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18 March 2008 @ 12:04 pm
Stay off the grass  
Yucky day, yucky day...I can deal with it being dark out if there's actual rain, but what we've been getting isn't even drizzle. It's mist. When I first came here, I wondered whether we'd be yelled at for walking on the grass--our school has these expansive lawns (not quite as big as Swarthmore's, those ones are enormous), and they were beautiful at the time (it was the end of August). I then decided that I was paying $30,000 a year to walk on this grass, and I was going to walk on it, dammit. Well, I got mine. I took a short-cut across a lawn to get to our student center, and found out the reason nobody has been when my feet sank into thick mud. Should've known...all the snow's been melting, and it's been raining, and all that. My shoes were caked with mud by the time I got across.

Also bought breakfast, and gave half of it to a squirrel. Sometimes those Starbucks cakes feel fattening. And I think 'no wonder we've got the fattest squirrels on the face of the earth.' However, they are also the friendliest. They'll come right up to you--if you're lucky, they might actually eat out of  your hand. The best I've gotten is the front feet on my shoe.

I was good, though, and did some writing. I had stopped for a few days, since we had a test yesterday. Even though he gives us the questions on the syllabus, they're all essay, and they're frickin' hard. He isn't so worried about us remembering all the facts from history, as much as wanting us to think about the effect. And I found the problem with knowing a whole lot of sh*t about Greece and Rome (the question being "How Greek was Rome?") is that you've got to find sources for what you already know. I felt like a loser, too, because when I took the test I ended up writing a page and a half on that question. Everyone else was dredging up stuff from the lectures, which he didn't have much time to talk about in the first place.

But yes, the next part of my story is coming later today or tomorrow. Y'know that friend that everybody seems to have, that always has a dirty joke stored away, ready to whip out at a moment's notice? Well, Medeus seems to have taken that form. He's kinda pervy, in the most lovable way. I guess he gets divine retribution, in a way.

And more recs:

trust_n0_1 writes some loverly stories. I ended up reading most of them to make myself feel better.

And mysid <== If you're into Remus/Sirius or Good Omens (and some other stuff)....check her out! She's quite possibly one of my favorite authors. Her R/S "Lovers for Tonight" series is actually at the top of my list at the moment. (On a side note, if you like Harry Potter but haven't read Good Omens, go read it NOW! It's one of the most hilarious books ever.)

Current Location: Alexander music builing
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Apolcalyptica - Nothing Else Matters
See you later, instigator: Remus/Sirius2 (the_8th_square & teh_indyoudeteron on March 18th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
The weather is being crazy now, period. We're just getting snow in the second half of March here!

I like questions where you're pretty much forced to think about the topic at hand, but it's obvious those are harder than just learning the facts. ("How Greek was Rome?" Well...depends. And then I'd jump straight into a rant about Hadrian without even bothering to define Rome as, well, Rome. So it is a bit tricky. XD)

Good luck with the next part of the story! Your Medeus has been extremely lovable, yeah. Glad to know he's getting even more so. ; )

*marks the recs* I've read some of mysid's R/S stuff, actually. Really liked it.
MissTeacakesmissteacakes on March 18th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Snow in March isn't uncommon here (we've gotten it in April before), but the jumps in temperature are. It was 20 degrees last night, now it's 50.

My teacher likes to make fun of "normal" history tests by giving us insanely hard extra credit questions, like who prompted the saying "drawing a line in the sand?" I just started going on about the difference between the societies, and the fact that every Greek society had some way of keeping their king in check. Even the "semi-barbaric" Macedonians...
See you later, instigator: Remus/Sirius1 (by wild_huntress)oudeteron on March 19th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised just by the snow, it happens in Spring here sometimes too. But it does irritate me that we had such a mild winter for the most part and now we get this. (Aren't jumps in temperature awesome? Always a chance to get a cold.)

Heh, as long as they're extra credit questions...I like collecting random bits of info like that, but I'd be a little freaked if I had such a question just thrown at me. And I think the "semi-barbaric" Macedonians always had quite effective ways to keep a hold of their kings. Like assassinating them. XD