A fine day today, overcast, with a light rain whispering the warmth of spring (to be purple about it). Finished Lucky Jim in the morning, which was adequate so far as novels go, but nothing out of the ordinary. Into college to, idle before the morning meal, which last I spent in moderate socialization with three other barbarians of various stripe. To the wholefood store for my customary loaf & milk, then returned to room to spend some time in the contemplation of Hellenistic & early Roman history. Usual tea & reading, out for a film, and return to room.