Thursday, November 24, 2005

Clouds Racing By

I'm sitting in a different part of the library, typing on a hugely beautiful iMac G5, which is about as different from my computer as you can get. It's so pretty, with its 21" monitor and ability to perform tasks almost before I think of them...sigh. I can only imagine what playing solitare on this machine would be like.

Outside is grey and drizzly--we haven't had much rain for the past week, so I don't mind. I'm wearing my new purple winter coat from Fashion Bug, which was purchased 14 months and twenty pounds ago. Bad news Mom--it's way too big, even with a sweater! But warm. I love walking down the street on these cold days. Everytime I breathe out there's a little puff of smoke. It's like each step I take I'm making an entrance through a haze of stage fog. Tada!

Today is Thanksgiving and I'm very far away from home and the people who make it Thanksgiving. It's very weird to be in another country where this is just another day to people. Goldsmiths is serving up a dinner for "international students" i.e. Americans, but I'm going to be cooking tonight. Even if it's only me and a couple of my flatmates, at least there will be food. (no cheesy potatoes, unfortunately) Lots of food. This afternoon is all about the food. Food, food, food. And, if I can't be home for Thanksgiving, at least I can be thankful for the fact that I can breeze through Sainsburys and splurge on a £5 bottle of American wine. :)

9 comments:

Samantha said...

Ah wine...my spluge was for a bottle of the Australian variety.

Chris said...

Hoep your fest went well.

Laura said...

I like that Wino wine. I've got a jug of it hidden in the bushes! No just kidding, that's from My Own Private Idaho. I had no wine at my thanksgiving just hot spiced cider, mexican hot chocolate, tea, cassolet, stuffing, potatos, squash, corn, apple salad, lentil and rice cassorole, apple sauce bread, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie and my mom and me. Way too much food! But it was nice. And I never have to eat again now. Ever. Or at least never go grocery shopping.

Laura said...

Maybe I should mention I did some cooking before my brother said he wasn't going to show up.

But I'm thankful for the company I did have and the friendships I keep even though we're far apart!
(not to be cheesey).

Peter said...

Hmmmm, Thanksgiving was great, although weird. We got to talk about politics and it got weird really fast. But you weren't there so Grandma was pretty quiet. Your topic has nothing to do with whats in your post, how weird. And yes, I saw the new Harry Potter film and like it. NO, I don't read. And Hermoine is great in a dress. I know I spelled that right. Later.

Nicki said...

Actually, Peter, it's Hermione. Nice try though. :)

Nicki said...

Actually, Peter, it's Hermione. Nice try though. :)

Nicki said...
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