Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Definition of Irony

This is what I wore to school today. My outfit consisted of a grey three-quarter sleeve sweater I bought at Forever 21 before we left, a brown pleated polyester skirt I bought at some souq here in Saudi, and my TOMS.

It was 109 degrees outside today. And I was wearing a sweater.

The full length skirt is a requirement. I'm also required to cover my shoulders and my elbows. The sweater was all my choice.

I chose to wear a sweater because, if there's one thing the Saudis do right, it's air conditioning! It is the ultimate irony that I am in the middle of one of the driest, most sweltering regions in the world, and I spend 85% of my day shivering from cold!

Our school is freezing cold all the time...Well, except for when the air conditioning breaks down. Then it's ridiculously warm. But I would say 9 times out of 10, I'm going to be blue from frostbite by the end of the day.

Unless I wear a sweater to school. In Saudi Arabia.

Who could have predicted?!

Vicariously yours,

1 comment:

  1. I see you found a place for your mr otter and mr pig pics- except your head is covering mr pig- by design?