Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lecture O' the Irish

Dress and cardigan: LOFT
Shoes: Target
Belt: Vintage, thrifted
Necklace: Gift from grandparents when I was 12

One of the best parts of teaching international students is getting to make a big deal out of cultural celebrations like St. Patrick's Day. I can wear green, play bagpipe music, and talk about the origin of the holiday all I want, because it's all new to them. And that's just one of cultural lessons I get to teach that no American student would want or need to listen to. I can talk at length about things like the word y'all, the rules of American football, and what people mean when they say, "Debit or credit?" Since I love to talk in general, having an audience going, "Really? So what happens if you don't move the ball 10 yards?" is kind of a dream come true. And almost no one ever falls asleep.

So naturally, I needed green today. I pulled out my favorite green dress, but since it's short-sleeved and it was a little chilly this morning, I wanted to add a cardigan (and when don't I?). I had a white one at first, but it felt a little boring. So I went with fuchsia, and used the belt to tie everything together. I felt great, and I even got a compliment when I was in line for breakfast at McDonald's. (It was that kind of morning. Don't judge.) And one student even asked me to keep playing the bagpipe music on my computer. That might have been because he didn't want to talk about irregular verbs anymore though. Maybe.


  1. This is my favorite of the green roundup today! Love how you incorporated it in a non-comical fashion. Though with your students, you could have probably could have dressed as a leprechaun and been totally fine.

  2. Aw, thanks! You're right though - one of my colleagues wore a green velvet bowler hat, and no one looked twice at him.


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