Because it’s Valentime’s Day and I’m wearing red, I have accessorized with a lovely red bracelet made for me by my friend Stacey. It has a little thing on it with a bell in it, so it jingles whenever I walk (almost like I’m Santa!). Obviously this is a lovely and gorgeous piece of jewelry.
I am reminded of my first job out of college. It was 1998/1999. I had a hippie skirt WITH BELLS ON IT and those really loud Steve Madden slides that made a THWAP THWAP THWAP sound every time you took a step. Perhaps these things would have been appropriate if I worked in, I don’t know, Tela Ropa (hands up if you remember that place!) but I worked at an office where 10 or so people sat around in a room and indexed academic journals for a database. It was quieter than a library.
What the hell was I thinking?
Anyway, I’m able to walk around holding my little jingle bell today, so at least I can pretend to be slightly more professional than I was in the late 1990s.