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New Today From Apple

Apple introduced it's new iMac G5 today. This thing can do music, slideshows, webcams, dvds, everything.....with a remote control! There are two sizes, 17 and 20 inch and comes standard with a wireless Internet card. This one goes on my Christmas wish list. www.apple.com

My Life on Mondays

_*For most, Monday mornings usually begin a new work cycle. But for this unemployed recent college grad, Monday mornings usually signal the start of a fresh week of self-loathing. Log on each Monday for a witty (read self indulgent) and adventurous (read criminally boring) slice of life from University Chic's Executive Editor, Stacy Hinojosa, an optimistic, job-hunting baccalaureate._

Somewhere a Sherpa is Crying

I have to admit, when I saw the flashing red and blue lights in my rear view mirror, I was hardly surprised. _"Why is he pulling us over?"_ asked my friend Virginia, sitting shotgun. _"Was it for that U-turn you pulled a few blocks ago? What, what's going on?!"_ She was trying to read my expression. It's the same expression I make when I'm playing Pacman on my grandmother's Atari set and the ghosts finally catch up to me. *My car's registration expired months ago.* There's no excuse for not having my story straight. I should have written it on an index card and practiced it in the mirror by now. And if I had, this would be the part of the story where I recount every word I said to talk my way out of the ticket, every sorry excuse, each alligator tear: proof that I was a quick thinker, a smooth talker, and pretty much the coolest person you know. No such luck. _"I'm so sorry officer, but you see, I just graduated from college and I'm looking for a job and, well,...I've applied at lots of places, but so far nothing but rejections. Anyway, I really can't afford to register my car right now, let alone pay a ticket for not registering it..."_ He took my license and went back to his squad car. I sat perfectly still, wondering if there was some way I could be arrested for this. My mom won't spot me five bucks for my drycleaning, I doubt she'll be too keen on bail. _"I have just a few questions for you and then you'll be on your way."_ *Hope. I had hope. That sounded positive.* He asked me for my current phone number and the last four of my social. I recited them with an ease that can only accompany the knowledge that I was about to go unpunished for something I was actually guilty of. Yes, I was going to go free. Free to spend another week avoiding coughing up the 77 dollars necessary to renew my registration...free to spend it on designer lip gloss and early-morning rounds of golf. _"Sign here."_ he said, handing me a clipboard and a pen. *A yellow citation slip.* Forget the alligator tears, I had real ones. This officer had just dashed my dreams of the new E.Zeus sherpa fleece handbag. Seeing my crestfallen expression, he told me, _"You're not a bad person. You're not even a bad driver. You just aren't registered."_ Now it's Monday morning and the memory of my run in with the law still stings. I took my car to get inspected. The result? A print out with the word *"REJECTED"* in bold 72-point font. My windshield wiper blades needed replacing. This is the third year in a row I've had to replace them. _"Would you like to pay the 77 dollars now?"_ the DMV worker asked me. I told her maybe in a couple days. _"Well, would you like to pay six dollars for a temporary pass?"_. I told her no, I figured no cop would ticket an unregistered, unemployed college grad with a big *REJECTED* sign. *stacy hinojosa graduated in August from Brigham Young University with a degree in journalism and is currently pursuing a career in magazine journalism and design. She found a vintage Pacman belt in an antique shop this weekend and used part of the 77 dollars to pay for it. She still plans on ordering her sherpa fleece clutch, but only if no sherpas were harmed in making it. You can email her at lifeonmondays@gmail.com.

Hot for Fall: Dior Kiss

!http://www.universitychic.com/files/dior.JPG! Today I was walking through the cosmetics section at Nordstroms and I thought to myself, *Dior Kiss is the grown-up version of the Juicy Tube*. Go ahead. Laugh. But I think it's true. Just last summer, I was driving a couple of 14-year-olds to the mall when they each pulled five juicy tubes from their respective 'limited too' purses and swapped flavors. *For more substantive information on cosmetics*, _(from someone who actually knows what they're talking about)_ check out our latest Beauty feature, "Beautiful You"://www.universitychic.com/taxonomy/term/47 by make-up artist and UChic beauty columnist, Kim Weinstein, author of _Pretty City New York_.

And Baby Makes Three

Apparently the only "newsworthy" story today is that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are expecting a baby. So here goes... Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are expecting a baby.

But What If It Gets Dirty?

!http://www.universitychic.com/files/bagit.JPG! *A new treatment is available for those suffering from handbag addiction.* A company is offering help to victims by allowing you to "rent" designer handbags, wear them for as long as you want, and then send it back and trade it in for another. The company is called *Bag, Borrow or Steal* and it offers three levels of membership... _(yes, you have to pay to do this)_. There is the Trendsetter level, the Princess level, and the Diva level _(think REALLY big Louis Vuittons)_. Anyway, sounds like an interesting concept to me. Check it out at "www.bagborroworsteal.com"://www.bagborroworsteal.com.

