How To Pick Your Major While Watching Downton Abbey

Thou shalt not covet, but I am even going to miss the Ralph Lauren advertisements that precede each episode.  Last night I didn’t dream of Manderley, but I sure dreamt of Downton Abbey, and boy I am going to miss it.


Although tonight is the big end of season finale, no need to dispense with the utility of tonight’s episode.  I’ll cut right to the chase–certain lines might have a certain resonance with you, and then maybe you should major in whatever is getting you all worked up. Or, if you attended college and have already graduated, you can stop taking those quizzes that keep going around the internet that tell you what you should have majored in, as if that will help now.  I say do a do-over and choose your major based on a soap opera, which actually makes more sense that how I chose mine.  I am pretty sure during my junior year at Baylor, someone told me I needed to pick a major, and I had taken the most classes in history, and well, then the rest was History and that is what is on my degree.  We didn’t have a lot of career counseling.

Mrs. Hughes:  “We’re all tired, but not as tired as we are going to be.”  Clearly a knowledge of the law of diminishing returns.  #economics

Lady Grantham actually says: “Kerfuffle.” #linguistics Continue reading