My roommates keep talking about their costumes for Mardi Gras week. I have no intention of buying or looking for a costume. I'm going to make it all about the shoes instead. I'm buying myself some wacky Nike hi tops or something along those lines. I see that as a wiser investment to make considering I could wear them for the mass bike rides too. As crazy as it sounds, my students have inspired me to care more about the shoes I wear when I'm not at work. I'm really looking forward to class tomorrow. I'm introducing them to similes, metaphors, and personification through hip-hop lyrics.