FYI readers who like to feel sexy and feminine: I recently acquired a pair of these stay-up stockings and I am verrrrry pleased with them. They ACTUALLY STAY UP, even on my chubby thighs, because they have a sticky plasticky backing in the cuff that makes them stay. I will likely be wearing these a lot.
“I don’t consider myself a feminist, I prefer to call myself a humanist or an egalitarian.”— Pseudo-intellectual white dude who prefers to imagine that he’s more enlightened than feminists and also is uncomfortable with the thought that he’s part of the problem and also has a incorrect conception of feminism. (via femmeanddangerous)
FYI Toronto-area folks, I’m performing at The Central tonight! Here’s the event page. My brother is also performing, along with 2 other bands whose greatness I can personally vouch for. It all gets started at 6PM and it’s pay-what-you-can!
suggestions: how to use money to treat yo'self when you can
-Buy new bedding, in a color and print and fabric that make you feel cared for and cozy.
-Throw away all your dirty, stained, ripped, or ill-fitting pairs of underwear and stock up on a new set. (American Apparel has vagina-friendly cotton pairs in many cute colors at reasonable prices, FYI.)
-Think of something you use on a daily or near-daily basis that needs replacing, and replace it.
-Go to a bookstore (used or new, don’t matta none) and buy yourself a stack of fascinating tomes.
-Get some magazines, a panel or two of corkboard, and some pushpins, and make yourself a vision board. Put it somewhere where you’ll see it every day.
-Buy yourself a new lipstick. Even if you only wear it at home, it’ll make you feel good.
-Get a new sex toy. Ideally from a local sex shop with good values and helpful sales associates. (Send me a message if you need help choosing a toy for your specific needs!)
-Try on several fancy outfits/dresses, choose the one you feel the best in, and buy it. Then plan an occasion for which to wear your new purchase.
-Look up recipes online, make a shopping list, hit the grocery store, and then make yourself a wonderful meal.
Things I like about my Kindle:
-You can search for a book, buy it, and start reading it within seconds.
-It’s super portable.
-You can access the internet on it.
-It can store tons of books at once.
-It’s easy to hold with one hand.
-It’s a fancy gadget and I like fancy gadgets.
-Mine has a cute floral case.
Things I like about physical books:
-Authors can sign them.
-You can clutch them to your chest and sigh with a deep sense of longing/sadness/romance if you need to.
-You can take them in the bath.
-You can cry on them.
-They look cool on your shelf (and can impress people who see them there).
-They never need to be charged.
-Old ones smell good.
-You can resell the ones you don’t want anymore.
-You get more hipster cred for owning them.
In summary: they both have their place and I enjoy reading both.
Hi Kate! I'm a writer, and want to start blogging. I am torn between using wordpress or tumblr, though. I've done some research, and I think that wordpress suits me more, in terms of it being better suited for mainly text heavy posting. But- I would ideally like for my stuff to be shared (with strangers), and it seems like tumblr is more of a social sharing type thing. What I'm wondering is- are things posted not on tumblr generally shared on tumblr?? PS I'm not a huge tumblr person-
Part 2: yours is probably the one I visit the most (k the only one I visit), and so I thought I’d ask your opinion about if it mainly stuff originally posted on tumblr that is circulated here. Essentially, it is possible to be part of the tumblr community and exist on wordpress? Sorry if this a really stupid obvious question haha
If you just have a WordPress blog and don’t make any effort to reach out to Tumblr, then yeah, you’re going to be pretty separate from the Tumblr community. Someone from Tumblr would have to copy and paste some element of your blog onto theirs for it to make it onto Tumblr at all, and that would require something from your blog to resonate with them so much that they’d want to do that, which certainly isn’t guaranteed.
What you should do instead is what some of my blogger friends do: every time you make a new post on your WP blog, put a photo and an excerpt from it on your Tumblr blog with a link to the full post. This way, you can build community through Tumblr, potentially get reblogs and such, but still be hosted elsewhere.
do you still believe in manifesting? i want to manifest a boyfirend i'm sick of being single
Yep. Law of Attraction beliefs will be with me for life, I think. They’ve worked too many times for me to stop believing in them now.
Take a look at this post: http://katesloan.tumblr.com/post/60324744287/katesloan-very-late-a-few-nights-ago-i It’s my magic-making toolbox. Use the techniques in the Manifesting section to send your desire out to the universe, and then use the techniques in the Raising Your Vibration section to get into the “vortex” (i.e. a super good mood) as often as you can. This is key.
If you think all Black people’s blogs are “social justice” blogs, you’re racist.
I read some newspaper article recently that pretty much summed up Tumblr and the responses to it this way—privileged people who come here are shocked to see marginalized people talking about their experiences, so they think everyone’s just obsessed with social justice, rather than talking about their own lives.
I never thought about this until exactly right now
Sofie requested this so here it is! This is one of my go-to looks for fancy nighttime occasions.
You will need:
-An eyelid primer. I am using Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
-Optionally, a white eyeshadow base like NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Milk.” I like to use it because it…
Kate is one of my beauty idols/gurus and following her blog and getting to know her online and following her self-love lifestyle has done wonders for my self-esteem and how I look at myself. Also she does amazing makeup.
Not really. Maybe it’s because I went to a school where many people were feverishly obsessed with it, but the culture surrounding it and the movie itself have never really appealed to me.
I love the live musical though (the Rocky Horror Show)! I saw it three times when a local theatre company put it on here a few years ago. But of course, I generally prefer live theatre to films anyway.
In one study, participants were asked to rank the humor in various cartoon captions. Half of the captions had been written by men, and half by women. When not told who wrote what, the participants judged them almost equally funny. In fact, based on the scores given in this experiment, men are just 2.2 percent more likely to be funny than women. Yet 90 percent of the participants agreed with the stereotype that men are funnier. Talk about a mind-bogglingly huge difference in perception versus reality.
And it gets weirder — when the participants were asked which gender they thought wrote a caption, the funnier ones were almost always assumed to be by men and the less funny ones by women. This might be expected, considering their stated bias. Even when told the name and gender of the person who wrote each caption, within a short time the participants started misattributing the funny ones to men. In other words, even when they knew that women had written some of the funniest captions, the bias that men are funnier was so ingrained that it made them misremember who had written what.
How do you deal with worrying (if you do worry) about people you know in "real life" finding your blog? I want to start a blog and post on it as myself...but I fear people who know me would find it and think it's weird or make fun of it....have you ever had a negative experience with someone you know finding your page?? I think this is mostly anxiety talking but still it scares me !
I just take care to only write/blog about things that don’t embarrass me. Since my offline persona is relatively true to my online persona (at least when you get me talking), there isn’t enough of a discrepancy that I would have anything to feel embarrassed about.
As for my sexyblog, I only give the URL to people who I wouldn’t be embarrassed if they saw it, and I make it difficult to find if all you know is my name.
Really though, if someone’s making fun of you for blogging, that person is living in 1995 anyway, so fuck them.