Mrs. Brinbach: I have recently renewed my passport in preparation to study abroad in Argentina (goodbye, elementary-school picture!). I am currently looking for a new passport cover--the Pokémon one I so loved in second grade no longer appeals to me. I'm looking for something made from quality leather, preferably without a pattern (though a tasteful one would be acceptable), and I definitely want to be able to monogram it. What are your suggestions? (Psst--I'm a college kid on a budget!)
There are tons of decent looking passport covers all over the internet. Everyone from Pottery Barn to a great travel source called flight001.com sells passport covers which won’t hurt your wallet. Cute, right? Have a great semester!
Lisa, are you considering writing a book on international preppy? It would be interesting to see how different each country interprets their "preppy" and even so, how "preppy" is translated. For example in Mexico a preppy is called a "fresa" meaning strawberry meaning preppy. Just a thought.
I am considering writing an international preppy guide, as a matter of fact. In September’s American ELLE, I wrote an article about what it was like to see preppiness in Europe and Japan. Gracias!
When I was watching the women’s road race event, I had no idea at first what Peloton meant. The way I interpreted what I saw on screen, Peloton was — don’t laugh — the name of a Russian cyclist. Think about it; Peloton sounds Russian. Pelotonoff. Peletonov.
Peletonovska. Anyway, I learned as you did that peleton refers to the group behind the leaders in a bike race. I’m not sure if you can have a peleton in a marathon or other sorts of races, but I’m doing my best to use it in a kind of “off-label” way. I am not expecting FDA approval (nor OED approval), but it’s more fun than joining the chorus of complainers about the Olympics.
I realize the objections are really about the way NBC and its many offshoots are deploying delay tactics but rather than complain about all the complaining, indeed, rather than join the peloton of gripers, I’d like to say my Science Experiments and I are enjoying what we’ve seen of the 2012 Olympics, and we’ve laughed at the sarcastic tweets written at NBC’s expense.
NBC can take it like a grown up.
This evening at 5:45, I’m sipping a rare DecafO’Clock mug of fake coffee. The rosé can wait.
It’s horrendously hot out (sounds like a grievance to me) but in my hermetically-sealed writing room, I’ve had to turn off the air conditioning and appreciate the fact that it works, and sometimes, even I do.