Sunday, October 30, 2005

Time Flies

Sometimes on a college campus, one can get so disconnected from the outside world that they forget what time of year it is. For example, on Friday (or was it Saturday?) at the grocery store, I was surprised to see people wearing weird outfits and face paint. And then I remembered it is almost Halloween. Still, that does not excuse the "blood" dripping from knives sticking out of people's chests. Little kids dressed up are cute, though. There weren't so many of those around here this weekend. Just strange college students wearing things that one doesn't expect to see...especially if one has forgotten about Halloween. The caf workers got all excited about the holiday this year. The lights were dimmed, there were worms in the salad bar, and people were fighting over handfuls of candy. That in itself was a bit scary. Personally I would be happy if they gave us the day off, or just stopped getting eggshells in the eggs.

And on a totally unrelated note, last week at Wawa, I saw a real life coroner, wearing a jacket that said "Coroner". Guess they like donuts, too.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Hiccups and Shoe Shopping

It has been so long since I last experienced hiccups. I never remember why they are so terrible until I am uncontrollably making loud noises at fairly regular intervals. They echo while you are in the bathroom.

Today I went shoe shopping. I found some shoes in the style that I now decided is my favorite, but I did not like the color. Therefore, I did not buy them. Now I am wishing I had. Alas. Perhaps another day I can add another pair to my pitiful collection. Hopefully soon.

I do not believe these events are related. I hope not, in any case. Seeing as there was a significant time lapse between the onset of hiccups after trying on shoes, I am not going to believe that they are connected.

I have managed to get rid of the hiccups now. I took Mrs. Mortimer's' advice. "Hold your breath for five minutes or so..." (jk)

Monday, October 17, 2005


So very tired. And yet sleeping doesn't help. Maybe it is being tired of not knowing what to do. Tired of indecision. Tired of uncertainty. Tired of remembering things. Tired of forgetting. Tired of not knowing the answers to all of the questions.

I need a purpose. And some tranquilizers.

Saturday, October 08, 2005


"My words don't connect and make sentences or thoughts. Maybe it's the weather. The rain. The rain always leads to trouble." -Zoe Trope

Today is full of words. Both those said and those unsaid. Those written into school papers, heard on tv, rolling around the inside of my head, and that escape from any mouth. Words have so much power, but so little meaning. Trying to understand what someone else says is like trying to translate thoughts into a foreign language, with a foreign alphabet and all. There are too many words to choose from and yet not enough to say what is really meant. Words are ambiguous at best. Lives may end, but words live on forever. What is left unsaid may be just as important as what is shouted from the rooftops. Words: can't live with them and can't live without them. Is it possible to join a community of deaf-mutes?

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Experiencing technical difficulty

On Friday, the power went out in our dorm for what I believe was a very brief period of time. This caused the washers and dryers, except for one of each, to be turned off. Nobody has thought to turn them back on, because apparently everyone who is capable of doing that has gone home for the weekend.

Yesterday, a warehouse/factory a few blocks away caught on fire and created large amounts of smoke. We also believe it caused disruptions in the power and phone lines. The power in one of the other dorms went out briefly last night and apparently the phones all over campus did, too. Our internet connection has not come back yet and they say it may take until the end of tomorrow. (How, you may ask, am I posting this if we have no internet? For some strange and unexplainable reason, the internet works in this study room. Slightly inconvenient, but better than having to use the lab all the way across campus.)

My brain, I believe, is also experiencing technical difficulty. I woke up at 4 this morning and had to resort to watching AMC for a few hours. I had intended to watch the sunrise, but forgot that it would happen on the other side of the building. I think I scared the guy who came to empty the garbage at 6, but he didn't say anything. It was cold in the lounge. But that is perhaps besides the point...