Angalin

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  1. Fashion thread: updating classics

    I love smartwool socks so much, I follow them on Twitter. McGregor too. Oh yes. Yesyesyes. La Canadienne manufacture in Canada still, I think.
  2. Thanks for the updated thread, Ormond! I have a follow-up question to Baita's genealogical query, which maybe other people can help me with too. Ages ago I created a family tree on Geni and the site sends me notices of possible matches between my family tree and others, often based on names and similar dates/places. Sometimes the names will be a little different: is that more likely to happen because of inconsistent records or from family use of nicknames? eta: I love the name Eleanor and am glad it's back! Seeing The Lion in Winter on Saturday afternoon tv when I was young left me in awe of both queen and Kate Hepburn. Ormond, have you ever written about the name Mark and its variants? I searched the newspaper's site but couldn't find anything.
  3. Fashion thread: updating classics

    What Xray said about trousers and shoes. If you get a pair of ankle boots, Chelsea or something, you can wear them in a bunch of settings as long as they're polished. The sweater over collared shirt is practically an Oxford uniform, just make sure they're clean and tidy without any pills or holes.
  4. Special request

    Thinking of you and holding a space for the best outcome for you and your family.
  5. Careerchat II

    Good luck with the deposition. Can you get The Good Wife costume designer in on your side as well as Alicia? Hope you hear good news soon!
  6. Remember the like button on posts? I miss it sometimes ^^^ Owen Ellickson, one of the few highlights of this election along with every appearance by Michelle Obama. He liked a tweet of mine last week and it made my entire, flu-y day. And speaking of FLOTUS: what a speech. People pop up and talk about her running in 2020 or 2024, but I'd prefer to see her and Barack free of the White House to do their own things.
  7. Stornoway travails

    Hope your mum's recovery goes well and quickly, and that you can rearrange your travel needs without too much more hassle.
  8. Careerchat II

    that is AWESOME and exactly what I needed, thank you! Helps that I'm now officially a graduate, not just anxiously waiting on results.
  9. Fashion thread: updating classics

    Fabulous! <3
  10. Am I a coward?

    No, a million times no. You're phenomenally brave: it doesn't have to be on show all the time for strangers for that to be true. Love you.
  11. Sorry to hear you're going to have to go the more complicated way round to get this sorted, Eyelesbarrow. How frustrating. Student visas for the UK have become much tougher to get over the last couple of years, and yes, it's part of the immigration rule changes. It's making UK universities a lot less attractive: I've noticed people already here with student visas are more likely to look elsewhere for their next degrees, like Canada or the States. Student visa issues plus Brexit are really going to change what research/academia look like here and not in a good way, IMO.
  12. Which institution is this? Because if the faculty is ok with your paperwork, the admin in the dept should be guided by them. Wrt to visas, thanks to T May in her Home Office days, the student visa situation is a mess so the admin may be sincerely doing her best there. Again, though, the uni/faculty should be figuring that out at a higher level.
  13. The Call by Peadar O'Guilin [SPOILERS]

    When I read about the Cauldron, I had a flashback to Lloyd Alexander... uh-oh for someone. I hadn't thought about Conor's behaviour that way, Lily, but you're so right. Everything to preserve his sense of entitlement.
  14. Careerchat II

    In the spring I went to a workshop on women and jobs which said similar things. We tend to undersell ourselves drastically. If you know you don't want this position, let them know asap. I like the line about focusing on your studies. Ok, here goes (thank you for the suggestion): I'm a grad student finishing an MSc in history who's worked in both academic publishing and university admin. I guess what I'm looking for are jobs in the same fields but at higher levels (though why an MSc makes me any better at them, I dunno. I'm also tired after a weekend of refereeing between children so this is sketchy). I want a job that requires no overnight travelling and pays relatively well, but that's not what you say in a happy-clappy CV statement. Thanks for any help, folks. (sorry, can only be flip due to feeling seriously drained and the cat thinks it's well past time to go to bed)
  15. RIP My Dog Winter

    Sorry to hear this, drawk. Condolences on your loss.