August 24, 2010
"Don’t hold it, behold it, it’s not yours or mine"…
Haven’t listened to Josephine Foster for the past couple years for fear of nostalgia quicksand. Not only am I pleased as punch to revisit her gorgeously ghostly folk, I find that she is… totes my new fashion icon. 

"Don’t hold it, behold it, it’s not yours or mine"…

Haven’t listened to Josephine Foster for the past couple years for fear of nostalgia quicksand. Not only am I pleased as punch to revisit her gorgeously ghostly folk, I find that she is… totes my new fashion icon. 

oldbookillustrations:

- Madam, a respectable woman has her own lovers, she doesn’t take someone else’s! - Madam! Madam, if I didn’t respect myself, I’d beat you to a pulp!
Illustration by Paul Gavarni, from his series Carnival in Paris. From Le Diable à Paris (The Devil in Paris), vol. 2, collective work, Paris (Hetzel) 1868. Via archive.org.

Oh, snap.

oldbookillustrations:

- Madam, a respectable woman has her own lovers, she doesn’t take someone else’s!
- Madam! Madam, if I didn’t respect myself, I’d beat you to a pulp!

Illustration by Paul Gavarni, from his series Carnival in Paris. From Le Diable à Paris (The Devil in Paris), vol. 2, collective work, Paris (Hetzel) 1868.
Via archive.org.

Oh, snap.

August 22, 2010

You can sleep in my bed for ever

Please, please let me know if you / anyone needs a place in Chicago. I’ve been living with this lovely subletter named Aldo the past few months, and he wants to stay on here, but is having trouble finding a roomie. 

My place here, if you haven’t seen it, is really a great deal. Inexpensive, spacious, on a tree-lined street in Andersonville/Edgewater, right by the train. I’ve loved living here. Plus I want to leave some furniture here that I won’t need in Ukraine, like my bed, so just think of it, you can cuddle my ghost!

Obvi this is last minute, but it would makes things hella lot easier for Aldo, and for me, because then I wouldn’t have to haul as much shit. THANK YOU, over and out.

I liek my teacher and I liek to eet peezza.
Ghada, the 6-year-old daughter of the family I’ve been tutoring. A lady of simple tastes! I’m going to miss all of them so much. 
August 21, 2010

I’m so in love with all these beautiful lady farmers & COLORS, from all over the world: http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2009/10/female-farmers.html 

itoodislikeit:

laughingsquid:

Ultraviolet light reveals how ancient Greek statues really looked

Answer: kitschy and gay as all get out. How fascinating.

Indeed!! (Wait a sec, I totally had tights just like those when I was 13…)

itoodislikeit:

laughingsquid:

Ultraviolet light reveals how ancient Greek statues really looked

Answer: kitschy and gay as all get out. How fascinating.

Indeed!! (Wait a sec, I totally had tights just like those when I was 13…)

oldbookillustrations:

Bon voyage.
Francisco Goya, Caprichos, from Le peintre-graveur illustré (The painter-engraver illustrated) Vol. 14, by Loÿs Delteil, Paris, 1922. Via archive.org.

oldbookillustrations:

Bon voyage.

Francisco Goya, Caprichos, from Le peintre-graveur illustré (The painter-engraver illustrated) Vol. 14, by Loÿs Delteil, Paris, 1922.
Via archive.org.

August 17, 2010

What a friend we have in Jesus

Dinner with Amy tonight at Lulu’s, where my most favorite baker Jesus works his night job. I hadn’t seen him in a couple of months since I quit the bakery, and he gave me one of those manly-friends-hugs (shake hands while patting the other person gruffly on the back). As we finished our dinner, our friend Isaac brought over the MOST RIDICULOUS BROWNIE SUNDAE: coconut ice cream on top, with chocolate & carmel sauces and powdered sugar. “Jesus said to bring this to the ladies.” What a guy - I guess we have the kind of bond only working at Sugar & Spice can seal.

August 16, 2010