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          Try, Try Again...   
I've been making chocolate professionally for about 25 years.  It's not a big fat brag, it's just what I do.  You'd think I'd have it down by now. That's what I think most of the time.

I've had it in my head to bring back an old favorite, Figaro, to the shop.  It's been in my head for a few months now.  I just could never find the time, it seemed. I realized at the start of the week that in fact, that wasn't true.

I was nervous.

I hadn't made it in years, maybe a decade.  I have shadowy memories of it only being partially successful.  After I had made it a few times, I still didn't feel like I owned the recipe.  It harshed my candyland mellow, and eventually I dropped it from our repertoire.

I'm old enough that I don't like not being an expert at my job.

I've got a birthday coming.  Such stupid thoughts in the face of another ring around the sun, said I!

I got all the ingredients last week, and then I put it off again, until just yesterday.  I'll tell you what: when I flubbed the first batch, I wasn't surprised at all.  Not a whit! Don't get me wrong, it was super tasty.  Just wrong.  In lots of ways.
So pretty. So wrong.

After retreating into my office to do some non-threatening paperwork, I thought about it some more. Double checking my math, my ratios.
The thing about making a mistake in chocolate (especially Figaro), is that it's costly, and I dislike wasting money almost as much as not being an expert. Double whammy, mammy, get on your horse and ride!

And so I did.


Figaro?  You're MINE now.

Second time was a charm, but the best part of the whole process was having a laugh at myself and who I think I am sometimes.  It's got me all jazzed up to make some more mistakes.  We're just heading into a fairly predictable summer season; there's plenty of time and space to work on some new ideas.

Or maybe just make some of the things I love best.


Did I ever tell you how much I love torrone?


Stay tuned.  Who knows what could happen next.

xxx
your flawed, but devoted, chocolatier.



















             
Shame.  I hang my head in SHAME, people!
I've not had a hot minute to sit down and say hello since....

Oh hell, last year.
it's been 5 months since I wrote last.  Here's some bacon. 

here's some smoky chipotle to cover the blogger's shame halo.

this one's just cute.
So so so much to report, Turtle Faithful!  First, let's go back to LAST YEAR's last post, which talked about our new location in Salem MA.  318 Derby St, people!  It's the prettiest shop we've had in Salem to date. Just lovely. The neighborhood has been so warm and supportive, and Amy, Brandy and Kathleen have been loving the new space.  A complete lemons-to-lemonade story, as far as I'm concerned.  Huzzah!
We had a great holiday season in both shops, then a great Valentine's Day, as well.  One of the reasons Valentine's Day was so fab (despite its being on a Tuesday) was that the Phantom Gourmet filmed an excellent piece on us.  Couldn't have been nicer to work with, and the timing of the release was beyond perfect.  Watch it here: 

In that same week (more great timing, and lovely people to work with), our caramel apples got the spotlight on InsiderFood, here:

SO:  we had a crazy amount of really wonderful publicity, and have gotten to see a ton of new faces as a result, not to mention all of our loyal customers who have made us what we are today. We are lucky dogs!
In chocolate news, we've stretched our truffle wings a little this winter, and added a couple of new flavors:
Sharing is optional, and not necessarily recommended.
One of our turtle worker bees, Natalia, (and her husband) love to travel.  She often brings me back treats.  Last summer she brought me back a most divine pink grapefruit truffle, which haunted me for months.  I had to figure it out, as I didn't expect to be heading that way with the holidays approaching, and I wanted more.  I couldn't be more pleased with the final product (if I do say myself):  a true balancing act of tart, sweet, deep, dark, delicious.  Feeling pretty proud of that baby.
We also made a beautiful milk chocolate wild fruit ganache truffle.  I'm not always a milk chocolate-with-fruit type of gal, but I have to say, it's damn good.

Of course, March is here, so the Stout Truffle is here too.  Grab them while the grabbin's good, people.

See?  I've been a busy bee. Too busy to write until just this moment.  And actually, it was great to get back to the ole keyboard.  It's really something to put it all down and see how much has actually gone on in the past few months!

Next up?  Easter!  Stay tuned for bunny updates!  xxx




          Ch ch ch changes   
Drat and blast, folks!  Summer has passed us by and not a peep from yours truly. Truth be told, I just had a really exciting, fun, and busy summer.  I know people were worried for their lawns, but I'm the kind of gal who loves to see the sun every damn day if I can.
One of my favorite things about the summer in the Gloucester location is that in the last few years it really has become a destination of sorts for folks from all over the world. Our Salem shop has enjoyed this diversity for years, as the PEM lives up to its reputation as an international draw.  Here in Gloucester, though, it's still new to see so many cultures and people all over the island.  My favorite international tidbit so far is that what we call non pareils here are called "freckles" in Australia.  Cool!
Freckles, down under

So much for the fun, folks, now on to the busy part:  At the start of summer (on my birthday, actually) I was alerted that our Salem shop would have to move out of its home for the past 5 years.  We're really sad to leave 177 Essex St., but had no say in the matter. We'll have our last hurrah there this October, and will be moving in November.

So here comes the exciting part:  OUR NEW DIGS!  We are super excited to be moving just a couple blocks away to 318 Derby St.  We're really thrilled to be just around the corner from two of my favorite foodie stores in Salem, A&J King Artisan Bakers and the Cheese Shop of Salem. With us at the tip, I think we are going to make a gorgeous tasty triangle of a neighborhood.  A Bermuda Triangle of Tasty Delights!  The Black Hole of Deliciousness! The Golden Triangle of Temptation! I could go on...

We hope (cross your fingers, folks!) to be up and running at the start of December. In the meantime, stock up on Essex St. all the way to Halloween, which will be our last day of business in that location. Remember, too -- the Gloucester shop has all the things you need, and will be open while the Salem shop relocates.  It's beautiful drive out here.  Trust me! 

We'll keep you posted on progress, last minute news bits, and any crazy sales we might have on our Facebook Page. Visit often!

Until next time, folks, we're here.  We're making candy.  It's yours for the taking.  Xxx.






          Turtle out of her shell--   
Sometimes, it's really good to get your routine shaken up.  It's not always easy, but it's a good thing.  I found myself in such a situation just recently -- not only was I summoned for jury duty, but for the first time in my life, actually chosen.

The courthouse was in Lawrence, and the case was predicted to be two weeks long.  Not necessarily the most pleasant or convenient circumstances, but there you have it.  I could see no reason not to participate; because I have such a solid crew, I forged ahead with my civic duty.

For those of you who don't know me well, my work commute is generally 8-9 minutes.  I can see the ocean the whole ride.  I like it that way.
As you all know, most of the time my job includes making delicious, messy, chocolate-y treats.  My work wardrobe is well suited for mud pie making.  Just as I would have it.
My day often consists of telling stories, listening to stories, laughing a lot, listening to music,  and being productive in ways that are immediately appreciated by 99% of the folks who happen to open our door. Sometimes there is singing.  It's good life. It truly is.

I haven't spent much time in Lawrence.  It's pretty big, there's a lot of history, and a refreshingly vibrant and diverse population.  The employees of the Supreme Court were really lovely, very accommodating, very helpful.  There's a lot of excellent food in this city.  I was determined to have lunch hour be my carrot every day, scoured Yelp for recommendations, and had some excellent luck.

Our jury consisted of fourteen individuals, and it took two days for the full number to be reached. Our jury was as diverse as Lawrence itself, which was really pretty cool; I really didn't know what to expect, and this was a happy surprise.  All ages, colors, sexes, really, a great cross section.

The whole process is fascinating, but what was really interesting was this:  while we know that jurors are not allowed to talk about the case outside of the courthouse until the case is completed, I was surprised to find that the actual jurors were not permitted to talk among themselves about the case until all of the evidence and testimony has been heard.  This actually makes a great deal of sense, as new information comes to light every day, and opinions can easily change as the case reveals itself.

So here are these fourteen strangers, spending countless hours together, not talking about the only thing the group had in common. Lots of traffic talk, lunch talk, small talk.  The group dynamics were fascinating to watch; people's personalities took a couple of days to surface (or assert themselves, in some cases).  Interesting to see who always sat in the same seat in the deliberation room, who worked the room, who kept their heads down and read, those who complained, stared into space, knitted, tried to talk about the case, overshared, played games on their phones, just mesmerizing stuff.

In the courtroom, the sociological fodder was just as rich -- watching witnesses, lawyers, the defendants, the plaintiffs, so much to see and hear.  Riveting!  I soaked it all up like a sponge.

This isn't to say my transition was easy.  Waking up at an ungodly hour to fight traffic for 50 minutes or more each morning was only slightly better than trying to figure out what would be considered grown up clothes in which to attend court.  I found myself up against a wall of striped shirts. Sweaters, too.  Apparently, one can have too many striped shirts....


On the commute home, despite the fact that the judge required us to forget all about the case until the next morning, I often would mull over what I saw and heard throughout the day.  After about day four, it became very clear that we fourteen people were going to have a significant impact on some people's lives. It could get a little heavy.

After 6 days of testimony and evidence, we were sent to the deliberation room, where we were to stay until we had either come to a decision, or the day was up. Our case was a civil case, not criminal. The major difference between the two as far as I could tell, was that while a criminal case had to be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, a criminal case is decided on the preponderance of evidence -- the weight of the testimony and evidence heard.  This distinction can make reaching a verdict really difficult, a 12-2 verdict almost impossible, in our case.

On the first day of deliberation, most of us had no idea what the other did for work.  I was outed as the Turtle lady on the first day of court (there were three of us from Gloucester), so was an open book.  I had theories about what different people did professionally.  A couple of times I was spot on, but mostly I had no idea.  It was intriguing to me that only during the course of deliberations, almost everyone identified what they did, as it informed their opinions of the case.  

What a talented, varied, brilliant group.  Really.  Just fabulous.  Well spoken, thoughtful.  For almost 12 hours over two days, the debate was thorough, civilized, just really smart.  In the end, most of us were content with the verdict reached. Some were just pleased to have avoided a hung jury.  All of us were looking forward to returning to our lives.

Me?  Feeling really fortunate to have had the chance to do my civic duty,  and grateful the Turtle team could roll on without me at the helm.
Mostly, though, I'm delighted to be back making mud pies, my less-than-ten-minute commute, laughing lots, and telling stories.

Plus the singing.  Mustn't forget that.

Happy Summer, folks!




          Hippity Hoppity and Shake that Shillelagh, Turtle Babies!   
The light is changing.  The sun feels kinda warm sometimes in the afternoon.  There's an unspecified optimism emanating from our customers, despite the chill.

Spring.  So close!

It's crazy how much these little things mean by the time March rolls around.  This year, Easter is early, so March has a little more oomph to it here at the ole chocolate factory.  But Easter isn't just it: St. Patrick's Day, too, is right around the corner -- this means only one thing to our fans:

STOUT TRUFFLES!

 No really, folks --

They ARE all that.  And more.  So much more.  Super silky, deep and dark, the stout is right in front, nothing subtle about these babies.

Just how we like it.  We make them for the month, and then we make then a little longer, if folks ask.

They ask.

We've been making these for about a decade or so.  One of my first forays into breaking out of the tried and true truffle combos.  It took just a couple of batches before they were perfect.  I'm really proud of these -- and tooting my own horn is a rare thing.  These guys are close to my heart, and that's saying something (my Scottish grandmother is positively rolling in her grave reading this).

Back to Easter!

I love this holiday because the most imaginative, fun, and whimsical molds are made in it's honor. We've got some great ones this year, and the astronaut bunny is among my favorites.  That's not to leave out the boater bunnies, peep baskets, edible eggs and baskets, the Dapper Bunny, the Jelly Belly bunny, and the ever popular Bunny Boxes.  Our last little bunny is hands down the crowd pleaser of the season:

               And that's just some of the things we offer.  So many options.

Happy Spring, Happy St. Patrick's Day, Happy Easter, and everything in between!

Me?  I'm celebrating the light.  The crocuses emerging from the ground.  The fact that I get to be surrounded by this sweetness every day.  I'll take unspecified optimism, any day, from any source.       Winter?  Can't say I'm sorry to see you leave.  Onward ho!
          Happy New Year. Better late than never!   
Woah, it's been a little while since I was tapping away at the keyboard, giving y'all the latest blow by blow of life as a uke totin' chocolatier...

It was a crazy successful, crazy good December for us in the Alley. After a restorative week off, we're back to it. It's quiet in January, but we have so much to do in terms of preparing for Valentine's Day, it's sort of nice.

I'm not a sap, really, but there's something about Valentine's Day that cheers me. This time of year on the East Coast is dreary, dark, and gray.  A lot of the time.  I find myself welcoming the bright colors and textures of each year's Valentine's designs greedily, enraptured by the sheer over-the topness of it all.

That's just a taste, folks!  There are so many more!


Okay, maybe I am a bit of a sap.  You can't be in this business for 24 years without that happening, apparently.

To add to the February fun, our sister shop in Salem is part of the Salem's So Sweet Festival, participating in the Chocolate and Wine tasting event on the evening of the 5th.  Amy and Brandy will be representing there with some of our tastiest bits. Such a fun night!

Valentine's Day is very different from other holiday seasons; the crush is intense for about 4 days. The 10 days prior are busier than normal, sure, but the sheer volume of folks we have coming through the door is really something to be seen.  It's always a bit of a gamble, too -- the things that really sell (truffles, cherries), we have to just make as much as we can and hope stocks hold up until the 15th. Thankfully, we have a really wonderful, loyal fan base; more often than not, if we're out of something, we can point them to something else they'd like.  Of course, the goal is to not run out, but...

In the past we've had some  great write ups right around Valentine's Day, which always helps.  This year, we'll be in a sweet little spot on the news on channel 7 (NBC) throughout the day on the 5th, so that's exciting.  In the spot I show you how to temper chocolate so you can make Valentines at home, just like in my book, Turtle, Truffle, Bark!  Go ahead.  Try your hand at it.  Even a failure can be pretty delicious, and you know we are always here to make your favorites.

Always -- except that first week of January, that is.












          Ho ho ho!   
Oh December, you wacky month of comfort and joy, sore muscles and tasty beverages, and gorgeous starry skies!

I love this month.  I always have.  My father hated the commercialism of Christmas, but my mother loved the whole thing.  When my brother and I were kids, she hardly ever wrapped a present before we fell asleep Christmas Eve, so it really was a wonder on Christmas morning.

Of course I see it a bit differently now that I'm in a business that is so crazy during December, but not too differently.  I love that people come in to buy secret Santa gifts.  I love that folks come in to buy candy filled dreidels, advent calendars, all that stuff.  I'm not a religious person, but I do love the bustle of it all.

After 16 years in business, one of the very coolest rewards is that we have become a tradition in some families.  The idea that Turtle Alley is a known, expected treat during the holidays makes me happier than I can express, actually.  It's hard to believe this all started with one machine and just me.

It's a whole different ball game now, lots of  apron-clad turtles gracing both stores, and lots of candy flying out the door. Chocolate on every surface, customers coming in and going out all day, so many turtles.  Soooo many turtles.

December is a month where attaining a work/life balance can be difficult, but every year it does get a bit better. One of the many added benefits to my job is that in December, it's also a lot of my social life -- I see everyone!  I'm also pretty lucky that my husband is Turtle Alley's shipping manager, otherwise I might not see him at all.....


candy cane pretzels!!
So this month's post is going to be a bit short.  I've got more of these to make:

FYI:  if you're in Cape Ann and watching cable on December 17th, tune in to John Ronan's TV show, "Writers Block".  You'll get to see little ole me chat about my book, candy, all sorts of things!

Until next time:  avoid the news at all costs, tell the people you love that you love them, smile at strangers, and by all means, do NOT make any chocolate related resolutions for the New Year!!

xxx.  Happy Holidays.



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          Skripsiiii, oh God :(   
Whoaaaaa, udah lama ya nggak mondar mandir di sini, kangeeeeeen banget nyemakin lagi blog saya ini hahaaa :)
Jadi ceritanya nih selama beberapa bulan ini saya lagi disibukkan dengan persoalan skripsi. Tau kan apa itu skripsi? Yup, skripsi adalah salah satu syarat utama bagi mahasiswa akhir kalau mau lulus dan dapat gelar sarjana. Nah, berhubung saya udah resmi jadi mahasiswa akhir yang mata kuliahnya tinggal skripsi jadi mau tidak mau, suka tidak suka, saya harus menjalaninya. Kalau nggak, maka saya akan menjadi mahasiswa abadi di kampus saya tercinta. Maka dari itu, beberapa bulan ke belakang saya jadi rajin ketemu dosen pembimbing, ke perpus sendiri bahkan saya sudah membuat kartu pustakanya juga, walaupun agak malu juga sih udah tiga tahun lebih di kampus baru sekarang saya buat kartunya, tapi itu lebih baik bukan daripada sampai jadi alumni tidak saya buat juga :D
Judul skripsinya sudah saya ajuin dari bulan desember, setelah beberapa judul ditolak dan hampir membuat saya putus asa, alhamdulillah awal Januari judul saya diterimaaaaaaaa. Senangnya bukan main, sejak itu saya jadi rajin banget nyusun proposalnya, rajin ke perpus, rajin ketemu dosennya, rajin revisi, sampai pada akhir Februari proposal saya di acc untuk naik seminar, yipiiiiie. Sebulan lebih saya digantung, hihiii, nungguin jadwal seminarnya yang nggak keluar-keluar juga tapi awal April baru deh dikabarin kalau tanggal 17 (kalau nggak salah) saya dijadwalkan seminar. Alhamdulillah, akhirnyaaaa. Dan berita gembiranya dosen pengkajinya adalah dosen yang membimbing proposal saya selama ini. Beliau baiiiiiiiiiik banget, banyak memberi pengarahan buat saya, ngasih banyak masukan juga, jadi bayangan soal dosen-dosen pengkaji yang killer enggak saya alami :)
Pada hari seminar itu, saya cemas bukan main, perut saya kayak mules plus diaduk-aduk gitu, cemas juga nungguin nama saya dipanggil maju. Ternyata nama saya dipanggil kedua paling terakhir, lamaaaa but its okaaay :) alhamdulillah juga judulnya nggak perlu diganti, ada beberapa hal yang harus direvisi yaitu di bagian daftar pustaka disuruh gabungin antara buku dan situs internet, lalu disuruh pertajam di bab 2 nya dan tekniknya diubah.
Judul skripsi saya yaitu "Perilaku Pengguna Samsung Galaxy dan Pengaruh Perilakunya terhadap Interaksi Sosial Mahasiswa". Kenapa saya mau meneliti soal itu sebenarnya karena saya melihat fenomena sekarang banyak orang yang suka memotret makanan atau minuman yang akan dimakan, memotret aktivitasnya, memotret dirinya sendiri atau biasa disebut selfie, memotret barang-barang koleksinya lalu dibagikan di media sosial instagram atau path. Orang-orang juga sekarang tiap ngumpul sibuk dengan smartphonenya sendiri. Nah, perubahan perilaku itu yang mau saya teliti. Karena setiap teknologi baru pasti menyebabkan perubahan pada orang-orang yang menggunakannya. Jadi saya mau tahu perubahan perilaku para pengguna smartphone itu apa aja dan saya coba kaitkan dengan interaksi sosial si penggunanya. Kalau si pengguna kecanduan smartphone pasti dia jadi sibuk sendiri dg smartphonenya dan mengabaikan orang-orang di sekitarnya misal waktu temannya ngajak ngobrol malah dia cuekin atau misal lagi ngumpul sama temennya dia sibuk sama smartphonenya tapi tiba-tiba malah ketawa sendiri. Hal-hal kayak gitu udah sering saya lihat sih, bahkan kadang saya juga ngelakuinnya makanya saya pengen tahu lebih jauh perilaku penggunanya itu apa aja dan gimana pengaruh perilakunya itu terhadap interaksi sosialnya. 
Beruntungnya saya, selama proses penyusunan ini selalu ada yang mengawasi yaitu mamak dan kakak. Mereka nggak berhenti nanyain bagaimana perkembangan revisi skripsinya. Tiap saya malas-malasan sambil menonton dan berhenti merevisi skripsi pasti mamak langsung menegur dan melarang saya menonton terlalu banyak. Kadang bikin tertekan juga tapi saya tau itu semua mereka lakukan untuk kebaikan saya. Buat orangtua saya, pendidikan nomor satu, nggak boleh malas-malas, harus belajar, berusaha, nggak boleh manja dan harus mandiri. Tapi jangan bayangin mamak saya sosok ibu yang judes atau suka marah-marah. Enggak loh, baik banget malah, bahkan sampai umur segini saya masih ngobrol dengan mamak saya layaknya anak usia 10 tahun, masih manja-manjaan, saling becanda, tidur bareng, curhat semua yang saya alami, nggak ada hal yang bisa saya tutupi dari mamak atau kakak karena memang saya orangnya terbuka. Berita senang, sedih, semuanya saya bagi sama mereka dan cuma mereka yang tahu gimana aslinya saya yang mungkin nggak pernah dibayangkan orang-orang. Cuma sama mereka saya bisa menunjukkan sisi kanak-kanak saya yang manja dan cengeng, ya cuma sama mereka. Yang pasti saya beruntung dan bersyukur sekali punya keluarga seperi mereka yang selalu mendukung saya untuk terus maju. Satu kesamaan antara saya, kakak dan mamak adalah kita nggak pernah nyinggung soal pacaran atau nikah setelah sarjana nanti, mereka malah mendukung saya buat lanjut kuliah S2 atau nyari kerja di tempat yang saya mau. Begitu juga dengan bapak, semua keputusan sepenuhnya ditangan saya, tidak ada tekanan apapun, just do it. Yang pasti saya baru akan menikah ketika saya sudah benar-benar mandiri dan punya penghasilan sendiri karena saya nggak mau jika setelah menikah nanti saya masih meminta-minta uang pada orangtua saya. Saya pengen ngasih anything untuk kedua orangtua saya. Saya juga pengen banget ngajak kedua orangtua saya umroh. Apalagi mamak rinduuuu banget pengen ke tanah suci lagi, semoga suatu saat harapan saya diijabah oleh Allah SWT. 
Soal jodoh juga saya serahkan pada-Nya karena saya percaya siapapun orang yang Dia takdirkan menjadi jodoh saya adalah jodoh terbaik dari-Nya untuk saya. Amin 😇

Ini nih foto-foto hari saya seminar proposal skripsi :)







          Pasangan yang Bikin Jealous   
Sekarang ini lagi sukaaaaa banget ngeliatin pasangan Rio dan Oki Setiana Dewi. Dari semua pasangan paling iri sama pasangan ini, kayaknya sweet banget gitu. Aku perhatiin foto-foto mereka di akun instagram Rio, so sweet banget deh. Pergi umroh bareng, warna bajunya selalu sama, misal nya hari ini dua-duanya pakai baju merah atau besok pakai baju biru kedua-duanya. Liat cara mereka ngobrol juga kayak penuh tatapan-tatapan cinta, oh my god !! 
Pasangan ini benar-benar bikin iri. Dan ini juga ngebuktiin bahwa yang namanya "pacaran setelah menikah" nggak buruk-buruk banget kok, buktinya mereka yang nggak melalui tahap pacaran justru lebih romantis dibanding orang yang pacaran sebelum menikah :) 
Kalau boleh jujur nih, tipe-tipe pria yang aku idam-idamkan jadi suami itu ya kayak Rio (suaminya Oki). Dewasa, baik, berkharisma, pintar dan mapan. Nggak perlu yang fisiknya harus ganteeeeng, yang penting dewasa dan pintar. Karena cowok pintar itu kegantengannya naik 70% apalagi ditambah dewasa hmmmmmm :) 
Usia mereka juga terpaut lumayan jauh sekitar 7 tahun, aku mau nya gitu juga, agak jauh gitu beda usianya sama pasangan jadi dia bisa mengimbangi aku yang agak kekanak-kanakan. Apalagi aku anak bungsu jadi aku butuh seseorang yang bisa membimbing dan mengarahkan aku. Yang akan menegur kalau seandainya aku salah, yang mengingatkan aku untuk selalu berbuat baik, yang memahami dan bisa menerimaku apa adanya dengan segala kelebihan dan kekuranganku.
Dan semua itu sepertinya dimiliki oleh Rio. Makanya setiap liat pasangan ini selalu bikin iri, rasanya pengen langsung pindah channel karena jealous hahahaaa :D 
Aiiiiiih, beneran iri :( terus ya, walaupun usia Rio udah 30-an tapi gayanya itu tetap keren, nggak kalah sama yang usianya masih 25-an, wajahnya juga nggak keliatan kayak oom-oom hihiiii :D 
Buat aku, yang paling penting dicari dari seorang suami itu adalah akhlaknya, karena nikah itu kan sekali seumur hidup jadi benar-benar mencari pasangan yang baik hatinya dan akhlaknya supaya bisa buat kita bahagia di dunia dan akhirat. Dan itu adalah doa wajib yang aku pinta selalu sama Allah SWT agar memberikan aku suami yang bisa membahagiakan di dunia dan akhirat, dan bisa sayang sama kedua orangtuaku seperti orangtuanya sendiri, begitu pula aku juga akan menyayangi kedua orangtuanya seperti orangtuaku sendiri :)
Semoga suatu saat nanti Tuhan mengirimkanku "Rio" yang lain untuk mendamipingi hidupku. Untuk mendapatkan pasangan yang baik seperti itu tentunya aku juga berusaha untuk menjadi pribadi yang lebih baik lagi, belajar dengan tekun, agar nanti ketika Tuhan mengirimkan jodoh untukku, aku sudah benar-benar pantas untuknya. Semogaaaaaa :) 

          Segment 11 - Panicked about Harper?   

Are you panicked about Bryce Harper's instagram post about wanting to go back-to-back?


          Segment 10 - Harper on Instagram   

Are you making anything out of Bryce Harper's instagram post?


          [NEW PIC] Bill Kaulitz & Mira Wiesinger - ICON Magazine Interview Backstage [Berlin, Germany - 28.06.2017]   




          Gustav Schäfer Instagram Story ɪɪ [28.06.2017] - 🌳🌳🌳🌳   


          [NEW PIC] Bill & Tom Kaulitz with Verena Rosenkranz - Berlin, Germany [28.06.2017]   



          Afrojack & David Guetta ft. Ester Dean — Another Life (Official Video)   
Official video for Afrojack & David Guetta ft. Ester Dean – Another Life. Download or stream Another Life here: https://Afrojack.lnk.to/AnotherLIfe Directed by sanghon kim produced by division Website: http://www.afrojack.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/djafrojack Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/afrojack VEVO: http://www.vevo.com/artist/afrojack Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/afrojack Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/afrojack Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/Afrojack ℗ & © 2017 Wall Recordings, under exclusive license to Universal Music B.V./Republic, UMG […]
          The Secret to Getting Any Image You Want on Instagram   

It only takes a little bit of poking around on Instagram to discover that not all accounts are created equal. Have you ever wondered how some…

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          How to Get Started on Instagram as a University Recruiter   

Looking for a way to build your employer brand, share your unique company culture, and get Gen Y and Gen Z students excited about working for…

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          5 Companies That Rock at Employer Branding on Instagram   

Lauren, a high school sophomore sits on the bus with a group of teammates on their way to a volleyball game. Everyone’s chatting about school, boys,…

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          Mugshot Monday - “Cadillac Sixty Special 1938 DAD” mug with Yeti...   




Mugshot Monday - “Cadillac Sixty Special 1938 DAD” mug with Yeti Cold Press by Peace Coffee

Happy Day-After-Father’s Day all you awesome dads!

We spent Father’s Day at Tettegouche State Park on the North shore of Lake Superior. LOVE this park. Cindy and I would camp here back before kids – it’s still gorgeous.

Got a lucky mugshot here with all three boys AND Chica Golden Hotwheels!

I bought this mug at a rummage sale in our Minneapolis neighborhood last year. One of the boys – I can’t remember which one – saw it and said, “Dad! You HAVE to get this mug. Look, because it says “DAD” on it!“ Boom. Purchased.

No idea if a 1938 Cadillac Sixty Special is a good car, so please don’t take this as an endorsement. Dig it on a Dad mug, tho!

Love these kids and this dog. Best Father’s Day weekend ever.

See also my 380+ photos from the Mugshot Monday project here: www.MugshotMonday.com  – Every Mug Has A Story


          STAMPlorations 4th birthday blog hop - day 1   

There's a humongojumbo party going on this week to celebrate four years of STAMPlorations! Congratulations, Shery, on where you've taken STAMPlorations over the past four years. And thanks to Kat for letting you do it ;)  I'm honored to have been around for the ride.

In celebration of Birthday #4 Shery has created a humongojumbo release. And a humongojumbo blog hop (OK, I'll stop now ;) to show you all the goodies (see 'em in that graphic?) at work.

I've got a couple projects to share with you today, so let's get to it.

You may have seen my Spotlight about using kids' markers to color your stamps. Well I've done that again today, this time with a cool, new sentiment stamp, Celebration Word....


I colored each letter of the stamp with random colors of waterbased markers, spritzed it and stamped it onto a white cardbase. I spritzed it again and stamped it again and got this next one which I think would work for a baby card, don't you? There's a matching die, BTW!


Then I had some fun creating a party on a card cuz I couldn't wait to showcase this Prosit Word die. It happens to be one of my very favorite words ;) And BTW, it also comes in stamp form!


I tried out a combo of watercolors and Copic markers as I'd seen Kelly L. do in this video. With all those champagne glasses from Party Mates I had to add lots of champagne bubbles, right? Including sparkly golden ones.


There's so much eye candy coming at you over at STAMPlorations this week. Believe me, you won't want to miss it all.

Shery's offering all products in the store at 15% off during the celebration - until July 7. Add my discount code STAMPGIRLMARIA for an additional 20% off!

 And what's a birthday celebration without presents? You know how generous Shery is. There will be gift certificates. And grab bags. You might even win your Wishlist!!! How's that for fun? Help us celebrate, won't you? You can check out all the deets here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Check out my Instagram page for a little giveaway in celebration of STAMPlorations too ;)


          summer coffee lovers blog hop   

In case the weather in your hood keeps you guessing, it's a good thing we can count on the amazing Amy T. and Chaitali N. to keep us on track. Yep, it's summer. And time for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Here's what I did to thank my Dad's neighbors who are truly a perfect blend of neighbor and friend.


Distress ink blending with the ELY makeup brushes from Target which Laurie W. recommended. And two STAMPlorations dies - Coffee Cup Silhouette and Lowercase Alpha Plate. Oh and those little beans stamped onto the "e" are from a great little set Latte Love.


I'm joining the Colorful Creations fun at Mod Squad too! Hope to see you tomorrow when the STAMPlorations 4th Birthday celebration starts...
          an indigo mood board   
The goddess of layers, Kate L, put together a fabulous moodboard, rich in layers and indigo hues. Have you seen it over on IG? I was quick on the take with a technique idea but slow with a design.


My self-imposed constraints for my crafting session were: two anniversary cards (needed) incorporating die cut die cuts (to play at Seven Hills Crafts June challenge). 

What catches your eye amidst that beauty? My eye was drawn to that gown. I saw die cut waste, gold embossing and distress inking! This is what I made.



The couple whose wedding I stood up to in a peach gown way back when gets a piece of peachy PP behind the die cut die cuts (one inked with Tea Dye and Festive Berries) and various bloom die cuts in navy on the smaller heart.



I stood up to this recipient couple's wedding in teal - couldn't make that happen here ;) Brought in more lines in a nod to that cool pant suit in the form of PP and washi. Used feathers on the smaller heart. And added some tiny red hearts to mimic a tab on the left. Hearts = love = anniversary.

Thanks for the inspiration Kate! And thanks for stopping by today.

heart dies
triangle die cuts
geometric stamp
blooms die
long leaf die
leafy branch die
tall numbers die
tiny heart/scallop die
feathers die
small numbers die






          a happy day - rainbowed   
I've always loved me a rainbow. And then Laura Jane's daughter proclaimed that everything looks better "rainbowtized". I agree completely!

You might remember this cake card. So when I pulled out my second new stamp from Concord and 9th, it got rainbowed with Distress Inks and a paintbrush.


I actually intended to play with Where Creativity meets C9 Floral challenge, but alas it's over! The new challenge is about Layers so I'm going to claim that these cake layers fit the theme ;) And I'm playing over at The Flower Challenge too.


And then, because the layers of the cake image reminded me of the Altenew June challenge photo, I watercolored the layers with mauve and purple tones and the blooms with a bit of white and Wink of Stella.


The XXL heat embossed sentiment gives this simple one-layer design a little kick.


I'm taking both these cards over to Happy Little Stampers Watercolour...



And because Sunday's sky was just so darn gorgeous, I'll leave you with this...










          Куплю траф инстаграм   
готов приобрести мануал конкретный траф на страницу в инстаграм (баг, чит и прочее)
(извиняюсь если не по теме)
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          Как сделать так чтобы на ilizium.com задание стоило 19 монет?   

Как сделает это? 

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          ledi_lena: Мастер-класс и выкройка броши-куколки Монро.   

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Размер готовой броши будет около 10 см. Вот пример того, как отлично будет смотреться на вязаном трикотажном изделии, кофточке или пуловере.


Более подробнее в блоге Лилии КУКЛА-МОДА-ЛЮКС

Автор МК Лилия Хамитова пишет:
Собственно, начну мастер-класс по изготовлению броши-куколки Монро. Ткань у меня хлопковая телесного цвета фабричной окраски. Сложить ткань вдвое и перенести на нее две детали выкройки. Это тело и голова будущей броши.

Прошить по контуру оставляя не зашитыми отверстия для выворачивания деталей головы и тела. Шить можно вручную либо сделать машинную строчку.

Вырезать детали с небольшим припуском, примерно 3-5 мм. Сделать надсечки в выпуклых или вогнутых местах.

Вывернуть обе детали нашей будущей броши. А вот она на фото для примера.

Теперь надо приложить к детали тела заранее вырезанную из бумажной выкройки левую ножку и обозначить линию, отделяющую одну ножку от другой.


Проложить строчку по обозначенной линии.

Продолжаем мастер-класс по созданию броши-куколки Монро по иллюстрациям Евгении Гапчинской. Далее следует этап наполнения изготовленных деталей головы и тела.

Теперь все отверстия, оставленные для наполнения, нужно зашить потайным швом. Чтобы обозначить руки будущей броши, потребуется немного утяжки. Для этого надо приложить к тельцу заранее вырезанные из бумажной выкройки обе руки броши и провести линии для утяжек.


Утяжку лучше начать из точки на внешней стороне левой руки напротив подмышки куколки. Закрепив нить двумя маленькими стежками начать утяжку, двигаясь вниз по направлению к кистям. В процессе утяжки надо иглу вести не прямо, а как бы подгребая ею наполнитель внутри броши, чтобы формировалась рельефность очертаний руки.

