From the Fatty’s New Role short, featuring Fatty Arbuckle (1915) (TCMdb - viewed on WatchTCM as part of a set titled “Fatty’s New Fido”)
Week number two of Letters From Classic Hollywood - thus time we have an example from a silent short. I love the “gazatsky”! Can’t remember if it was the bar owner’s name, but does it matter?
Get into fountain pens, they said. It’ll be fun and affordable, they said. You won’t go crazy over shades of blue, they said.
no lies detected
Loving the color contrast of my Lamy Studio Royal Red on my turquoise Quo Vadis Habana notebook.
I was super dying for this pen, but I think I like the new Wild Rubin better - it’s more of a sparkly ruby red. Still, though, the Royal Red color + turquoise = one of my favorite combinations. ❤❤❤❤❤
I was super tempted to buy the Quo Vadis Habana instead of the Leuchtturm1918 for my end-of-2014 planner, and this picture makes me think I should have done.
- multistory library with interconnected secret rooms
- indoor heated pool with skylight
- lazy river with waterfall
- slides accompanying staircases
- wall-sized drawing board
- emergency escape chutes
- adult-sized jungle gym and swing-set
- ceiling projector to browse internet or watch shows in bed
- puppy playground
Wow, how did Julie read my mind so well?
The only thing missing is a rooftop spinner ride, like Dumbo, except maybe that’s part of the jungle gym and swing-set.
Gentlemen, a gentle reminder that belts and suspenders (or braces if you’re British) are not intended to be worn together. Yes Mickey does this, but he has children pulling at him all day and needs the reinforcement. Also Chip and Dale may get away with the sans pants look but I wouldn’t suggest that either. #PSA #fashiontip #menswear #dapperday
THE THING THAT GETS ME
What is up with those giant buttons.
I mean, normally, I’d assume the buttons on Mickey’s shorts are because they’re fasteners. Or they’re there to anchor braces.
But here they’re just extra SUPER OUT OF SCALE buttons ON TOP of a belt and braces.
It makes my fashion-history-internal-nerd cringe so hard. >.<
Orange no Hibi Choro Club feat. Senoo Aria the Animation
This song is so perky and cheerful.
Please to be also adoring the ARIA soundtrack with me everyone.
keristars answered: if you like the Lamy 2000, maybe you would prefer a Lamy Safari/Al-Star with the triangular grip? Some find it more comfortable. (I don’t!)
I have a four or five Lamy Safari and Al-Stars already, and I like them, but they just won’t work for what I need. I use them mostly for quick note taking or in class. For story writing I prefer something with a rounder, fatter grip. I’ve been using a TWSBI Vac 700 and a Noodler’s Ahab with a goulet nib, but they don’t quite work for what I need.
That makes sense - I love the smoothness of the 1.1italic nib on my Safari, but it’s not comfortable to write with for very long and also the ink capacity is only middling (maybe because of the italic nib, though!)
It was my first thought for “arthritis” because supposedly the triangle grip is more relaxing to hold.
How heavy is the 2000? That’s my concern, that it would be too heavy - most probably the usual resin(?) version wouldn’t be too bad.
I have issues with hyperflexibility so that my hands hurt really easily with long writing sessions. I’ve found that my favorite is my Waterman Phileas because of how it’s weighted, but the nib can be a bit dry, and it’s not in production anymore, so you’d need to get it on the secondhand market. Also, it ONLY takes Waterman converters because of a brass ring inside the barrel.
I like it because of the shape of the grip, the length of the nib, and then of course the weight of the pen. Some nibs are too short or too long, you know? so my hand ends up being an awkward distance from the paper.
My 2015 Hobonichi Techo set came in last week!
I delayed photographing it for showing off/squee purposes until I had good lighting and the energy (ahh, chronic depression~~).
I’m SO GLAD everyone told me to go for the Blue over the Marigold, because as it turns out? this is my FAVORITE shade of cerulean blue ever, and it’s just perfect. Bright and slightly aqua/turquoise, but still blue. (My favorite color is bold pink, but I tend to like to buy/wear things in this shade of blue more?) The inner green is a nearly pure kelly green, exactly the same as this year’s box.
