1. You know what I really miss about college? Clothes. And not so much in the I-could-wear-the-same-sweatpants-to-class-every-day-of-the-semester-and-get-away-with-it sense, but more in the convenience sense. Like if it was rainy at 8 a.m. and then stopped mid-morning, I could go back to my dorm/house/apartment, change out of my rain boots, and put on real shoes. Or if it was 35 degrees at 8 a.m. and 75 by noon (or, on those occasional super weird days, 75 at 8 a.m. and 35 at noon), I could wear jeans and sweatshirt or sweater in the morning and then change into shorts and a t-shirt when it got warm. Trying to dress for inconsistent weather was one of my biggest frustrations in elementary/middle/high school and, now that I’m out of college, is a huge frustration for me again. Because man, I walk two miles during my commutes each day, so you better believe I’m wearing rain boots if it’s raining in the morning. But what about when it stops raining? Then I’m stuck with rain boots. Or what about when it’s freaking cold in the morning but then is warm in the afternoon? I want to wear jeans in the morning so I’m not freezing to death on my way to work, but then it gets up to like 85 and is way too warm to be wearing jeans on the way home, so instead I’m dying of heat. I don’t have an office or even a cubicle, so it’s not like I have anywhere to store emergency weather-change clothes at work unless I want to carry them with me, and I don’t particularly want to carry an entirely new outfit to work each day. Sigh. Life is tough.
2. So…I’m really hoping my boss will tell me to take Friday off of work, because I want to go to the Hawks parade, but I don’t want to take a vacation or sick day to do so. I’m really only a casual Blackhawks fan, so it feels silly for me to skip work JUST to go to the parade, but you guys! The Stanley Cup! It’s so exciting! My boss is also unfortunately aware of the fact that I’m just a casual fan, which makes me think it’s pretty unlikely that he’ll straight up out of nowhere say, “Please, go to the UC on Friday instead of the office and celebrate!”
On the bright, unrelated side, however, he did say on Monday that we’ll be closed on both the 4th AND 5th of July, which was an extremely exciting and wonderful surprise. Hooray four day weekend!
3. Book club week! This month, we read Wild by Cheryl Strayed.
I’ve known about this book for awhile but never thought to pick it up for myself. I’m really glad it ended up being our June book for book club, because I thought it was an absolutely incredible story. The book is a memoir from the time the author hiked a significant portion of the Pacific Crest Trail by herself, and talk about impressive. She endures a lot of tests and trials (and toenail losses) along the hike but survives all of them (uh, spoiler alert? Although she did write the book, so it can’t really be that much of a spoiler). I definitely enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.
How do you dress for inconsistent weather?
Best book you’ve read lately? I’m currently reading Coal Run by Tawni O’Dell and LOVE IT. Cannot get enough.