Pets, Work

State of the Wardrobe

September 23, 2020
dog on my bed, among piles of clothing

My wardrobe has two distinctly different styles: WORK (biz casual, blazers, fancy sweaters, dresses, jeans), or SLOB (fleece, elastic, hoods). Now that I’m working from home until at least January I’m trying to upgrade SLOB to include comfortable clothing that looks good on camera. That black and white long sleeved tee on top is from Old Navy and is very soft while looking professional, especially if I add a necklace. The stripes are spaced widely enough so as to not be a menace on camera. That’s called the moire effect – you can trust me because I majored in television. The leopard print top is cotton henley. Again, very comfortable without being a sweatshirt that says COLLEGE. I’m finding Old Navy and JCrew Factory to be good sources for my #BossSlob look.

Here, Murphy is absolutely helping with the laundry. Remember when I had a no dogs on the bed rule? I do too. I keep telling myself to be firm, but then I end up smooching his snoot because he’s the cutest black-and-white dog I’ve ever had.


Pouring one out for RBG

September 21, 2020

On Friday night, we learned of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She’s best known for being a liberal justice, but she was also a hell of a trailblazer. She was only one of 9 people in her class at Harvard Law. She was the first woman to be a member of the Harvard Law Review. She transferred to Columbia Law School and graduated at the top of her class to … no job offers because she was a woman. She was also one of the first women to teach at an American law school – Rutgers. (JERSEY, BAYYYYBYYYY!)

“People ask me sometimes… ‘When will there be enough women on the court?’ And my answer is: ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.”

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Dejected, WM and I toasted her memory – he with some of the good whiskey and me with a dark and stormy.

My RBG action figure and a dark and stormy.

She was a hero to me and to many. And although I am TRULY worried as to what’s going to happen to our liberties if Trump gets one of his evangelical, quiverful, or fratboy weirdos onto the court, I’ll keep on sending my efforts and dollars to people who want to be on the right side of history.

Thank you, Justice Ginsburg. May your memory be a blessing.

Fuck you 2020.

Pets, Work

Ollie, September 2020

September 16, 2020

When the weather is nice and I don’t need a fantastic internet connection, I’ve been making an extra effort to take my laptop outside and sit in the shade to work.

“this is madness.”

Ollie joins me, but doesn’t understand that if he moves 6 feet closer to me, he’d be in the cool shade as well.