Anyway, I was really amused to see that the entire thing shipped in a big yellow bag from Japan - the other side has all the shipping forms and customs declarations and such, so I didn’t photo it, but it arrived on the 11th after sending me the notice that it was shipping out on the 8th (maybe the 7th my time? not sure). EMS is fast!
Since I bought the JP set (Monday start), I got the tri-color ballpoint pen and pocket tissue holder (yellow), which I didn’t realize I would actually be getting with it. I don’t think they come with the English Planner from A&S, do they? I mostly picked the JP Original Techo because I like the differently colored pages for each month over the uniform grey of the Planner (except for the orange Sundays).
I already have 3 stencils and so I bought the 4th to finish the set, and of course I’ve been wanting flag/banner-design washi tape all year, so was pretty excited to pick up the roll in the Hobonichi shop.
My new cover is ~so pretty~ and I’m a little bit tempted to start using it already, but I really like my navy blue one, too, with the floral-design Cover on Cover. Maybe I’ll just hold off on my new one until December :)
Just took delivery of this Conway Stewart RiKwill LolliToo. It’s made from solid silver and covered in a layer of hand applied green enamel. Now, what ink to fill it with?
I originally read the caption as “candy apple green enamel” (probably because I was in the middle of admiring my bowl of Americone Dream ice cream…) and went “oooh, what a great name for that enamel color/design!”
It is absolutely gorgeous. I love this kind of enamel on just about anything, and I am doing the grabby-hands thing right now at this Conway Stewart pen. (Even if it isn’t Candy Apple Green.)
Got some new specks today! I love how my regular ones are neon yellow-green on the inside, and the shape of my aquarium blue sunglasses is so much fun.
It’s four years since I last got new glasses, it’s fun to change my style like this — but more fun that my best friend went with me to pick them out. It was her idea to go for the rectangular tortoiseshells.
Also THANK HEAVENS for vision insurance. The frames were cheap compared to the cost of lenses, but a combination of my insurance and the LensCrafters buy1get1 sale meant I only spent a fraction of the cost otherwise. The sad part is that these are Ralph Lauren and Coach branded frames, but I don’t give a fuck about the branding, only that they look good on me and I feel comfortable wearing them (I have a wide face or something - the vast majority of frames I tried on pinched in the temples; I tend to need 50mm+ in width, but 48mm seems to be super common).
Gonna try to get some cheap knockabout specks from Zenni Optical or some other online shop, because I’m SUPER bummed that the magenta “Tiffany” frames (with Tiffany blue inside!) were only 48mm and didn’t quite fit. They were gorg. and I miss having brilliant red glasses, which is what I always used to wear, until 4 years ago when the shop didn’t have any in stock in the right style. At least my new ones are brightly colored :D
(My best friend was teaching in South Korea when she got like a dozen pairs of glasses for suuuper cheap and she keeps saying that I need to travel there with her so I can get as many brightly colored frames as my heart can handle.)
"Ursula thinks she’s just hilarious every time she sees someone walking around in high heels and mutters ‘poor unfortunate soles’." — via Cats of Disneyland twitter
For everyone going back to school this month…
"There’s Nothing Like a College Education" from OLD MAN RHYTHM (1935)
Is the 2015 Planner Book the same thickness as the 2014 book? I can tell that it's still A6 size but cannot tell whether it's the same thickness. In simple terms, will the '15 book fit in my '14 cover? Thanks!
They’re the same thickness, and books are always designed to fit covers from subsequent years ♪
This is good to hear!
When I first came across the Hobonichi Techo years and years ago (2005 or 2006, I think?) there was this carefully detailed article on the website about how the new year’s Techo was different from previous years - the binding was a little better and the size was very slightly different. The cover, too, was improved, made to fit the Techo better and be easier to use. But that meant the previous year’s cover wouldn’t fit the new books.
I’d been under the impression that the design was updated annually with improvements based on user feedback. Sounds like they’ve got it pretty well figured out now, though!
(It was the year of bear designs on the stencils and such, whenever that was, and of course my all-time favorite pink-purple-green-blue madras plaid cover design. Is there an archive somewhere?)