at a grad conference in illinois

March 2, 2012

here’s an expert tip for conference goers:
putting the butter packet in the condom pocket of your jeans
is a great way to make it spreadable.

so long as you don’t forget it’s there.
then you’ll have a melted butter mess
and permanent stain on your jeans.

i’ll let you imagine which scenario happened to me this morning.

(and yes, i’m wearing jeans at a conference. i figure if a dude on my panel can wear jeans and a ribbed sweater from the early 2000′s while giving his paper, i can wear jeans when i’m not giving a paper)

6 Responses to “at a grad conference in illinois”

  1. depravedDyer Says:

    Especially well buttered jeans. I would imagine they’re also easier to get into.

  2. Sally at RivendaleFarms Says:

    Hoping at least it’s the back pocket, slightly (but only slightly) less embarrasing than the front pocket.

  3. Nancy Paris Says:

    HI Steven,
    Ha! I know I am redundant, but you crack me up every time.

    You didn’t REALLY do that to butter, did you? :),
    Nancy P

  4. Hope Musick Says:

    You make me smile. Try Dawn dishwashing liquid to pre treat the butter before washing the jeans. That stain may not be permanent. ;)

  5. SpillyJane Says:

    OK OK OK – you are surprised that academics are dressing like ASS?! Remember where you are, bitch! :)

    I did the grad school conference thing for YEARS, so yes, I know where you are coming from. Jeans at our big conference was a major MAJOR no-no when I was at McMaster – one of my department’s AMAZING, INSANE “unwritten rules.” They had tons of those – AND WRITTEN ONES, too. I have stories. OH, the STORIES…

    /colloquial weirdo out :)

  6. Anonymous, too Says:

    At least you didn’t drop it on the red carpet like Mr. Efron. . . .


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