heyjenray

brianstowell:

humans-of-pdx:

"My wife and met online on a blogging site and were flirting with each other in comments and things, and then we first met up in person under the marquee at The Roseland. I eventually proposed to her there. We had plans to meet up that day and were coming from opposite parts of town so I casually, was like ‘Let’s meet outside The Roseland, It’s pretty central.’ I had coordinated ahead of time with them to put ‘Jenni, will you marry me?’ on the marquee. When she saw it, she just kept saying, ‘Oh my God, what are you doing?! What are you doing? Oh my God!’ and I was like, ‘Jenni, be quiet for a second, I have some things to say to you.’”
 

I met up with Briana of humans-of-pdx for a bit yesterday. She’s an incredibly talented, driven, and sweet person. We talked for an hour about photography and doing art for the sake of joy and self-fulfillment. I think her Humans of PDX project is super important for every community. Especially one like Portland that preaches acceptance but doesn’t always practice it. I’m glad her takeaway from our conversation was about that time I told Jenni to STFU under the Roseland Theater marquee so I could ask her to marry me.

Yay for tru luv between Brians and Jen/nis

brianstowell:

humans-of-pdx:

"My wife and met online on a blogging site and were flirting with each other in comments and things, and then we first met up in person under the marquee at The Roseland. I eventually proposed to her there. We had plans to meet up that day and were coming from opposite parts of town so I casually, was like ‘Let’s meet outside The Roseland, It’s pretty central.’ I had coordinated ahead of time with them to put ‘Jenni, will you marry me?’ on the marquee. When she saw it, she just kept saying, ‘Oh my God, what are you doing?! What are you doing? Oh my God!’ and I was like, ‘Jenni, be quiet for a second, I have some things to say to you.’”

 

I met up with Briana of humans-of-pdx for a bit yesterday. She’s an incredibly talented, driven, and sweet person. We talked for an hour about photography and doing art for the sake of joy and self-fulfillment. I think her Humans of PDX project is super important for every community. Especially one like Portland that preaches acceptance but doesn’t always practice it. I’m glad her takeaway from our conversation was about that time I told Jenni to STFU under the Roseland Theater marquee so I could ask her to marry me.

Yay for tru luv between Brians and Jen/nis

“My plan was to never get married. I was going to be an art monster instead. Women almost never become art monsters because art monsters only concern themselves with art, never mundane things. Nabokov didn’t even fold his own umbrella. Vera licked his stamps for him.”

—   Dept. of Speculation, Jenny Offill

Help Dianca London get to VONA Voices

blkwitch:

I was accepted to VONA/Voices Summer workshop for Speculative Fiction. I started an indiegogo campaign to help cover the costs. Feel free to check it out or share the campaign with friends. 

Help out my amazing friend!

“Cities and landscapes have distinct personalities, just as people do; and like people they’re full of their own moods and paradoxes and surprises.”

I stared at this Dr. Z ad for forty minutes before I realized it was backwards. Then I spent ten minutes trying to discern some deeper meaning: was it on purpose? How did no one notice? That ad is legit 20 years old, printed thousands of times, but is this the only backwards one? Who hung it? What did they think?
goodinthestacks:

rachelfershleiser:

Julia Wertz illustration of Word Brooklyn projected at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe!

a drawing of one of my favorite bookstores shown at another of my favorite bookstores

Is this something I can buy to hang on my wall? Can we make that happen?

goodinthestacks:

rachelfershleiser:

Julia Wertz illustration of Word Brooklyn projected at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe!

a drawing of one of my favorite bookstores shown at another of my favorite bookstores

Is this something I can buy to hang on my wall? Can we make that happen?

theamazingariel:

Welcome to 1997

Buffy speaks New York!

(via jennyowenyoungs)

I miss Oregon.
C’mon, Jennifers! I want to hear from you!
JenniferSubmissions at gmail dot com

ATTENTION JENNIFERS: Call for submissions!

Were you always one of many?

Did you struggle with the decision between Jen, Jenn, Jenny, Jennie, Jenni, or Jenna? 

Were you classified by your last name?

I am looking for your stories, art, music, poetry about being a Jennifer. For fourteen years (1970-1984) we were the number one female name in the United States. For us, it was impossible to be the sole Jennifer in a group. I’d also love to hear from pre-1970 and post-1984 Jennifers. 

What was it like to be one of the first Jennifers?

What is it like to be the only Jennifer in your group of friends?

Send your submissions to JenniferSubmissions at gmail dot com