1. I sent Everyday Minerals a letter thanking them for their awesome make-up, which is what you see in all these photoshoots, looking flawless, which my skin is not. This stuff, brought to my attention by nex0s, is perfect in my book--it's not heavy, it doesn't smell bad, it's not full of carcinogens, it's inexpensive, and looks great on film time and time again. Well, they wrote back! And sent me a gift certificate! What a great company. *bounces* I think it's terribly important to acknowledge the people who make the thousand tiny things that make our lives better an easier, especially when they're artisans and cottage industries. Letters cost nothing, and mean everything.
2. If you haven't downloaded Quartered, s00j's Palimpsest soundtrack, you are not getting the full experience of the book. If you ever thought s00j was too folky for you, this is the answer. It's Amanda Palmer meets Poe meets Delerium. Gah. It's just so good. More songs will come as we travel!