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Today at approximately 11:30 a.m. PST, I managed to buy a Wii. Mark it down, America. This is the day everything changes.
Only thing is, somehow I have to get it back to Atlanta. Do I pack it in a carry-on, ship it to myself, or risk checking it in in my duffle bag?
I had a dream on Thursday night in which I went back to school to get another graduate degree. I woke up around 7:30, fresh from the dream, and very happy. Upon reflection a few minutes later, I realized that going back to school to get another graduate degree would be a terrible idea for me, and wasn't possibly what I was happy about. I think what school represented in the dream, and the thing that made me happy to think about, was the idea of the kind of opportunity where you both have control over your path and a set number of specific if arbitrary hoops to jump through along the way. School in reality rarely felt like this, but in the dream it felt like school as the balance of a general pre-established direction and freedom to define your own path in the specific. Some measure of safety and some measure of the excitement of improvisation and discovery. And I think it was comforting to project myself into starting fresh with something, neatly wiping the slate clean like you do at the start of every academic year when you're in school. I could apply it to any number of things.
Perhaps I'd been affected by my reading of my Rob Brezny horoscope earlier that week:
Patches of yellow forsythias and blue gentian flowers have sprouted
high in the Austrian Alps this winter, appearing where snow usually
dominates the landscape. I predict that you're about to experience a
metaphorically similar phenomenon, Pisces. There'll be an unprecedented
blossoming in a situation that has previously been unable to support
growth. I wouldn't be surprised if some of your frozen assets began to
thaw as well.
What's the next country you want to visit?
Submitted by Schomer.
Tie between Thailand, Norway, and Japan. I have enough freq flier miles to pull off any one of those, but it's hard to beat the inertia that keeps me on the ground and full up with business travel.
I'm also overdue for a visit back to London.
- Half-pound of good prosciutto. in this case, Whole Foods "American Prosciutto"
- Thing of good smoked mozzarella
- $4 chunk of really good Gouda
- Best bread you can find, couple small loaves instead of one biggie
- OJ and Coke Zeroes
- A breakfast yogurt for each day of the week; I already have some wheat germ
- Honey roasted fresh in-store-grind peanut butter
- Store brand of all-fruit raspberry jam
- A few apples
- Tortilla chips and a small container of Mango/pineapple fresh salsa
With this list, I ate breakfast and dinner really well (still bought food at work for lunch, mostly for convenience), and enjoyed everything I ate. It's light on fruits and v's but it's honest. None of the food went bad, or even flirted with going bad, before I ate it, and it was all entertaining to eat. It's not cheap, but it's also not generating rotten food in my fridge.
Well done, groceries.
(Edit: to be clear, there's plenty left over too, and I don't even think it'll rot while I'm away next week.)