Hello! Where I am, summer has officially arrived, and for many people, that means travel. Today’s post comes to us from Marcela De Vivo, about current trends you might find if you’re headed out of town these days. Enjoy! Continue reading “Fashion Friday 5/31/13”
Literary agent Michelle Johnson’s blog pointed me toward this fantastic open letter from a mother to her sons. If you’re sick of hearing about rape culture, you may continue to hide from reality and hope you and the people you love are never personally affected by this societal scourge.
If you’re sick of rape culture, click here to read this wonderful letter and maybe share it.
For those of you in academia, good luck getting through finals. As soon as I’m done with them, I’ll be back to posting authorly treats. For those of you not in academia, count yourselves lucky this time of year, and be well.
This week’s Fashion Friday installment comes from guest blogger Margo, the Stay-at-Home Economist. Here’s the link to Margo’s post, which she put up on her own blog. It’s all about her nearly-two-year-old son and his fashion sense and pre-nostalgia. Really fun read.
Have a stylish weekend!
Thank you to everyone who voted in the Book Spine Poetry Contest Poll! The results are in.
The top three winners will win a t-shirt with a poetry joke on it. (Hope you enjoy.) Winners, please send me a private email so I can send you the details, get your sizes, etc.
Thanks again, everyone, for participating!
1st place: “Combined and uneven apocalypse” by Maia Almeida-Amir
2nd place: “In other worlds” by Cindy Clayton
3rd place: “Raising My Teen” by Laine Little
Okay, so it’s not a hat this time, but it is something delightful to wear on your head.
Or more specifically, in your hair.
The beads are green and a very pale amber-orange.
An ornament like this also looks very lovely with a full up-do for a daytime/work look. (Wearing it with one’s hair down is a bit more romantic.) Even a severe chignon can look very feminine with beads dripping from it.
What interesting things have you worn in your hair before?
A little over a year ago, I earned a Best Commenter Award from the lovely SJ and Meg over at Snobbery. It was a delightful moment because I hadn’t been part of the blogosphere long but felt like I had, at least, done something useful enough to connect with other people. And without a doubt, connections with other people, especially writers and avid readers, has been one of the best parts about having a blog. I have loved that.
Anyway, I thought this concept was fun and paid the award forward, as I was supposed to do, and it occurred to me that I could continue having a Best Commenter Awards recognition on my own blog regularly. I don’t know how often it will be — annual? semi-annual? quarterly? — but I’ve come up with my own badge and my own set of interview questions (with SJ’s blessing, since the format, though not its content, is shamelessly stolen from Snobbery’s awards).
So here’s how this works: I will list the award recipients below along with the interview the recipients are asked answer. We at Sappho’s Torque love and appreciate all our commenters, and winning this most excellent honor is based, very simply, on how much one participates in this blog. All recipients should please answer the interview questions in the comments section of this post, then post the Best Commenter Awards on their blogs and choose their top 5 commenters to pass the honor and the interview along to, if they so choose, and thanks for playing. (If they do not so choose, well, boo. Frowny face.)
So without further ado, here they are!
Our top 5 commenters (and their blogs, because this time the top 5 are all bloggers as well) are…
And here are the interview questions:
- What was the first food you ever learned how to make?
- What’s your favorite movie, and why?
- Do you own a melon baller?
- DC or Marvel or indie?
- If you had the time to be a novelist, would you want to be?
- What’s your favorite fashion accessory? Would you be interested in sharing it with us on a Fashion Friday post?
- What is the best book you’ve ever read that you really didn’t enjoy while you were reading it?
- What are you listening to today?
- Do you remember when and how you first discovered Sappho’s Torque? Will you please tell us the story?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- What’s your preferred variety of Munchkin card?
- Complete this lyric: “If I had $1,000,000, I would buy you…”
And that’s it! Have a good weekend.
Here are today’s 13th-of-the-month pictures, taken (as always) on my phone, so you know the photo quality is awesome. (It occurs to me that I should perhaps carry around my actual camera on the 13th of every month, but then I wouldn’t have the excuse of a pitiful device to blame for my inept photography skills.)