Will's Coffee House

John Dryden, Dramatist, Critic, Poet Laureate, and my ancestor, frequented a coffee house called Will's almost daily, where he would hold forth on sundry subjects with great wit and aplomb. Same deal here, only without the wit or aplomb.

Location: Large Midwestern City, Midwestern State, United States

I am a stranger in a sane land...

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Light at the End of the Tunnel---

--is the headlights of the oncoming train.

Which is to say that I finally--finally--finished my grading. Yes, you won't have to hear me Bitch & Moan about that for...well, at least another week.

Unfortunately, I chose to celebrate my completion of grading by doing what all people in my romantic situation do--drinking alone. Several--rather too many--glasses of incredibly cheap red wine last night. On an empty stomach.

And this morning, I ponder--does anything give you a worse hangover than cheap red wine? (Except for drinking champagne over several hours under a hot sun, which as a practice is, I believe, banned under the Geneva convention--my God is that a suicidal practice.)

So today will be spent, head in hands, whimpering about how life isn't fair. Which should amuse my students to no end...


Blogger phd me said...

Well, it certainly amuses me. Glad you finished the grading before you finished the bottle - or the box. :)

11:16 AM  
Blogger Jehanus Bleak said...

I disagree. The outcome would have been much more entertaining, if perhaps less desirable in the long run, had the bottles preceded the grading. BTW, was the allusion to UB40 intentional?

5:33 AM  
Blogger BrightStar said...

I agree that both drinks (cheap red wine and champagne consumed under a hot sun) result in awful, I-want-to-die, I-will-never-drink-again sort of hangovers. I hope yours went away fairly promptly, and.... drink more water next time. :)

6:03 AM  

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