Please sir, I want some more

How to hide the blues on a dreary November day? 1) Fall back on favorite colors 2) Add accessories as a memento Marley: no matter how bleak it might be outside, at least you’re not a character in a Dickens novel:

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You look like you’re going to the stables later.

I was going to title this post, “I looked fantastic on Tuesday.” But then a co-worker gave me this much more colorful interpretation of my ensemble: “You look like you’re going to the stables later.”

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While the snow lay rrrround about, deep and crisp and even

Photo on 11-26-13 at 9.33 AMShake out your turtlenecks, folks. Holiday time is almost here.

In the next week we have three of the most important holidays of the year: Anne’s birthday, Sam’s birthday, and Thanksgiving. But I hope you won’t mind that I’m getting a head start on my Christmas movie consumption.

Today I’m headed over to our media library in hopes of grabbing some of the classics (and some I’ve never seen) before the students grab them all for finals-procrastination purposes. I’ll meet you back here in December.

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Breakfast that sticks to your ribs

I like to eat the same thing for breakfast, day after day after day after day, until I can’t take it anymore and switch to something else for the next six months. Right now, I’m going off of toaster waffles with peanut butter and berries and shifting into the oatmeal zone.

I’ve always liked hot cereal. My mom can’t stand it, and my dad doesn’t eat breakfast, so I don’t know where this comes from. But from a very, very young age I was really into the Quaker Oats instant oatmeal variety packs. Then thanks to the magic of the college dining hall experience, I discovered Cream of Wheat and (that crème de la crème of hot cereals!) CoCoWheats.

I don’t spend much time thinking about grits. We don’t see a lot of grits up in these northern parts.

But like I said–at heart I’m an oatmeal girl. Here’s how I do it these days:

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Reading List: Dressing Dangerously: Dysfunctional Fashion in Film

I just discovered this book, new from Yale University Press, and there is plenty of time for you to send it to me for Christmas:


Dressing Dangerously: Dysfunctional Fashion in Film by Jonathan Faiers
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 05 Nov 2013
ISBN: 9780300184389
Dimensions: 320 pages: 280 x 240mm
Illustrations: 50 colour images + 200 black-&-white illustrations

Get a sneak peek of its contents here.

My only question: Why, for the love of God, is this book *not* called Dressed to Kill? Hello?