How now, gentle readers! And may you be well. And how goes it with me? Methinks it is like a weasel.
Pardon me. I am just really excited! This week my school hosted a Shakespeare festival in honor of the Bard's 446th birthday (April 23rd.) As a tragedy geek, I adore Shakespeare--he is one of my favorite writers--so I was pleased to see all of the fuss being made over him, even if most of my classmates could not care less. Tis tough to be an English major in these wanton times...
At school, we had a sonnet writing contest (I placed second!), a film series (I watched Olivier's Othello, which was wonderful, but I missed Brando's Julius Caesar because I had to work. How soon my sorrow has destroyed my face. :( ), and Friday we had a birthday party for Will, complete with cake and costumed faculty and students roaming the hallways. I didn't have a class that morning, so I spent an hour watching the festivities and, of course, partaking in the cake.
I honored the Bard by watching my friend Daniel masquerade as a peasant while I shouted at him to act like Dennis (He refused. He's oppressing me...); being subjected to the boastings of Falstaff, the ravings of Hamlet, and the proselytizing of Friar Lawrence (as played by my World Lit. professor. My professor being my professor, his sermon was out of one of Nietzsche's works); and sitting next to my friend Boyd as he, contrarion trivia nerd that he is, heckled everyone by pointing out historical anachronisms in their portrayals. I think he was just mad because I am a fellow trivia nerd and guessed the identity of more characters than he did, so he felt that he had to distinguish himself somehow else. *nerd victory dance* Ahem. Anyway, how did you celebrate Will's birthday?
Also, on the Blogger Playgound, which, if it's anything like the playgrounds I frequented in elementary school, means I am the strange girl who walks around talking to herself at recess, I was tagged four times for the Seven Things series.
Penguins tagged me to list seven things that should not exist:
1. Traffic jams
2. High heels
4. The little fringy things on the edges of notebook paper
5. Comprehensive finals
7. Fake cheese (an utter abomination)
Feathery tagged me to list seven things I wished I could have unlimited amount of:
3. Powdered donuts
5. Nonfringed college-ruled notebook paper
6. Money to tour Europe to my heart's content
Sky tagged me to list seven things I do when someone really annoys me:
2. roll my eyes
3. If on online forums, lecture them while cramming every SAT word I know into my sentences and snidely pointing out logical fallacies in their argument
4. If driving and being tailgated, slam on my brakes
6. stare blankly
7. employ brutal sarcasm
Spammy tagged me to list seven things that I have read in a book that were really awesome:
1. the ending of Rebecca (The whole book is an exercise of brilliant foreshadowing. Tis why it's my favorite.)
2. the ending of Agatha Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
3. The creature's abandonment speech in Frankenstein, in which he chastises Victor for creating him and then rejecting him. It makes me cry every time I read it...
4. The ending of Of Mice and Men. Another one that makes me sob uncontrollably.
5. Terry Pratchett's Discworld (the whole alternative universe)
6. Faulkner's stream of consciousness technique
7. Poe's "The Raven." I love the alliteration. *poetry geeks out*
I tag Jourdie, Lauren, Serena, and Math is a Plentiful Harvest. I was going to force, I mean, ask the folks I tagged to list their seven favorite Shakespearean plays or characters, but upon noticing my own character list contained Iago and Lady Macbeth (DO NOT JUDGE ME!), I instead task you with naming your favorite fictional villains. Muahahahahaha If I had a highly stylized moustache, I would be twirling it with my finger right now.
And with that, my work here is done. Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow. :D