December 20th, 2002

the only earth?

yesterday and some of today

yesterday: I was able to take my extra parcel on the plane without incurring an additional fee by playing some combination of dumb, cute, and cooperative. Except for the screaming baby, the plane ride was pretty unexceptional. I finished reading "Seymour, an Introduction" at the airport and watched The Royal Tennenbaums on the plane. So, a big melancholy day of travel with a little running between gates in Minneapolis.

I still haven't been able to bring myself to start Harry Potter. I don't know why I find a children's book imposing. But now I have the winter fiction issue of the New Yorker, which feels like a higher priority.

Today, I had lunch with my mom and grandma at our favorite Americanized Chinese restaurant, Joy Fong. Even though we only go there a couple of times a year, the the woman who owns (?) the restaurant always remembers us. She calls my grandma "grandma." As in "oh, grandma had to leave early? where's your sister?"

My sister is on her way home, so I will stop using the phone line for slow internet access now.
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the only earth?

the news.

... and I just saw that Trent Lott resigned as majority leader (but not as Senator).

While this might not be the best for Democrats (politically), I think it is really good and over-due.
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