I'm Ashley, a 20-something graduate with an English degree. Attempting to bring la dolce vita to Georgia as a newlywed.

  1. fishingboatproceeds:

Ever since I joined tumblr, I’ve been following the tag “Bacon is Good for Me.” When will this young man get his own television show and/or be elected President?
p.s. gpoy

This is me.

    fishingboatproceeds:

    Ever since I joined tumblr, I’ve been following the tag “Bacon is Good for Me.” When will this young man get his own television show and/or be elected President?

    p.s. gpoy

    This is me.

  2. thedailywhat:

Where Are They Now of the Day: Ruth Orkin’s “American Girl in Italy” was snapped exactly 60 years ago this Monday. Its subject, Ninalee Craig, poses above in the very same orange shawl featured in the iconic photo.
Craig, then 23, was traveling through Europe when she met Orkin, then 29, at a budget hotel in Florence. “We talked about traveling alone and asked each other, ‘Are you having a hard time? Are you ever bothered?’,” Craig recalls. “We both found that we were having a wonderful time, and only some things were a little difficult.” They decided to walk around the city looking for the perfect scene to illustrate what it felt like being a young single woman traveling alone.
It was during two hours of “horsing around” that Orkin snapped the well-known shot. Craig vehemently denies that the picture was staged. “The men were just there,” she says. “The only thing that happened was that Ruth Orkin was wise enough to ask me to turn around and go back and repeat [the walk].” Orkin’s daughter Mary Engel, keeper of her mother’s photographic archive since Orkin’s passing in 1985, mostly agrees with Craig, but says Orkin did ask “the man on motorcycle to tell the other men not to look at the camera.”
Addressing the question of the photo’s foreboding mise en scène, Craig says it’s wrong to view it through a negative lens. “It’s not a symbol of harassment,” she says. “It’s a symbol of a woman having an absolutely wonderful time!”
[msnbc.]

    thedailywhat:

    Where Are They Now of the Day: Ruth Orkin’s “American Girl in Italy” was snapped exactly 60 years ago this Monday. Its subject, Ninalee Craig, poses above in the very same orange shawl featured in the iconic photo.

    Craig, then 23, was traveling through Europe when she met Orkin, then 29, at a budget hotel in Florence. “We talked about traveling alone and asked each other, ‘Are you having a hard time? Are you ever bothered?’,” Craig recalls. “We both found that we were having a wonderful time, and only some things were a little difficult.” They decided to walk around the city looking for the perfect scene to illustrate what it felt like being a young single woman traveling alone.

    It was during two hours of “horsing around” that Orkin snapped the well-known shot. Craig vehemently denies that the picture was staged. “The men were just there,” she says. “The only thing that happened was that Ruth Orkin was wise enough to ask me to turn around and go back and repeat [the walk].” Orkin’s daughter Mary Engel, keeper of her mother’s photographic archive since Orkin’s passing in 1985, mostly agrees with Craig, but says Orkin did ask “the man on motorcycle to tell the other men not to look at the camera.”

    Addressing the question of the photo’s foreboding mise en scène, Craig says it’s wrong to view it through a negative lens. “It’s not a symbol of harassment,” she says. “It’s a symbol of a woman having an absolutely wonderful time!”

    [msnbc.]

    (Source: thedailywhat)

  3. Bookaholics are the ones who start to feel uncomfortable and uneasy in another person’s house, and suddenly realize there are no bookshelves or magazines lying around. People who only own a telephone book and their high school yearbooks scare us.
    — Robert Lee Hadden (via bookoasis)

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  4. There is something more to coffee than its caffeine stimulus, its action on the taste buds of the tongue and mouth. The sense of smell and the sense of sight play important roles. To get all the joy there is in a cup of coffee, it must look good and smell good before one can pronounce its taste good. It must woo us through the nostrils with the wonderful aroma that constitutes much of the lure of coffee.
    — William H. Ukers, All About Coffee (via bookoasis)

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  5. thedailywhat:

Poetry 2.0 of the Day: Sherman Alexie: “The Facebook Sonnet.”
[peterwknox / ratsoff.]

    thedailywhat:

    Poetry 2.0 of the Day: Sherman Alexie: “The Facebook Sonnet.”

    [peterwknox / ratsoff.]

    (via thedailywhat)

  6. Actually, I lied. Can I just move back into this apartment instead? 

  7. I’m moving in a week, and I’d like for this to be my new bedroom.

    I’m moving in a week, and I’d like for this to be my new bedroom.

    (via sweethomestyle)

  8. modcloth:

Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins, ca 1961.

    modcloth:

    Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins, ca 1961.

  9. modcloth:

Cycle chic!
(by nicole tierney.)

I so want to live somewhere that I can ride my bicycle all the time.

    modcloth:

    Cycle chic!

    (by nicole tierney.)

    I so want to live somewhere that I can ride my bicycle all the time.

  10. modcloth:

A DIY Fascination with Fascinators! Blog contributor, Hannah, offers up a few different DIY projects for unique handmade fascinators to wear on the wedding day!

All wedding guests take note.

    modcloth:

    A DIY Fascination with Fascinators! Blog contributor, Hannah, offers up a few different DIY projects for unique handmade fascinators to wear on the wedding day!

    All wedding guests take note.

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