Hi I haven’t even checked tumblr in two weeks, so I went through THREE HUNDRED PAGES on my dashboard today and the only thing worth immediately reblogging is this photo craftbully took when my boyfriend was up at the beginning of the month and we played poker using plastic animals/dinosaurs/bugs/army men as chips. ALSO YOU CAN’T TELL WHAT HIS SHIRT SAYS AND YOU CAN’T EVEN SEE ME, BUT WE’RE BOTH WEARING FRIENDS OF THE MUSIC TAPES SHIRTS BECAUSE WE ARE, INDEED.
in ~48 hours (7:25 pm on 8/20) i’m going to fill this envelope with stuff, randomly select a person from the notes of this post, get their address, and mail it off to ‘em. must live in the continental us/canada.
fun! who doesn’t like mail?
if you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know i disappear for extended periods of time and then come back, and then disappear again. it’s a cyclical thing. so. i would apologize for this, but i’m not really sorry. IT’S JUST THE WAY I AM.
anyway, i should post an update sometime soon. some CRAZY STUFF has gone on in the past few months (I HAVE A RIDICULOUSLY WONDERFUL BOYFRIEND) with MORE CRAZY STUFF to come (HE’S MOVING IN THIS AUTUMN). MOSTLY GOOD. actually, most of it has been so bizarrely wonderful and bewildering and incredible, and i hope things continue to be bizarrely wonderful and bewildering and incredible, and it seems like they will, which is not something i am used to, but okay.
maybe a REAL update sometime this weekend? maybe? there’s a lot of weird, personal, INSANE details involving the CRAZY GOOD STUFF that has gone on, and i generally like to hold things close to my chest. i am a pretty decent poker player, but i do laugh a lot when i get dealt good hands, and i CANNOT STOP LAUGHING, so.
those wonderful farm punks at pioneers press are running another contest, and i would be GREATLY REMISS if i didn’t enter!
pictured from left to right/back to front; the growling mouth by adam gnade, under the radar: notes from the wild mushroom trade by olivier matthon, the do-it-yourself guide to fighting the big motherfuckin’ sad by adam gnade, the hard fifty farm; finding home by jessie duke and adam gnade, and the heat and the hot earth by adam gnade. ALL strongly recommended; the diy guide is especially great for creative types who need a little reassurance when things get too heavy, and the others are such well written, thought provoking zines.
they carry SO MUCH great stuff (including an expansive sale section), and are always listing more (the craphound collection is a thing i need in my life real soon) AND the money they make goes towards running their rescue farm, the HARD FIFTY FARM. THEY HAVE A PIG NAMED HANK WILLIAMS. if you have a little money to spend and are looking for some quality summer/fall/winter/spring reading material, think about buying things from them and SUPPORT DIY FARM PUNKS AND HANK WILLIAMS!
(related aside; they recently posted a picture on their tumblr of fresh pickles they made, and goddamn, they look SO GOOD.)
Time is weird. Change is weird. Life is weird. Everything is weird forever.
i love and appreciate EVERYTHING about this drawing, because it is me, too.
i actually wear glasses, but they broke on april first of last year, so i took a terrible, front facing photo to upload to zenni optical, and i had to do a comparison thing, because a year is not a lot of time but also a lot of time, and, as mentioned in the original post…
time is weird. change is weird. life is weird. everything is weird forever.
Quinta da Aveleda, Portugal. From Alicornio and Karl Gercens.