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Friday, January 19, 2007
Another morning where I have been (somewhat) successful in waking up by 8:30 after having gone to bed sometime a little after midnight. I feel like I am back in this time zone.
I hope all of my UK readers are doing ok after that huge storm. I feel so cosmopolitan saying "my UK readers," as if all within the British Isles sit down with a cup of tea in the morning and read my fascinating prose - the actuality is that there is only one or maybe two or maybe three. It's hard to tell from the site statistics. But I'm glad you read (in general, and in specifics, my blog) and hope that you (or your families) weren't one of the 13 killed.
I thought about going to New York City today. I mean, the only thing I have to do today is have a phone interview later on tonight at 9 p.m. Seems to me like it's a weird time for a phone interview, but the guy kept suggesting it. My assumption is that he has small children and needs to put them to sleep before he can talk to me. That is probably a good thing because my other phone interview from another church ended up with a small child screaming in the background and the conversation was ceased in a hurried fashion.
The truth is that I'm not great at phone interviews. Especially if the person on the other line has an accent (the man who will interview me tonight has a strong Southern accent). I predict that most of the time he will ask me a question and I will pause, not trying to compose my answer, but trying to construct what it is that he is asking me. Or, like when I'm talking with Tracey on the phone, my conversation will mostly be responding with, "What?" Not that Tracey has a strong accent, necessarily. In her case, it's an accent plus a soft voice on the phone. My hearing is awful.
Anyway, the point was that I was thinking of going to NYC today but decided against it. There might be more snow coming and the high is only in the low 40s and I wasn't totally sure what I wanted to do. So, I'll go again at another opportune time.
Yesterday it snowed here. Today it is rapidly melting away. This is the kind of snow that I like. Pretty enough to come and make for an exciting and beautiful afternoon, yet wise enough not to overstay its welcome. Actually, I've been looking forward for the snow to come. I think this is the first time that I can really, honestly say that. I have two favorite things about snow. The first one is that I love how snow accumulates on branches, tracing the outline of how the branches extend. There have been a few mornings throughout my years here in Princeton where I have awoken to find that everything outside is perfectly outlined in fine detail. The second thing that I love about it snowing is that when it sticks and leaves a layer on the ground, it makes my room so bright and lovely because the sun reflects off of it.
Ann is preaching in t-minus 8 minutes. If you happen to read this blog at 10:00 central time, you should watch her preach online with me!
- Jenny, 1/19/2007 07:05:00 AM