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Headlines for Monday:

  1. They're just material things... (80 words)
  2. I can afford to raise my rent (97 words)


    Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
    AX@1600 Buy groceries and supplies
    AC@1730 Pick up Metropass, drop by lab
    AX@1830-2030 DemoCamp: Who's Who
    AXRuthlessly declutter
    AXCheck snailmail
    AXUnpack second piece of luggage
    AXUnpack and put away clothes
    AXPlan clothes for later
    AXCheck credit card and financial statements
    AXMake a reasonable dent in e-mail

To buy

  • bread
  • cheddar cheese
  • milk
  • eggs
  • potatoes
  • bacon
  • button mushrooms
  • cream
  • spring onion
  • parsley
  • Parmesan
Tuesday Grilled cheese sandwich for lunch, creamy boscaiola
Wednesday Egg sandwich for lunch, Gorey for dinner
Thursday Baked potatoes for lunch, creamy boscaiola
Friday Baked potatoes for lunch, creamy boscaiola
  • Electric blanket (also good for warming clothes! ;) )
  • Natural toothpaste


1. They're just material things...: 17:23

... and I shouldn't get attached to them, but it's frustrating coming back to find stuff missing: two of my Corelle bowls, three of my saucers, five of my mugs...

The suitemate who habitually took my china out of the suite not only is no longer here, but was also the one who gave me such a hard time before.

I want my own place.

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2. I can afford to raise my rent: 17:52

Is the experience of being able to live on my own worth the loss of a little compound interest? I haven't parked that money in long-term high-growth investments. I think the experience will be a good investment, and getting into it earlier rather than later will ease my transition.

Hmm. Okay, target: move out in April with all the rest of the students, unless I can find a nice place already. Should ask Graduate House when I can move out.

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  1. E-mail to Mama
  2. Reply to Naomi - sent 3 days ago
  3. E-mail to
  4. Reply to Robert Snelgrove - sent 4 days ago
  5. Reply to Mama - sent 3 days ago
  6. Reply to Pete Forde - sent 2 days ago
  7. Reply to Alex Sirota - sent today
  8. Reply to Andrew Cieszkowski - sent 2 days ago
  9. Reply to Jane Zhang - sent 4 days ago
  10. Reply to "Roselle Rodrigo"
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