Saturday, May 22, 2010

Back + Round Up

I've been gone a long time, but rest assured, I was doing something important: graduating. I crossed the finish line. It wasn't always easy, but I did it! I'm jobless, which stinks, but luckily it leaves tons of time for blogging. Here are some links to stuff I wanted to post about but just didn't have the time.

- The beautiful and talented Lena Horne died at 92. The world has lost an icon
(photo via LIFE photo archive)

- Pam Grier released her memoir, called "Foxy: My Life in Three Acts". Dying to read it. Stay tuned...this book might be up for a possible giveaway later in the summer. Buy in here.

- Keds is celebrating their 94th anniversary. The released their first sneaker in 1916 (but didn't start calling it a sneaker until 1917). Keds were the favored shoes of young lindy hoppers in the 30s and 40s. Click over to their Original Sneaker site to see how Keds have changed through the decades. They're also releasing special edition shoes inspired by their different designs over the next several months.

- Yesterday, Pac Man celebrated its 30th anniversary. Head to the Google homepage to play Pac Man (one and two player!). Have fun, kids.

- Nancy Drew Celebrated her 80th anniversary a few weeks ago. Who doesn't love the world's ballsiest teenage girl and her super-sleuthing abilities? Just for fun, here's a Jezebel article on the accidentally inappropriate language in the novels.

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  1. Congratulations! Beautiful photograph of you! Now the real world begins, huh?

    Glad you liked the Japanese sex guide...I thought it was interesting that there was an emphasis on holding hands and linking arms, but nothing on kissing. Feel free to tweet, repost, etc.

    I had no idea that Lena Horne died. :( The news gives precedence to the wrong story these days. I never heard a word about it.

  2. Congratulations!

    Very, very sad about Lena Horne. Her rendition of Stormy Weather is one of the most wonderful things in the world.

    On the other hand, I'm really excited by Pam Grier's memoir! I hope you do a giveaway! :D


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