My closet. VERY empty, which is strange.
This is basically the only thing left in my closet. WEIRD. I tried this little ensemble on last night (which was a trippy experience, let me tell you) and it got me thinking--why in the name of all that is holy are traditional outfits so FUNNY looking? What exactly is the point of wearing a robe and a hat with a piece of square cardboard on the top? It is an ensemble that no matter how hard you try (and believe me, I've been trying) you can't make look good. You just have to accept the fact that you are going to look silly. And, of course, NYU's colors are purple and white so the robe is that lovely electric grape color that is oh-so-flattering when put on an oversized choir-type robe. And, because my brain is so big (sure), I get to wear the biggest gold tassel you've ever seen. I'm not complaining (especially since I'll be able to tie up tapestries quite easily when I'm done with the tassel), it's just for some reason last night was the time when, without the pomp and circumstance and excitement surrounding this outfit, I realized how silly it makes you look. At the same time, I can't WAIT to put on that bright purple robe and enormous tassel and walk across the stage at Radio City Music Hall. Yes indeed, in a little more than 12 hours I will be college graduate and I will be more than happy and willing to wear the silly outfit. Who am I kidding, I love costumes and the one I'm wearing tomorrow is going to be AMAZING.