Закончив утягивать левую руку, перейти к утяжке правой руки, также сверху вниз.

Вот так выглядит тело броши-куколки Монро после всех прошивок и утяжек.

Следующий этап в мастер-классе по изготовлению броши-куколки Монро: пришивание головы к телу. В нужном месте детали головы подготовим участок для отверстия, куда будем вставлять шею. Наметим карандашом небольшой крестик.

Намеченный участок смажем раствором клея ПВА с водой в пропорции один к одному и дождемся высыхания.

Сделайте аккуратный крестообразный надрез.

В полученное отверстие в голове надо вставить шею. Для удобства можно воспользоваться каким-нибудь предметом с острым концом, например, палочкой для суши и освободить место в наполнителе в детали головы.

Затем пришить голову к телу потайным швом. На этом этапе мастер-класса брошь-куколка Монро готова к дальнейшей росписи и тонированию.

Слегка наметим карандашом очертания лифа платья и трусиков.

Вид сзади.

Белой акриловой краской закрасить наряд броши-куколки и туфельки. Контуры очертить темно-коричневой или черной акриловой краской, пользуясь самым кончиком тонкой кисти из синтетики. Сделать роспись личика, навести румянец. Сухой пастелью затонировать лицо и тело броши-куколки.

Прическу я делаю из соответствующих шерстяных ниток для вязания. Нитки объемные и выглядят как прядки. Нить начинаю пришивать к голове от затылка и двигаюсь по спирали вверх к макушке. Для фактурности прически можно отдельно пришить хвостик из таких же ниток.

На следующем этапе мастер-класса по изготовлению броши-куколки Монро по иллюстрациям Евгении Гапчинской будем делать юбочку с эффектом развевающегося на ветру подолом. Для этого надо вырезать по выкройке овал из тонкой ткани белого цвета с небольшим припуском. Припуск подогнуть и приметать, при этом прокладывая тонкую проволоку для бисероплетения.

Вырезать внутренний круг в юбочке. Обметать вручную внутренние и внешние срезы. Можно слегка подтонировать сухой натертой пастелью.

Надеть юбочку на куколку и пришить потайным швом вокруг талии. Спереди юбочку пришивать под кистями рук.

На этом мастер-класс закончен и брошь-куколка Монро по мотивам иллюстраций Е.Гапчинской готова. Куколку можно носить как брошь на одежде или использовать как подвеску для украшения домашнего интерьера или салона автомобиля.


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          Dainty Tiny Cubic Zirconia Necklace, CZ Diamond Necklace / Simple Layering Necklace, Minimalist Jewelry Layered Necklace Gold or Silver by hotmixcold   

25.00 USD

Minimal. Dainty. Floating Tiny Cubic Zirconia Necklace, Diamond Necklace, Perfect Simple Layering Necklace or alone in sterling silver or gold filled chain.


SOLITAIRE CUBIC ZIRCONIA DIAMOND NECKLACE


- Rhodium plated or 16K Gold plated or Rose Gold plated Sterling Silver cubic zirconia bead
- All Other metal setting is high quality solid Sterling Silver or 14K Gold filled or 14K Rose Gold for high quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- End to end length is the total length including the pendant.


Second sample picture can be purchased here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/241965604/layered-necklace-silver-or-gold-tiny?

For more simple necklaces, please click on this link:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=7990019&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.

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BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized jewelry, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or layered and long necklaces set: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more? http://etsy.me/TTzhA8

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift giving with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

If you purchase as gift and did NOT request to give the recipient your info then we won't send anything, just our shop info, without invoice. A short hand-writing note card (15 words) is compliment upon request

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* Website: www.HotMixCold.com

* CONNECT with HotMixCold
For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- INSTAGRAM • TWITTER • PINTEREST
@hotmixcold #hotmixcold
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold

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TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.

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WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

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Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

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          Custom Initial Gold Charm Bracelet, Silver Tiny Birthstone Bar or Stacking Bracelet Set of 2, Rose Gold Circle Disc Bracelet by hotmixcold   

19.00 USD

Option to purchase and personalized the disc bracelet or the tiny stone bar bracelet only or purchase as a set of 2, available in 14k Gold filled, 14K Rose Gold filled or 925 Sterling Silver

Set of 2 or Medium Disc or Tiny Stone Bar Bracelet


They will be shipped as ONE bracelet if purchase as a SET, if you want TWO individual bracelets, please request when checking out.

- Thick Medium size disc ....... approx. 7/16" OD (a bit more than 1cm)
- Mini stone bar with your choice of stone ....... check pictures for more options
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and put on your favorite texture into a complete beautiful product.
- All metal setting is high-quality solid 925 Sterling Silver, 14K Rose Gold Filled or 14K Gold Filled for quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in the USA.
- Larger link chain for easy adjustable can be changed upon request.
- End to End Length is the total size including the disc or stone bar.


First sample picture:
- Silver disc bracelet: Finish: Satin - Font: #1A - Letter: L - Plain initial
- Mini bar stone bracelet: dyed light blue jade


Second sample picture:
- Bangle is here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/170613363/skinny-hammered-bar-bangle-personalized?
- Other Delicate/Minimalist bracelets is here. https://www.etsy.com/listing/238307333/dainty-layering-bracelet-minimalist?


Matching NECKLACE can be purchased here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/82888422

More Bracelets are here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=8129319&ref=shopsection_leftnav_6

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HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

* Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
* Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Which stone # do you prefer? If purchase with mini stone bar bracelet.
- Do you want any character on the disc OR leave it Blank? This depends on the option you selected on the drop bar menu above.
- Which FONT do you want? #1A is default
- Which Hand-made TEXTURE on the disc you prefer? Available in:
Hammered - edge
Satin -- Default as pictured
Shiny
Brush*
Hammered*
(*) Blacken/darker character(s) is recommended for these finishes
- Do you want the character to blacken/Darker or Plain? Plain character is default if not noted
- End to end length is the total size including the disc or stone bar.

NOTE: To have the perfect length (size), please measure at the smallest part on your wrist, then add 0.5" or to where you want the bracelet will be.

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CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customize a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.
......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized necklaces, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or long and layered necklaces set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=add+on&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift gifting.

We do not include any invoice or price info for all orders so it is perfect for gifting. A short hand-written note card (15 words) is complimentary upon request.

......................................................................

Website: www.HotMixCold.com

For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- Instagram @hotmixcold: https://instagram.com/hotmixcold (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree)
- Twitter @hotmixcold: https://twitter.com/hotmixcold/ (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hotmixcold/

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TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.
......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

New to Etsy or don't have Paypal account? Please check this article. http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

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          Layered and Long Necklace, Gold Square Necklace and Bar Drop Lariat Y Necklace / Silver Layering Jewelry, Delicate Satellite Necklace by hotmixcold   

64.00 USD

Modern. Simple. This Layered and Long Lariat Necklace Set with Personalized Square Pendant, Drop Bar Necklace and Delicate Satellite Chain can be perfect Layering Jewelry with other necklace or worn together.
A modern accent piece with a bikini for the Summer or with a V-neck top for the Fall . Available in 14K Gold filled, Sterling silver or 14k Rose Gold filled. Can be personalized with an initial, monogram or leave it blank with a hammered finish as a focal point or your choice of finish.


Layered Necklace Set of 2: Square Long Lariat Y Necklace + Satellite Chain Necklace


This listing is including:
- A satellite plain chain
- Hand-cut thick square (0.5") and short skinny bar drop (1")
- All metal setting is high quality solid 14K Gold Filled, 925 Sterling Silver or 14K Rose Gold filled for quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- End to end length is the total length around the neck including the square . The length you select on the drop bar menu will be for top and bottom necklaces . Length in sample picture is 15" & 24" but can be changed the length upon request, please specify when check out.

NOTE : These are 2 separate necklaces, more flexible for you to layer with your existing necklaces.

First sample picture: "Gold personalized" option
- Top necklace: satellite chain - 15"
- Bottom necklace: - Finish Hammered edge - Font 1A - Initial P - Plain - 24"

EVEN MORE CUSTOMIZATION! Can be changed upon request:
- The drop chain length (5") can be changed to 3", 4"
- Space between two necklaces etc..

More Layered necklaces can be purchased here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=14837571&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

......................................................................

HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

*** Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
*** Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Any One Large or up to three small characters on the Square or leave it Blank? This depends on the option you selected on the drop bar menu above.
- Which FONT you prefer on the square? #1A is default if not requested,
- Which TEXTURE you prefer for the square? Available in:
Satin
Hammered-edged - Default as pictured for Square
Shiny
Brush*
Hammered*
(*) Blackened/darker character is recommended for Brush and Hammered finishes, if you want the character more invisible.
- The bar will have a shiny texture and blank
- Do you want Blackened/darker or PLAIN character? Plain is default if not noted.

......................................................................

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.
......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized necklace, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or long and layered necklaces set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=add+on&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift gifting with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

We do not include any invoice or price info for all orders so it is perfect for gifting. A short hand-written note card (15 words) is complimentary upon request.

......................................................................

Website: www.HotMixCold.com

For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/hotmixcold (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree, @hotmixcold)
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/hotmixcold/ (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree, @hotmixcold)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hotmixcold/
......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.
......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

New to Etsy or don't have Paypal account? Please check this article. http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

Thank you for checking!


          Simple Layering Necklace, Personalized Disc Necklace, Layered Necklace Set, Tiny Gemstone Bead Necklace, Gold Initial Necklace by hotmixcold   

22.00 USD

Delicate Layered Necklace Set with Disc Necklace and Gemstone Necklace in 14k Gold Fill, 925 Sterling Silver or Rose gold filled. Personalized any initial, symbol or leave it blank with any available finish.


LAYERED NECKLACE SET: Gemstone + Medium Disc


- Thick disc size Medium -- approx. 7/16"
- A small natural gemstone/birthstone or Swarovski element crystal of you choice, more option on pictures
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and putting on your finished into a complete beautiful product.
- All metal setting is high quality solid 925 Sterling Silver, 14K Gold Filled or 14K Rose Gold filled for quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- End to end length is the total length including the bead or disc. The length you select on the drop bar menu will be for top and bottom necklaces. Length in sample picture is 15" & 17" but can be changed the length upon request, please specify when check out.

NOTE: These are 2 separate necklaces, more flexible for you to layer with your existing necklaces. When wearing 2+ necklaces together there is a great chance of the chains getting tangle and twisted.
We can make the bead offset as pictured then they will need to become ONE necklace but it will be easier to get tangle.

First sample picture:
- Top necklace: Swarovski crystal turquoise bead #123 - Length 15"
- Bottom necklace: Hammered finish disc - Blank - Length 17"

More layering necklaces are here
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=14837571&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

............................................................

HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

* Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
* Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Any character on the disc or leave it blank? This depends on your selection on the drop bar menu above
- Which FONT you prefer? Please check pictures for more options - #3A is default
- Which hand-made TEXTURE you prefer? Available in:
Satin
Hammered - edge
Shiny
Brush*
Hammered*
(*) Blacken/darker character is recommended for Brush and Hammered finishes if you want more visible.
- Do you want Blackened/darker or PLAIN character? Plain is default if not noted.
- Which is your choice of Gemstone/Birthstone or Swarovski crystal bead?

.......................................................................

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.

......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized necklace, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or long and layered necklaces set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=add+on&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift gifting with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

We do not include any invoice or price info for all orders so it is perfect for gifting. A short hand-written note card (15 words) is complimentary upon request.

......................................................................

Website: www.HotMixCold.com

For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/hotmixcold (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree, @hotmixcold)
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/hotmixcold/ (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree, @hotmixcold)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hotmixcold/

......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.

......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

New to Etsy or don't have Paypal account? Please check this article. http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

Thank you for checking!


          Personalized Vertical Bar Necklace, Initial Necklace / Long Skinny Bar Necklace Silver, Gold Letter Necklace / CZ Diamond Necklace Rose Gold by hotmixcold   

32.00 USD

Simple. Delicate. Trendy. Personalized this delicate Long Bar Necklace with any initial or Layering this thin Bar with other Circle Charm Necklace. A touch of crystal make the bar more elegant. Long Vertical Skinny Bar Necklace in Gold Fill, Rose Gold Fill or Sterling Silver.


LONG SKINNY VERTICAL BAR NECKLACE + CRYSTAL DIAMOND


The skinny vertical bar necklace is including:
- Thick long skinny Bar -- approx. 3-4mm x 37mm (1.5")
- A tiny Swarovski element crystal diamond
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and putting on your finished into a complete beautiful product.
- All metal setting is high quality solid 925 Sterling Silver, 14K Rose Gold Filled or 14K Gold Filled for quality heirloom not plated (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- End to end length is the total length.



Prefer a shorter or longer bar, skinny/narrow or regular? We have them all, please click here to find your perfect necklace:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=bar&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

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HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

* Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
* Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Any character on the bar OR leave it Blank? This depends on the option you select on the drop bar menu above.
- Which Font you prefer? Please check pictures for more options - #1A is default
- Which Layout Style you prefer?
- Which Texture you prefer? Available in:
Satin
Shiny -- Default as pictured
Brush*
Hammered*
(*) Blacken/darker character is recommended for hammered and brush textures if you want the character more visible.
- Blackened or Plain initial is default as pictured
- Which Crystal Color you want? If not noted, clear will be shipped as pictured.

.....................................................................

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.

......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized jewelry, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or layered and long necklaces set: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more? http://etsy.me/TTzhA8

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift giving with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

If you purchase as gift and did NOT request to give the recipient your info then we won't send anything, just our shop info, without invoice. A short hand-writing note card (15 words) is compliment upon request

......................................................................


CONNECT WITH HotMixCold
For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- INSTAGRAM • TWITTER • PINTEREST
@hotmixcold #hotmixcold
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold

......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.

......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

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          Long Layered Necklace Set, Custom Gemstone Bar Necklace, Rose Gold Disc Necklace, Gold Initial Necklace, Silver Layering Necklace by hotmixcold   

57.00 USD

Simple Layered Necklaces Set of 2 in 14K Gold Fill, Sterling Silver, Rose Gold Fill. Delicate Gemstone Bar Necklace with your choice of stone, personalized Hammered Disc Necklace with any initial or leave it blank with hammered or other finish.


LAYERING NECKLACE SET: Short Gemstone Bar + XLarge Disc


This listing is including:
- Thick circle disc size X-Large -- approx. 5/8" (about a dime)
- Approx. 1.5" gemstone bar with your choice of birthstone/gemstone or bead
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and putting on your finished into a complete beautiful product.
- All metal setting is high quality solid Sterling Silver, 14K Gold filled or 14K Rose Gold filled for quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- The length you select on the drop bar menu will be for top and bottom necklaces (including the bead or disc) . Length in sample picture is 16" & 18" but can be changed the length upon request, please specify when check out.

NOTE : These are 2 separate necklaces, more flexible for you to layer with your existing necklaces. When wearing 2+ necklaces together there is a great chance of the chains getting tangle and twisted.

First sample picture:
- Top necklace: gemstone bar is natural turquoise stone #325 - 16"
- Bottom necklace: Circle disc is hammered finish - Blank - 18"

More layered necklaces are here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=14837571&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

.............................................................

HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

*** Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
*** Please specify your request/info in the "note to seller" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Do you want any One Large or Three Small characters on the disc or leave it blank with any texture? This depends on your selection on the drop bar menu.
- Which FONT do you prefer? Please check pictures for more options - #3A is default
- Which hand-made TEXTURE do you prefer? Available in:
Satin
Hammered - edge
Shiny
Brushed*
Hammered*
(*) Blackened/darker character is recommended for Brush and Hammered finishes, if you want the character more invisible.
- Do you want Blackened/darker or leave your character PLAIN? Plain is default if not noted.
- Which is your choice of Gemstone/Birthstone or Swarovski crystal bead/pearl for your bar?

......................................................................

CONTACT US if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.
......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized necklace, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or long and layered necklaces set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=add+on&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift gifting with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

We do not include any invoice or price info for all orders so it is perfect for gifting. A short hand-written note card (15 words) is complimentary upon request.
......................................................................

Website: www.HotMixCold.com

For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:

- Instagram: https://instagram.com/hotmixcold (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree, @hotmixcold)
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/hotmixcold/ (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree, @hotmixcold)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hotmixcold/
......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.
......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED
Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

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          Gold Monogram Necklace and Small Gemstone Bead, Personalized Silver Circle Necklace, Delicate Turquoise Jewelry, Rose Gold Charm Necklace by hotmixcold   

25.00 USD

Delicate Initial Pendant Necklace in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold Circle Disc and Gemstone Necklace. Personalized Minimal Necklace with Turquoise Birthstone Jewelry


MEDIUM CIRCLE DISC NECKLACE + SMALL GEMSTONE BEAD


- Small natural gemstone/birthstone or Swarovski crystal bead of your choice
- Thick Medium size disc -- approx. 7/16"
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and putting on your finished into a complete beautiful product.
- All metal setting is high quality solid Sterling Silver, 14K Gold Filled or 14K Rose Gold Filled for quality heirloom not plated or vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- End to end length is the total length including the disc and stone.


First sample picture: "Gold personalized option
- Shiny finish -- letter A -- font #2A -- stone natural turquoise -- 17"


More Circle disc necklaces are here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=17702222&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5

......................................................................

HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

* Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
* Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Any character on the disc OR leave it blank? This depends on your selection on the drop bar menu above.
- FONT -- #2A is default as pictured -- please check pictures for more options
- Which hand-made FINISH for the disc you prefer? Available in:
Satin
Hammered-edge
Shiny -- Default as pictured
Brush*
Hammered*
(*) Blacken/darker character(s) is recommended for these finishes
- Blackened or PLAIN initial is default
- ONE small gemstone/birthstone or freshwater pearl or Swarovski crystal of your choice -- please check pictures for more options

......................................................................

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.
......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized necklace, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or long and layered necklaces set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=add+on&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift gifting with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

We do not include any invoice or price info for all orders so it is perfect for gifting. A short hand-written note card (15 words) is complimentary upon request.
......................................................................

Website: www.HotMixCold.com

For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- Instagram @hotmixcold: https://instagram.com/hotmixcold (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree)
- Twitter @hotmixcold: https://twitter.com/hotmixcold/ (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hotmixcold/

......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.
......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

New to Etsy or don't have Paypal account? Please check this article. http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

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          Y Lariat Bar Drop Necklace / Mini Gemstone Bar Layering Necklace / Personalized Silver Rose Gold Narrow Bar Layered and Long Necklace Set by hotmixcold   

52.00 USD

Y Lariat Bar Drop Necklace / Mini Gemstone Bar Layering Necklace / Personalized Silver Rose Gold Narrow Bar Layered and Long Necklace Set


LARIAT Y NECKLACE or SET OF 2 LAYERING NECKLACES


Available in Sterling silver, Gold filled and Rose gold filled. Each necklace can be wore with other necklaces for a perfect layered look or as single necklaces.
These are two separate necklaces, if you want us to connect to one necklace, please request when check out.

- Mini stone bar (with more choice of stone/ bead in other pictures)
- 1.5" Thick Hand-cut bar
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and putting on your finished into a complete beautiful product.
- All metal setting is high quality solid Sterling Silver, 14/20K Rose, Gold Filled for quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- End to end length is the total length including the gemstone bar.


NOTE: If you want two-toned Rose gold filled bar, a pink color on one side and other side is gold color for mix metal look or all in rose gold or vice versa, best of both world :) , please request when check out.


First sample picture:
- Mini gemstone bar - 17" - Natural black spinel (aka black diamond)
- Y lariat necklace - 22" (can be personalized with an initial, the drop chain length (5") can be changed upon your request.)
Total length end to end you Selected will be for the short/ top necklace then other necklaces will be spaced accordingly.


Single Y lariat necklace is available here
https://www.etsy.com/listing/213186491/skinny-bar-drop-lariat-necklace-delicate?


More Layering necklaces are here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=14837571&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

.....................................................................

HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

--- Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
--- Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Which gemstones/birthstone or beads for the gemstone bar necklace?
- Any ONE Tiny letter on the metal bar OR leave Blank? This depends on the option you selected on the drop bar menu above.
- Which hand-made FINISH for metal bar you prefer? Available in:
Satin
Shiny -- Default as pictured
Brush*
(*) Blacken/darker character is recommended for these finishes
- FONT: #3A is default -- Check pictures for options
- Blacken/darker or PLAIN character is default
- Total length end to end you Selected will be for the short/top necklace then other necklaces will be spaced accordingly.



CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.


......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized jewelry, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or layered and long necklaces set: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more? http://etsy.me/TTzhA8

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift giving with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

If you purchase as gift and did NOT request to give the recipient your info then we won't send anything, just our shop info, without invoice. A short hand-writing note card (15 words) is compliment upon request

......................................................................

* Website: www.HotMixCold.com

* CONNECT with HotMixCold
For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- INSTAGRAM • TWITTER • PINTEREST
@hotmixcold #hotmixcold
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold

......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.

......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

New to Etsy or don't have Paypal account? Please check this article. http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339


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          Infinity Pendant Pearl necklace, Small, Infinity Necklace, Forever friendship, Bridesmaid gifts, Sister, Flower girl, Silver infinity by hotmixcold   

27.00 USD

Infinity Pendant Pearl necklace, Small, Infinity Necklace, Forever friendship, Bridesmaid gifts, Sister, Flower girl, Silver infinity


INFINITY + PEARL NECKLACE


- Sterling silver, Rose gold or yellow gold vermeil Small infinity pendant -- approx. 0.80"H
- Natural creamy white freshwater pearl
- All OTHER metal setting is solid 925 Sterling Silver, 14k Rose or Gold filled for quality heirloom not plated. Except Rose and Gold infinity pendant are vermeil ( gold over sterling silver). Chain and findings are made in USA or Italy.

* Please Note: Due to the nature of freshwater pearl, no two pearls are exactly alike. Pearl color might vary due to the nature of photographing and monitor color settings.

Matching EARRINGS can be purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/107485395

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want me to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.

.....................................................................

BACK TO SHOP for more bar necklace, layered and long necklace, personalized jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more? http://etsy.me/TTzhA8

Each item/set will come with a little gift box and bow on top ready for gift giving with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

If you purchase as gift and did NOT request to give the recipient your info then we won't send anything, just our shop info, without invoice. A short hand-writing note card (15 words) is compliment upon request

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

......................................................................

HotMixCold on SOCIAL MEDIA
For update on new items and sales, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- Facebook
- Instagram
- Twitter
- Pinterest
@hotmixcold #hotmixcold

......................................................................

WHAT IS GOLD FILLED
Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

New to Etsy or don't have Paypal account? Please check this article. http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339


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          Custom Gold Charm Initial Necklace, Family Monogram Necklace, Mothers Jewelry, Disc Necklace, Bridesmaid Gift, Silver Pendant Necklace by hotmixcold   

21.00 USD

Custom Gold Charm Initial Necklace, Family Monogram Necklace or Mothers Jewelry. Find this Simple Disc Necklace in sterling silver, 14K rose gold or gold filled for everyday jewelry or a nice surprise gift for mom, a way to say you are always on her heart . Or as a perfect Bridesmaid Gift with their initial


SMALL DISC CHARM NECKLACE


- Thick disc Small size -- approx. 0.40" OD
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and putting on your finished into a complete beautiful product.
All metal setting is high quality solid 925 Sterling Silver, 14K Rose Gold Fill or 14K Rose Gold Filled for quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.


First sample picture:
- Letter A is brush finish - Font #3A - Plain
- Letter G, L are hammered finish - Font #3A - Plain
- The rest are shiny finish - Font #2A - Plain


Last sample picture is here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/77130809/personalized-layered-necklace-gold-rose?
- Top necklace: Shiny finish - Initial A - Font: #3A - Plain - 17"
- Bottom necklace: Hammered finish - Blank - 20"


More Circle Disc necklaces can be purchased here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=17702222&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5

......................................................................

* Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
* Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Any character on each disc from left to right when facing OR leave it Blank? This depends on the option you selected on the drop bar menu above.
- Which FONT you prefer? #2A is default -- please check pictures for more options
- Blackened or PLAIN initial is default as pictured
- Which hand-made TEXTURE you prefer? Available in:
Hammered - edge
Satin
Shiny -- Default as pictured
Brush *
Hammered *
(*) Blacken/darker character is recommended for Brush and Hammered finishes if you want the character more visible.


......................................................................

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.
......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized necklace, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or long and layered necklaces set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=add+on&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift gifting with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

We do not include any invoice or price info for all orders so it is perfect for gifting. A short hand-written note card (15 words) is complimentary upon request.
......................................................................

Website: www.HotMixCold.com

For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- Instagram @hotmixcold: https://instagram.com/hotmixcold (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree)
- Twitter @hotmixcold: https://twitter.com/hotmixcold/ (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hotmixcold

......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.
......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

New to Etsy or don't have Paypal account? Please check this article. http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

Thank you for checking!


          Everything | Gameplay Film   

Hey friends, this is my new project Everything, it's available now for PC, Mac, Linux & PS4. Thank you.

🌎 Steam [PC Mac Linux] ▶️ http://store.steampowered.com/app/582270
🌏 PlayStation 4 (NA) ▶️ http://play.st/everything
🌍 DRM free + Steam key ▶️ https://davidoreilly.itch.io/everything

More info - http://everything-game.com

Music © Ben Lukas Boysen 2017
Alan Watts recordings used with permission © Alan Watts 1973

find me @
http://davidoreilly.com / https://twitter.com/davidoreilly / http://instagram.com/davidoreilly / https://www.facebook.com/thedavidoreilly

Cast: David OReilly


          RECREATING HISTORY   

Moments in history, whether bigger or more intimate, are often recreated in film. This produces something that is transcending, powerful and nevertheless, haunting.

Music: Mica Levi - Vanity

Facebook: facebook.com/vugarefendi/
Instagram: instagram.com/vugarefendi/
Twitter: twitter.com/vugarefendi
Website: vugarefendi.com

For educational purposes only.

Cast: Vugar Efendi

Tags: selma, jfk, biopics, cinematic, movie comparison, catch me if you can, montage, the fighter, real events in movies, video essay, recreating history, jackie, historical movies comparison, into the wild and leonardo dicaprio


          Fill in a Spreadsheet with Data by MikhailRudakov   
We are an e-commerce start up that is developing an instagram influencer outreach program. We need 700 contacts for social media. (Hashtags and requirements will provided). If you successfully... (Budget: $30 - $250 CAD, Jobs: Data Entry, Email Marketing, Excel, Internet Marketing)
          'Watermelon Dresses' Are Dominating Instagram (And What Is a Watermelon Dress, Anyway?)   
One of summer's most refreshing treats is also one of the season's most unusual fashion choices. Continue reading…
          Tips y consejos para pintar un dormitorio pequeño   






Mostrando Habitación matrimonial - SW6204 Sea Salt.jpg
Pintando las paredes con los tonos y las combinaciones correctos podés hacer maravillas
Habitualmente, toda casa tiene un dormitorio que nos parece demasiado pequeño y probamos sacando muebles, quitando cortinas, reemplazando lámparas grandes por otras más chicas pero ni aún logramos generar sensación de amplitud. Sin embargo, es posible recurrir a trucos visuales para cumplir con nuestro objetivo. Todo depende de tomar en cuenta algunos consejos a la hora de pintar y elegir los colores apropiados.
Elegí colores claros, especialmente el blanco
Un dormitorio pequeño debe ser luminoso y una buena forma de lograrlo es con el uso de los colores suaves y del blanco. Todos estos tonos ayudan a la luminosidad y permiten que los espacios se vean más despejados y menos agobiantes.
Algunas opciones para crear el efecto de amplitud son los colores beige como Intricate Ivory (SW 6350) o el Crisp Linen (SW 6378) de la paleta de Sherwin Williams. Este tipo de tonos pasteles ayudan a agrandar las habitaciones porque reflejan la luz y dan claridad. Asimismo, hacen ver los dormitorios más acogedores y cálidos.
Para magnificar los espacios, utilizá parte del mobiliario y elementos de decoración del mismo color que las paredes, así como cortinas livianas y blancas o de tonos neutros suaves.
Los colores azules y verdes pueden ser una buena elección
Los colores fríos pueden hacer que un espacio se perciba un poco más amplio de lo que realmente es. No necesariamente hay que pintar todas las paredes iguales, ni tampoco utilizar variantes muy oscuras. Lo mejor es decantarse por las tonalidades medias y suaves como el verde Sea Salt (SW 6204) utilizado en la fotografía de la habitación matrimonial que acompaña este artículo. Este color es uno de los aliados a la hora de generar lejanía entre los objetos y aumentar las proporciones reales del dormitorio.
Por otra parte, la gama de los azules como el Byte Blue (SW 6498) es ideal para transmitir amplitud y tranquilidad. Además, estos colores combinan perfectamente con el blanco creando espacios frescos y luminosos.
Alejate de los grandes contrastes
Un ambiente pequeño puede lucir amplio si se unifica el color, pintando todas las paredes iguales, incluso el techo puede ir en el mismo tono. Si el resultado te parece un poco aburrido, destacá una pared en un color de la misma gama un poco más oscuro.
Los colores neutros son siempre recomendados
Los neutros son bienvenidos siempre en ambientes pequeños. Un color neutro crea un clima relajado y armoniza con casi cualquier otro, por lo que podés pintar las paredes de arena Popular Gray (SW 6071), o probar con un gris suave como el Repose Gray(SW 7015) que está presente en la fotografía del cuarto infantil.
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          RESUMEN DE NOTICIAS DEL MUNDO........Seeking Alpha   
La segunda etapa de las pruebas de resistencia bancarias anuales de la Fed se dará a conocer hoy. Los resultados del CCAR determinarán si las 34 instituciones financieras estadounidenses más grandes pueden seguir adelante con sus planes de distribución de capital, incluyendo mayores dividendos o recompras de acciones. ¡Manténganse al tanto! Los accionistas del banco y los inversionistas generales estarán observando atentamente, ya que los resultados es probable que mueva el mercado.

El euro ha alcanzado un nuevo máximo de 2017 de $ 1,1369, ya que los mercados digerieron los recientes comentarios de Mario Draghi. El banco central podría "ajustar" su política en respuesta a "mejorar las condiciones económicas", declaró en un evento en Sintra, Portugal. Mientras tanto, Janet Yellen dijo ayer que no esperaba otra crisis financiera en "nuestras vidas" y advirtió contra cualquier relajación de las reformas financieras.

¿Un golpe a la agenda de Trump? Los mercados bursátiles estadounidenses se vendieron el martes después de que los líderes republicanos pospusieran una votación en el Senado sobre la reforma de la salud hasta después del receso del 4 de julio. El líder republicano del Senado, Mitch McConnell, dijo que hay una "muy buena oportunidad" de que el proyecto de ley sea finalmente aprobado a pesar de la demora y un número de legisladores republicanos expresando sus reservas.

Lo llamó "La Red de Engima". Hace seis semanas, David Webb, un inversionista activista y ex director de la bolsa de Hong Kong, emitió un informe sobre "50 acciones que no son propias". Ayer, la mayoría de las acciones que nombró abruptamente se desplomaron, señalando problemas crónicos de regulación sobre las acciones de pequeña capitalización en el centro financiero asiático. Hang Seng tomó otra pierna hacia abajo durante la noche, cayendo un 0.6% a 25.684.

El presidente Trump está cada vez más frustrado con China por su inacción sobre Corea del Norte y asuntos comerciales bilaterales y ahora está considerando posibles acciones comerciales contra Pekín, dijeron a Reuters tres altos funcionarios del gobierno. Está estudiando una gama de opciones, incluyendo los aranceles sobre las importaciones de acero. Las noticias llegan cuando los negociadores japoneses y de la UE que se reúnen en Tokio presionan con un acuerdo de libre comercio que tiene como objetivo contrarrestar el proteccionismo estadounidense.

Bahrein ha acusado a Doha de una "escalada militar" en la crisis que ha afectado a la región, advirtiendo que habría consecuencias después de que Turquía desplegara tropas adicionales en su base en Qatar. Varios estados árabes han cortado las relaciones diplomáticas con la nación, así como los vínculos comerciales y de viajes, en la más grave crisis interna desde la formación del Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo.

Las tensiones son altas en Venezuela cuando un helicóptero de la policía disparó 15 disparos al Ministerio del Interior durante la noche y dejó caer cuatro granadas en la Corte Suprema, sin embargo, no hubo informes de lesiones. Se adelanta a la votación del presidente Maduro el 30 de julio para un super cuerpo especial llamado Asamblea Constituyente, que podría reescribir la carta nacional y reemplazar a otras instituciones como el Congreso controlado por la oposición.

Un comité del Senado brasileño revisará hoy un proyecto de ley que desaceleraría la ley laboral mazelike del país, que ha sido un gran disuasivo para la inversión. Los mercados se han reunido a medida que avanzaban a través de la Cámara Baja a principios de este año, pero nuevas acusaciones de corrupción contra el principal partidario de la propuesta, el presidente Temer, han aumentado la oposición, lo que complica su aprobación.

Los piratas informáticos han golpeado de nuevo en otro ciberataque a gran escala que apunta a algunas de las mayores corporaciones del mundo y la infraestructura gubernamental. Se trata de un malware conocido como "Petya", que bloquea las computadoras de las víctimas y les pide que paguen un rescate basado en Bitcoin de 300 dólares. La interrupción se ha extendido a Maersk (OTCPK: AMKAF), Merck (NYSE: MRK), WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), Reckitt Benckiser (OTCPK: RBGLY) y Rosneft (OTC: RNFTF).

Facebook ha llegado a 2B usuarios activos mensuales, lo que representa una duplicación de su base de usuarios en los últimos cinco años. Llegó a la marca de usuario 1B en octubre de 2012, el año en que se hizo público. Es el último de unos cuantos hitos métricos para Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), que celebró 250 millones de usuarios diarios de Instagram Stories la semana pasada, e Instagram alcanzó 700 millones de MAUs en abril.

Toshiba (OTCPK: TOSYY) dijo que presentaría una demanda contra Western Digital (NYSE: WDC), reclamando ¥ 120B ($ 1.07B) en daños por interferir con la venta de su división de chips de memoria. Toshiba también decidió excluir a los empleados de Western Digital -basados ​​fuera de la planta de chips de Yokkaichi- de acceder a información relacionada con la empresa conjunta de ambas compañías.

Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) está cerrando un acuerdo para adquirir la filial de software de ZTE (OTCPK: ZTCOY), dijeron fuentes a Bloomberg, citando un precio de entre 2 y 3 millones de yuanes (294 millones a 441 millones de dólares) ). Una venta también ayudará a reponer las arcas de ZTE, agotadas por una multa récord de 1,2 millones de dólares impuesta este año por el gobierno de Estados Unidos por violar las sanciones a las exportaciones de tecnología.

El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional comenzará la construcción de cuatro a ocho prototipos para un muro fronterizo en el área de San Diego este verano, aunque todavía no ha elegido proveedores. El financiamiento para el muro no fue incluido en el presupuesto presentado por la Casa Blanca para el año fiscal 2018, pero el DHS ha asignado $ 20M de otros programas para pagar los prototipos. Posibles beneficiarios: ACM, CX, CXW, EXP, FLIR, FLR, GEO, GVA, KBR, MLM, NUE, STLD, SUM, TPC, TTEK, USCR, USG, VMC, WMS, X

CNN se retractó de una historia falsa que sugirió un vínculo entre un asociado de Trump y un fondo ruso tras ser amenazado con una demanda por difamación de 100 millones de dólares, según el NY Post. El drama se produjo en medio del escrutinio federal de la empresa matriz Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) en espera de compra por parte de AT & T (NYSE: T) y la creencia generalizada entre los ejecutivos de medios que Jeff Zucker no puede sobrevivir a una fusión.

Japan Tobacco (OTCPK: JAPAY) espera alcanzar el "IQOS" de Philip Morris (NYSE: PM) en el tabaco sin humo al ampliar el número de lugares públicos que permiten que su producto vaping "Ploom Tecnología Las firmas tabacaleras ven a Japón como el centro de pruebas de la industria vaping, ya que los cigarrillos electrónicos que usan líquido con nicotina no están permitidos bajo las regulaciones farmacéuticas del país.

Philips (Nyse: PHG) ha aceptado comprar Spectranetics (NASDAQ: SPNC) por 38,50 dólares por acción en efectivo, o un valor total de 2,2 millones de dólares, incluida la deuda. Spectranetics utiliza técnicas como láseres y pequeños globos cubiertos de drogas para limpiar el interior de venas y arterias que se han atascado debido a enfermedades del corazón. SPNC + 25% pre-venta.

La selección del jurado en el juicio de Martin Shkreli está programada para entrar en su tercer día, ya que la dificultad de encontrar un jurado imparcial se hace evidente en un caso que involucra a la compañía farmacéutica Retrophin (NASDAQ: RTRX). "Yo entiendo que el Sr. Shkreli, Dios lo bendiga, ha traído esta notoriedad sobre sí mismo", dijo su abogado al Juez de Distrito Kiyo Matsumoto. "Sin embargo, Shkreli tiene derecho a tener jurados que no estén sesgados".

La Junta de Comisionados de Port Canaveral tiene previsto considerar la propuesta de SpaceX (Private: SPACE) hoy en las instalaciones en expansión para almacenar sus propulsores de cohetes reutilizables, ya que aumenta el ritmo de sus lanzamientos. ¿Otro sueño de Elon Musk? Está hablando con el alcalde de Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, sobre la posibilidad de excavar un túnel desde el centro de la ciudad hasta el aeropuerto O'Hare.

Acelerando la seguridad aeroportuaria ... American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) está comprando nuevos protectores de bolsas de mano 3-D que desplegará en ocho aeropuertos de Estados Unidos una vez que las máquinas sean certificadas por la TSA. Los escáneres 3-D no sólo dan a los agentes de TSA una visión más clara de los problemas potenciales, sino que las máquinas - construidas por Analogic (NASDAQ: ALOG) - están diseñadas para ir dos veces más rápido que las bolsas de mano.

La NASA ha despejado un hito significativo para revivir los viajes supersónicos de pasajeros en los Estados Unidos. Se completó una revisión preliminar del diseño de un avión, elaborado con Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) como contratista líder, que utiliza la tecnología supersónica silenciosa, Golpe "en lugar de un fuerte auge sonoro. El auge es lo que llevó a las autoridades federales a prohibir el vuelo supersónico de pasajeros por tierra en 1973.


          Ilustraciones que recuerdan las violaciones a los DDHH de la Dictadura   
Las polémicas ilustraciones que recuerdan las violaciones a los DDHH de la Dictadura
Sebastián Morte
Sebastián Morte
Con tinta líquida o digital, 24 ilustraciones hechas por artistas chilenos, fueron seleccionadas por un distinguido jurado representando a Balmaceda Arte Joven y el Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, para convertirse en la ganadora del la segunda versión del concurso Mala Memoria.
Desde trazos gruesos hasta puntillismo detallado, las ilustraciones participantes representan a distintas técnicas y corrientes artísticas. La veintena de artistas detrás de los dibujos, empinaron sus pinceles para retratar una escena de la época más oscura de la historia chilena.


“La idea de este proyecto es incentivar a que los jóvenes creen sus propias ilustraciones y así 



continuar fortaleciendo la voluntad nacional para que nunca más se repitan hechos que afecten la dignidad del ser humano”, señala el sitio de Mala Memoria.
Es por lo anterior, que los jóvenes retrataron episodios como la “desaparición” de la profesora Marta Ugarte -y su falsa cobertura de prensa-, los desahucios liderados por militares, y el asesinato del cantautor chileno Víctor Jara.
Además del jurado compuesto por figuras como diseñador Alberto Montt o Guillermo Galindo, conocido por sus viñetas de Mala Imagen, y otros exponentes del arte y diseño nacional, los usuarios de redes sociales también podrán elegir a uno de los ganadores.
“Como jurado ya dimos nuestra opinión (…) y ahora queremos invitar al público en general a que vote por sus ilustraciones favoritas”, cuenta Guillermo Galindo en el video de la convocatoria.
El arista premiado por “Voto Popular”, será seleccionado según la cantidad de likes que reciba la imagen en el álbum oficial publicado en Facebook hasta el 9 de diciembre. Por otra parte, los tres primeros lugares escogidos al día siguiente, podrán obtener hasta 600 mil pesos como premio, además de un Kit Color.
A continuación conoce las 24 obras seleccionadas a nivel nacional, que presentan distintos episodios ocurridos durante el mandato militar. Para votar por alguna de ellas haz clic aquí.

1. “11:52″ por Scifuentes

Sebastián Andrés Cifuentes Tapia
Sebastián Andrés Cifuentes Tapia

2. “Holograma” por Birck

Christopher Miguel Espinoza Gómez
Christopher Miguel Espinoza Gómez

3. “Enfermedad Crónica Nacional” por Ignes

 Pablo Ignacio Mozó Araya
Pablo Ignacio Mozó Araya

4. “Memoria ayer versus hoy” por Natichuela

Natalia Silva Perelman
Natalia Silva Perelman

5. “Ñata del Dictador en Patio 29″ por Malagestado

Israel Patricio Matus Alarcón
Israel Patricio Matus Alarcón

6. “Donde están” por Seyre

Sergio Alejandro Fierro Pacheco
Sergio Alejandro Fierro Pacheco

7. “La inmolación de Sebastián Acevedo” por Kafke

Nicolás Gonzalo Acevedo Avendaño
Nicolás Gonzalo Acevedo Avendaño

8. “Para que nunca más vuelvan las ratas asesinas” por Andy

Magdalena Hurtado
Magdalena Hurtado

9. “Mátame de frente” por Sabor

Álvaro Sebastián Acevedo Marchant
Álvaro Sebastián Acevedo Marchant

10. “Miedo al vacío (horror vacui)” por Sebastián Morte

Sebastián Jair Maureira Flores
Sebastián Jair Maureira Flores

11. “400 cuerpos al mar” por Cococha

María del Pilar Valdivia Iglesias
María del Pilar Valdivia Iglesias

12. “Matanza de Liquiñe” por Enredo

Jorge Luis Campos Herrera
Jorge Luis Campos Herrera

13. “Nostalgia en Lonquén” por Cotepajarito

María José Adasme Alarcón
María José Adasme Alarcón

14. “Por mis hijos” por Moriven

Francisca Pía Luco Verdugo
Francisca Pía Luco Verdugo

15. “Bim bam bum, Bang bang bang” por FigVrin

Felipe Ignacio Gaytán Vilugrón
Felipe Ignacio Gaytán Vilugrón

16. “El mar no quiso a Marta Ugarte” por Omi

Dominga Del Campo Salinas
Dominga Del Campo Salinas

17. “7.10.73″ por NM

Consuelo Astorga Tapia
Consuelo Astorga Tapia

18. “En memoria de Marta Ugarte” por Mari

Mariana Alejandra Arellano Rojas
Mariana Alejandra Arellano Rojas

19. “Allanamiento” por Rodrigo

Rodrigo Andrés Contreras González
Rodrigo Andrés Contreras González

20. “Fusilamiento” por Walla

Camilo Andrés Chicahuale Beltramín
Camilo Andrés Chicahuale Beltramín

21. “Doble combustión” por Retoña

Antonia Constanza Meyer Torralbo
Antonia Constanza Meyer Torralbo

22. “Himno para Recordar” por Itata Martínez

María Ignacia Martínez Vial
María Ignacia Martínez Vial

23. “Bala loca silenciosa” por Manni

Giovanni Cristopher Contreras Espinace
Giovanni Cristopher Contreras Espinace

24. “El Derecho de vivir en Paz” por Xaca


Javier Jesús Calvert Covarrubias
Javier Jesús Calvert Covarrubias

          Big Grandpa Whale <O> Stuffed Animal <0> Plush Toy by BigStuffed   

114.00 EUR

The Big Grandpa Whale, an old and kind spirit, looking for a warm home...

Made in France from 100% Cotton (top) and Acrylic faux fur (bottom).
Stuffed with polyester fibres. With plastic safety eyes.

It's made to be carried around all over for many years....
This creature was created to be a new member of the family ...

Measures:
Length from nose to fin --> 83 cm (32.5 inches)
Body Diameter --> 76 cm (30 inches)

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*** Please allow 1-2 weeks for your order before shipping***

* Please write the phone number and email address of the recipient. It's an important detail for the delivery safety.

* Spot clean or hand wash gently with cool water and lay flat to dry.

* If you are buying this as a gift and sending it directly to the recipient's address please let me know so I won't put the receipt inside the box.

* Each BigStuffed comes in a custom made fabric bag from 100% cotton, sent carefully by registered post. You will find more information about shipping and payment in my shop's policies.

* Please notice that the original colors may differ a bit from what you see on your monitor since we all have different screens.

Let me know if you have any questions,
Thank you for visiting my shop!
xx
Dana


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Well, I think this is my favorite photo of my pregnancy until now ❤️ I do know the gender and I will be announcing it soon, can you guess what could it be? ------------ Que empiecen las apuestas, niño o niña? Ustedes que dicen? Yo ya lo sé y prontito les diré (:
              
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👌🏝The best way to pay for a lovely ❤️ moment is to enjoy it. #wealthy_gurus #lifestyleblogger #lifeisbeautiful #lovelife
              
an oldie i took in the city ♡
              
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Belles découvertes avec @natapr_ #suiteG2017 #mereetfilleleblogue #beauty #mtlblog #beautyblogger #lifestyleblogger #instadaily #instagood #instafollow #photooftheday #food #foodporn #yum #instafood #yummy #amazing #instagood #photooftheday #sweet #tasty #food #delish #delicious #foodpic #foodgasm
              
Espumantes Garibaldi. E a noite por aqui começa com essa maravilhosa explosão de 🍾🇧🇷 @coopvinicolagaribaldi coopvinicolagaribaldi! 🔸And the night here starts with this wonderful explosion of 🍾🇧🇷 @coopvinicolagaribaldi coopvinicolagaribaldi! #pormaistacas #formoreglasses #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #lifestylebloggers #wineinfluencer #winedigitalinfluencer #digitalinfluencer #winesofinstagram #winelover #instawine #instavinho #vinho #vin #vino #vini #wein #wine #champagne #champagnelover #wineporn #decanter #cellar #winerylovers #winelifestyle #garibaldi #cooperativavinicolagaribaldi #espumantebrasileiro #espumantegaribaldi
              
hiii💓 I've taken some time, more or less, from posting + scrolling through social media and responding to messages- to pause. a break and some reflection. I've come back for a moment to share what's been on my heart and it is this; last Friday I've been blessed to see visions and passions come to life, hearts mended , words spoken that breathed life of the truth (if that makes sense, 😅). Really joyful for whom God has placed into my life, great gals + friends, and the projects that I get to place my hands on and for God to allow us to use our gifts for His glory. My heart is still getting wrapped around how amazing @thebeyoutifulproject has turned out and how He has worked and is working through these beautiful young ladies 🌻 It sounds so cliche but it rings true: I feel that this is only the start❤ thank you, Lord for placing such amazing sisters in Christ (both online and irl) that I can share the same passions with and do life with ! 💖🌻
              
Норм кэблы?😂 По-моему 15 минут сборов неплохо выглядят))) а вообще - сегодняшний вечер оч добротный. Я поела (а это главное), посмотрела перформансы, потанцевала, сфоткалась с деканом. Время час ночи - а я уже с помытой головой лежу в кроватке. Уехала с выпускного первая 😂😂 но моя неделя выглядит как забег сумасшедшего бизона в брачный период, поэтому я дорожу каждой секундой сна. Все, что надо было, я получила. Спать буду спокойно 💫💫
              
My happy place to work on my life project❤ #lifestyleblogger #lifequotes #project #future #art #cinematography #actress #interiordesign #fashiondesign #fashionblogger #fashionblog #bloggerstyle #styling #earlymorning #writing #writer #university #colors #beautyblogger
              
✨ "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul." ✨ • • • #passionforfashion
              
It's all in the (yummy) details 🙌🏻 Tune into the 👉🏻@pusaterisfoods 👈🏻 page this evening as I take over their account for the next couple hours to share all the scrumptious details of our first dinner party of the summer!#pusaterislovesoakville #entertaining #dinnerparty
              
Has anybody tried the new @starbucks drinks? They got me. The mango pineapple swirl: 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
              
All the flowers.... they would sit and talk to me for hours 🌼🌹🌺🏵🌼 #aliceinwonderland . . . #flowers #gardens #adventure #fashionblogger #throwback #tb #fashionblogger #fblogger #fashion #styleblogger #irishblogger #blogger #mywardrobeadventures #bblogger #lblogger #instablogger #youtuber #instapic #instalike #pretty #nature #powerscourt #lifestyleblogger #earth #potd #picoftheday #instalike #irishblog
              
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Sooo many decisions @bitebeauty lip lab on Queen West! I've relinked the full review & experience in my bio for any #beautylovers visiting Toronto this Summer. #bitebeautyxliplab let's you create your own custom lip colour, scent & finish. It is lip heaven 😍💋
              
💱 #asianfood #asianstyle #montreal #mtlblog #mtlmoment #mtlblogger #japanese #japanesefood #restaurant #inspo #inspiration #vsco #vscocam #ig #igers #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #lunch #lunchtime #ramen #photooftheday
              
When in Amsterdam, you gotta have a Heineken 🍺 . . Loving my JORD watch everywhere I go, keeping me on time no matter where in the world I am. Only a few more days to enter my watch giveaway, link in bio. . . . #jordwatch #jord #uniquegift #fathersday #woodwatch #giveaway #contest #myjord #summerstyle
              
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          O que é e como usar Hashtag   

A hashtag teve sua popularização no Twitter, mas tem sido usada também no Facebook, Pinterest e no Instagram. Com o

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          Michelle Rodriguez Ancam Tinggalkan Franchise Fast And Furious   

Michelle Rodriguez yang terkenal dengan membawakan watak Letty mengancam akan meninggalkan franchise popular itu jika karakter wanita dalam filem berkenaan tidak diberi perhatian Beliau meluahkan perasaannya dilaman Instagram nya selepas me...
          Natural Bond - Original acrylic painting of a girl and a dog abstract surealism by shirae   

95.00 USD

This is an original painting entitled: 'Natural Bond'.
Size: 12"x10"
Media: acrylic on canvas board (flat).
Signed on the back.

♥ Though I try my best to keep my photos true to life - Please keep in mind that each monitor shows color differently and colors might be a bit different in person.

My shop: http://shirae.etsy.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/shiraselaart

Thanks for looking! :)

© 2015 ShiraSela


          On seeing what the Moscaline - Target Salad - Tarik Saleh Bike Club is up to   
Things got slow here in old Moscalineville, only because the real life has been excellent and pretty much everywhere of late. Too much time doing stuff, not enough time writing about it. But perhaps the hiatus will end shortly. Got some reviews in the queueueue as well as some crusty old race reports that I can barely remember. In the meantime if you are all into the new or older or middling media, you can foller me at:

Flickr as Target Salad

Red Squaring it September 2013

Instagram as Target Salad

Into the beyond, red rock canyon, nv

Tumblr as Target Salad

Candy Colored Skate race

I am Target Salad on Strava as well if you like such things

SantaFeCross2013Warmups

Last of 5 excellent days of Skate skiing.

On the Tarik Saleh Bike Club

Next batch of tsbc pins to be ferried to post office via fat bike. http://tariksaleh.com/tsbc/ #tsbc #tariksalehbikeclub

The Tarik Saleh Bike Club is growing wildly and it even has its own Flickr Group as well as a TSBC facebook page. I will announce a hat preorder shortly for those who need some TSBC cycling caps. Which is everyone.

Also, remember if you see me in person, you can usually join the club on the spot for free. Like Cassidy from Philly did when he stopped me in the airport:

Cassidy from Philly recognized me from the blog and said hello in PHL. New member of the Tarik Saleh Bike Club.  http://www.tariksaleh.com/tsbc/ #tsbc #tariksalehbikeclub

Or even if you see me in ATL and you have terrifying rock climber hands like jason

I will even let you into the club if you barely ride anymore and you have terrifying climbers hands... Regram  from @jason_halladay #tsbc #tariksalehbikeclub

Also, this guy is in the club too:

Some fast guy visiting from Belgium, new TSBC member.

Anyways, Hope to see you here or there or anywhere.

          Facebook ora ha 2 miliardi di iscrittiI numeri del «pianeta Zuckerberg»   
L’annuncio con un post del fondatore del social network. Considerando WhatsApp, Messenger e Instagram si toccano i 5,1 miliardi di utenti
          Catching up   
It's been awhile.  I have been without a camera and to be honest, it is so easy to instagram; you take a picture and boom it is posted. However, I do like to keep track of my day to day or should I say week to week or worse yet, month to month knitting and other types of goings on. Anyway, I will try to do better now that my camera is back.

Just a random group of pictures to show you what has been going on here. Hope everything is going well with all of you.

Finished Knits;



Driftwood by Cabinfour

In Progess:

Basic socks

Damson by Ysolda








          This week......   
On this Wednesday:







Knitting : Basic sock Berroco Sox Colour # 1464

Teal Spud and Chloe is going to become Crown tee Hawthorne

Knitting :  Driftwood  Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool Colour #33

Finished:  Blithe  Modified the sleeves, cap sleeves were not working for me.  Blithe modelled by me on Instagram

Waiting:  Rustic yarn Briggs and Little Heritage I am hoping will become a future Hap Blanket by Ysolda

Signs of spring are everywhere even though it has been somewhat grey and cool this week.  Sun is on its way.  What are you up to?
          current knits    
I have several knits almost finished.

The snowflinga hat by Jenny Gordy.  I love this hat.  I think I will make many in the future.  It is a quick, easy and satisfying knit.  It is made with worsted weight and 4mm and 5mm so very quick.  I think it is that style of hat that may be flattering to many.



A pair of socks for granddaughter that is so close to being finished.  Just the last toe; maybe later today.

And finally, a hat for granddaughter.  Her favourite colour is purple, right now at least.  This is the Sid Beanie by Tikki Knits; a free pattern.  I am using stash Berrocco Vintage DK.  3.5mm and 4mm.  Another soft, quick and satisfying knit.  It won't take long to finish this either.  Hopefully in a day or two, these three will be off the needles and something new will be on.


I am looking forward to starting these socks for #personalmysterysockchallenge with Alice on instagram.  Onwards and upwards.  Have a great day.
          How to Become an Online Dining Influencer #hackdining   

Welcome to March — the month that brings with it the promise of spring and the first harvest that will put all things fresh and green to our plates. As we awaken from a winter slumber spent in an indulgent haze of carbs, meaty cocktails, and over-the-top sweets, we invite you to embark on a spring awakening of your own — on social media. Contributor Nevin Martell spoke with top social media mavens for their tips on how to become an online dining influencer and share your food and drink adventures in a meaningful way.  A tweet that a soon-to-open, much-buzzed restaurant has just started taking online reservations. An in-depth magazine profile of a rising star chef. A gorgeous Instagram of a new dish that just went on the menu that evening at a James Beard Award-winning eatery. A thoughtful blog post on the just-launched brunch at a hot newcomer. We’ve all liked and shared these […]

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          Do u?   

Do u?

Do u? by saskiii on Polyvore.com

Srsly guys, i dont like the new polyvore update :s // tuesday Busy studying, semester test next week Wish me luck :) x Find me: Twitter: sassaskii Instagram: umsaskia Kik: saskiach Have a nice day ppls:) ily


          The House Democratic perspective   
* Rep. Elgie Sims (D-Chicago) posted this to his Instagram account regarding today’s House floor votes on the Democrats’ “non-budget” bills. His frustration and anger is palpable… House Democrats have attempted time and time again to try to compromise with the Governor and House Republicans on their non-budgetary items yet they continue to say it’s [...]
          Never Grow Up - Episode 189 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast    

Episode 189 - Dear Swifties, Taylor Swift reminds you to please try to never grow up. This past week, Taylor met her godson, Leo Thames, the son of Jaime King and Kyle Newman, and posted some adorable photos with him on Instagram. In honor of his birth, we discuss “Never Grow Up.” Although the song was never heavily promoted, “Never Grow Up” still continues to be a fan favorite for its poignant and nostalgic lyrics. (I’m not crying. You are.)

What do you think of “Never Grow Up”? Is Taylor mourning the loss of her childhood? How does she think we should try to never grow up? Can we? Leave your response in the comments. Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 189 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Never Grow Up” Song Analysis

– Thanks to listener Rachel for suggesting that we discuss “Never Grow Up” in honor of Taylor’s newborn godson. 

– Raise your hand if this song makes you miss your childhood…

– Taylor moved out in July… Leo Thames was born in July… Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

– Why does Taylor change from saying “you” to saying “I”? What’s the emotional impact of the pronoun shift?

– Want more “Never Grow Up”? Steve reminded us that we discussed it previously on Episode 107 for Taylor’s 24th birthday. 

Other Topics:

 

– Taylor Talk Challenge: how many months would it take us to get to Episode 1989?

– Vote for Taylor Swift in the MTV VMAs daily at mtv.com/ontv/vma. Sign up for email reminders from Taylor Nation.

– What would we do without Sami’s @TSwiftOnTour updates?

– You know you’re a Swifty when you buy a Taylor Swift coloring book!!

– We LOVE iTunes reviews! Leave us a review and we’ll read it on the show. 

Calendar

– August 4 & 5: The 1989 World Tour – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place.

– August 8: The 1989 World Tour – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field.

– August 14 & 15: The 1989 World Tour – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium.

– August 15: Diane turns…. 24. ugh.


          Wildest Dreams   

Episode 177 - Oh my my my, how Taylor Swift has changed from the “Love Story” girl! In Episode 177 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor’s new, realistic take on love in her song “Wildest Dreams.” Taylor says that when she meets someone new, her first thought is, “When this is over, I hope they think well of me.” Her opinion on love has changed from a more romantic happily-ever-after viewpoint to something more fatalistic. What’s your take on this perspective? Do you see love like Taylor does? Let us know your thoughts and what you think of “Wildest Dreams.” Enjoy the episode!

Also: We were nominated for BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST at the 2015 Podcast Awards!! VOTE AT PODCASTAWARDS.COM DAILY.
Highlights from Episode 177 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Wildest Dreams” Song Analysis
– Is going into a relationship thinking that it will ultimately end really a fair way to enter a relationship?
– Steve says “Wildest Dreams” is about forming an immediate connection with someone. That’s one way to put it!
– Taylor Swift writes with her heart. Literally!
– How does the music create the mood of the song?
– Some people debate on whether or not this song sounds like Lana Del Rey. We debate on how to say “Lana.”
– Adam’s so vain, he probably thinks this song is about him.
– We kind of have a singing contest. And I’m kind of sure you’ll never want us to do it again. 
Other Topics:

– WE’RE NOMINATED FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST IN THE PODCAST AWARDS! Please vote daily at podcastawards.com!
– Meredith owes Taylor $40 million for scratching her leg. MeOW.
Calendar
– Taylor will appear on Live with Kelly and Michael on March 25th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

          This Love - Episode 168 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to Dream Your Life Away by Vance Joy   

Episode 168 - Your iPod is glowing in the dark… playing this episode of Taylor Talk! In Episode 168 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss the only song Taylor Swift wrote by herself on 1989, a song called “This Love.” Taylor said “This Love” is about a time when she had to cut someone loose when she didn’t want to, but they came back. What’s your opinion on “This Love”? Do you think Taylor will play it on tour? Let us know what you think of the episode. Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 168 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “This Love” Song Analysis
– Fun fact: “This Love” is the only song Taylor wrote by herself on 1989. That makes it good by default.
– Taylor wrote this song about a love that came back. Do you think “This Love” supports a fatalistic view of love then?
– Does this song contain references to “Wildest Dreams,” “I Know Places,” and other songs on the album?
– Steve finds 80s nods everywhere!
– We know any music video for this song must include the ocean. Duh. 
Other Topics:

– I have no clue how people confuse us for Taylor Swift…
– You know you’re Taylor Swift when you win three awards at an award show you didn’t even attend.
– Looks like Taylor had a well needed vacation with her friends!
– You know you’re a Swiftie when you buy Taylor merchandise and just don’t care about how much you spend for it. Oops.
– Swifties are preparing for the 1989 Tour by listening to the opening act, Vance Joy.

          13 Moments of 2014 - Episode 166 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast    

Episode 166 - This just in: magazines are calling 2014 “The Year of the Swift,” but we already knew that. In Episode 166 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, our year in review episode, your hosts delve into what they believe were Taylor Swift’s top 13 moments of 2014. From finishing up the international RED Tour to selling more 1989 albums than anyone predicted, Taylor Swift has dominated the music scene in 2014.  We discuss a bunch of Taylor’s biggest accomplishments this year, but let us know what your favorite was! We’d love to hear from you. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 166 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

 

Main Discussion: 

– Searching for a sound she hadn’t heard before, Taylor said “Welcome to New York” when she changed to pop music.

– Global superstar she may be, but Taylor Swift still makes time for her fans on Instagram, Tumblr, and even by sending them Christmas presents! 

– Taylor came out as a feminist! Yeaaauh!

– That awkward moment when the media still thinks Taylor Swift only writes about boys.

– Remember that time Taylor topped the Canadian iTunes charts with 8 seconds of white noise?

– What was your favorite moment of 2014?

 

Other Topics:

– Bigger than the Beatles? Tay’s on her way!

– Diane has about a month to get her GRAMMY announcer voice down.

– If Swifties ruled the world, it would be amazing, but also frightening!

 

– What do you predict Taylor Swift will do in 2015?


          Fill in a Spreadsheet with Data by MikhailRudakov   
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          THE 5TH ALBUM IS COMING! - Episode 146 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to: If You Ask Me To by MacKenzie Porter   

Episode 146 - Say goodbye to the Red Era… album five is coming! In Episode 146 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts — Adam, Diane, and Sami — discuss the three clues Taylor released on Twitter and Instagram that possibly relate to her upcoming album. What’s the relationship between an elevator, Olivia, a polaroid camera, and yahoo.com? Listen up to hear our theories and be sure to share your own. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 146 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – Fifth Album Clues

- An 18th elevator button, a cat, a polaroid camera, and yahoo… what does it all mean??

- Yahoo may have spilled the beans, even though Scott Borchetta says nothing has been confirmed.

- Is there any significance to certain things being cut out of the Instagram pictures?

- We wonder if these clues also hint to the subject of the new single, not just the album announcement.

- That awkward moment when the album five announcement is actually Taylor announcing her retirement… (just kidding)

- Only the Taylor Talk hosts would have an entire discussion about capitalization

Others Topics:

- A preview of Taylor in the The Giver has been released! What did you think?

- Be sure to check out Taylor Swift on the Tonight Show and Late Night this week!

- Raise your hand if you want a review of The Giver mini-episode this weekend! (I hope Steve & Maya are okay with this idea)

- You know you’re a Taylor Talker when you listen to Taylor Talk on the elliptical at your gym, and the lady working there has to ask you to get off the machine because you’ve been on for two hours and didn’t realize it!!

- Swifties are listening to “If You Ask Me To” - MacKenzie Porter


          Stay Beautiful Song Analysis - Episode 144 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are ALSO Listening To Mother and Father by The Broods   

Episode 144 - Hey, by the way… the newest episode of Taylor Talk is out!! In Episode 144 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss one of the die-hard Swifties’ favorite songs: “Stay Beautiful.” Although this is a song Taylor wrote when she was in her teenage years, in light of a recent Instagram post, she still believes in the selfless of unrequited love. Be sure to share your thoughts on the song. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 144 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – “Stay Beautiful” Song Analysis
- Taylor probably wrote this song about her fourth grade crush: Cory Robertson referenced in the Target commercial.
- We decipher how someone could possibly “smile like the radio.”
- Have you ever had such a huge crush on someone that you couldn’t talk to them? Adam says he hasn’t. I think he’s lying.
- We marvel at Taylor’s continued poignant admiration of unrequited love, most recently in an Instagram post.
- For some reason, Adam and Sami break into a short rendition of "Summer Lovin" from Grease.

Others Topics:
- Sami found her wings in New York City too!
- Fun fact: if you tell Taylor it’s your birthday in Central Park, she may buy you dinner!
- Taylor Swift is performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival! We assume her newest single will be out before then :)
- You know you’re a Swifty when you pay your siblings to be quiet when you’re listening to Taylor Talk :’D
- Swifties are listening to “Mother & Father” by Broods.
- Please leave Taylor Talk a GOOD voicemail! A lot of them are creepy….


          A Time Before RED: Part II - Episode 141 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - The Last Time - Sad Beautiful Tragic - Everything Has Changed - Starlight -- Swifties are listening to "Shotgun Wedding" by Jamie Lynn Spears   

Episode 141 - Back by popular demand, our RED song title discussion (and Adam’s pirate voice) have returned! In Episode 141 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss what we thought the rest of the songs on RED were about before we heard them. Let us know what your theories are. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 141 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – What did you imagine the songs on RED would be about before you heard them?

- Get ready for our part II discussion on RED songs before you heard them!

- The title “Sad Beautiful Tragic” threw the entire panel off.

- Some of the listeners give an interesting twist to the title “Everything Has Changed.”

- Diane and Adam wrote editorials theorizing about the RED album before it came out. Adam even predicted a song about the Kennedys!

- We wonder if Taylor will tackle the theme of death on album five.

- Adam thought “Come Back, Be Here” was about a clingy boyfriend! LOL

Other Topics:

- We hope you had a great 4th of July! See what Taylor Swift did to celebrate on her instagram.

- Here’s your daily reminder to vote for Tay in the Teen Choice Awards!

- You know you’re a Swifty when you get engaged in the very same Parisian cafe where “Begin Again” was shot!

- What would Taylor do if Meredith and/or Olivia ran onstage during a concert?

- Swifties are listening to “Shotgun Wedding” by Jamie Lynn Spears.


          Invisible aka You Belong With Me 1.0 - Episode 139 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to X, Multiply, a new album from Ed Sheeran   

Episode 139 - I just want to open your eyes and make you realize… a new episode of Taylor Talk is out! In Episode 139 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss “Invisible,” Taylor’s beautiful ballad of unrequited love. We also talk about cooking with Barefoot Contessa, Taylor’s new kitten, and touch on Ed Sheeran’s new album. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 139 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – “Invisible” Song Analysis:

- We flash back to a song from Taylor’s high school days, “Invisible.”

- Steve calls this song the first draft of “You Belong With Me.”

- We debate who or what exactly is invisible in this song.

- Adam never fails to find a way to relate Harry Potter to Taylor Swift!

- How does the fact that Taylor wrote this song with a co-writer change the song?

- We wonder why this song was a bonus track rather than being on the original album.

Other Topics:

- Taylor Swift says she won’t hang out with boys who are on a diet… just so you know.

- There’s a new kitty in Taylor’s life: Olivia Benson! Does this mean she’s a cat lady now?

- Be sure to vote for Taylor in the Teen Choice Awards.

- You know you’re a Swifty when you name your hermit crab “Swift!”

- MASSIVE end of tour sale going on at the Taylor Swift Online Store! Get it while it’s hot and RED!

- Swifties are listening to Ed Sheeran’s new album “X”


          God Bless Andrea Swift - Episode 133 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - 5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect   

Episode 133 -- This episode goes out to Mama Swift, and all the moms out there this Mother’s Day. We discuss Andrea Swift’s involvement in Taylor’s career and how, if not for her mother’s tremendous support, Taylor’s music wouldn’t be the same. Enjoy the show!

Also, if you’re able to this Mother’s Day, please consider donating to the Ronan Thompson Foundation to help fight childhood cancer. Every little bit counts.

Highlights from Episode 133 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion:

- This mother’s day we celebrate the woman who gave us Taylor Swift.

- How did Andrea’s support and influence shape Taylor’s career?

- Taylor’s mom provided a strong model of a hard-working woman. We think that’s why Taylor never does anything halfway.

- We discuss the HUGE impact parenting has on a child’s personality and the way they treat others.

- If Andrea had raised Taylor in any other way, her music would not be the same.

- Andrea is so thankful to the fans for supporting her daughter. If you ever meet her, she’s SO nice.

- Adam shares a story that proves what an amazing mama bear Andrea is!

Other Topics:

- You only get ONE vote for the CMT Awards… so make sure you vote TSwift!

- Also, vote for Taylor Swift at the Canadian Much Music Awards.

- We cover the 12 Things You Never Knew About Taylor Swift, straight from the Keds event!

- You know you are a Swifty when you feel obligated to write everything you want to tell Taylor each time you post something on Instagram, because what if she likes/comment and you don’t have another chance?

- What are Swifties listening to? “She Looks So Perfect” by 5 Seconds of Summer.

- The Fearless Box Set Giveaway is still open! Listen to the entire episode for a code word to get more entries


          Drag Me Head First Fearless - Episode 132 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay   

Highlights from Episode 132 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – “Fearless” Song Analysis:

- We celebrate the anniversary of the Fearless tour, and I don’t know how Taylor Talk gets better than this.

