So after 30 years of not being in school, I have elected, of my own volition mind you, to re-enter the world of academia in pursuit of a Master’s degree, so that, ironically, after being in the fashion business the better part of 25 years, I can teach fashion at the college level. It’s a racket, but I’m playing along. It will be interesting to see the other side of the fence after being in the business world. And I’m thinking maybe I’ll write a textbook since today I was FLOORED by the $200 price tag for a slim volume entitled “Consumer Behavior”…can hardly wait to be enlightened.
I know, my cynical side is coming out, but can you blame me?
So my Orientation today consisted of info on the Library, IT services, and the Health Center. I did not hear one word about how the heck my 2 web classes work…I guess I’ll be logging online every hour waiting to see when my class ‘starts’ and what I’m supposed to do. I do have one on campus class and I understand how that works, at least I think I do, or I did!
So the Dean of the entire Graduate School closed his overview with the following “Thank you for shopping at Wal-Mart”. I wish I were kidding. I really don’t know what to make of this. I know he was trying to be humorous, but seriously?
On a completely different note, my older daughter turned 17 the other day, and is celebrating this evening with a 1920’s themed party. She had to work on her birthday since she is a Starbuck’s BARISTA.
Am attaching a picture of my unique fashionista. I am not sure where the passion for that decade came from but I’m sure the faux cigarette and vibrant red lips have a lot to do with it. I know it wasn’t Downton Abbey since she hasn’t watched it. Season 3 is about to start and the fashion blogs are already abuzz channeling the 20’s as the hottest trend. Maybe she’s onto something??