As happens occasionally, I’m starting to lose it.
o_O School, mostly. I have a grad-student-life post, a followup-on-the-shiny post, and several PWIs to do. I even mostly have pictures! No verbiage, but pictures. The good news (at least for me) is, I have a job! It was my #2 choice while interviewing, but it was a strong choice – great school, interesting city, and (hooray!!) close to my family! Also, my startup package* is extremely generous; basically, that tells me that they really are determined to see me succeed.
So basically: WHEEEE, JERB!!!
Oof. Okay. Done. For the moment. 😀
That does mean that I need to figure out moving to another city at about the same time as defending my thesis. (Oh, and I should write that. …yeah.)
But for tonight, I’ll just note that my Zoya sale haul** came.
Heeee! Many little bottles! Names are shown from left to right, with Monet (the topper that I had to have, which started this whole thing) in the middle. Codie, Anne, and Ray (bold-faced) I didn’t choose, they were gift add-ons.
It did occur to me that Project Wear-It sort of depends on the basic assumption that I’m wearing polishes faster than I am buying them. Usually I have no trouble convincing myself that that must be true, but… hm.
*Money the school commits to you for getting a new lab set up, buying robots, travel, and so on, until you have grant funding coming in.
**The much-touted “exchange” is, of course, basically just a sale, since they don’t actually care if you send polish back to them (although a tidy way of getting rid of nail polish is nice). Also, Zoya’s big thing is that they are “5-free” (missing five scaaaary chemicals). This annoys me mildly because only a few of those chemicals are even worth avoiding, but annoys me substantially because most polishes don’t contain these 5 things. (Ingredient labels!) So treating it as selling point is basically a version of this – it’s disingenuous scare-marketing. For an extremely informative post on the topic, please see this post by Robyn at Brightest Bulb in the Box. (And then also all her other posts.)