Hi guys! Guess what? I found a robin egg today!!! It was simultaneously sad and really beautiful; as I don’t think any little birdies will be popping out of their shells anytime soon, this poor egg must have fallen from the nest. But the eggshells are the most beautiful shade of blue, and I’ve never seen a robin’s egg before, so it was quite exciting for me.
So now that I’ve bragged about something that wasn’t even my doing, I am going to fill you in a bit on what’s been happening with me over the past couple weeks.
Every college student dreams of seeing the college professor in his/her natural habitat. What does their house look like? Is it covered by a thick carpet of papers waiting to be marked up in red? Are there books from floor to ceiling? And most importantly, is there free food involved?
The answers were, in short, no, yes and hellz yes, but allow me to elaborate. My friend the Balrog (you can also call her Jason Bourne, because that’s how badass she is, heehee) invited me to a party at Professor Tom Hill’s house, and the offer was just too good to pass up!
I took Scottish Literature with Professor Hill last semester and loved it. For those of you who have not had the delight of meeting Prof. Hill, let me assure you that he is the most adorable medievalist you will ever meet; his enthusiasm for Buffy is endearing and his knowledge of Scottish ballads is extensive to say the least. The Balrog and I made our way through the thick fog aaaaall the way to Dryden where Professor Hill lives. When we arrived at his driveway, I was pretty sure I had arrived at the land of the Faeries. Which may sound nice, until you read enough Scottish ballads. That’s when you discover that Faerie is a freaking scary place. Needless to say I clung to my darling Balrog’s arm as we made our way up the driveway.
Fortunately, we found ourselves not in the clutches of the domineering and dangerously cunning Faerie Queene, but rather in the cozy, cluttered basement of Professor Hill’s house. We had quite a bit of fun hanging out and listening to Professor Hill’s famous jokes, but the best part?
SWEET COCOA PUFFS. THIS LIBRARY.I would be lying if I didn’t say that my friends and I spent the majority of our time in the library, not socializing and browsing this treasure trove of sci-fi and medieval stuffs. IT. WAS. AWESOME.
Well, I had better get some sleep…the next couple days will be grueling to say the least. But I am breathing, I am in good health, and most importantly, I now know what I want my library to look like when I have my own house. I hope everyone is enjoying the springtime! I shall leave you with more pictures of springiness, yaaaaay!