Much to my relief, I'm finished with English 303, Critical Approaches to Literature. I turned in my final paper on Friday, then took the final, which was held, interestingly, on the basketball court at the University of Maryland's former Cole Field House, now the Cole Student Activities Center. My first thought, when I received the email confirmation of my final exam date was "Cole? Where, on the effing basketball court?" Then I thought "Silly. Cole has offices and conference rooms and stuff, so the finals are probably being held there." But there they were, tables and chairs for about 400 people, right there on the temporarily carpeted basketball court. My hand still hurts a little; three hours of writing by hand when I don't usually write anything longer than a check by hand will take a toll.
Just answered the door. It was two Korean Jehovah's Witnesses, and my visible lack of Koreanness threw them a bit. They actually looked at one another with a mild "what the hell?" look, and told me that they were looking for a Korean family. I, of course, pretended that I had no idea where any Koreans might be. This has happened twice before, both times with different JWs. Someone has obviously told them that there is one Korean and two half-Koreans in this house, but as long as I'm the only one home, I can maintain plausible deniability regarding the presence of Koreans. And PS--If you don't want people to know immediately that you are, in fact, Jehovah's Witnesses, then put away The Watchtower. The Hangul edition looks just like the English edition.
This is going to be my last post for a while, so sorry it's not so good. Everything's OK, I just have a lot of work to do right now, and I need to take a break. I'll still be reading your blogs, but I might not be commenting. It might be a couple of weeks, or maybe a couple of months, but I'll be back. This isn't a final. Maybe just a midterm.