1:25AM in Arlington, VA

Ted Turner once said “the first million is the hardest. The rest is easy because money begets money.”

I got approved for a check I’ve been waiting and battling for 18 months. Yep. A year and a half. Not a million, of course.

Now listening to On Point by Tom Ashbrook on NPR, topic is “How Billionaires Are Reshaping The World”

Sonny: You give her my test. You give her the door test.

C: What’s the door test?

Sonny: Before you get out of the car, you lock both doors. You get out of the car, you walk over to her. You bring her over to the car, take out the key, put in the lock, open the door for her. Then you let her get in, then you close the door for her. Then you walk around the back of the car and you look through the rear window. If she doesn’t reach over and lift up that button for you, so you can get in, dump her.

C: Just like that?

Sonny: Listen to me, kid, if she doesn’t reach over and lift up that button for you, so you can get in, that means she’s a selfish broad and all you’re seeing is the tip of the iceberg. You dump her and dump her fast.

- A Bronx Tale

Reblogged from real-hiphophead

Due to the popularity of this post last time, I decided to upload it a second time: a few pages from a German tailoring guide from 1922.


Note the delicate curves in the patterns of both the trousers and the jacket, and how much stretching and shrinking is required in order to make this suit.
Both serious tailoring expecience and a cloth than can pack a punch are necessary.

Reblogged from handsomenclassy

Van Cleef & Arpels Emeraude en majesté necklace

For Your Lady

Masterpiece of "Peau d’Âne raconté par Van Cleef & Arpels" High Jewelry collection, Émeraude en majesté necklace features an extremely rare batch of 29 emeralds for 195.11 carats and can be worn in five differents ways. Come to see this unique creation at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris #BiennaledesAntiquaires #VCApeaudane http://goo.gl/Yqpdta

Masterpiece of “Peau d’Âne raconté par Van Cleef & Arpels” High Jewelry collection, Émeraude en majesté necklace features an extremely rare batch of 29 emeralds for 195.11 carats and can be worn in five differents ways.

Gouache of Van Cleef & Arpels Émeraude en majesté necklace  from the new High Jewelry collection "Peau d’Âne raconté par Van Cleef & Arpels" Come to see this unique creation at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris #BiennaledesAntiquaires #VCApeaudane http://goo.gl/Yqpdta

Gouache of Van Cleef & Arpels Émeraude en majesté necklace.

Emeralds of Van Cleef & Arpels Émeraude en majesté necklace from the new High Jewelry collection "Peau d’Âne raconté par Van Cleef & Arpels" Come to see this unique creation at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris #BiennaledesAntiquaires #VCApeaudane http://goo.gl/Yqpdta

Emeralds of Van Cleef & Arpels Émeraude en majesté necklace.

Craftsmanship of Van Cleef & Arpels Émeraude en majesté necklace from the new High Jewelry collection "Peau d’Âne raconté par Van Cleef & Arpels" . Presentation of a jewelry motif on the drawing. Come to see this unique creation at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris #BiennaledesAntiquaires #VCApeaudane http://goo.gl/Yqpdta

Craftsmanship of Van Cleef & Arpels Émeraude en majesté…

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