listening to: brian eno – by this river
I’ll never get over this song. I don’t even know why. It’s surprisingly simplistic. Hmm. Maybe that is why I like it…
Something about this Christmas Season I haven’t really mentioned yet is the eating I did. To me, Christmas is the time to stop caring about what you put in you and how it will effect you later, and eat whatever makes you feel good. This rings especially true speaking as a college student who has to be content with eating the monstrosity that they like to call “dorm-food”.
This being said, I ate surprisingly less than I might have, this year. Why, you ask? I am pinning all the blame on the HAM.
It’s not that I dislike ham. No, ham and I get along pretty well. We had a better relationship before I had a some stomach flu things happen around a pretty ham-packed holiday season a few years ago. I’ve mostly gotten over it, but still just kind of…don’t want to eat it? There are generally other forms of meat I would prefer to ingest, but I’m a lot less picky than I could be over the matter. However, with two small-to-moderate sized hams in the freezers of both my Aunt Molly and my Uncle Dan, the ham would not go away. We were eating ham twice a day for at least for days after Christmas, and let me tell you, internet, I AM TIRED OF HAM. The last day of our stay in NY was when I started to realize that I had put more of this stuff into my being than anything else in the past few days, and when I decided I would be glad to a return to the minor, non-ham-inclusive things I might put into my body thereafter. NO MORE HAM.
I was reminded of this after walking into our house to the overwhelming smell of the stuff, just twenty minutes ago. My mom is making pea soup (one of the ham-inclusive things we ate a lot of in NY), and it might be okay later in the week for me as a leftover, but not tonight. Tonight I’m eating Sticky Chicken with JaMeg, Kira and Rachel, which will be followed by a moderate bringing in of the New Year. Huttzh (I like that mistype of “huzzah”…).
Did I mention I also got an ice-cream maker for Christmas?? Well I did.
My dad had a “members only” 15% off coupon at Barnes & Noble that he gave to me. I snagged the first book in Terry Pratchet’s Discworld series. Awesome. Except I have SO MUCH STUFF TO READ. I’m currently in the middle of my first re-read of American Gods. This will be followed with Renata’s Xmas present to me, The Island of Lost Maps, and then The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, another Christmas gift that looks very promising. I still have not read Virtual Light or Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson, which are sitting on my bookshelf, staring me down every time I enter my room. And…oh man. Oh man. Oh man. I don’t even want to get into the things I wantto re-read. But what’s ridiculous is that the moment I get back to school, I will become crazy and neurotic Talia, the one that is never capable of reading for fun. Ever.
One of my New Years’ Resolutions should be to kick my stupid attention-span into submission and learn how to read for my own pleasure when I’m at school. That would really make my year. Hmm, and speaking of the New Year…
明けましておめでとう！！ 今年もよろしく、ブローグさん, みんな！！
edit: holy crap! This might be the first time ever that Blogger has allowed me to use Japanese code and not completely DESTROY ME for it! Yaay, blogger!