I want to keep stuff like this in my heart this month. It's so nice when people do nice things. I am very inarticulate tonight and the most random my random self can be tonight, I think. I'm still a broken record of tiredness. It's so boring, I know. I just can't help it. It's like I can't put myself to sleep, I am just so incredibly riveting to myself. Oh how much more time can I possibly spend with myself, awake, riveted? Clearly hours and hours.
Anyway, the person who came up with the 25 days project that I linked above is a girl named Laura, and she is 10 years old. Pretty cool. There are nice people all over the place, it seems. I saw one of my favorite people this weekend. Her name is Dolores and she is all of a sudden oh my God going to have a baby. She lives in Canada so I rarely see her, but she was home for a baby shower-type thing and quick visit, and it was just so great. She is one of the most truly nice and at the same time interesting people that I've ever met in my life. As I told a friend of mine on the phone on the way home, because of her and my grandma lunch, "Today reminded me of why I actually do love my life." That truth has gotten a little...ummmmmm....obscured, if you will (and again, I compulsively say, "Why wouldn't you????" I'm such an ass.) by the mountain of assignments I've somehow accumulated, along with a side order of neurosis about my spring schedule and the variety of usual other neurosis-inducing stimuli. Like walking. And talking. And thinking. Blast the thinking, most of all. Don't let's God bless it, everyone.
Wait. I all of a sudden want to use the word "verisimilitude", but I forget what it means. It just popped into my head. If it means something appropriate to this post I'm spilling out currently, I'm gonna be kind of pleased.
American Heritage sayeth:
- The quality of appearing to be true or real. See Synonyms at truth.
- Something that has the appearance of being true or real.
Holy. I just typed the word "truth". Neat. Hmm. I wonder how that happened? Maybe tomorrow I'll walk around saying, "Yes, there certainly is some verisimilitude to that." And people will punch me in the face.
Anyway, speaking of not punching anyone, especially me, really, because it's not nice, in the face, here's an advent calendar at Jen Stewart's place.Beliefnet has a nice one too, with audio files and lots of information if you're a spiritual seeker-type like I am. The online calendar from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington is REALLY cool. Look at today's entry.
Intute's Arts & Humanities Blog has one I like, because it's not specifically religious if you're not into that sort of thing, but it has a nice focus on the world. And also it's British, so that elevates it, perhaps unfairly, for me.
Hence, I also dig the one from National Museums Liverpool. Very, very nice. Make sure you go to December 1st, especially if you could use a photo of a real live reindeer in your life. And who couldn't?
If this collection doesn't get me in the spirit, I really am beyond help.