Recurring weather conversation:
Me: It's STUPID cold, here. There is no reason for it to be 'highs of single digit temperatures.'
Ben: It's cold in Philly, too.
Me: I know that. I wasn't thinking that I wanted to be in Philly... I was thinking that I wanted to be in Hawaii.
For the record, it IS stupid cold here. It was -5 or more last night, and there's a high of about 7 degrees today. The wind is whipping, but at least it's sunny. That might make it feel like 9 degrees. Hooray.
This means that it's a great day to stay inside and work on cozy projects like that lace scarf that I started:
It's also a great day to finish the book I've been reading. I'm currently loving Markus Zusak's I Am the Messenger or, by its original Australian title, The Messenger. Don't read the whole wikipedia plot summary- you'll ruin it for yourself.
What I love about Markus Zusak are his little one-line phrases that are absolutely gorgeous. One that comes immediately to mind is the final line of The Book Thief: "I am haunted by humans."
I should be writing, or at least applying to grad school programs, but I think for today, I'm going to take a day to relax and work on some quiet things. But before I do, I have to share the greatest fortune I've ever gotten out of a cookie: