As you may have guessed by the name of this blog, I love rainbows. Even before I knew rainbows meant G-A-Y, I thought they were swellariffic. What’s not to love about all the bright colors together in one place, cheering up the grey sky?
So it’s natural that I spend a lot of time concocting ways to incorporate rainbows into my everyday life. Like throwing an entire potluck party just to have an excuse to make this cake:
…and this rainbow vodka:
So it was without a moment’s hesitation that I agreed to a Rainbow theme for Special Ladyfriend’s latest birthday party. What better excuse to rainbow-ify everything in sight??
There were rainbow snacks:
There was rainbow makeup:
And rainbow accessories:
Of course, rainbow vodka-soaked gummy bears:
And how could we forget the ridiculous theme outfit?
So, dearest readers, which of these things would you like me to do a tutorial on?? (With the notable exception of the rainbow macaroons, everything is much easier to put together than you might think!)
It’s Friday! Why not listen to some awesome new music from an awesome new musician? This video is kind of like what I imagine an American Apparel photo shoot would be like. Of course I’m in love with it:
On the docket for my weekend:
- Outdoor movie night (now accepting movie suggestions!)
- Poker night (I don’t remember how to play, so it should be an exercise in losing with grace)
- Groceries (fruits! veggies! almond milk! spinach! I am Popeye!)
- Homework (well this is new.)
What are you up to this weekend?
I have a confession. I love Jenna Marbles. You all know her, right? She rose to internet stardom by making the “How to trick people into thinking you’re good-looking” video. Since then, she’s really grown on me. For example, she made this and this.
She has a way of explaining stuff that I think about a lot (like marriage and female rivalry and heavy stuff about society, yo) in a way that’s totally accessible to regular people. So accessible, in fact, that I think that if her material were properly curated, it might serve as a pretty decent introduction to feminism for the uninitiated.
Here is one of my favorites of hers, in which she explains the infamous-to-feminists “nice guy” complex in crystal clear terms, sans any of the terminology that we internet feminists typically use:
Also, she does drunk makeup tutorials (which is up my alley in so many ways) and tips on how to stuff your bra. What’s not to love?
Happy Friday, y’all! What are your plans for the long weekend?
Radical second-wave feminist Shulamith Firestone was discovered dead on Tuesday at the age of 67 in her Upper East Side New York apartment.
She was the author of “The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution,” one of the most influential books of the feminist movement in the 1970s, and certainly a hugely influential book in my life (influential about so much more than just the smiles).
Her final years were, apparently, filled with isolation and mental illness, although she managed to continue writing. Her brilliance will be missed.