Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees) wrote,
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
garnettrees

  • Mood:

That Was A Little Too Close

And, coming to you Live and In Various Shades of Panicky Red from the University Computer Lab...

Remember last night, when I said I had to do that WWI paper? Well, after being gratifyingly distracted by Revenge of the Sith's deleted scenes, I finally settled down to write it at about 10:00 pm. I just needed the book.
I looked for it.
And looked for it.
And looked (read, torn the place apart) for it.
Nothing. Nada. Arimasen.

Then I remembered that the book I needed (Blood of Our Sons by Nicoletta F. Gullace) was the one book I hadn't been able to purchase at the bookstore. I'd intended to buy it later, and completely forgot.
So I didn't have the book.
Okay, I told myself, I'll just go down the the library early tomorrow morning, take the book out from the reserves, and write my paper in the hour and a half before class. It's only one page. No problem.

I got to the library at 8:15 am this morning. The librarian told me that, unfortunately, my professorhad not placed the book on reserve.
"We do have it in the library..." he began.
I relaxed.
"... but both copies were stolen."
"WHAT!?" Now I was in a real panic.
"You should call your professor," said the painfully naive librarian.
"I can't do that! If I couldn't get ahold of the book, I should have told him weeks ago!"

So I ran, literally ran, all the way across campus to the bookstore, hoping against hope that they might have a copy left.
They did. There is a God in Heaven and She's Smiled Down On Me.

I got the computer labs at 8:55. I read the introduction and the first chapter, then realized I'd read part of this book for my Women in European History class. Even better, I could definitely write a page on the redefinition of British citizenship through the feminist war effort.
And so I did. I just finished it.

... that was still Way, Way Too Close. *is dead*
-Meredith
who's heart may stop pounding sometime next year.
Subscribe

  • Armistice Day (May You All Find Some Measure of Peace)

    Reposting this, because it never stops being relevant: We talk a lot on Veteran's Day about those who have given their service. We also talk about…

  • Out Goes the Horse, In Comes the Sheep

    Well, the Christmas tree has been put up and subsequently taken down; the menorah candles have been extinguished for the year, and all the latkes…

  • Older, But No Wiser

    *waves tiredly* Hi. I've been MIA (or perhaps POW, after you hear my Tale of Woe) from LJ for just about two months now. A lot can happen in two…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 3 comments