December 8th, 2002

...dreamers

Yuletide carols being sung by a choir and folks wrapped up like Eskimos

It's been a pretty long day. Though I keep thinking it's Friday...which sucks because it's not and my weekend is almost over.

Tech went pretty well. Things were slow for a large part of the day. :-( We wrapped things up at 5 though, and sent people home. I was waiting to hear back from Jason about what we were doing tonight. It ended up being about 7 seniors sitting around with Eric for TWO HOURS.

I finally got a hold of Jason (I had to call...eww!!) and it turned out that he was at Evita rehearsal and then going out for a Clarinet dinner. I was POSITIVE that he said that was Sunday, but whatever. We couldn't go down there until 8:30.

So we all went to Rob's for a while, then Candace and I (since everyone else vetoed the idea) went to Evanston with Starfarers. We had Panera for dinner (no soup in a bread bowl though! They were out of chicken noodle! It was a crisis...).

After, we met him and went to his dorm to play in the Common Room. After, the game (Candace won) we sat around for a while and then convinced Jason we should go hang out in his dorm room. It wasn't overly exciting or anything, but we at least got to sit on the comfy bed instead of wooden chairs.

Dace had to be home for curfew though, so we left at 11:30-ish. Now I'm home and about to try to catch up on my friends page. Yay!


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  • Current Music
    The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole (in head)
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I'm Joey, but then again...I probably could have guessed that. In fact, I did.

And I'm going to bed now, because it's been a long day and my arms are still sore from citrus.

Goodnight everyone! Lots of love to you all!!
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    relaxed relaxed
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Christmas bells are ringing

I'm awake and surprisingly happy with the amount of sleep I got. Going to bed at 1 and waking up at 10:45 is much happier than going to bed at 2:30 and waking up at 10:45 (like yesterday).

Had some Cheerios for breakfast. Yum.

I am definitely looking forward to the coming weeks. 10 days until winter break!!!

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So much with the busy and everything. And it's all so soon! Two weeks of school left. And then it's all fun. So much fun.

And this took far too long. So much trouble!
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    pensive pensive
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Open letter to my mother:


I was trying to come up with a list of things I would like for Christmas, like you asked. However, for the first time in years, I came upon an interesting conflict. I don't know what I want.

Perhaps it was initally due to knowing that I wasn't going to be receiving any gifts that I just didn't try to look for them. But as I've been browsing the CDs and DVDs in newspaper ads and online, and searching my brain for movies or music that I might like to own...I've found one I would just think "Well, I don't really need that." My search has come up empty handed.

Somehow, or maybe somewhere, I seem to have grown up. I am actually able to issue self-control for such trivial items. I can convince myself that no matter how much I may want said CD now, in a couple months I will hardly listen to it, and it would be just a waste.

Honestly, the only thing I can think that I really want and would actually get some use out of...well, it's a new computer. A PowerBook, in fact, that would cost about $3600 after all is said and done. And in addition to that, I've decided that I would like an iPod as well. I found a pretty nice deal at amazon.com that with a purchase of an iPod before December 31st, there is a bonus travel bundle kit that would go with it (a $50 value, for free). It includes an FM transmitter and power adapter for use in the car. It would definitely come in handy since my CD player seems to be taking a turn for the worst, along with the rest of my electronic equipment [TV, DVD player, computer].

Unfortunately, the iPod (for mac or Windows) costs $499.

Basically, my Christmas wishlist contains two items. Combined they cost $4100 and separate, neither is less that $500. They are the only things I can see myself getting use out of every day...the only things that would really be worth it to buy. DVDs sit on my rack and are watched maybe once a year. CDs? I like to play them, but I usually just use my computer for that. (The computer I want would automatically rip the CDs and I could listen to them more easily. Especially when they are also automatically transfered to my iPod for use in the car...)


I guess what I'm saying is that you should go back to your original plan not to get me anything for Christmas.

Love,
Gail
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    uncomfortable uncomfortable
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Snow is cold, rain is wet...chills my soul right to the marrow

I'm amazing.

I networked our printers. For no reason other than the one that's hooked up to the "new computer" prints better than the one hooked up to the "old computer".

It was actually semi-challenging, but I figured it all out and stuff. And printed my Hamlet Position Paper (which I finished) from the old computer to the new printer. Woo!

It's the little things in life...

Like the Once in a Lifetime Ally McBeal CD with Vonda Shepard singing "Home Again" AND "Don't Think Twice" and there are duets with Robert Downey Jr that are just lovely. Love my Ally CDs.

Now I shall attempt to do my APES homework before I keel over from boredom.

'Goodbye' is too good a-word,
So I'll just say 'fare thee well.'
  • Current Music
    Home Again - Vonda Shepard (cover of Carole King)