Various reasons including a) my inability to cook an ommelette (an *ommelette!*
b) the rain
c) money (or lack thereof)
d) My last ever shift at the coffeehouse being schedule swapped so I had nothing to do all evening.
e) A sense of doom and despair and futility about logisitcs and the future and such.
Lights in the darkness, however have been:
a) The Half Price Book Store. Which is one of my favourite places in KC. I wandered there on my own this afternoon and found some great things - Birthday presents for my sister (a hefty slab of a book full of glossy pages and street photography, and a book of essays about the constructed reality of photography) and Badday presents for myself (a book of weegee photographs, and a little book about photomontage which is filled with someone else's highlighting and scribbling and so makes me even happier than the book alone would have.)
c) This classified ad:
"PEEPING TOM WATCHING ME SHOWER To the girl who has been watching me shower and get ready in teh morning by looking through my window... I am leaving it open on purpose. Come over. Hope you like what you see."
Oh wow it makes an hour of trawling the classifieds entirely worth it.
d) I found two playing cards on the street today (2 of Clubs and 7 of hearts)