I'm lucky. Not only do I have a job I enjoy, an office close to home and the ability to "flex" my hours, but I also am allowed a very casual dress code. Being the Cardiac IT Geek at our hospital, I am often found crawling under desks installing equipment, taking apart hardware, or schleping systems from room to room. So I am in jeans and low-heeled practical shoes most of the time.
Okay, 99.999999 % of the time.
If I have a meeting to attend, I may throw on a blazer to "dress up" a bit, but mostly it's just jeans, turtlenecks, sweaters, or the odd cotton shirt with a cartoon or Star Wars tie. I even accessorize with the latest in geek attire; a pager, Palm Pilot, and USB flash drive dangling from my keychain.
Yes, I AM a Fashion Icon for Nerds n'est pas?
It is extremely rare that I have to wear something non-denim, but today was one of those occasions.
The distinguishd team of Royal College Reviewers (the medical governing body to determine if we are worthy to teach Residents) were visiting our program for Accreditation. Of course, everyone wanted to look their best.
I showed up bright and early in my light grey dress pants, deep grey turtleneck topped of with a charcoal blazer, heels AND silver jewelry that didn't have the name of a software manufacturer inscribed on the side. I was uncomfortable, but I looked acceptable.
So of course, I chose today of all days to
dump chili into my lap at lunch.
Gad... I am such a Nerd.
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