Dividing by zero
What I Wore to Work Today: February 25, 2015
Jacket: Ann Taylor, new
Hey look, there’s my dog.
I can’t remember if I have worn this jacket yet in pictures here. It’s the jacket part of the suit I finally bought last November after saying for years that I needed to buy a real suit, one that comes in petite sizes to avoid the child-playing-at-adulthood look that can happen with a small young-looking woman. So there I was on Black Friday, perusing Ann Taylor’s website and guessing at which pants style I should buy (6 variations based on trouser vs straight leg and traditional vs modern vs city fits). So far I have been wearing the pants (trouser leg, modern fit) and jacket as separates, which the internet tells me is OK and TERRIBLE, depending on which website I ask. I haven’t actually worn the skirt yet, making its cost-per-wear incalculable. ($Price / # Wears = $50/0 = ???)
When I was in elementary school I dreamed of winning the Nobel Prize in Mathematics for determining how to divide by zero. My innocent little self didn’t yet know that 1) there isn’t a Nobel Prize in Mathematics and I should have been dreaming of the Fields Medal, 2) the Fields Medal had not been award to a woman until 2014, and 3) dreams that big would not be part of my life. Sorry to disappoint you, 9-year-old self.
This depressing message brought to you by the migraine that lived forever.
I’m ok, just worn out. Things will be better soon, before this post hits the presses even.