December 16th, 2005

moon house

"i am walking, out in the rain; and i am listening to the low moan of the dial tone again"

[Advent day 20] Luke 1:34-38
34"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"

35The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[Or So the child to be born will be called holy,] the Son of God. 36Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37For nothing is impossible with God."

38"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her.
Both my trains arrived promptly this morning. However, I was not at all happy about the rain. What is it doing above freezing in December, first of all? Second: only half the people shovel their sidewalks (*hates*) so one has to walk in the road, and the rain means puddles like whoa. [This weekend is supposed to be sunny with highs above freezing, which I am pleased about only because the idea of all this turning to ice is horrifying. Though overnight lows are still gonna be below freezing, including tonight's, which is kinda terrifying, as I'm going to P.S. Page Me Later tonight and thus getting a late train home.] JFK/North Harvard has been clear sidewalks for days now, but this rain created an icy slushy film which was no good.

I called Eric to ask him something shortly after e-mailing the unit that Amanda's temp had to leave suddenly, so he says, "First of all, what did you do to scare off the temp?" (though to his credit it wasn't how he answered the phone). Also: Apparently spellcheck doesn't do signatures, as mine has said Asisstant until Barbara corrected me today.

I suddenly have more free time as Ruthie had to cancel Saturday. My prof's RA is having a potluck Saturday night (8pm-whenever) so yay for having social engagements. (Sadly, Eric's gonna be out of town at a sister's concert, so he can't come. Any area friends of mine are welcome to tag along with me.)

The FA luncheon was at John Harvard's down by the Garage today. They apparently don't do strawberry daiquiris (though Eric got a rum&coke) so I got a pale ale. Yeah, on the whole I'm not a huge fan of beer. *shrug*

There were vegetarian sammich leftovers from a meeting yesterday, so that'll be my dinner tonight. Think I'm just gonna go to the Pru to eat. Once I'm there I'll be turning my cellphone on, so feel free to call anytime tonight save ~8-10 (when I'll be at the play and thus have my cell off). My train home's a 10:40 out of Back Bay, so provided the battery hasn't conked out, calls after the play are fine, too.