skipping stat as we speak. granted i have no right to skip, no reason either. i got sleep. i woke up feeling refreshed and calm, being held like a stuffed animal.
i don't have anything major to do today; in fact, it's the height of self-indulgence to skip a thursday morning class b/c after 12:35 on thursday, the weekend begins. somehow though i just can't muster up the guilt. rebecca and i are sitting in my room, discussing the ancient "state for the jews" or "jewish state" question, which is at least ten times more productive than scribbling down whatever phil scribbles up on the board. (so much israel recently. two good conversations w/ louisa and one w/ susan roth, with whom i left the Offended Jews discussion dinner. she lamented that the leftist partyline is anti-israel so everyone assumes she is and should be. she's a communist in brightly patched jeans who doesn't shave, votes green, plays the acoustic guitar -- has a folk show, actually --, loves notes from the underground ... hell, i assumed she was anti-israel.)
lock stock and two smoking barrels tonite at 11 for anyone who's interested. should be a good distraction from all this politics.