All I saw was "Jeremy Brett" and I dissolved into a puddle of happy.
@Slanted & Enchanted It was more that she found I refused to give up something for Lent because that isn't what my family did and then she proceeded to give me hell about it because "DON'T YOU KNOW WE DO THAT TO SYMBOLIZE JESUS DYING ON THE CROSS FOR US?" because giving up chocolate for Lent=being crucified.
Why yes, I did go to a Catholic college (and a Catholic high school).
@daisicles Nah, for a test essay it was just WRITE IT DOWN AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE and then go home. With papers you have research and cover pages and bibliography and way too much procrastination.
@daisicles I remember she liked writing essays, but then again everyone did but me (I'm one of the rare ones who actually prefers tests because you study and BAM test is done while my perfectionist side comes out writing essays).
I knew a fellow English major in college that didn't like poetry, plays, novels, or short stories. She didn't like the other major she was in either. The only real conversation I ever had with her was an argument over Lent and even that was confusing.
I still don't understand why anyone would want to be an English major and not like anything in it. Did she like the critical theory portion of it????? I don't know.
(pssst my personal favorite poem right now is "On Raglan Road" by Patrick Kavanagh)
One word: NANOWRIMO! Which means for me listening to a bunch of weirdly cheerful WWI songs that figure out whether they were performed in earnest or sarcastically, it's hard to tell. "Bonsoir, old thing, cheer-i-o, chin, chin, nah-poo, toodle-oo, good bye-ee!"
Your grandfather sounds like the best grandfather!
@di The last brand-new thing I really read was "Cinnamon & Gunpowder" by Eli Brown, which was all about a lady pirate and the grumpy chef she kidnaps in order to cook her one splendid meal a week. It was surprisingly hilarious and then there are the hairpin turns that make one want to weep.
I'm just reminded of the time I was was walking past the Apple Store and saw a parent buy their two year-old an iPad. First thing she did upon receiving said iPad? Smash it on the floor.
On Lionel Shriver on obesity and the surplus of attractive characters in fiction: "The solution is to get a grip and put human beauty in perspective"
@themegnapkin "Not Having To Stress About Grades: The Natural Beautifier"