I just freaked out a little bit because some teenagers knocked on my door selling raffle tickets. Thing is, I live in an apartment building so nobody everknocks on my door.
Me: HOMG WHAT?
Children: Selling raffle tickets high school
Me: What raffle ticket door personal space what??
Children: Raffle ticket
Me: Oh, sorry too much children already not interested
Children: *muffled knocking next door*
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1. I am about 5’7” and half an inch tall. Right in between 5’7” and 5’8”.
2. My hair has gradually gotten darker and darker throughout my adulthood. Every time I see my mom, she asks me if I’ve dyed it. Nope, it’s just getting darker.
3. I have such a poor memory that there are very few songs to which I actually remember all the words. Even with songs that I love like “Where’s the Girl,” I end up getting confused halfway through.
4. I love the color blue, especially deep blue, but I almost always look terrible wearing it, which makes me sad.
5. Most of my clothes that aren’t black/gray are some shade of pink, wine red, emerald, or teal.
“When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.”
Also, despite much searching, I can’t find a book that clearly explains how laudanum was actually taken. Yes, it was taken in drops and, while the appearance of laudanum varied, it usually looked like a reddish-amber liquid (due to being mostly alcohol). But how were those drops eaten? Were they dropped into water? Alcohol? Just dropped into a glass? I ask because some of the opium-eaters on record said that they were taking like 3,000 drops per day, so I mean … were they like sitting there with a dropper and watching it drop out 3,000 times, or is 3,000 drops an estimate based on “I poured a little bit of laudanum into my drink”?
I told myself I’d let myself buy this book as a reward for enduring with my horrible life-destroying job, and then I was like, “… this is not what most people would buy as a treat for themselves, is it?” (Excepting emir-dynamite, who might be the only person I know who would <3)
And this has nothing to do with Russia - I’ve been interested in books about totalitarian regimes for a while now (Nothing to Envy - amazing read) but still have not yet found a book about Ceausescu that meets my requirements …
As someone who recently got an automated email from Amazon with a subject along the lines of “Treat yourself to Soviet Psychoprisons!”, I approve.
(Ps I recently found that copy of Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number I forgot to give you ages ago, let’s make plans for break so I can hand it over!$
*grabby hands* Let’s do it! Also I need to have a long conversation with someone about how YA dystopias are shallow, poorly constructed, and fail to capture the psychological control of real-life totalitarian regimes. Even though I feel bad about talking about real people’s suffering alongside fictional teen heroes.
After starting his career in a punk rock band in the late 1970s, and acting in Derek Jarman’s punk film Jubilee, Ant’s musical and artistic direction changed after hiring Malcolm McLaren in 1980. McLaren’s assistance in redefining their image resulted in the piratical theme that became a hallmark of Adam and the Ants, despite McLaren subsequently persuading the rest of the Ants to leave and form a separate band, Bow Wow Wow. After regrouping with a new backing band, Adam and the Ants became one of the most successful British acts of the early 1980s; their image and style of music was at the forefront of the burgeoning New Romantic movement.
Ant advised in the design of all his own costumes, indebted to historical, military and tribal dress, working with stylists and costumiers. This one is perhaps the most widely known of all, having been used for the publicity photographs and promotional video for the single, Prince Charming, and later on tour. There are two shirts, two pairs of breeches, two wigs and two scarves, not identical but in similar styles, all worn in different combinations on tour. The gold and black striped shirt and the dark silver leather breeches were worn for the publicity photographs and in the video.