2007-11-18 - 8:26 p.m.

My dad sent me some birthday money, so today I finally bought new glasses. I'm disappointed they're kind of ordinary-looking, but they're better than the purple ones I almost bought.

I am thinking of getting a haircut, except I don't know what kind. Probably I'll go to the haircut place and say "You went to school for this, so what kind of hair am I supposed to look good with?" and then proceed to ignore everything the stylist suggests in favor of something more ordinary.

Safe glasses and a safe haircut to make me feel safe with the onset of the cold. It is a natural thing, like muskrats who build extra-thick walls to prepare for a difficult winter. I am about to turn 24, and I get the feeling change is going to hit me and I need to be ready.

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