Tuesday, February 25, 2003
OK, I haven't been able to post for quite some time because my internet connection is dead. As a doornail. The phone line connecting my humble home to the vast World Wide Web has been shorted out, and the vicissitudes of the phone company mean that it probably won't be reconnected again until the end of this week. Maybe later.
I am in school right now, in case you couldn't tell.
I got a new cell phone! It's a lot smaller than my old one. We couldn't get it activated for a couple of days, because Sprint was 'updating their systems' or somesuchathing. I predict a long and fruitful relationship between my family and the Sprint PCS Complaints Department.
Leslie was here. It was a glorious time. We did many amusing and varied things, and I took a reasonable number of pictures, which is not particularily good, and it's not bad either. We went out to breakfast and I drank coffee, which is always necessary whenever I wake up early enough to have breakfast (in the absence of coffee, I will take Dr. Pepper). Then we sat around at my house, proving once again that we shall remain undefeated by the untold levels of boredom that regularly assail our little town. Later we went into Boston and mucked about in the slushy mess in the streets (which were approaching entirely impassable at points) and we saw Corey's painting where it was on display at the Transportation Building. It was a really cool exhibit. Some of the stuff there was just so-so, but some of it was very impressive.
Then we had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, which I think we finally decided is decorated not in the style of Egypt, not in the style of Art Deco, and not in the style of Panera Bread, but rather is decorated in the style of Ancient Atlantis, which is a propitious mix of all of these things. The food was plentiful and good, as is usual.
We had a devil of a time getting home, because the Ts were being more tempermental than is usual, but eventually we made it, and all was well.
We did some other stuff, mostly hanging around, but that was our main event, if I remember it a-right.
The last day Leslie was here we went out to lunch in Marblehead at some place named after a volcano. It was surprisingly good. Then Kate had us go to some weird, cult-ish little health shop, which stank of bad incense. I held up one of those 'natural sponge' deals, and I intoned, "A beautiful member of the Phylum Porifera! Now dead!" One of the women in the store kind of looked at me, but you have to admit it's a good point.
I went to Plum Island and saw tons of owls, which was very cool. They were flying right in front of us! Low and slow and o-so-majestic.
We have a trial today. I am pretty sure that it is our last trial, so we had better freaking win it! It's againt the Prep, and I would like to keep them from going 3 and 0, if we can. I like to think that we can. I have faith in my team. We shall see whether or not this faith is duly repaid later today.
I am very hungry. I am going to go scrounge in my backpack for some sugar. I must have something in there. I will blog again either if I finish my french work early again tomorrow, or when I get my home phoneline returned. Until then.