as it turns out, today will go down in oline history for two equally revelatory, incredibly disparate things.
(1) it was the day i met with the department supervisor for my induction into the department (a terminology that would imply admission into the military, but is- to all appearances- a fancy british way of saying "orientation") and had my first moment of "holy shit, i'm a doctoral student."
(2) it was also the day that, at very long last, i found the eggs. they were not by the bread, but by the sugar. and they are, evidently, a "freedom food."