Anyone Wanna Explain To These Women Scrunching Their Lips Together That They Just Come Off As Try-Hards? Updated…

What is it with this new trend with women scrunching their lips up for social media photos?

Can anyone pinpoint when this all started and who made it a “thing”?

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Yo, your lips get stung by a bee or somethin?

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Weird thing is that most of these women are already attractive so I don’t get the lip move.  I get that they’re probably not desperate for a date but what it does reek of is desperate for attention.

Anyway, not that I think we necessarily have a young readership that this would apply to but just in case I can save a youngster that might be reading, not a good look.

Update:

OK,I spotted the trend but apparently I’m way behind on this-  www.antiduckface.tumblr.com/  has been on the case for a while now.

Worth a looksie.

UPDATE 2:
CHRIS DEWOLFE IS JEALOUS AS HELL AND WANTS YOU TO KNOW- NOBODY DUCKFACES LIKE CHRIS DEWOLFE DUCKFACES

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UPDATE 3 from Know Your Meme- http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/duck-face

Community Photos 10/28/14

tough Week For Fires On Cape Ann

Here is a picture of our brave Essex firefighters battling a tough blaze at Pike Marine on Main Street Essex last Wednesday night.

Richard Ross

EFD


There’s Something About The beacon

Al Bezanson submits-

Beacon Marine was the winter home of Green Dragon 51 years ago, and here we are again

Green Dragon at Beacon Marine


Fall At Halibut Point From Peter Digre

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New Buildings Go Up At Former Donut Jim’s Site and More From Anthony Marks 10/28/14

Happy Halloween – photos from Anthony Marks

Historic Magnolia Building Gone – photos from Anthony Marks

Rising From The Ashes Of Donut Jim’s – photos from Anthony Marks

Tuesday October 28th, 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Today S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tonight S winds around 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Pod Cast Weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/5136869

Hourly Forecast :

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This Isn’t Happening !! No Worries!
Just A Forecasted Model lol !

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Helpful or Hells No? Dining out Debate.

I’ve been thinking about this for years…as it is something that I’m conscious of and pretty particular about each and every time we go out to eat….especially with the kids.  So, here’s the question…  Do you clean up the table to help out your waiter or waitress or do you leave it as is?  Or does it depend on the degree of the mess?

I’m a big fan of doing what I can to make order of the mess.  I am admittedly more than a bit obsessive compulsive, so it is probably 60% because I feel like I honestly should and 40% because I can’t bear to not do it.

I’m a big fan of wiping down the table, stacking plates, placing silverware neatly on one dish….and even scraping leftover food onto one dish so that the wait staff doesn’t have to scrape each individual plate.  I’ve been told that I go too far on more than one occasion.

I should also add that with a very brief exception (one summer vacation), I’ve never worked in a restaurant so it isn’t out of any kind of kinship…I think of it rather as common courtesy.

On that note, when the boys were smaller…and hence messier, I was known to pick up the debris that lay like shrapnel all over the floor after the breakfast battle of pancakes and scrambled eggs.  How could I not?  But I can still hear my friend’s voice saying, “Could you please stop doing that?” as I was under a high chair picking up scraps of rejected food.

So, by the end of a fantastic evening at the Studio the other night our table was covered with no fewer than 25 dishes.  With three adults and four children..with pretty refined palates…we managed to knock down one salad, one bowl of chowder, one pizza, one fish and chips, one order of edamame, one order of chicken dumplings, six platters of sushi (don’t forget the 4 little bowls of soy sauce), four desserts (might I add those were a lovely surprise, on the house, delivered by the manager especially for the kids), tons of silverware, and a bunch of glasses.

Even with well-behaved kids who are old enough to not make any extra or over-the-top kinds of messes, the table was an absolute disaster.  I could never, in a million years, have felt ok about simply sitting there as things were cleaned up around me.  I made a meek attempt to stack, straighten, consolidate, and wipe….while simultaneously being told nicely to leave it alone by our waiter.  It is worth mentioning that the same waiter and a co-worker of his shooed me away repeatedly as I tried to help clean up the chocolate milk that Finn had spilled on the floor.  OK….I realize I just said that the kids are old enough to not make any extra or over-the-top messes….but, that was a total accident and it was a really big glass compared to his little hands!  Bygones.  In case the picture isn’t painted well enough….allow me to make it clearer….that is a FANTASTIC staff over there at the Studio.  But, I digress.

What’s your Modus Operandi when it comes to post dining dish etiquette?  I’d really like to know.  Anyone in the restaurant business care to chime in also?

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GloucesterCast 101 With Guests Frank Ciolino and Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/26/14

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GloucesterCast 101 With Frank Ciolino and Kim Smith Taped 10/26/14

