Some of you may remember my mention of UNICEF research in my recent entry on human rights. I want to mention that this year’s UNICEF holiday cards are excellent. The five different designs in the package I selected are colorful and have a high cute factor. The profit from the sale of these cards goes toward a very important and dedicated organization that helps countless children across the globe, so if you haven’t sent out cards this season, I’d highly recommend looking for these. I found them in a local grocery store, so I’m assuming they are fairly widely distributed.
When I was in high school I began chewing gum regularly, eventually moving up to at least two pieces a day. It was a harmless addiction, aside from the $1 per week cost for one of the older packs of Max Air (which held 15 rather than 12 pieces), my gum of choice. When I entered university the consistant chewing stopped for no reason I can recall and I only chewed sporatically in the following years. Today I find myself returning to the old habit, buying a pack each week and keeping my breath consistantly fresh. I suppose my choice of addictions indicates my less-than-dangerous personality. I’m not smoking or drinking a pack of anything, afterall.
My birthday and this day following it went well. I was fortunate enough to be able to hang out with my friend Sascha on Friday and tonight I went to dinner with my parents and younger sister. I don’t often have the chance to spend time with most of my dearest friends and less time now with my family. I find my appreciation for their company and our conversations increases over time tremendously. Joining my wanderlust is a longing for deep and open conversation, the sort that requires the proper moments and friends. The stars line up too infrequently and eclipses are made ever holier.