Con Movie Watchalong Wednesdays! -
Announcing Con Movie Watchalong Wednesdays! A series of nine classic con films, hosted by varlandgear (@Sonia_P_L) and me (@RoseLerner) on Twitter. Most of these are movies I haven’t seen and I’m super excited to discover them with you! We’ll be watching every other Wednesday starting September 17th and ending when my con artist book True Pretenses releases in January. We’ve staggered the times so hopefully folks on both coasts will have an opportunity to join in.
Watch the movies along with us on Twitter using hashtag #cmwaw.
The line-up: “The Music Man”, “Catch Me If You Can”, “Anastasia” (the cartoon, because DMITRI), ”White Men Can’t Jump”, “The Rainmaker” (Burt Lancaster and Katherine Hepburn OMG), “The Grifters”, “Six Degrees of Separation” (young Will Smith passes himself off as, among other things, Sidney Poitier’s son), “The Brothers Bloom”, and wrapping up with “The Sting.”
For the schedule, full movie descriptions, and links to trailers, go here.
The first one is tomorrow (9/17)! “The Music Man,” 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET. Hope to see you there!
The first flight of a pig took place at Leysdown, Kent, England. Lord Brabazon of Tara took the pig for a flight of about 3.7 miles from Shellbeach airfield on the Isle of Sheppey, 1909 (via)
Matthew Kellog in season 3
(Source: section-six, via varlandgear)
So I’m brainstorming titles for my next book, about Nick’s impassive valet Toogood and Phoebe’s snarky maid Sukey and suddenly…
the world of valet puns opened before me
Ain’t No Valet Low Enough
Valet on Your Floor
How Green Was My Valet
Lily of the Valet
To the Valet Below
Model of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in a Bottle
Moses Formstecher, 1760-1836
Offenbach (Germany), 1813
Glass: half-post blown; wood: painted; metal
11 1/4 × 5 in. (28.6 × 12.7 cm)
The Jewish Museum, New York
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bial, JM 21-79a
The best deodorant you will ever use
Seriously. 1/4 teaspoon in each pit and you can sweat your ass off, totally stink-free for like 2 full days. It’s a natural anti-bacterial so those little fuckers won’t multiply and make you smell. Plus it’s cheaper and healthier than any deod you can buy anywhere.
Use equal parts of the following:
With a few drops of whatever essential oil you want, for fragrance. Otherwise it basically just smells like nothing. I use tea tree oil & pine needle oil. Cuz they’re MANLY.
Note - It pretty much turns to liquid if it’s warmer than about 75 degrees. If you want to keep it solid, you can refrigerate it or add a little more corn starch.
Reblogging myself again, cuz I still use this and it’s still awesome
This is what I’ve been using for about a year now and it works wonders.
Not convinced it works? My fiance is literally the smelliest human being I’ve ever met when he’s been sweating all day. I made him some with tea tree oil and he now smells nice and mint-ish as the end of the day, even if he’s been outside working.
Not to mention it’s cheaper, smells better, better for you AND better for the environment to make your own :D
reblogging so i don’t forget to try this!!!!!! i hate most store-bought roll-on deodorants you don’t even know
The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.
A few months ago we announced our exciting new venture: Book Smugglers Publishing. BSP (for the initiated) will be publishing original short stories from all around the world. Our original goal was to publish at least three short stories every year, unified by a central theme, but given the incredible response we received and the high quality of the stories that were submitted, we could not limit ourselves to just three stories. We are thrilled to announce that in 2014 we will be publishing six amazing stories, every two weeks beginning on October 7.
Our goal with BSP was to find, curate, and publish stories that are not only entertaining, but that uphold all the tenets we value as Book Smugglers: we want stories that are subversive, feminist, and from diverse voices that reflect the world we live in.
We believe that the first six stories we picked meet this criteria, and we cannot wait to share them all with you. We will be announcing the line-up of authors and stories as well as revealing the first amazing (OMG so amazing) cover very soon.
For now, though, how about we reveal our official logo, designed by the fabulous Jacqueline Pytyck?
S is for Smugglers: Awesome Stories for the Discerning Reader