@PistolPackinMama Ooh, I'll try that.
I feel equal parts horrified and BAMFy that I did that. I wore spanx underwear to stop the thigh chafing, so not entirely naked. And I put clothes on before the finish line because I had heard that the police wouldn't bother you on the course, but they might outside of it.
@Danzig! HFC = Hairpin Fashion Club. https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/hairpin-fashion-club (I think that takes you to the appropriate place? It's a private group so you won't see posts unless you join).
Classes are... underwhelming... here. Any challenge I get will be through research, so it's OK. I'll keep my advisor on speed-dial.
Does anyone remember what the conclusions were about finding a sports bra that doesn't chafe the under-boob? Over 5 miles or so, I get a nasty raw stripe where the bottom of my bra hits my chest. I know someone had recommendations, but I don't remember what they were. I don't care if my boobs aren't that secure (I ran 7.5... naked... at Bay to Breakers...).
@Changeling Woo! Do you heat only with wood? That is the only thing I don't miss about living in VT. I like the wood stove, but not at 5 am when no one woke up to pee / feed the stove all night.
@katiethegreat My parents had me at my age; I am a grad student AGAIN and live with my aunt and uncle, and have only had one partner ever.
However, I refuse to count watching the Labyrinth against you. Or me.
@MilesofMountains When I rented my last place, I think I used non-landlords as references (plus one landlord I think). So maybe roommates? Or supervisors or someone who can say you're a responsible person? I would think "I owned my own condo for 4 years" would be an acceptable excuse for not having references.
Also, sorry your landlady's a jerk!
@Verity Yay! Congratulations!
@Megano! And your haircut looks damn good.
I feel redundant because I already talked about this on the HFC, but: I've been emailing with a woman who runs a REALLY SUPER COOL project with refugees, and things are totally up in the air and not at all certain, but I could potentially have a dissertation project soon? Which would be amaaaazing because this is my first semester.
I am totally out of my league because I'm taking the first program evaluation class in my department this semester, and am also trying to work out my own independent (with lots of oversight) evaluation project, and, AH! but I think it's cool.
I lost the one person who was my support system this time last year, after being terrified of exactly that for a long time. And when it did happen, a lot of other people came through for me in lots of small ways. It was really shitty, but not as shitty as I'd feared.