I'm so excited. My new book came - well, all right, it's used but new to me. Can't wait to read it.
Then I realized - I am so far into academe that I truly must be a grad student faculty wanna be. (Emphasis upon "wanna be" - how many PhDs have read this book with enthusiasm?) The name of this new and exciting book? The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party.
I am deeply lame. To borrow a line from John Quincy Adams, "I am an unsocial savage." I concede the point.
Excuse me - I have a book to read.
(throws green book gently against the sofa)