July252014
12PM

Screech Owls

My husband and I went out yard-saling, which we do when there’s nothing better to occupy our Saturday mornings, or if we’ve gone and overdosed on too much Antiques Roadshow and been fooled into thinking that at any moment, we’ll stumble across a Lalique vase, or some Native American artifact rescued from the Gettysburg battlefield by Honus Wagner and the fifth Beatle.

Our first stop was in a woman’s garage, where there were two tables. One was covered with the usual yard sale nonsense, and the other was covered entirely with shoes. Large shoes. Large, sensible shoes. I had never seen so many large shoes in one location. If my husband had ever harbored a secret desire to be a cross-dresser, now was his time to step up and claim his prize.

While we were still gawking at the dozens of pairs of shoes, a raspy voice piped up from the rear of the garage.

Woman: What size shoes do you wear?

Me: Er… Seven and a half, maybe an eight.

Woman: Oh. Do you know anyone who wears a fourteen?

Me: Ooh, not off the top of my head. Sorry.

Woman: Do you see those blue ones? I had those specially dyed to match a dress. I won’t take less than twenty dollars, since I had to pay to have them dyed.

Me: I… okay.

Woman: You know, you could stuff some tissue in the ends and they would fit you just fine.

Me: Um, I don’t think so.

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July242014
evilsupplyco:

DRACULA is shipping this week, so it’s time to announce the next theme! Edgar Allan Poe’s “THE RAVEN”
Mister Ghost’s Highly Enviable Monthly Parcel of Simple Yet Amazing Wonderments is a blind-shipped parcel containing:
4 postcards (2 designs),
2 greeting cards (1 design)
2 large sticky labels (1 design)
8 small stickers (2 designs)
a small notebook
a screen print (two color print)
1 pin
Each month we choose a theme and design unique products around it. Some products may later filter into our store, others are exclusive to Mister Ghost.
This month’s Mister Ghost parcel is based on Bram Stoker’s masterpiece, Dracula.
Available until August 15 in limited quantities. Ships mid September.
Only available in the Evil Supply Co. store.

evilsupplyco:

DRACULA is shipping this week, so it’s time to announce the next theme! Edgar Allan Poe’s “THE RAVEN”

Mister Ghost’s Highly Enviable Monthly Parcel of Simple Yet Amazing Wonderments is a blind-shipped parcel containing:

  • 4 postcards (2 designs),
  • 2 greeting cards (1 design)
  • 2 large sticky labels (1 design)
  • 8 small stickers (2 designs)
  • a small notebook
  • a screen print (two color print)
  • 1 pin

Each month we choose a theme and design unique products around it. Some products may later filter into our store, others are exclusive to Mister Ghost.

This month’s Mister Ghost parcel is based on Bram Stoker’s masterpiece, Dracula.

Available until August 15 in limited quantities. Ships mid September.

Only available in the Evil Supply Co. store.

(via cleolinda)

July232014
I finished my latest WIP this morning! This is about how I feel right now. 

I finished my latest WIP this morning! This is about how I feel right now. 

(Source: therasafritze, via tombensebevansandotherhunkydudes)

2PM
tensetrips:

practicalskills:

questionableadvice:

~ Etiquette; Or, A Guide To The Usages of Society, by Count Alfred D’Orsay, 1843

hahaha oh I’m dead

This is my mantra when it comes to meeting folks.

tensetrips:

practicalskills:

questionableadvice:

~ Etiquette; Or, A Guide To The Usages of Society, by Count Alfred D’Orsay, 1843

hahaha oh I’m dead

This is my mantra when it comes to meeting folks.

(via my-ear-trumpet)

July182014
July152014

It’s probably a sad example of my own personality that if I had a Time Turner, instead of using it to change some major world event and alter history, I’d really just use it to catch up on my reading, writing, and episodes of Hannibal. 

1PM
Cover reveal! My second novel, The Half Killed, is due out later this year. 
EXCITE.

Cover reveal! My second novel, The Half Killed, is due out later this year. 

EXCITE.

July142014
theoddmentemporium:

Christmas is Cancelled
Oliver Cromwell, “who was part of the joint republican, military and parliamentarian effort that overthrew the Stuart monarchy as a result of the English Civil War, and was subsequently invited by his fellow leaders to assume a head of state role,” [Source] banned Christmas in the ‘anti-fun charter’ of 1651. Public notices were nailed to trees around Britain warning that:

The observation of Christmas having been deemed a sacrilege, the exchange of gifts and greetings, dressing in fine clothings, feasting and similar satanical practices, are hereby FORBIDDEN, with the offender liable to a fine of five shillings.

In 1657 he also banned mince pies because they symbolised Catholicism.

Advent Calendar of Oddments 2012: December 3rd

theoddmentemporium:

Christmas is Cancelled

Oliver Cromwell, “who was part of the joint republican, military and parliamentarian effort that overthrew the Stuart monarchy as a result of the English Civil War, and was subsequently invited by his fellow leaders to assume a head of state role,” [Source] banned Christmas in the ‘anti-fun charter’ of 1651. Public notices were nailed to trees around Britain warning that:

The observation of Christmas having been deemed a sacrilege, the exchange of gifts and greetings, dressing in fine clothings, feasting and similar satanical practices, are hereby FORBIDDEN, with the offender liable to a fine of five shillings.

In 1657 he also banned mince pies because they symbolised Catholicism.

Advent Calendar of Oddments 2012: December 3rd

(via my-ear-trumpet)

July132014

abandoned-playgrounds:

The Tartar Tent, the Gothic Church, Temple to the God Pan, the Ruined column and the Pyramid all reside in the abandoned French garden ‘Desert de Retz’. Source.

(via my-ear-trumpet)

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