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I leave tomorrow (Wednesday) and get back to DC Monday.

I haven't been home since Christmas of 2006. I am excited.

Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate, and happy Thursday to those of you who don't. Enjoy your Chinese food.
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If you are already in NYC and you want to see Santa, all you have to do is go to Harold Square and go to Macy's.
Sheesh, some people's Grandmothers must not tell them anything.


(My Grandmother [Dad's mom] insists, to this day, that the Macy's Santa is the one, true, genuine Santa and all the others are fake. This is the truth that I was raised with, well before I'd ever seen Miracle on 34th Street)
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My neighbors are playing something with a really loud bass. This would be annoying normally, b/c I hate bass, but it's mostly kind of amusing since it's not loud enough to feel and is providing a completely incongrous bass line to my music (my John Barrowman station on Pandora).

In other news, I keep spending weekends not home, or with company. This weekend I crashed at Clio's on Saturday and Sas's on Sunday. Weekend before Kate was here. Weekend before that I was at Sas's again on Sunday. I really need to start carrying extra underwear in my purse...

I really should make a post about our new president, but I don't want it buried in a post about other random things.

Thanksgiving plans are here in the District, with friends. I'll be home for Xmas, from the 24th to the 29th.

I have decided that I want Anderson Cooper to be my sugar daddy, regardless of whether or not he actually likes girls. In fact, it might be better if he didn't like girls. Then he could just be my patron or something. This is a far more realistic goal than being Elizabeth Darcy, at least. If I weren't so fond of medicine and pants and suffrage, I'd say I was born in the wrong century. But if I'd been born in a different time I'd be a peasant and have to labor in the fields and die in childbirth.

Which reminds me- Monday's my day off and I don't have cable, so I end up watching PBS a lot, because it's much better than any other daytime tv. And today on History Detectives this woman had found a box in her house that contained something that looked like it might be a contraceptive device, from the late 1800s. The segment had a warning before it aired, because of "frank discussion of contraception" which made me WTF a little. Anyway, the original owner was the sister of the woman's great-grandmother, and so the woman had heaps of documents- journals, letters, etc. And they read those and talked to historians and researched the laws. Because they were trying to figure out if it really was a contraceptive device and if it was legal. And the thing is that lots of contraceptive devices weren't marketed as such, and thus were legal to sell and buy, but it was still technically illegal to use them for contraception. But when the woman found out that the original owner wasn't breaking the law, she was "relieved" because she didn't think that her relative was the law-breaking type. And, I'm sorry, but STFU. It was a stupid, terrible, harmful law, and I'd be proud as a peacock to find out I had relatives who broke it. There is no honor to be had in obeying unjust laws that cause pain and misery. Also, apparently the Comstock Law is still on the books, which irritates me. And he's totally on my list of historical people I'd like to punch in the face.
I suppose the Doctor will never pick me as his companion now that I've said that...
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Happy Thanksgiving to all those who are celebrating today.

Today I give thanks for the blessings in my life. I have a warm bed to sleep in, hot and cold running water, food to eat. I have wonderful parents and generous family. And I have some of the best friends a girl could ever ask for. Thank you all for being in my life.
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So, since the last update, what have I done? Went to LotR with Cassandra, which was good, esp as there was kissing in this movie. I personally felt it dragged in spots, but that's probably just me. Was glad when someone other than Aragon or Gandolf got to do something useful. Also, I want a pet hobbit.
Then, we went to Georgia for Christmas. 16 hours in the car with my parents. That's the good part. (this is not meant to imply that time with the rest of my family was so awful that anything would be better, as I actually like both my parents and long car trips).
I do not like spending Christmas in Georgia. I do not like not having a table to eat Christmas dinner at. I do not like sleeping on the sofa bed in my Grandmother's hotel room (or in any hotel room, actually). I do like little children and playing with them, but I do not like that said small children are the children of my cousins who are my age. I do not like that seeing them really makes me want a kid, nor do I like that despite my many good deeds and my recent European adventures, nobody really seems that interested in me. I do not expect to be the center of attention, esp. when I have such small cute people as competition, but I lived in a European capital for crying out loud. I spoke German every single day. These people see me once a year. Of course there's the "when are you graduating" and "what are you going to do afterwards" questions. Since the answer to the first is May and the second is I'm not sure, this seems to make people not want to have much more conversation with me. Even if all my applications were in, I wouldn't necessarily know. I didn't know at this time in 2000 what I would be doing after I graduatied from high school. No one knows. Grrr.
Anyway, basically the point is I would rather have spent Christmas in the Northeast, with my parents. And maybe some friends, though I would like them to spend Christmas with their families too. Oh well, it is our duty, I suppose, though said relatives would probably never come north for the holidays.
I am ranting. I hope they don't read this, though maybe it would be ok. Of course, I wouldn't post if I thought that people who shouldn't read things would.
It is late, and I should go to sleep, so I can play tomorrow.

don't know

Dec. 22nd, 2003 08:49 am
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Don't have much to say. Just thought an update would be useful. Let me tell you, this having a computer in the same building as me is a very nifty thing. Also, being able to take books out of the library is fun. I finished one of the two I took out in 4 days. Which isn't that impressive for a 460 page book, except that I also get about 200 cable channels here (actually, more, but I haven't counted). Anyway.
The tree is up and there are presents underneath, which is very exciting. What is not exciting is that I broke my toe because of the tree. See, my parents got this very pretty but not always exciting fake tree, prestrung with lights and nifty fiberoptic stuff. So you don't actually have to decorate (except for the presents). This sort of takes some of the fun our of it, but oh well. It will serve them well when I move out and am unavailable for the tree decorating duties which I have performed since childhood. Point being, you have to turn the lights out at night, lest the tree catch fire while you are sleeping and create a horrific Christmas tragedy. So, I went to turn off the lights before going to bed. Now, the tree is where it has always been, in the living/dining room. To get there, one must either cirlce through the kitchen, or cross the living room, which is the more direct route. There is a chair in our living room that has been in the same place for about as long as I can remember. In theory, I don't need to turn on the light, as I know where everything is and the tree functinos as a pretty good guide. So, on Friday night, I'm heading for the tree, when I kick the little toes of my left foot into the hard wooden leg of aforementioned chair. This is extremely painful. I believe I heard a crunching sound. I swear. Then I turn off the lights and go to bed, hoping that the pain will be gone. I wake up. Pain is still there. Is still here, on Monday. This is no good. But I am getting better at not putting weight on my toe, which is good. And will hopefully recover during the long drive to Georgia for Christmas. Oh Joy, oh Rapture.
I shoulda stayed in Berlin.


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