It has been a busy, happy weekend. On Thursday evening there was a pre-weekend party. I went intending to stay until midnight (I had seminars all day on Friday) but didn't get home until 3am. Despite the resulting lack of sleep, I enjoyed catching up with all the philosophers. I'm taking more classics courses this semester, so I'm not around the philosophy department as much.
Yesterday morning one of the philosophers invited me to brunch. We went to an area of New Haven I'd never seen before, one that lies outside my regular, triangular walk from home to Old Campus, to the co-op and back. It's very easy to forget that there are people besides Yalies in this city, regrettably easy, so it was good to get properly off-campus and among real people. It was also nice to be driven somewhere instead of having to make my way through the cold on foot. I don't mind walking, but I hate being cold.
In the evening, I had friends over for board games. We drank tea from the china I brought from home after Christmas and tried out the new molasses cookie recipe I found online (verdict: delicious while warm, too hard afterwards). At some point we graduated to red wine.
This morning I bought a vacuum cleaner off Craigslist. We've been using our landlord's industrial one sporadically, but I'm tired of having to put in requests for it. The fellow I bought the vacuum cleaner from is selling everything and moving to Central America to learn Spanish. He knows some of my current and former Spanish-speaking housemates and very obligingly drove me home so that I didn't have to drag my new vacuum cleaner through the snow.
Now I'm settling in to work: translations of the Odyssey and a paper on the goals and program of the Thirty Tyrants of Ancient Athens.