- Fearless has became an anthem for Swifties. Sami says it’s way more than just about a first date.

- Taylor tends to write a song on every album that’s a fantasy about her perfect love.

- We discuss her performances of “Fearless” on the Fearless Tour, Speak Now Tour, and the RED Tour.

Other Topics:

- Want to win a Fearless Collector’s Edition box set? Listen to the full episode for the code word to get a bonus five entries!! Enter at taylortalk.org/fearless.

- For a limited time, each Taylor Talk tshirt purchase comes with a free beach ball! Just in time for summer.

- Taylor is nominated for Billboard’s Top Social Media artist. Maybe that’s why she’s been using Instagram so much!

- You know you’re a Swifty when you think Adam’s jokes are funny.

- What are Swifties Listening to? “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay


          Celebrities Take To Instagram To Celebrate The BET Awards   
Celebrities Take To Instagram To Celebrate The BET Awards
          Never Grow Up - Episode 107 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast    

Episode 107 - Taylor Swift just turned 24, but we hope she tries to never grow up.To celebrate Taylor's birthday, the hosts of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Adam, Diane, and Steve -- discuss the song "Never Grow Up." The song was released on the Speak Now album in 2010 and was written when Taylor moved into her own apartment. Listen up to our opinions on the song, and feel free to leave us a comment on the episode guide or tweet us at @taylortalk13 to let us know what you think of the song. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 107 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor got a Golden Globe nomination for her birthday! She is nominated along with Jack Antonoff for “Sweeter than Fiction” from the soundtrack of the movie One Chance. 

- Taylor gave the biggest gift on her birthday... $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony!

- Check out Taylor Swift's instagram for photos from her garden birthday party. 

- Be sure to watch the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at 9PM on CBS. Taylor is nominated for Favorite Country Artist. 

- Last weekly RED Tour Wrap up for 2013 from @TSwiftOnTour.

- Main Discussion: To celebrate Taylor's birthday, we discuss "Never Grow Up"

- Adam and Diane met because of the song "Never Grow Up" #TaylorTalkFact

- We put ourselves in the director's chair... how would you film this music video?

- "I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone." :(

- You know you're a Swifty when you can get a Taylor song stuck in you're head just by listening to the song analysis on Taylor Talk!!

- What are Swifties listening to? "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons


          What's the deal with Drake and sports reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude?   
Drake may have walked the red carpet at the NBA Awards Monday night with the "stunning" Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, but the rapper and NBA sports analysist are nothing more than good friends. Drake and Gold-Onwude sparked romance rumors after revealing they were each other's date for the ceremony, but E! News claims they are not in a relationship. A source told the outlet that the "Passionfruit" rapper and the sideline reporter have been "casual friends" for several years. "They have run into each other many times through the years, but they both had other people they were involved with at the time," the source said. "So they never took it to a romantic level." While the Canadian rapper, 30, thinks Gold-Onwude is beautiful and loves her "down-to-earth" personality, he isn't trying to jump into a relationship with her - at least not yet. "They both will be seeing each other again soon." the source said. "He is open to see what happens, and he thinks she is a really smart and overall dope girl." Although the pair is simply good pals for the time being, it appears they definitely enjoyed their time together at the awards show. Drake and Gold-Onwude each took to Instagram to share photos from the red carpet, with the rapper commenting on how "stunning" the reporter looked.
          Bieber declares Drake the 'best of our generation' in Instagram tribute   
The pop star has high praise for his fellow Canadian.
          50 Cent Admits He Has a Crush on Helen Mirren   
50 Cent has had some high-profile relationships, including romances with comedian Chelsea Handler and actress Vivica A. Fox. And the 41-year-old single rapper now seems to have his eyes set on Oscar winnerHelen Mirren. The two crossed paths at the 57th annual Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco on Tuesday, posing together on the red carpet. One shot — which showed Mirren in a stunning white dress, sneaking a peek at a tuxedo-clad 50 Cent — was printed in a newspaper, with a caption suggesting Mirren was a fan of the “dapper rapper.” But it’s actually 50 Cent who has the crush. “Yeah, I think I love her man,” the rapper, né Curtis Jackson, captioned an Instagram post of the paper on Thursday. “I’m trying not to stare at her. She know she turns me on. She just has that thing, you know I can’t describe it. LOL.” Yeah ???????I think I love her man, I'm trying not to stare at her. She know she turns me on. She just has that thing, you know I can't describe it. LOL A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent) on Jun 22, 2017 at 6:19pm PDT Of course, Mirren is actually married (for 20 years!) to film director and fellow Oscar winner Taylor Hackford. The 71-year-old actress was recently was tapped by L’Oréal to become a brand ambassador, scoring a coveted beauty contract typically reserved for 20-something starlets and their equally younger high-fashion counterparts. At the Cannes Lions festival on Wednesday, Mirren opened up about just what that honor meant to her and how far diversity in the fashion and beauty industry has come. Asked how she felt about booking her first campaign with the cosmetics brand, she exclaimed, “It was about bloody time! I thought, at last, there has been a shift [in the fashion and beauty industry] — I’m talking about age and beauty, but also diversity.” FROM PEN: Mahershala Ali On The Similarities in His Moonlight and Luke Cage Roles And while 50 Cent may be out of luck when it comes to Mirren, he still has a secret weapon for scoring a date – and it’s not his fame. The rapper told Harry Connick Jr. on Harry in December that he’s used 4-year-old son Sire to get a lady’s attention. “You know what I do? I tell him, I say, ‘Go over there to the lady with the black scarf. Run over there and be cute. I’m coming to get you,’ ” 50 Cent revealed. “And I just run behind him, and I go, ‘Come on, come on.’ ” And after they carry out their plan, the 41-year-old jokes he rewards his son with trips to Chuck E. Cheese’s. 50 Cent shares Sire with ex Daphne Joy. The rapper also has a 19-year-old son, Marquise. This article was originally published on PEOPLE.com
          Listen to Drake’s new song ‘Signs’   
The rapper debuted his new song Signs on Thursday during the Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring-Summer 2018 show in Paris. Louis Vuitton’s men's artistic director Kim Jones revealed the runway release on Instagram the day before, saying the song was inspired by the fashion house.
          ぶっちゃけクソゲー!?10万人の応募があった「ソードアートオンラインVRMMO」アルファテスト・レポート   

タイトルではちょっと釣り針垂らしてみました(釣り竿シュッシュ)
「ソードアートオンライン」VRMMO のアルファテストに当選したので、バーチャルリアリティの MMO とはどんなものか、体験してきましたよ。

10 万人の応募があったらしいです。アルファテストに参加できるのはその中から選ばれた 208 人だけ。なんと倍率 500 倍!
でもせっかく当選したのに、当日になって参加できなくなった、という方がかなりいたようで。もったいない。一方で福岡から来た方とかもいたようで(終わった後すぐ仕事にとんぼ返り)。すごいな……気合い入っているな……その人がレベルファイブの日野社長だったら面白いな

f:id:FukayaAruto:20160319213153j:plain
都内某所の某フロアです。この先に入れるのは当選者だけ。というのも、家族連れが迷い込んで来ていたのですが、白衣のお姉さんに「当選者の方だけしか入れませんので」と追い返されていました。

某所と書いたのは当選メールにこの文があるから。


※会場については住所含め非公開としております。
 SNSなどでの拡散含め、絶対に他言されないようお願いいたします。
 流出が確認された場合は、当日の混雑など考慮して、
 アルファテストの実施を中止させていただくこともございます。
応募者10万人ですからね……ここまで警戒するのも仕方がないかも。ただし確認したところ、イベントが終わった後なら可だそうです(20日までは書いたらダメ、21日からは書いてもいい)。


f:id:FukayaAruto:20160319213209j:plain
受付。ここで当選メールを確認されます。会場はここの向こう側にあります。
……本当は帰る時に撮りました。撮っていいですか?と伝えるとそれっぽいポーズを撮ってくれました(サービスいい!)。逆光になってるのもそれっぽくていいですね……。


f:id:FukayaAruto:20160319213225j:plain
ここに名前(※本名ではなく、テストで使用するキャラクタ名)を書きます。アルファベットのみです。まあ MMO ですし。


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さっきの紙に名前を書いて係の方に渡すと、このエントリーカードが貰えます(IDと名前を認証に使用するようなのでぼかしてます)。


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ここで時間まで待機です。どきどき。


f:id:FukayaAruto:20160319213403j:plain
注意事項の紙です。オマエラこれ読めよじゃなくて、丁寧に読み上げてくれます。親切。


時間がきたら、いよいよ中に入ります。


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中に入ると……おお……先に体験してる方が。


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まず自前の靴をぬいで「VRシューズ」を履くように言われます。この靴自体は普通……?

次に撮影ルームに入ってアバター生成用に自分の写真を撮影します。
撮影不可なので写真はありません。部屋の中は全体が白い布で覆われ、真っ白。撮影器具は Kinect でした。前に二つ(横置き、縦置き)、右後ろに一つ、左後ろに一つ。

撮影が終わったら、写真からアバターデータを生成するのでしばらく待つように言われます。自動なのか手動なのかはちょっとよく分かりませんでした(遠くで作業している様子だったので……)

その間に設備の様子をチェックチェック。


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これが試作型ナーヴギア。Oculus Rift DK2 を使っているようです。


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プレイブース。この中で手足を動かしてプレイします。

というわけでいよいよプレイ開始。「リンク・スタート」のかけごえで始まります。参加者も言うんですよ!!
流れとしては、まず仮想世界にダイブするムービーが流れて、「はじまりの街」からスタート。しばらく街の中を自由に散策してから、バトル。
ゲーム内容ですが……

  • 6年後に期待したい(ソフトな表現)

正直ゲームになっているとは言いがたいレベル。事前出ていたマスメディアのレビューだと絶賛の声しか出ていませんでしたが(そりゃ立場上書けないでしょうが)、まあこのクオリティでサービス開始されたらクソゲーって声が飛び交うでしょうね!
バトルシーンですが、武器を振ったときの座標計算・敵との当たり判定はものすごく大ざっぱです。「手を上から斜め下に動かすと、剣を振って敵に当たる」「手を前に出すと防御する(ただし効果があったのかよく分からない)」の二つだけ。

ぶっちゃけゲームとしては「Aボタンを押すと攻撃、Bボタンを押すと防御」になっているだけのようなもので、入力装置としてボタンのかわりにモーション判定を用いているだけです。
いやいや全部仕方ないんです、アルファテストだし、ただの技術デモだし。

あと「声をかけあってプレイしたほうがいい」という事だったんですが、プレイヤー事の役目(いわゆるロール)もないし、「剣を振る」「防御する」以外にやる事がないので、そもそも声をかけるべき要素がありません。FF14 で例えば、全員剣術士でファストブレードをするだけ、みたいな。
回復役や、トリッキーな役回りの人(弱体役とか。例えば「今弱体入れたから殴るチャンスだよ!」って声をかける意義が生まれる)がいるとコミュニケーションが必要になるので、もっとみんな声出したんじゃないかなあ……。

……でも今回のテスト用としてなら、「剣振って倒すだけ」にまでゲーム内容を単純化して正解だったと思います。いやあ、街の中を動き回れるだけで充分すぎるほど楽しかったです。
どちらかと言うと探索を楽しみたかったですね!バトルはまあしょうがないので。

……感想を聞かれたので、上記のような事を答えたら係の方に苦笑されました。

  • 技術的にはめちゃくちゃすごい

現状ただの技術デモなのでゲーム自体の面白さはちょっと残念な事になっているのは仕方ないとして、技術的にはものすごい事をやっています。
まずモーショントラッキングですが、Kinect です。手にグローブ等ははめていません。なので、手足は自由に動かす事ができます。もし頭・手・足にデバイス装着してたら動きが相当制限されてしまいますね。

そして、他プレイヤーの全身の動きが、ゲーム内にリアルタイムに反映されています。手の角度とか、顔がどっちを向いているかとか。自分が剣を振ったら、ちゃんと他人の画面で剣を振っているように見えるわけです。また、二人でお互いの方向を見ることで、ゲーム内でお互い目が合ったりします(厳密に言えば視線の方向は見ていないので目が合ってるとは言わないんですが)。たぶん自キャラの表示も、ラグ無いんじゃないかなと思います。つまり自分の環境と他人の環境で、キャラの座標等が完全に一致しているということです(たぶんね)。

人間の手足の動き・位置を表現するモーションのデータというのはものすごく重くて、それをリアルタイムで拾って、計算して、ゲームに反映させる……ちょっと考えただけでも、あまりの大変さに気が遠くなりそうです。
フレームレートが低かったり(全体のフレームレートは高くほぼ違和感ないが、プレイヤーキャラの表示に関してだけはフレームレートが低い。おそらく fps は一桁)、前述の当たり判定がよく分からない件も、膨大な計算量を考えると仕方がないのでしょう。

一般の MMORPG というのは、(自分を除くプレイヤーの)キャラクタデータを表示に必要な最低限にまで絞り込むことで、サーバの負荷や通信量を抑えています(そうしないと 1 マップに数百人も入らない)。
VRMMO だと、キャラクタ表示のために、顔や手や足の角度、手足を動かす早さ、等のデータをやりとりする必要があるため、あまりデータを減らす余地がありません。

また一般の MMORPG だと、不自然に見せずにデータ量を減らす工夫がかなり入っていて、キャラクタを予測で動かしたりしているのですが(簡単に言えば、この人はずっと前に走っているから次も前に走るだろう、と予測して見かけ上のキャラを動かしたりする)、VRMMO でそれをやるとものすごく不自然に見える(と思う)ので、今まで MMORPG で使われていたごまかしの手法もかなり使いにくいと思います。
どうやるんでしょうねこのへん。「光は1秒間に地球をたった7周半しかしない」という言葉もありますが、ラグには今まで以上にシビアになるのは間違いないです。

  • 酔わない

VRは酔う酔うとみんな言うので覚悟していたのですが、まったく酔いませんでした。ちょっと拍子抜け。ただ係員の方が「もし酔った時は」のしっかりした説明をしていたので、ひょっとすると酔う方もいたのかもしれません。

  • 良い体験ができた!

少なくとも今考えられる最高峰の技術で作られたのは間違いないと思います。今の技術で SAO を再現するとこうなる、という感じで。バトルはやっぱり難しいんですね。探索要素をメインにした物なら今の技術でも楽しめる物が作れそうです。
ただまあ……リアル SAO のハードルは高かったということで……でも 10 年くらい経ったら本当に一般的になってる可能性もありますね。いやあ楽しみでなりませんよ。リアル SAO 正式サービスの開始が今から待ち遠しいです。って何年後だよ。

わずか 20 分の体験でよくここまで書けたもんだとちょっと思った(自画自賛)。

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDIn-YhtHjm/
SAOアルファテストのおみやげ

これはおみやげのブックレットです。ショート・ショート(小説)もあるよ。


          テックウィンド T11B タブレットの注意点等   

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きょう買ってきた Windows タブレット (¥13,500)

テックウィンドの T11B を得ました。いま秋葉原の BUY MORE とかで 13,500 円 (税込) で売られてるタブレットです。良い物ですが癖があるのでメモ代わりに書いておきます。

Windows 7 インストール不可

Bay Trail Celeron なので Windows 7 がインストールできません。なので、アップグレード版の Windows 8 も導入できません。 昔売られてた Windows 8 の安いアップグレード版をインストールするつもりの人は要注意。できません(やり方はあるかもしれませんが、知らない)。

Windows 8 の場合は 8.1 が必須

Bay Trail Celeron なので。Windows 8.0 だと色々不具合が発生します(いちおう起動はするので、8.0 を入れたあと 8.1 にアップグレードすることはできる)。

最初それに気付かず使っていた所、スリープとか USB とかで不具合が多発し「まともに使えねえ!!」となっておりましたが 8.1 にした所全部解決しましたわろた。

Bluetooth は OS 付属のものを使用する

Bluetooth は OS 付属の物で使えます。むしろディスクに入っているドライバをインストールすると動かなくなるので、入れてはいけない。

USB キーボードが必須

ないと OS がインストールできません。DVD-ROM も使うのであればハブも必須。マウスはあってもなくても。

OS インストールの方法

「T11B OSインストール 方法」とか「T11B Windows インストール 仕方」とかでググってもでてきません。

USB で DVD ドライブを接続してから(ドライブに Win8 のディスクを入れて)普通に電源を入れると、EFI シェルが出てくるので、コマンドを入れる必要があります。

Shell > fs0:
fs0: > \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI

……で良かったはず。

このあとは Windows 8 のインストーラが起動するので PC と同じようにインストールします。

ただ EFI シェルを BIOS 画面から無効化したほうが良い気がします。

ちなみにキーボードは英字入力モードになっているので注意。印刷されている記号と実際入力されて画面に表示される記号が異なります。

性能について

MacBook (Core 2 Duo 時代のやつ、Intel オンボードグラフィック) くらいの性能。3D ゲームは 10 年くらい前のやつならなんとか動きました。たとえばランス 6 とか FF11 ベンチは確認済み (2500-H, 3500-L)。まあ基本ノベルゲーム程度にしておくのが良いんじゃないかなとは思います。これで自転車創業のゲームやりたいんですけど、あそこのゲームはキーボードかパッドの接続が前提だからタブレットにはちょい不向きかな。繋げれば良いんですけども。

基本的には他の格安 Windows タブレットを大きく上回る性能です。CPU 性能のベンチマークでは、デュアルコア Celeron 搭載の T11B が、クアッドコア Atom 搭載のタブレットを上回るくらい。単なるウェブブラウズでも体感速度は大きく異なるはず。

ちなみに Chrome も実用的な速度で動きはしますが、かなりもっさりです。このへんは同じ価格帯の Android タブレットのほうが全然快適。性能の問題ではなく、OS とソフトウェアの性質によるものです。そもそも用途が違うって事で。

コストパフォーマンスについて

格安 Windows タブレット ( 2 万円 ~ 3 万円 ) の一般的な性能は Atom / 2GB RAM / 32GB eMMC といった感じなんですが、これは 4GB RAM / 64GB eMMC なのでそれより全然高い。しかも CPU 性能も上。ASUS VivoTab 8 とかの 格安 Atom タブレット買うのがアホらしくなるかも。

ただ OS がないので別途必要にはなります。お金が惜しい人は Windows 8.1 Enterprise の評価版とか、Windows 10 のテクニカルプレビューでもいいんじゃないでしょうか。長期間の運用には向きませんが(評価版はそもそも 90 日しか使えないし)

本体重量は重い

なんと本体重量 900 グラムあります。重い。11 インチなのでこんなもんかなあ……。

そう考えると VivoTab 8 とかとはそもそも目的が違う、とも考えられますね (あっちは 330g しかない)。

フルサイズの USB3.0 ポート搭載

ただし 1 個だけね。microUSB ではなく、通常の USB ポートを搭載しているので、色んな周辺機器がそのまま繋がります。このサイズで microUSB なんて積まれても困るけど……。

専用 AC アダプタで充電する

T11B は、USB 充電非対応です。一般的なタブレットだとだいたい USB 充電なので罠かも。要注意。

無線 LANがかなり遅い (802.11a 非対応)

かなり痛い。なので実測 数 Mbps 程度がせいぜいです。なのでダウンロードとかも遅い。大容量のものは microSD とか USB メモリを使って別 PC からコピーすると良いでしょう。microSD はとりあえず 64GB のものは認識しました。

Windows Update にやたら時間がかかる

ストレージが eMMC だからかなあ、とも思うんですが他に Windows タブレットを持っていないので比較不能。なんと 5 時間かかりました。

キーボードについて

本当は付属するらしいんですがついてきません。専用品がつながりますが日本国内では手に入らないかも (US Amazon で売ってましたが日本国内には発送してくれません) 。大人しく Bluetooth キーボードでも使えば良いと思います。自分はポケモンタイピングのキーボードを繋げました。

液晶品質について

最近珍しくなった、真上からじゃないと全然見えないタイプ。典型的な安物 TN 液晶です。残念品質。最近はタブレットも IPS が多いんですけどねー。

T11B 自体の総合評価

13,500 円なら全然買い。ただし癖が強いので分かっている人向け。意外とややこしいです。とりあえず寝っ転がって Windows のノベルゲームやる用機として運用しております。 買う前に上記のことを全部理解している人じゃないと、そもそも OS インストールすらできないかもしれません。ただ安さにつられて買わないように。しっかり事前に情報収集をしましょう。


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          PROMO BOOST FOR THE CHAUFFEUR   





THE CHAUFFEUR
by A.P. Hallmark

Genre: Romance


April Sanders is beautiful and educated. She’s also a chauffeur. Her elite client list is quite extensive, and Jason Rowe is one of them.

From the moment he lays eyes on her, he tries to gain her attention, but unlike the other women he’s encountered, she isn’t impressed. Imagine his surprise when he learns she’s been hired to drive exclusively for the family.

Remaining the dedicated professional, April rejects Jason’s advances. That is until she receives the approval of the family matriarch. Her life will never be the same.

When a business deal goes sour between Jason and a competitive business associate, April gets caught in the crossfire. After a series of suspicious and ominous incidents threaten the Rowes’ inner circle, Jason’s possessive and protective nature knows no bounds where Ms. Sanders is concerned.

The Rowe’s are powerful and have powerful connections. When a member of the family is wounded, there’s no stopping the force behind them.

“Sure. Kyle, would you like to join us Wednesday night?” I ask, getting back to work. As I bend over to start emptying the box marked ‘kitchen’ I look at him, seeking his answer, and discover that he and Jason are having a silent conversation.

“Sounds good, April. I’ll bring the wine.”

Good manners dictate that I invite Jason, as well. “Jason, would you like to join us? I mean, if you aren’t busy?”

He pushes off the counter and throws his empty beer bottle in the garbage.

“Thank you, but I can’t. Maybe some other time?” He ghosts his hand down my arm, pulling me to him. “I want you all to myself,” he whispers in my ear, lying his stubbled cheek next to mine. A breathless moan gets caught in my throat.

Straightening, he looks around the apartment. “Your place looks great, April. Welcome home.”

“Thanks.”

“Good night everyone.”

“Good night, Jason. Thanks for the pizza and beer,” Emily calls.

“Yeah, Jason. Thanks!” Adam shouts across the room, waving. I notice that Sam doesn’t say a word.

I’m angry at his rudeness and head out the door to apologize for his behavior. Just as Jason turns the corner, I hurry to the top of the stairs, and I say it.

“Jason?”

He stops and stills for a moment before turning, greeting me with a smile.

“Thanks for your help today and the pizza,” I say, pulling on the long strings of my cut-off jean shorts.

He takes the stairs one gradual step at a time to stand directly in front of me. My heart begins to palpitate, and my breathing becomes erratic. I take a step backward when he angles himself above me, forcing me against the wall. Placing his hands on either side of my head, he lowers his face close to mine. I can feel his warm breath on my cheeks, and when his hand cups the back of my neck, goose bumps cover my body. What I didn’t expect is the strange tingle making itself known low in my belly. Lord, if he knew how my body was reacting to his touch right now, I would never hear the end of it.

My hands search for purchase against the wall and my eyes close when he fists my hair. Gently tugging, he forces my head back even further and just when I think he might kiss me, he stops. His lips are so close I feel their heat. I focus on his mouth and wait, but he just stops. As soon as my eyes meet his, his mouth crashes down on mine, and he holds me captive as he consumes me. A whimper escapes my throat when his tongue touches mine. And just like that, he stops. My heart begins to pound in anticipation when he looks at my mouth, leaning toward me again. Eager, I close my eyes and wait for a kiss that never comes.

When I open my eyes, he’s gone. Taking a deep breath, I release a heavy sigh and rest my head against the wall. As I turn to go in, I’m startled to see Kyle leaning against the doorway, watching Jason’s aftermath.

“You’re in trouble now, April.” He laughs and turns to go back inside.

“Wait. What? What do you mean by that?” I shout, chasing him back inside the apartment. 





A.P. Hallmark resides in Reno, Nevada, near her youngest daughter and four grandchildren. A paralegal in real life, she started her love of reading at the young age of fifteen, beginning with her first Harlequin Romance … and Fabio.

Her male characters are strong and possessive, her women are strong and feminine. With two powerful lead characters, her stories are filled with adventure, romance, and sometimes their will to be the last one standing gives her readers a fun ride.

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WORKING WITH IT
The Persimmon Series, Book 3
by Cass Alexander

Genre: New Adult, Romantic Comedy


Morgan Pottinger is counting the days until graduation. Her plans are to leave small town Kentucky and never look back. As she starts her senior year at Persimmon College, she finds herself the object of Nate Stevenson’s affections. Despite her spaz-like tendencies, Nate makes it clear he wants her. Morgan cannot resist the sexy, intelligent guy that keeps her on her toes and ties her up in knots.

There’s just one problem. Morgan needs to break up with her hometown boyfriend before pursuing anything with Nate. A series of catastrophes back home continuously interfere with her attempts to end the relationship. At this rate, she’ll be married to the loser by March and Nate will be just another casualty in the disaster that is her life. Lucky for Morgan, Nate’s much smarter than she is.


I look at my watch. It’s almost midnight. I check my phone for the hundredth time, wondering why Morgan hasn’t texted me.

I assume she’s trying to finish up her essay, but I had hoped she’d at least acknowledge my two texts.

We didn’t have much contact this week, with her being in Planters Grove. It brought about a dimness to my days, not seeing her. I didn’t like it.

She did reach out and let me know that Alex was going to lose his arm. I feel bad for the guy. Not bad enough to let go of Morgan, but I’m not made of stone.

I get the feeling she’s trying to avoid me. I assume, with the removal of his appendage, she was unable to have a frank talk with him about their relationship. And I get it. I won’t push her on it. But I need to figure out how to help her through this process.

I take another sip of beer, only half listening to the conversation taking place in my room. We just finished up some games of Euchre. Now that my mind’s not focusing on cards, it’s obsessing about the little brown-eyed vixen living across the street.

I thought about knocking on her window, but realized she might need space to process. I’ll give her until tomorrow before I seek her out, assuming she still doesn’t return my text.

I pull out my phone to text her once more, to say goodnight, when I hear the familiar lilt of her voice coming from the hallway. It causes the neurons along my brain-gut axis to start going nuts. Will there ever be a time when she doesn’t give me such a primitive reaction?

Morgan appears in the doorway and flashes a big, goofy grin. You don’t have to be a genius to see that she’s been drinking. It’s cute.

“Hey, y’all!” she says to the group. Her usual subtle Southern drawl is especially twangy tonight. I think drinking brings out the Kentuckian in her.

“Hey, Morgan,” Penny responds. Nugget, one of our pledges, waves.

“Everybody out,” I command as I get out of my chair and put my beer on the coffee table.

“What? Why?” Nugget protests.

I glare at him. I’m not angry, I simply want to communicate through intimidation that his little ass needs to vacate my room immediately.

He looks over at Morgan, then back at me and shakes his head. Then he makes a huge mistake.

“Bros before hoes, Stevenson.”

I step towards him, ready to grab him by the shirt and toss him out the damn window. No one will refer to Morgan as a ho in my presence, even as a joke. I hesitate when I hear her snicker.

“Ah, Nugget,” she says, “God wasted a perfectly good asshole when he put teeth in your mouth.”

A fierce swell of laughter overtakes the room, from everyone but Nugget. I can’t help it. That might be the most superior affront I’ve ever heard. In fact, it may have just saved his little ass from a long drop to the ground.




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Cass Alexander is the pen name of a Southern born and bred public school teacher. Her brother, who insists she address him as, The Prince of Darkness, gave her the nom de plume after warning her that her book’s content may scar her sons for life.

She’s a connoisseur of fine humor, hilarious insults, and all things chocolate, preferably dark (like her humor). Oh, and wine. Let’s not forget the wine. Cass also enjoys running. It’s become crucial to her survival, due to her consumption of wine and chocolate.

Cass’s mission in life is to spread the love and the laughter, goodness knows it’s needed. It’s why she wrote The Persimmon Series.

She and her family now reside in the Midwest, where hardly anyone other than Cass says the words, y’all and holler.


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Beltane Lion by Cindy Spencer Pape
Rhodri of Llyan has returned from the Crusades a cursed man. On the way home to Wales, a friend is injured. Rhodri seeks help from Selene, whose gift for healing is uncanny. Selene’s magic can cure wounds, but she isn’t sure she can break the curse or heal Rhodri’s heart?

Operation Man Hunt by Marianne Stephens
Chris Carlisle needs a man and Tony Davis becomes her goal. He learns the hidden reason for her enticing attempts to capture his attention. Both can’t deny the mutual, lusty attraction. Will true love follow?

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Feeling long neglected by her new guardian, Lady Valanna’s resentment quickly turns to attraction when she finally meets the war-wounded Marcus, Marquis of Tendale. Once a British spy who barely survived interrogation at the hands of the enemy, Marcus believes his wounds forever stand in the way of his long-held love for Valanna. Valanna disagrees, emphatically. Will they ever reconcile their differences and find happiness?

Werecat Love by Janice Seagraves
Morgan Brookhaven isn’t expecting romance when she accompanies her friend for a week of skiing, but when she meets Jared all bets are off. Ski instructor Jared Catterick has secrets that he doesn’t mind sharing with a special lady, and he hopes Morgan is the one.

Riviera Rendezvous by Gemma Juliana
Amalie flees when she runs into danger on the cruise ship she calls home, but soon realizes she can’t afford a ticket to fly home. Xandros is more than the shipping agent everybody thinks he is, and he’s had his sights on Amalie for months. So when she suddenly becomes a stranded damsel in distress, he is quick to suggest a solution.

Something Moor by Denyse Bridger 
An unexpected trip to Ireland takes Caragh McCarthy back to her ancestral home, and the past collides with the present when car trouble strands her on the moors of Country Tyrone. When Kelan O’Shea comes to her rescue, a 300 year old injustice might yet be set right, and a promised future can be fulfilled.

I’ll Be Seeing You by Paris Brandon
Jack Howland, part of an elite group of special OSS agents, can’t resist the pull of the moon or widowed USO hostess, Lulu Lane. Separated after a night of passion, their paths cross again after the war, but will Jack’s dangerous secret send her screaming into the night, or back into his arms?
Capri Nights by Cara Marsi

A San Francisco sous chef discovers she might have bitten off more than she can chew when a scrumptious Italian man stirs up a recipe for romance on the delicious Isle of Capri.




Cindy Spencer Pape firmly believes in happily-ever-after and brings that to her writing. Multiple award-winning author of the best-selling Gaslight Chronicles, she has released almost sixty novels and stories, which blend fantasy, adventure, science fiction, suspense, history and romance. She lives in southeast Michigan and when not hard at work writing she can be found restoring her 1870 house, dressing up for steampunk parties and Renaissance fairs, or with her nose buried in a book.
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I’m currently finishing my 21st book, tentatively named Double Love and have four books coming out this year. I think I’m blessed as well as lucky. Do write me with any questions. I love to hear from readers!
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Janice Seagraves grew up with a deep love of science fiction and adventure stories. Always the consummate artist, she traded in her paint brush for a desktop to write breathless life-affirming novels that celebrate enduring love.
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Gemma Juliana loves playing matchmaker to her characters, and takes great joy in creating love stories where two hearts end up beating as one. She has traveled the world, and adds the extra spice of international settings to her stories. Gemma lives with her true love in a cozy Texas cottage along with their teen son and a crafty dog who rules them all. Her muse is nourished with the finest creativity fuels–chocolate and coffee. Gemma loves hearing from readers around the world. Stop by her website to sign up for her newsletter and see what she’s written, what’s coming soon, and to receive special offers.
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As an award-winning, best-selling author, Denysé Bridger writes about a multitude of things, always with a touch of romance, passion, and fantasy. Her heroes tend to be alpha men who are willing to do whatever it takes to win the heroine’s heart and trust, while her heroines are strong,
emotionally courageous women who put their hearts on the line for the men they love. Passionate, honorable characters drive Denysé’s stories, in whatever genre you find them in.
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A member of Romance Writers of America, and published since 2009, Paris Brandon writes contemporary, paranormal, erotic and historical romance, throwing in a little mystery and suspense for good measure. When not dreaming up stories featuring heroes who aren’t intimidated by strong heroines, she loves rummaging around antique stores for vintage clothes and jewelry. She lives in the mid-west with her husband of many years, and is currently enjoying all of the period dramas on Netflix, and wondering where she can find a hat that makes her look as stylish as Miss Phryne Fisher.
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An award-winning and eclectic author, Cara Marsi is published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. She loves a good love story, and believes that everyone deserves a second chance at love. Sexy, sweet, thrilling, or magical, Cara’s stories are first and foremost about the love. Treat yourself today, with a taste of romance. When not traveling or dreaming of traveling, Cara and her husband live on the East Coast of the United States in a house ruled by two spoiled cats who compete for attention.
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Follow Your Cowboy Heart by Janice Seagraves
Max struggles daily to hide his psychic gift with animals. Being a hired hand at a local dairy probably wasn't his best idea, but his mom needs the money he brings in. And there's the dairy owner's sexy daughter he can't stop thinking about. Will he ever have anything other than himself to offer her?

Cowboys Only by Nicole Morgan
After running off an adorable brunette, Terry realizes he may have just run off the very woman he never knew he was looking for.

The Shadows in Our Past by Denyse Bridger
Enroute home to Gold Ridge, Colorado after their honeymoon, David and Hannah Logan are attacked by a pair of bandits who plunge them back into a past they shared, but never truly came to terms with together... It’s been almost a year since the nightmare of violence and assault tore Hannah from David’s side and left him bereft and angry. When she returned to him, determined to rebuild what they’d lost, the light of love had come with her. Now, a new torment threatens to destroy everything, and Hannah’s biggest enemy might just be David himself…

Love, Texas Style by Gemma Juliana
Amy Waterstone must return to the family ranch in Glen Creek, Texas because her father had a serious accident. Then she learns her father compromised the ranch by taking a loan he can’t repay from Chase Storm, the cowboy next door. He’s the one man she never wants to see again. Chase has waited seven years for Amy to come home, and for a chance to redeem himself in her eyes. They’re both older, but are they any wiser?

Bear Country by Michele Zurlo
Tasked with scattering the ashes of her beloved aunt at the source of the Big Bear River high in the mountains, Mallory must swallow her pride and ask Gavin, a laconic, sexy ranch hand, to guide her.

Whiskey’s Sweet Revenge by Krista Ames
A cocky cowboy. A petite woman vet. A beautiful horse. Garrett doesn’t need a woman in his life. Miranda doesn’t like cocky cowboys. When a horse goes missing, will they learn to work together or kill each other in the process?

Pleasuring Pandora by Tina Donahue
This luscious cowboy’s been on her radar for years, but he’s never noticed her. A speeding ticket changes everything, leading to a sultry weekend and no-holds-barred romance—Texas style.




