I’ve been meaning to Tumbl this for awhile, and it’s not new at all (almost seven years old), but it’s relatively new to me - I probably found it in November ‘09. Since Tyler and Iaretweetingabout “Ignition (Remix)” the last couple days, I was reminded of it, so here you go. It’s pretty great that it was started by John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, btw.
This spinach curry I made which, incidentally, contains chick peas lightly fried in olive oil;
Daydreaming about Chicago and New York, which I will be visiting in (respectively) eight and twelve days;
Mean Girls references;
Random yoga stretches performed upon waking or before sleeping;
The shorts, nylons and thigh-high socks combo, which part of me thinks I can’t pull off at all because I am round with stubby legs, while another part of me thinks I can only pull off because I am round with stubby legs.
How my broke friends can help me grow my mustache for 826Boston.
A lot of my friends are college-aged, which for the most part translates to “broke.” These are good people, too, who really want to support 826Boston and help me grow my part in the Moustache-A-Thon. I’ve come up with a list of ways people can help me help 826Boston if they’ve got the heart, but not the budget:
Splitsies Look at the people closest to you: family members, roommates, coworkers, or friends. If everyone in your fifteen-person office contributes a dollar, that’s $15 to my ‘stache! Which is awesome!! As for what to do if your group wins the mustache, I’ll tell you: fight to the death.
Recycling A big part of this mustache is finding enough magazine clippings to cover the darn thing! If you’ve got old magazines lying around and you know you’re going to see me, don’t hesitate to bring me your trash/my mustache fodder! (And who knows? If you donate enough, you may find yourself getting these clippings back…)
Publicity I’m sure many of you have loaded friends, wealthy family members, or rich benefactors. Maybe instead of having them treat you to sushi, have them donate a few bones to my mustache? Come to think of it, maybe they’ll be so moved by your compassion that they’ll treat you to sushi even more often. (Remind them that donations are tax-deductible!) There’s even a handy custom URL you can forward them to: http://bit.ly/jeanstache
Curtis Jackson AKA 50 Cent. Seriously, any amount helps, so don’t feel bad. It’s not about the mustache; it’s about 826! (Okay, it’s kind of about the mustache, but it’s also totally about 826.) Plus you get major karmic points for throwing your gumball money at an awesome nonprofit organization.
I’m not being humble or groveling when I say that any attention helps—it really does! Thanks so much for your patience, and remember there’s still time: you can donate through the month of March!!
“There is always a saving grace in your life, and even if it’s just a good hair day you take that and run with it like you’re playing capture the flag and you’re running to or from or with a flag, I never played sports in school so I don’t really know how that game works at all, but you’re running and it’s like a never-ending recess! Good times.”—Apocalypstick, “The Secret Code”
“When fellow Golden Girl Rue McClanahan was hospitalized after having a stroke a few weeks ago, a friend of Rue’s reported that Betty had sent Rue a “Don’t Get Well” card that said something along the lines of, “Dear Rue, I hope you hurry up and die so I can be the last Golden Girl left. NOT KIDDING.” Rue apparently got a huge kick out of it.”—mental_floss, “Why Betty White is Awesome”