Week 19 :: of better days and badass-ness

The highlight of my day yesterday was willingly getting in front of the camera.

Video camera, even.

I contributed one line to the CO video that is being viewed by over 100 other staff members.  I will be large and in charge on a screen.  I was hot and sweaty and probably had raccoon eyes from my non-waterproof mascara.

And I didn’t even blink twice.

It is a testament to the infectious spirit of this place that not only did I agree to something I have yet to do in “the real world”, I also didn’t flinch – internally or otherwise – when I got my mythical lanyard and saw the results of the mug shot.


Because although it makes me look like this guy, it also makes me look really happy.  And, considering the harrowing day I had yesterday, that’s saying something.

I think it has a lot to do with being Maricel.  Not Mom. Or Babe. Or Mrs. Edwards.


I’d forgotten what she was like, but now that we’ve rediscovered each other, I’m realizing she’s goddamned brilliant.  She takes charge.  She gets shit done.  She walks fearlessly to a 24-hour deli at night by herself in a strange city.  She attempts to install air conditioning units.  She chats up random people at the dining hall without waiting to be approached.  She does dead lifts from that:

office door

She eats fish and tofu, drinks an obscene amount of water, and has avoided the free-for-all dessert bar since she’s been here.  She goes to bed at 1am and still manages to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 6am to scarf down a serious protein breakfast while people half her age yawn their way to the cereal.  She’s kinda badass.

7x7 remix week

Unfortunately, her badass-ness doesn’t extend to finding a laundry room.  Okay, I know where the laundry room is; I just don’t want to use it because it’s in the basement of the boys’ dorms and really, do I need to say more?  I’m either going to wait for my weekend off and do laundry at KS#1’s place or buy more clothes.

7x7 remix week

I’m also going to finish off 7×7 remix with this outfit.  Had I been home, where I never sweat and/or I have unlimited access to a washer and dryer, I’d pursue it to the bitter end.  But since neither of those things are a-happening right now, and since I don’t do outfit posts on the weekends anyway, let’s just call this baby done.  Hope you enjoyed my living like an impoverished college student on a meager wardrobe.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Old Navy
Jeans – Rewind @ Kohl’s

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6 thoughts on “Week 19 :: of better days and badass-ness

  1. Selah says:

    All your Yale pics make me want to watch Gilmore Girls again. Rory Gilmore went to Yale, and they did a good job with the sets because your pictures look familiar. 🙂

    • mtsedwards says:

      I stopped watching GG right before Rory went to Yale. How fun that it was so authentic! I think my next pic will be of the gargoyles guarding our dorm. ;p

  2. jenortega says:

    Is that where you eat breakfast? Wow! So glad you are feeling yourself, and you do not look like “that guy” at all.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Yep, that’s Calhoun. We’ve been dining there all this week but when the kids come, we all move to the ginormous Commons and I’ll take pics of that then.

      Yu’re very kind, but you KNOW I look like “that guy”. ;p

  3. Selah says:

    I think this is my favorite outfit of the week! The navy and coral combo is great!
    So, your husband calls you babe? That’s what I call my husband. 🙂 I’m sure I’ve called him that since before we were married, but I never realized it until my son was about 2 and asked me “Is Daddy’s real name babe?”!

    • mtsedwards says:

      He used to be “babe” and he’d call me “peeps” coz I love stale marshmallow Peeps. A LOT. But over the years, we’ve switched it up.

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