Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Random Fact #22

Random Fact #22: The word "hoosegow," which is a silly euphemism for the word "prison," comes from the Spanish word "juzgado," which means "court."

Source: R. W. Holder's How Not To Say What You Mean: A Dictionary of Euphemisms.

Sometimes when I'm working on something in the library and I need to take a quick break, I get up and start wandering around the bookshelves. If you go in deep enough, it gets really quiet and you can start to believe that you're alone in this enormous library stuffed to the gills with books on every subject imaginable. 

Tonight, my eyes were getting a little droopy while I was reading Shakespeare's King Lear, so I wandered off and stumbled upon this book. I just couldn't leave it.

DISNEY WORLD!!! Spring Break 2015

Blogger's note: This post was supposed to be published over a week ago, but for some reason, my mobile app didn't upload it. This is the only post I have so far detailing my Spring Break Adventure at Disney World; all the other nights, I was too exhausted to do anything but collapse. You can ask my sister. I kept falling asleep when I was supposed to be helping her plan the next day in the parks. I probably will hit at least the higlights at some point, though, because the trip was AWESOME!!!

Hi, friends! 

It's Spring Break, and I've arrived at Walt Disney World with my family! We're staying at the Art of Animation resort. My bed folds out of the wall and can be used as a table during the day. It's kinda cool.

Tomorrow we're going to Animal Kingdom! Should be awesome. Disney World is my absolute FAVORITE place to go on vacation, and I've been looking forward to this trip for a long time.

This is our first Disney trip using MagicBands. So far, I'm a fan. Your park tickets, room keys, and charge account are all on the Bands. They're completely waterproof, conveniently attached to your wrist so you don't lose them, and you can personalize them, too!

We didn't do a whole lot today. We checked in, ate at the food court, and wandered around the Art of Animation resort as well as the Pop Century resort, which is just across the lake from our area and easily accessible via a bridge.

Very excited about this week. My family and I have made some FastPass reservations (because that's a thing now). My sister and I are going to do a little casual DisneyBounding. We brought a few green accessories for St. Patrick's Day. We've got a few dinner reservations at some cool restaurants, too!

Until next blog, have a magical day!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Shakespeare Memes: Futurama Hamlet

I've been wanting to bring back Shakespeare Memes since the start of semester, and by King Hamlet's ghost, tonight's the night!

We had a pre-reading lecture on Hamlet yesterday. That combined with my fuzzy memories of reading it last year brought a few memes into my mind.

In the lecture, we talked about tragedy and how the protagonist in a tragedy has a fatal flaw that leads to his eventual fall. It was suggested that Hamlet's tragic flaw is his indecision.

Hamlet wonders whether he should kill himself.

Hamlet wonders whether he should obey the wishes of his father's ghost and avenge the late King Hamlet's murder at the hands of his brother.

Hamlet in a nutshell:

I'd really love to make this into a series and do a few memes for each play we read in class (which means I have some catching up to do). To view the original Shakespeare Memes post from my Shakespeare class in junior year, click here.

Dubstep Hamlet

Just when you think you've seen it all...

I'm very grateful to Elizabeth Baker for publishing this article and making my night of research a little more entertaining. I didn't have time to read the actual article the other night, but I might have to go back and find it.

Dubstep Hamlet. What I would give to watch William Shakespeare watch that performance...

Rainbow Dash?

I'm trying very hard to make a Rainbow Dash joke. But the sad truth is that the rainbow is on my windshield and not my dashboard.

I went down to my car last night, and every single car in the garage had its windows all misted over. We've been having some heat and humidity the past few days. The light coming through the misty window made a really awesome rainbow.

Creepy Creeper

That moment when you turn around and there's a green explosive monster staring through the door at you...

For those unfamiliar with the game Minecraft, this is a Creeper. It's called a Creeper because its favorite thing is to creep up on you. 

And then explode.