How to dress for Nuit Blanche
Nuit Blanche is tomorrow night! It’s one of the events I get most excited about every year. It’s an all-night-long, FREE “art thing” where you can experience all sorts of odd art installations, from looping sheet music being folded into thousands of origami pieces to an all-night dynamically inclusive birthday party. It is simultaneously surreal & magical to walk the...
I want to make a zine this week... What should the...
I'm getting back into Morning Pages.
If you don’t know, morning pages are a practice created & endorsed by creativity coach Julia Cameron in her wildly successful book The Artist’s Way. Basically the premise is: every morning, when you wake up, before you check your e-mail or walk the dog or whatever, sit down with paper & pen & write three longhand pages of whatever comes to mind. It’s...
Men and women have the same opportunities and life experiences more than ever...– Pamela Haag
There is really only one way out of this mire of despair. It’s to take an...– Leo Babauta
I just bought a new ukulele online & I'm kind of...
The purchase of an actually nice instrument is making me feel unworthy. I’m having all these thoughts like, “I’m not even that good; I don’t deserve an instrument of that quality (or that price).” I’m feeling guilty for wanting a better uke. This is bullshit. I’m totally worthy of the best tools available for my art, because I am an artist & artists...
Ski Lift - Romantic EP →
Jeremy Larson produced this beautiful EP. It’s quite lovely.
teacup frenzy: Things I Like About Autumn: →
teacupfrenzy: &. The word. It’s full like a yawn, & red like henna. &. Leaves that crunch underfoot. &. Wearing summer dresses over thermal long-sleeved tops & patterned tights. &. Knee-socks. &. Soup season. My favourites are curried lentil soup & carrot & sweet potato soup. &. Back to school books,… My list: -Cashmere sweaters -Nuit...
Craigslist busts a social myth
I love to trawl the Craigslist personal ads because I find them equal parts entertaining & enlightening. I like to pay attention to trends that I see there, & ponder what they mean in the grander scheme of society. My latest observation is that the amount of men seeking “slim” women is roughly equal to the amount of men seeking “BBWs” (big beautiful women). ...
If you want to spend your time on the planet not just getting-by, but...– Jonathan Fields
random stationery-geek trivia:
The only pens I use are Pilot Hi-tecpoint v5 Grip liquid rollerballs. They are the only ones I’ve found which consistently write smoothly & never bleed through the pages of Moleskine notebooks. I have at least one in every color, because I’m a loser.
I’m not the guy at the party who would be trying to get everyone’s attention....– Nathan Carter
I once heard someone say that Travis has the personality of a piece of...– Ray Brennan
Watching Radio Free Roscoe always makes me want to...
evidence of past embarrassment: radio free calamity (unfortunately none of the episodes are online anymore, as far as i know)
Sometimes I feel like I'm seriously censoring...
Being so accustomed to putting all my musical creations on YouTube immediately, it’s hard for me to allow myself to write a song that I know I’m never going to feel comfortable publicizing. Or maybe I would. I don’t really know.
I need your help!
I’ve been doing this exercise called Fast Food Stanislavski with the kids in my improv club. Basically, the game consists of giving each player (there are two) a motive or intention for the scene, without telling them what the other player’s conflicting intention is. Then they improvise a scene using these motives, being as creative & varied as possible in the ways they try to...
10 quick self-esteem boosters
1. Put on your cutest lingerie - or go out & try on piles of it until you find the sweetest panties & hottest bra imaginable. 2. Put a description & photo of yourself on a personals website - it’s your choice which one, from the sleazy (Craigslist) to the sensical (OkCupid). Wait for the messages to flood in, or send some of your own. 3. Exercise for at least twenty minutes....
Expose your body to the sensuous elements. Appreciate weather, from sheets of...– Susie Bright
Talk about sex anywhere. Sex is as delicious a conversation piece as food or...– Susie Bright
Egg Sex (Susie Bright) →
An endlessly fascinating article about the intricacies of remaining sexually active during pregnancy. I found this while googling to try to find more information about a rumor I’d heard wherein Susie Bright used her Hitachi Magic Wand on her clit to alleviate pain during labor… Turned out to be true. Awesome.
Autumn Fallin' →
So, I made another 8tracks mix for you…
I spent much of today moping around, feeling useless & unproductive. It didn’t help that it was gloomy & rainy out - early signs of colder weather never make me feel too good, due to my seasonal affective disorder. Eventually I decided it was time to get out of bed & do something at least somewhat useful/interesting. I read several chapters of Sex At Dawn & then combed...
I think it is important to ask of all friendships: what is this person bringing...– Rachel Rabbit White
zacharybosch asked: Not really a question, but I just wanted to say that I found this tumblr through Genderfork, and I love all the quotes and nice things you've put on it :D
SAY YES TO THE ADVENTURE OF LIFE.– Gala Darling
gap years are fun
Everyone I've talked to in the past two weeks: So, if you're not going to university this year, what are you going to DO?
Me: Um... I'm coaching the Rosedale improv team. I'm going to volunteer at the Toronto LGBT Youthline. I've got a few music gigs lined up. I have some possible leads on part-time jobs in theatres or freelancing for online publications. I want to write, maybe self-publish something. I sent an e-mail to my favorite Toronto-based erotic photographer to see if she might want to shoot me in my underwear. I check Craigslist's talent & creative listings every day to see if there's anything I might be interested in. I'll probably take some improv classes, maybe some ASL classes. Basically I'm just playing around, seeing what feels good. It's kind of awesome, actually.
Living together can be really wonderful, especially if the person you’re living...– Gala Darling
If you’re not already using a menstrual cup, WHY THE HELL NOT? They’re way, way, way better for your body - no toxic bleach, no risk of TSS, no more dried out vag, no more worrying about yeast infections from pads. They’re way, way, way better for the environment - think about how many pads &/or tampons you’re throwing away every year! They’re way, way, way...
Dames & I went on a mundane adventure last night…
storminnateacup asked: Hi there, I love your blog! I just spent ages scrolling back through it & you seem absolutely lovely. From a fellow ukulele & Doc Marten enthusiast. x
Q. Don't mean to be intrusive or rude, but now...
A. Bisexuals are attracted to people of both sexes. This means that they continue to be bisexual regardless of who they are dating (unless, of course, they choose to identify otherwise - because anyone can identify however they want). Even if I was married to a man & had no intention of ever being with a woman again, I would still identify as bisexual because I am attracted to people of both...
A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you...– Lisa Kirk
I’m currently preparing to play a set at a ’60s-themed day of music, so I’m having a momentary ’60s obsession… This Red Velvet lookbook video fits right in with my mood!
Come Out, Come Out… …or not. Whatevs. It’s cool. →
Sarah Dopp, my former boss at Genderfork, wrote this incredible article as a guide for people who are considering coming out.
Before making a statement about your body, ask yourself if you’d say the exact...– Dianne Sylvan
Whenever I start to feel self-pity (as we all do from time to time) or sadness...– Tina Su