Thursday, March 31, 2011

Let's Hug It Out, Bitch

The Book Bench column at The New Yorker alerted me to International Hug a Medievalist Day.

Today's benchwarmer also alerted me to the fact that medievalists are the best kind of historian (yes!), often have a dorky sense of humor (yes!), like to drink a lot, especially wine and ale (yes! no!), and like to throw medieval-themed parties, complete with mincemeat pies and strange "multi-animal mishmashes" (no.).

But still, I feel hugged.

3 comments:

Jen B said...

Doesn't Kalamazoo count as one big-ass, multi-day medieval themed party? OK, so we (at least most of us) aren't dressed up, but in every other way...

E. R. Truitt said...

Jen, you may be right, although I haven't ever been to the Saturday night dance party at K'zoo. But I clearly need to hang with you the next time I go--I usually end up spending the evenings working in my dorm room and going to be around 9:30pm. Not really a huge party.

Jen B said...

That's just sad, E. We have to rectify that as soon as possible! Even aside from the dance, there are all sorts of dinners and receptions and, frankly, yummy places for dinner and drink off campus. I usually have a rental car, which opens up the options considerably. I don't suppose you're going this year?