This is a semester of early rising for me. In order to be awake and alert (and present!) at my 8:00 class Mondays and Wednesdays at school and the 9:15 Chinese class Tuesdays and Thursdays on the unaccustomed Upper East Side, I'm getting up while it's still dark out. The city's lovely in first pink light - even when there's not sticky snow all over everything! Only problem: I can't get used to going to bed earlier... !