This weekend I had the rare opportunity to play dress up and meet up with the girls. Several good friends are getting married this summer, so this was my first weekend of bachelor-ette activities. Yesterday, we all met in Greensboro for tea and a nice dinner. While I realize it is probably nothing like the real thing, I love having the “British”tea at the O’Henry. The scones with clotted cream and lemon curd were extra yummy. Everyone wore cute dresses and we sipped our tea like ladies. I don’t have a full length mirror so you can’t see the dress, but I like this picture because I feel like I’m finally showing my age a little more. Maybe no one else would notice how my smile lines have deepened or the crows feet around my eyes, but I like them. Later this year when I actually turn 40 I might change my mind about that, but for now I like looking a little older.
The best part of yesterday was just getting to hang out and chat with old friends and new. Dr. Poet-pixie was at tea, and I finally got to meet her husband afterwards. I even managed to squeeze in a quick visit with Dr. Ouiser. I think that is what I miss most about our new location is the ability to just go out with the girls.
It even made me feel a little better about academic life because I got to talk to other academics and realize it is pretty much the same everywhere. Yes, that is oddly comforting. Most importantly I learned about a new lipstick. I need to get some Clinique Black Honey; apparently it has the Real Raisin property of looking good on everyone.