August 1st, 2005

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I had an encounter of the four-legged variety this morning. I walked up the hill and around the corner to get to frat court so I could walk through it to get to school, when about 100 yards ahead of me I see something - dog, fox? - bound out of the woods, cross the road, and stop. I started muttering to myself "good doggie, good doggie" even though it couldn't hear me at that distance, and it watched me back away. I went around the long way to school, getting mud all over my shoes and almost but not quite running late to work. I don't like strange animals, especially when I can't decide if they're a dog, fox, or something else, and so I wasn't about to walk past it. I hope it's gone tonight when I have to walk back through frat court at 9 at night to get home.

Meh, I'm crazy tired today. One more week of this whacked-assed schedule.
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You know it's the week before finals when the computer lab is packed during drop-in hours at the tutorial center.

I finished the first Harry Potter this morning at work, after taking Tonya's sensible advice of just skipping the first couple of chapters, since not much happens in them anyhow. Luckily, in the second one, the Dursleys are limited to 28 pages. I'm nearly a 100 pages into the second one, having picked it up from the library tonight. I'd forgotten just how mean some people are to Harry and his friends since I'd last read these - after all, I read the second one back when it first came out, which is years ago now. I'd also forgotten just how fast these books read - they are, after all, kids books, even the ones that are 800 pages. Finally, I'd forgotten how lovely the books are, and how jealous they make me that I can't do magic. :)