June 16th, 2005

Fishy Circumstances

Transience

So. My shipping date is now scheduled. By this coming Wednesday, all my belongings which need shipping to the UK must be packed up, inventoried, and ready to go.

The bad is that this means short-term panic and flurry. (I need to buy boxes! And bubble wrap!) The good is that it means my final week here can be largely devoted to academic work - and, of course, spending time with friends.
Fishy Circumstances

Trees

There are many kinds of trees I quite like: magnolias, willows, weeping cherries, apple trees...

But I don't like phone tree. Especially poorly designed, unclear ones, with endless loops, and five seconds of message-leaving time at the end of it all.