to set against the newly-arrived housing bill, the sudden cold, the mistake on my study card (which will involve a trek to the registrar to correct,) and the fact i knocked over my vase of flowers by the window and there is still water and glass everywhere, there are these: that i've had my email access restored, that i went to my first class with elaine scarry, that i met some very nice people at the graduate school language table mixer, and that i got both volumes of the collected strange stories of robert aickman out of widener, and intend to keep them here for the semester, so that i can have one story everyday, and so as to stave off the wish to buy it.

on a separate note, vaughn is going to martha's vineyard this weekend.