The lovely Trystan at This is CorpGoth has posted the Mid-Month Status Report and the theme is “a wacky office outfit report” where we are to show off “a work-appropriate ensemble that features stripes, plaid, or dots”. Alright, I’m a bit early but I’ve been laughing about the picture I’m going to use for this post for a while now. For the record, I wear mostly black. Rarely do I wear pattern even though OMG I love stripes and polka dots but in my line of profession they are a bit of a visual distraction (read that as I communicate through American Sign Language). My university is quite conservative in dress but I have *gotten away with*, or rather felt more comfortable with less conservative attire since I earned tenure last year. In fact, as my tenure present to myself, I added purple highlights. No one really noticed... or cared. It's my ninth year so they're kind of used to me at this point-- a few teaching awards and great student evaluations help!
The English Department also has incredible Halloween parties which have become a tradition. That being said, I’m including my Halloween *costume* (aka everything from my wardrobe tossed together). My colleague and I had no idea that the library ran an annual Halloween contest so this is the picture and their backdrop. They did ask for a pose and I was channeling my inner-Monster High Doll self.