Archive for January, 2003


Thursday, January 2nd, 2003

Happy New Year! It’s been a good year around here so far. I’ve been assembling my thoughts on the New Year and the somber responsibilites of reappraising my life, but haven’t yet converted them into blog entry form. I am enjoying my last few days of freedom before classes start again, however. I hope to see Andy this weekend, and spend no time at all thinking about the ancient Near East. This is my last quarter of classes, and after that I start studying for comprehensive exams. It’s disturbing that I’m actually looking forward to that.
I’m trying out my new breadmaker tonight. It smells good. I live above a Subway restaurant, and when their bread machines kick in it causes my floor to vibrate. I hardly ever notice it any more, just like I rarely notice this hissing and clanking of the radiators, the car alarms and sirens from outside, the 5:00 a.m. garbage trucks in the alley outside my window, the sounds of the construction going on 10 feet away from my window (7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)…okay, I do notice and I’m just complaining. I think I made a resolution not half an hour ago to stop complaining so much. Ah, well…anyway, the bread smells good.