Banal Happiness

Today was a beautiful day.

I’m not even going to say “despite it being Singles Awareness Day and the fact that I am singularly single”. It was just a beautiful day for me.

I slept in until about 09:00, woke up to find the sweetest Valentine’s Day card from Mae taped on my door, played around with the 2.6 kernel and bootsplash after hearing good things about it at the Linux Users’ Group meeting last night (blatant geekfest–I haven’t had so much fun on a Friday night in a long time), and then left campus on my own for the first time in about a month.

Today’s off-campus excursion was brought to me in part by Incubus, Everlast, a half-full tank of gas, the remaining majority of my last paycheck, and a burning determination to enjoy the spring-like weather.

My spirits have been incurably lifted.

I moseyed on over to the mall, in search of cheap sweats, and ended up spending some extra cash I had on Erykah Badu’s latest CD and a big ass book (we’re talking over a thousand pages, easy). I then headed to Wal-mart and picked up some things I’ve been needing for the past… well, month.

I got back just in time for the dinner thrown by Mae. She makes a wonderful sauce for pasta, full of flavor despite it being something even she can eat. Sounds harsh, but she can’t even eat certain types of tofu ice cream because it was made on the same equipment as the company’s dairy ice creams. Kinda scary. She’s a wonderful cook, though, and makes all sorts of stuff, including things she can’t eat herself (like that hot chocolate with Ghirardeli baking chocolate).

If it’s still warm tomorrow, I’ll be running outside. Outside. If this spring weather lasts through my quarter break, I’ll be so happy.


  • Michael


    the weather here was very nice two days ago, and I too experienced this raise of morale. I know we aren’t experiencing near the bad weather that you r, but it’s all relative.

    I miss you. I’m glad u r happy, i STILL await lissaLaugh.wav

  • Lissa


    As soon as I figure out how to record a wav file in Linux without the sound spiking dangerously, I’ll post a LissaLaugh.wav. I don’t know where I’ll find the random urge to laugh while I’m fighting with my computer, but I will try anyway. Maybe that horrible Dirtionary website…