January 20th, 2003

Fishy Circumstances

Attack of the Birthdays

Happy birthday to la_monday and to aliciam! This week is just full of birthdays. Saturday will be the birthday of two Toronto friends, Rachel and Anthony, as well as my half-birthday *, and Robbie Burns day. And I know of at least 3 more people with birthdays the week after this. You'd never guess from this list that I am, as a rule, abysmal at keeping track of peoples' birthdays.

* Yes, I know, most people don't celebrate half-birthdays. But I've kept track of mine ever since the year my sister gave me a pot of African violets for my half-birthday.
Fishy Circumstances

Pudding and Augustine

The chocolate pudding with whipped cream and strawberries turned out very nicely indeed and went beautifully with the cake that our friend brought over last night. It was a very decadent dessert. We watched more Princess Nine while eating it, to my great relief. I had had to wait about a month between the first half and the second half of the suspense-filled baseball game we had left off in the middle of.

While avoiding being outside in the bitterness, I'm diligently doing my Latin homework before class. (We're reading Augustine's Confessions at the moment.) Mondays are clutter-filled days, so it's unlikely I shall accomplish much dissertation-wise. I had a number of decently productive days writing last week, and hopefully I can be even more productive this week. I need to be. And make an appointment with my advisor.