Happy Galentine’s Day everyone! (My apologies to our non-U.S. readers but the Internet failed to provide me a non-Hulu clip from Parks & Rec). I’m spending it writing at home, and hanging out with my dog and his bestie, a lovely and submissive golden retriever (submission is the only thing my dog is interested in in a best friend).
So even though A-Dubs was lamenting the double-edged knife that is February last week, I have to admit that, so far, February is behaving nicely. It’s finally no longer stiflingly humid here; I heard some good news from a journal; I have a sixth of the students I normally have so the grading is remarkably lovely so far; inspired by M.’s and Raquelita’s super impressive writing pilgrimage, I’ve gotten a bunch of stuff done (though sadly not actually brand-new words: one of the weird things about being in the post-dissertation, pre-second project portion of an academic career is how little actual writing you get to do). Here’s hoping that this streak can last…
In the meantime, I’ve worn clothes.
This is the dress I wore to my sister’s engagement party over a year ago. I’ve had trouble styling it since then as it was so linked to a fancier occasion that it seemed impossible to imagine it in my very casual life. However, in a recent closet purge, I determined that I either had to wear it or get rid of it. Apparently, I respond well to style self-ultimatums. I’m pleased I’ve reclaimed it for teaching days as it is awesome. Also, in this picture, it looks like the mini-FR is looking up my skirt. What a naughty, smooth little guy!
Not too much to say about this outfit. As I recall, though, this was one of the super humid days so the many artificial fibers in both the blouse & pants were distinctly ill-advised. I did wear one of the awesome pairs of shoes I bought with A-Dubs when she was here.
While I regret the lack of pedicure, I’m pretty pleased with these shoes. They’ve got a slight wedge so they’re very comfortable. Plus patent nude shoes! I love ’em.
Got any exciting Valentine’s plans? More importantly, how about Galentine’s? Also, how awesome is Leslie Knope?