Hey Fab Bats! For a while now I’ve been wanting to do the Alternative Black Girl Tag. This is a bit of insight into my cartoon being, but mostly a chance to hear if my experience resonates with you. Grab onto those thoughts and get ready to voice…
Hey Fab Bats! That time of year is rolling in… Yes, tomorrow is Halloween, but I’m talking comfort food. Now, while most of you enjoy this very specific date, my favorite moment when stars align is during the upcoming month of November. Pumpkin spice is set to the side to make way for cinnamon, a wonderful toasty taste. The best, however, is not this new flavor, but that brief step into the Twilight Zone as the two seasons collide…
Hey Fab Bats! With all the hoo-flippin-pla of everyone’s favorite 31st coming up, Dining with Dana is final-boss-level ready for the most important time of year: Post-Halloween. Any minute now life size skeletons will go for 15% off and bad imitation taxidermy animals (you know exactly what I’m talking about) will hit the clearance section. Mhm, all the good deals.
And now, the weather… Continue reading “Goth in the Heat ft. Marie Dauphine”
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Psst: the Tumblr will not be deleted. Instead, expect a mad lab full of links and various posts + good ole’ Q&As.
“Blasphemy have one of the harshest and most extreme images, and the music to back it up, in metal. I can see why extremists would be attracted to the band, but the truth is the truth – a black person is the co-creator of Blasphemy.” – Death Lord for Zero Tolerance Magazine
Hey Fab Bats! Reading a book, listening to music, petting puppies are all great ways to pass the time during a commute. But, you know what else you could be doing? Sewing patches. Seriously, get your life together man. Compose a little kit so you will never be unprepared for that basement show or just need something to do when the G train glitches. Continue reading “Make Your Own Travel DIY Kit”
Hey Fab Bats! The weather’s beautiful, people are smiling and it is hawt. In this time of enlivening cheer, there is nothing more tempting than to add a little petulance to that perkiness. Lets chop the charm with some tips on how to keep your creep on in these times of terror: Continue reading “13 Ways to Stay Spooky this Summer”
Hey Fab Bats!
As heat rises and we begin to shed our layers, a coat of armor dismantles to reveal our physical selves. Now before you go out and dismember your friend, remember you don’t have to exchange limbs with an Instamodel. I’m sure many of you are bikini body ready as it is, what with having bodies and all. Forgo the celery fast for a nice BBQ rib (again, don’t dismember a friend) and a side order of Caesar salad. However, here is not a human being on this ball of earth and water that does not at least once get worried about their body. You may have the urge to perch yourself high upon that weeping willow and claim that it is not true, but even in this bird-like state, you must give into the feels. Continue reading “Banshee Body Empowerment”
Hey Fab Bats! I just ordered 400 Lisa Frank stickers on Amazon this morning. But, about these tights… The other day I waltzed into NYC’s year round heavenly Halloween store and purchased a cartful of stripy tights (naturally), only to find that none of them fit. Now most of you must be like “Dana, duh, they’re ‘one size fits all’”. And, we all know what that means. The leg space was big enough to fit two small legs in, so that wasn’t the issue. The real problem lied in the feet and top. They just wouldn’t extend enough. Nah. Not about to penguin walk down the street in my double platforms.That feeling sound familiar? Only so many outfit adjustments one can make in public at a time.
Hey Fab Bats! It’s been quite busy in this cave like condo of mine what with upcoming events and the Dining with Dana shop. I have yet to release a couple bats for their night time stroll. In the meantime, my arachnid friends hover over my coils as I contemplate the meaning of time. On second thought, maybe you too have a wonderful web weaved into your scalp? I mean not to offend, of course. There is no higher compliment, my frenemy. And just how seriously must we take our curls? Here are a couple “lighten up for the love of Luce” vids: Continue reading “Favorite Black Do Videos, Comedy Edition”