Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen

Spirit of the law

I want to say: if I can describe you in a single word, you're not going to like that word. The converse is, I can't describe much of anybody I like in a single word, because I tend to like people who are more complex than that. (Yes, yes, scottjames: the Great ComplicaTOR strikes again.) So if you've posted that meme, please don't feel bad that I'm not describing you in one word. I tried it once or twice last time it came around on the guitar, and I didn't like it.

I also suspect I would argue or possibly mope about any attempted one-word summations of my own character. So.

In other news, I have declared an exception to the one-month book-buying moratorium. In my family, we have the rule that one is not allowed to buy oneself books (or CDs, DVDs, clothes unless strictly necessary, etc.) for the month before one's birthday. This is because my grandfather had a habit of going out and buying himself all the books he knew he wanted a week before his birthday and leaving the rest of us scrambling for something to give him. So to keep the present-space clear, the one-month book moratorium. My birthday will be July 26, same as it is every year. Therefore I'm in the blackout period.

But really, could this possibly apply to our trip to London? Of course it could not. Because it will not get into anyone else's presentspace if I buy a thing or two there that I couldn't buy here, so it's obedient to the spirit if not the letter of the law.

Right? Of course right.

What kind of birthday present rules do you have?
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