Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

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"i'll sing you a song that starts out descriptive and locates a time and a place..."

People annoy me sometimes. Mandy said she didn't think she could afford to go to "Poohville" (as she called it) with me. That was fine, and i'm used to (and tend to prefer) doing things on my own. I ignored the fact that i continued to see her buying food and alcohol and smokes, because we all have stuff we splurge on or just don't consider a splurge. I happened to take the same bus as her and some other Trinitarians back from London the day i went to Ashdown Forest. So they went to a market and a restaurant and stuff, okay fine. Then today they're going to Scotland for the weekend. Maybe it's something she really wants to do and Karen's spotting her money. Maybe her parents sent her money. Maybe she has more money than she thought. I really don't know, and i don't care that much, it just annoys me, largely because i think she's pretty cool and would like to get to know her better but i don't see her that much and yeah.

Then there are other people who are funny and intelligent and helpful and just all around wonderful, so who's complaining, really?

Homelessness isn't a cool cause anymore, is it? Walking tonight i was hit up for change (of course) and i got to thinking (probably because the craziness that is the California gubernatorial race was in my brain), "How could you live in an urban area and pass on the streets and then go and run for mayor and not have homelessness be an absolute top priority? No one likes getting hit up for money." Then i remembered how easy it is to forget about that once you're back in your home.

you can doubt anything if you think about it long enough cuz what happened always adjusts to fit what happened after that
i remember the first time i saw someone
lying on the cold street
i thought: i can't just walk past here
this can't just be true
but i learned by example
to just keep moving my feet
it's amazing the things that we all learn to do

I got ice cream because i wanted to, and it was good (chocolate cheesecake), and i bumped into Peter Groves who remembered me (including my name) which was lovely and impressive, and i now have a photo of the infamous kebab van, but the walk didn't wake me up, and i definitely have fear about tomorrow's hike, with the heat and the 7 or 8 mile-ness. It will be okay, though. And i'll come home and sleep and recover and go to the National Portrait Gallery on Saturday and finally start really working on my paper (which isn't due until Wednesday, so really now) on Sunday. *sighs* It will all be fine, i know. Because it always is. Because there isn't any other option.
Tags: oxford summer seminar 2003

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