alivemagdolene: (Stack to Read)
The Fifty Books Challenge, year four! (Years one, two, three, and four just in case you're curious.) This was a secondhand find.

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An inventory of all 728 historic sites in the county... )
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
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THE NAACP NEEDS OUR HELP!

Click on the pic above or here and scroll down until you see the box that looks like it (it’ll be on the right) and click YES and then VOTE!

The NAACP’s headquarters are in Baltimore and by showing your support for THEIR support for same-sex marriage in a poll of the city’s largest newspaper, we can make our voices of support heard.

You do NOT need to sign in/have a Baltimore Sun account to vote. SO PLEASE VOTE YES AND SPREAD THE WORD!
alivemagdolene: (Believe Hon)
Swiped from [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]...

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Neutral. Not Northern, Southern, or Western, just American. Your national American identity is more important to you than your local identity, because you don't really have a local identity to begin with.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?





This is what comes from trying to avoid your parents' Bradford/Buffalo accents and your native Baltimore accent.
alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
The Fifty Books Challenge, year two! This was a special gift to me from [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] for my birthday, complete with a autograph to ME from the Pope of Trash himself!

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Glory-hole-lujah. Amen. )
alivemagdolene: (D-I-G Means DIG)
All About Evil Premiere
(with Peaches Christ & Mink Stole!)

Saturday, August 28th, 8pm
The Patterson Theater
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD
21224
$15, $13 members

Midnight movie impresario Peaches Christ (Joshua Grannell), returns to his home state of Maryland to premiere his film directorial debut: All About Evil. This twisted black comedy features Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Noah Segan, cult icon Mink Stole, and Cassandra Peterson (known better as Elvira!) Are the slasher films shown at the Victoria Theatre harmless DIY gore or....more?! Mink intros and Peaches performs before the screening! Q & A with Mink and Peaches after.


I've been invited to this by two friends of mine who are on the Creative Alliance committee. Anyone wanna come with me? You'd pay the reduced price and it's bound to be oddles of bizarre fun.

Here's the trailer:



Let's hope I don't start spazzing out like the Waters fangirl I am when I see Mink Stole and/or spazzing out when I see Natasha Lyonne who I've had a massive crush on since I was roughly sixteen. Good times.
alivemagdolene: (Believe Hon)
God, I love The Onion so much. ^_^

From here:

Real Estate Developers Push To Rebrand Murder Heights Neighborhood Of Baltimore
February 20, 2010 | Issue 46•07

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Realtor Leah Regan said other names considered included "Maple Point" and "Murder Heights Village."Read More... )
alivemagdolene: (Believe Hon)
From here:

City Homeless Donate $14.64 For Quake Victims
Relief Workers Moved By Sacrifice at Downtown ShelterRead More... )


I haven't been this moved by my country or by my city in a long time. ♥
alivemagdolene: (Believe Hon)
This was in The Baltimore Sun recently and I couldn't resist. Sadly, I've done less than ten of these things.

You Gettin' Hungry, Hon? )
alivemagdolene: (Believe Hon)
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Got the best e-mail from my brother this morning:

At the army base where I work, one of the guys I wait for the bus with and I were talking. He's a Sargent Major, the highest enlisted rank in the military, usually meaning 15 years or so of service and rigorous training. The awards on his uniform indicate he's served in a war zone and been in close combat. I mentioned I was from "just south of Baltimore", and the decorated combat veteran responded:

"Baltimore? That's kind of a rough place isn't it?"

Forget this 'city that reads' shit. Baltimore's motto oughta be "The city that even makes guys with chunks of fundie shrapnel in their ass nervous".



Baltimore, you're home to me...
alivemagdolene: (Peacock)
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I FAIL at updating things (as you've noticed) but over a month ago, the wonderful and supportive [livejournal.com profile] anais_rhys gave me five words for the Five Words Meme.
Here they be!

Turn Down Lights (Where Applicable) )
alivemagdolene: (Believe Hon)
Whilst researching graphics for my Baltimore is Love banner, I stumbled across this:

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HILARITY. I tend to think of this song whenever I'm traveling and/or just pondering Baltimore. Skip to 5:28 to hear it (or just watch the whole dang movie: Pecker is excellent). I lament that the Greyhound bus station closest to me is actually in Dundalk (although they try to class it up by referring to it as "Baltimore"), not the Baltimore station they show in the movie.
alivemagdolene: (Artwork)
... and/or people that like Baltimore. I'm aiming to make a color bar for Baltimore as I've yet to see one. I'm stuck since we have such an embarrassment of riches (so to speak) when it comes to landmarks/stuff to put on the bar.

I'm going to have to put a pink flamingo on the side since our native son, the divine John Waters, has donated so much to the hip, exotic quality of our fair city.

Some examples of color bars done for places include these that I'm using for inspiration (that I ripped off from [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]'s profile, where these ideas spawned in the first place):

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Created by [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]


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And of course there is my Glen Burnie color bar (which is, of course, 80% in irony) that I made since frankly it was simpler than making a Baltimore color bar.

Any ideas are appreciated.
alivemagdolene: (Believe Hon)
There are times when I really love Baltimore.

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alivemagdolene: (Artwork)
Because I apparently don't have enough to do...

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In my quest for making a "Baltimore is Love" banner, I somehow made a "Glen Burnie is Love" banner instead. Just call me... riddled with Stockholm Syndrome? If there is anyone out there who would like to use this as well, credit or fear the wrath that comes from the ghetto redneck capital, the charmless city outside Charm City.
alivemagdolene: (Ollie LOL)
For those wondering what the Baltimore accent sounds like (and what I'd sound like had my parents not been from here and had I not owned a television and made a strenuous effort not to sound like this), have a listen to the teacher. Try not to spray laugh, as I did the first time I heard this.

alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
From The Baltimore Sun:

$10 is Small Price For a Big Escape
Movie Box Office Figures are Flourishing Despite, or Because of, Economic Worries
OH GOD THERE'S MORE )

Jesus Christ. I love the 1930s but this is ridiculous. And guess what? This article, as you can see, is nearly a month old.
alivemagdolene: (Believe Hon)
....And the constant need to stomp it out!

What American accent do you have? (Best version so far)

Neutral

You're not Northern, Southern, or Western, you`re just plain -American-. Your national identity is more important than your local identity, because you don`t really have a local identity. You might be from the region in that map, which is defined by this kind of accent, but you could easily not be. Or maybe you just moved around a lot growing up.

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