29 January 2009

January 29th, 2009 § 5 comments

      29 January 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.   


29 January 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Sweater – DKNY 
  • Skirt – American Eagle 
  • Boots – Bronx 
  • Necklace – Sigrid Olsen, thrifted 
  • Earrings – gift 
  • Bracelet – Big Lots


One of our favorite bloggers, String, has tagged us to list 7 random things about ourselves. A. and E.’s posts will soon follow, and my list is just below. I, in turn, would like to tag the lovely Vera from Deep in Vogue and the wonderful Rachel from Click Your Heels

The rules are:

  • Link to the person who tagged you

  • Post the rules on your blog
  • Write 7 random things about yourself

  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post and link to them

  • Let each person know they’ve been tagged

So without further ado, 7 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT S. :

1.  My childhood obsession was Alf. I owned about 20 cassette tapes with Alf episodes (in German) that I would listen to every night on my tape player as a bed time story. I didn’t want to be read to, I wanted my Alf fix. I still love Alf, but he no longer soothes me to sleep and it’s also not the same hearing him in English, I prefer the German-speaking Alf I grew up with.

2.  As an adult, I’ve replaced my childhood Alf obsession with a vampire fascination. I love and have seen every episode of Buffy and Angel, and love vampire books like Stoker’s classic Dracula and Anne Rice novels. I even managed to work my obsession into my course work and, during my second year of my PhD program, wrote a final paper comparing the figure of the Other in Stoker’s Dracula with the contemporary Angel. Isn’t it great when academia and your neurotic fan-obsessions can collide?

3.  I eat desert after every meal. Breakfast included.

4.  I run and love running. But I also do it because I eat desert after every meal and something’s got to counteract that.

5.  A. and I are training for a marathon this spring. Preggers, obviously, is not training with us.

6.  I’m prematurely going grey. I have a lot of grey hair already that I dye. I noticed that a recent trend in academia is for young female professors to leave their grey hair uncolored and to wear it with pride. I am not part of that group.

7.  I just discovered Edamame a couple of months ago (when I saw E. snacking on them) and since then, I’ve been consuming ungodly amounts of edamame with sea salt.  I’m not sure that something that’s good for you is still good for you when it becomes 80% of your diet, but I tend to have a slightly obsessive personality, so this too, will pass. 


Jewelry detail, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 5 Responses to 29 January 2009"

  1. Andrea says:

    Kitty! So fluffy. So cute.

  2. Thanks for the tag, babe! I’ll get right on it!

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