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Wikipedia Von And The Case Of The Exploding Shoes

Von Simeon:

Happy Memorial Day! Thought I’d share a hilarious tale of wardrobe malfunction at our nation’s capital during the same holiday weekend. Laugh at my pain!! :D

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So this happened this past weekend:

wpid-20140222_122929.jpg They just gave up.

And what was so weird about it was, I put no pressure or heat on the frames. As casually as any of you lenswearers would slide a pair of glasses onto your face, that’s how much pressure I applied, and, PLACK!! They just…fell apart.

But the event made me remember another inexplicable demise of something very necessary at a most inconvenient time:

[Cue Law & Order SVU’s dun dun dun!]

It was Memorial Day Weekend, 2012, and I was in Washington, D.C. to attend my sorority daughter’s wedding. I hadn’t seen my daughter or her chapter sisters since 2008, and hadn’t done anything sorority-related since, so this was going to be a reacquiantance/presentation moment for me. Gotta look good for the sorors!

shoes The Crowd Pleasers! 2003 – 2012. Rest in pieces.

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SunLit Festival: So Much Lit To Love! Starts This Friday

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I’m proud to be participating in this year’s SunLit Festival, a “Spring celebration of literature in the Sunshine State.” Events abound, from readings of local work to revering masters of the craft, all within St. Petersburg, Florida, Home For The Literary Arts.

Yes, I just did that. Let’s make it a thing. ;)

Events begin Friday evening well into next week. My artwork, “A Tale of Two Brians,” will be performed during Fiction Live! on Tuesday evening, benefiting Project Shattered Silence. Admission is $10 advance, $12 at the door.

This war-time romance story began on WordPress as an innocent writing prompt: Take a popular book title and reinvent the story. I presented it for the Florida Bibliophile Society back in September, with wonderful feedback; most touchingly, from a Vietnam War veteran in the audience. The story is modeled after my favorite Ernest Hemingway novel, “A Farewell To Arms.”

Look at me, getting my Vaclav Havel on! Pre-Velvet Revolution, before you guys get all fact-checky.

Here’s the full lineup for Fiction Live!:

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Purchase My Ticket For Fiction Live!

Full Event Listing for SunLit Festival

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Looking forward to hanging out with these awesome artists again! Join us, won’t you?

Von Recommends: Pitchfork’s ‘Rite of Passion’

The three hardest words to say are, “I need help,” even more difficult when you’re an artist, in a feverish industry more about judging than relating (see American Idol).

This beautiful, talented artist is my current hero, Michael Angelakos, lead singer of Passion Pit, one of my favorite bands of the 21st century.

Please find the time this weekend to read this article: Cover Story: Passion Pit

Angelakos’ description of his journey in promotion of Bring Change 2 Mind, a non-profit working to end the stigma around mental illness:

One foot in front of the other. Onward.

Fröhliche Kriskringlestag!

Von Simeon:

Fröhliche Kriskringlestag! Reposting this from last year, my memories of growing up German in American skin. :) Enjoy!

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Me, Osterholz, Germany, c. 1988. Somebody's about to get a face full of schnee! Osterholz, Germany, c. 1988. Somebody’s about to get a face full of schnee!

I’ve been to Bremen,Germany several times, mainly on guided school trips depending what was being studied, and a couple of jaunts around with the family unit, but it was the regular all-school trip to der Marktplatz on Kriskringlestag that excited me the most. My first recollection that Tuesday at the Kriskringlemarkt was of the air of happiness. Everyone was out with their families, everyone was smiling, laughing. We were lucky it hadn’t snowed that day, so the air was typical Norddeutschland cool for the year, and it wasn’t uncomfortable to be out. I thought it impressive that the German schoolkids my age weren’t out on a class trip like we were, they were out with their parents. Their parents and grandparents didn’t go to work that day.

I remember grouping in the marktplatz, our instructor offering firm…

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Tales From The Notepad, Part Deux

Slow week, huh? Not really trying to work or start anything new, huh? Well, do I have the best time-wasting post for you! :D

Revisiting my last successful and hilarious account of actual Inkpad Notepad app entries, I’m plucking out the most outrageous, spanning last summer to early 2014. Just like last time, I offer poems, quotes, and dialogue with just enough explanation to validate my insanity!

Poems

You guys love these raw, visceral displays of vulnerability…

Quotes

Dialogue

You get the sense I spend most my awake hours perpetually screaming in anger, spewing flames, like that mine shaft in Pennsylvania. What’s the name of that place again? Gotta be somewhere in my notes…

Do not fall in love with people like me….

Von Simeon:

Dedicated to my roller coaster partner, physically and emotionally :)

Originally posted on mylittlebookblog:

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Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers…

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Pertinent to an earlier convo I had today with someone I care for greatly. Works both ways, just like the telephone!

Originally posted on JUMP FOR JOY! Photo Project:

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” —Edmund Lee

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Coverlovers – Josef Salvat – Diamonds

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Keep the chill going…

Originally posted on Mik Mob's Music Mass:


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Von Recommends: Alexei Leonov and The First Spacewalk (Longread)

The First Spacewalk

Courtesy: BBC Painting by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29534966

Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

Von Simeon:

Been there, done that, only wished I looked this good! :)

Originally posted on A Stairway To Fashion:

www.astairwaytofashion.com Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

www.astairwaytofashion.com Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

www.astairwaytofashion.com Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

www.astairwaytofashion.com Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

www.astairwaytofashion.com Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

www.astairwaytofashion.com Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

www.astairwaytofashion.com Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

www.astairwaytofashion.com Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

www.astairwaytofashion.com Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

www.astairwaytofashion.com Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

Models: Anja Rubik, Andreea Diaconu, Lily Donaldson, Daria Strokous, Edita Vilkeviciute;

Photographed by Fabien Baron;

Fashion Editor Karl Templer;

Hair Yannick D’is;

Makeup Mark Carrasquillo.

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