On Chatting About Crocs, Y'all

@HelloTheFuture Yours look like they're not made of Croctonite or whatever mine are made out of, so that could be key! Foot sweat is weird. I hadn't experienced it since the '90s with all those terrible, weird incarnations of synthetic fabrics and various "chunky" platforms.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 5:09 pm 0

On Here is Your Open Thread

@Punk-assBookJockey Right? I hate jinxing myself, but I like to THINK I'm not a bad interviewer. But maybe it really just boils down to the fact that I consider suiting a requirement. I love interview stories though. It's really interesting when you're not the one being interviewed and you can see patterns--like at my current job, if you meet the partners, you're The One.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm 0

On Chatting About Crocs, Y'all

I got the ballet flat Crocs with the cap toe (http://www.crocs.com/crocs-womens-cap-top-flat/12300,default,pd.html?cid=6Z1&cgid=ballet-flats) to travel in, and OMG the foot sweat! They were soooo comfortable for being on my feet all day, but I got horrible blisters from the slippage. Gross, huh? I really want to wear them all the time but my feet are scared.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@DalelyDale Can't wait to see your hair!!!! Also Ali is CHEAP. That's awesome.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm 0

On Here is Your Open Thread

I'm watching all my potential replacements come in get interviewed at my old job, a week before I leave for my new job (I offered to train them), and am ASTOUNDED at what other people wear for interviews. Call me old-fashioned, but there's only been one blazer, and it was paired with a nose ring and a terrible attitude.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@DalelyDale Chicka chicka yeah! And I promise I won't eat another corn dog. That's really a promise to us both.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@andnowlights @theotherginger SAME. KICK. Haha. And it's so annoying, because you spend all this time in grad school on zero money, hoping for the day you can at least make "enough" or "on time" (last year his grad program messed up his several-thousand-dollar fellowship), and then in the real world it's no different! Oy.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:58 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@theotherginger Uuughhh yes. I wish none of us were in this boat. He should have been paid Tuesday, if they had been on the ball, or the Tuesday after next, if they had dropped the ball but picked it back up, but his paperwork has to go through THREE departments, none of whom really were concerned with deadlines, so he gets his first check October 16. At least it will be 6 weeks' worth of pay!

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:32 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@sariberry Good luck on the west coast! Have a great last weekend in NYC.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:24 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Ugggh, so glad it's the weekend. Today's ALREADY annoying me at maximal levels, and I haven't even finished my coffee! But then again, one of the reasons I'm annoyed is my husband's adjuncting paycheck, which is going to be delayed another MONTH (is September the worst for other academic families? Or will we get used to it and plan accordingly? This is two years in a row really, really significant amounts of money have been really, really delayed for various administrative reasons at two different universities). So hopefully the weekend isn't too spendy. And at least I only have another week before starting my new job! This afternoon, I'm going out to one last lunch with a work friend who just got engaged. $10 for Panera Bread. Where else while they have their delicious squash soup? Tonight his friend is coming in. He's been in Peru for 2 years so we haven't seen him in FOREVER, and never in all of our mutual hometown. Hopefully the night runs us less than $50 for dinner and drinks. Tomorrow, I'm going back to my college town. My friend who does CAbI has another party, so I'll enjoy the free snacks there, and then I get free passes to a festival my friend's boyfriend is doing four shows in! I have to leave at 9:30 so I can teach Sunday morning. I'll probably need gas, so that'll be $40ish. I'll allot myself $20 for the rest of the day. Then groceries will probably be $30. We stocked up last week when my mom took me, so I just need to get things for dinner for the week. Dare I indulge in an iced coffee before teaching, too? Yeah. $5. Total: $155.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:22 am 0