Monday, November 27, 2006

Holiday Wrap-Up

Well, I'm back at college, and I am relieved. Don't get me wrong, I loved going home and everything, but it just didn't feel the same. Mom had moved a bunch of boxes and other things into my room, so the feng shui was a little off there, and I had a hard time getting to sleep in my old bed. Plus, the hot water went out halfway through the week, as did the phones (which meant no Internet at all -- say it ain't so!) Not only that, but my high school football team -- which had been having a perfect 12-0 season, lost the one game that I went to and were eliminated from the state playoffs. Then my 83-year-old grandfather took a nasty fall and had to be rushed to the hospital. (He's fine, by the way, but he might not be able to live at home for much longer).

Yeah, other than that, it was a pretty good holiday :-/ Seriously, I enjoyed seeing all my family and friends (not to mention the food! -- caramel apple pies from Sam's Club are where it's at). It's just that things didn't really feel the same. People had different haircuts, were up to new things, etc. Not that I didn't enjoy it less, but it just felt less like home than it did last time. Then again, it is less of home, when I get down to it. In a few years, it won't be home. A little sad, but I'm kinda excited.

Well, I'll blog something of substance tomorrow. There are lots of things on my mind that I could probably write 5-page essays about, but I'm a little too bogged down in Algebra homework to do that right now. So, I'll just leave on a light note: I saw Breakfast at Tiffany's for the first time last night, and it was just short of being a life-changing experience. Seriously, it's in my top ten movies now (might even be in the top five). O, Audrey, how I love thee.

Peace, everyone


Peterson Toscano said...

"Do Christians even believe in Feng Shui?"
Just one line you will hear in "Doin' Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House"

Audrey Hepburn. Yes that movie is proundly beautiful and painful. I love the party scene with Truman Capote.

Thanks for letting us know how things went at home for you.

Jay said...

Is that a hint of shameless self-promotion I see? ;)

Capote was in the party scene? Which one was he? The nerdy millionaire that came in with Mag Wildwood?

Peterson Toscano said...

jay, I never HINT at self-promotion.

Yeah, in the party scene, at least that is my memory of it, but it has been awhile. Guess I need to rent it.

jerubaal said...

I believe in Feng Shui. But that's Pier 1 Import's fault. Don't let the sales associates fool you - it's the guys like me that unload the forty foot Truck full of furniture and boxes that arrange all that crap in their wierd chromogeometric Feng Shui forms. Of course, even I needed a hippy chick to explain some things to me - like the proper use of mirrors in Feng Shui - they're very "powerful", you see - doubling whatever they face.

Anyway, welcome back to campus, Jay. I can relate to not being able to sleep in my old bed back home after I went off to college. What made it worse - I relocated the feather bed to my apartment and didn't bring it home for vacations.

In the future, may I suggest Tylenol PM as a substitute?

Jay said...

I actually don't believe in Feng Shui, I just enjoy writing it whenever I mean to say that something doesn't "feel right". ;)

Tylenol PM...hmmm.....

Joe said...

Hey, whatever happened to Feng Shui? A couple of years ago everyone was rearranging the furniture to direct qi energy into their dying Tamagotchis. Or am I getting my fads mixed up? ;)