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Lucy had her work cut out for her
.Thursday, November 10, 2011 ' 8:32 PM
in which I get free tea in the mail!

I ordred three Tiesta tea blends with a very old Groupon last week, and they arrived in the mail today! However, they were also accompanied by three smaller packages of tea that I neither ordered nor was charged for. Free tea! I suspect they are samples of some kind. Expect tea reviews in the near future! I am about to make the Nutty Almond Cream with a dash of milk. It seems like an appropriate treat to sip as I make my way through Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys for the remainder of my evening in pursuit of a topic for my Victorian Lit essay.

Jean Rhys? Victorian Lit? How do these two topics go together, you ask? Stay tuned to find out in later blog posts.





shirt and skirt: American Apparel
belt: thrifted
cardigan: thrifted JCrew
tights: H&M
socks: Hue via Dillard's
boots: Naturalizer via JCPenney
necklace: hand-me-down via a friend

Tomorrow is my Victorian Lit professor's birthday, and we threw her a bit of a surprise party today, the vast majority of the class bringing in food and drinks of various kinds. I went out and bought some yellow lillies for her before class and had them wrapped in some green paper. I ought to have taken a photo. I love yellow flowers of all kinds! And I think that Professor FB was pleased. We all signed a card for her. She said, "I hope that you all live to have students like this."

Me, too.

In other news, I took a cue from Chelsea over at Bright Side Dweller and took part in this Hipster Paper Doll Maker. I'm not going to lie; if I lost about 20 pounds and had better luck with brushing my hair, I think this would pretty much sum me up:


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What a sweet thing to do for you professor! I was too afraid to tell my students that it was my birthday a few weeks ago; I didn't want them to ask how I am and then realize I'm just a few years older than them! But maybe when I'm teaching grad students I won't worry so much. Enjoy the tea!

By Anonymous Martina Lynne :: the life academic, at 9:45 AM  

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