I submitted it Friday! Sorry for not updating sooner -- first I had to go drink a super grande margarita and then I've had a stress-hangover. (Pretty sure not an actual hangover, just exhaustion and near-migraine.) Relaxation for me! I actually managed to sleep in a couple hours today, which was fabulous.
So at first I was like, I am done! Yes! Here it is!
This rapidly turned into OH NOES there are many tiny things that need fixing! and surely what I have written is all foolishness that I'm going to get yelled at about!
Then I got brusque email from the brusque person saying "whatever, I am only reading the unpublished parts, so which ones are those since I can't be bothered to look at the TOPS OF THE FILES where they say any previous publication info, also I am not doing jack until two weeks from now." So perspective has been restored. PI will tell me (probably snippily, but I'm used to that) what needs to be done, and those other people just need to say it looks fine. Useful comments are merely a bonus at this point. I will do my very own best and be awesome, so there.
Now let's talk about what's really important: my outfit.
I got just a little weird while writing, and one of the things I did was alternate between femming it up and wearing as close to pajamas as I could manage. Obviously this was one of the femme days. It kind of landed at "indie rock bishoujo," especially with those shiny eye-sparkles in this shot. What you cannot see is the thigh-high tentacle socks
, which I employed to get the very dark brown skirt to play nicely with any kind of footwear in either brown or black (the Naot Sea in brown
, in this case). I've even been wearing makeup, which is really strange for me, partly because I looked soooooo tired without.
The soothing features of pajama fashion seem obvious, but what's up with the girlification? This is no mere expression of my usual gender identity, which is femme but much more lazy/geeky. It is visually creative, though, and even though I was making some rockin' scientific figures I think I wanted to assemble prettiness that didn't feed back into the thesis. I also did some relaxing sewing, but always felt concerned that I was taking time away from work. But one has
to get dressed every day, it's the rules.
It led to some great outfits! I regret not documenting the "rockabilly superhero" one and will have to reprise it at some point. (Royal blue long-sleeved hiking underlayer and matching tights move any outfit distinctly Superman-ward, it seems.) And I might just stick with the plum lip liner all the time, or at least for the duration of this hair color.