Ephemera

The ramblings of a lunatic expat.

I am Californian who relocated to Melbourne, Australia in 2006..

I'm a manicurist and a madwoman and I do a damn good job at both.

On six californias

dearcoquette:

What do you think of the proposition to make six Californias?


The aren’t six Californias. There are three — Southern, Central, and Northern — and they fucking hate each other. Everyone knows this.

We’ve got an assfull of insufferable dotcom capitalists to the north, a…

Bam.

Flies to wanton boys.

rossfloate:

Alec Baldwin has, like Shia LeBoeuf before him, decided to withdraw from public life. In admittedly ironic manner, he announced this by speaking to New York magazine. The piece has been reproduced online over at Vulture. I encourage you to read it.

In his piece, Baldwin makes a lot of sensible points with characteristic bombast. But the bombast is kind of the idea – he’s a larger than life character. His problem is that the current model of celebrity doesn’t allow for larger than life characters. And it certainly doesn’t leave any room for flawed characters or people who make mistakes.

I’m disinterested in the things that Baldwin has done (or reportedly done) that have brought him to this decision. I’m interested in the broader idea of celebrity and what it says about us. What does it say about our needs?

When we look back at earlier civilisations, we tend to pat ourselves on the back for how much we have distanced ourselves from their savagery. Roman circuses. Aztec sacrifice. The Reign of Terror. Hundred of years from now, the people who look back at us will pay careful attention to the way we choose certain people seemingly at random, build them up as gods, and then capriciously destroy them.

superseventies:

Pacific Southwest Airlines Stewardesses, 1972..


I flew PSA in the 80s as a UM (unaccompanied minor) about 3 times a year. I always thought being a flight attendant seemed like a shitty job. Years later, I found out I was right.

superseventies:

Pacific Southwest Airlines Stewardesses, 1972..

I flew PSA in the 80s as a UM (unaccompanied minor) about 3 times a year. I always thought being a flight attendant seemed like a shitty job. Years later, I found out I was right.

(Source: pinterest.com, via isay)

Too many young girls don’t know how to act when someone’s being inappropriate with them. They giggle or they try to brush it off. Don’t do that. Tell them to go fuck themselves - be a bitch. If someone’s being disrespectful to you, be disrespectful right back. Show them the same amount of respect that they show you.

(via vixxcen)

thats what i do, but people always act like IM the one with the problem 😒

(via queenfeminist)

This is what I taught my daughter!

(via undercovermama)

Yeah. I need to instill this in my girls. Soon.

(via potjie)

My parents taught me to trust my instincts and that I didn’t have to be polite to strangers if I didn’t feel like it. To this day, if a random makes a comment to me on the street, I am 100% comfortable pretending I didn’t hear them and just sailing on by. Thanks, mom and dad, for teaching me that I didn’t have to be “nice”. (And this translated pretty well into my personal life, too.)

(Source: swindleofficial, via potjie)

helenrazer:

The Twitter user appears to be referencing an apparent suicide this morning by a woman who had spoken of her problems with trolls.
The Twitter user is using the apparent suicide as a way to link to her upcoming “comedy” show.  Which, if this Tweet is any indication, will be woefully unfunny.
Suicide as promotional opportunity. 

That woman has a talent for injecting herself into any current tragedy. She is positively vile.

helenrazer:

The Twitter user appears to be referencing an apparent suicide this morning by a woman who had spoken of her problems with trolls.

The Twitter user is using the apparent suicide as a way to link to her upcoming “comedy” show.  Which, if this Tweet is any indication, will be woefully unfunny.

Suicide as promotional opportunity. 

That woman has a talent for injecting herself into any current tragedy. She is positively vile.

(via helenrazer-deactivated20140223)

spifster:

#spifsternails @vanityprojects

Spifster’s line work is amazing. Makes my shit look like a 3 year old did it.

spifster:

#spifsternails @vanityprojects

Spifster’s line work is amazing. Makes my shit look like a 3 year old did it.

vintagegal:

1950s meyercord mermaid decals

Reminds me of how obsessed I was with the Chicken of the Sea mermaid when I was a kid.

(via lil-c0met)

This is what the inside of my brain looks like. Just add glitter.

This is what the inside of my brain looks like. Just add glitter.

(Source: donutstiel, via fancybidet)

pocketcontents:

You know you’re peeing in the Central Valley when…

As a part-time SJVer, you have my condolences.

pocketcontents:

You know you’re peeing in the Central Valley when…

As a part-time SJVer, you have my condolences.

sosoflynails:

Put some red glitter nails on my don Kate Moss to present an award at The Brits tonight. Outfit was last worn by DAVID BOWIE as Ziggy Stardust in 1972 ! ! ! 💫👽🇬🇧🔖⚡️

*swoon*

sosoflynails:

Put some red glitter nails on my don Kate Moss to present an award at The Brits tonight. Outfit was last worn by DAVID BOWIE as Ziggy Stardust in 1972 ! ! ! 💫👽🇬🇧🔖⚡️

*swoon*