why I almost bought an umbrella to go in the little compartment on the side that is apparently designed just to hold an umbrella but then I thought wait let's not act rashly. am umbrella might be more grown up than I am prepared for at this moment. it got me to thinkign about umbrellas though and how whenever a drop or two of rain falls here everyone opens their umbrellas and the first time I saw a sea of umbrellas I thought I had moved back to the east coast. apparently it is only in seattle that no one owns an umbrella.
so now I am all excited to take my new bag with all its little compartments with me to school on Monday. if the weather is warm I will wear my fedora. I'm thinking you see that if I start doing those things I suppose adults do then the prospect of finishing my dissertation won't be so frightening. if funky fedoras and fancy bags are what adulthood is all about then maybe I can handle it.