3.05.2012

what? | you can cite me in your next research paper if you'd like.

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The Modern Language Association (MLA) formatting standard for citing references, was the thorn in my well defined side during my academic career. In short, it's stupid, and I hated it. Now that thorn has devised a way for all you college kiddies to cite a tweet in your next college paper.

Great. Just when I decide to get a life and grow up, MLA does something that makes writing a paper seem cool. I may begin drafting intellectual tweets JUST so someone could cite deezz_nutz.

Amazing. [via]

3.04.2012

who are you? where did you come from? can we be friends?

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Dionne Bromfield.

Initially, I had no idea who the hell you were, but after careful investigation (ahem, a Google search) I quickly found out that you are indeed amazing. Beautiful, talented, and signed to your godmother Amy Winehouse's label Lioness Records; all I needed to know was that you are awesome and I want to be you when I finally decide to sprout a pair and grow up.

Or maybe it was just this editorial and the styling that made you so appealing? Whatever the case, I will be watching you from the stands when you blow up in the States in 2014 (because the US is late for EVERYTHING).

Sequin lazer cut skirt for the win! [via]

pinterest is ruining my life.

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I thought it might be a good time to get back into 'blogging' and what better way to do this than by discussing in length the ways in which Pinterest (follow me!) is ruining my life.

1) I have no time to blog because I'm too busy repinning anything that catches my eye on the front page of pinterest. Which means that I'm doing loads of clicking, because EVERYTHING CATCHES MY EYE.

2) I have no time to blog because I'm too busy planning out all the recipes I need to try NOW because the stupid pictures people post of food are making my mouth salivate something serious. No lie, all my friends are big fatties. Big hungry hippos who know that the way to my heart is totally through my mouth.......(pause?).

3) I have no time to blog because I'm too busy noticing how insufficient my clothing options are as of late. Who knew peplum was the next big thing, or that stacking JUST four bracelets was not enough and like, so last year? Not me.

4) I have no time to blog because I'm too busy planning for a wedding I'M NOT EVEN HAVING. It's madness! I've already decided what my invitations, 'save the dates', bridesmaid dresses will look like, AND WHAT MY GROOM WILL WEAR............WITHOUT HAVING A GROOM.

5) I have no time to blog because I'm too busy on Pinterest wasting all my time 'pinning' images. Which has caused me to notice that I am in desperate need of a life....

So follow me or something?

1.16.2012

snap!

‎"One day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I’m simply saying that more and more, we’ve got to begin to ask questions about the whole society. We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s market place. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. It means that questions must be raised. You see, my friends, when you deal with this, you begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the oil?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the iron ore?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that is two thirds water?’ These are questions that must be asked.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

i carry my cash in a paper bag.

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Jil Sander forever.
Way to make a paper bag awesome.

looking for stuff.

Looking for a new gig.
Someone please pray for a bitch.

1.03.2012

2012?

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I was telling my beau a few days ago that I was distraught because nothing of significance had happened to me in 2011. Last year was more of a subtraction of "things" than an addition of them. I took a step back and tried to find other forms of amusement, and in that found that the activity that legitimized me the most (to myself), was this little place on the internet.

I can't promise much, but I can promise that I'm back...

Happy freaking New Years.

10.23.2011

who?

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Found this in the Southside.
It is quite possibly the most amazing thing I've ever seen.

8.27.2011

the spoken word is unreliable.

"When you speak, you are speaking in the moment and prone to mistakes, and once the words come out of your mouth they are gone forever, or lodged in the memory of others, where they can be twisted or misconstrued. but the written word, it can be carefully fashioned. See, you can take your time with it. It lasts. Nobody is putting you on the spot. You write something down, there is power in it exactly because you have taken the time to write it down.

More than kisses, letters mingle souls."

(the lonely polygamist)

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