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Brrrrrrrrrrrr

So cold. Forgot to bring jacket to work. AC is on full blast and I'm in a t-shirt and capris and sandals. And I didn't have enough breakfast and too much coffee so now I feel weird.

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luckaduck
May. 27th, 2003 12:36 pm (UTC)
Chillin' Literally
Yeah, it's like -1 trillion degrees here in the executive offices of Ralph Lauren. I never eat breakfast but I had a banana about 20 minutes ago and, having worn the requisite Polo shirt and long khaki shorts, Lucky = frostbitten.
rivulet
May. 27th, 2003 01:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Chillin' Literally
People are weird. They need it to be 75 degrees in wintertime, and 55 degrees in summertime. And poor me either freezes or bakes, depending on whether I'm sitting at the computer or running around making deliveries. Ugh.

So, I should know this, being your mother and all, but what do you do at the executive offices at Ralph Lauren?
luckaduck
May. 27th, 2003 01:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Chillin' Literally
No problem, it's not called "neglect," it's called "being a laid-back Mom."

Since I took a leave of absence in mid-March from Dartmouth because Other Mommy fell ill, I can't travel far and wide for photo shoots as I was able to when I was living on the East Coast and Other Mommy's health was better. Thus my agency, knowing my tremendous fashion sense, got me a job much closer to home as a buyer for Ralph Lauren. Mirroring Rachel Green's former job on "Friends," I look through fabric swatches, dye colors and clothing designs to decide what is most marketable and attractive all the while predicting/creating future trends.

So I get to stay around and care for Other Mommy, with the exception of the standard Eight-Hour Day(TM), while still keeping my fingers on the pulse of the industry. I miss Dartmouth terribly but family comes first, you know? At the very least I get to bring home some samples and such, resulting in a further burgeoning wardrobe and feeling absolutely frigid in the office.

I mentioned the Relaxation Room in a previous entry about "Jerry Springer" and while I still have very little to do today, I shall not be entering the Relaxation Room because I think the clunky big screen is being replaced by a plasma. I don't need to get miscellaneous construction dust all over my exposed arms and legs.

So that's what I be doin' with my time, yo.

Thanks for caring, Mom. :)
rivulet
May. 27th, 2003 02:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Chillin' Literally
Wow, what a celebrity I have on my hands! I'll bet you make good money doing that stuff too, eh?

We ought to make a trade - I get a helluva good deal on Columbia Sportswear! :)
luckaduck
May. 27th, 2003 04:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Chillin' Literally
Woo-hoo! Yeah, it pays pretty well. It's more regular than modeling, less travel and I get to work standard hours (8-4 or 9-5 or even 10-6 if I'm feeling particularly repellent of the traffic crush), plus it's really fun! Everyone is older than me (even the interns) and yet I can still hold my own in water cooler conversations. Columbia Sportswear, huh? When I return to Dartmouth next Spring (a.k.a. Mud Season) I will definitely be needing some boots to slog through the slush.

Hint hint wink wink,
Lucky
rivulet
May. 27th, 2003 04:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Chillin' Literally
Well, go check out www.columbia.com and let me know if you see anything you like!

And as for me, I have no knowledge of Ralph Lauren. :) I don't even know current styles, or anything like that. You'd probably want to disown me if you saw what I wear every day. :)
huckfinn
May. 27th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Chillin' Literally
They need it to be 75 degrees in wintertime, and 55 degrees in summertime.

This phenomenon always fascinated me...
rivulet
May. 27th, 2003 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Chillin' Literally
Me too. C'mon, people, have a little compassion for the peon running your mail all over the world, and just wear a sweater instead of begging to get the thermostat changed!
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