Monthly Archives: March 2014

Built to Last!


Hi, everyone!  Apologies for the impromptu break – lots to catch up on!  I want to make sweet literary love to you… Find out where I’ve been hiding – after the jump!


Junk Drawer Friday!

Elderly Woman Blowing out Candles

Tomorrow marks International Women’s Day!!!  This is your opportunity to recover from bungling Valentine’s Day.  Whatever you do, take the time to appreciate the good ladies in your life!

And while you’re not busy hugging, kissing, and twirling her, here’s some fun link love from around the world: AFTER THE JUMP – CLOTHES THAT DISAPPEAR WHEN YOU’RE HORNY, THE MOST AWESOME WAY TO GET A JOB OFFER EVER, AND THE SURREAL FAMILY TREE OF VH1 SHOWS!



Jamie Tworkowski Quote

I love this quote.  Let’s all be that “other person” today – a screaming invitation to believe better things.  Sure, the cronut made me believe in better things.  Dry shampoo made me believe in better things.  But 3 year-old Emily makes me believe in better people.

I had a big ole lump in my throat watching her video.  The bottom line – if you have a lot of something, don’t hold onto to it – give it away to someone who needs it more.  See her beautiful story …after the jump!


The Jumping Project

Jumping 8

My mom always loved photos of people jumping.  Her favorite picture with my dad was of them jumping in the air at their wedding.

I’d always rolled my eyes at the idea, so maybe this is just one more step in the inevitable progression toward becoming my mother…but I have started to love jumping photos, too. It is virtually impossible to be sad when jumping.  Seriously.  Put down your egg & cheese, and try it!

So I was excited to stumble upon the “Jumping Project” on Flickr – an album with more than 55,000 submissions of people jumping.

My favorite sampling of Jumping Project photos (and a throwback music video) …AFTER THE JUMP!



Carnival of Venice, Italy 2012

Happy Fat Tuesday!  I’ve never really known much about Mardi Gras beyond the boobs, booze, and Zulu coconuts, but I do love a good reason to play dress-up!

Because this is a family show here on The Wonderist, I thought I’d get in the carnival mood and share some photos of – quite possibly – the classiest party of all time, the Carnival of Venice.

The elaborate masks became very popular in the 1700s – a time of decadence and “erotic revelry” in Italy.  (Sound a little Eyes Wide Shut, anyone?!)  But more importantly, they celebrate with something called Pancake Day.  I’m emigrating.

If masks freak you out, do what I’m doing and pretend they’re all David Bowie. Check out the stunning costumes after the jump!



St. Patrick Pin-Up

How on earth is it March already?  Probably time to start working on my New Year’s resolutions, huh?

I hope you had a great weekend and have an even better month ahead.  Please see what I’ve predicted in your March horoscopes …AFTER THE JUMP! (I am qualified to write horoscopes because I have a computer.)