My Life on Mondays

_*For most, Monday mornings usually begin a new work cycle. But for this unemployed recent college grad, Monday mornings usually signal the start of a fresh week of self-loathing. Log on each Monday for a witty (read self indulgent) and adventurous (read criminally boring) slice of life from University Chic's Executive Editor, Stacy Hinojosa, an optimistic, job-hunting baccalaureate._

But I Really Do Love Brachiosaurs

I don't set my alarm clock anymore. There's no point. I'll sleep through it. I've tried buzzer alarms, clock radios, those old fashion wind-ups with actual bells on them. Nothing works. My parents used to wake me up for school with a squirt gun. Sometimes adrenaline wakes me up though. It's like subconsciously I know there's something worth waking up for, like school picture day or Christmas morning. Nowadays, I sleep till 11. Even my body knows I have nothing to get up for. I'm not going to bother to put on makeup. There's really no need to iron that shirt. *You know the saying, _"Find something you love to do and you'll never work another day in your life."_* I heard that all the time when I was a kid. Back then I was obsessed with dinosaurs. Then one day my dad told me paleontologists don't make much money. I was supposed to be a doctor or a lawyer. Well, I can't look at blood without getting dizzy, so lawyer it was. My first year of college, I declared political science as my major, but I still signed up for a paleontology class…just in case. The course was tedious. I spent two months studying varying types of prehistoric fish. Do you have any idea how boring that is? _(If any of you are paleontology majors, I'm sorry...really, I am SO sorry)_ I knew paleontology and political science weren't for me. I settled on journalism. But sometimes I still watch TV and think to myself, _"who decorated the set of that sitcom?"_ I mean, someone has to do that job. Someone out there spends their whole day shopping for a lamp. *_Who are these people?_ The ones with the fun jobs. The ones that don't _really_ work.* And why don't I ever meet them? _"Hi, my name is Sarah, I'm a personal shopper." "Hello, I'm Sam, I taste test candy bars."_ I never meet these people. Where are they? And what did they major in? There was no miscellaneous degree at my university. And now that I've graduated, it seems as if my entire job hunt revolves around good healthcare benefits. It's like, _"Forget finding a job you love, find something that will pay for your teeth cleanings."_ *But I think the progressive part of our generation is that we don't necessarily view our careers as thirty year investments. We're open to changing directions, starting from scratch, trading in security for substance.* And I for one am willing to forgo a teeth cleaning or two to find something I love doing. I want to want to wake up in the morning, because what I'm going to do excites me. *stacy hinojosa graduated in August from Brigham Young University with a degree in journalism and is currently pursuing a career in magazine journalism and design. She's watched _Jurassic Park_ 300 times and had 6 cavities filled last summer. She woke up today at 10:47. You can email her at lifeonmondays@gmail.com.

Welcome to October on University Chic!

This month is all about getting involved and meeting new people. Whether it's joining a campus club or sorority, organizing a study group, selecting a mentor or talking to a stranger at the gym, *the articles this month offer practical advice and first-hand experience about putting yourself out there and making new friends.* Also, watch for our on-the-job _HORROR stories_ later on in the month. Happy reading!




The Female Woodward and Bernstein

New York Times reporter, Judith Miller was released from jail yesterday after spending 12 weeks there for refusing to name her source in a story. Today, Miller testified before a federal grand jury, but only after receiving a letter and a phone call from her source, allowing her to break her silence. Pretty gutsy if you ask me. !http://www.universitychic.com/files/judith2.jpg!

Ladies and ….well, ladies, "Start the Dialogue!"

Commander and Chief, the new show starring Geena Davis as the first female president of the United States, pulled in an impressive 16.4 million viewers on its Tuesday premeire. In an interview, *Davis commented that the idea of having a woman president is a dialogue that should have been opened a long time ago.* She also said that if women are continually added to Congress at the way they have been, Congress will be equally made up of men and women in 500 years. _500 years!_ Right now, female presidential hopefuls could include Hilary Clinton, Condoleeza Rice and Elizabeth Dole. _But I still say Oprah 2012, baby!_

Ladies and ….well, ladies, “Start the Dialogue!”

Commander and Chief, the new show starring Geena Davis as the first female president of the United States, pulled in an impressive 16.4 million viewers on its Tuesday premeire. In an interview, *Davis commented that the idea of having a woman president is a dialogue that should have been opened a long time ago.* She also said that if women are continually added to Congress at the way they have been, Congress will be equally made up of men and women in 500 years. _500 years!_ Right now, female presidential hopefuls could include Hilary Clinton, Condoleeza Rice and Elizabeth Dole. _But I still say Oprah 2012, baby!_