The MIT Puzzle Hunt and Arisia were both this weekend? Huh.
Also bizarre: Having facebook recommend someone to you because you share an alma mater and going, "That's not her surname. Did she marry [shared alma mater person with moderately distinctive last name whom I didn't even know she was ever dating]?" and clicking a couple links and finding out that, yes, she did. (Also, I keep finding out various people are in the SF area -- not that they are people it would have made sense to try to hook up with when I was there. And another mutual alma mater person is on staff at Tufts.)"Joy Sadhana is a daily practice in the observation of joy."
-mylittleredgirl [more info]Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine
-"You Are Mine" (David Haas)
Five good things about today:
1. I got to sleep in! (I got up at like quarter of ten.)
2. I went back to Cambridgeside Galleria and found pants I don't hate.
2a. Also, the purple and black theme of fall/winter this year pleases me. (I first noted it when my brother and I were in Italy in mid-August, and I was pleased then and I am still pleased now.)
3. Bishop Gene Robinson's invocation at the Lincoln Memorial Concert
(link via Adelheid).
includes a YouTube embed, and listening to it, what struck me was the "your child" bit ("God, we give you thanks for your child Barack") which I had apparently glossed over when I read the text the first time. My favorite bit when reading it was "even though he is president, a father only gets one shot at his daughters’ childhoods" (which reminded me of that bit in Obama's "Letter to My Daughters"
Moi picked up on the "Bless us with discomfort" bit particularly.
4. Lizzy emailed me back with Andy's email address (and I then emailed him about grabbing coffee sometime and also about getting Matt's email address from him).
5. Katie emailed some Flight of the Conchords
clips on YouTube like ten days ago, and I finally got to watching them today. OMG, "If You're Into It"
(her favorite) is made of lots of win.
5a. Best line from "Most Beautiful Girl"
: "like a dream, or a high class prostitute"
Three things I did well today:
1. I washed dishes and did laundry ('cause of the successful clothes shopping) and returned a library book.
2. I went clothes shopping. Totally the biggest accomplishment of the day/weekend (I am not a fan of shopping).
3. I sent messages to a whole bunch of people (including responding to MikeN's from Dec. 10 -- so yeah, I know that if people don't write me back immediately that doesn't mean they don't love me).
4. I don't know how good a job I did talking L. out of wallowing in self-loathing, but I did the best I could.
5. I read more of the cultural appropriation debate. (I read the first few major posts not all that long after this began but hadn't really returned to it.)
Two things I am looking forward to (doing [better]) tomorrow:["anything that you're looking forward to, that means you're facing tomorrow with joy, not trepidation," as Ari says]
1. Comfy and
2. Tomorrow's a cardio day, so I'm actually looking forward to going to the gym.