Of course, I did encounter my share of obstacles in the completion of my work, including a struggle with a 9x12 envelope: a) how much postage do you need to send a 9x12 envelope, and b) how do you address a 9x12 envelope? Is it horizontally or vertically? (I went with horizontally.) And for God's sake, which side of the envelope does the stamp go on??? (My brain cells were so depleted at this point I couldn't even remember. Don't worry, I looked it up.)
Great story: So, I just finished my Spanish essay, right? And I'm feeling pretty good ('cause I'm awesome, remember?) and I'm printing it out, doing a little dance...you know. Anyway, my printer freezes after the third page (out of four) has printed. PANIC! I rush to the printer, and to my dismay I see that I am, naturally, out of paper. I have been rationing paper for weeks in anticipation of this, and I thought I was good to go, which isn't crazy considering I just need ONE MORE PIECE OF PAPER and I will be done for the year. I briefly consider beating my printer to death until it magically manifests some new paper in the tray, then I think maybe I could get away with a recycled piece, maybe with a couple sentences from an old assignment on the back or something. Then again, it is the front page of my final Spanish essay. In a crazed panic, I rush out into the hall of my suite, but I already know that half my roommates just left. I yell and knock on doors before frantically calling my neighbor James Taylor (yes, that's his real name), but he doesn't answer his phone, most likely on account of being asleep (at four in the afternoon). OH DEAR GOD NOW WHAT DO I DO?! I scramble around for a little bit, trying to find a usable piece of paper, when I see it: a crisp, white, unused piece of paper lying on the shelf above my printer. *Cue singing choir of angels* MIRACLE! Clearly, I had saved this very special piece of paper for an emergency such as this. (Of course, if I had saved it in the printer, I wouldn't have had to go through all that panic and heart arrhythmia, but that would have been so much less interesting.) As it were, I ended up having exactly (TO THE SHEET) enough paper to last me the year. I'll say it one more time, in case you missed it: I'm awesome. And you're awesome, too. Happy summer, everyone! Required listening: This is my life right now.