Janice Seagraves grew up with a deep love of science fiction and adventure stories. Always the consummate artist, she traded in her paint brush for a desktop to write breathless life-affirming novels that celebrate enduring love.
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Nicole Morgan is a USA Today and International best-selling author who has written romance in various genres of romance. She is a proud member of Writerspace, a Romance Books ‘4’ Us Gold Author, as well as being a Sweet and Sexy Diva. Additionally, you will find Nicole writing under the names of Taylor Brooks and Nicki Day. 
When she isn't busy writing, Nicole also mentors authors, offers administrative services and is the founder of Romance Collections. Find out more about Nicole and her books by visiting her website, or any of her social networks.
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As an award-winning, best-selling author, Denysé Bridger writes about a multitude of things, always with a touch of romance, passion, and fantasy. Her heroes tend to be alpha men who are willing to do whatever it takes to win the heroine’s heart and trust, while her heroines are strong, 
emotionally courageous women who put their hearts on the line for the men they love. Passionate, honorable characters drive Denysé’s stories, in whatever genre you find them in.
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Gemma Juliana loves playing matchmaker to her characters, and takes great joy in creating love stories where two hearts end up beating as one. She has traveled the world, and adds the extra spice of international settings to her stories. Gemma lives with her true love in a cozy Texas cottage along with their teen son and a crafty dog who rules them all. Her muse is nourished with the finest creativity fuels–chocolate and coffee. Gemma loves hearing from readers around the
world. Stop by her website to sign up for her newsletter and see what she’s written, what’s coming soon, and to receive special offers.
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I’m Michele Zurlo, author of the Doms of the FBI and the SAFE Security series and many other stories. I write contemporary and paranormal, BDSM and mainstream—whatever it takes to give my characters the happy endings they deserve. I’m not half as interesting as my characters. My childhood dreams tended to stretch no further than the next book in my to-be-read pile, and I aspired to be a librarian so I could read all day. I ended up teaching middle school, so that fulfilled part of my dream. Some words of wisdom from an inspiring lady had me tapping out stories on my first laptop, so in the evenings, romantic tales flow from my fingertips. I’m pretty impulsive when it comes to big decisions, especially when it’s something I’ve never done before. Writing is just one in a long line of impulsive decisions that turned out to showcase my great instincts. 
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Krista Ames was born and raised in Indiana. She now resides in Northern Michigan with the love of her life and their 4 children. 
She is a full time stay-at-home mom and pursues her writing career when she's not chasing kids, cooking or doing laundry.
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Tina Donahue is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. She's won Readers' Choice Awards, RWA awards - Holt Medallion and NEC, and won a Book of the Year award. She’s featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.
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DREAMING AT SEASIDE
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 2
by Addison Cole

Genre: Sweet with Heat Standalone Romance

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends!

Dreaming at Seaside is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Dreams. The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.




In DREAMING at SEASIDE...
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She's quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella's prank takes a bad turn and a handsome police officer appears on the scene.

Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he's found the one thing he'd never allowed himself to hope for--or even realized he was missing.

After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella's powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden's loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son--even Bella?

“Bella? Are you here for the summer, or do you live here?”

She stacked the chocolate on top of a graham cracker, added the warm marshmallow, and then topped it off with another graham cracker. She stared at it for a minute before cocking her head in his direction and answering.

“I’m here until the s’mores run out.”

Then let me run to the store for more marshmallows.

She took a bite of the gooey treat and licked a streak of chocolate from her lower lip. She had a dab of marshmallow on her cheek, and once again, it felt natural to reach over and wipe it clean with his finger.

Bella narrowed her eyes. Oops. There was that invisible boundary again. Maybe she wasn’t into him after all.

“I was saving that for later,” she said. With her back to Evan, who was preoccupied with his own dessert, she grabbed his hand and brought it to her mouth. His pulse quickened with the expectation of a sensually evocative suck. With wide, amused eyes, she turned his finger sideways and nibbled the sticky marshmallow off like it was corn on the cob.

“I’ll teach you not to steal my sugar. Open up.” She shoved the s’more toward his mouth.

“No, that’s okay.” He leaned out of reach to tease her.

“Come on. No one can resist s’mores.” She leaned in closer, holding the s’more to his lips. Her knee pressed against his thigh. “You know you want it.”

Yeah, I do. He took a bite of the sweet, sticky treat. Heat flashed in Bella’s eyes as she dragged her finger along the edge of his lower lip and held it up to show him the smear of chocolate before she slowly, seductively, sucked her finger clean.

Holy. Moly.

Beautiful, smart, and sexier than any woman he’d ever met. Bella piqued curiosities and desires that had been slumbering for way too long.




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(Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 1)

Dreaming at Seaside is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Dreams. The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

In DREAMING at SEASIDE...
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She's quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella's prank takes a bad turn and a handsome police officer appears on the scene.

Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he's found the one thing he'd never allowed himself to hope for--or even realized he was missing.

After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella's powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden's loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son--even Bella?


(Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 3)
July 19, 2017

Hearts at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Hearts. The stories and characters remain the same and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

In HEARTS at SEASIDE…

Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident—except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter—and is ready to explore other men.

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so sexy and painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.

When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s unable to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux—the most alpha male she’s ever seen—or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?

(Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 4)August 23, 2017

Sunsets at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Sunsets. The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

In SUNSETS at SEASIDE…
Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she escapes the prim and proper symphony to vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to determine if she is living life to the fullest or missing it altogether.

For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother—and falling in love is not in his plans.

From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sweet, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie’s business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the brown-haired beauty is too distracting for Jamie. To make matters worse, it appears that Jessica might not be who she says she is, turning Jamie’s life—and his heart—upside down. In a world where personal information is always one click away, Jamie must decide if he should trust his heart or watch the woman he loves walk away.



(Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers Book 1)

Seaside Summers is a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series.

IN SEASIDE DREAMS... Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She's quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella's prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer appears on the scene.

Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he's found the one thing he'd never allowed himself to hope for--or even realized he was missing.

After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella's powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden's loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son--even Bella?



SIGN UP for ADDISON'S Sweet with Heat newsletter. Fun, flirty romance with a dash of heat.

Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.


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DREAMING AT SEASIDE
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 2
by Addison Cole

Genre: Sweet with Heat Standalone Romance

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends!

Dreaming at Seaside is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Dreams. The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.




In DREAMING at SEASIDE...
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She's quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella's prank takes a bad turn and a handsome police officer appears on the scene.

Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he's found the one thing he'd never allowed himself to hope for--or even realized he was missing.

After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella's powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden's loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son--even Bella?

“Bella? Are you here for the summer, or do you live here?”

She stacked the chocolate on top of a graham cracker, added the warm marshmallow, and then topped it off with another graham cracker. She stared at it for a minute before cocking her head in his direction and answering.

“I’m here until the s’mores run out.”

Then let me run to the store for more marshmallows.

She took a bite of the gooey treat and licked a streak of chocolate from her lower lip. She had a dab of marshmallow on her cheek, and once again, it felt natural to reach over and wipe it clean with his finger.

Bella narrowed her eyes. Oops. There was that invisible boundary again. Maybe she wasn’t into him after all.

“I was saving that for later,” she said. With her back to Evan, who was preoccupied with his own dessert, she grabbed his hand and brought it to her mouth. His pulse quickened with the expectation of a sensually evocative suck. With wide, amused eyes, she turned his finger sideways and nibbled the sticky marshmallow off like it was corn on the cob.

“I’ll teach you not to steal my sugar. Open up.” She shoved the s’more toward his mouth.

“No, that’s okay.” He leaned out of reach to tease her.

“Come on. No one can resist s’mores.” She leaned in closer, holding the s’more to his lips. Her knee pressed against his thigh. “You know you want it.”

Yeah, I do. He took a bite of the sweet, sticky treat. Heat flashed in Bella’s eyes as she dragged her finger along the edge of his lower lip and held it up to show him the smear of chocolate before she slowly, seductively, sucked her finger clean.

Holy. Moly.

Beautiful, smart, and sexier than any woman he’d ever met. Bella piqued curiosities and desires that had been slumbering for way too long.




B&NiTunesKoboGPlay



(Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 1)

Dreaming at Seaside is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Dreams. The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

In DREAMING at SEASIDE...
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She's quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella's prank takes a bad turn and a handsome police officer appears on the scene.

Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he's found the one thing he'd never allowed himself to hope for--or even realized he was missing.

After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella's powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden's loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son--even Bella?


(Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 3)
July 19, 2017

Hearts at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Hearts. The stories and characters remain the same and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

In HEARTS at SEASIDE…

Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident—except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter—and is ready to explore other men.

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so sexy and painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.

When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s unable to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux—the most alpha male she’s ever seen—or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?

(Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 4)August 23, 2017

Sunsets at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Sunsets. The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

In SUNSETS at SEASIDE…
Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she escapes the prim and proper symphony to vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to determine if she is living life to the fullest or missing it altogether.

For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother—and falling in love is not in his plans.

From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sweet, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie’s business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the brown-haired beauty is too distracting for Jamie. To make matters worse, it appears that Jessica might not be who she says she is, turning Jamie’s life—and his heart—upside down. In a world where personal information is always one click away, Jamie must decide if he should trust his heart or watch the woman he loves walk away.



(Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers Book 1)

Seaside Summers is a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series.

IN SEASIDE DREAMS... Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She's quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella's prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer appears on the scene.

Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he's found the one thing he'd never allowed himself to hope for--or even realized he was missing.

After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella's powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden's loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son--even Bella?



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THE RANCHER AND THE CITY GIRL
Tempting the Rancher, book 1
by Joya Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Rancher and single father Reed Montgomery is a master at French braiding and princess tea parties. He’s also the most eligible bachelor in Cheyenne, Wyoming. So when he stumbles upon a flashy, sexy city girl, he knows two things: 1) she’s a walking disaster, and 2) he needs to stay far, far away.

But she needs him more than he wants to admit…

Charlotte Gram knows what it’s like not to be wanted. She’s in Cheyenne for the summer to help her grandmother heal after surgery, but the farmhouse “chores” are proving much harder than she thought. If her day couldn’t get any worse, the sexiest man she’s ever seen strolls up to save the day...
...and he definitely doesn’t seem happy about it.



“You are the worst car in this hellhole town and I swear—to—God…” Charlotte Gram kicked the driver-side tire of her rental car with her favorite stiletto. The dry summer air blew hot against her skin, and a small film of dust settled on her neck.

Gross.

Was dust a thing out here?

She was used to the Los Angeles smog and clutters of asshole people. She’d never thought she’d step foot in Wyoming. Ever. But this was the prairie state her grandmother had chosen to retire in, so that’s where Charlotte needed to be.

Wilma Gram had moved to Cheyenne five years ago when she’d inherited her family farm. Something about a great-uncle who had died and left it to her. Apparently Grammy took really well to the country life, because even at seventy-plus years old, she was thriving. Up until this summer, at least. She’d needed ankle surgery that would leave her in a cast.

With Charlotte the only one left who stayed in touch with Grammy, it was up to her to see the older woman through her recovery. Which meant several weeks of summer in this tiny town, working remotely from the house, and attempting to help Grammy run the farm and all the chores that went with it.

Not Charlotte’s specialty.

Still, a simple enough plan.

She could continue building websites, earn a living, and get back to her life in L.A. in no time. Besides, it wasn’t like her grandma had a massive farm operation…she didn’t think. Charlotte hadn’t gotten out to visit the great state of Wyoming since Grammy had settled in. Between building her career and surviving a string of bad relationships, Charlotte was happy just keeping her head above water and being the forever bachelorette.

Every time she got past date number three, she started to feel like the man she was with never wanted her in the first place. And it wasn’t just romantic relationships, either. Charlotte never seemed to fit anywhere or in anyone’s ideals. She wasn’t successful enough—yet—to be “accomplished,” and wasn’t creative enough to be “small-business hipster woman.” She was also too blunt to be ladylike, and too prudish to be a vixen. It wasn’t like she could help it. Her mother had done a shit job raising her, and her father bailed when she was young. She sure as hell hadn’t been able to count on anyone.

Basically, she’d spent her life in a constant state of unclassified and unwanted.

Commitment wasn’t something she was interested in chasing. Ever. Doing so would mean trusting someone to want her completely, preferably long term, which wasn’t likely. No, better to stick to her rules of no strings, no commitment, no family. Grammy was the only exception. No way would she have her own kids, no matter how many busybody women in Spin class told her that her eggs would dry up soon. She was only thirty, for Christ’s sake.

So yeah. She worked alone, lived alone…

…and would probably die alone.

It was kind of depressing, actually.

Charlotte blew a lock of dark hair out of her face and glanced around. The town was cute, at least. Downtown Cheyenne was basically sandwiched between an old-looking bank made of all brick and an antiques shop. There weren’t many people milling about, let alone the floods of people she was used to.

Everything felt still. Calm.

Claustrophobic.

She shuddered. “I bet this place doesn’t even have triple-A,” she said, eyeing her newest enemy, the rental car she knew nothing about that was making a pained, gasping sound. A soft rise of smoke billowed out from under the hood. Charlotte frowned. Day one and she couldn’t even get through this hillbilly town.

She kicked it again, letting another round of curses fly. She just needed this piece of crap rental to get to her grandma’s. It couldn’t be too much farther, could it? “Piece of shhii—”

“Excuse me, ma’am?” a husky voice rumbled behind her.

Charlotte stalled midkick and looked up to see a very tall, very strong, very cowboy man staring at her.

“It—shit—I mean, yes?” Her skin went hot, even though Mr. Cowboy was shadowing her in his capable frame. Could she possibly sound more like an idiot who didn’t know how to speak?

“I wonder if I could assist you?” he asked, pinching the tip of his Stetson and keeping those crystal blue eyes locked on her.

Mr. Cowboy was wearing a crisp white T-shirt that clung to chiseled abs and a broad, solid chest. The bits of dirty blond hair sticking out from under his hat matched the several-day-old stubble on his face.

She didn’t know if it was the jet lag or the altitude that made it difficult to swallow.

She looked down, her gaze devouring him like a life-size Snickers bar, repeating the mantra in her head when she hit his narrow hips…

Hungry? Why wait?

“Ma’am?” he asked again.

She snapped out of her ogling and grimaced when she realized her own mind and body had betrayed her. Sure, it had been a while since she’d had sex last, but she needed to get a grip. Wasn’t like she’d never seen a cowboy before. Because she had…in the movies.

“I apologize,” she said, harnessing all her assertive grace. “I’m a hot mess because of this car and I’m—”

“A city girl,” he finished for her with a smile, then effortlessly rounded the car and popped open the hood.

“You say ‘city girl’ like it’s a bad thing,” she responded.

That smile stayed on his face as he shook his head and looked over the engine.

“Not a bad thing. Cities can be fun. Lots of flash.” He glanced her way, only his eyes started at her feet and slowly slid up her legs. Her skirt felt tight against her thighs, her button-up top suddenly constricting. Or maybe Mr. Cowboy’s eyes were making her flush.
“Nothing flashy around here, it seems,” she said, breaking his gaze on her.

“That’s not true. This place puts on a hell of a rodeo show every summer.”

She laughed.

He blinked.

Oh, he was serious?

“That sounds like…something,” she said, trying to polite, but the way Mr. Cowboy bent over the engine and messed with God-knew-what under the hood made his tan arms flex and that shirt of his pull tight over his shoulders. Well-defined shoulders. Shoulders that could handle fingernail scratches…

She shook her head again and reasoned that she was hungry and just needed an actual Snickers bar. That was it.

“Looks like you’re overheating,” he said, and stood to face her.

Her eyes shot wide and she smoothed her hands down her skirt. “I’m perfectly fine,” she defended.  
He chuckled. “Nah, I mean your car. You’re low on coolant. I have some in my truck.” With that, he walked about fifty feet up the street to a massive truck and grabbed something out of the back. She thought she’d appreciated the front view of him? The back was even better. And those jeans? She didn’t know who designed Wranglers, but she was going to write that genius a letter because damn, they showcased Mr. Cowboy’s ass to perfection.

Maybe she could enjoy the sights of Wyoming just a little. She was set to be farm-locked for the summer. Maybe she had time to take advantage of the town before all the work and caretaking started?

Cowboy walked back to her with a jug of what she assumed was coolant in his hand and went back under the hood.

“Tough way for a lady to meet Cheyenne,” Cowboy said, focusing on the pouring he was doing.

“I must admit, this first experience could skew my judgment of Cheyenne from here on out.”

“Aw well, I hope you can leave with only a positive view of things,” he said, standing and brushing off his hands.

Positive view, indeed.

“Start her up and see if that helped,” he instructed.

She got in the car, and with the driver-side door open, he stood at the hood and she yelled, “Okay, going to start it up now…”

She did.

It did.

“You’re amazing,” she let slip out before she could think better of it. When she got out, she caught him smiling.

“No ma’am, just helping a woman in need.”

Speaking of a woman in need… 

“I’d love to buy you a drink to repay you,” she said.

“No, ma’am,” he said quickly, and her internal balloon deflated. But he leaned against the car and grinned. “I’d love to buy you a drink and show you a kinder side of Cheyenne. No repayment necessary.”

Her entire chest lit up with happy sparks, and she tried not to dance like a tween goof at the thought of a date with Cowboy. Apparently she had a thing for country boys, because she hadn’t been this attracted to a guy in a long time.

“When?” she asked.

He smiled and tilted his chin toward the bar on the corner, just a block down from where they stood. “The Cadillac Bar right there has live music tonight. You free around eight?”

“I’ll meet you there,” she said.

He pinched the brim of his hat again. “Pleasure meeting you…?”

“Charlotte,” she said.

“Tripp.”

Of course his name was Tripp. A man like him would never be a Blain or an Andrew. No, he was Tripp. Rustic, a little dirty, and all kinds of perfectly wrong for her. But perfectly right for a minimalist situation. She didn’t have to worry about long term or her heart with this man; she had to worry about her panties.

She had a sneaking suspicion they wouldn’t survive.




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          RELEASE TOUR FOR THE CHAUFFEUR   




THE CHAUFFEUR
by A.P. Hallmark

Genre: Romance


April Sanders is beautiful and educated. She’s also a chauffeur. Her elite client list is quite extensive, and Jason Rowe is one of them.

From the moment he lays eyes on her, he tries to gain her attention, but unlike the other women he’s encountered, she isn’t impressed. Imagine his surprise when he learns she’s been hired to drive exclusively for the family.

Remaining the dedicated professional, April rejects Jason’s advances. That is until she receives the approval of the family matriarch. Her life will never be the same.

When a business deal goes sour between Jason and a competitive business associate, April gets caught in the crossfire. After a series of suspicious and ominous incidents threaten the Rowes’ inner circle, Jason’s possessive and protective nature knows no bounds where Ms. Sanders is concerned.

The Rowe’s are powerful and have powerful connections. When a member of the family is wounded, there’s no stopping the force behind them.



“Listen, Kyle, she’s beautiful, okay? But there can’t be anything between us. She’s an employee, and we come from different worlds.”

“You’re right. You come from the silver spoon variety. April comes from the salt of the earth kind that uses her college degree for the betterment of society by teaching underprivileged children and adults at the center three weekends a month, and after work, if she has the spare time.”

“What? What did you say?”

“For some reason, she likes to drive snobs around and be treated like pond scum, like the guy she was working for before she came to us.”

“What do you mean? Did he treat her badly?”

“Emily says that guy felt her up any chance he got until Sam threatened him,” he explains, leaning against the workbench. “But that didn’t last very long, and he was back at it about two weeks later.”

Again with this, Sam!” I say to myself.

“According to Emily, he’s a total Adonis.” I stop pacing long enough to see him use the air quotes.
“What’s so funny now?”

“You should hear what she calls you.” He bends over in a full belly-laugh, and now I’m really pissed.

“What?” I ask, rolling my eyes, taking his bait. “What does she call me?”

“Oh, no. Emily swore me to secrecy. But I will tell you it was given to you the day she took you and Kate to the airport.” His hand smacks the counter before he bends over in laughter again.

“You better fucking tell me, Kyle.”

“I gotta go. I promised Emily a phone call tonight.”

He starts to leave but stops at the door, turns to me and bursts out laughing again.

The day she took me to the airport? What could it be? I was a perfect gentleman. While I’m racking my brain, trying to figure out what it could be, I hear a ruckus from the backyard. Someone is shouting outside.

Spending a few minutes in the quiet garage, I head out toward the pool and see Kyle hanging out over his balcony. He’s wearing one of Nicole’s wigs, and I can’t help but laugh at how ridiculous he looks.

Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

What’s he doing quoting Shakespeare?

What's in a name? That which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet.

“What the fuck are you doing, Kyle?”

Oh, Romeo, Romeo,” he says again before he goes into the house—laughing, of course.

I shake my head at his antics, and then it hits me like a load of bricks.

“Romeo? She calls me Romeo?”

I run up the stairs with the sole purpose of clobbering my brother when I pass my giggling mother on the landing.

“This is going to be fun,” she says.

I stop in my tracks and turn toward her. “What did you just say, Mother?”

She shuts her bedroom door behind her, and I hear her laughter as well as Kyle’s. I barge into his room, where he’s literally rolling on the floor laughing his ass off.

Mom, Romeo hit me!” 






A.P. Hallmark resides in Reno, Nevada, near her youngest daughter and four grandchildren. A paralegal in real life, she started her love of reading at the young age of fifteen, beginning with her first Harlequin Romance … and Fabio.

Her male characters are strong and possessive, her women are strong and feminine. With two powerful lead characters, her stories are filled with adventure, romance, and sometimes their will to be the last one standing gives her readers a fun ride.

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WORKING WITH IT
The Persimmon Series, Book 3
by Cass Alexander

Genre: New Adult, Romantic Comedy


Morgan Pottinger is counting the days until graduation. Her plans are to leave small town Kentucky and never look back. As she starts her senior year at Persimmon College, she finds herself the object of Nate Stevenson’s affections. Despite her spaz-like tendencies, Nate makes it clear he wants her. Morgan cannot resist the sexy, intelligent guy that keeps her on her toes and ties her up in knots.

There’s just one problem. Morgan needs to break up with her hometown boyfriend before pursuing anything with Nate. A series of catastrophes back home continuously interfere with her attempts to end the relationship. At this rate, she’ll be married to the loser by March and Nate will be just another casualty in the disaster that is her life. Lucky for Morgan, Nate’s much smarter than she is.


“Whiskey? Damnit, Nate. I thought you were smart. That was bourbon. There is a difference. If you want to be friends with anyone from the state of Kentucky, it’s kind of an unwritten law that you know this.”

“Then I’d better figure it out if I want to be your friend?”

She has no idea how friendly I want to be. She’s lucky I haven’t tackled her to the ground yet.

“Yep.”

“What if I don’t want to be your friend?”

“Then, by all means, keep screwing this up,” she laughs.

When she notices that I’m not laughing with her, her face blanks.

Morgan clears her throat. “Not funny?” she asks.

I shake my head no. For the first time, there’s an awkward silence between us.

“You don’t want to be my friend?” Her voice is small. I need to be careful that I don’t push her too far.

I shake my head again and she grimaces.

“Oh. Wow. Well, then maybe I shouldn’t be here,” she stands up and takes a step towards the door. I think I hurt her feelings, which wasn’t my intention.

“I broke up with Taylor,” I announce to her back. Morgan freezes in place.

I stand up and move close. I’m only inches from her when I say, “It wasn’t fair to her, so I ended it.”

Morgan exhales and her head tilts forward.

“What wasn’t fair, Nate?”

“Turn around and I’ll tell you.”

She hesitates and my instinct is to grab her and force her to look at me. But that’s not how I envisioned this, so I force myself to be patient.

Slowly, she turns. Her eyes are still on the floor. Is she afraid of what she’ll see when she looks at me?

I wait her out. A few seconds go by, but it feels like minutes. Finally, she raises her head and meets my gaze. I had intended to talk it out with her, but the look in her eyes is more than I could have hoped for.

The jolt of lust and emotion I feel when she looks at me, with such longing, is my undoing. I do what I’ve wanted to do since she flashed me in the Harrelson Building.

I grab Morgan and pull her flush with my body while at the same time backing her up against the wall. Every cell in my body is awake. Because of her.

I’m not gentle. A primal instinct inside me wants to own this girl. And I will. The second our lips touch, I know I’ll never be the same.



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Cass Alexander is the pen name of a Southern born and bred public school teacher. Her brother, who insists she address him as, The Prince of Darkness, gave her the nom de plume after warning her that her book’s content may scar her sons for life.

She’s a connoisseur of fine humor, hilarious insults, and all things chocolate, preferably dark (like her humor). Oh, and wine. Let’s not forget the wine. Cass also enjoys running. It’s become crucial to her survival, due to her consumption of wine and chocolate.

Cass’s mission in life is to spread the love and the laughter, goodness knows it’s needed. It’s why she wrote The Persimmon Series.

She and her family now reside in the Midwest, where hardly anyone other than Cass says the words, y’all and holler.


          PROMO TOUR FOR REBELS, ROGUES, AND ROMANTICS   


REBELS, ROGUES, AND ROMANTICS

Genre: Historical Fiction


He’s too much a REBEL! I could never love anyone as inconsiderate and rash or coarse.

Such a ROGUE. I can’t abide someone who can’t or won’t follow the rules or obey the law of the land.

His smile, his soft voice, those gentle words… He’s so ROMANTIC. How could I ever resist? Who cares if he’s a rebel or a rogue?

REBELS, ROGUES, AND ROMANTICS Throughout history, women have been susceptible to their charms. Share the adventures of a few of the more memorable ones in this collection of historical tales written by award winning authors:

Dani Haviland, USA Today Bestselling author. The Cherokee call him Dances Naked. Can this crazy white man help his new friends with their dilemma of near starvation and what to do with the two white women who want to join their tribe? A time travel novel.

Taylor Lee, USA Today Bestselling author. Aces Wild. They call him Angel, but every woman he meets sees the devil in his eyes. Angel’s Avengers Book 1. A sizzling historical romantic suspense novel.

Katy Walters, USA Today Bestselling author. Return to Rhonan. Inspired by the Land Clearances in Scotland, this supernatural story of love, passion, hauntings, terror and retribution will have you gripping your Kindle. First book in The Lords of Rhonan Regency romance suspense series.

Michele Hauf, USA Today Bestselling author. Tame Me Not. Headstrong, free, and untamed. Can she win the musketeer’s heart? Book 1 in The Saint-Sylvestres historical romance set.

Suzanne Jenkins, award-winning author, The Liberation of Ravenna Morton. Ravenna would rather not have to deal with secrets from her lifelong affair with Mike, but granddaughter Esme has different ideas as she digs to uncover the tragedies of Ravenna Morton’s youth. A Native American historical romance based in Michigan.






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Dani Haviland recently semi-retired from selling tractors, tools, and roses in Alaska to pursue her passions of writing, gardening, and photography in the temperate climate (and flowers) of western Oregon.

USA Today Best Selling author Taylor Lee has written more than forty Suspenseful Mystery Thrillers – with a heavy dose of Sexy to Sizzling HOT Romance. Taylor says “My characters are dangerous men and women in dangerous times. Love, passion and ridding the world of evil? What’s not to like?

USA Today Best-Selling author, Katy Walters e.books, and paperbacks are purchased and read in their thousands on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Katy lives in the midst of Regency towns on the South Coast of England. Her main interests are historical; contemporary suspense romance, and time travel. She is equally drawn to the paranormal based on mythology and the Dark Ages. 
After studying at various universities Katy was awarded a B.A Hons (psych) B.A.(Soc.) B.A. Eng Lit & Creative Writing and an M.A. She was also awarded a Doctor of Science (Hon) for research into pain control.

Award-winning author, Michele Hauf has written over 80 novels and novellas in historical, fantasy, paranormal and romantic suspense.

Suzanne Jenkins Bio Suzanne writes page-turning contemporary romance, mystery, and women's fiction with passionately gripping characters that stay with readers long after they turn the last page. The Detroit Detective Stories, beginning with The Greeks of Beaubien Street are a reflection of American fantasy with historical reality. Pam of Babylon books consistently rank in the Top 100 Best Sellers in American Drama with over 500,000 downloads. A retired operating room nurse, Jenkins lives in Southern California.

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          Google Photos is making sharing pictures with friends even easier   
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On Wednesday, Google announced several updates to the Photos app that will make sharing selfies, your trip to Machu Picchu, and that ridiculous sign you saw on the way to work even easier.

SEE ALSO: How to post Google Photos' awesome animations to Instagram

These features were first announced at Google's I/O conference in May. Now we have even more information about the updates. A new feature called “suggested sharing,“ for instance, uses machine learning to automatically suggest who to share photos with based on your habits. 

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The app will also proactively search for photos to share by recognizing events like weddings and pre-selecting images and people. That means less endless scrolling for what to share, or who to share with. You can share directly in the app or via email or phone. Read more...

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          These aren't stuffed animals, they're chiffon cakes   
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The master behind these light and fluffy chiffon cakes is Susanne Ng. It began from baking cakes for her kids' playdates. Ng has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and makes all her cake from scratch. She visualizes each part of the cake as she spoons in her ingredients. Her epic creations take a day to make.  Read more...

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          Hottie of the Day: Constance Nunes   
Hottie of the Day: Constance Nunes Constance Nunes is an up-and-coming model from Portugal. These days, she lives in Los Angeles and says she's obsessed with muscle cars, driving fast and wearing daisy dukes. Oh, and she gets nude quite often. Sounds like our type of girl.

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          Starlet of the Day: Lindsay Brewer   
Starlet of the Day: Lindsay Brewer Lindsay Brewer is not your average college student. While this blue-eyed blonde bombshell might be your typical chai latte-drinking, musical festival-going beach bunny at times, she’s also an adrenaline junkie whose passion for race car driving led her to seek a car sponsorship last year by posting an appeal on her popular Instagram account.

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          Zunge im Hals: Physio rettet Paderborner    

Christian Bickel vom Drittligisten SC Paderborn hat am Samstag Glück im Unglück gehabt. Dem 26 Jahre alten Mittelfeldspieler war beim 1:2 der Zweitligaabsteigers gegen die SG Sonnenhof-Großaspach in der 73. Spielminute nach einem Zusammenprall mit Gäste-Verteidiger Jeremias Lorch beim Aufprall die Zunge in den Hals gerutscht.

Paderborns Physiotherapeut Jörg Liebeck erkannte als Erster den Ernst der Lage und beförderte die Zunge aus dem Hals. Bickel wurde anschließend mit einer Trage vom Spielfeld und dann auf schnellstem Wege in ein Krankenhaus gebracht. 

Schiedsrichter lässt Helfer warten

"Eine lebensbedrohliche Situation. Das hätte auch einen anderen Ausgang nehmen können", zitierte die Bild am Sonntag SCP-Mannschaftsarzt Matthias Porsch.

Bickel selbst gab am Sonntag Entwarnung. "Mir geht es zum Glück schon wieder viel besser. Vielen Dank an die Mannschaft und die Helfer und vor allem aber an Jockel", schrieb Bickel bei Instagram.

Schiedsrichter Robert Kempter hatte zunächst keine Helfer auf das Feld gelassen, unterbrach erst nach heftigen Reklamationen der Akteure die Partie und ließ die Rettungskräfte ihre Arbeit verrichten.

Beim Abtransport in die Klinik war Bickel wieder bei Bewusstsein, er soll sich auf dem Weg der Besserung befinden.


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          Shakira, esa ex novia que va dejando huella   

Shakira

Que no se nos enfade Gerard Piqué por esta tontería, que lo que tiene es que estar contento y orgulloso de que su mujer vaya dejando un buen recuerdo entre sus ex parejas, aunque esto nos suene un poco a oportunismo, no sé. El caso es que Osvaldo Ríos Alonso, ex novio de Shakira de antes de Antonio De La Rúa (que ya llovió), se ha acordado de la cantante y lo ha publicado en su Instagram.

Osvaldo Ríos Alonso es un actor de telenovelas, modelo y cantante puertorriqueño que ya tiene sus años, y que ahora de repente parece que le ha dado por recordar a Shakira, que fue su novia durante algunos meses hace muuuucho tiempo. ¿Se habrá topado con el momento en vídeo por casualidad?

Para los que todavía no habéis visto la noticia, os dejo el vídeo que ha subido a redes porque no tiene desperdicio alguno. Shakira de morena, que no sé si la veo mejor y todo con este color de pelo, él, que por aquel entonces era un jovenzuelo atractivo, y esas miradas entre vergonzosas y cariñosas que se mandan...

"Lindos recuerdos", dice, imaginamos que se llevan muy bien. Y, por supuesto, a él le ha venido estupendo para conseguir visibilidad en redes sociales, porque las fotitos que sube el Osvaldo tienen tela marinera, poproseros.

���"A veces, solo hay que dejar que la naturaleza te abrace"���

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Y ojo que nos cuentan en Europa FM que de su amor nació 'Moscas en la casa', que Shakira es muy de dedicar canciones a sus novios. Para Antonio De La Rúa fueron 'Día de Enero' y 'Suerte' y para Piqué ya sabemos, el 'Me enamoré'.

Vía | Instagram Osvaldo Ríos
En Poprosa | Vaya tela el momento Piqué en el videoclip de Shakira
En Poprosa | Qué romántica se nos ha puesto Shakira con el 'me enamoré'


          Keith Urban y Nicole Kidman celebran su aniversario siendo de lo más adorables    

Nicole y Keith

Dicen que cuando llevas ya unos años en pareja, y más aún si te casas, como que la pasión va dejando poco a poco sitio a otros sentimientos más duraderos. Respeto, cariño, comprensión... Pero está claro que las cosas cambian, aunque no siempre sea para bien. Eso es algo que no les ha pasado a Keith Urban y Nicole Kidman. Y mira que fueron una de las parejas más atípicas que podíamos imaginar cuando empezaron a salir. Pero once años después, estos dos van viento en popa a toda vela.

Nicole y Keith acaban de celebrar su undécimo aniversario de bodas. Y es que aunque ha habido épocas en las que han arreciado los rumores de separación, lo cierto es que esta pareja ha conseguido superar todos los contratiempos, tener dos peques preciosas y mantenerse a flote en un mundo donde los divorcios millonarios están a la orden del día.

Y para celebrar su aniversario, Keith ha subido estas bonitas fotos a Instagram. La verdad es que Nicole está guapísima. Parece algo menos recauchutada en hace algunos meses y se los ve de lo más felices.

