I realize that most of the time I’m endlessly gushing over Oxford classes and Oxford life, so I thought I’d share one of my less glamorous moments of studying here in England; namely, staying in for Halloween in order to finish my tutorial paper for tomorrow. The tutorial system is really all about personal time management, so slacking off early in the week (or changing your paper topic three times like I did) results in the lovely ‘essay crisis’. Thus, I’m wistfully glancing out my second-story window (perfect for people watching) at the trick-or-treaters running by and taking Facebook breaks to enviously sneak peeks at my friends Halloween costumes. This essay is on The Taming of the Shrew though, which is one of my favorite Shakespeare comedies (second only to Twelfth Night) so I don’t want to make a halfhearted effort.
However, I did have a ton of fun this weekend hosting again, this time some HC girls traveling over from Italy! We were able to take them to formal hall on Friday (to see us in the full glory of our harry potter robes) and walk around in the lovely mild English weather (sorry about the snow in New England, guys).