Wednesday, January 5, 2011

To My Friends and Readers in Lit Fields...

...happy MLA to everyone! May the papers be good, and the socializing better. May you get the discount copy of that book you've always wanted but never been able to afford. May those of you with interviews impress the holy hell out of those hiring committees while remaining true to yourself. And may your eyewear be the most stylish of anyone's there.

Newly purchased nerdy-chic glasses: my way of being with my
infinitely hipper MLA brethren & sistren in spirit.
(And also of being able to actually, you know, see things.)

13 comments:

Not Nurse Ratched said...

Nice DoF!

haphazardmusings said...

Hot specs!

angelasw said...

I love them! Have fun!

Comrade PhysioProf said...

Seeing things clearly is totally overrated. My vision had been getting a little fuzzy, so I went to the eye doctor. She measured my optics, and told me I could use a little correction in each eye, so I got the prescription glasses. I tried wearing them, but everything looked TOO SHARP!! I like the world better fuzzy!!!

Tiger Mom PhD said...

nice specs! reminds me I am a couple of years overdue and my glasses are pretty ragged...but work :)

English Adjunct said...

The first somewhat positive MLA post I've read! And hot glasses!

WorstProfEver said...

Waaaa, the glasses issue, I'm still getting over the fact that I had to slap on my glasses to be taken seriously, so I don't like to wear mine now. But perhaps I should reconsider -- those are some devilishly handsome frames!

Notorious Ph.D. said...

I almost never wear glasses myself -- interferes with both bike riding and photography. But I'm wearing these every chance I get.

AliceAcademic said...

Love those frames! I love wearing glasses even while riding my bike but nothing makes me feel more nerdily embarrassed than walking in from the cold and having my glasses fog up as I walk up to the coffee- shop counter or into the bus. I hope someday some nerd invents self-defogging lenses.

Anthea said...

I love your glasses! I found that I had to start wearing glasses again due to eyestrain while writing up dissertation. Then sadly I had to get another stronger precription once I'd submitted it. :-(

a. b. said...

Bike riding? You need to get a super sexy neon neoprene headband for your glasses. I assure you, it's not dorky looking at all.

Notorious Ph.D. said...

A.B., it's not the dorkiness (I'm way past that); it's the glare. I can't wear these glasses and sunglasses at the same time, and where I live, even when the sun isn't really "out," there's a great deal of glare. I make my living with my eyeballs, so it's the one thing I assiduously protect.

undine said...

Great-looking glasses!