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Sunday Link Party!

by Jamie Sanford on January 16, 2011


Photo of the week, my sneaky photo from the Trent Reznor interview for the New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend. Trent just won a Golden Globe!

Sneaky image of Trent Reznor during the interview.
Famous Literary Drunks & Addicts and their poisons of choice. (Life)

30 Best Ever Collections of Website Design Tutorials. (Smashing Buzz)

What Font Should I Use? Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces. (Smashing Magazine)

Intel sponsored a short film about Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist.

All of my cameras are Sony – so I’m sort of obligated to give this story about 3D cameras some love. (Pop Photo)

51 Films from 2010 That  You Really Shouldn’t Have Missed. (Bleeding Cool)

Another photo, this from the collection of Vivian Maier:


…and an article on Ms. Maier. (Pop Photo)

Chloe makes cookiemaking look like way more fun than I’ve ever seen it. (Shoplifting in a Ghost Town)

Let’s close it out with the gorgeous Christina Hendricks, who should make every girl on earth love her curves.

Christina Hendricks

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My Holiday Wishlist: Renae from The Bubbly Black Girl

by Jamie Sanford on December 13, 2010

Today’s guest blogger for the My Holiday Wishlist series is Renae from The Bubbly Black Girl. I’ve worked with Renae in the past and her blog is a candid and funny look at her journey through life.


I didn’t get anything for Christmas last year. Save for a grab bag from a family get together. Of course, I tried to play it off by saying that I was happy to be with my family on Christmas. But I won’t lie, I was a little jealous when I saw my sister-in-law open her jewelry set from Tiffany & Co.

I wanted my blue Tiffany & Co. box too! But what did I get? A Publix recyclable bag filled with $1 and under items. The smile said, “It’s about family and the spirit of Christmas” but on the inside, I was mad that NO ONE (mother, father, sister, brother, trifling ex) got me anything for Christmas. You may think I seem bitter (in contrast to my usual bubbly nature). But bitter is an understatement. I was upset. Because it wasn’t the only time this has happened. I haven’t gotten ANYTHING for Christmas in a long time. It’s been 3 years since the last time I counted.

So I can’t help but think, “Damn Santa, am I really that bad?!?”

This year, forget Santa and his bourgeois reindeer too! For every person I had to get a gift for, I got something for my damn self! I bought my nieces their gifts and then I went to Victoria’s Secret and got a fancy new bra ($45). Games in one hand, the sexy pink bag in the other.

I brought someone a new pair of shoes (don’t get happy, because it wasn’t you!), and turned right back around and brought myself that Sephora Makeup Kit ($48) and their $$ primer ($52) too! Do I wear make up much? Yesterday, I didn’t. But tomorrow, I will.

I have 2 more people to get stuff for, but I already matched their gifts with the things I wanted most this year, but knew the only way I’d get them was to what? Get it my damn self!

Check out Renae at her blog, The Bubbly Black Girl! There are still more instances of the “My Holiday Wishlist” series to come!

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