Here’s a great list of things that medieval monks scribbled in the margins of the manuscripts they were working on. Read the whole post for the rest of the quotes, but here are my favorites.
New parchment, bad ink; I say nothing more.
The parchment is hairy.
Thank God, it will soon be dark.
Oh, my hand.
Now I’ve written the whole thing: for Christ’s sake, give me a drink.
As the harbor is welcome to the sailor, so is the last line to the scribe.