Happy Anniversary Babygirl Eleven years and you still feel like my girlfriend!!! - KU

Una publicación compartida de Keith Urban (@keithurban) el

¡¡Feliz aniversario cariño!! Once años casados y todavía siento que eres como mi chica.

Nicole no se ha querido quedar atrás y para celebrar también su aniversario, ayer mismo subió su propia foto. Ella ha preferido recordar el día de su boda, en el que iba guapísima con un vestido de lo más sencillo.

11 años de amor por los que doy gracias a Dios cada día. Te quiero cada vez más, Keith Lionel. Feliz aniversario.

Aunque parece una pareja bastante privada, lo cierto es que el Instagram de Keith está lleno de instantáneas donde podemos verlos juntos disfrutando de un partido, en el previo a un sarao o simplemente pasando tiempo juntos. Además, nos muestra una faceta de Nicole Kidman de lo más cercana, algo que no ha sido su fuerte precisamente.

Love is in the air!

Vía | Aceshowbiz
Fotos | Instagram de Keith Urban
En Poprosa | Impresionada con las 6 portadas de W Magazine de su "The Movie Issue"
En Poprosa | Os sangrarán los ojos con los modelitos de los Academy Country Music Awards 2016


          Empieza Glastonbury 2017. Empieza el desfile de celebrities   

Katy

Es que llega el verano y empiezan los festivales (y las fiestas populares pero a esas no van tantos famosos) y nosotros nos ponemos a trabajar porque nos encanta cotillear en conciertos y asistentes varios. La joya de la corona festivalera británica se celebra en la Worthy Farm, en Somerset. Sí queridos, empezó Glastonbury 2017. Empezó el desfile de celebrities.

Están las que van a trabajar


Went balls deep for @Glastofest yesterday 😜

Una publicación compartida de KATY PERRY (@katyperry) el

Como Katy Perry, que últimamente nos tiene más que sorprendidos con los vestuarios que saca, que no sé porqué me da que salen de mismo diseñador que los de Miley Cyrus, pero con más tela.


Eso sí, ha sido tan maja que nos ha dejado hasta un vídeo en su instagram de una de las actuaciones.


Brad surprised #Glastonbury today!😍🎶 🎤 #BradleyCooper

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Por allí también estuvo Bradley Cooper, guitarra en mano y melenas al viento. Eso sí, en un principio ni rastro de Irina Shayk, que se ve que se quedó en casa con el nene.

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Y si os sorprende que en el escenario apareciera Bradley Cooper, pues también sacó la guitarra y agarró el micrófono Johnny Depp, que tiene su habitual aspecto decadente y poco aseado.

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Por supuesto lo de las leyes del tabaco, disimular delante de fans y no fumar con él no va, sentado en el escenario con su purito.

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Y al escenario también se subió Jeremy Corbyn, el líder del partido laborista que salió de la mano del organizador del festival.

Y están las que van a lucirse y de parranda


@hunterboots 🦏🦏🦏

Una publicación compartida de Alexa (@alexachung) el

De las que van a lucirse, e incluso a mancharse poco está Alexa Chung, que va con las botas que hizo famoso el festival y ya si eso se pone intensa al lado de un elefante de papel mache.


Cuz I'm stuck in a city but I belong in a field. @alexachungstagram jumperrrrrr

Una publicación compartida de Alexa (@alexachung) el

Que además tampoco es que esté haciendo tanto frío en Inglaterra, y si no hacen falta las botas de goma, lo mismo el jersey de lana del Pirineo tampoco.


I wish I knew how to quit you, Glastonbury. Nice one @hunterboots

Una publicación compartida de Alexa (@alexachung) el

El postrero vestida de vaquera, y anunciando de nuevo las incómodas botas casi no vamos a hablar...


With the @kuruptfm fam! @chabuddyg @seapa220 @stevestamp @hunterboots #glastonbury

Una publicación compartida de Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) el

Por supuesto, sarao tal no se lo podía perder Cara Delevingne, que ella no se pierde una fiesta ni de broma. Aquí está de pandilla feliz. Por cierto, qué casualidad que también nombra las botas.


Round 2 @hunterboots 😎💥🌈

Una publicación compartida de @margotrobbie el

Esos pelos de colores y de nuevo las botas de goma, aunque no les está cayendo ni gota de agua, son de Margot Robbie, que está con la superpandi de Cara Delevingne.


Glasto gals... I'm the one in the yellow #FurFreeFur! x Stella

Una publicación compartida de Stella McCartney (@stellamccartney) el

Otra que está de incógnito, pero está, es Stella McCartney, debajo de ese pelucón amarillo que suponemos que se sacaría enseguida o le daría un perrenque... si es que esta es otra que parece modosita pero se apunta a un bombardeo.


Thank you @wrangler_europe for an amazing weekend! #wranglerisback #summerofwrangler #70yearsofwarngler

Una publicación compartida de bb (@brooklynbeckham) el

Por supuesto estuvo también Brooklyn Beckham y mira, anunciaría otra cosa, pero las endemoniadas botas no. Además sabemos que su padre estuvo con él en su primer momento festivalero, porque además ha montado un proyecto de construir casas con el dueño de los terrenos en los que se celebra el festival.


Back at the farm! @thepopuphotel #Glastonbury2017 🌷wearing #mmprefall17 out soon

Una publicación compartida de Millie Mackintosh (@milliemackintoshofficial) el

La celebrity de 'Made in Chelsea', Millie Mackintosh por supuesto no se lo iba a perder... ¿en los pies? pues eso.

Imágenes | Instagram y GTres
En Poprosa | Burning Man, no sé muy bien lo que es pero estaba lleno de celebrities
En Poprosa | Selena Gomez con The Weeknd, y otras imágenes de Coachella 2017


          Kim Kardashian volverá a ser madre... pero no se quedará embarazada   

Kimye

Parece que Kim Kardashian y Kanye West le han cogido el truco a esto de ser padres. Hasta ahora tienen dos churumbeles bien majos, North y Saint West —telita con los nombres, eso sí—, y desde hace meses, viene rumoreándose que Kim quiere que su dúo dinámico se convierta en un trío. Pero para lograrlo tendría que hacer frente a graves problemas de salud.

Los médicos han dicho a la socialité que un tercer embarazo podría tener efectos devastadores en su salud, debido a los problemas que ya presentó durante los dos primeros. Sin embargo, parece que esto no es impedimento para que vuelvan a ser papás. Eso sí, que el embarazo lo lleve otra.

TMZ ha hecho saltar la liebre, y ha anunciado que Kim y Kanye ya han contratado a una mujer para una gestación subrogada. Al fin y al cabo, en Estados Unidos es legal y la mejor solución para los que quieren ser padres, pueden permitírselo pero prefieren no adoptar. Por lo que cuenta el portal de noticias, la mamá "postiza" recibiría 45.000 dólares divididos en pagas de 4.500 durante diez meses. Y si tiene más de un bebé —gemelos, por ejemplo—, se embolsaría otros 5.000 dólares a mayores.

Como es lógico, la agencia a través de la cual han contratado a esta madre asegura que no podrá beber, fumar ni tomar drogas durante el embarazo, y tampoco podrá tener relaciones sexuales durante las semanas antes del transplante del embrión. Pero esperad, que hay más. Nada de saunas, jacuzzis, ni tocar la arena del gato —aunque si ya has pasado la toxoplasmosis y con un poco de cuidado no hay problema—, ni teñirse el pelo ni comer pescado crudo ni tomar más de una bebida con cafeína al día.

Besties

Una publicación compartida de Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) el

Por otro lado, Kim y Kanye han firmado que tanto si el peque no tiene ningún problema de salud como si nace con algún defecto congénito, ellos se seguirán haciendo cargo de todo tanto legal como personalmente. Así que ¿qué pensáis, poproseros? ¿Tendremos nuevo bebé a mediados de 2018?

Vía | Aceshowbiz
Foto | Facebook de Kim Kardashian
En Poprosa | Kim Kardashian quiere tres, pero no más embarazos
En Poprosa | Kim Kardashian y Kanye West... ¿pensando en aumentar la familia?


          Hablemos de las fotos de Fábregas y señora en Ibiza...    

Fabregas

Veeenga vale, que somos muy críticos aquí con los modelazos de Daniella Semaan siempre, y es verdad que todavía no hemos hablado de esa foto de Cesc Fábregas y señora en Ibiza que está dando la vuelta al planeta. Allí los tenemos, de vacaciones en la isla balear, luciendo tipazo y bronceado en playa, piscina, yate, y fiestas nocturnas claro. Un año más, no fallan.

The big love ❤️

Una publicación compartida de Cesc Fàbregas (@cescf4bregas) el

No sé si ese bultillo de Cesc me llama más la atención que la bata de Daniella Semaan o su minúsculo bikini de lentejuelas, es que es muy complicado decidir. Encima es que ella va y titula 'The big love', que parece que está de guasa o algo. Y ese beso tan natural, con ella de puntillas, ¿verdad? Sin duda deberían enmarcarla porque es digna de.

Pero el verano en Ibiza da para muchos modelos poproseros, y la señora de Cesc lo sabe. Porque, atentos todos, esto ¿qué es? ¿Un body de media incorporada? ¿Y por qué lleva medias cristal en Ibiza? Ojiplática me quedé nada más verlo.

El hombre de mi vida 💙 @cescf4bregas

Una publicación compartida de Daniella Semaan (@daniellasemaan) el

Y el bikini de leopardo que no falte, cómo no.

Cuando ves un tiburon con una camara !!!😂😂😂

Una publicación compartida de Daniella Semaan (@daniellasemaan) el

Ay la boda de Messi, lo que nos espera...

Con esos amigos que te regala la vida❤️ #summertime #losqueremosmucho . Gracias por estos días y por la sorpresita😜!!

Una publicación compartida de AntoRoccuzzo88 (@antoroccuzzo88) el

Como oro en paño esperamos ver el modelo elegido por Daniella y Cesc, ¡y vosotros también! De una cosa estamos seguros: van a ser de los más bronceados.

Vía | Instagram Cesc Fábregas, Daniella Semaan y Antonella Roccuzzo
En Poprosa | Ya tenemos al quinto miembro de la familia Fábregas
En Poprosa | Hablemos de los modelazos de Daniella Semaan, Antonella Roccuzzo y Sofía Balbí en Barcelona


          Los gemelos de Beyoncé ya están aquí... pero siguen en el hospital    

Beyonce

Todo apuntaba a que los gemelos de Beyoncé iban a llegar estos días. La pareja se había trasladado a vivir más cerca del hospital, y había en general un clima de espera en torno a ellos que nos dejaba claro que era cuestión de horas. Ha sido un embarazo muy distinto al de Blue Ivy, en el que los rumores acosaron a la cantante desde el primer día, y quizá para evitar pasar por ese trago por segunda vez, Beyoncé se ha dejado ver en casi todas las etapas durante los últimos meses.

El nacimiento se produjo a principios de la semana pasada, concretamente el lunes, aunque la noticia saltara a la palestra este finde. Los gemelos, niño y niña, han nacido en un hospital de Los Angeles, y fue su abuelo, el padre de Beyoncé, quien anunció la buena nueva a través de Instagram.

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Sin embargo, parece que no todo va sobre ruedas. Los peques siguen en el hospital y hay fuentes que apuntan a que se trata de una pequeña complicación en su salud. Nada grave, se apresuran a afirmar, pero los médicos han preferido dejarlos ingresados durante esta semana y no se sienten cómodos dándoles el alta a los pocos días, como suele ser habitual.

No sabemos si es un problema de peso —al ser parto múltiple, es posible que hayan nacido pequeñitos y necesiten unos días de incubadora—, o si se trata de algo un poco más serio, pero por lo pronto, Beyoncé tampoco ha recibido el alta, imaginamos que para poder permanecer con ellos hasta que se solucione el problema.

Una publicación compartida de Beyoncé (@beyonce) el

Tampoco sabemos cuándo van a poder irse a casa los tres, pero lo cierto es que, de momento, los gemelos de Beyoncé —que todavía no tienen nombre, aunque estamos deseando conocerlos— van a tener que estar un poquito más en el hospital hasta que estén fuertotes.

Vía | Aceshowbiz
Foto | Instagram de Beyoncé
En Poprosa | Entre rumores de que Beyoncé ya es mamá y la primera foto familiar de Irina Shayk y Bradley Cooper
En Poprosa | Beyoncé, que está que explota, amasa dinero hasta límites insospechados


          #FollowFriday de Poprosa: de bodas y playas se vive en estos días   

Ff Rafa

Primero de todo os pedimos disculpas que este #FollowFriday de Poprosa llega tarde de más, que seguro que más de uno de vosotros está pensando que nos habíamos olvidado. Eso no pasará nunca, no os preocupéis, que por eso nos hemos puesto a rebuscar en las redes sociales de los famosos para saber que esta semana lo que hubo fueron bodas y playas que es donde se vive en estos días. En una ola de calor es lo mejor que se puede hacer, sobre todo lo segundo, que en las bodas se suda demasiado. Tened cuidado con el sol este fin de semana, mucho zumo y por la sombra que os queremos de vuelta a todos.

Se nos casó Víctor Valdés


No contamos la noticia como se merece en su momento, pero Víctor Valdés y su señora sellaron 10 años de relación casándose con sus hijos como invitados de honor.


Y otra cosa no, pero lo bien que quedan en la foto estos dos es alucinante. Yo aún sigo algo marcada por aquel posado de los dos para FHM.


Momentos de verano con mi princesa en la mejor playa del mundo. #VeraValdes

Una publicación compartida de Victor Valdes (@vicvaldes1) el

Y claro, después del bodorrio toca irse de vacaciones al paraíso. Normalmente son tan previsibles estos futbolistas. Eso sí, parece que se fueron con sus nenes.

Los Alonso-Aramburu en el paraíso


Happy birthday my love!! Everything is so special with you ❤

Una publicación compartida de Xabi Alonso (@xabialonso) el

Barcos, paraíso y felicitaciones para su Nagore Aramburu. Es imposible no amar a Xabi Alonso, aunque él no sepa que existimos.


Inspiring Wat Pho 🙏🏻

Una publicación compartida de Nagore Aranburu (@nagore.aranburu) el

Y el paraíso en el que están es Bangkok y no pueden sonreír más delante de budas durmientes.


Early morning canoeing 🛶☀️ #maravilladelugar #disfrutandoatope

Una publicación compartida de Nagore Aranburu (@nagore.aranburu) el

Que se hace turismo pero también deporte...


El lujo de poder perder la noción del tiempo 🏝 #LaIslaBonita

Una publicación compartida de Nagore Aranburu (@nagore.aranburu) el

Un lugar con columpios estratégicamente colocados para que saques la perfecta foto instagrameable. Eso en la playa de mi pueblo no pasa... y claro, a mí el bikini como a Nagore tampoco me queda.


Pero lo que tienen las escapadas es que luego cuando vuelves tienes a los tuyos para abrazarte... si es que el paraíso está genial, pero echan de menos a sus perfectos churumbeles.

Y los del posado de Flipper

No lo comentamos lo suficiente porque os queremos y teníamos miedo de provocaros daños irreversibles, pero la portada del Hola, con los Carbonillas posando con Flipper fue de traca. Antes se iban a las Seychelles y tal, pero ahora fueron al Algarve como el común de los mortales y además con exclusiva de por medio.


MAR (tes) sin filtros. #quérápidopasanlosdías #ojaláallíotravez #familytrip #Algarve

Una publicación compartida de Sara Carbonero (@saracarbonero) el

Y Sara aprovechó para hacer algún posado ego-blogger para su instagram, claro, que nos enseña ahora que ya están de vuelta.


#algarve 🇵🇹

Una publicación compartida de Iker Casillas (@ikercasillas) el

Mientras Iker lo que hace es ponernos vídeos de los paseíllos en barco por las cuevas del mar azul.

Al igual que Alex González


Que bella eres, Galicia.

Una publicación compartida de Alex Gonzalez (@alexgonzalezact) el

En su caso lo suyo es por trabajo, pero que si te toca trabajar en Rías Baixas pues cómo no te vas a enamorar del entorno...


Llegamos a Oeste. @bmwespana #bmwx4

Una publicación compartida de Alex Gonzalez (@alexgonzalezact) el

Que por cierto, no es que se haya comprado cochazo, sino que también forma parte de su nueva serie, esa que está rodando por ahí: Oeste Vivir sin permiso.

En Poprosa | #FollowFriday de Poprosa


          Nuestras plegarias han sido escuchadas: David Beckham es James Bond... un ratito   

David Bond

Más de una vez lo hemos pensado, soñado incluso, ver a ese pedazo de hombre que normalmente nos tenía acostumbrados a posar en calzoncillos luciendo esmoquin y al servicio de su Graciosa Majestad. Sí, nuestras plegarias han sido escuchadas: David Beckham es James Bond... por lo menos un ratito, que se quedará grabado en nuestras pupilas para siempre. ¡Qué suerte la de MariVicky que lo tiene casi a diario!


Some late night Bonding with @j_corden on the @latelateshow tonight (Sky 1 🇬🇧 CBS 🇺🇸)

Una publicación compartida de David Beckham (@davidbeckham) el

Por desgracia no es que que se nos vaya a convertir en realidad más allá de un maravilloso sketch con James Corden para su Late Late Show, pero ha sido tan maravilloso que yo me he imaginado por un momento que le iban a dejar el Aston Martin y que en su bolsillo había un móvil con rayo láser que podía freír a un montón de malos, o un reloj que no sólo da la hora hasta del Congo Belga, sino que puede cambiar el rumbo de un satélite. Y sí, David pidiéndose un martini con vodka, agitado, pero no revuelto.

La cosa es que los dos se presentan al mismo casting y claro es un poco como las risas, porque David se siente totalmente ganador pero no por ello se siente menos amenazado, así que lo boicotea sin piedad. El puntazo de cambiarle el esmoquin para que el pobre James parezca la versión bolita de Austin Powers es muy grande, pero que que ni así, porque la famosa frase de "Bond, James Bond" la dice como nadie, por mucho que James intente hacer una pobre imitación de Sean Connery. Lo inexplicable es que no los cojan, pero ese 'Batman y y Robin' lo va a petar en taquilla.

Por supuesto además del vídeo maravilloso también hubo entrevista y tuvo que salir a colación los 18 años de casado que lleva con Victoria y esa peculiar costumbre que tenían de vestirse completamente conjuntados, como si fueran unos gemelos: los dos de cuero, los dos con pantalones de campana y enseñando ombligo... y sobre todo vestidos iguales en el banquete de su boda, con Brooklyn a juego, y claro, no pudieron resistirse a recrear la foto con James como Victoria, Emily Blunt como Brooklyn y David como él mismo, haciendo un gran papel, claro.

Vía | Instagram David Beckham y The Late Late Show with James Corden
En Poprosa | David Beckham o cómo envejecer en padrazo y conquistarnos de nuevo
En Poprosa | ¡Loado sea el señor! MariVicky Beckham se subirá al karaoke móvil de James Corden


          #FollowFriday de Poprosa: a la rica playa, ¡que me la quitan de las manos!    

Follow Friday

Aunque a algunos todavía nos quede para poder ver la playa este verano, no hay nada como ser famoso para que los horarios y las agendas se liberen en cuanto el sol asoma un poco la patita. Y por supuesto, mejor aún si lo compartimos en las redes sociales para dar un poco de envidia al personal. Eso hacen nuestras celebrities en el #FollowFriday de Poprosa. Así que si tus vacaciones quedan lejos, consume este contenido con precaución. Puedes acabar poniéndote los manguitos en la ducha.

Para ponernos los dientes largos

Empezamos con un Orlando Bloom que se ha tomado lo de protegerse del sol al pie de la letra.

just here waiting for you 🙌🏻🦑👊🏻more fun than you can shake a sword at #omaze #fun #inthesun #malibu all for #unicef omaze.com/orlando

Una publicación compartida de Orlando Bloom (@orlandobloom) el

Emily Ratajkowski —lo he escrito del tirón y sin mirar, ¡ja!— ha celebrado su cumple y agradece a sus fans todo el amor. Desde la playa y demostrando que es sexy como pocas.

All this birthday love got me feeling like 😁😁😁! Thanks guys! I am so grateful.

Una publicación compartida de Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) el

Blake Lively lo tiene claro: si te va a dar el sol, úntate bien de protección. Ahora bien, hija mía de mi vida, extiéndetela un poco, ¿no? Que parecen pegotones.

¿Y para qué irte a la playa si tienes piscina en tu casa, tamaño olímpico? Es la discusión que tienen todos los días Jennifer Lopez y Alex Rodríguez.

Happy Sunday everybody!! #sundayfunday 💙💙💙💙💙💙📷@lacarba

Una publicación compartida de Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) el

Eva Longoria no se anda con chiquitas. Si hace falta un flotador para hacer el melón en la playa, ella se pilla un pedazo de flamenco tamaño avestruz.

Summer Time! 👙

Una publicación compartida de Eva Longoria Baston (@evalongoria) el

Cristina Pedroche y sus hipopresivos se nos han fugado a la playa, tabla de surf incluida.

Muchísimas ganas de playa!!!! 🌊☀️ •• @ipanemaespana •• #PedrocheIpanema 🦋🌈

Una publicación compartida de cristipedroche (@cristipedroche) el

David Bisbal nos recordó ayer que fue el día internacional de los océanos, y lo hizo tan salado buceando.

También Gisele Bündchen tuvo un ratito para conmemorar el día. Ella en modo como más espiritual, ya sabéis.

Las Kardashian ya sabéis que se pasan la vida de vacaciones —o casi—. Aquí Kim acompaña su bikini de un buen chupitazo. Espero que al menos sean más de las 12 de la mañana.

cheers!

Una publicación compartida de Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) el

Su hermana Kendall Jenner tiene el combo perfecto: tumbona, sombrilla y piscina, todo en uno. Así, bajas la mano y tocas el agua, estás a la sombra y te refrescas, todo a la vez.

🔥

Una publicación compartida de Kendall (@kendalljenner) el

Y después del día a remojo, una tarde en familia como hace Khloé Kardashian.

Algunas mezclan playa y trabajo, como Amaia Salamanca. Aquí nos deja ver un trocito de lo que nos espera en la campaña de Women'Secret de la que es protagonista.

Summer shadows 👙@womensecretofficial 📷 @gonzalomachado 💄 @beatrizmatallana 🗞 @yodona

Una publicación compartida de Amaia Salamanca (@amaiasalamanca) el

O como Jessica Alba, que además ha estado lista y se ha ido con las amigas.

Ana de Armas es más de dar una vuelta por el paseo marítimo y disfrutar del paisaje que de enseñarnos cuál ha sido el último bikini que se ha comprado.

📍

Una publicación compartida de Ana de Armas (@anadarmas) el

Blanca Suárez se lo está pasando pirata. Y no me digáis que no está guapísima con esa corona de flores. Si es que esta chica, se ponga lo que se ponga...

🍍 T R O P I C A L team🍍 #Poliniya

Una publicación compartida de Blanca Suárez (@blanca_suarez) el

¿Mar o montaña?

Ana Fernández se nos ha ido a Asturias, donde tienen buen clima, mientras el resto nos tostamos de calor en plena meseta. Esta chica sí que sabe.

FELIZ DOMINGO! Asturias ⛰ #JacketGunsAndRoses @zara 🌹🤘🏽 #nhpalacioferrera @nhcollectionhotels #ExplorandoElNorte #Jardines #Rincones

Una publicación compartida de Ana Fernandez (@anafdz1989) el

Eva González no se va muy lejos de la playa, y es que como buena andaluza, ha ido de romería al Rocío. A jartarse de calor, eso sí.

Que buen Rocío... #rocio2017

Una publicación compartida de Eva Gonzalez (@evagonzalezoficial) el

Britney Spears se nos ha ido a la jungla. Bueno, casi casi, porque lo que ha estado es pasando unos días en Japón y explorando sus jardines más exóticos.

So much fun exploring Japan!!

Una publicación compartida de Britney Spears (@britneyspears) el

Sara Carbonero está disfrutando con la family en el Algarve, y es que la zona es espectacular.

Un lugar puede ser mágico ya sea por su belleza, por los recuerdos, por la compañía o por las tres cosas. #familytrip #slowlife

Una publicación compartida de Sara Carbonero (@saracarbonero) el

Y Paula Echevarría no se nos va ni a la costa ni a la cordillera. Ahí la tenemos en Disneyland bien contenta.

Chez Remy! 🐭💖 @disneylandparis #DisneylandParis25

Una publicación compartida de Paula Echevarria (@pau_eche) el

No todos están de vacaciones...

Cara Delevingne nos muestra que a falta de piscina, buena es una bañera. Aunque sea en una sesión de fotos.

#TBT #TakeBathTime 📸 by @mertalas @marcuspiggot @thelovemagazine @kegrand

Una publicación compartida de Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) el

Maggie Civantos está en pleno rodaje y sabe que todavía le queda un pelín para conseguir escaparse con la maleta, el bañador y el coco con piña colada.

Preparándonos para los años 20 #readytowork @laschicasdelcable @avelazquezb @joylipata @sanyblu

Una publicación compartida de @maggiecivantos el

Beatriz Luengo no sólo no está de vacaciones, sino que ha arrancado la grabación de su nuevo disco ayer mismo. Ahora bien, lo está grabando en Miami, así que algo me dice que entre toma y toma, un bañito sí que se va a dar.

Rihanna ha aprovechado para recordar el tiempo que pasó en Malawi con la fundación Clara Lionel a favor de los estudiantes.

Bella Hadid suspira por su cama después de pasarse un mes currando como una mula de hotel en hotel. Y es que aunque seas modelo y millonetti, no hay nada como la almohada que tiene cada uno en su casa.

How I'm sleeping in my own bed after a month of hotels ..😴😴(99% sure @jenatkinhair does my hair in my dreams too)

Una publicación compartida de Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) el

A Diane Kruger le da lo mismo que sea verano o invierno. Si tiene que pisar una alfombra roja por curro y demostrar que es una reina de la elegancia, lo hace.

Y si lo que quiere es enfriar el ambiente, Irina Shayk no lo va a conseguir así, no señor...

Happy bday to the legend #StevenMeisel 🙏🏼❤ @albertaferretti

Una publicación compartida de irinashayk (@irinashayk) el

Lara Álvarez estará en la isla de Supervivientes trabajando, pero poproseros, a mí tampoco me importaría.

En Poprosa | #


          Piqué se codea... con Katie Holmes   

Pique Y Katie Holmes

Ya os habíamos comentado que Gerard Piqué quiere labrarse un futuro profesional más allá del fútbol, y así una vez esté retirado pues podrá tener su propia empresa de éxito o lo que sea que quiera montar este hombre. Por eso sabíamos que estaba haciendo un máster de estos carísimos en Harvard y la sorpresa ha llegado hoy cuando hemos visto que una de sus compañeras de pupitre era Katie Holmes.

Tanto el futbolista como la actriz han pagado una cantidad cercana a 6.000 euros (para ellos es bien poco, pero es verdad que eran cuatro días) para formarse en un máster que busca sacar partido a sus capacidades de liderazgo para emprender proyectos en el ámbito del espectáculo. Ya sabemos que Gerard avisó de que quería un medio de comunicación de fiar y sin chismes. Pero ya veremos en qué queda eso. Está muy bien que se forme, eso es verdad.

Entre los alumnos estaban caras conocidas del mundo de la interpretación y los deportes, y entre ellos allí estaba Katie Holmes. Muy discreta ella, le ha chafado el anonimato la propia escuela sacando fotos de los alumnos en redes sociales. ¿Qué estará planeando la ex de Tom Cruise lejos de Hollywood?

Harvard time! #BEMS #harvard

Una publicación compartida de Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) el

El tema es que Piqué ya está de vuelta, y ha estado también compartiendo clases con el jugador de rugby Jamie Heaslip o C.J. McCollum de la NBA. No ha sido él quien ha subido la foto con Katie Holmes, quede claro.

Diré que yo a ella la veo ahí tan sonriente y estudiante, que me ha venido a la cabeza Dawson Crece de manera irremediable. ¿A vosotros no?

Volviendo a Piqué, os dejo con el making off de 'Me enamoré'. Sí, de nuevo vemos lo enamorados que están él y Shakira y lo bien que se lo pasaron juntos en este videoclip. ¡Y la canción que suena en tooooodas partes!

Vía | vanitatis
Fotos | Instagram Harvard Business School
En Poprosa | Shakira dice que si puede irá a la boda de Messi, y Georgina Rodríguez sube fotos sin barriga
En Poprosa | Vaya tela el momento Piqué en el videoclip de Shakira


          Tour creepers   
Don't you just hate the people that reply to every tour players and golf companies messages on Twitter, Instagram, Etc. Just replying to everything like they are best freinds and aharing those with everyone else. TT

          Пресс 47-летней Дженнифер Лопес свел с ума пользователей Instagram   
Американская знаменитость Дженнифер Лопес показала подписчикам в Instagram свой обнажённый пресс. Популярная Дженнифер Лопес, которой на данный момент уже 47 лет, снова порадовала поклонников в социальных сетях очередным селфи, продемонстрировав в кадре обнажённый рельефный пресс.
              
Make of today | Grafic eye with glowy lips #myklaquetemadeira #myklaquete #kriolanmakeupprofessional #makeup #marianamonteiro #futuremakeupartist #makeuplover #makeupaddict #makeuplove
              
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#life #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #makeupmeme #makeupislife #lipstickislife #brokebitch #broke #addiction #thestruggleisreal #thestruggle
              
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NARS have decided to sell their products in China. I'd heard François Nars is a vegan so it's very disappointing that Nars (parent company is now Shiseido) is putting profits before the welfare of animals. Animal testing of beauty products is not needed (all cosmetics sold in China require unnecessary and inhumane animal testing)! Please go to @narsissist and let them know how you feel! #makeup #makeupobsessed #makeupaddict #beauty #beautygram #zoeva #nars #duoeyeshadow #stopanimaltesting
              
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          Da memória    
"Minha vida se faz ao ser contada e minha memória se fixa com a escrita; o que não ponho em palavras, no papel, o tempo apaga."ALLENDE, Isabel. Paula. 1994.
Cada vez mais tenho certeza disso. E por isso escrevo... por isso fotografo e coloco legendas... ainda que tenham significado apenas para mim. 

Gosto da permanência das coisas na memória. Talvez seja por isso que não me encantei pelo Snapchat e nem pelo Stories do Instagram. 

Qual o sentido em compartilhar algo que tem um prazo de validade tão curto? Se é pra mostrar, mostro de forma que possa retornar ali quantas vezes desejar.

Minha vida registrada online serve para me trazer recordações, para me dar motivos de sorrir ou chorar, mas sobretudo para provar que vivi. Aqui no blog e no Instagram mais do que no facebook, onde um algorítmo louco mistura e esconde as postagens, serve para eu me reconhecer e me reinventar a partir do que já fui.


Tentando descobrir que rumo tomar na vida. (Praia de Sibauma-Pipa RN, nov/16)


          Polaroid Socialmatic camera is now up for pre-order   
Consumers haven’t entirely abandoned printed photographs, even if Instagram and similar services are now the preferred way to share and view images. Things like ZenCam have caught attention for offering physical prints of digital media, and so it isn’t surprising that Polaroid has been looking at resurrecting its own instant film offerings. We’ve seen the Polaroid Socialmatic camera before, and … Continue reading
          Socialmatic to make Polaroid-branded Instagram digital camera   
In 2012, ADR Studio created a Socialmatic Instagram concept camera, which is now set to become a reality. Socialmatic announced earlier this week that it signed an MoU agreement with C&A Licensing allowing it to make a Poloroid digital camera with instant printing capabilities. All the details are still unknown, but you can see the concept image after the jump. … Continue reading
          These Galaxy Donuts Will Take You To Outer Space   
22-year-old Iranian confectioner Hedi Gh posted a picture of her otherworldly creation on Instagram and everyone went crazy. People wanted to know the recipe. Luckily, a few weeks later instagrammer Sam Melbourne posted the recipe along with her own vegan galaxy donuts. Sam says she made the galactic treats for her sick boyfriend. How did she achieve the ‘galaxy’ effect?...
          Vom Sterben. Eine Anklage.   
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Luise schaut mir tief in die Augen und sieht aus wie ein angeschossenes Reh. Sie sucht verzweifelt Zuflucht in meinem Blick, sucht nach Antworten und Erklärungen. Warum hat sie sich das Ende so anders vorgestellt ? Sie möchte stark sein. Sie kämpft gegen ihren Körper ohne zu wissen, wann sie endlich den langen Kampf beenden darf und sie erlöst wird. 
Ich reiche ihr demütig Wasser an. Sie nippt. Sie ist blass, bewegt sich kaum noch und verwirft jeden gutgemeinten Vorschlag. Sie hat die Kontrolle verloren, ist hilflos und geschlagen. „Es ist bald vorbei, Luise. Bald hast Du es geschafft, bald ist es endlich gut.“ flüstere ich ihr zu und habe keine Ahnung, ob mir notlügen in so einer Situation überhaupt erlaubt ist. 

Luises Mann kniet neben mir und auch er hat Angst. Vor diesem Moment hat er sich jahrelang gefürchtet und nun ist er da. Luise atmet flach. Sie weint zwischendurch, versucht aufzustehen und gibt immer wieder auf. Sie hadert mit der Ungerechtigkeit der Welt. Damit, dass sie diese unsäglichen Schmerzen ertragen muss und ihr keine Medikamente mehr wirklich helfen. Überall piepen Geräte, die Monitore laufen. Dann schließt sie die Augen und geht leise im Badewasser ohne Schaum unter. Drei Menschen sitzen daneben und wissen, dass es nun soweit ist: 

Wir werden Luise sagen müssen, dass sie nicht Britney Spears ist und die Geburt ihrer Tochter nicht der Musikvideodreh zu „Everytime“.

Meine Freundin Luise ist an diesem Abend 40 Wochen und zwei Tage schwanger und hat mir auf halber Strecke der Schwangerschaft einen Antrag gemacht.
 „Nina. Willst Du meine Hebamme sein?“

Ich war fassungslos. Eine Mischung aus allen denkbaren Emotionen durchspülten in einer Welle mein Herz. „Ist das Dein Ernst? WOW! Wann denn? Aber natürlich! Oh Gott. Schaffen wir das? Es wäre mir Ehre! Ich muss sofort meine Eltern anrufen. Wir müssen das planen. CHAMPAGNER! Das hab ich mir immer gewünscht. Darf ich auch den Namen aussuchen? Juhuu!“ 
Eine Frage fast so gewaltig wie ein Heiratsantrag. Zumindest wenn man Rechtsanwältin ist. 
Echte Hebammen nehmen diese Frage vermutlich ein klein wenig gelassener hin.

