- Irony... or "Ironing," as a high school classmate titled an English paper on the element of irony in "The Gift of the Magi:" I worked to get people put into jail at my old job in DC. Perpetrator Accountability. Heavy stuff. Now at my new job in Austin, I work to find ways to get people out of jail. Prison overcrowding, budget shortfall. Heavy stuff.
- Boyfriend or no boyfriend, I've worn red and/or pink every single Valentine's Day just because. I love flowers. I love chocolate. I love love. This year, I rushed to work, not even thinking of a colorful wardrobe theme. A woman in another office complimented me on my hair, and I self-deprecatingly mumbled something about needing to look in the mirror and actually fix my hair today. She stared at me incredulously and said, "My DEAR! It is VALentine's Day!" as if today was my one chance to look presentable and secure a mate. Fail.
Happy Valentine's Day. Get excited if you're a prisoner in Texas.