Being fat and brown and working class, I never really had a choice about being political about my identity...
Just a thought that occurred to me. Something that I need to remind myself when people who don’t take the personal as political see things differently than I do: to remember to be gentle and caring and a willing teacher when it comes to telling people to check their privilege.
For your Amy Winehouse costume - have a look at the Pinup Girl Facebook page, in the celebrities album you'll find photos of Amy Winehouse wearing certain PUG dresses. You could always get one of those for a really authentic costume! Good luck in the search, either way.
Ooh, thanks for reminding me about that! I already pulled the trigger on yet another Pinup Girl Clothing dress, but it’s nice to know that I’m on the right track. I totally considered the tiger print one!
I seriously need to be locked away in a padded room during certain times in my hormonal cycle
Not because I get bitchy (I do) but just because of how damn clumsy I get. I almost broke another piece of glass this month, plus I slipped on some loose gravel Saturday and skinned the fuck out of my knee. I need time off for my periods like Liz Taylor.
I hit up the Missoni for Target launch today (along with 10 million other people)
The website has been up and down all day, and the store shelves are empty of merch already. But I snagged a few things! I ordered some boots and an overnight bag (both things I genuinely needed) online, and I think they’re gorgeous:
I found the candle at one of the local Target branches, along with some sleep masks that I don’t even see listed online. I’m keeping the black chevrons one for myself, and I thinking I’ll give the other one and the candle to someone for Christmas.
It’s a pretty nice line, so it’s too bad that the ebay scammers have been ruining it for everyone by buying it out. Hopefully once the furor dies down they’re able to restock a bit. Not that I need to spend any more money! But maybe somebody else does.
Something fun to do is when you finally get through to a customer service rep via phone, say “Thank you for holding me. I’ve never been held that long in my life.”
OMG. I have answered thousands of phone calls, including plenty from people who tried to holla at me just based on my “lovely voice” (way to make me feel like I’m providing free phone sex, creepster). But if somebody pulled this line on me I would be utterly charmed.
FYI Missing e had to disable the Follow Checker and Unfollower features
Just in case you were going crazy looking for it, like I was.
Recently, Tumblr began to enforce an API License Agreement which prohibits the use of many of the features of ‘Missing e’. In order to continue distributing ‘Missing e’ and preserve as many useful features as possible, all those that depended on the Tumblr API (and those which put excessive strain on Tumblr’s servers) were removed as of ‘Missing e’ version 2.0.0.
Almost all features were preserved or modified (with little to no perceivable impact) to acheive this goal. However,Follow Checker and Unfollower were removed from ‘Missing e’.
Also, Tumblr limits GIFs to 500 KB, which is why I always have trouble adding my choice of GIFs to posts like these.