Hello, beloved readers! Today, I must confess, I have gotten a bit out of hand. You know how sometimes you have a good idea, one that is slightly funny or witty, but which, once you get it going, you find yourself unable to stop until you swerve into a fast lane of ridiculousness that overwhelms your sense of self preservation, dignity and good sense?
Okay, well, it happens to me all the time.
For example, I am teaching an independent study this fall on Old English (no, not Shakespeare. No, not Chaucer. Never mind. If you want to know, you can take the class), and, unfortunately, my dedicated and brilliant students kept getting interrupted by people wandering into my office. So the solution we came up with was to hang a little sign on my office door. Voilà!
Of course, once I had such a sign, and I saw that it was reversible, I had to add something to the, well, reverse:
But there's more! You see, these lovely door signs came in a package of eight, so, of course, I had to fill them out with increasingly stranger and more inappropriate messages. I tried to stop. I really did. But I just couldn't. Please don't judge me.