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today is the day

today I promise I will shower. I have to go to berkeley today so before I go I will clean myself up a bit. yesterday was such a productive day that I feel I deserve multiple accolades but all I get is another day in which to get things done. I think I will let the dissertation rest and just do web stuff. if I don't hear from the fellow that administers the rhetoric web server I'm going to have to call him on his cell phone which of course fills me with terror. I need to conserve klonopin for teaching next week so it may be that I take one tomorrow, write more, call him, then somehow grit my teeth till next wednesday.

the last two nights I've been getting this massive anxiety in the evening and I don't know exactly what that is about except that there are plenty of things for me to be stressed out about. but I'm going to have to surf it because teaching trumps all in the anxiety category.

it will be good to have lisagail back on the west coast after today. I miss our IM conversations in the mornings and become a little rudderless without them.

so I'll sit and then shower and then off I will go to the east. apparently it could rain all day which means I have to decide what sort of rain gear to go with. since I've stopped wearing black all the time my black rain shell doesn't go with my entire wardrobe anymore. I hate leaving the house un-color-coordinated but one must stay dry. I still don't do umbrellas and maybe that is the last bastion of adulthood that I will leave unstormed because the things just seem to me to be an encumbrance. they're no good in the wind and you have to figure out where to put them and then you have to remember where you put them and one hand is always in the service of your umbrella when it's up which leaves only one hand for coffee and snacks and no hands to open doors with.

this is when I miss the seattle rain and the marvelous way it doesn't really get you wet.


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Jan. 18th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
"seattle rain and the marvelous way it doesn't really get you wet"
I miss that rain, too. You may have heard, ad nauseum, from other Seattle friends how much it's raining here. It drizzles all day, for weeks on end, but it also frequently comes down in sheets, in torrents. Pelting rain. I didn't know there was so much water on the whole planet. It's not the Seattle rain we know and love. It's "Withnail and I."

People are walking around with umbrellas here. Didn't that used to be very un-Seattle? Me, too, I can't stand umbrellas either; besides the aforementioned problems, which you mentioned, afore, there's the fact that whenever you try to furl the umbrella and put it somewhere it sheds water all over your sleeves.
Jan. 18th, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC)
Re: "seattle rain and the marvelous way it doesn't really get you wet"
oddly no one has made that particular point about the rain this year. I mean I keep getting the same "it's raining, stupid" when I ask about the weather but I didn't realize it was starting actually to pour there.

that's unfortunate. yes umbrellas have never been the style in seattle. a hat and a goretex jacket used to be all you needed. hell I didn't even have any goretex till I moved here; the water resistant dickies jacket was sufficient.

the weather seems to be unusual everywhere. I really think that we should send the bush administration to the north pole to get eaten by polar bears before the bears find themselves in dire straits.
Jan. 18th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Good to know that Lisa is coming home. I send her email, but I think I sent it to her old email addy. I'll call her tomorrow.
Jan. 18th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sure she'll appreciate it. did I not email you her current address? I meant to. well it doesn't matter now I guess.
Jan. 18th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
I used the yettagetta one, which I remembered was the outdated on. Would you mind sending me the correct one? thanks!
Jan. 18th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
I just sent you mail at your comcast address. is that still good?
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