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New Year's Day

Today seems like a good start to the year. At midnight, I was partying with friends in my shiny, new, purple party dress. After a yummy pancake brunch chez rhobike, I made two loaves of anadama bread, which made my apartment smell lovely, and then I started in on an African kidney bean recipe from one of the Pony Parents' presents to me: The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook (how's that for a specialty market?).

Note to self: When cooking a recipe that involves reducing four cups of liquid to the consistency of guacamole, be sure to start well before you intend to eat the food.

However, the beans are making the apartment smell a different kind of lovely, so that's all right.

The winter quarter officially starts on Wednesday, but I don't think I have any classes that day. So that gives me some time to drop the proseminar on Renaissance music that conflicts with another class before I actually have to buy the textbooks or do the first assignment.

All in all, a good start to 2007. 2006 had many highlights, chief among them being that I went to the Virgin Islands, finished Le Thesis, got my MA, moved to Chicago, got two papers accepted to conferences, and had a play performed. But there were also some more minor highlights as well -- my very first manicure ever, for instance, which resulted in my fingernails being sparkly, iridescent blue, and the Purple Party Dress, both courtesy of a friend I saw over break. Life is pretty good right now. Here's hoping that's a general indicator for the new year.

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frenchpony
Jan. 2nd, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Since I didn't turn thirty until most of the way through 2006. . .

*sound of guitars*

When I was twenty-nine,
It was a very good year.
It was a very good year for grad school girls
To get their degrees
And write with ease
To have a good time,
When I was twenty-nine.

*guitars*
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frenchpony
Jan. 2nd, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
I have an icon for music, too!

If you can come up with a verse about being thirty-one, in English, that fits both the meter, the rhyme scheme, and the tune, I would be impressed and delighted. Writing poetry in a foreign language has got to be the second most difficult thing in the world, right after translating poetry.
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frenchpony
Jan. 2nd, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Hmmm...
I like it! Nice wistful tone, and it swings.
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frenchpony
Jan. 2nd, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Hmmm...
What's the poem. Maybe you and I can both have a go at it, from opposite ends, and see what we end up with.
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frenchpony
Jan. 2nd, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Hmmm...
I know that poem. That'll be a tough one, yes it will. It'll take a while, but I bet we can do it.

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