Ich verbrachte die folgenden zwanzig Wochen mit der Beschreibung von Wehen. Es gab keinen Superlativ, den ich ausließ, keinen verzerrten Gesichtsausdruck, den ich nicht imitierte und keinen kehligen Laut, die ich nicht ausschweifend formulierte. Ich hopste auf einem grünen Pezziball durch ihr Wohnzimmer und klammerte mich mit wiegendem Hinterteil an die Seile der Kinderschaukel im Vorgarten, um Wehenveratmungsstrategien zu veranschaulichen. Ich thronte breitbeinig auf demZahnputzhocker meiner Kinder, um die Vorzüge eines Gebärstuhls zu erläutern. Auf allen Vieren presswehte ich auf ihrem Sofa umher und türmte noch ein paar Kissen auf, über die ich mich dann kunstvoll drapierte, um weitere Gebärpositionsalternativen zu demonstrieren.

Ja. Man kann sagen, dass ich sehr in meiner Rolle aus Aushilfs-Hebamme aufging.

Es war faszinierend, wie nahezu alle Mütter jeden Alters begeistert in meinen Choral des Wahnsinns einfielen, energisch nickten oder ihre Gesichter mitfühlend in den Händen vergruben. Kein Ratschlag war zu absurd, um ihn nicht zu erteilen und jeder zweite Satz gehörte in die Kategorie der Sätze, von denen keine von uns dachte, dass man sie einmal sagen würde.

Eine Auswahl:

  • „Zum Schleimpfropflösen kannst Du auf der Toilette ein Heublumendampfbad in einer Schüssel machen. Ich hab mir dabei allerdings damals den Arsch verbrüht."
  • „Du musst mal versuchen, mit deiner Beckenbodenmuskulatur Murmeln aufzusammeln oder Gras von einer Wiese zu zupfen. Das trainiert.“
  • „Frag mal Deinen Mann, ob er bei Dir eine Damm-Massage machen kann. Da gibt es ein super ayurvedisches Würzöl in der Dingsbumms-Apotheke und ein Tutorial auf Youtube dazu. Dann reißt der Damm nicht durch, wenn das Köpfchen kommt.“
  • „Nein, Du verlierst kein Fruchtwasser, wenn Du hustest. Du pinkelst Dir bloß in die Hose. Das wird nach der Geburt noch schlimmer. Trampolinspringen Du vermutlich für immer vergessen.“
  • „Du siehst Deine Füße nicht mehr? Bikinizonen-Waxing ist Dein Retter in der Not! Aber frag bloß nicht Deinen Mann um Hilfe bei der Intimrasur. Danach siehst Du aus wie ein überfahrener Igel. Unglaublich, wie untalentiert die Kerle sind, obwohl sie sich jeden Morgen die Kehle rasieren.“
  • „Du hast einen Ganzkörperspiegel im Bad? Mach' den weg! Nach dem Milcheinschuss siehst Du oberhalb aus wie Dolly Buster mit Pandaaugen und fettigen Haaren. Unterhalb wie eine Beutelratte in Netzunterhosen mit matratzengroßen Damenbinden. Es ist echt niederschmetternd.“
  • „Nö. Sex ist immer noch super. Wieso fragst Du das denn jetzt?“

Wir waren ein schonungslos ehrliches, halbwissendes Improvisationstheater mit Ein-Personen-Publikum, nur ohne Applaus. Luise blieb bis zum Schluss ratlos und wir alle schlossen unsere Auftritte immer mit den Worten ab: „Geburt kann man eben nicht beschreiben. Warte ab und glaub Deiner richtigen Hebamme.“

Um fünf Uhr morgens kreischte endlich mein WhatsApp-Alarmton im Feuermeldermodus durch das Hotelzimmer, in das ich erst vor drei Stunden eingecheckt hatte. „Hallo Nina. Die Fruchtblase ist um Mitternacht geplatzt. Das Sofa ist ruiniert. Ich bin jetzt in der Klinik. Die Hebamme hier ist sehr nett. Mir ist langweilig. Komm her.“

Mit klopfendem Herzen fuhr ich aus Hamburg der aufgehenden Sonne über der Kieler Förde entgegen,  hörte „Hey Baby“ von Anton aus Tirol in Endlosschleife und jubelte auf dem Weg durch die Klinikgänge dem Kind entgegen, das in den nächsten Stunden auf die Welt kommen sollte. Ich würde Zeuge eines Ur-Geschehens werden und würde es dieses Mal sogar genießen können. Völlig ohne Eigenschmerz. YES!


Luise kurz vor dem 1. Stern.
Luise  begrüßte mich übellaunig, angestöpselt und verkabelt an einem Wehenschreiber und mit einem Maßkrug voller Eierlikör auf dem dicken Bauch im schummrigen Wehenzimmer der Uniklinik. „Ich hole 10 Sterne für das Team“, verkündete sie heroisch und stellte jeden Dschungelcamp-Bewohner der letzten fünf Jahre in den Schatten, als sie sich den gelblichen Wehencocktail aus Rizinusöl, Aprikosensaft und geheimen Hebammen-Kräuterhexen-Zutaten in einem Zug hinter die Binde kippte. Wir vertrieben uns die Zeit mit dummen Witzchen und als sie leichtes Unwohlsein im Rücken verspürte, wollte sie wissen, ob "diese Wehen noch schlimmer werden würden." Ich log nicht. Sie hasste mich etwas.

Wer einer Freundin Toilettenpapier nach einem Einlauf anreicht, während sie von einer Wehe geschüttelt fast von der Toilettenbrille fällt, der knüpft ein Band fürs Leben.

Stunden rasten dahin wie Minuten, jede Wehe war Geschenk und Folter zugleich. Ich war begeisterte Zeugin eines Vorgangs, der seit Anbeginn der menschlichen Fortpflanzung vollkommen unverändert geblieben ist und lies meine Freundin an meinen Gedanken teilhaben, um sie anzuspornen.  
" Es ist ja davon auszugehen, dass schon Ötzis Mutter vor 5250 Jahren einen Feuerstein nach seinem Vater geworfen hätte, wenn er während der Presswehen nach einem Vogelbeeren-Müsliriegel gefragt hätte." referierte ich. "Es war zwar nicht nett, dass Du Deinen Mann angeschrien hast, weil er Dich gefragt hat, in welcher Tasche die Knoppers sind, aber ich verstehe das. Krasse Sache mit den Wehen, oder nicht? Seit tausenden von Jahren sind die komplett unbeeindruckt von der Entdeckung des Feuers, der Elektrizität und sogar von Instagram. Sputnik war genauso wenig ein Schock für sie wie Charlie Hebdo oder dieser bekloppte Weltraumspringer Felix Red-Bull Baumgarten. Lagy Gaga hat die gleichen Wehen wie Hillary Clinton oder Daniel Katzenberger. Das nenn' ich mal gerecht verteilte Scheiße. Die Erkenntnis, dass sich die Erde um die Sonne dreht, man die Wurzel aus Drei nicht ziehen kann und sogar alle Fußballweltmeisterschaften sind ihnen komplett Banane. Sie waren und bleiben immer gleich ätzend und bringen dabei aber das größte Wunder hervor, dass jedes andere in den Schatten stellt. Man sollte sich für die eigene Persönlichkeitsentwicklung viel öfter an dem Charakter von Wehen orientieren, findest Du nicht ?"

Luise zeigte sich in höchstem Maße undankbar für meinen begeisterten Vortrag und drohte mir mit Rausschmiss, wenn ich nicht endlich die Fresse halten würde. Ich verstummte und tönte die nächste Stunde brav gemeinsam mit ihr alle zwei Minuten wunderschöne AAAHs und OOOHs, während das Baby unangenehm auf Luises Steißbein rumlag.

Die wunderbare Hebamme im Kreißsaal konnte in Ruhe ihre Arbeit machen und bezog mich in ihre Kunst mit ein. Luises Mann leistete Schwerstarbeit und hielt mit aller ihm zur Verfügung stehenden Kraft dem Händedruck seiner Frau stand. 
Als das Köpfchen endlich kam, kniete ich neben ihr im Bett. Ihr rechtes Bein eingehakt in meinem rechten Unterarm und meine linke Hand festgeklammert in ihrer rechten. Sylvester Stallone in Cliffhanger war ein schwächlicher Witz gegen mich. Meine seitliche Bauchmuskulatur erlebte ihr persönliches Waterloo. 
Ich presste jede Wehe mit und weinte ohne Unterlass vor Mitleid, Glück und Stolz, auf meine so tapfere und unendlich starke Freundin, die nun eine Mama wurde.


Als Luises Tochter ihren ersten, quakenden Ton von sich gab, war ich davon überzeugt, dass ich noch nie an einem Ort so viel Sinn gemacht habe, wie in diesen Stunden, an der Seite meiner Freundin.

Im nächsten Leben werde ich Hebamme, ich schwör’s. 
Scheiß' auf Robe und Diktiergerät.

Das wäre ohnehin dringend notwendig, denn schon in ein paar Jahren, werden die jungen Frauen in Deutschland ausschließlich auf solche Flachpfeifen wie mich angewiesen sein, wenn sie halbwegs vorbereitet ein Kind zur Welt bringen wollen. 

Mein letzter Artikel, der die Abschaffung der Hebammen beklagte, ist nun fast zwei Jahre her. 
Nichts hat sich gebessert. Das meiste hat sich sogar verschlimmert. 
Darum schreibe ich nun noch einmal und frage mich weitere 24 Monate später immernoch: 
Habt ihr eigentlich den Verstand verloren?

Meine Freundin Luise gehört tatsächlich zu einer aussterbenden Spezies. Sie hatte noch eine Hebamme, die sich vor und während der Geburt um sie und um ihr Baby kümmerte. Auch nach der Geburt war sie da und federte diese wahnsinnige und neue Ur-Angst ab: Die immerwährende Sorge um das Wohlergehen des eigenen Kindes.  
Luises Hebamme rückte all diese hysterischen Ratschläge ihrer Freundinnen der vergangenen neun Monate in das rechte Licht. Sie half den Nabel des Babys zu versorgen, kam zu ihr nach Hause, wenn sie fiebernd im Bett lag, weil die Muttermilch sich staute. Sie sah sich den fiesen Riss an, den die Geburt trotz Würzöl und Youtube verursacht hatte und hatte feine Antennen für den Unterschied zwischen mütterlicher Erschöpfung und postnataler Depressionen, ohne dass Luise mit einem nf Tage alten Baby in ein gynäkolgisches Wartezimmer trampen musste. Sie stopfte Heilwolle in Baby-Pofalten und sah belustigt und aufmerksam dabei zu, wie zwei Erwachsene zum ersten Mal ca. 3000g ihres eigen Fleisch und Blutes in einen Badeeimer tauchen und dabei Rotz und Wasser schwitzen.

Wundern sich wirklich alle aufrichtig, warum sich junge Frauen gegen Kinder entscheiden?  
 Obwohl es heutzutage swimmingpoolartige Gebärwannen in den hochmodernen Kreißsälen gibt und Familienzimmer mit Doppelbett und Stillkissen für die erste Nacht? 

Weil etwas ganz anderes wichtig ist: Eine Geburt braucht Zeit und Fürsorge und eine junge Mutter braucht Pflege, Rat, Beistand und eine Menge Mut. Sie braucht kein Origami-Faltbett, keine Mondstein-Wasser-Brunnentränke und auch keine gewachsten Schaukelseile an der Kreißsaaldecke, wie im Affenhaus in der Wilhelma.

Welches Signal senden wir den jungen Frauen da draußen, wenn wir Hebammen, Geburtshäuser und Hausgeburten ungerührt und arrogant aussterben lassen? 

Die Vorstellung davon, wie "eine Geburt ist", entwickelt sich immer weiter weg vom gewollten Wahnsinn der Natur und der Urgewalt, für die zwei Brüste und dehnbare Öffnungen zwischen den Beinen einst erfunden worden sind. Überraschenderweise eben nicht für Titten-Selfies auf Instagram oder Brasillian-Waxing. Diese Körperteile sind einst für Babies und Geburten erfunden worden, an deren Ende man sich fühlen sollte wie ein Superheldin, und nicht wie eine knapp dem Tode entronnene Seekuh, die von der Rainbow-Warrior gerade noch rechtzeitig in eine Greenpeace Rettungsstation geschleppt werden konnte. Eine Geburt ist nämlich gar keine absolute Notfallsituation, die man nur in unmittelbarer Nähe zu einem Reanimationszentrum und einer Kindernotfall-Klinik überhaupt überleben kann. Wo ist das ganze Urvertrauen hin, dass eine 5-jährige ganz selbstverständlich mit sich rumträgt, wenn sie sagt: "Wenn ich groß bin, ziehe ich in Omas Wohnwagen und kriege fünf Kinder. Alles Zwillinge." ?

Warum sind Geburtshäuser und Hausgeburten wichtig, auch wenn kaum eine Deutsche zuletzt dort war?

Mich selbst hätten beim ersten Kind vermutlich keine zehn Pferde in ein Geburtshaus gebracht. Ich dachte, die Sicherheit liefert mir die technische Medizin, dabei war es die Anwesenheit und das Können meiner Hebamme. Ich wusste allerdings, dass ich diese Angelegenheit im Grunde ebenso in einem Planschbecken zu Hause erledigen könnte, wie es 30 % unserer holländischen Schwestern noch heute zu tun pflegen. Ein mobiles CTG in der holländischen Hebammentasche und ein Rettungswagen wartet in der heißen Phase der Geburt vor der Amsterdamer Tür. Dieses Wissen half mir, selbstbewusst in den Kreißsaal zu marschieren. Beim zweiten Kind hätte ich gerne zu den 2 % der deutschen Frauen gehört, die dort entbinden können, wo man sich generell wohl fühlt: Nicht in einer Klinik. Aber da gab es das Geburtshaus in Kiel schon nicht mehr.

Neulich sagte die stellvertretende Pressesprecherin des GKV-Spitzenverbandes Ann Marini in einem NDR Interview: " Freiberufliche Hebammen? Brauchen wir nicht." 

Erstaunlich. Ich kenne keine einzige Mutter, die ihre Hebamme nicht für absolut und gänzlich unverzichtbar hält. Keine einzige mir bekannte Großmutter sagt sowas wie: „Die Hebamme hätte ich mir genauso schenken können wie die Anti-Rutsch-Socken für Neugeborene.“ 

Selten sind sich Mütter und Väter, Großeltern und Paare so einig wie in diesem Punkt und selten waren eine Gesellschaft und ihre politische Landschaft so taub auf einem Ohr, wie auf dem der Pflegebedürftigkeit von werdenden Eltern. Wir setzen ein fatales Zeichen an der Wiege unserer Gesellschaft: „Wenn ihr jungen Menschen Kinder haben wollt, dann müsst ihr das alleine machen oder es Euch leisten können. Viel Glück. Wir bauen so lange einen dritten Flughafen in Berlin.“ 

Immer mehr Hebammen müssen ihren Beruf aufgeben, weil er mehr kostet, als sie einnehmen. 6800 € kostet die Haftpflichtversicherungsprämie für Hebammen. Sie muss versichert sein, um überhaupt als Hebamme eine Geburt betreuen zu dürfen. Wovon soll sie das bezahlen, wenn sie  30,00 € für einen Wochenbettbesuch und 700,00 € pauschal für eine 20-Stunden Geburt abrechnen kann. Brutto. Hebamme mag eine Berufung sein, aber es ist auch ein Beruf, mit dem man Geld verdienen muss.

Zurück bleiben die jungen Paare, die sich ein Kind wünschen. In Göttingen annoncieren die ersten Schwangeren in den Tageszeitungen unter „Vermischtes“: 
Ich bin in der 5. Woche schwanger und finde keine Hebamme für den Geburtstermin im Herbst. Wer hat noch Kapazitäten?“ 
Welchen Eindruck macht das auf eine junge Frau, die zum Kaffee eine Zeitung liest und überlegt, ob sich Kinder bei ihrem Gehalt überhaupt lohnen?

Alternativen zu einer Klinikgeburt gibt es mittlerweile kaum noch - und nicht mal die ist in vielen Gegenden noch möglich

Die ersten Schwangeren haben gar keine Kreißsäle mehr in ihrer Nähe. Sie sind Deutschlands Wirtschaftsflüchtlinge, aber die interessieren die grenzdebilen Brüllaffen in Heidenau nur, wenn sie „vom Balkan kommen“. Sylter oder Oldenburger Schwangere sollen vor der Geburt in ein sogenanntes „Boarding-Haus“ umziehen. Das ist eine Art Flüchtlingsheim für Bald-Gebärende, nur ohne Feldbetten, an deren Wohnort keine Geburten mehr betreut werden  können. Aus wirtschaftlichen Erwägungen.

Auch die Zahl der verfügbaren, aber dringend benötigten Beleghebammen in den Kliniken sinkt täglich. Chronisch unterbesetzt rasen die verbliebenen, festangestellten Hebammen zwischen den Kreißsälen hin und her. Den Kliniken fehlt das Geld dafür und wisst ihr was? Ich glaube ihnen sogar.  Der Kreißsaal in Bruchsal in Baden-Württemberg hat so wenig eigene Hebammen und Beleghebammen aus dem Umkreis zur Verfügung, dass die rundlichen Damen dort bitteschön so freundlich sind, während der Öffnungszeiten zwischen 7 und 17 Uhr ihr Kind rauszupressen. Dann ist zu. Die Sätze, die die Krankenkassen für eine Geburt bezahlen, reichen auch den Kliniken nicht um die Kosten schultern zu können, daher drehen sie am Personalschlüssel. Auf Kosten der Mütter, die alleine im Kreißsaal liegen. Aber "kein Geld da" kann doch bitte nicht das Ende der Diskussion sein? Das ist mir zu billig.

Kein Kreißsaal in der Nähe? Keine Hebamme, die das Kind zu Hause entbindet? Das Geburtshaus am Ort geschlossen? Das ist ja schon etwas blöd, jetzt. Die Verantwortlichen haben sich an einen Tisch gesetzt und folgende Lösung erarbeitet: In Ostholsteins Norden beispielsweise wird eine Schwangere jetzt mit Christoph (42) in die Eutiner Klinik gebracht, wenn die Wehen nachts spontan einsetzen. Christoph ist leider nicht der Kindsvater, sondern ein "Hubschrauber-Fluggerät vom Typ BK 117, eine Gemeinschaftsproduktion von Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm und Kawasaki", loben die Lübecker Nachrichten das neue sogenannte Sicherheitskonzept. Klingt doch nach einer Maßnahme in der sich ein Lawinenopfer, äh, eine wehende Mutter supergut aufgehoben fühlt
"Schauen Sie mal raus, Frau Wagner! Da unten paaren sich die Seehunde am Strand von Niebüll. Ist das nicht putzig mitanzusehen?"  
Als junge Frau mit reduzierter Abenteuerlust, würde ich meinen Kinderwunsch in Ostholstein heute deutlich überdenken.

Wenn es um die Pflege von Schwangeren und damit um Paare mit Kinderwunsch geht, scheint also keine „Lösung“ absurd genug zu sein, um sie nicht als eine solche zu präsentieren. 


Ein Ort, an dem eine Frau sicher ein Kind gebären kann. Ich hätte diese Problematik eher nach Nigeria oder Syrien verordnet, nicht nach Föhr oder Amrum.

Manche Kommentarspaltennutzer von Onlineartikeln zum Thema bezeichnen Geburten, vorallem die außerhalb einer Klinik, gar als „Luxus für Öko-Tanten, den solche Frauen eben selbst bezahlen müssten". Am nächsten Tag sitzen genau diese Vögel nach einer Stunde AOK-Aquarobic auf Rezept völlig selbstverständlich im Wartezimmer ihres Dermatologen und lassen sich auf Kassenkosten eine Krampfader veröden
Wer zudem das Wort "Luxus" im Zusammenhang mit Hebammenbetreuung verwendet, wo auch immer sie stattfindet, der hat noch nie eine Honigmelone aus einer Öffnung so groß wie eine Zitrone gepresst und war dabei mindestens eine Stunde fest davon überzeugt, jeden Moment den Löffel abzugeben oder alternativ den Freitod zu wählen, damit diese Schmerzen endlich aufhören. Derjenige schmierte sich auch noch nie gekühlten Magerquark auf medizinballgroße Betonbrüste und verging auch nie im Fieberwahn fast vor Angst, dass der vier Tage alte, durchgehend schreiende Säugling ihm unter den Händen verhungern könnte.

Und solche und solche“ Frauen gibt es seit Anbeginn der Menschheit nicht, zumindest nicht, wenn es um die letzten Zentimeter der Muttermund- Eröffnungswehen geht. Da bricht die Öko-Tante ihrem Mann genauso ungerührt die Hand, wie das Chi-Chi-Mäuschen aus der Edelboutique.

Ich erwarte eine Lösung. 
Dieser Zustand ist nicht hinnehmbar. 
Ich erwarte eine Lösung von der Politik, den Versicherern, den Hebammenverbänden, bessere Zusammenarbeit von Ärzten und Hebammen und den kommunalen Vertretern. Ich erwarte Einigungen und weniger Lobbyismus.
Ich erwarte Engagement, Respekt und Demut vor der Sache, um die es geht.

Ich möchte eine Geburt wie sie sein soll. Wie sie schon immer war und nicht, wie sie am "wirtschaftlichsten" ist. Wirtschaftlichkeit können wir uns hier einfach nicht leisten. Es ist nicht Klage auf hohem Niveau, es ist die Basis.
Quelle: Hebammenverband
Diese Debatte ist eine der Wenigen, die man niemals "satt" haben sollte, deswegen greife ich sie nochmals auf. Sie ist weder feministisch noch ist sie emanzig, noch betrifft sie eine Minderheit. Geburten sind das Grundsätzlichste, was wir in einer Gesellschaft zu bieten haben. Endlich mal etwas vollkommen Geschlechter-, Glaubens- oder Altersunabhängiges.

Geburten und wie und wo sie stattfinden können, in einem der reichsten Läder der Erde, sind kein Thema, das "heute mal an der Tagesordnung" sein sollte und morgen von einem VW-Diesel-Skandal oder dem Eurovision Song Contest abgelöst werden darf. Im Interesse aller Kinderlosen und Familien, denn wir leben in einem Sozialsystem, das ohne Kinder zusammenbricht. Für alle. Ohne wenn und aber.
Es geht nicht um die Geburt der Anderen.

Es geht um etwas ganz Fundamentales, eine Säule unseres Generationenvertrages, um die Wiege unserer Gesellschaft, in der wir leben wollen. 

Ich bin schlicht fassunglos wie wenig in den letzten Monaten passiert ist und wie diese Situation seit Jahren einfach ignoriert und immer wieder umgangen wird. Trotz tausender Stimmen in den Medien und auf den Straßen, die sich täglich laut und stark machen. Selten war sich Deutschland so einig und selten eine Lösung fernen.

Wenn das so weitergeht, müssen wir uns um die "Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf" nicht mehr kümmern und ich muss keine Mütter mehr durch ihre Elternteilzeit klagen. Dann kann ich endlich Hebamme werden.

Rechtsanwältinnen in Kreißsälen sind keine Alternative. Fragt Luise. 

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          Ryan Reynolds Welcomes ‘Deadpool 2’ Costar Julian Dennison With A Piggy Back Ride   
Ryan Reynolds has got an adorable new Deadpool 2 co-star, and the actor just welcomed him in the best way possible! Reynolds took to Instagram to let fans in on the fact that 14-year-old Julian Dennison has officially joined the cast of Deadpool 2 by sharing a fun picture of himself in full Deadpool gear … Continue reading
          Newswire: Hunt For The Wilderpeople’s Julian Dennison joins Deadpool 2   

The upcoming Deadpool 2 has added yet another weapon to its over-stuffed bag of comedic armaments, with The Wrap reporting that 14-year-old actor Julian Dennison has joined the foul-mouthed superhero sequel. Dennison made an international name for himself last year, starring opposite Sam Neill in Taika Waititi’s well-received Hunt For The Wilderpeople. Now he’s teaming up with the Merc With The Mouth, with Ryan Reynolds announcing the casting with a shot of Dennison clinging to his red-and-black-clad back.

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Normally, we’d roll our eyes at an R-rated action flick adding a kid sidekick to the mayhem. But Dennison has already proven himself in the Deadpool-friendly fields of violence, swearing, and accidental sexual innuendo, as Wilderpeople’s nigh-legendary Ricky Baker:


          It’s Summer!   

Birds are returning, the ice is leaving, the first tentative flowers and leaves are boldly bursting out - summer is in the air! After a busy winter full of community visits, conferences, and training events we’re gearing up for summer family literacy activities.

We’ve pulled our Book Mobile out of the shed and pumped up the tires to get ready for our weekly visits to the Yellowknife Farmer's Market. Between June 6 and August 29 we’ll give away books at the market and host family-friendly activities.

Charlotte is preparing our plot at the Weledeh Community Garden. We hope to include the garden plot in a variety of NWT Literacy Council projects this summer. You may also see the Family Literacy team sharing fun, literacy-based activities at summer camps this year. I'm looking forward to trying out messy (but fun!) activities that we don't get to try inside the office, like bottle rockets (directions on page 80 of Science Fun). I've been waiting all winter to make one!

We’ll also be at the opening of the NorthWords Writers Festival, at the Canada Day Parade, and at Old Town Ramble and Ride.

In the meantime, we are packaging up a Story Walk kit for a regional library. We’re also happy to provide ideas and advice for your community events. We have lots of ideas in our Family and Community Literacy Resources and you can borrow Storysacks, Story Walk kits, and felt stories for use anywhere in the NWT.

Catch up with the NWT Literacy Council on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Post your photos and show us how you celebrate family literacy throughout the summer!

- Emily Smith


          Why the 'Family' in Family Literacy?   

Literacy is a life long journey. It begins at birth with parents talking, singing, cooking, making things, reading, playing games, telling stories and sharing experiences with their child. At the NWT Literacy Council, we call this stage of the literacy journey “family literacy”. It starts at birth and lasts until a child enters elementary school.

Family literacy is about families doing things together in their everyday lives. Family literacy is based on the understanding that school is not the only place where learning happens — parents are their children's first teachers. Both parents and children benefit from spending time and learning together.

Family literacy programs work because they build on things that families are already doing — buying groceries, going out on the land, getting kids ready for bed. Family literacy programs show families how all these activities can be literacy or learning activities.

Here are some examples of how literacy activities can be part of your family's everyday routine:

1. Before you go grocery shopping, talk to your child about what you plan on buying. They might be able to help you draw or write a list.
2. Make reading a story or telling family stories a part of your bedtime routine.
3. Pass the time in line-ups or waiting rooms by singing songs or saying rhymes together.
4. Pass on your own experiences and skills when you are on the land.
5. Find ways for your child to help prepare food. Use measuring cups and spoons to build numeracy skills or a younger child can stir things and count the number of stirs.

 

How does your family work literacy into everyday life? You can share your family literacy stories or pictures on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds. You can also participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten for a chance to win a literacy prize pack! And remember, you can use our free and fun family literacy resources.

— Emily Smith


          Great Job, Internet!: Extremely cool Game Of Thrones bar is ready to serve drinks and/or kill everyone   

As the countless parodies, fan reaction videos, and general rabid enthusiasm that Game Of Thrones has elicited over the past six years can attest, the landmark HBO show has managed to permeate our culture in a way that few television programs are able. And with the penultimate seventh season fast approaching this summer, it seems that fandom has hit a fever pitch.

A perfect example can be found in the Drink Company’s Washington, D.C., pop-up pub. At the aptly named Game Of Thrones Pub, people seeking to blur the line between reality and fantasy will find it easier than ever with the aid of Game Of Thrones-inspired cocktails and nearly 3,000 square feet of decorations reminiscent of lands from both sides of the Narrow Sea. An Iron Throne replica upon which to sit and do your drunken best to look regal, a disturbing Hall Of Faces ...


          Coming Distractions: Aubrey Plaza amps up the insanity in the trailer for Ingrid Goes West   

Aubrey Plaza has made a career—and a quite successful one, we might add—out of playing socially alienated weirdos, but she takes her outcast persona to new heights in the upcoming pitch-black stalker comedy Ingrid Goes West. Plaza stars as the title character, an emotionally unstable woman who, after a stint in a psychiatric hospital, moves to L.A. to get closer to the latest object of her obsession: a boho chic Instagram star named Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen). After stealing and then returning Taylor’s “lost” dog, Ingrid insinuates herself into Taylor’s picture-perfect life, a ruse that seems to work on everyone but aspiring actor Dan Pinto (O’Shea Jackson, Jr.).

Ingrid Goes West will begin stalking theaters on August 11.


          I Miss It...   

But doing silly stuff like this on instagram on my iphone keeps me distracted. Yeah, I crossed over to the dark side.

It's a BEAUTIFUL day in Michigan! I've got my Garmin charging up right now, then I'm going to head out for a run.  ((I sound kinda techy. Am I techy? When did I become techy? I'm not smart enough to be techy.))

One problem, if you could call it a problem, that I'm having so far is kind of like over-stimulation, I guess. There are so many things I want to do, want to watch, want to cook, etc...I'm having a hard time spacing things out! I guess this is a nice problem to have.

Oh, and then there's the jet lag. Good god, the jet lag. I've been going to bed at 10 p.m. or earlier, and waking up around 5 or 6. This is not me. Hopefully this just naturally sorts itself out.

Okay, Garmin is all charged -- off for a run!

          Dove Beauty Bar Review   
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Dove beauty bar does not disappoint. It is #1 recommended by dermatologists. This beauty bar contains DEFI technology, a unique blend of mild cleansers that leaves skin soft and smooth, proving to be milder than soap.



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Regular soap contributes to dry skin, and results in critical moisture loss in skin. It can leave skin rough, itchy and tight. Soaps use harsh cleansers for a chemical process to clean skin.

Dry skin and moisture loss is something I struggle with. Using the beauty bar helps my skin tremendously. It smells great, like all Dove products do. Its not harsh on my skin and causes no break outs for me.

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          Instagram: Il mondo sommerso e oscuro che dovresti conoscere   
Seguaci fake, club segreti e compravendita di post. Sei pronto a conoscere il sommerso di Instagram? 12+ Instagram Brand Case StudyEcco 12+ casi di studio in cui Instagram viene utilizzato dai Brand in modo creativo e non convenzionale. Guarda tutte le case history L’immagine dell’iceberg è molto famosa, l’ho scelta perché è quella che riesce a far percepire in modo immediato cosa sia “il sommerso”, ovvero quella parte che non vediamo, forse non riusciamo neanche a percepire, ma che in realtà esiste. Dobbiamo conoscere il sommerso per essere in grado di identificare persone che potrebbero andare a danneggiare le nostre operazioni di marketing. Questo articolo è molto utile per chi usa Instagram per lavoro e chi in campo Digital PR ha l’obiettivo di riconoscere e coinvolgere veri opinion leader in attività di marketing che devono portare valore. Una Premessa Oggi voglio parlarvi di Instagram, il social network visivo che sta crescendo di più in termini di utenti attivi, insieme a Tumblr. Ad oggi la piattaforma conta oltre 700 Milioni di utenti Mondo. Approfondisci: Lo stato degli Utenti Attivi e Registrati sui Social Media in Italia e Mondo. Come spesso capita, con il successo di una nuova piattaforma social e la conseguente opportunità di fare del business, nascono strade parallele ...
          Instagram: Free Template PowerPoint & Keynote per creare presentazioni efficaci   
Un template da scaricare gratis in PowerPoint e Keynote in cui trovare risorse utili per presentazioni Instagram. Era da diverso tempo che avevo in cantiere alcune risorse utili per creare presentazioni riguardo attività con Instagram. Finalmente sono riuscito a ultimare le slide e metterle in condivisione. 10+ Instagram Brand Case StudyEcco 10 casi di studio in cui Instagram viene utilizzato dai Brand in modo creativo e non convenzionale. Guarda tutte le case history Instagram è il social network che sta crescendo di più in termini di utenti attivi, insieme a Tumblr. Ad oggi la piattaforma conta oltre 400 Milioni di utenti Mondo e in Italia 9 Milioni utenti attivi al mese e oltre 4.6 Milioni al giorno. Spesso capita di creare delle presentazioni in cui visualizzare alcuni elementi di Instagram, profili, post, numeri, tutte quelle informazioni che servono a contestualizzare una nostra idea o attività di marketing. Scarica il Template Nel template che trovi per PowerPoint e Keynote potrai trovare elementi grafici per presentare al meglio le tue attività con Instagram. Link: instagram-assets-presentation.zip (4.15MB) In questa prima versione: – Logo e Icona Instagram – Numeri Instagram Mondo e Italia – Profilo Instagram Desktop modificabile in slide – Profilo Instagram Mobile modificabile in slide – Post Instagram modificabile ...
          Felicita Macron a Diane Kruger   
La actriz Diana Kruger mostró en Instagram una carta que le envió el Presidente de Francia para felicitarla por su premio en Cannes.
          Samsung Galaxy S6 camera resolution defaults to 6MP   
If you own a flagship Samsung Galaxy phone and like to take pictures, then you better check that your phone isn't crapping on your images.

While we were away in Greece for two weeks, I noticed while on one of the day that the pictures I have been taking on the Galaxy S6 were of low quality. They looked fine on the screen, but as I was editing and cropping I noticed that it lacked plenty of details. Now, the S6's camera isn't that great to begin with, but images produced were at least usable. These were just crappy. Okay for Facebook and Instagram, but unusable for anything - especially printing.

What happened? Well the S6 is equipped with a 16MP sensor but for whatever reason Samsung likes to have it take pictures at 6MP - a full 10MP less than what the sensor is capable of capturing. Why? Who knows. Best answer is the developers at Samsung are lazy and their managers harbors pure contempt for their customers. As this bug, or feature, has existed since Lollipop, Marshmallow and continue to exist on the latest Nougat firmware, this answer wouldn't surprise me.

Now I always make sure to check that the resolution is 16MP every day, but on one of the day (I believe it was the sixth day), the camera just defaults to 6MP and I forgot to check. So of the hundreds of images I took that day, everything was captured in 6MP. Luckily my holidays aren't defined by the pictures I take, but I was still super annoyed. I paid for a phone that was capable of capturing 16MP of glorious pixels and 10MP was missing from hundreds of them.

Samsung obviously won't fix the bug as it was been known to exist since Lollipop, and also on the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone. For all I know it continues to exist on the S7 and S8 phones as well, not to mention their Galaxy Note and hundred generic Galaxy Prime, Alpha, J7, J3, Max, Grand, On5 etc. phones they have.

So next time check that your Samsung Galaxy phone isn't crapping on your picture. There is nothing you can do except checking in the settings each and every time. No amount of soft, hard reset, cache clearing, cache partition clearing, OS reinstalls etc. will fix this crap.

