A good luck snake for @booreefatheband
This dress will make a forest nymph baby pop out of your womb.
We played, it was lovely, moony and then we were kidnapped. Thanks for the warm fuzzy feeling and slight nausea from your applause.
The most amazing hashtag on instagram is #selfiewithcats.
Hey literary frogs and toads! Itching to get that 2,500 wds. or less short story or up to 3 poems or artworks off your over-stuffed desktop? SUBMIT to the Stray Dog Almanac Vol. 2, an Athens, Ga.-based literary outpouring of sorts, to be published later this fall. Deadline for submissions is Aug. 1, which is comin’ up quick! Send your stuffs to our Submittable portal, which has more explicit, foreboding guidelines.
New Mobile Websites from Picobarn
get yr mobile design on folks.
The holidays are saturated with kitsch, discounts and shopping lists galore. Rather than spend time convincing you that you need to buy X, Y, and Z this holiday season, I’m going to tell you a few ways you can imbibe the spirit of the season without succumbing to the traditional onslaught of credit card debt and unnecessary spending.
1. Holiday-themed CD Art
So I used to work in a radio station, and we would receive literally hundreds of promotional CDs in the mail every week. Now that we practically only listen to Spotify or our iTunes playlists, CDs are largely clutterpiles. But you can salvage even your most scratched CDs by making some old-timey 90’s-inspired CD art! There is plenty of room to get your creativity on. You can make a wreath, ornaments or a funky wall hanging for some tinsel-time charm in your home.
2. Knit, crochet, sew or glue a thing together.
Look down at your hands. Whoa: you have hands! Do something with them! What’s that you say? You’re not the crafty type? I have news for you, my friend: there is this glorious little slice of heaven, called all of the Internet. Go there, and search for “craft for my [insert relationship].” Like this spouse- or bf/gf/?-friendly “Keys n’ Junk" holder. Or, most likely you know someone (i.e. a friend, a lover, an officemate, an "it’s complicated" person) who loves beer. Get them a 6-pack of their favorite brew, decorate the bottles and container with reindeer accessories, including but not limited to, googly eyes, red and brown felt, red puff fluffs, and glittery brown pipe cleaner.
3. Write a thing.
Maybe you tend to maul things that require scissors or permanent markers? Don’t stress over it because you can always write a heartfelt letter and attach it to a picture framed with you and the giftee, like this sexy couple picture. If you’re really ballsy, you can take a lesson from my best friend who gave her boyfriend this present on their first Christmas together: Take a glamour shot of yourself, sign it, frame it, and attach a note that says, “You are officially the luckiest person in the world.”
4. Rather than buying stuff, which gets old, purchase an experience, which can become a memory.
Nostalgia is a powerful drug. Why not create the experience you’ll eventually be nostalgic for? To show how much you enjoy spending time with your giftee, purchase a pair of nice-seating tickets for your family member’s, friend’s, or significant other’s favorite band, comedian, play, movie, exhibition, etc. It’s the kind of gift that once you unwrap, there’s still something to look forward to. And if you’re all out of ideas, take a trip to the Galapagos.
5. Donate in the giftee’s honor.
War, poverty, disease, and all those major bummer things are prevalent in your life whether you are directly affected by them or not. Donate what you would typically spend during the holiday season on 2012’s top ten gadgets, toys, movies, books, games, etc. and funnel that money into a fund for charity. What cause is closest to your heart? Sure, it makes for an unimpressive gift unwrapping ceremony—unless you have a swanky, clever or controversial card—but it’s the kind of gift that makes a difference in people’s lives.
Marc Chagall: “A Poet And His Muse Costume Design for Aleko”
Not just a poet, but a painting of Pushkin by Chagall