Tea and books and stupid crap

OK listen LISTEN this is IMPORTANT. I glanced into my spam folder just now and I have these messages pretending to be from UPS, and when I open them it’s just a graphic telling me they couldn’t deliver a package, blah blah blah, click on this totally legit link for help.

But what’s AMAZING is how, you know in Gmail, you get like, the first line of the email in the preview, and sometimes companies will manipulate that to say something else? These are poetry. Incomplete poetry that I will never be able to finish, because they cut off mid-line. They’re just grabbing random quotes from literature I guess, and I can see the rest of the quotes if I click “show original” and scan through the coding, but I like them better this way because of how weird they are with no context or ending.

A sample:

So they left us for their pleasure; and in due time, one by one --    
But I will not be morose about them;

It was his own fault; but it was a china plate, the last of the dinner service that had
belonged to his grandmother


thestoutorialist:

barackobama:

Some Joe for your Wednesday.

Oh Joey

I can actually hear him calling that kid “Tiger”.

thestoutorialist:

barackobama:

Some Joe for your Wednesday.

Oh Joey

I can actually hear him calling that kid “Tiger”.

just saw your ps. what do you mean jumps around? you can change how often it refreshes…? mine doesn’t automatically jump to the top, so maybe that’s an option to change?

When it refreshes, it’ll tell me “oh hey you have this many unread messages” and when I start to scroll up to see them, it jumps about halfway through the section of new stuff. I don’t know why it does that, but it always does, and it drives me to wanting to stab the computer. Also it auto-scrolls when it refreshes unless I’ve purposely scrolled down a few tweets, which I hate. I can find the option to change how often it refreshes, but not how to make it not do that thing.

I need a new Twitter web app. I am picky, and the last time I did this I got pretty good at explaining what I want. So:

1. Needs to be a web app, I don’t want to download anything. I share computers at work.

2. Has to be able to handle multiple accounts well.

3. If it auto-scrolls up to new tweets with no option to turn that off, or makes you scroll down a few to keep it from happening, kill it with fire.

4. Preferably I’d like an easy option between auto-RT and manual RT.

5. Pic/media previews are nice but not a deal-breaker.

I was using Seesmic web, but they decided that it was too useful and killed it in favor of Seesmic Ping, which means if you want to post more than 10 times a day you need a paid account, and even then it just doesn’t do what I need it to do. I tried Echofon today but I don’t want something that pops up in all of my browser tabs like it does, and I couldn’t get it to work anyway. It was weird. I did like that if I buy the pro version I get it across all of my devices and it apparently syncs between them all easily, but again, not a deal-breaker for me.

So help me, Twitter nerds, what is the perfect thing that I should be using?

PS I tried Hootsuite too but the way it’ll jump around drives me nuts.

The Honey Month by Amal El-Mohtar

tithenai:

emilytheslayer:

I booktalked this recently to adults at my library. Since the author is a friend, I thought it was only fair to post it so she could see it.

This is a fascinating little book. The author is a Lebanese-Canadian poet currently working on a phd in Cornwall. A few years back she became friends with Danielle Sucher, a gourmet chef in NYC. They bonded over their fascination with honey, and Sucher sent El-Mohtar 28 tiny samples of different types of honey. Each day for a month she tasted one of the samples, wrote down some of her observations of its character, and then wrote a poem or short story inspired by the honey. There’s moments where the flavor of a honey reminds her of days spent with her grandfather, poetry that goes from sublime to downright sexy, and El-Mohtar’s fascination and delight shines through every word. Add to all of that some fantastically gorgeous art from Oliver Hunter, and you have this unique experience that I absolutely adore. Project books like Julie and Julia or people who spend a year eating junk food have been popular lately, but this is the first one I’ve seen that’s resulted in poetry. Perfect for reading straight through with a cup of tea, or dipping into for a page or two whenever you want a taste of something sweet.

*LOVE* Thank you so much, dear lady.

In case anyone’s interested, the print edition with Oliver Hunter’s illustrations is available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, as well as from The Book Depository; the e-book edition (sans illustrations) is available from Weightless Books, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and Barnes and Noble, for all your various e-reading devices’ needs.

Reblargling for the relevant links. Also I apparently got part of this wrong, and the grandfather story did not actually take place in Lebanon, I just fail at reading, lol.

The Honey Month by Amal El-Mohtar

I booktalked this recently to adults at my library. Since the author is a friend, I thought it was only fair to post it so she could see it.

This is a fascinating little book. The author is a Lebanese-Canadian poet currently working on a phd in Cornwall. A few years back she became friends with Danielle Sucher, a gourmet chef in NYC. They bonded over their fascination with honey, and Sucher sent El-Mohtar 28 tiny samples of different types of honey. Each day for a month she tasted one of the samples, wrote down some of her observations of its character, and then wrote a poem or short story inspired by the honey. There’s moments where the flavor of a honey reminds her of days spent with her grandfather in Lebanon, poetry that goes from sublime to downright sexy, and El-Mohtar’s fascination and delight shines through every word. Add to all of that some fantastically gorgeous art from Oliver Hunter, and you have this unique experience that I absolutely adore. Project books like Julie and Julia or people who spend a year eating junk food have been popular lately, but this is the first one I’ve seen that’s resulted in poetry. Perfect for reading straight through with a cup of tea, or dipping into for a page or two whenever you want a taste of something sweet.

laughterkey:

Top that.

unholyglee:

kyssthis16:

brittleshea:

sisterbutters:

kummersaurus:

crying because 50 shades of grey

50 shades of there





This fuckery right here.

You mean this fuckery right… there.

unholyglee:

kyssthis16:

brittleshea:

sisterbutters:

kummersaurus:

crying because 50 shades of grey

50 shades of there

This fuckery right here.

You mean this fuckery right… there.