Gone Circe, or the Madness of a Literature Student

From the desk of Robert's shattered sense of time and reason: Please excuse Robert from his blogging duties tomorrow, Thursday, 11 December 2008. He will not have slept all night due to procrastination brought about by fear of not finishing: --8-10 pp paper on Ulysses --4-5 pp paper on The Tell-Tale Heart --3-5 pp paper comparing Macbeth, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra --2 pp discussing an important aspect of The Tempest that would have been detailed had Robert not fallen under fifty pounds of recording/performing equipment and missed class --A fourth close reading of The Tempest to ensure a quick, sane, and logical analysis as a final in class assignment based off of critical work provided on site --5 papers detailing relevant out of class experiential learning that technically isn't supposed to be graded by will drop grades in three courses by one full letter if not produced --4 papers reacting to dreadful film adaptations of Richard III, King Lear, Merchant of Venice (truthfully, not that bad), Macbeth --The last two chapters of Ulysses for the inevitable quiz asking what the significance of the color of the garment described by Stephen in chapter 17 means in relation to Buck Mulligan or two equally ridiculous questions without the assistance of caffeine, as he will still be running a two hour rehearsal for high school students involved in a musical. These students mean well, but cannot reconcile that the notes played on the piano are the notes they will sing. As such, Robert, a high tenor, winds up singing everything from Soprano to Bass in the style required for the show, lest they imitate his weak, dog whistle of a falsetto or awkward teenage boy singing quietly in the back row for the required art credit barely there bass. Robert may safely return to blogging on Friday, 12 December 2008. He is responsible for making up all missed assignments and will do so as soon as humanly possible. Thank you for your patience.