Bah, this past week and the upcoming weeks are getting a bit crazy. Today I had to recite a 25 line prose/poetry from memory (I chose Viola’s soliloquy at the end of Act II Scene 2 when, disguised as Cesario, she figures out that Olivia is in love with her from Twelfth Night) for my 211 class. I screwed up on “now, alas the day;” I said, “alas, now the day” lol. And then I had to be prompted for the next line because I blanked after my screw up.
Next week I have an essay due in my Advanced Writing class, and a portfolio due in my Bible Lit class (the last portfolio took me about 6 hours to complete, just to give you an idea).
In my Contemporary Novels class the students are teaching the next three books on our syllabus, The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie (by the way, have you seen his smokin’ hot wife, Padma Lakshmi? I guess she’s not the first chick that’s married a fugly dude). American Pastoral by Philip Roth, and Underworld by Don Delillo (which I don’t even plan on reading — I’ve heard it’s really good but, sweet lord, 1000 pages? I just don’t have time to read that much with four other English classes! Plus, I don’t really enjoy Delillo’s style so much. I read White Noise and getting through that was like running a triathalon). My group, American Pastoral goes on the 18th and apparently we’re expected to be able to fill up at least three class days? Help! That’s 3 hours and 45 minutes ugh. We just found this out today, by the way. We thought that we would only have to present for like 15 minutes, haha. OH WE WERE WRONG. Also, there are no Sparknotes, Cliff’s Notes, Pink Monkey Notes, NOTHING for it. I’m not saying that I’m a lazy student… well maybe. Also, the same day my group has to present we have an essay due. Thanks!
THEN that Thursday I have to do a presentation for my 211 class (again) on “epic features of Paradise Lost.” So if you know any good articles on that, send them this way haha.
So hopefully by the night of the 20th I’ll be able to breathe again
OH APRIL! YOU ARE OUT TO KILL ME!