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Sunny California

Thu, Dec 21, 2000 01:50PM -0800

OK, now that finals are over and I'm home, the feeling of being in a soap opera has passed. It also just goes to show that snow has nothing to do with it feeling like Christmas, 'cause it's 75 degrees and sunny, and I feel happy to be alive. OK I exaggerate. I feel less disappointed that I'm not dead, but that's another matter and I'm mostly being silly and hyperbolic, and I begin to wonder if manic-depression doesn't run in my family.

I think T.S. Eliot has it completely right with how the world is going to end. Decay happens in half-lives, and only historians locked in their ivory towers a thousand years from now will understand the ramifications of what just happened to America, but I try not to think about these things because a good number of my relatives are rabid Republicans. But it's funny how they can't say anything when I tell them that I'm completely disillusioned with democracy. Some of them are having flashbacks of being back in the Philippines, actually, even though their man won. But then again, they are Ilocano, and they still claim that it was really Imelda who ruined Marcos.

Finally, I found something that has always managed to fill up some of the lonely emptiness in my soul--the book The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle. There are a number of sites floating around on the net, one of them being The Last Unicorn site by Marc Hairston. Simple but informative. I'm thinking of putting up a page with some of my favorite quotes, but I figure I ought to wait until I'm back in a decent computing environment.

Anti-Microsoft rant for the day: Why, oh, why, do you have to reboot the stupid computer every five minutes, just for clicking on one radio button? It makes setting up a network absolute hell, and I am so, so glad that I have switched to Linux on my own box, despite the constant recompiling madness and the lack of a real file mananger. I tried installing Linux on my brother's Winbox, but running it off a loopback file is extraordinarily slow. I will have to content myself with NT-Emacs and the GIMP for Windows for now.

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