Topics Include:  Magnolia House Of Pizza Fire, Niece Amanda gets Released From the Hospital, 100th Podcast Recap, Brothers Brew Is Out, Last Stop Variety Is In, Thanking James and Anna Eves From Cape Ann Giclee, Anna Bangladesh, Sad That We Left Jenn Cullen Out, Missing Ed Collard, If Someone Wants To Make Me Happy They Should Mention That They Liked The Podcast, Joey Ciolino Bails Out The Dock, Frank Ciolino Stops By, Pizza Void In Magnolia, The Three Stooge Special At Tuckers Farm Family Diner, Dave Tucker Cooking Breakfast At Mile Marker One Now, 525 Doing Sunday Brunch and It Looks Amazing, Kim Smith Apparently Has No Juice At 525, Frank Is A Fan Of The Shrimp Scampi At 525, Frank Gives The Pros and Cons Of Moving From Central Gloucester To Magnolia,  Going To Magnolia Is A Commitment For An East Gloucester Guy, Frank Turns Into The Incredible Hulk Behind The Wheel, Franks Favorite GMG Events- The Food Eating Challenges, The Rogue Burger Challenge At Passports, The Three Stooge Challenge At Tuckers Farm Family Diner, The Hot Wing Challenge At The Farm Bar and Grille, Ed Collard, Big Lar, The Last Day Open For Mayalisa and Co At The Lobster Pool, Lobster Pool Fans Pleas To Not Change It, Frank Goes Off On TV Dumpers and Has A Solution, Frank’s Take On Question Two and The Bottle Bill, Gloucester Citizen’s Police Academy, Election Get Out The Vote Party, Agreeing To Disagree

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Joey and Frank Ciolino ©Kim Smith 2014

Sylvia Plath Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.”

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

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A Jamaica Plain native, Plath wrote and published poetry from an early age. Educated at Smith College, where she edited the college magazine, she received a Fulbright grant to study at Cambridge University in England, where she met and later married poet Ted Hughes. She struggled with depression throughout her life, spending significant time at McLean’s hospital in Belmont and receiving electroshock therapy. Plath is credited with popularizing the confessional poetry genre and won the Pulitzer Prize for her collection Ariel. She survived a number of suicide attempts, but ultimately succumbed just after the publication of her novel The Bell Jar, leaving two children aged 2 and nine months.

Greg Bover

House of Magnolia Pizza coming down

Gloucester High Athletes at Bates

Former GHS athletes Gilbert Brown and Michael Tomaino are two of four from their class at Gloucester that have been selected to be captains of their football teams at the college level this year. That is truly unbelievable! The other two are Jordan Shairs at Curry and Chris Unis at Merrimac. I have no knowledge of this ever happening before and all these young men, along with their parents and former coaches should be proud of what they have accomplished.

DIMENSIONS

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DIMENSIONS

Four Artists Four Media: One Exhibition

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

October 30 – November 23, 2014, Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM

Public Reception Saturday, November 1, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Four artists with strong bodies of work that display personal themes and expression that show through their different media, come together for an exhibition that lives up to the name, “Dimensions” from Oct. 30 to Nov 23, 2014, Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM. at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St, Gloucester, MA. The four artists, Christy Park, Delphine Zohn, Rosella Sagall, and Rochell Zohn are all exhibiting Massachusetts artists.

Christy Park’s work for this show is of large abstracted animals. These are images that she has returned to throughout her career. She says of the pieces, “They seem to be totemic, almost dreamlike and seem to follow me. They have surfaced throughout my career, even when I lived and worked in New York City.”

Delphine Zohn is an expressionist painter. Her basic subject is the human form and face. She is well known for portraiture and is often working on commissions for portraits. However, various other themes weave through her work and like most painters she find inspiration for paintings in many varied places.

Several pieces by Rosella Sagall in this show are a departure from her usual work. These are large drawings of colonial women that began with an idea about depicting the 13 women who were later hanged in Salem. She wanted to draw large images and was at the same time thinking about the “trials” from Salem Village. These are side by side with much smaller tighter drawings.

Rochelle Zohn is a fiber artist. Some of her pieces were created in response to her son’s struggle with cancer. The beauty and color of these works, made from vintage kimono pieces, belie the somberness of the theme. More playful in nature are structures made from coffee filters and newspaper.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Christy Park studied painting at the Art Students’ League in New York City. For her MFA she worked with film, and her doctoral work was an analysis of video art. She has exhibited nationally, and was one of the founders of the 55 Mercer St. Gallery in New York. She is professor emerita at the Massachusetts College of Art and resides in Gloucester.

Rosella Park Sagall is an artist, designer, and educator from the mid-west who has lived in New England for over 30 years. She received a BFA in printmaking from Ohio State University. She returned and did two years of post-graduate work in graphic design in the Industrial Design Department at OSU. She worked as a designer in Columbus and Toledo, Ohio and Bangor, Maine. She also holds an MA in Museum Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Delphine Zohn has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and has exhibited in group and solo shows in New England. She was a member of the Depot Square Gallery in Lexington, and her work may be seen in venues throughout the Boston area.

Rochelle Zohn is an established fiber artist living in Waltham. Her most recent Series of work was exhibited in “Encounters with Cancer” for survivors and caretakers, at the Brush Gallery in Lowell. She is well known for her classes and workshops in knitting and felting.

The public is invited to the reception for the artists on Saturday, November 1, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, the official Welcome Center for Rocky Neck and home of the Art Colony, hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds. The Center is open Thursdays – Sundays, year round. The Center accommodates 100 people and is fully handicapped accessible. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, contact rnac.director@gmail.com.

CONTACT:

Suzanne Gilbert Lee
Rocky Neck Art Colony
978-515-7004
rnac.director@gmail.com

Chelsea Berry with Charlee Bianchini Old Sloop Coffee House Saturday, Nov. 1 @ 7:30pm

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Coming soon…
Not many tckets left for this event!
http://rockportucc.org/November01-2014.htm
Tickets can be purchased also at The Bookstore, 61 Main St. and Toad Hall Bookstore, Rockport, Ma.

http://www.chelseaberry.com/

http://www.charleebeth.com/

 

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