough to avoid procrastinating by obsessively checking my e-mail.)
him: the idea is what counts
im too sic to care about doing work
You may feel as if someone is poking you in the side today, ELIZABETH, urging you to get up and get moving.
-from my astrocenter.com horoscope for December 15, 2002
Many of your own personal goals have either been met or are in the process of manifesting, ELIZABETH, and this has you feeling exhilarated.
-from my astrocenter.com horoscope for December 16, 2002
“Test everything, Hold on to the good.”
-1 Thessalonians 5:21
Later on, we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid, the plans that we made
Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland