Monday, January 22, 2007

La Botte

My class meets for the second time tonight. I feel more prepared, but that makes sense. Who ever feels prepared on the first day, really? It didn't help that they'd changed the room and I had to race across campus to a different building, arriving late and red-faced. Unfortunately, the new (and permanent) location is not near any good parking lots. Oh well, c'est la vie.

I picked up my textbook and workbook on Saturday after work. The whole textbook industry is such a racket. Why do they have to be so expensive? Is it copyright issues? I did sell back my two books from last semester for a whopping $30.

I managed to resist buying a pair of Uggs, too. How, you ask, is this related to a post on my French class? Especially since the boots in question are quite ugly? Because I felt so out of place being practically the only female not wearing a pair in the sea of 19 year old girls. How do they afford them? I happened to check on-line, and they can run $150-$200. I guess I'll have to keep wearing my snowmocs and being un-cool. It's hard being so easily influenced when it comes to fashion.

7 comments:

Sara said...

Those Uggs just boggle my mind: they are so hideous. But you are right, they are everywhere. Last time I went to Starfucks, I was the only female sans the uglies. I found out peppermint mochas are available year round (despite only being on the menu for the holidays) and that made me forget all about the boots. While acknowledging that I am not hugely suceptible to fashion memes, I still urge you to try the foofy coffee antidote. What the hell?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

what on earth are uggs? I am old enough now to be totally uncool. A link?

I'm still on hold. And still hungry.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

At least we are going out to dinner tonight so I don't havt to cook. Uggs?

Erin said...

Uggs are ugly but they look warm

Nicole said...

Hate the Uggs, to be honest. Totally impractical as they are ruined in the snow when they get wet. Remember when they first came into fashion about 20 years ago? I had a pair then, but living in CA there was really no need for them. Since then I have reformed my fashion victim status.

Erin said...

Oh, that's good to know, Nicole. Practicality can sometimes outweigh impulse... :-)

Jenny F. Scientist said...

Mr. S calls them Sherpa boots.

What kind of French are you taking? (In general.)