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Thursday, December 9th, 2004

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We make our own fun -- if by fun you mean study break :)

Best story of the night: Laura's friend sold E to middle schoolers for $20/pill. And by E we mean Excedrin tablets :)

Yeah, the homework plan didn't so much come to fruition. The break was probably a good thing, though, as i was definitely getting frustrated with the paper while at work and so will hopefully be re-energized after having had some time away from the material. [Speaking of work: Am getting trained to do lots of stuff over January so i can in part run the office when Boss is on vacation for 2 weeks. Craziness.]

For anyone who missed it the first time around: the LJ harem quiz

In Bible class we read Job 2:11-13 and i thought "Shiva"!
Now when Job's three friends heard of all these troubles that had come upon him, each of them set out from his home --- Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They met together to go and console and comfort him. When they saw him from a distance, they did not recognize him, and they raised their voices and wept aloud; they tore their robes and threw dust in the air upon their heads. They sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great.
The tradition predates Job, though.

At RCFOS, SNewby brought in a Thomas Merton reading, and what i was most struck by was her saying that all too often we don't really want peace, we want to win. And people said good stuff and i was so glad to see multiple people recognizing how alienating various kinds of protest action can be. And i wished the discussion was more focused because there were so many good ideas/topics mentioned that nothing got really discussed in depth, but partly that's the nature of the gathering and partly it's the end of the semester.

This is oh so very cute.

Hello, crossovers of INSANITY.

The "Which Northampton Stereotype are You?" quiz says, "You are a YUPPIE! You live in Northampton for the intellectualism and culture... you are probably a professor."

Am considering getting streaks in my hair next semester. I would have to bleach it first, right? Also: any suggestions for colors?

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WHY is this book out of print?
I got The Blue Faience Hippopotamus from the library! I had forgotten just how wonderful it is.   ::weeps::   No, seriously. Real tears.

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