Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dropping plates.

With all that plate-spinning, it was bound to happen.

First, I seem to have lost the final paper of one of my students. I graded it, recorded the grade, and remember it, but when I went to hand it back....nowhere to be found. Damn.

More grievously, I cannot find anywhere, at home or in my office, my reading copy of Paradise Lost. With 20 years worth of marginal notes. I don't think I'd have lent it to a student, but I have very blurry memory of the last hectic semester. I've turned my book-rooms over trying to find it. It's loss is, honestly, making me a little sick to my stomach, especially as I was going to spend the rest of the month writing an article on PL. Sure, I have other copies, but hells bells I simply can't lose the one with all my notes, cross-references, and ephemera slid in.

5 comments:

Blue Cheese said...

You will find it. Just not look for it, and you will see it. Or, have me over. I am a notorious finder of other people's stuff.

Ink said...

Oh nooooooooooooooooo! I hope that they both suface soon. Especially the PL.

Happy mother's day!

Jill said...

Did you look in your car?

Renaissance Girl said...

Update: it was underneath the Bible by my bed. It's rightful place, obviously. Huge sigh of relief.

Renaissance Girl said...

Oops. Its.