Verena Says

"Trying to fit in. Born to stand out."

Hi. My name is Verena. The rest of it is too long to type out.
This is my blog. And this is my Twitter.
The End.

PS. You can e-mail me at verenasays@gmail.com.
I'll definitely read it.
I'll probably answer.
I don't have that much else going on.
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Jun 05
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An Update On Oleo, Chip-In, And All The Awesome Donations.

I just want to say a big thank you to all the people who have donated. We’ve raised $700 in the last 3 hours, and though there’s still a ways to go, it literally warms my heart. I’m astounded at how quickly and enthusiastically people have responded. Tumblr is actually more awesome than I remember.

I’ve had a couple people point out to me a few things about Chip-In and the account.

1) It uses Flash which poses a problem for mobile donation — this sucks and I don’t know how to change it at this point, but just hope people who were inspired to donate from their cells feel equally inclined when they get home. :)

2) If you have any concerns about donating, please e-mail me. (verenasays@gmail.com.) If it tells you the account associated with the Chip-In is overseas, this is because the woman who spearheads the rescue group my sister works with is from London and works part time in Los Angeles. Again, if you have any concerns, please email me and I’d also be happy to put you in touch with my sister. 

3) The donation / payment process occurs via PayPal (which means it’s secure), but they use Chip-In because it’s the easiest to set-up, it creates allows for a paper trail (for legal purposes) for the donations, and it’s trustworthy. 

Oleo is at my sister’s house still and he has an appointment with a specialist tomorrow for his broken (well, honestly, shattered) leg and dislocated elbow. The vet my sister went to earlier today was unable to get it back in. He’s on painkillers and is currently sleeping — and my sister sends you all the most heartfelt thank yous. 

Sorry if this post reads as really cheesy, but I’m just really amazed at what a little blog post can do.

Click here to read about Oleo.

Click here to donate.

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Hi Everyone! I know I haven’t used Tumblr in a very long time, so trust me when I say this is important. My sister is part of a rescue organization in Los Angeles, and about 10 days ago she rescued this dog, Oleo, from a kill shelter. In spite of having spent his entire life tied to a tree and abused — you can see where his skin grew over his collar — he still loves and trusts people. My sister found him a foster home, and thought all was well. Yesterday, Oleo dug his way out of the yard of his new home and was lost. My sister drove around his neighborhood looking for him for 4 hours until she found him. He’d been hit by a car. She’s taken him in but he is seriously injured and needs surgery. 
She has set up a Chip-In account which is a secure, quick, and easy way to donate. Any small amount you can give, or any reblogs would be much appreciated. There are so many dogs, animals, and yes, people, out there that need our help — but if we can all give a little bit to Oleo, we can save his life. 
I haven’t been a part of the awesomeness that is the Tumblr community in a while, but I haven’t forgotten what it can do. Please help.
Click on the photo or the link above to donate.

Hi Everyone! I know I haven’t used Tumblr in a very long time, so trust me when I say this is important. My sister is part of a rescue organization in Los Angeles, and about 10 days ago she rescued this dog, Oleo, from a kill shelter. In spite of having spent his entire life tied to a tree and abused — you can see where his skin grew over his collar — he still loves and trusts people. My sister found him a foster home, and thought all was well. Yesterday, Oleo dug his way out of the yard of his new home and was lost. My sister drove around his neighborhood looking for him for 4 hours until she found him. He’d been hit by a car. She’s taken him in but he is seriously injured and needs surgery. 

She has set up a Chip-In account which is a secure, quick, and easy way to donate. Any small amount you can give, or any reblogs would be much appreciated. There are so many dogs, animals, and yes, people, out there that need our help — but if we can all give a little bit to Oleo, we can save his life. 

I haven’t been a part of the awesomeness that is the Tumblr community in a while, but I haven’t forgotten what it can do. Please help.

Click on the photo or the link above to donate.

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Sep 02
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Jeff Rosenthal On Levi Johnston's Johnson

  • Jeff Rosenthal: you've gotta have some johnson.
  • Jeff Rosenthal: PAUSE NO HOMO, etc.
  • Jeff Rosenthal: i'm guessing it's a dude posing for women.
  • Jeff Rosenthal: YOU'VE GOTTA BE ABLE TO UNFOOOLD SOME THINGS.
  • Jeff Rosenthal: "i don't look at that shit."
  • Jeff Rosenthal: i like how levi wants tank there.
  • Jeff Rosenthal: THEY ARE IN LOVE.
  • Jeff Rosenthal: i want you to be my right-hand man.
  • Jeff Rosenthal: PAUSE
  • Jeff Rosenthal: EVERYTHING'S A PAUSE.
  • Jeff Rosenthal: just two dudes, talking about getting naked/johnsons.
  • Jeff Rosenthal: </ghey>
  • Jeff Rosenthal: #alaskin
  • Jeff Rosenthal: also: this: http://twitter.com/spencerpratt/status/3713873539
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Sep 01
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Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
— Milan Kundera (via hydeordie)
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This is Dewey. My sister is currently fostering this adorable mop of a dog. But he needs a home. In her words:

Dewey was found wandering studio city last week. He&#8217;s (we think) 6 months old&#8230;was totally matted and we are looking for a home for him&#8230;.I will be the foster until we find his forever home.
Dewey is neuteredFully house-trainedPlays fetchLoves peopleOther dogs And kids! It really is unbelievable. He&#8217;s the FULL PACKAGE!!

