Victory post

So it’s a little late (4:36 a.m. by my watch) but this post is absolutely necessary.

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I just finished writing my last undergraduate English essay! And the people who live above me ALMOST complied with my iffy writing schedule. Usually they thump and bang and move furniture and go bowling and compete in the lumberjack games from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., my normal writing time. But today, because I was hungover and started writing late, they managed to hold off until JUST NOW! Which is super, because I’m no longer writing – only trying to sleep! I’m super glad they decided to go out on the clangy metal fire escape and start yelling at each other at 4:39 a.m. It’s just the best. So thanks, upstairs neighbours, for kind of helping me write my last undergraduate English essay but not at all helping me sleep.

If there’s anything undergrad has taught me, it’s that sleep is for the weak. Also that student┬álounges are for the nap.

With that, I rush merrily off to the printer this eve morn and whip off my last undergraduate English essay to hand in in approximately six hours! HUZZAH!

Pedantic rantic

Today in my Shakespearean Sonnets class, a gentleman referred to Shakespeare’s language as “Old English.” In response, I attempted to make his brain asplode with my eyes. Thankfully my professor saw me glaring death-darts at the student, and helpfully stepped in with “Actually, Elizabethan English is quite modern. It might be a little beyond the grasp of our tongues, but it’s certainly not as old as English gets.”

And this the week after exploring agenbite of inwit, which isn’t even Old old English, but rather, Middle, and still about 300 years before Shakespeare’s time. If only people took more time to study the history of English