Guess what! It’s time (again) for DMV tumblarians to meet up and YOU’RE INVITED.
On SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, Jenny and I will be hanging out in Hampden (Baltimore), consuming beer (maybe tequila), talking about books, and waxing lyrical about tumblr. Here are some deets to help you join us:
- WHO: As Kate likes to say, “You. Librarian & non-librarian tumblr friends alike.”
- WHEN: I already said this, but I’ll say it again. Sunday, December 15 at 2pm
- WHERE, pt. 1: Eightbar in Atomic Books for brews and books
- WHERE, pt. 2: Holy Frijoles for sweet sweet black beans and tacos (and maybe tequila, please someone drink tequila with me)
- WHERE, pt. 3: Miracle on 34th Street to check out the magical wonderland of Christmas lights
I would love to meet all of you and hang out like there’s no tomorrow. So do it. Put this on your calendar. It’ll be great.
(additionally, I will probably be live tumblin’ this so you’ll be able to find us. I promise. You can also message me and I’ll send you my phone number if you want.)
it’s on, dudes and dudettes!
(ps- no tequila for me)
"Just What I Needed," Punch Brothers (The Cars cover)
I am such a sucker for a rock song with violin. Blame it on all those Danglers shows I lived for during my early twentysomething years in Milwaukee.
this is nice, with banjo and violin and the av club’s chicago flag wall as nice touches.
most songs by the cars sound exactly the same to me, but a good tune is still a good tune.
- Always post the rules
- Answer the questions of the person who tagged you and write 10 new ones
- Tag 10 people and link them; let them know they are tagged.
Tagged from yellowdecorations
1. How did you meet your best friend?
I don’t really have one best friend. My close friends I either know from my hometown, library school, zine life, and a few who I met here in DC but have since moved away. I’m grateful for each of them, near or far.
2. When was the last time you talked to your mom? What was the topic (if not too personal, if too personal you can skip this part.)?
We skyped on Thanksgiving while she was with my sister and niece. We talked about brussel sprouts a little and she told me about their Hanukkah party the day before.
3. Describe your sleeping habits. In depth, please.
I sleep very deeply and for as long as possible. People always said that when I started working full-time, I’d just start waking up earlier naturally, even on my days off. Nope nope nope. I’m also fond of napping anywhere, including the couch in the break room at work and the passenger seat of any car I’m in for more than 15 minutes. With another warm body is best, but I do snore a whollllllle lot too. Like, lawnmower sounds.
4. How do you use your phone?
Mostly for texting and talking to family. My voicemail doesn’t even work, ha.
5. Will you add me on snapchat?
I’m not a fancy enough person to have such capabilities, but otherwise I would be all over it.
6. I’m thinking about buying some new glasses, want to send me some suggestions?
Well since we currently have the SAME ONES, don’t ever change ever.
7. What is your favorite 2013 album that I should check out because I need to listen to more music.
I’ve listened to very little new music this year compared to years past. I do like the Chvrches one though. I’ve been listening to a lot of Patsy Cline and Bruce Springsteen as usual.
8. Ditto favorite 2013 book that I should check out because I need to read more books.
Zinesters were working like mad this year, putting out rad books that I recommend highly:
Heavy Hangs the Head by Taryn Hipp (buy)
Everybody Else’s Girl by Sarah Sawyers-Lovett (buy)
Little Fish by Ramsey Beyer (lib available)
Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole Georges (lib available)
9. Tell me about something you made.
In 1991, I made my parents a tree ornament out of a toilet paper roll and some red & green string. My mom still puts it up on the Christmas tree every year.
10. What is your favorite word?
I head someone say there’s not a good translation for the word “sorrow” in many other languages, and that it conveyed beautifully a feeling of sadness that couldn’t be properly pinned down by description.. That’s the only thing that comes to mind, not to be all FEELINGS about it.
1. Hot pizza or cold pizza?
2.What is one job you wish you could do other than your current profession, regardless of the salary or educational requirements (or lack thereof)?
3. What “classic” movie do you just hate?
4. What song do you dream of doing at karaoke?
5. How many of the 50 states have you been to?
6. Are there friends you don’t talk to anymore that you wish you were still close with?
7. How many colors has your hair been?
8. What do you love most about your partner, if you have one, and what do you seek if you don’t?
9. How great is “It’s a Wonderful Life”????
10. How do we know each other?
Tagged (yr it):
today my grandmother, mari beth parker, would have been 83. she was a woman i can only continue striving to be like- immensely kind, strong, smart, and forever seeking beauty in the world around her. it’s no wonder she is responsible for my mother, a force of nature in her own right.
The Chicago Zine Fest is celebrating its fifth year of existence this year! We’re blown away by the massive zine love that takes place in Chicago each spring, and we’re thankful that you’ve been a part of making that happen. To celebrate this five year milestone, we are putting together a comp zine of CZF stories. Do you have a memorable CZF experience, anecdote, or adventure? We’d love it if you could be a part of this project!
- Submissions should be 1-3 pages
- Submissions should be half size (5.5” x 8.5”)
- New or previously published work accepted
- Submissions should be about something related to the Chicago Zine Fest
- A high resolution (at least 300 dpi) JPEG or PDF of the submission can be emailed to email@example.com
Along with your submission, please send a contributor bio (featuring your name, the title of your zine, contact info, and a few sentences about yourself) to be listed in the back of the zine.
We reserve the right not to include every submission. Contributors will receive a copy of the zine, so please include your mailing address with your submission.
Submissions are due by January 15, 2014. The zine will be sold at CZF 2014 & online, with all proceeds going towards CZF.
Thank you for being a part of the Chicago Zine Fest! CZF loves you!
czf is the best.