日曜日, 12月 19, 2004

Home, and some New Year Resolutions

It was actually the most enjoyable 20+ hour flight I've had. Our room of three girls and the two boyfriends opened presents Wednesday night (I got the Darth Vader helmet I always wanted) ; I spent Thursday morning finishing an essay in Japanese, attempting an orgo problem set, and doing my laundry. The two hours of sleep I got were in the laundry room. The smart thing to do would have been to sleep on the plane, but Terry Pratchett's Monstrous Regiment was in the airport bookstore. And then they had Princess Diaries 2 and King Arthur on the the plane. Oh well.

Winter break is ridiculously short. It technically starts on the 22nd--I left town six days early--and ends January 3. It's a great conversation starter with friends whom you haven't seen in six months: start complaining about the brevity of your break, and they get to boast about the length of theirs.

So, I have about fifteen days left, for sleep, good Taiwanese food, playing with my dog, and organic chemistry. And two New Year Resolutions:

1. Less sanctimonious opinionating from a college kid who doesn't know anything anyway. At this point, the only things I'm good at are sewing unrecognizable stuffed animals (new habit I picked up) and wrapping presents quickly.

2. More posting. Even if it's just dog-blogging. Powerline made TIME's Blog of the Year, and I need to keep this thing going to maintain my politics junkie cred. Never mind trudging through New Hampshire on Election Day.