27 9 / 2014

Main bitches and side bitches at the 2nd annual #bitchesfoodclub tea party.

Main bitches and side bitches at the 2nd annual #bitchesfoodclub tea party.

25 9 / 2014

Flowers, two adorable notes, coffee, and cookies? @jamesmontemagno knocked it out of the park in terms of care packages today.

Flowers, two adorable notes, coffee, and cookies? @jamesmontemagno knocked it out of the park in terms of care packages today.

25 9 / 2014

James sent me two dozen roses with a lovely note and I’ve been carrying them with me wherever I go just like Linus with his blanket since they were delivered. He’s in Denmark for work and I miss him right now.

James sent me two dozen roses with a lovely note and I’ve been carrying them with me wherever I go just like Linus with his blanket since they were delivered. He’s in Denmark for work and I miss him right now.

16 9 / 2014

Nope.

Nope.

12 9 / 2014

Phantom of the soccer match.

Phantom of the soccer match.

07 9 / 2014

I suspect this woman lost her weave in a heated argument over Nutella v Hershey’s Chocolate Spread. #meanstreets

I suspect this woman lost her weave in a heated argument over Nutella v Hershey’s Chocolate Spread. #meanstreets

06 9 / 2014

03 9 / 2014

I still love him anyway.

I still love him anyway.

01 9 / 2014

  • Having sex
  • Arguing over the remote
  • Arguing over who should take out the trash
  • Weight-lifting
  • Tap dancing with clown shoes
  • Rearranging the furniture
  • A magic show!
  • Practicing for their vaudeville act (1912 neighbors only)
  • Watching Jurassic Park with a killer sound system
  • Playing Bioshock
  • Having really weird tantric sex
  • Arguing over who fucked whose secretary
  • The dishes (not likely)
  • Triathlon training
  • Cha-cha-chaing
  • Plotting my death
  • Starting a death metal band
  • Getting drunk to Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits Including “I Fall to Pieces”
  • Creating a line of leather goods so they can compete on next season’s Project Runway

26 8 / 2014

My favorite friend, totally killing it on the cuteness. Every day is really dog day for Shana.

My favorite friend, totally killing it on the cuteness. Every day is really dog day for Shana.

25 8 / 2014

My mommy sent me a care package. Thank you, @jackies260!

My mommy sent me a care package. Thank you, @jackies260!

25 8 / 2014

24 8 / 2014

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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3

!!!!!
NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

Now I feel like quoting Novala Takemoto on lolita (and other offbeat fashions connected to kawaii culture) x punk rock x anarchy:” Other people’s opinions and labor do not figure into your assessment; choosing things with your own personal sense of “I like this, I don’t like that” is the ultimate individualism that sustains the very foundation of Rococo. Rococo, therefore, embodies the spirit of punk rock and anarchism more than any philosophy. Only in Rococo—elegant yet in bad taste, extravagant yet defiant and lawless—can I discover the meaning of life.”  (From Kamizake Girls. Momoko, a lolita, is obsessed with Rococo.)

wildjackalopes:

gayonthemoon1239:

rifa:

actualbloggerwangyao:

alvaroandtheworld:

ultrafacts:

Source For more posts like this, follow Ultrafacts

THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.

And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.

So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3


!!!!!

NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!

This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”

All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)

Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

Now I feel like quoting Novala Takemoto on lolita (and other offbeat fashions connected to kawaii culture) x punk rock x anarchy:

 Other people’s opinions and labor do not figure into your assessment; choosing things with your own personal sense of “I like this, I don’t like that” is the ultimate individualism that sustains the very foundation of Rococo. Rococo, therefore, embodies the spirit of punk rock and anarchism more than any philosophy. Only in Rococo—elegant yet in bad taste, extravagant yet defiant and lawless—can I discover the meaning of life.”  (From Kamizake Girls. Momoko, a lolita, is obsessed with Rococo.)

(via the-otaku-waitress)

23 8 / 2014

Happy merry unbirthday

Happy merry unbirthday

21 8 / 2014

Was finally on the podcast Let&#8217;s Drink About It today and Ben kindly made me a fantastic gin watermelon cucumber cocktail that paired exceptionally well with my anxiety.

Was finally on the podcast Let’s Drink About It today and Ben kindly made me a fantastic gin watermelon cucumber cocktail that paired exceptionally well with my anxiety.