Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Girl, A Harp & A Photo Contest

Once upon a time, there was a girl with a harp who forgot to get dressed, and a guy with a camera who was nice enough to bring the naked harp-playing girl a cup of coffee, which he rather carelessly set down on top of a dictionary, but then he took a really nice picture so the girl forgave him, and when a group of vigilante lexicographers stormed the camera guy's home in a not quite so forgiving state of mind, the girl took it upon herself to get dressed and repel the intruders by means of eggs and empty shampoo bottles and penguin-themed haiku hurled at high speed and volume, and when the lexicographers had retreated and the eggs and shampoo bottles had been cleared away and they had almost managed to forget they ever heard the words

"ersatz tuxedo
your informal bent belies;
swim and mock no more!"

they lived happily ever after.


True story. Now please go vote for this photo HERE.

(No registration necessary, and you can vote for five photos total. And as always, your support is appreciated tremendously.)

UPDATE: Thanks to all of you wonderful people voting and helping to spread the word about the contest, look what we got. Well, we didn't actually get a ribbon, we got a CD from the woman who sponsored the contest. This CD from this woman, to be precise. So thank you all very very very much.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

How To Do Things

Far be it from me to say anything like “you do life-to-the-fullest living wrong” but, the fact is, you probably do. I certainly do, sometimes and with some things. In fact, there are few things I can look at and say “YES AWESOME IS HOW I DO THAT ALL THE TIMES!”

Short list:
Drinking coffee
Buying lingerie
Eating Morningstar Farms veggie burgers
Buying shoes
Telling other drivers how much they suck

Sad. I know. But this is why we have an Internet, to make our lives better. Sometimes it’s through cleverly-captioned photos of cats

sometimes, it’s a YouTube video telling you things you never knew you never knew

and sometimes, it’s words of wisdom from your fellow Internet users, sharing lessons they have learned along the way about how you can make even really good things just a little bit better.

Good things like these:

How to Eat a Cookie (from Tea Time with Jesse)

How to Buy Frozen Yogurt by the Ounce (from chocolate murdercakes)

How to Take Engagement Photos (from Regretsy)

I don’t know about you, but my life is better already.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Make the World a Better Place in 3 Easy Steps

Yes, it's true. You can make the world a better place, in three easy steps, without even leaving the comfort of the chair you are currently sitting in.

STEP 1 - Go HERE and vote for Jessica's Hope Project in the Pepsi Refresh Project, so she can win a $25,000 grant to continue her work of sending fitness-oriented care packages to U.S. troops. We're talking about the people who have pledged their lives in defense of ours. The least we can do is help the project that sends them the things they need in order to remain as badass as possible. This costs you nothing, and takes about 14 seconds.

STEP 2 - My favorite photographer really needs a haircut. Go HERE to see just how badly. Seriously. The man has tremendous quantities of hair. Fabio sends love notes to Jerry Seeger's hair. At least he used to. I think that might be over now. Maybe that's why Jerry has decided to do something like donate his hair to Locks of Love. Hair needs to be loved, and if Fabio's enamorment is out of the picture, this is the logical next stop for such a fabulous flowing man mane. Please donate if you're able, even if it's only a dollar. If you are not able, believe me, I understand, but if you could repost the link, that will also be greatly appreciated. And costs you nothing, and takes about 14 seconds.

STEP 3 - Okay, there's some shameless self-promotion in this one, mixed with the desire to make the world a better place, but the two are actually more intertwined than you might think. The more I can get my name and face and various exposed body parts out in the world, the more little sparks of recognition will start flying around the Internet when I organize or promote a fundraiser. Which I do a lot of, particularly from October to December. So for Step 3, I am asking you to please go HERE and vote for me as Pinup of the Month, to win a four page spread in The Pin Up Magazine. You can vote once daily, now through 9/15. Guess how long it takes, and how much it will cost you.