I have been accused, by people close to me but whom I will, in the kindness of my heart and for their own protection, refrain from naming, of wearing clothes simply "to avoid being naked" and not because the clothes look nice or have any redeeming characteristics.
I have received word from one who is, in most universes, the undisputed expert on fashion (and everything else, really, just ask her, she'll tell you) - THE FEMALE JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT. A representative of this renowned body wrote, on a birthday card addressed to ME:
"...you dress great!"
Ladies and gentlemen, I rest my case.
Other, less eternally-significant comments on the card my students made for me while I was skipping school on my birthday include:
"Thanks for being nice to me, even tho I talk! and talk and talk and talk!"
"thanks so much for putting up with our big mouths! But we love you! your my favorite!"
"Happy B-day Senora Merrill you'r so cool, like a fresh drink in the hot summer beach, don't change you'r funniness!"
"You rock at French so enjoy some fries"
"You are so great at teaching us, you try really hard!" - ?!?!
"Thanks for helping us learn french, and please don't ever leave us with a substitute again!"
I'm like a well-dressed fresh drink in the hot summer beach. Ah yeah, baby. Would you like some fries with that?