Saturday, August 7, 2010
I've been on the hunt for affordable (read: super cheap and super steals) clothes that I can wear to work this year. I'm not quite sure if these sparkle espadrille wedges were wholly justifiable, but I loved that they are fun with an air of elegance, and that the espadrilles make them daytime appropriate but the shimmer of the fabric can make them work for a casual night. I found this skirt at SoLa a couple weeks ago when they marked down everything in the store that was from the summer stock.
Lennon comes back from being gone on tour for over two months, but only for a quick visit and to dog and apartment sit for me while I go to a conference in Albuquerque next week. I'm not excited to fly - my dad was a pilot, but somehow I was born terrified of flying, (well, technically of crashing). After I get back Lennon is moving to Dallas and my program year sets into full gear. I hope the year is busy and wonderful and fun and if the grant cycle isn't renewed next year, I hope the principal hires me as a teacher on campus for 2011-2012. I can't believe how much I miss teaching. I can't believe I'd contemplate having to wake up at 5:30 A.M. every day again.
This is the outfit I wore in Arkansas to go out to dinner for my grandmother's birthday, but I also wore these shoes to go out last night to downtown. I love The Ginger Man pub, because I love beer, and I love being able to make the call that a beer is too hoppy or too citrusy, or some other distinction. For years I'd aspired to be a wine connoisseur, but I don't think that's in my cards anymore. I'm certain I'll be a full fledged beer snob in a matter of years. Luckily, I didn't stumble in these shoes while walking around downtown Austin at 2 A.M. I actually think that two pints in, the fluidity of my ability to walk in an extra four inches improved, sort of like my Spanish skills. Tonight was swimming, movie, and dinner with my friend Elizabeth, and the fact that I fell asleep on her couch is probably indicative I should be going to sleep now.