I also do not have a particularly awesome winter coat. I have a typical nondescript black coat (not a pea coat) for wearing with business stuff and some sort of waterproof warm jacket that isn't particularly awesome but, if you layer, functions well enough to have gotten me through long walks on rather cold days.
So, there you have it. I don't really have an adequate boot solution or an adequate parka solution, but I'm getting by well enough at the moment.
But then there are other problems: if I don't have boots and am wearing these awesome tactical pants, how can they be appropriately bloused? But, on the other hand, I think I'd look silly wearing boots, especially if I blouse my pants.
Last night, while lying in bed reading Auden and playing an episode of Mythbusters - now on Netflix Watch Instantly - I suddenly felt like I had something in my eye. So I poked around and thought I got it out, but it still felt like I had something in there, but examinations in the mirror couldn't turn up anything. Friggin' annoying. It still feels a bit like that this morning. I looked it up and they say that sometimes stuff that gets in your eye might scratch the cornea a little, so it will still feel like you have something in there even though it's out and it'll heal in 1-2 days. Bah.
There's the question of which boots or which parka. I think I have the parka picked out.
So I'm done with The Tempest and The Sea and the Mirror. I might glance back over them both a little. I've been flipping randomly through Auden's Collected Works and reading short poems before bed. I generally wouldn't have energy at that time of night to go through something like his Christmas Oratorio, but 10 short poems that end up being the same length, maybe. The point is that I could stop at 5 if I were tired enough, you know, and I would not have to think for more than a page at a time.
So I'm having people over to watch Doctor Who and see my scarf tomorrow night. It should be good. It is utterly marvelous, like my scarf.
In class last night, the econ professor brought in some revolutionary Maoists to speak for a couple minutes and invite us to some lecture they were having in a couple weeks. It was vaguely interesting, but I would be busy that Sunday. I would be most interested in how they plan to reeducate society to create Communist Man. More specifically, reeducating those who do not want to conform to the expectations and visions of communist society.
That's it. It's time for a burrito.
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