Monday, August 30, 2010
First Day Jitters
This is my third year of professoring, but I am still pretty nervous today. We got woken by smoke and fire engines (I hope that folks are all right) and then some pretty hard core cat fighting. Maybe Lula is feeling sympathy nervousness for me, but lately, she's been very jittery, refusing to eat all her food and growling at the kitten every 10 minutes. But if we separate them, she cries until we reunite them.
But that's not my problem today. I teach my first Master's level class at my school (I did teach one of those upper undergrad/master's level classes once after I had defended in G-school). And I teach two more sections of my bread-and-butter course that I've taught every semester. When picking out an outfit, I wanted to go for some authority but not completely boring. I thrifted this dress, a ponte de roma double knit, back in May. I had to take it in on the sides and patch a small hole, but I think it works well for $4. Because of the seams just below the bust, it doesn't quite work with a belt, but I am throwing a light cardigan on top (I have nervousness about upper arms in the classroom). Even with the cardigan, this is a 100% secondhand outfit. (Students generally think professors are loaded,* so it's always my private joke that when I wear thrifted items to class).
Hope you have a lovely Monday!
*I realize the fact I've just returned from Europe shows that we are not impoverished.
Dress: Unknown label, altered by me, thriffted
Shoes: Ecco, thrifted
Scarf: via eBay