Thursday, January 18, 2007

Snow Day

Snow day in Dallas?!?! I've heard of global warming, but what is this local freezing? Since I greatly despise Texas summers, I've decided that I won't complain about the current weather/temperature. Besides, it has been kind of nice being able to wear my winter coat for the first time since living in Poland during the 2001-2 winter. I like breaking ice off the car, too. It reminds me of when I was a cave man during the Ice Age in a previous life.

I'm already well into the spring semester. My schedule is a real bear: Mondays and Tuesdays I'm on campus from about 9:00 am until 10:00 pm. But then I get to stay at home for the remainder of the week, reading naked in bed surrounded by cats. Jealous much?

A couple of weeks ago I asked my friend Sh- to remind me about something I've forgotten about myself. She seems one of the best qualified for such a task considering we've known each other since about 1987. She told me about a letter I wrote her when I was living in Austin in 1992 about wanting to visit Odessa. I was thinking about Odessa, Ukraine--yes, the Ukrainian spelling is Одеса, with only one "s," but that was before I knew such (useful) things--but she assumed I was talking about Odessa, Texas. She probably didn't get what I was saying about the sea there, and I probably didn't get what she was saying about possibly meeting me there when she was going to drive home. I had forgotten about wanting to visit Odesa so long ago and probably didn't even think that much about it when I finally headed there by train during the summer of 2000. It's (sometimes) good to have people around that know and can help you remember who you are.

And finally, birthday greetings to Tetsuya: お誕生日おめでとうございます。君が大好きな。

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