She&#8217;s in LA (Laurel Canyon) so I&#8217;d love it if we could pass this around to some of the LA Tumblrs. If you&#8217;re interested, or know someone who is interested, email me! verenasays [at] gmail [dot] com.

This is Dewey. My sister is currently fostering this adorable mop of a dog. But he needs a home. In her words:

Dewey was found wandering studio city last week. He’s (we think) 6 months old…was totally matted and we are looking for a home for him….I will be the foster until we find his forever home.

Dewey is neutered
Fully house-trained
Plays fetch
Loves people
Other dogs
And kids! It really is unbelievable. He’s the FULL PACKAGE!!

She’s in LA (Laurel Canyon) so I’d love it if we could pass this around to some of the LA Tumblrs. If you’re interested, or know someone who is interested, email me! verenasays [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Aug 14
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tarastiles:
Doing some jungle move that seemed right at the time in Jamaica.
If I may make a recommendation - go to Strala Yoga. It&#8217;s the most laid-back, down-to-earth, no om-ing, free fruit-having, ass-kicking studio I&#8217;ve ever been to.* If that&#8217;s not enough, the owner and main teacher is my buddy Tara Stiles, who may or may not be kind of a big deal. (At least Vanity Fair thinks so&#8230;) And if that&#8217;s not enough to get you there, then at the very least, follow her Tumblr. She&#8217;s a ball of fun. She&#8217;s also great at handstands. (And taking hot bikini photos.)
*I&#8217;ve only been to like 2 yoga studios in my life, but the fact that I&#8217;ve found myself dedicated to some form of physical activity should speak mountains. (Is &#8220;speak mountains&#8221; even a saying? Or did I just make that up? Whatever, you get the point.)

tarastiles:

Doing some jungle move that seemed right at the time in Jamaica.

If I may make a recommendation - go to Strala Yoga. It’s the most laid-back, down-to-earth, no om-ing, free fruit-having, ass-kicking studio I’ve ever been to.* If that’s not enough, the owner and main teacher is my buddy Tara Stiles, who may or may not be kind of a big deal. (At least Vanity Fair thinks so…) And if that’s not enough to get you there, then at the very least, follow her Tumblr. She’s a ball of fun. She’s also great at handstands. (And taking hot bikini photos.)

*I’ve only been to like 2 yoga studios in my life, but the fact that I’ve found myself dedicated to some form of physical activity should speak mountains. (Is “speak mountains” even a saying? Or did I just make that up? Whatever, you get the point.)

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Aug 13
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lfarm:

Last night.
Verena and I had a phenomenal dinner at The Smith, where we ran into Daniel Meade, Kelly Reeves and Jeff Baum. I had beer, corn on the cob and mac &amp; cheese. Verena had beer, baked beets and fried chicken &amp; waffles.
Following our meal of champions, we took it downstairs to the Photo Booth. This was only my second time in a booth, and we succeeded in a major way.
Then we met Sarah down at Donnybrook for a nightcap. It was a great night.

I may be the world&#8217;s most inconsistent blogger, but there is no doubt in my mind that this deserves a reblog. Also, I said it before (like 3 minutes ago) and I&#8217;ll say it again: I will own my own photo-booth.

lfarm:

Last night.

Verena and I had a phenomenal dinner at The Smith, where we ran into Daniel Meade, Kelly Reeves and Jeff Baum. I had beer, corn on the cob and mac & cheese. Verena had beer, baked beets and fried chicken & waffles.

Following our meal of champions, we took it downstairs to the Photo Booth. This was only my second time in a booth, and we succeeded in a major way.

Then we met Sarah down at Donnybrook for a nightcap. It was a great night.

I may be the world’s most inconsistent blogger, but there is no doubt in my mind that this deserves a reblog. Also, I said it before (like 3 minutes ago) and I’ll say it again: I will own my own photo-booth.

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Jul 08
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And he&#8217;s all mine.

And he’s all mine.

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Such a big world for such a small dog.

Such a big world for such a small dog.

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I Am Trying To Upload An Adorable Photo Of My Dog

And it will only show up sideways. WHY.

How am I supposed to share his Disney-level cuteness if I can’t get the photo to upload correctly? Help please.

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Jul 07
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My interns are awesome, and people in Union Square are hilarious.

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