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09 December 2010 @ 11:08 am
why, hello there  
--she said, two months later.

Er. Hi?

First, this meme that's been going around--several of you have recently finished it (yes, I have in fact been faithfully reading the f-list, just not commenting, wretch that I am). My tardy attempt.

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.



1. I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you. ♥
2. ...Yes, I know I didn't try hard enough.
3. If you starting yanking her around again, I will punch you in the face.
4. I feel like I wasn't able to be there for you when you needed someone, & now I've just fallen out of your life. Can we still be friends, please? :( Where'd you go?
5. Oh, my, if we shared a state, there's no way I wouldn't ask you out (if I could work up the nerve).
6. Every other word & I'm thinking damn! I should've been recording that! because Your Speaking Voice: Greatest Hits? among the best albums of all time.
7. Hi. Remember me?
8. Every now and then I get terrified that we won't see each other after college. Seriously. I wrote a very bad poem about it; you don't even. :/
9. It's ironic, really, because you're one of the most sexist people I know!
10. I never really stopped being in awe of you, & I probably never will.

I really don't know what to say. The past couple months have been pretty terrific, & (surprise surprise) extremely busy. What's the result?

Hmm--let me see--yesterday was a lovely day, even if I was useless & unproductive all morning followed by an interminable Medea rehearsal. Went to the chamber music & madrigal choir concert and it was delightful. Spent the rest of the evening hanging about with a couple friends & (I swear to God) practicing Greek scansion. Dactyllic hexameter & iambic trimeter, huzzah! I am going to hunt down Will and make him teach me about dochmiacs (and bacchiacs, whatever they are) this weekend for sure. & around a quarter to twelve we trudged up to campus in the freezing cold (the word gelidus comes to mind) for Midnight Breakfast. For those poor unfortunate souls who don't attend Marlboro College, Midnight Breakfast is just what it sounds like, & it happens every semester the night before the deadline for submitting for Writing Requirement. Maddened, sleep-deprived freshmen join gleeful upperclassmen for a deranged night of bad music, dancing, & food cooked by slightly bemused faculty members. It's hard to swallow that I've only got one left. :(

Maybe I should make a list--

Things I Can Remember Having Happened Sometime Over the Past 'A While, I Guess'

--Medea rehearsals. Loads & loads & loads. Great fun. I love theatre and I love Greek tragedy and hitherto I'd never combined 'em, but definitely very rewarding. If anyone who read this was in Vermont, I'd implore them to come join us for an evening of bastards, soliloquizing, and infanticide. Plus, towards the very end of the play I get to try desperately not to suck at pronouncing Greek! yay! Now I've got the bug & I just sort of want to go memorize loads of Greek drama, poetry, etc. It is just about the coolest language, you guys, even though I'm woefully inadequate at it so far.
--Plan. What else is new. I actually have a very solid idea of what both my papers are about now, so I just...have to write them. Kimble, get off your ass & do that.
--On a related note, finished preliminary "what the heck is grammar?" clunky voyage through Tristia I! Got about three hundred lines left of the Bacchae, & then it's all translation hell from there. Exciting!
--Less triumphantly, broke my computer and my relationship within the same week. The former may or may not be fixable. The latter was on its last legs. I actually feel like a weight's been lifted, really, as I suspected I would, although I feel a little guilty about that... |D
--I gave up on NaNoWriMo for the first time ever, though I got about 20k in before doing so. Just too swamped! but as penance for ditching NaNo a friend & I are going to write a poem a day through December. I would have a perfect record, except I did not write a poem yesterday. Will write two today to make up for it.
--I am now (I believe) about halfway through the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At long last, I'll understand references to this show--which, for the record, I'm enjoying immensely.
--My mom visited for Thanksgiving & we had a wonderful time, both when she was staying at the cottage & when we went to this little, ridiculously luxurious B&B called the Three Mountain Inn. They never stopped feeding us! It was foggy & mysterious up there & full of fireplaces. And seeing Mom is always, y'know, the best thing, because I can talk to her about anything and she offers a level-headed perspective + a sense of humor.
--...plus, we went to the Vermont Country Store and now my cabinet's full of preposterous food.

Speaking of food, I am going to go eat some of that before I perish.

♥ to all. I will probably be around more now that it's the end of the semester & work's died down a little.
 
 
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Nana Banana: Serial Killerspeaky_bean on December 9th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Ahh, Midnight Breakfast sounds like what we had at Purchase--it's just a different name. Ours was called Pancake Madness. Midnight Breakfast would have been nicer. Their pancakes sucked, but I always felt obligated to eat at least one because of the name, even though they had that I actually wanted to eat was strawberries and donuts. Ah, but those nights were so fun, even though the music was awful. I used to go with my fiance and we would hold our donuts the way L holds everything.

Writing a poem every day in December sounds like a great idea. I wish I was any good at poetry. It's such fun to read, but I don't have the lyrical flair. I wish you luck!

I'm sorry about your computer and your relationship. With computers, that's always a sucky situation, but sometimes a relationship is no good, and breaking it off is all you can really do. I hope you manage to get through it okay. ♥

I'm watching Buffy with my fiance! We're only on Season 2, but I'm really liking it so far. I was reluctant at first because I'm not tremendously into vampires, and because the name "Buffy" sounds a lot like a babytalk word that my mother used to use to mean vomit, but I am getting over her name, and it's hilariously funny and twisted and awesome.

Nice to hear from you again! ♥