Friday Fun

Friday is evolving into a day for me to catch up on random shit in my life.

This morning, I got my hair straightened, so I could get a decent headshot for various social media and websites. I went to a photo studio run by a local mom. She does a lot of pictures of other moms who want to be real estate agents. I’m a little afraid that the finished product isn’t going to be boring/professional/serious. I’ll make Ian take a couple of pictures on me on the front lawn, when he comes home.

The photo-mom knows me from town and wanted to know why I was getting my hair straightened. I just mumbled some excuse. The real story would be too weird for her. But I’ll tell you guys. The real story is that I realized, back when I was a professor and went to conferences, that more guys showed up to my talks when I had straight hair, rather than my typical curly hair. Guys are idiots.

The next few hours are going to be crazy, but good crazy.

After Ian’s doctor’s appointment, Jonah is coming home for dinner. Yay! I love that he goes to school only an hour away. Steve’s coming home early. We’ll have a lovely two hours all together, before Jonah goes back to his college town, and Ian meets up with his social skills group for a movie.

Did I ever tell you guys that my article that I did about a senator-2020 candidate went a little viral a couple of weeks ago? It was quoted in the New York Times, New York Magazine, US News and World Report and Education Week. (I’ll put the links in later.)

I’m working on an article about community colleges right now. The special ed article and the public college essay are all done, but haven’t been published yet. So, work is coming along.

And my weird little hobby of selling used books is coming along, too. I took some pictures of dusty tomes this morning. I’ll share, after I download my camera.

In the meantime, here’s a slideshow of pictures that I took on New Year’s Eve.

2 thoughts on “Friday Fun

  1. House looks great, food looks great, and the kids are so tall! How did that happen?

    That’s interesting about straight-hair/curly hair draws at conferences. As a straight-haired woman working in a male-dominated subfield, I’ve always wondered if my attendance is a little worse than the men’s – but actually I attribute that to that fact that I’m working at a regional state school rather than a fancy SLAC or R1.

    Very cool about the viral article. It was a good one.


  2. I don’t understand the straight-hair/curly-hair conference thing. Don’t people show up to panels based on the description in the program and who else is presenting rather than what the people presenting look like? What am I missing?


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