I was going to call this post “Somebody’s Got a Case of the Tuesdays,” but I thought it might be derivative.
Slowly but surely over the last month and a half I’ve been adding links to the that list on the right, and every once in a while someone does click on one of them (thanks!) but I realized I put the links there for a reason and they deserve a little more than to just sit there quietly. So bear with me, it’s worth it.
Awesome People Hanging Out Together is a completely literal title. It’s a Tumblr full of pictures of two or more famous people, sometimes posed but better when in their natural environment. My most recent favorite: Diddy, Pharrell, and Oprah.
Caitlyn Christensen just started a blog, but the two entries already there include such sage advice as: keep a book with you at all times, and learn how to read it while walking. Caitlyn writes for the Original, which is how I came to know her, and I’ve always been a fan of her voice. I feel like I’m getting in on the ground floor of this one, and I recommend it.
Christen DiClaudio and Shane Martin are two of the nicest people I’ve met. They also happen to be that really, really irritating type of people who are good at everything, or at least a lot more things than I am. Shane played (or plays) for the University of Pittsburgh’s hockey team, but is also a very talented photographer and writer. Christen was a managing editor with me at the Original, but has as much talent in the world of fashion as writing. This blog combines the photography and fashion primarily, but is in general a good link to keep n your back pocket.
Emmett Drueding was a good friend of mine in Philadelphia, after we both started at the High School for Creative and Performing Arts at the same time. His music — my favorite song is called 40 Smash — is abrasive in ways that I love. Not for the faint of ears.
Katie Capri is one of this year’s managing editors, again at the Original — the magazine was one of the only things I put effort into at school, so it makes sense that many of my closest artsy-fuck friends came from there. Katie was in New York City this summer working for Ralph Lauren and some other equally absurd internship, and I can’t help but feeling everything just going to get more interesting from now on out. Katie’s the person you go to not when you need something done, but when you need it fucking destroyed.
Molly Burkett, incoming photography editor of the Original. Her Tumblr involves plenty of resharing, which I guess it was Tumblr’s about, but what makes me really dig this blog, and the same reason I’ve thought highly of her since I met her, is that her thought processes, the filtering methods she has for the input-output on her brain, is vastly different from my own, but completely understandable and wonderful. And if you think you don’t need regular infusion of different thought processes than your own, you’re wrong. And probably an asshole.
Ohad Cadji was the photo editor for the Original for the last two years, and has just embarked on a nascent photography career. His photographs are of high quality, at least in my layman’s view, but I think what makes him a great photographer is first his choice of subject matter, and second what he does with a subject that doesn’t jump out as photogenic. Hire him: even if you’re the latter, he’ll make it look like the former.
Finally, the Original. If you still need prompting to go there, after what I’ve written above, there’s nothing more I can say.
Next, I’m going to talk about genre fiction, and a job I applied for last week.