theres nothing about this picture that I don’t like
A little Audrey Hepburn for my last night in America
“Ringo and I are gettin’ married to eachother. But that’s a thing you better keep a secret. People would probably think we’re queers.”
I was about to be upset about not having senior quotes in our yearbook and then I remembered that I was basically in charge of those decisions on the yearbook staff soo my bad y’all.
My grandmother grew up in this tiny village in Barbados, and she was the only kid in the village to have a cricket bat. She used to play with all the boys, but then they started stealing the bat every time she bought it out of the house and saying that she couldn’t play because girls shouldn’t play sport. So one day she invited them to come play cricket, then set fire to the bat and made them watch it burn, so none of them could play cricket anymore. She was 11.
*needs affection and assorted fresh lasagnas*
Grace Coddington drew her ideal Met Gala looks…on cats. Very good.
illustration by Grace Coddington via Vogue.com
Dammit grace, you’re cool to me again
The best part of this vacation is that I now own a tshirt with a large shrimp on the back #kiawah
“You look kinda like Ernest Hemingway.”
“And we’re both from Key West.”
“You’re from Key West?”
“Well, I used to smuggle coke out of there.”
Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through. — Ira Glass, quoted in “Why Your Work Disappoints You” (via kafka-f)