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Today’s outfit: July 3, 2013
Weather in Cincinnati: Mostly cloudy, H 82/L 70

For my first Cincinnati Reds game, an 11-inning 3-2 win over the SF Giants:

Cincinnati Reds tee (Plato’s Closet, 2012)
White denim skirt (Plato’s Closet, 2012) 
Gold & brown gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)

Today’s outfit: July 3, 2013
Weather in Cincinnati: Mostly cloudy, H 82/L 70

For my first Cincinnati Reds game, an 11-inning 3-2 win over the SF Giants:

Cincinnati Reds tee (Plato’s Closet, 2012)
White denim skirt (Plato’s Closet, 2012)
Gold & brown gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)

Today’s outfits: June 29, 2013
Weather in Cincinnati: rainy, H 75/L 61

Yes, today included a wardrobe change!

First, for morning errands & the PTO conference in Oxford:

  • Blue & white stripe button down (Goodwill, 2012)
  • Yellow shorts (Clothes Mentor, 2013)
  • Purple Adidas (Kohl’s, 2008)

For date night in Over-the-Rhine with le Tony:

  • Pink one shoulder strap dress (Deb, 2011)
  • Gold & brown gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)
"Redneck Crazy," a song by Tyler Farr, is a violent-against-women abomination

Google the song if you’re interested; but just trust me if you’d rather not contribute to the views/plays for this song that not only promotes demoralizing stereotypes of Southern Whites, metaphorizes mental health in problematic ways but also promotes stalking and violence against women.

The song’s character has basically parked his pick up truck outside his ex-lover’s home, is sitting on the hood drinking beer, and is antagonizing and attempting to intimidate her and her new love interest via not just his presence outside, but by shining headlights into the windows and throwing beer cans “at their shadows.” He veils his threats in lines like “you gone and broke the wrong heart baby” and “I didn’t come here looking for a fight, but I’m up for anything tonight.”  

I am not okay with this song on my airwaves. 

Help me out, world. 

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» The Simply Luxurious Life®: For One Entire Week

I want to do this. Strategizing now. 

June 21-27
  • Miami Connection movie watching at Peabody House
  • Gym 2x
  • Lit seminar field trip to see Patti Smith’s “The Coral Sea” at the Contemporary Arts Center + dinner at Madelyn’s house
  • Last week of first summer session classes
  • Arepa from Maria
  • Cincinnati Pigs hunting, crossing the river into KY on the Purple People Bridge, Newport on the Levee dinner and The Package Tour (Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees, and New Kids on the Block) with Tony & Julian!
  • helped Gretchen move to her new apartment
  • Atonement with Brenna, Cecelia, and Michael
  • Reading: Yellow by Frank Wu

Weekend Wishlist:

  • Pedagogy & Theater of the Oppressed Conference (PTO)
  • Chicken-Lime-Tortilla Soup
  • OTR date 
  • Farmers Market
  • Gym 
  • Sunbathing
Today’s outfit: June 28, 2013 Weather in Oxford, Oh: mostly sunny, H 84/L 63
Purple tank top (Gap outlet, 2010)
Rose & polka dot skirt (thrift shop, 2013)
Gold & brown gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)
Donning my sun hat & heading to the PTO conference on campus today!

Today’s outfit: June 28, 2013
Weather in Oxford, Oh: mostly sunny, H 84/L 63

  • Purple tank top (Gap outlet, 2010)
  • Rose & polka dot skirt (thrift shop, 2013)
  • Gold & brown gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)

Donning my sun hat & heading to the PTO conference on campus today!

Summer Summer Summertime

I finally get to do summer for a few days, 10 to be exact, as my classes for the first summer session ended yesterday. One 3-hour class, four days in a row? Nothing kills your motivation quite like it. Nonetheless, both classes have been awesome experiences and I am pleased that I took on the challenge. The second half of my Spanish class resumes July 9, and during this 10 days off I am not completely off the hook, since I should be reading and researching for my lit seminar paper.

However, I am ready to use these 10 days to do as much summer as I can, too. Le beau and I were originally hoping to take a roadtrip during this 10 days, but have since decided to stick around. Instead, we’re taking several day trips (Columbus, Cincinnati OTR night on the town, Cincinnati Reds game, Jungle Jim’s date), doing those Oxford things we’ve never quite gotten around to (formal gardens, Hueston Woods, the covered bridge), and some parties thrown by friends, including the fourth of July party hosted by Tony (and the fireworks!). 

