February 2nd, 2003


Sometimes life is out to make me feel better.

Is Lisa's birthday today. Her sister sent her cookies (which arrived still warm!) and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and she herself bought clementines, so she and Layna came by my room and brought me up to Lisa's room and we had a mini-party (and later Jane -- who in glorious coincidence has the same birthday and is Lisa's Little Sister -- joined, and Alicia). Yay for impromptu yummy food and party, even if some people left because of too much Buffy talk. ;)

And silvermousepad says she will indeed come over and try to fix my computer. (oatmilk, i'm so computer illiterate, so trying to fix it myself totally didn't happen.)

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.
-Carlos Castaneda

Hmm, not sure i believe that (at least i don't think it's always true), but it's an interesting idea.
you think you know...

Layna says people like polls.

We agree that an LJ party should happen (before lots of the cool people graduate).

Poll #98156 LJparty

Who should be invited?

everyone Layna and i know who has an LJ
all those people plus any friends they have who have an LJ
only the people in the Smithies community
some other combination (elaborate in a comment)

When should we have it?

Where should we have it?

hermione by oatmilk


I now possess Vitamin C tablets from Annie and Vitamin C cough drops from Lauren. I will also probably eat my second clementine from Lisa shortly. I've been trying to drink lots of orange juice, but the orange juice in the juice machine downstairs isn't that great.

Layna wondered whether one could be like a hug cactus, storing up hugs. Sadly, we agreed that hugs don't work like that (i compared it to water-soluble vitamins -- even if you have a lot one day, you still have to start over the next day). Too bad.
angry - books

"Maybe you were never quite the princess everybody was afraid you'd be"

Horoscopes sometimes get it totally right.

There's nothing more boring than someone who constantly agrees with you, right Cancer? Keep this in mind when doing battle over the ridiculous. Just because you like somebody doesn't mean that he or she has to share your opinion about everything. Before you take it too personally, try to remember that infatuation and blame are fickle emotions. As the Stars change position, the friends you decide to lose may not have been worth keeping. You'll know who is true and who isn't by this evening.

There's a certain other Cancer who perhaps could heed some of that. ("Passive-aggressive is bad. Passive-aggressive is bad." Must remember.)

Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
-Simon and Garfunkel, The Boxer

And lastly, not sure if you want your name publicly attached to this sentiment, but i really like it, so i'm stealing it.

"any interest I have in protesting the possible war is overshadowed by my distaste for the majority of the protesters. I'm not pro-war, but I am anti the anti-war movement."

[okay, one more]

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
-William James

[one last edit, because i don't want anyone to get the wrong idea]

This is not about antheia.