Tomorrow (well, actually, later today, looking at the clock!) is the last day of classes for summer semester at university. I will miss my Intro to Classical Lit course. It has been really stimulating, with great students in the class and a fantastic instructor, Dannu Hutwohl. And I love reading the ancient Greek and Roman texts, in translation. My favorites were the Iliad, by Homer, and the Aeneid, by Virgil. My least favorite was Plato. 😛
I haven’t decided yet what to take for fall semester. A couple of classes that look good to me and which are given at the right time of day (that is, without involving commuting during morning or afternoon rush hour) are London from 1500-1660: Urban Spaces and Popular Culture; and The History of Water. I was interested in Contemporary Greek Literature after hearing a lecture by its instructor yesterday during our Classical Lit class, but then I discovered that I’d have to fight the morning rush hour into the city to get to it, and it’s just not worth it. That rush hour commute takes all the fun out of life.
Ohio State University’s course catalog is not very user-friendly, at least not to me. I’m sure there are other courses I’d love to take, but finding them is nearly impossible unless you already know where to look. I long for the old-fashioned days of paper course catalogs that you could browse through. See how old I am?
Before fall semester begins in late August, I’ll be visiting a friend in D.C. for a few days. Hopefully I’ll remember to take my camera. 😛 Then I will have my surgery, from which I should be well-recovered by the time school starts.
At least, that’s the plan, which is a lot different from what I thought I’d be doing, which was going on a week-long Medieval camping trip with my friends, and 10,000 other SCA folks, at the Pennsic War. This is the second year that my health has foiled my Pennsic plans. No Pennsic for me this year, either… But I’ll get there yet, hopefully in 2019! At least I did get to go to the place where it is held and camp with about 500 other SCA folks in May, at Aethelmearc War Practice 2018. It was such fun!