I'm sure you've noticed the gap in post dates - that's because our winter breaks tend to be long, starting after Writing Week in the beginning of December until classes start again at the end of January. Yes. Be jealous of a 6-8 week vacation. We don't get many breaks during the semester!
No matter how hard I try, though, I can't escape Shimer's event horizon, so it was inevitably a part of my break. Once you're out of class where you do nothing but read, you will... read in your free time. I got through quite a few interesting things, including Wanting Enlightenment is a Big Mistake!, My Stroke of Insight, Stiffed (some of it) and Pride and Prejudice (not quite finished, but I appreciate it much more than when I tried to read it in seventh grade).
Having received several cookbooks for Christmas, I spent a great deal of my time testing them out. (I shall win converts to veganism with vegan cookies. Muwahahahaha!) Perhaps if I remember to clear my camera card, I'll have pictures of them soon! Then you can have some, y'know, if you stop by Admission someday...
My New Year's Resolution? To get more sleep. It sometimes makes class discussions interesting (the lack of it I mean) but inevitably staying awake is infinitely more worthwhile. Either that, or find a really good blend of black/green tea.
But I'm looking forward to my classes! I'll be in Humanities 4 (already loving Nietzsche's "On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense"), Social Sciences 4 (Weber... WEBER!) and the Tale of Genji (Eastern Studies elective on one of Japan's early novels, written by a court lady, on life at court... I'm really excited for this!). So the schedule is full but promising.
My last guilty activity, before disappearing over the event horizon, is gaming.