Apart from being the blog's one-year birthday yesterday (weird. It wasn't a national holiday), my husband and I had a rather daunting social engagement. An older neighbor of ours, a trustee in our building (whom we invited over for tea and snacks last June), invited us to dine with some other older academics of her acquaintance. It was fun to hang out with old (um, my husband is two years older than me. The next youngest person was FORTY YEARS older than my husband) academics and be able to name-drop some hard-core Sanskritists - although the majority of these people were musicians (with one political scientist), they knew everything about everything. To make a good impression, I decided to dress in an outfit that would offend nobody, not even my former bosses last year:
In fact, apart from the shoes, I'm pretty sure I wore this exact same outfit to work at some point last year. Anyway, I was comfy and just dressed up enough to impress old intellectuals: one professor emeritus offered to look into helping me find a Spanish position at a university. Dazzling prospects, people!
As for the shoes, these are the ones I ordered from CSN Stores many moons ago. Last night, one of the shoes' ankle straps was missing, so I pulled off the other one's and wore them as plain flats (which I liked a lot, actually). Of course, this morning I mysteriously found the "lost" ankle strap in plain sight on my bedroom floor next to the bed. I'm convinced that either elves or Amalía took it to play with it for the night...
I'm rooting for the elves.
In other news, apart from a maybe-drunk professor's offer to help me find a job, things are going well. I'm proofreading my dissertation intro like crazy and have sent various "final" versions to my husband (he's also helping me proofread) before filling in some missing bits during my research trip to Philly (FOUR DAYS TILL I LEAVE OH. MY. GOD.). I also had a very phone conversation with the dean of a big-deal private school over the weekend and I look forward to continuing that process during the next few days, as a current language teacher from there is supposed to call me this week. Of course, I've been checking my e-mail like crazy and driving myself insane, but it's good to remember that I'll have options come September.
Isn't life glamorous?!
Black sweater: Gap, remixed
Checked skirt: Ann Taylor Loft, remixed
Grey stockings: Gap, remixed
Grey shoes: Adi, by way of CSN Stores, bought with a gift certificate from the store in exchange for a review, remixed