Do This Today: Bright Bazaar Launch Celebration at West Elm

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Did you guys know it’s almost Friday? Are you also still overwhelmed with sweetness from my Wet Doggies post? I’m not going to lie- I made that image my computer desktop background and it makes me giggle every time I look at it. It’s a nice way to take the stress out of work: UGh, the printers broken again!! 😦  WET ADORABLE PUPPIES!! 🙂

Well, tonight West Elm is having the Bright Bazaar Launch Celebration. Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane and Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar will be discussing Will Taylor’s new book “Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color For Make-You-Smile Style”. Expect drinks, treats and good times 🙂

Event: Bright Bazaar Launch Celebration at West Elm (event link)
Location: West Elm, 8366 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Time: Thursday May 8, 2014, 6:30-8:30p
Cost: Free!

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Shameless Plug: Ice Storm

My cousin wrote another book and it’s available on amazon + for kindle called Ice Storm! Check out this new book and his first book, Chaos.

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Amazon describes it:

Deep in the heart of Antarctica lies a forgotten military installation. Deadly secrets are secured behind its doors…including the remnants of a decades-old plot to devastate mankind.

Disgraced treasure hunter Cy Reed is on the trail of an incredible treasure when a cargo ship mysteriously explodes. At the same time, a team of geologists makes an astonishing discovery that could rewrite ancient history. And a beast of impossible origins unleashes a bloody rampage across the ice.

As Reed unravels the mysteries behind Antarctica’s dark past, he begins to uncover a sinister conspiracy. Plagued by ferocious storms and betrayed on all sides, he races toward an inevitable clash that could salvage his ruined reputation…or unleash hell upon the world.

You can purchase it HERE.

Do This Today: Mark Montano’s Book Launch Party

If you like DIY crafts as much a s I do, come to the launch party of Mark Montano’s new book at the Craft and Folk Art Museum tonight. They’re saying you can score some major craft swag. Mark will be there signing copies of his book and hopefully we will all be getting our craft on!

Event:The Big-Ass Book of Bling Launch Party + Etsy Craft Night with Mark Monatno (event link)
Location: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Cost: FREE
FYI: RSVP by emailing rsvp@cafam.org

Do This Today: “Dancing At The Shame Prom”

This book, Dancing At The Shame Prom, sounds hilarious and tonight is a reading/discussion/signing with Holly Dexter, Amy Ferris, Monica Holloway, and Lauren Sala. Pick-up the book HERE.

Event: Dancing at the Shame Prom: Sharing the Stories That Kept Us Small (event link)
Location: Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Time: 7pm
Cost: FREE

Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty

 

I’ve been waiting for the right Comedy Wednesday to bring this up, and it seems today is the day. Harris Wittels, friend of the blog and full time dreamboat, has released his first book based on his hit twitter revolution: the humblebrag. For those new to this term, it’s when someone phrases a humble statement that is really meant to brag about themselves. For example (which I took from the book), this tweet by Noah Harlan (@noahharlan) “In other news, Paul McCartney stole our golf cart. I’m serious. #HonoredOrPissed?” Are you really pissed or are you super excited and want the world to know you just had an interaction with Paul McCartney… probably the latter. It’s a modest form of bragging. This term was invented by Harris and is now common-speak. That’s pretty cool.

Well he’s taken his Grantland monthly column and twitter account (@Humblebrag) and turned it into an awesome book called Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty. Order your copy today and check out the hilarious video-ad above.

Shameless Plug: Chaos

My cousin wrote a book and it’s available on amazon + for kindle called Chaos!

Amazon describes it:

New York City, 1976: Heavily-armed, masked men hijack a subway train…and its deadly cargo.
New York City, Present: An expedition vanishes while conducting a top-secret operation deep underground.
A SHATTERED MAN WITH NOTHING TO LOSE…
To locate his missing friend, former urban archaeologist Cyclone Reed must piece together his shattered life and return to the one place on earth he truly fears…Manhattan.
A LOST WORLD FULL OF DANGER…
Soon, he’s storming through flooded subway tunnels, discovering a lost laboratory, battling a mysterious man-eating beast, and scaling a mountainous skyscraper. But as he plunges deeper into the strange and murky legends surrounding a piece of forgotten technology, he begins to untangle a staggering conspiracy.
A SHOCKING SECRET THAT WILL ROCK THE EARTH!
More than sixty years ago, a Nazi physicist created a weapon capable of setting the world aflame. Now, a diabolical industrialist plans to finish the job. At stake is the future of a nation…millions of innocent lives…and one man’s final chance at redemption.
You can purchase it HERE.