Today is the first day. Le beau is down in Cincinnati for car repairs and a special dinner with his parents. Several friends have left for the weekend, or the rest of the summer, or just for the 10 day break period. I am kicking off my first day of summer with a lot of lounging, a trip to the gym and grocery store, and with reading by the pool. There is a Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed conference on campus this weekend, and I am thinking of crashing a session at 4 pm this afternoon. I am consciously not going to a party tonight because I am a little bit tired of feeling busy, a little bit tired of parties (even though I know there are several upcoming). And this evening at 10 pm, I have a phone call scheduled with my best girl, Brittney, who I haven’t talked to since I briefly saw her on her way home from Kenyon to Chicago after her graduation. 

These are going to be good days. 

The food and the footwear were different here, but the soul of the game was the same.

Rafe Bartholomew, from Pacific Rims (via the-final-sentence)

LOL. I know him. 

Today’s outfit: June 26, 2013 Weather in Oxford: mostly cloudy, chance of storms; H 84/L 70
Asian girl cartoon tank top (Charlotte Russe, 2010)
Pinstripe shorts (Forever 21, 2011)
Gold & brown gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)
I’m about to fall on my face - post concert haze: I’m going to make such a great impression on the last day of lit seminar.

Today’s outfit: June 26, 2013
Weather in Oxford: mostly cloudy, chance of storms; H 84/L 70

  • Asian girl cartoon tank top (Charlotte Russe, 2010)
  • Pinstripe shorts (Forever 21, 2011)
  • Gold & brown gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)

I’m about to fall on my face - post concert haze: I’m going to make such a great impression on the last day of lit seminar.

Today’s outfit: June 25, 2013 Weather in Cincinnati: partly cloudy, chance of afternoon storms; H 91/L 73
It’s going to be a depressive weather day, but tonight I am going to see Boyz II Men, 98°, and New Kids on the Block on The Package Tour with le beau & julianignacio!
Black lace & color splotched dress (from Bobby, 2012)
Black & gold gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)

Today’s outfit: June 25, 2013
Weather in Cincinnati: partly cloudy, chance of afternoon storms; H 91/L 73

It’s going to be a depressive weather day, but tonight I am going to see Boyz II Men, 98°, and New Kids on the Block on The Package Tour with le beau & julianignacio!

  • Black lace & color splotched dress (from Bobby, 2012)
  • Black & gold gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)
Today’s outfit: June 24, 2013 Weather in Oxford: mostly cloudy, chance of storms; H 86/L 68
Apologies for how increasingly often I forget to photograph the outfit before I put it on.
B&W flower pattern sleeveless top (from Bobby, 2011)
Black shorts (Resale shop, 2012)
Black & gold gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)

Today’s outfit: June 24, 2013
Weather in Oxford: mostly cloudy, chance of storms; H 86/L 68

Apologies for how increasingly often I forget to photograph the outfit before I put it on.

  • B&W flower pattern sleeveless top (from Bobby, 2011)
  • Black shorts (Resale shop, 2012)
  • Black & gold gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)
Today’s outfit: June 23, 2013 Weather in Cincinnati: Sun’s out, but chance of storms; H 88/L 70
Field trip to the Contemporary Arts Center today instead of languishing by my apt’s swimming pool with cucumber water. Trying to dress in as few layers & complications as possible for this humidity.
White v-neck (Forever 21, 2009)
Yellow polka dot skirt (Resale shop, 2012)
Black & gold gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)

Today’s outfit: June 23, 2013
Weather in Cincinnati: Sun’s out, but chance of storms; H 88/L 70

Field trip to the Contemporary Arts Center today instead of languishing by my apt’s swimming pool with cucumber water. Trying to dress in as few layers & complications as possible for this humidity.

  • White v-neck (Forever 21, 2009)
  • Yellow polka dot skirt (Resale shop, 2012)
  • Black & gold gladiator sandals (from Mom, 2011)
I saw all of this nautical magic in the J. Crew outlet store the other day when I was playing fashion consultant for my beau. I hope that within the next few years I can get my hands on some of these items via resale and thrift stores. 

I saw all of this nautical magic in the J. Crew outlet store the other day when I was playing fashion consultant for my beau. I hope that within the next few years I can get my hands on some of these items via resale and thrift stores. 

June 14-20
  • Free Friday at Cincinnati Museum Center & dinner at the Senate in OTR
  • Curtis & José’s housewarming party
  • Rachel’s garden party in Northside
  • Birthday/Father’s day cookout at le Tony’s grandparents’ 
  • Sunday brunch & seeing off Bobby
  • McNair Scholars visit, lunch, & advice panel
  • Poolside studying 2x, gym 1x
  • Cincinnati Premium Outlets + floppy hat purchase & dinner at Ambar India in Clifton
  • Argo
  • A Queer & Pleasant Danger

Weekend Wishlist:

  • laundry
  • poolside studying
  • farmer’s market
  • gym
  • Just Kids + Patti Smith at the Contemporary Arts Center

ginanle:

We should all be feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston

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