Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Embracing the inevitable

I have now become That Academic Lady--the one with a framed picture of her cat on her desk.

14 comments:

squadratomagico said...

Congratulations and welcome!

Doctor Cleveland said...

As long as its a photo, and not an oil painting, I think you're okay.

Horace said...

Wow. When you fall, you really fall fast!

Dr. Crazy said...

My kitties are my screen-saver on the work computer. Everyone always compliments me on their handsomeness :)

In other words, from one "That Academic Lady" to another, I salute you and your kitty.

Renaissance Girl said...

Is the photo in a cat-shaped frame? If not, and if you don't keep an afghan over your lap, I think you're good.

life_of_a_fool said...

It took one of my cats dying to fully embrace being That Academic Lady. Embrace it! And, I agree with others -- one little framed picture? that's nothing!!

Sisyphus said...

Yay! My cats say hello!

DDB said...

Just don't become That Cat Lady...

Pamphilia said...

Welcome to the coven.

irina said...

If it helps at all, I tend to keep pictures of other people's cats around. Because I don't have one of my own. They're not framed, but I think it's pathetic enough as is.

Ink said...

No cause for concern until all of your clothes have little cat pictures on them. :)

The Bittersweet Girl said...

And what's wrong with that? she asks, nervously looking at the TWO framed pictures of her cats and the screensaver of her dog, and nary a picture of her human companion in sight ...

Really, what's the problem?

miltonista said...

I was in Philly's Italian Market district a year or two ago and walked by a butcher shop that was selling taxidermied deer heads for $40. I came very, very close to buying one and mounting it on my office wall. I figured if I mounted it behind my desk, any students who came to talk to me would see a deer head looming above.

I regret not doing it.

Flavia said...

Miltonista: ohh! I so want a taxidermied owl. Though I'd have a hard time deciding whether it belonged in my home or my office.

And for what it's worth: the cat photo is not oriented so students can see it. They get, instead, a nice view of the human skull (plastic, but pretty realistic) sitting on the bookshelf just behind and to the right of my head.