Look what came in the mail today:
The chocolates are from my grandparents and the fruit is from my sister, both for my bar passage. Thankfully, everyone in my family hates those disgusting cordial cherry things, so whenever we give each other See's candies we send the "nuts and chews" selection, so it's full of tasty nut clusters. Whenever we get chocolates from non-family members, the box sits on the coffee table with a steak knife inside so we can dissect each one to prevent unintended chocolate/fruit mixes on our picky palates.
And check out that fruit, yo! It must be the "tropical" selection, with not one but two avocados (someone's making guacamole tonight!), a couple kiwis, and a gigantor pineapple, which I'll have to learn how to slice up.
On another note, I put up a new profile picture. My mom sent it to me, said it was taken by the Hubble. It's been called the "Eye of God" by admirers, and is also the subject of a oft-forwarded email claiming it appears every 3000 years and performs "miracles." Well, no. But it is real and called the Helix Nebula, and can be seen all the time (nebulas don't appear and disappear like comets or something). More can be found here. Isn't it pretty though? Let's pretend it's god's eye anyway. She's going to have to watch me two-time the rest of the cosmos for awhile.
(Don't forget to tell me where you are. We're a pretty coastal bunch so far.)