January 9th, 2004


Dancing Artichokes

I was so excited today about my artichokes that I ate my lunch early. It's 12:11pm, and I just finished (usually I don't eat until after 1). This means I will probably be hungry later on this afternoon. Hopefully I can stay strong and not eat junk food...it's time for me to get rid of my extra holiday pounds!

At least the artichokes were delicious.

I went out dancing at Luna last night with my Ford girlfriend, and we had an awesome time. Several other friends of mine were there, so I had plenty of people to hang out with. I was happy.

The only downside was that I wasn't dressed for dancing. It was bitterly cold out last night, so I was wearing a turtleneck and a sweater. But once I started dancing a lot, even the turtleneck was too hot. I really wished I had a t-shirt or something light on underneath.

I knew this would be the case, or at least I should have known. It's just that sometimes when I'm very cold, I get to the point where I can't remember being warm, and I can't imagine even the possibility of ever becoming too warm.

I also forgot to wear my knee brace, so I had to be extra careful. Fortunately I'm coordinated enough, and I've danced/skated long enough, that even "extra careful" dancing can be fun and vigorous. I think I'm the only one who could tell I was favoring anything.

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I have the quotes community on my friends list, because I enjoy quotations. Unfortunately, it is polluted with a lot of annoyance: people asking for quotes to match their current life-woes, people who spell the word "you" with insufficient letters, people quoting themselves, garbage like that.

I have nearly removed it several times recently. But every time I'm on the verge of doing so, somebody posts something worth reading. Like this little gem, which made me grin:

I look forward to faster-than-light travel. What I'm not looking forward to is the long wait in the dark once I arrive at my destination.
-- Marc Beland

The one's pretty neat also:

After they had explored all the suns in the universe, and all the planets of all the suns, they realized that there was no other life in the universe, and that they were alone. And they were very happy, because then they knew it was up to them to become all the things that they had imagined they would find.
- Lanford Wilson, Fifth of July.