I presented my thesis to the nywea today. it went very well, except for the part where there were no comments and I don’t know if I 1. talked too fast, 2. did a terrible job, 3. bored the heck out of them, or 4. presented a topic that people don’t know much about, and therefore, will take my word as gospel.

because I’ve gained so much weight in the last 3 years, I don’t have a suit jacket that fits over my, well, boobs. let’s just be frank here. I gained about 10,000 lbs in my breasts. I didn’t want to buy a new one because I am, potentially, slimming, so instead I wore a skirt that I’d made but never finished, a tight sweater, and a sparkly broach. it was great. I don’t think I looked bad!

tomorrow I’m doing the “no suit!” thing again. I’m going to wear a tweedy skirt, shirt, and cardigan. I’m going to a client meeting. it’ll be fine. here’s a secret: while there are a lot more women engineers now than there used to be, people still have no idea how a lady should dress. so I get away with a lot. (case in point: a lady is not supposed to wear diamonds before 5, or a watch after 5. diamond studded watches? are not for the faint of heart.)