Friend 1: My daughter lost her first tooth and my son made the travel soccer team!
Me: Oh wow, that's awesome!
Friend 2: Nice. Hey, that new restaurant opened, we should try it out.
Me: Good idea. Oh, guess what?!
Me: I found a copy of the Cambridge edition of The Great Gatsby online for $11!
Hyperbole, yes. My friends would likely smile and nod at least. Haha, but that's my life right now, full of weirdly exciting moments here and there, but with whom to share them? You think I'm kidding? Here is my list of personal excitement for the past week or so:
*One professor told me I read very well (it was poetry, Wordsworth, and chock full of crazy punctuation...I impressed myself)!
*I had a less than ten minute conversation with a professor whose focus is in the same time period as my studies, discussing American canon and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and it was among the best minutes of my week.
*I didn't cry once on the way home from my Thursday class last week (this could change; I have nine weeks to go).
*I found and bought the Cambridge edition of The Great Gatsby online for $11 (yes, that was true. Yes, it's a very good thing. No, I didn't try to put it into conversation with my friends).
*Purdue Owl's site has literary theory definitions AND help to form your thesis!
"New Levels of Excitement - Things Only a Nerd Could Love"