one of my eardrums is all stuffed up! i don't know how that happened, like-- maybe it is water from the shower? but i don't hear anything slosh around. what else clogs your ear? wax build up? are bees living in my head? i knew reading neil gaiman & bird chick's blogs were going to do something awful to me! anyhow, it is bugging the shit out of me. bugging the shit. also, this morning on the train i saw dudes get into a fight, i think because one guy was wearing red & the other guy blue. like in that awesome babylon five episode. it wasn't that awesome though; it only lasted a stop. then the one guy who stayed on the train acted like he was maybe going to try to intimidate me, since i'd been openly watching them go at it? but then i think as he got close to me & saw i was much bigger than him, he changed his mind & sat down. anyhow, there are a lot of boxes in the store today, so back to the millstone! also, only one of the boxes had presents, knives from pamela. i was hoping for my elric books. with the strike-out of powell's sending me an email to tell me they were lying about having three hearts & three lions in stock.