Leonardo DiCaprio gets attacked by a penguin during a trip to the Arctic in 2006

Okay I laughed really hard at this and then went “wait. They must mean Antartica because there are no penguins in the arctic.”

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My new aesthetic for fall is this: floral everything, off the shoulder whenever possible, leggings as pants and slouchy hand knit beanies. 

I don’t care if I look like a basic bitch. That shit is comfortable. 

FibroFibers Expansion - More Nightfall for Everyone!

Okay, so I want to tell you guys about this thing:

My friend Jen makes this gorgeous yarn. As a knitter and also a weird kid it’s hard sometimes to find things that speak to both my crafty side and my reformed Goth kid side. Nightfall yarns do just that. 

Jen is an incredible woman. She lives with several chronic health issues, including Fibromyalgia and severe chronic pain. Despite that, this kickass lady dyes and spins some of the most beautiful yarns I’ve seen. I love me an indie dyer, but Jen takes it above and beyond. I’ve been knitting with her stuff for years. 

Check it: 

Not the best picture of me, what with the crazy face, but look at that gorgeous shawl I’m wearing! (Knit by one of the great loves of my life imaginarymagpie) The shawl is knit from Nightfall yarn, and it moves subtly from black as night to this rich blue color that looks absolutely fabulous on everyone. Gorgeous. (Highly recommend the Haruni pattern for Nightfall yarns.) 

Anyway, FibroFibers needs to move into a studio with dedicated dying space in order to keep up the demand for Nightfall yarns. She’s doing this Kickstarter to help raise the funds. 

Here’s why this is a big deal to me and hopefully to you as well:

  • FibroFibers is a woman run business. 
  • FibroFibers is also an LGBT run business. 
  • FibroFibers is the sole income for it’s chronically ill owner. 
  • FibroFibers makes super pretty yarn. 

This Kickstarter is an excellent way to support a small business that does not have a lot of options for traditional business loans. Also, the perks are bomb and you can get some of this really pretty yarn. 

Here’s what I’m offering as well. If you donate to this Kickstarter at $10 or above (she doesn’t have a $10 reward, but now she does!) and you’re interested in getting a knitting pattern, I will send you a copy of my Hintz of Lace neckwarmer pattern for free. I designed this pattern using FibroFibers handspun and it’s named after FibroFibers owner Jen Hintz. 

All you need to do to get this is email me a copy of the receipt for donation after your payment goes through at the close of the Kickstarter on October 19th. Email it to dmc.alvarez@gmail.com. 

If you can’t afford to donate but you share this post with your followers (or tweet it or facebook it) I’ll enter you to win your choice of one of my other knitting patterns

Deal? Let’s knock this Kickstarter out of the park and help Jen keep doing what she does best. 

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people not in CA: ‘september is the start of autumn! it’s so nice, it’s chilly and i can wear sweaters/drink hot beverages while watching the leaves turn red/orange/whatever!’


please pray for cali

Meanwhile in Vegas… still nearly 100 degrees in the shade. Winter is never coming. 

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according to my phone it is currently 84 and supposed to be 97 today. How are you wearing boots and a cardigan without dying?!

THE POWER OF MY MIND! Also, my office is always about 12 degrees even in the height of summer. 

Also, I just really want it to be fall already and I am over this 100 degree weather. Weren’t we supposed to get a hurricane or something this week? I heard we were. I dressed for hurricanes. And pumpkin spice. 


So Much


Here’s another new song commissioned by justmakeitstop and dang I like this one.

Want your own custom song? Head over to http://bit.ly/SethBoyerSongShop 

I bought a song in my pal Boyer’s song shop. We became friends because I really liked how often he wrote songs about whiskey. 

I needed a song about being a mess and not wanting to fuck up the best thing that ever happened to you. 

He did that. It’s awesome. It made me cry. I’m making it the ring tone on my phone. 

Buy your own song. Link above. 

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Can’t sleep. Having a particularly bad allergy episode.

Mostly I feel lonely. But for what or why I don’t know.