GPOYW, Taking a Picture of Myself In a Bathrobe Rather Than Doing My Reading edition.
Bathrobes: what all the cool grad students are wearing.
I never had a bathrobe growing up; no one in my family did. But it seemed like something I needed for college. The walk from the communal bathroom to my room? My freshman dorm turned out to have one single bathroom for each pair of rooms, for each four students, so it wasn’t an issue, just three feet to walk wrapped in a towel. (I didn’t even wear shower shoes that year, I know, gross.) But so I have this absurdly large bathrobe that I bought in August of 2000. It was hanging on my bedroom door this morning, as it had been for the last few days, after it fell from the high closet shelf where it’s usually shoved. And I was cold, so after I put on some socks, I put this on, over the pajamas I’m wearing while I read in the kitchen so the black dress I want to wear today doesn’t get cat hair all over it. Cat owners: putting on black clothes at the very last second, since forever.