Free Shit: Giveaway!
Finally, I’ve got my shit together, and I’m going to give it to you. Yes, it’s mostly cheap shit. But you know what is better than cheap shit? Free shit. (The word “shit” is beginning to lose all meaning.)
Here’s what you get:
- Paula’s Choice ultra-light weightless finish SPF 30 sunscreen spray, 118 ml. It’s the best. This is the old bottle design, exp. 02/13.
- Birchbox earbuds.
- e.l.f. 32 Piece Cool Eyeshadow Palette
- e.l.f. All Over Color Stick in 3105 Golden Peach
- e.l.f. Eyelid Primer in 7501 Sheer
- e.l.f. Hypershine Lipgloss in 9012 Blossom
- e.l.f. Studio Lotion Wipes in Vanilla and Coconut
- e.l.f. Nail Polish in Metal Madness (3-free)
- Wet n Wild Fastdry Nail Color in Teal or No Teal
- Essence Color and Go Nail Polish in Party Princess
- Forever 21 goldtone ring with rhinestones and filigree decoration
How to get it:
- Reblog this post. I will only count one reblog entry per person (likes won’t count).
- For a second entry (or if you don’t have a tumblr), send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I will select one person randomly to receive this shit on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. That means only entries received before midnight on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 will be counted.
I am moving to Oregon in 30 days. I have marked down all the items in my Etsy shop to clearance prices to help raise money for my move and clear out my shop so I have less stock to move. I have done some donations to Planned Parenthood in the past and would like to do one more. I am planning on closing my shop once the current items are sold out, so this will probably be the last time.
So, from today September 13th until Sunday September 30th, 15% of all sales in my shop will be donated to Planned Parenthood. I will make a post at the end of the month detailing my shop earnings and will provide a screenshot to show that the donation has been made. Happy shopping everyone!
Attention, all you bookish and clever women! Persephone Magazine is looking for new writers. Any topics are welcome, but we’d especially love more feminism, crafty DIY, food, and humor. If you’re interested in becoming a staff writer, contributing occasionally, or cross-posting from your blog, contact us. I’ve been there almost a year now and it’s an absolute blast.
Help me get home!
Well, it looks like I’m in a bind and might need a little help. Please read this and feel free to share with your friends.
As many of you know, my mother (who lives in Oklahoma) has been having serious health issues. She was hospitalized on July 5 due to extensive internal bleeding and barely made it out alive. I won’t go into too many details, but there may have been foul play involved. She had several blood transfusions while in the hospital and seemed like she was on her way back to health, but she was checked out early against medical advice.
My Mom is in pretty bad shape again. She suspects that she’s bleeding and needs to go into the hospital as soon as possible. Unfortunately, my parents have found themselves in a precarious financial situation (and without health insurance) due to criminal activity on the part of a shady family member. Their life savings have dwindled away and they are currently living without water and electricity. They are desperate for help and have asked me to come home.
I’ve been dealing with this situation from California for over four months and have tried to help my parents as much as possible, but there’s only so much I can do from 1,600 miles away. It’s time for me to go back home. Ani (my partner) is lucky enough to have some time away from work and I don’t start my new job until October 1, so we have an opportunity to road trip back to Oklahoma and help my parents out.
What’s our biggest obstacle? You guessed it. Money. With both of us not working during the time we’re away, it’s going to be very difficult for us to meet our expenses AND get to Oklahoma. Even on a shoestring budget it’s still going to be impossible.
That’s where you come in, dear friends. I’ve never been one to ask for money, but I don’t know what else to do at this point. My Mom is struggling more than ever before and I’m scared for her health. Ani and I would like to reach out and ask our community of friends to please give what they can to help me get home. Every dollar helps and no amount is too small!
We are lucky enough to have friends and family who have graciously offered us a place to sleep, so it’s unlikely that we will stay in many hotels. We just need enough money to drive there and back and eat along the way.
Anyone who donates to our cause (and includes their address) will receive a fun kitschy postcard from the road and our undying love.
Here’s our Tumblr. If you can’t donate, you can help us by spreading our story far and wide.
- Sarah Bliss
Bill Nye Loses His Sh*t of the Day: Bill Nye made a quiet, unassuming lil appearance on the Smithsonian channel this morning to refute Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” science. Here’s how it played out, on live TV:Look, these people they’re f**king retarded. Rape can’t cause pregnancy? Breastmilk cures homosexuality? I caused a hurricane by challenging creationism? Who can possibly take these people seriously anymore?
It used to be these Republicans didn’t believe in global warming or evolution. That was bad enough. Now they don’t even believe in egg + sperm = baby. Where does Todd Akin think babies come from? Does he think there are separate storks for people who were raped and people who weren’t? Hey look over there! It’s the rape stork. It drops off all its babies directly at the orphanage.
He’s a f**king idiot. Just a plain f**king idiot. I’m sorry — I don’t say that word very often — but it happens to fit in this case. He’s just a f**king idiot.
Video to surface soon, with any luck.
It’s a satirical website. It didn’t happen.
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I have a feeling I’ll be having this conversation at some future date…