Princeton Tomorrow, Comedy Tonight
I have to go make a speech in Princeton, so I’m trying to find my Serious Clothes, the ones I have to wear underwear with because tomorrow I will be in a serious place discussing serious things with serious people. Okay, not really, romance scholars are usually pretty laid back and lots of fun, they probably wouldn’t bat an eye if I showed up in my usual working clothes (pjs and bunny slippers), but I think I should make the effort. I got rid of most of my Serious Clothes when I left Ohio but I still have a couple of jackets and some dress pants and some dresses I might be able to convince people are speech clothes and not just sundresses with a jacket. I even have a pair of high-heeled bunny slippers, but I think that might be going too far. Definitely no hose, though, and no high heels. There’s a limit.
But this is also going to involve make-up, which always looks weird on me, and probably something with my hair. No matter how hard I try, I always look like somebody who just came in on the clown car because I am just not good at this stuff. So there will be much hilarity tonight as I try to figure out how to look like an adult before I get to Princeton. I like to blend in.
And just to remind you, that’s the Princeton Romance Author Symposium, Oct 24-25, in Betts Hall, starting at 5:30 tomorrow night (Oct. 24). Here’s the poster, one of which I must get:
Oh, and the Comedy Tonight? Krissie is coming to dog-sit and we haven’t seen each other in months. There will be much laughter, especially if I practice putting on make-up.