Thanks-Giving Dress-ing Giveaway

Hey folks!

My buddy Lilia AKA Western Whims just funded her Kickstarter for making awesome dresses and western shirts. Part of my reward tier was 4 DRESSES WITH POCKETS (available in XS-5X, and in 7 different prints)  that I don’t actually need for myself. Soooooo…. I’m going to give them away. But not just to anyone. Nope, in the spirit of the season, I’m turning this into a donate-to-charity raffle!

( Link to the super cute dresses picture on Kickstarter)

Want to enter? Here’s what you do:

  1. Live in the continental United States, or have someone stateside that that can ship it to you
  2. Donate at least $5 to one of the below charities (sorry if your favorite isn’t there, but I don’t feel like trying to decide what should and shouldn’t count on a one on one basis)
  3. Send proof of your donation to yostworks [at] gmail [dot] com by 23:59 (11:59 PM) US/Central on Nov 23 2017 with the subject line: Thanks-Giving Dress-ing Giveaway
  4. Be willing to give me your address for shipping purposes (but only if you win because I really don’t want your address otherwise)
  5. (not required, but nice) If you work for a company that matches charitable donations, request a match!

On Friday, November 24th, 2017, I’ll do two drawings with two winners each (for a total of 4 winners). In the first, everyone that has donated gets an equal chance to win. In the second, every increment of $5 gets you another entry in the drawing.

Available charities:

More info on the dresses:

A cotton jersey skater dress that hits above the knee with cap sleeves & pockets. The material is a medium weight 95% cotton 5% spandex jersey and will come in seven color options. Also… THEY HAVE POCKETS!!! They’re perfect for work, going out, and lounging around fashionably.

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If you have any questions, leave a comment on this post.

— Fred Y.

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Music Monday: I Am Electric

Hey folks!

Time for the final Music Monday of October! After last week’s not-even-attempting-to-be-spooky entry, I’m returning to form! Or, not. I mean, at least someone is in costume in this video. Maybe more than one someone. I mean, I don’t know how those guys dress in real life. They could rock the investment banker look when not on stage. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Aaaaaanyway. This week’s song is I Am Electric by Heaven’s Basement.

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Music Monday: Can’t Go To Hell

Hey everyone!

Welcome to another October Music Monday, where I don’t bring the scary but I do have a very loose theme that I’m trying to stick to, if only be titles. This week I’ll be talking about Can’t Go To Hell by Sin Shake Sin.

This song is catchy as fuck. I mean, the beats are upbeat, the guitar work and vocals are simple and repetitive but still varied enough that it’s not a bad thing, and if I’m being honest, I’m a sucker for the clap along beat. This particular song has a pretty notable Queens of the Stone Age vibe, with a dash of Karn Evil 9. There’s also some great lyrics “Too early for surrender, too late for a prayer” especially stands out for me.

This song was a pretty instant add to my pump up / workout playlist, and can pretty easily put me in a fighting mood.

Is this the kind of song that gets your blood flowing? Let me know in the comments what you think.

Music Monday: Terrified

Greetings all!

Welcome to another October edition of Music Monday. Today I’ll be rambling about Terrified by The Rural Alberta Advantage.

Okay, so, if you listen to it, you might think that it’s kind of a stretch to include it in a Halloween month line up. It’s not really about anything spooky or scary. Well, tough nuts, this is my blog, and I get to stretch however I want. It’s called Terrified. Close enough.

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Viable Paradise: One Year Later

As most of you know, almost exactly a year ago I attended the 20th Viable Paradise Workshop (VPXX), and despite my best efforts, I never quite got around to putting my feelings about that week into a coherent blog post. With the new class about to board the ferry and start their week of adventure, I figure now is as good a time as any to put my thoughts on page about that week and the year that has followed.

[Author’s note: my memory is not great, so this is told to the best of my recollection. The details may be a little off, but the big things are true.]

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