What can I do? Nothing really. Apart from writing this snarky blog post about how crappy Samsung is and how crappy their phones are. What I do know is that I know which phone brand I will be avoiding the next time I upgrade my phone.
          Roland Martin Talks With Cosby’s Spokesperson and Publicist To Clarify Latest Rumors   
06/28/17 – Roland Martin talks with Bill Cosby’s publicist Ebonee Benson and his spokesperson Andrew Wyatt about his pending civil cases, the outcome of the Pennsylvania criminal case and the truth behind that educational tour. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter!
          Rev. Al Sharpton Covers The Latest On The Healthcare Bill   
06/28/17 – Reverend Al Sharpton encourages people to remain steadfast in the fight against the Senate health care bill despite its latest hiccup. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter!
          BILL’S BEEF: A 14lb Baby, LaVar Ball At It Again, & Patti’s Got A New Hair-Do   
06/28/17- Bill Bellamy has got major beef with a 14lb baby, LaVar Ball and Patti Labelle! Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter!
          Huggy Lowdown: Serena, Serena, Serena!!!   
06/28/17 – Huggy Lowdown has some choice words for John McEnroe after he took a jab at Serena Williams. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter!
          TOP OF THE MORNING: What Are With These Rappers Wearing Floral Shirts?!   
06/28/17 – Tom, Sybil and Bill Bellamy open the show talking about Russell Westbrook and so much more! Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter!
          B.C Rich Guitars   
Bernardo C. Rico
One of the most unusual guitars that I ever played was also one of the best guitars I’ve ever played. This was an original B.C. Rich Seagull built back in the mid 1970’s when Bernie Rico and his staff were making them in his Los Angeles shop. That guitar was expensive, but it played and sounded like a dream.

Bernardo Chavez Rico aka Bernie learned about guitars from his father. Bernardo, or Bernie, was an accomplished Flamenco guitarist.

His father, Bernardo Mason Rico had purchased the store from Candelas Brothers guitar shop. The Candelas Guitar store is a legend all to itself. The store was re-christened Bernardo’s Guitar Shop.

Although Bernardo Senior was not a luthier, he was a business man. And he hired luthiers and craftsmen to do the work. It was from these men that Bernie learned his craft. The shop offered Flamenco and Classical guitars along with other stringed instruments.

'71 Rico acoustic
Many of their original guitars were made of bodies imported from Mexico which the workers sanded, finished, stained, and painted before offering them for sale. As the years rolled on, The Folk Music Craze of the early 1960’s changed the focus of the shop from nylon string instruments to steel string acoustic guitars. These were handmade using choice materials such as Brazilian rosewood, Sitka spruce, Honduran mahogany, and ebony.

Around 1968 Bernie made his first electric solid body guitar and topped it with a Fender neck.

1974 Rico Bass
This guitar and subsequent attempts had Les Paul shaped bodies. He also made bass guitars with a design based on the Gibson EB-3.

1974 B.C. Rich Seagull

Within four years Rico and a fellow employee named Bob Hall came up with the original Seagull design. By 1974 this became their first offering. Another employee named Mal Stich, inadvertently answered the phone one day by saying, “B.C. Rich”, instead of “Bernardo’s Guitar Shop”. The name stuck. Bernie Rich’s goal was to make a production line guitar with custom shop quality.


By 1977 the retail price was just under $1000 USD. But they were scarce.

The music store I frequented back in those days had 2 B.C. Rich guitars; the Seagull and the Mockingbird. Both guitars were excellent.

'74 Seagull
Oddly enough the Seagull was based on a wooden toilet seat. The body and neck were made of mahogany with neck-thru construction. The body had an exaggerated cutaway that ended in a sharp point. On the top side of the body between the upper and lower bouts was a sharp point. Rich used a Badass bridge/saddle unit. The guitar had twin humbucking pickups and the electronics were designed by Neal Moser. These included an active preamp, a Varitone control, a phase switch, coil taps, and master volume and tone controls.

'74 Seagull with Gibson pickups

At first the pickups were made by Gibson. This is because B.C. Rich guitars were originally distributed by L.D. Heater, which was a subsidiary of Gibson. This allowed them to obtain Gibson parts. However due the fact that Rich was utilizing coil taps and phase reversal on each model each Gibson pickup needed to be dissembled to be reconfigured to use four wires then put back together.

Eventually Gibson realized their pickups were being used by a competitor and put a halt to the practice.

Later models used Guild pickups, until Rich contacted Larry DiMarzio and asked if his company could produce a four wire model. From that point on B.C. Rich guitars and basses used DiMarzio pickups.

1976 B.C. Rich Eagle
The next instrument was the Eagle, which also had the neck-through-body construction and was made entirely of mahogany.. Early models included the three-on-a-side headstock, an unbound neck with rosewood fret board and inlaid position markers. The Eagle included an onboard preamp with a separate volume control and all the bells and whistles that were to be found on the Seagull. The body was more Strat-like with a double cutaway. Later models were stripped down, with a single humbucking pickup, a six-in-line headstock, and a vibrato unit.

'77 B.C. Rich Advertisement
On some instruments the body was painted with a custom colours. By this time, electric players were simplifying the guitars and relying more on pedal boards. Although the newer Eagle had the same shape, the only built-in effect was the on-board preamp, a switch to activate it, and a separate volume control.

1977 Mockingbird
The BC Rich Mockingbird was based on a shape by a guy named Johnny “Go-Go” Kessel and named by Neal Moser. The double-cutaway shape is like nothing else out there. The guitar was popularized by Joe Perry of Aerosmith. The original models were, once again, neck-through-body, and made of mahogany. The original models were gorgeous and featured twin humbucking pickups with coil tapping capability, and a built-in preamp. The six-on-a-side headstock topped the unbound neck, which had a rosewood fret board with mother of pearl inlays.

1982 Rich Bich
The Rich Bich, was another guitar based on a drawing by Johnny “Go-Go” Kessel and designed by Neal Moser. This guitar was originally offered in 1978 and like the Mockingbird, it was a truly original design. The upper bout featured twin offset pointy cutaways on the instruments neck-through-body. What set the guitar apart was the large V-shaped wedge cut out of the lower section of the guitars bottom nearest the player, The remaining section after this house the larger control section which had a small ovular cutout..

Rich Bich Electronics
Once again the guitar housed an active pre-amp and all the features found on the previously mentioned guitars. Like most of the vintage B.C. Rich guitars, this featured the three-on-a-side tuners, a rosewood neck with mother-of-pearl inlay, a Leo Quan Bad Ass bridge.

1978 Rich Bich 10 string

The reason for the large V shaped cutaway was due to the fact that this guitar was offered as a 10-string model. The wedge was designed to hold four Grover tuning pegs so that the upper four strings had double courses. These four strings had their end pieces strung into 4 metal grommets in the center of the headstock that were then attached to the pegs on the bottom of the guitar.


Bottom view of '78 Rich Bich

This upside-down concept was copied in later years by Steinberger (although his design was much different) and other manufacturers.




Trey Azagthoth Ironbird

The B.C. Rich Ironbird was designed by Joey Rico in 1983. It was in-my-opinion, a heavy metal version of the B.C. Rich Mockingbird. This instrument had a small cutaway on the upper bout and an exagerated, and pointy cutaway on the lower bout. The bottom of the guitar had two offset and pointy terminal points. The headstock was made rosewood. This guitar was popular endorsed by Trey Azagthoth of Morbid Angel.


Trey Azagthoth's
personal Ironbird
His personal instrument included a Dimarzio X2N in the bridge position, which was the company’s highest output pickup and a Dimarzio twin blade minihumbucker in the neck position. The strings attached to a Floyd Rose tremolo. The original Ironbird had a reverse headstock. The guitar was available with a variety of pickup configurations.





B.C. Rich Acrylic
The B.C. Rich Acrylic guitar was based on the Ampeg Dan Armstrong Lucite guitar concept. B.C. Rich took a number of their models, including the Mockingbird and the Warlock and used acrylic material for the bodies instead of wood. While the Dan Armstrong model only came in a clear transparent model, the B.C. Rich transparent models had different colours for their guitars. These guitars were manufactured in Korea and did not have all the features of the earlier B.C. Rich models.

An interesting feature of the Acrylic guitars is the neck joint. This was called IT (invisibolt technology) which allowed the neck to be bolted inside the body, to give it the appearance of a neck-through, however the neck was actually a bolt-on type.

BC Rich Warlock prototype
The B.C. Rich Warlock was designed by Bernie Rico in 1981 and based on the Bich. The original model came with a mahogany body and neck, which was topped with a three-on-a-side headstock.

1988 BC Rich Warlock
Some models did have a six-on-a-side reverse headstock. This was later changed to a unique headstock design. The neck was bound on the rosewood fretboard and topped with mother-of-pearl inlays. Some models came with a Floyd Rose Trem system. All came with twin Dimarzio humbuckers.

Warlock II


The Warlock II came out the following year.




BC Rich Wave




The BC Rich Wave guitar was designed by Martin Evans and made for only a brief period of time. It was reminiscent of the Mockingbird, but with exaggerated features such as a small wave-like cutaway on the instruments bottom.




BC Rich Stealth 7


The unique B.C, Rich Stealth guitar was designed by Rick Derringer. It featured twin Dimarzio pickups, a reverse headstock and the usual features found on earlier models. Subsequent production Stealth guitars deleted most of these features and came with only a bridge humbucking pickup.




Widow Bass


The B.C. Rich Widow bass was designed by Blackie Warless. It resembled an insect with its twin symmetrical upper and lower horns. The bottom section of the body needed an additional block section to hold the bridge saddle unit.

Some significant events for the company occurred in 1984.



1984 BC Rich US Series Mockingbird

The Korean connection led to the introduction of the U.S. Series. These were essentially Korean manufactured guitar kits, with bolt-on necks, that were shipped to California for assembly.



Condor



This was the year that the Condor was also introduced. This was a lovely guitar with a flamed maple top on a mahogany body. It was made in Japan.







BC Rich Fat Bob bass and guitar
The bizarre Fat Bob guitar and bass were introduced this same year. This guitar may have been a product of Bernie Rico’s love of motorcycles and motorcycle embellishments, as it resembled the flamed design decals found on hot-rodded motorcycles.

This guitar had an odd triangular shape, with a single Dimarzio pickup, a six-on-a-side headstock, and a Floyd-Rose tremolo.

Mel Stich
It was in 1984 that Mel Stich left the company. The following year Neal Moser left.

In 1987 Bernie Rich entered into an agreement with Randy Watuch’s company called Class Axe. This allowed Class Axe to market and distribute some of Rich’s guitar lines, thus leading to some foreign made models.

By 1989 Rich had turned over all of the licensing rights.

That year B.C. Rich guitars moved from California to New Jersey. The guys that were working at the L.A. shop continued to make handmade guitars under the logo LPC Guitars. This venture failed.

BC Rich Virgin Guitars and Basses
Though the majority of Class Axe made B.C. Rich guitars were outsourced, the company did produce The Virgin, which was handmade. Dealers and customers were begging for handmade products.

In 1993 Bernie Rico returned to making handmade guitars when the licensing agreement ran out. Ed Roman of Roman Guitars of Las Vegas purchased the left over stock from Class Axe.

He relocated the shop to Hesperia California.

By 1995 Bernie returned to making acoustic guitars, including the B-41C.

The Ignitor




In 1995 the Ignitor and the V were added to the line up.







1998 Victor Smith Commemoritive

In 1998 the Exclusive, the Victor Smith Commemorative Model, and the Beast were added.

The following year, B.C, Rich added a seven string version of the Warlock.

On December 3rd of 1999, Bernie Rico died of a heart attack.

The company was taken over  to his son Bernie Jr. Under his direction control of the company, B.C. Rich, was sold given to the Hanser Music Group in 2001. They began making guitars under the Rico Jr. name.

Bernie Rico Jr.
Bernie Rico Jr is still involved with some current B.C. Rich custom-shop guitars. In 2014, JAM Industries of Quebec Canada took over Hanser Incorporated, aka Davitt and Hanser.

Asian manufactured B.C. Rich guitars are still being distributed by Davitt and Hanser, as a subsidiary of JAM Industries.

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          Dick Dale - His Guitar and Amplifier and His Contributions to Music   
Dick Dale
One of the men that has done more than most to shape the world of modern rock guitar, and even the world of heavy metal music gets very little respect or recognition these days.

King of the Surf Guitar

I am of an age where I can recall Surf Guitar being played on the radio. I am not certain how players learn songs anymore, but I grew up listening to The Ventures, The Surfaris and Dick Dale. I learned to play guitar by listening to those songs over and over until I could duplicate them.



Dick Dale and the Del-Tones
In those days, Dick Dale was just a name of the guy playing lead guitar on some popular songs that I wanted to play with my garage band. I knew he was from California and his bands name was The Del-Tones, but had no idea that his persistence in seeking a better, bigger and louder sound from his guitar would eventually turn into the industry standard and change live guitar music and concerts. 

Dick Dale
Dick Dale was born Richard Anthony Monsour on May 4th, 1937 in Boston Massachusetts. His father was Lebanese and his mother’s family came from Poland. Due to his Lebanese heritage Dale developed an interest in Arabic music. I mention this because the song everyone associates him with is Miserlou. When he was very young his uncle taught him how to play the tarabaki, while the uncle played the oud.  Because of this Dale developed his rapid and alternating picking technique. He states the music had a sense of pulsating.

Misilou 45 RPM
One can certainly hear the Arabic influence in Misirlou. Much of this song is played on a single string, up and down the neck. In reading about the song, it was first popularized by a Greek recording in 1927 and called Misirli which roughly translates to The Egyptian. Dale would have learned this song as a kid.


The Fender Discussion Page

In the late 1990’s, when I first got on the internet I used to visit The Fender Forum aka The Fender Discussion Page. Early on this site was not just a discussion page for fans of Fender guitars, but also received visits and comments from Fender employees, including Bill Schultz, the CEO at the time.

Fender Facts Newsletter


Fender had a newsletter back then and one issue featured an interview with Dick Dale. We thought it humorous that Dick Dale spoke in the third person throughout the interview and we poked fun of that.





Mr. Dale
I took the initiative of email Mr. Dale, hoping that he might join in the discussion. Boy was I mistaken. I received a terse reply. I wrote him again and apologized for remarks like, Dick Dale uses bridge cables to string his guitar. (Which is almost true. His choice of Ernie Ball strings at the time ran from .60 to .16 gauge.)  (Note: After rereading an article I wrote about Jazz and Session player Howard Roberts, I discovered that Roberts choice of string sizes was similar; .58 to .16.)

Dick Dale with his cats
Dale took the time to email me back and was very gracious. I have nothing but respect for this man. In his text he related some similar experiences that I could relate to. We both took care of our elderly parents. And we both loved animals, Dick Dale more-so than I, because he raised a menagerie of around 40 assorted lions, tigers, leopards, hawks, eagles, ravens, a baby elephant and other non-domestic critters that had been rescued from poachers.

Quotes
He also elaborated to me about the nights that he spent with  Leo Fender discussing his amplification needs; such as why the current Fender amps kept burning out during his shows. The men also discussed his guitar.

Dick Dale and the Del-Tones
Dick Dale was one of the first to receive a Fender Stratocaster.

Indeed there are a number of Fender innovations that although Dale did not create, he was the impetus and drive behind them. For instance, most amplifiers in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s were putting out 12 to 15 watts. There were a handful, including the Fender Bassman that pumped out 40 watts RMS.

With the Del-Tones

When Dick Dale first started playing music, he says he was in a 17 piece band, with horns and a drummer. He was playing Big Band Music and the guitar could not be heard.



Town Hall Party cast in the 1950's

Later he attempted to be a Country singer for a while and even got a gig on a popular west coast TV show called Town Hall Party where he played with a number of famous Country Music stars.

Then Rock and Roll came along and the band became a combo, but the still the guitar was pretty much a background rhythm instrument.

When guitar based Surf Music hit the scene around 1962 he needed to do something. Leo Fender was a generous man and provided amplifiers and guitars to California musicians as a form of not just advertising but to see what worked well and what needed improvement.

Leo Fender in the 1950's
When Dick Dale first met Leo Fender he told him that he was a surfer and a guitar player and did not have money for a decent instrument. Leo recognized the drive and determination and gave him a Stratocaster and right on the spot asked him what he thought about this Fender guitar. Dale, being left-handed, turned the right handed instrument over and began playing, which made Mr. Fender laugh.

Here was a guy playing his guitar upside-down and backwards, meaning the 6th string was on the top and the 1st string was on the bottom. So Leo Fender made a left-handed Stratocaster for him.

Late 1950's Fender Pro - 18 to 25 watts
Dick Dale’s amps would all burn out from his intense and loud playing. He says that he blew out almost 50 amplifiers and speakers. I’m told that when Fender and Freddie Tavares came to see him play. Leo Fender went home and thought about this situation. This prompted Fender to make a larger and better output transformer.

Dale's Original Showman Prototype
Dale relates, “ I get a phone call one time, it was 2:30 in the morning and Leo said, “Dick, I got it, I got it, I found it! I got it! You gotta come down.” He says “I made an 85 watt output transformer, peaking 100 watts because using 5881 tubes would give it that WhOOm sound, ya gotta try it, ya, ya gotta try it.”

Vintage 15" JBL Lansing D130F
The trouble was they didn’t have a speaker that could handle this much power. Fender had been routinely using Altec Lansing speakers in some of their amplifiers, but Dale wanted something much stronger. So they approached another company called JBL Lansing and asked for a 15” speaker with a 10 to 11 and a half pound magnet.

15" JBL Lansing D130F speakers
The speaker needed to have an aluminum dust cover. So JBL Lansing went about creating this speaker which was not just sturdier, but came with a rubberized coating around the edge of the speaker which was connected to a metal frame. The JBL Lansing D130F was born.

Early 1960's Fender Dual Showman

The speakers were housed in a separate cabinet than the amplifier. This cabinet had what Fender called a "tone ring" that encircled the edge of the speaker and let more of the natural bass sounds come through.



The output transformer that Mr. Fender created emphasized the lows, mids and high sounds, something that had not been accomplished until then. The 100 watt amp and the cabinet were dubbed The Showman Amp.

The next step that Dale suggested was to place two of these speakers in a cabinet. The Showman Amp was born. When twin 8 ohm 15” JBL Lansing speakers were added to the cabinet to run in series it came to be known as The Dual Showman. Leo Fender had to upgrade the transformer to accommodate the 4 ohm load.

The version that Dick Dale uses is the one with cream coloured Tolex. Later the amp was rated at 100 watts and peaked at 180 watts. When the black Tolex models came out they were once again rated at 85 watts.

Dick Dale never set the amplifier on top of the speaker cabinet, since his intense style of playing guitar causes too much vibration in the speakers which can affect the tubes in the amplifier.

Fender Reverb Unit & Controls
The Fender Reverb unit was another invention that Dick Dale did not invent, but certainly pushed forward. The Showman and the Dual Showman amplifiers were self contained amplifiers with a separate cabinet for the speakers and the only effect that was built into them was vibrato.

By 1961, only a handful of amplifier manufacturers had installed reverberation units in combo amps, most notably Ampeg, with their Reverb Rocket. Though none of these amplifiers had been rated at 100 watts up until now.

Dick Dale state he took apart his Hammond organ and discovered the reverb unit had 9 springs, which the signal traveled through. He took this to Leo, who made a chassis with a small amplifier that contained a 6K6 power tube, a 7025 and a 12AX7, which are both preamp tubes. Dale plugged a mic into this and loved the sound.

Inside the Reverb Unit
Leo then went on to create the Fender Reverb Unit, which was used by Dick Dale, the Beach Boys, and many other Surf band to get that exceptional reverberation sound. Dale also utilized an Echoplex.

Getting back to the Dick Dale guitar. Even early photos show that Dale stripped that guitar down to the bare essentials. He took out all the parts that he did not need on that guitar.

Dick Dale with his original Fender Stratocaster
For instance, Dale’s Strat does not have any tone potentiometers. He removed both of them and replaced them with metal plugs. The guitar has only a 250k master volume pot. On Dale’s personal guitar, there is not even a volume knob, just has the end of the potentiometer sticking out.

Dick Dale Stratocaster
Dales guitar has a 3-way pickup selector switch, just like on the original Stratocasters and he prefers it that way. Fender offered to update it with a five-way switch but Dick Dale declined. Instead he added a mini-toggle switch that turns the middle pickup off and on, so it can be used in combination with either of the other two pickups.

One would think that a Surf player would utilize the vibrato, but not Dick Dale. Though his guitar still has 5 springs on the back side holding the vibrato block (5 springs were standard on original Stratocasters) there is a wooden block wedged between the block and the guitars routed area to keep the block from moving.


Dick Dale’s Fender Stratocaster is a mid 1950’s model, which is odd as it has a rosewood slab fretboard. The body is finished in sparkle gold paint


Dick Dale's Stratocaster
The only other modifications include the addition of an America Flag sticker on the upper bout, a pick-holder/dispenser on the lower bout and a Kenpo karate sticker placed on the guitars body. This sticker is from the same organization that Elvis Presley was a part of and was founded by Senior Grand Master Ed Parker. Dick Dale has been a student of Karate for over 30 years.


Late 1960's Fender Rhodes electric piano


Around 1959 Leo Fender was interesting in adding a piano to his company’s inventory. He struck a deal with Harold Rhodes, who was a musician and inventor.



Rhodes had come up with a piano-type instrument that employed tuned metal bars called tines being struck by a hammer instead the usual piano action of a hammer striking of strings. The sound was then amplified. This instrument eventually came to be known as the Fender Rhodes piano.

By now Leo Fender considered Dick Dale to be not just a guitarist, but the ultimate test machine.  If he could give Dale a piece of equipment and let him use it in concerts, then Fender could see if it was worthy. Apparently, the Fender Rhodes Piano passed the test and though it never became a substitute for an acoustic piano, it became a studio and concert mainstay.

Fender Contempo Organ
Another device that was tested by Dick Dale and his band was the Fender Contempo Organ. In the early and mid 1960’s, many bands were utilizing portable organs such as those manufactured by Farfisa, Vox, Maestro (Gibson), and a number of other companies.

A company called Pratt Read, was manufacturing parts for the Fender Rhodes piano and was asked by Fender if they could put together a combo organ.

Dick Dale's Prototype Contempo organ

The Fender Contempo was one of the sturdier of the portable organs of that era. This was another product that Fender gave to Dick Dale to test for road-worthiness.



Dick Dale Acoustic
Some time before 2010, Dick Dale ask Fender if they could build a signature acoustic guitar for him. He complained that most acoustic guitars are too deep and too wide, which causes cramps in his abdomen. In 2010 Fender came up with a full size acoustic-electric guitar that was only 3" deep and based on the Fender Malibu series guitar of the 1960's. This instrument had a solid mahogany top, back and sides. The neck was a reverse Stratocaster style with a rosewood fretboard that was set in to the heel and the guitar was painted cherry red. It had two pickguard for Mr. Dale's aggressive style playing.

Jimmy Dale Acoustic

Since Dick's son, Jimmy, often travels with him and is a part of his act playing guitar and drums, Fender also built a Jimmy Dale Kingman SCE model. This guitar is a full sized with an all mahogany body. The set-in maple Stratocaster-style neck without the reverse headstock. Both guitars are no longer offered.

Dick Dale and the Del-Tones from Beach Party
Dick Dale’s fame rose when he was featured, along with his band, The Del-Tones, in the 1963 movie Beach Party, with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello.

Dick Dale in the movie Muscle Beach
A year later Dick and the band were featured in another movie called Muscle Beach. From the picture it appears that Dick Dale either had his Stratocaster painted gold sparkle and changed the pickguard from tortoise shell to white or perhaps he got a new Stratocaster.

This is the guitar that he is still using today.

Dick Dale in recent years
Dick Dale has survived numerous health issues. He has recovered from rectal cancer and almost lost a leg to a terrible infection. He has endured radiation and chemotherapy and has come out on top.


Dick Dale at 78 - same equipment
In 1987 he appeared in the movie Back to the Beach, once again playing Surf guitar. In 1993 he recorded the song Pipeline with Stevie Ray Vaughn and the following year Quentin Taratino used Dale’s version of the song Miserlou in the movie Pulp Fiction, which revived interest in Dick Dale’s career. At age 78 despite all his health issues Dick Dale is still playing concerts and putting on energetic live shows.

Like I said before, I really admire Dick Dale. Dick is a viable part of the history of the electric guitar and all the equipment that changed the face of rock music and he deserves recognition.

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          More Hand Lettering Tools and Apps   

Hand Lettering: Are you loving this trend? When I first wrote the Hand Lettering Tools and Apps blog post in 2013, I didn't realise that the whole hand lettering practice would become a design trend. Now, you can find hand lettering everywhere on blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, and more. And, I'm thrilled because I've always loved […]

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          Tyra Banks's Boyfriend, Erik Asla, Is the Perfect Match For Her Supermodel Lifestyle   

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Tyra Banks has been dating Norwegian photographer Erik Asla since 2013. After opening up about her struggles with infertility, Tyra and Erik welcomed their first child together, York, in January 2016 via surrogate. "We balance each other. He's a creator. I'm a creator. And we just have fun. He's my best friend," Tyra shared with ET about Erik in 2015. While the couple has managed to keep things low-key when it comes to their relationship, there seems to be one exception to their unspoken rule.

Erik has shot for Allure, Bazaar, Vogue, and Vanity Fair and has two daughters from a previous relationship, and he often shares photos he takes of his supermodel girlfriend on his Instagram. Talk about a match made in heaven! Tyra has also shared her own adorable photos of herself with Erik and their 16-month-old son on her Instagram page, but one thing is clear: their four-year romance is a superprivate affair.


          Now's Your Chance to Get Into SZA Before She Completely Blows Up   

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Neo-soul singer SZA released her debut studio album, Ctrl, earlier this month, and in my eyes, it's already one of the best of the year. SZA sings about things every young woman can relate to: being young, being a woman, being the other woman, owning your sexuality, being insecure, falling for f*ckboys, trying to get over said f*ckboys - the list goes on and on. You may recognize her voice (which is raspy, lilted, and sounds like it's dripping in honey) from Rihanna's "Consideration" or her own 2014 EP, Z. Her lead single, "Drew Barrymore," became such a hit that the actress shared an Instagram of herself singing along and made a cute cameo in the official video. If you haven't yet familiarized yourself with the lyrical genius that is SZA, here's your chance to get to know her before her career completely blows up (and you just look like a bandwagoner).

  1. Her real name is Solána Imani Rowe. She was born on Nov. 8, 1990, in St. Louis, Missouri, and was raised in New Jersey.
  2. It's pronounced "sizz-uh." SZA has said that the name is an acronym derived from the Supreme Alphabet, which is "a system of interpreting text by assigning meanings to the letters of the Roman alphabet" in the religious belief system of the Nation of Gods and Earths. S-Z-A stands for "sovereign," "zigzag," and "Allah."
  3. She's labelmates with Kendrick Lamar. SZA was the first woman signed to Top Dawg Entertainment in 2013, and she collaborated with Kendrick on her single "Babylon" the following year. The rapper is also featured on "Doves in the Wind" from Ctrl.
  4. She was raised Orthodox Muslim. SZA has talked openly about her religion and feeling bullied after the events of Sept. 11, after which she stopped wearing her hijab. "It got weird," she said in a 2015 interview. "I was already getting picked on for other reasons and I just couldn't take another, so I think I just kind of walked away from myself. I just wanted to blend in."
  5. Her strict upbringing influenced her music. Growing up with "conservative, traditional" parents, SZA generally listened to classic jazz like John Coltrane and Miles Davis and "never had a real connection to what was hip." Her first introduction to contemporary music was through her older sister and best friend, who played Wu-Tang Clan, Aaliyah, and Cash Money. She also cites Common, Björk, and Jamiroquai as major influences.
  6. She's got the stamp of approval from another iconic soul singer. SZA's music has garnered comparisons to that of Erykah Badu, and the two had a supercute Twitter exchange in which the soul legend called her "my little hitter."
  7. She's also got an amazing, envy-inducing head of hair. SZA began wearing her hair bigger in middle school, "before big, natural hair was even popular." She told Vogue in 2014: "My mom was adamant about not doing anything to my hair. The only girl that I could look to for natural-hair inspiration growing up was Lauryn Hill." Of her huge, natural curls, SZA said, "My hair is definitely my saving grace where femininity is concerned."

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          All the Times That Chrissy Teigen Went Nude For the Camera Are Enough to Make You Blush   

Chrissy Teigen is no stranger to flaunting her figure, and who could blame her? In addition to looking incredible in a bikini, the Sports Illustrated model loves to show off her naked body. Back in July 2015, Chrissy caused quite the stir when she dared to bare her nipple in an Instagram of her racy W magazine photo shoot, and for Father's Day earlier this month, she decided to surprise her husband John Legend with the ultimate gift: her naked self and a cake. Whether she's lounging in bed or on the set of a photo shoot, there's no denying that John is one lucky man.


          Bruno Mars and Jessica Caban Are 2 Hooligans Madly in Love   

Bruno Mars is in love. The 31-year-old "Marry You" crooner has been dating 34-year-old Puerto Rican model and actress Jessica Caban since 2011. While Bruno is notoriously private about his love life, the low-key couple still manage to sneak in photos of their sweet romance on Instagram from time to time. See 12 of their most adorable moments together ahead, then be sure to check out 16 times Bruno Mars was so hot he made a dragon want to retire.


          Diaries Of The Rich And Famous: The 44 Most Lavish, Ludicrous And LOL Celebrity Instagrams Today   
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          Outfit Post: Repeating Outfits & The State of Blogging   

This outfit might seem a little familiar. I posted an almost identical outfit a couple of months ago with the same pretty, demure skirt and a very cropped tee. I absolutely adore the skirt and I’ve worn it dozens of times, so it seemed like a natural choice to shoot and share it again. But I have to admit that I’ve been doubting myself, debating whether I should post the outfit as it’s similar to the previous one. I’ve even shifted dates so there’s a sufficient gap between the two posts. Talk about overthinking it! I’m not Kate Middleton and it’s not going to make headlines if I repeat an outfit. Yet, the fear was there.

As an old timer in the blogging world, I’ve seen the blogosphere change a lot over the years. Back when I started, it was very personal and a little rough around the edges. It was a rebellion against the super glossy monthly magazines; an authentic and accountable voice. We wrote about what we loved rather than kowtowing to advertisers. It was genuine. But as blogging has evolved into a form of mainstream media, it’s become much more polished and professional than it used to, which had both good and bad points.


On the plus side, I have seen countless people use their blog as a platform to launch a really successful career. A blogger is essentially a one-person publishing house and as such, bloggers build up a plethora of skills from writing, shooting, art direction, branding, editing, social media management, the list goes on! The online presence bloggers build up is so invaluable to brands and it can become a full time career. I met Matthew Zorpas long before he started his blog, The Gentleman Blogger, and I couldn’t be more pleased that he has become one of the most in demand menswear bloggers in the world. The evolution of blogging has also created in-house roles as well as entire agencies to manage influencers. That is the power of the blogosphere.

I also love the democracy within blogging; anyone can use it as a platform and it’s been incredible to see so many different types of women gain a following. Women who don’t look like they just stepped out of a magazine or off a runway. As a woman of colour, it’s so heartening to see women of all shades thriving. It’s so dope that Kaushal of Kaushal Beauty is a L’oreal ambassador! It’s also brilliant to see plus-size bloggers like Nadia Aboulhosn and Danielle Vanier absolutely slaying. There’s still a long way to go for true equality but I feel like the blogosphere is more than doing its part to help give equal prominence to all minorities.

However, there can’t be positives without some negatives. I’ve been blogging for long enough to remember when it first started, it felt like a community. Most of us knew each other and we would be rooting for each other. The blogging landscape in 2017 is quite different. It feels so fractured with lots of different blogging tribes or cliques and there seems to be a Twitter brouhaha every other week now. The negativity is almost deafening.  

There are also the totally unrealistic expectations that blogging sets. The lifestyle portrayed has become such a contrived view of perfection. There has been lots of talk about bloggers photoshopping their blog and Instagram images, not just to punch up the colour but magazine-level airbrushing where the images are tweaked so much they barely resemble them. I’ve also heard of bloggers who have a separate credit card to order designer pieces to shoot and then return. There’s an immense pressure to have the latest pieces to shoot. But going to such lengths only to buy and return something while providing free publicity is ridiculous!


I feel like enough is enough. Blogging started from a good place, a genuine voice fighting against the sea of airbrushing, photoshopping and unattainability. But in an effort to evolve and refine blogging, we’ve now become what the magazines were. Pushing the envelope and striving to be better are great but I feel like we also have a responsibility to be accountable to our audiences. Things like excessive photoshopping or creating a fake lifestyle just feel deceitful.

It’s easy to call our the negative aspects but I have to admit, I also feel the pressure to create editorial-style images and have a constantly updated wardrobe. But I try to stay grounded to who I am. And if that means shooting the same skirt a couple of times then so be it. I’m a real person, I saw this skirt on ASOS, bought it and absolutely adore it.


Skirt - ASOS
Bag - Chloe

Photography: Adorn Girl.


          Outfit Post: Shirted and Shorted in Cannes   

Booking a trip to the South of France for Easter was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long, long time. My break to Hamburg this month was great but fleeting; hopping to another city for one night is much more stressful than it is stress relieving. The prospect of four long days to soak up the sun, eat croissants and drink good wine with friends is absolute bliss.

I absolutely love the South of France, it’s so easy to flit between Nice, Monte Carlo, Antibes, Cannes and lots of pretty little towns between them. Pretty houses and the famous azure waters make the perfect backdrop for a chic-but-chilled long weekend. Unlike most blogger, my holiday wardrobe tends to be quite relaxed, except when there’s an occasion to pull a “look” together. For me, holidays are to be enjoyed rather than a working holiday spent finding a pretty backdrop to take outfit shots and Instagramming every moment.



Having said that, when you find yourself spending the day in Cannes, working on your tan and wandering through the excellent vintage market, it’s best to pull together a look rather than just throw on a crumpled tee and some shorts. Everyone in Cannes in impossibly chic.


I decided to smarten up my standard holiday uniform of denim cut offs and Stan Smiths with a striped shirt. Simple but effective. I still wanted to keep it a little casj so went for a half-tuck. There’s nothing more complicated to my look so keeping my post short and sweet, like my outfit.

Shirt – Zara
Shorts – Bershka
Bag - Chloe
Belt – Vintage
Sneakers – Adidas


          Outfit Post: Spring Fling