My amusement of the day was in the morning when a package came for Prof.D. from sherry-lehmann.com with a big label on it: "Special Instructions: This Shipment Contains Alcohol: Attention Courier: Adult Signature Required Delivery to persons under 21 years of age is prohibited. Record name, address, date of birth, and I.D. number from valid I.D. on delivery record. Do not deliver to an intoxicated person."
I got a card from lunabee34 at work. (I neglected to mention last week I got cards from Ginny and my mom.) This made me really happy on a lot of levels.
Prof.N. gave Katie a gift certificate to a spa in the Square. I suspect I will get no gifts from faculty this year. Last year I was so pleasantly surprised that I got gifts and this year I'm all entitled-feeling. Ah well.
Mail call when I got home, though? I R FTW. Michaela sent me cookies! (and made a donation to Toys for Tots in my name), and Ari sent me a card which is for the win in so many ways.
And I learned about "Candygram!"
And in other amusement: more on TIME's Person of the Year from Orin Kerr.
Tonight I made myself real dinner for the first time in ages. (Nothing inherently exciting, but food that isn't bagel or cereal or yogurt.)
Okay, now to study for my "Ithaca" quiz.
Edit: Upon returning to the chapter, it strikes me that none of the catechism questions are, "What in the bloody hell did you just say?" (or, in the world of the book, I suppose, "O, rocks! Tell us in plain words.") and yet they so totally should be.
I mean, come on:
What reflection concerning the irregular sequence of dates 1884, 1885, 1886, 1888, 1892, 1893, 1904 did Bloom make before their arrival at their destination?
He reflected that the progressive extension of the field of individual development and experience was regressively accompanied by a restriction of the converse domain of interindividual relations.
(p. 545, Gabler Edition)
Edit2: Joyce does amuse me sometimes, though.
What events might nullify these calculations?
The cessation of existence of both or either, the inauguration of a new era or calendar, the annihilation of the world and the consequent extermination of the human species, inevitable but impredictable.
(p. 556, ibid)