Why I Don’t Have A Library Card

I have to take notes when I read. How else am I supposed remember what I was thinking the first, third, seventh time I read a paragraph?

So. I was reading Whitman’s Leaves of Grass this morning (mmm-hmm-hmm-hmm) and discovered something I wrote five years ago during Junior Seminar (required for English majors at Haverford College):

“Make love! Smell flowers! Drink wine! WAKE UP!” –Steve Finley

He was my professor and I was majorly in love with him. And just above that,

“You can’t possibly have an adult sex life without flowers!” -Steve Finley

Man, I had it bad. Anyway, this is why I don’t rent from the library.