“Adomania — n. the crushing sense that the future is arriving ahead of schedule, that all those years with fanciful names like “2011” are bursting from their hypothetical cages into the arena of the present, furiously bucking the grip of your expectations while you lean and slip in your saddle, one hand reaching for reins, the other waving up high like a schoolkid who finally knows the answer to the question.”—
I woke up around 2 and turned on my laptop without even leaving my bed. Watched a lot of Futurama; read a little bit after I had reached my 72-minute viewing limit on Megavideo. Then more Futurama, and the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Family Guy Christmas specials.
I did leave my room to eat dinner, and I helped make some Christmas cookies. And by “help” I mean that I put sprinkles on some sugar cookies, and it was my idea to see what would happen if we added some instant hot cocoa mix to the dough. (It was a good idea.) And I’m about to beat the boyfriend in a game of online Scrabble.
So there you have it: my accomplishments for today are collaborative cocoa-infused sugar cookies, and a Scrabble score. Wooooo.
…Actually, now that I think about it, those are pretty much my accomplishments for the whole winter so far, ever since I got home after finals. I think 2010 broke me.
“The misconception which has haunted philosophic literature throughout the centuries is the notion of ‘independent existence.’ There is no such mode of existence; every entity is to be understood in terms of the way it is interwoven with the rest of the universe.”—Alfred North Whitehead