Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cheers for the memories

Hello Style Nation.  After Anne's very sweet "stepping back" post, I thought I'd say a few words before I sign off the style blogging world for now.  Since I last posted many moons ago, I feel that my priorities have shifted towards new things.  I still really love style and I read many blogs still (although my ability to comment has gone).  But after some good long talks with the Blokey, accompanied by some money related goals, I've decided to basically stop buying clothes as much as possible, and not blogging helps a lot with that. I pretty much wear black, grey, and other neutrals all the time.  Hopefully still in a stylish way.  One of my grad students, who is a self-declared shopaholic, told me yesterday that I "dressed well."  (I was flattered.  The other students made fun of him).





(A pretty typical outfit lately.  I also wore a knee length pencil skirt, black tights, and 3 year old black kitten heels)


But in addition, I've had lots of new, exciting things that I've been involved with.  Surely you didn't think someone who calls themselves "Rad" would sit on the sidelines during Occupy Wall Street?   This requires multiple, 3 hour (sometimes longer!) "participatory democracy" based meetings every week, in which everything is discussed, at length.  (Did you see the video with Ketchup on Colbert Report?  The hand signals are about right).  In addition to my participation in a couple working groups, I've also recently become an "irregular correspondent" on a Chicago-based community radio program, This is Hell.  Well, it's not official yet, but I agreed to it on air last weekend.  This is all on top of this my usual teaching/research/service, as well as a running regimen.  Lastly, Steven and I are in the midst of a key marital dispute over whether to get a dog (I say yes; he tries not to roll his eyes). 


Hope all is well and I will continue to follow your blogs on Googlereader.  I do not have plans for any additional blogs, but perhaps I'll have a political one in the future.  In the meantime, happy November to all!  If anyone comes to NYC, I'd love to meet up for some herbal tea (which is in the cup above) and many some Caribbean food.

8 comments:

  1. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleNovember 10, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Best wishes to you, and congratulations on finding your niche(s) -- I just got home from NYC and I wish I'd known sooner that you were there! It looks like you're in St. Alp's Teahouse, but I suppose it could be any of hundreds  : >   Keep the peace!

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  2. Why didn't you tell me you were on the radio here?!  We'll have to have a talk about this... when I see you tomorrow!

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  3. I've missed hearing from you, but things sound like they are going pretty well - and I hope you win out and get the dog!

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  4. I am so glad you poked your head back in! You look busy and fulfilled, and good for you for standing up for what you believe.

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  5. I currently have my fingers crossed for a significant amount of time in NYC this summer, so hopefully we can meet up then. Until then I will see you on Facebook.

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  6. Nice to hear from you again! 3 hour rambling discussions sound knackerimg but also exactly what is needed!

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  7. No, thank-YOU for the memories, Rad. And thank-you for your dedication in the Occupy movement. Know that D-Med and I continue to dream of time in NYC or Chicago with you and Anne. Maybe someday. . . .!

    Until then, keep fighting the good fight, and we'll see you on FB. xo

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  8. Rad--I for one would love to read a political blog.  I have been avidly following the OWS movement since early October though there is next to no chance that an Occupy would ever develop in my semi-rural Republican Kansas town.  Time after time I have thought of you and wanted to have a heart to heart chat about the movement.

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