Ladies and Gentlemen,
I know that being oh-so-nineties is the rage right now. In fact, my clothes presently are more nineties than the shit I wore in 1996. (That’s a lie because I am definitely not wearing painter’s pants and a Big Dog t-shirt, but the sentiment remains.) I am a huge proponent of 90s pop culture being a thing because I never grew out of it (white eyeliner lifer) and because the 80s were just as bad and not nearly as fun. But can we PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SKIP THE FROSTED LIPSTICK.
Don’t do it. Don’t put frosted anything near your face, lest it be a holiday treat and lip gloss, no, does not count! No frosted lips, no frosted tips, just no. Go matte and do not go back.
The bus puttered it’s way into Asheville, very slowly but surely up and into the rolling hills. We landed with open arms and true southern hospitality, which didn’t slow down for a second.
Mark Rosentein and Pattiy Torno gave us a warm greeting and took us for a delicious lunch at All Souls Pizza. Chef Brendan Reusing combines his efforts with David Bauer of Farm & Sparrow, which unequivocally bakes the best bread in all of Asheville and gets bonus points for being from Wisconsin (the homeland).
We walked of our epic lunch in the River Arts District and checked out glassblowing at Asheville Glass and custom denim jeans from Anna Toth at Bow + Arrow. We drank away our exhaustion with a brewery tour led by Wedge Brewery’s Tim Schaller, which included a stop and visit with Asheville Brewery’s head brewer Doug Riley. Somehow we still had enough left in us to grab a mind blowing dinner by chef John Fleer at Rhubarb before falling in love with Jael and Dan from French Broad Chocolates.
We then ventured out to the foothills of the Smokey Mountains to pick organic veggies at Full Sun Farms and have a true farm to table meal cooked by local chef and pyrotechnic (amongst so many other things) Mark Rosenstein.
Asheville, you certainly know how to show some folks from the West Coast a good time. I’ve been talking Asheville up here in Atlanta since I’ve arrived… and everyone agrees.
Alan Muskat, the Asheville
my baby (first photo in set) is tumblr famous.
the thing about rebecca black is that she’s pretty remarkable. at a very tender age she released a terrible pop song that the national media took and had a field day. i felt bad for her, yet i laughed a long knowing full well that, jesus christ, being relentlessly picked on by your peers at 16 or whatever is hard enough. but put yourself up in front of the entire internet, go viral, see parody after parody after parody of yourself? god, it must be difficult.
here she is, fine and dandy, putting out a new song that harks back to her previous failure/success in such an adorably cheeky way that i can’t help but become absolutely enchanted. and you know what? Saturday is quite the improvement over Friday. it’s a better song, and rebecca black is laughing at herself so that we can laugh with her. saturday isn’t going to be the shitshow internet blitz her first single was, and that’s okay because she’s going to eventually be on the radio and we’re probably going to have a major pop hit on our hands at some point. she’s being smart. she’s taking fame and turning it on it’s head and she’s using her “failure” as a jumping off point to getting that popstar status.
i’m into this. rebecca black is my spirit animal and i can’t wait for sunday.
pastels are for winter
There’s a winged liner “terminology” reference list going around and I decided to give them correct names.
I am at the “last Friday’s hangover” and “stand the fuck back” level of makeup.
angrily outlines past day’s smudges
UPDATE: This petition must get 100,000 signatures by December 24th of this year! Boost this as much as you possibly can and make sure to sign!
In 31 states, rapists are allowed to sue victims they’ve impregnated for custody rights.
There’s a case in Boston, MA right now in which a rapist is taking advantage of this. He pleaded guilty of rape in 2011 and was sentenced to 16 years probation; however, this sentence includes 16 years of family court as well, which the victim must also attend. He’s using this to sue for joint custody of her child and will only withdraw his law suit if he is free from paying any form of child support. This entire sentence seems like much more of a punishment for the victim than it is for the rapist, and for the state to allow such a thing, the victim is suing.
As stated in the court complaint, “Even if the family court ruled in the [victim]’s favor on issues currently in dispute, such as whether the criminal defendant should be granted visitation rights to [her] child, [she] will suffer harm from the constant threat of new issues arising in family court until her child reaches adulthood, including, for example, efforts by the criminal defendant to seek to modify child support orders and enforce his parental rights at the trial court level and on appeal.”
If this woman is forced to attend 16 years of family court with her rapist, she is not only forced to confront a traumatic event that she should never have to deal with again, but she is subjected to the possibility of losing pieces of her child to him over and over again for all of those years. In addition to this constant state of fear and anguish she would face, just by being sent to something considered ‘family’ court—for her and her rapist—she’s being disrespected and her rape undermined by even the suggestion that this is a family situation. By doing this, the law is making felony into family.
In 31 states, rapists are actually given rights instead of having much of anything taken away. In being given these rights, they are being given the chance to further torment the woman and possibly abuse the child. It is not okay to reward rapists and further punish victims, and the ignorance of rape and how our justice system is handling it needs to turn around.
Please sign this petition to ban rapists from being able to sue for custody rights. This issue is so little known, yet so important, and I don’t know any better way of trying to make this change.
HOW ARE THERE LESS THAN A HUNDRED SIGNATURES!?!!
There are only 600 signatures. Even if this doesn’t affect anything, at least we can prove that there are people in this world that understand that this is wrong, that regular people know this is unacceptable. Maybe if we show there’s enough of us it’ll mean something to someone, if only cause they want our vote.
yeah locking this down federally would be a really good thing.
This should have so many signatures. And I am so glad I live in NY. I’m so glad my daughter lives in NY. Every state should be gray. This is insane.
The incredibly talented and super smart Evan Rachel Wood called out the MPAA on their misogynistic, sexist crap after seeing the new cut of her movie and she ain’t wrong.