>i’m feeling jittery, alive, wired. an altered state perhaps, or maybe just experiencing some arterial wonder from this evening’s indulgences.

i should confess that we went to burdick’s tonight (after seeing an intimate performance of ‘the blue room’ at the loeb ex). greg (who amazingly agreed to come with me to the play about a half-hour’s notice beforehand) and i indulged in sumptuous, rich mochas and a decadent chocolate tasting plate with four gems that we hand-selected: trinidad, pistache, honey caramel truffle (with lemon pepper), and brazilia. each soft bite was heavenly. you know how they say that chocolate is an absolute aphrodisiac… :) anyway, that’s why i think i’m in a quasi-euphoria at the moment. so much yummy chocolate in my tummy puts me in quite a state.

the strange sensations in my head also could well be my jet-lag hitting once again. since coming back from china on tuesday night (after 28 hours of various transports from hong kong baptist university to the frathouse–including a taxi, the airport express train, the flight that crossed over the arctic, a four-hour delay at newark because boston was in the middle of a blizzard [or something as severe as to shut down the airport completely], the flight to logan, and a taxi ride home), my sleep (and eating) schedule has been completely out of sync. after going to bed around 11pm on tuesday, i woke up the next day in a daze. looking out the window, i saw the sunshine was at half intensity, meaning it was either morning or evening. oh, dear. i crawled out and looked with disbelief at the clock: it was 7pm. i slept for 20 hours?! oh well, just enough time to do laundry and cook some frozen shrimp + pork + cabbage wontons.

since then i have been getting up, wide-eyed, at 4am, and taking three-hour naps in the middle of the day. i don’t mind being erratic usually, but this is a little too rebellious. good thing i don’t start work until monday, or else there would be more drool than usual on the keyboard.

(just kidding, paul! visualization research rocks!)

i had a really great time tonight. meeting up with greg was almost a fluke. he’s one of those people that you meet at random events with different yet intersecting groups of friends. every time we meet we get along pretty well, reintroducing ourselves only to find that we’re already naturally quite familiar with the other. i decided to email him tonight, and get to know him directly instead of bumping into him unpredictably at harvard shindigs. we had a fun evening; i only wish i had met him sooner! there’s something so redeeming and reassuring about making a new friend. it’s like the world makes sense for just one fleeting moment.

the weekend awaits; tomorrow, sand, sunshine, and strawberries. oh, how i’ve missed boston!

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