Comments on: Apparently, I’m ready for my closeup. http://www.historiann.com/2012/03/23/apparently-im-ready-for-my-closeup/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Thursday round-up: The Right Shoe, Judy Blume, No Obamacare for You Bluegrass Review : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2012/03/23/apparently-im-ready-for-my-closeup/comment-page-1/#comment-987766 Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:01:20 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18346#comment-987766 [...] hell. On a post last week that featured a new pair of shoes, a commenter asked if there were “shoes with manuscript-finishing powers?”  Girl, there’s a shoe, or a boot, for every job.  I’ve got these boots to inspire me [...]

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By: henry http://www.historiann.com/2012/03/23/apparently-im-ready-for-my-closeup/comment-page-1/#comment-986230 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:34:13 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18346#comment-986230 As the bug guy left our house recently, he called me “young man” … I was very insulted by this…I truly am getting old…

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2012/03/23/apparently-im-ready-for-my-closeup/comment-page-1/#comment-985936 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 01:29:40 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18346#comment-985936 Who would want to admit to that knowledge, Western Dave? (And who would start such a bizarre rumor?)

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By: Western Dave http://www.historiann.com/2012/03/23/apparently-im-ready-for-my-closeup/comment-page-1/#comment-985931 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 01:15:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18346#comment-985931 If we are talking about writing gear, rumor has it that Forrest McDonald wrote his books naked. Any of the colonialists confirm or deny?

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2012/03/23/apparently-im-ready-for-my-closeup/comment-page-1/#comment-985410 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:50:31 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18346#comment-985410 YES, B.O.C. They’re super-cute high heels for women, 40+ who either can’t or refuse to wear high heels. Like you said, Dr. Virago–”young but not too young.”)

I have gray hairs, but so far I think they’re blending into my highlights. As they say, old blondes don’t dye, we just fade to gray. . .

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By: Dr. Virago http://www.historiann.com/2012/03/23/apparently-im-ready-for-my-closeup/comment-page-1/#comment-985380 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:05:12 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18346#comment-985380 Love the shoes! Are they B.O.C. by any chance? They have a whole line of incredibly comfortable, colorful shoes with flowers on them and I can’t get enough of them!

I think when you project health and fitness — as you almost certainly do, Historiann — people perceive you as younger. Same is true for being fashionable — those shoes say “young” (but not too young — not like some kind of desperate-for-her-youth woman who gets monthly botox or anything). I find that around here people often mistake me for much younger than I am (even before I started covering the gray, and especially when I was in shape) and students are often *shocked* when they find out I’m their mother’s age. That just doesn’t compute to them. That said, it’s been awhile since I mistaken for a student! Congrats, Historiann!

Btw, the first time I got ma’amed was when I was in my early 30s, living in casual SoCal, and frequently mistaken for a student. I said to the guy who ma’amed me, “You were in the military, weren’t you?” “Yes ma’am,” he answered. Totally cultural.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2012/03/23/apparently-im-ready-for-my-closeup/comment-page-1/#comment-985368 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:38:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18346#comment-985368 I get ma’amed a lot by students, mostly by our vets. Like FFP says, it’s cultural & not necessarily a judgment on age. I kind of like it.

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By: Comradde PhysioProffe http://www.historiann.com/2012/03/23/apparently-im-ready-for-my-closeup/comment-page-1/#comment-985366 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:34:36 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18346#comment-985366 When I go into grant-writing mode, I stop shaving my face until the grant gets submitted. This cycle, I submitted two R01s, one in the middle of February and one in the middle of March, so I just kept it going. By the time I submitted the second one, I looked like motherfucken Grizzly Adams.

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By: Frustrated Full Professor http://www.historiann.com/2012/03/23/apparently-im-ready-for-my-closeup/comment-page-1/#comment-985354 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:04:11 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18346#comment-985354 I would never think you look like a student’s mother, h’Ann. I first got “Ma’am” from a student c. Age 30, and while I know it was cultural, oh, it made me feel old.

Love the shoes. They are happy! I always shower and dress before writing,, though not always high fashion!

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By: Fratguy http://www.historiann.com/2012/03/23/apparently-im-ready-for-my-closeup/comment-page-1/#comment-985324 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 12:40:11 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18346#comment-985324 Could I see your ID please ? Miss.

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