refinery29 just posted an article about how to wear neon. i think you'd dig it.
Yes!! Good timing on this post, I literally ran into Kristian from Refinery last night, in my neon dress, as he was getting into the cab I was exiting outside of the jane. I love these shoes-Thanks Sara!!
Every time a ‘sensitive’ man writes about his ‘appreciation’ of women, he will inevitably get it disastrously wrong. Nine times out of ten, he’ll idiotically defend ‘The Notebook’ as undervalued while stressing the notion of periods and childbirth as heroic and beautiful feats of feminine…
“She’s Not There” by Nick Cave and Neko Case // Originally by The Zombies
Two of rock’s greatest voices teaming up to cover a classic Zombies jam for True Blood? Sounds like a fucking great idea. Nick Cave should be involved in everything that has a Southern Gothic vibe, then again - so should Neko Case. Glad True Blood’s music supervisor thought to pull this one off.
LOOK, MY HEAD EXPLODED. LITERALLY.
for the love of god!! this song makes me want to become a dirty sexy drug addict.
I pulled up a picture of bibi on my tumblr to show jack how adorable his kitten is, cleverly hiding the address bar to protect my secret identity Jack: haha I saw your name on it!! Me: no you didn’t! Did you really? Jack: no. I’ve known it all along because of hungover owls. Well. That is something. That is…embarrassing. I’m going to spend the rest of the day watching YouTube videos of Jimmy Fallon doing celebrity impressions because I’ve lost all control.
Me: Do you think I’m interesting? … I’m not asking you…tell me how great I am…want to know if people see me as vapid…
Jack: Of course I think you’re interesting. I also think you are smart. As you keep working people will take you more seriously, not that they don’t already
Background: I couldn’t speak until I was 4, thanks to daily visits with a speech therapist. The issue was compounded by complications from a routine childhood vaccination and my early entrance into school. Being a year or two younger than everyone in my class throughout school, especially during the formative years, I struggled to grasp social concepts that my young mind just wasn’t developed enough to understand. I would never catch up to them. I have by now but the experience caused me to grow up to be-averse (yeah)-to certain situations. Sidenote: I don’t care how smart they are, my kids will not skip grades or start school when I did for this reason.
"Just thank god you look the way you do" is what I grew up hearing from my mom and grandmother, occasionally my dad. I don’t think it came from a mean place, just unproductive because that attitude didn’t provide the encouragement or resources I needed to work on my interpersonal/social development. But of course communication skills were overlooked, my family is full of love but no one knows how to communicate.
I went to my ex for criticism that would help me refine my interactions with others. There is a disconnect between the way things are in my head and the way they appear once the thoughts manifest in whatever form outside of my head. I’ve always been this way. Familiarity dispels the awkwardness but not many make it long enough to witness this. It’s true, I swear!
There are goals I am trying to achieve, personally/professionally, and communication is sometimes a challenge. Thank god I have someone rational and emotionally intelligent like my ex, who had the patience to get to know me no matter how difficult I made it, who will tell me when I need to work on something and give me helpful advice/criticism to push me forward. I often debate whether or not certain direct or indirect communication needs explanation given my propensity for ambiguity and abstraction. Attempts to clarify are usually acute and abrasive, Jack is used to this, but it makes others uncomfortable. Finding a smooth and consistent pace and being specific is today’s assignment.