Jersey Shore Chicken Cutlet Toss
Schadenfreudian bittage so good that I just could not help myself. This actually happened two episodes ago in the current season of Jersey Shore, but I saw a replay this week and still cackled riotously through the entire thing. Even if reality TV isn’t your thing, you must watch. Oh, the horror. Leave it to the boys to turn a floating chicken cutlet (and the most embarrassing moment of some chick’s life) into a nationally-televised dude sport.
Now that you’ve seen it, what I want to know is:
- What the girls were thinking when they saw all the cameras, and still decided to strip to their flimsies for their parents’ eventual viewing horror.
- Why chicken cutlet girl didn’t excuse herself to the bathroom prior to said strip down to remove the cutlets. Um, how could she not see that coming?
- Why anyone still thinks chicken cutlets aren’t an absolute accident waiting to happen. Pad if you must, but use one of the many practically bulletproof bras on the market that have the cutlet effect built on. Or alternatively, how about just not stripping to your skivvies on national TV?
The Barcelona Burger
My vegetarian lovelies, you obviously want to skip this part.
For the carnivores, I made this burger on Friday, and Lord have MERCY, it rocked my world. Takes a little prep work, but it is so easy. Beef, figs, proscuitto, bleu cheese, carmelized onions…even if you don’t make it, at least do the mayo with lemon zest in it. You will never want plain mayo again.
Forget KFC. This, my friends, is finger lickin’ good.
Kristin of The Bon Bon Rose Girls recently highlighted a killer ring by Dara Ettinger for sale at Max & Chloe. Y’all know I clicked right over to see more. And boy did I! So many magnificent big honkin’ rings at excellent prices. Here are a few I really love…
Salient Statements About Conspicuous Consumption
This week’s Friend Friday topic (brought to my attention by Jemina, and suggested to and picked up by Katy) yielded a plethora of wisdom and insight that I felt compelled to share. These are some of my favorite excerpts:
“Since I have been living on my own and working in my adult life, I have always had things. I am materialistic. No doubt. But do not confuse that with superficiality.” —A Fashion Adventure
“…when I first started blogging I debated whether to do a ‘shopping haul’ post or video. Something about the concept didn’t sit right with me. I tried to write a couple over the last year and they all seemed contrived and fake. It wasn’t until a couple months that I realized why it bothered me…It’s bragging. No one likes a bragger.“—Modly Chic
“Because I work for a non-profit, I feel very comfortable saying that you don’t need to donate money to be donating to a charity. Donate your time, or donate your unwanted clothing to a charity. A lot of non-profits just want to spread the word about their initiatives, or they need help addressing envelopes or updating donor info.”—Miss Vinyl Ahoy
“Maybe that fashion blogger who’s rocking the Prada and Chanel donates her time to charities as opposed to donating money. We don’t know that and therefore can’t assume. At the end of the day, it’s the blogger’s money and she can do what she wants with it.”—FIERCE
“Does anyone habitually point the finger at men’s spending habits on their flash toys and hobbies and tell them to give to charity instead? You could tell those who choose to spend money on renovating their house or going on overseas holidays to support a more worthwhile cause instead too. Hell, why don’t the critics suggest that everyone stop updating their social networking sites and spend all those accumulated hours volunteering for a worthwhile cause instead?”—Veshoievius/The Taxonomy of My Wardrobe
“I often wonder which blog is considered to be more conspicuous—the one promoting F21 items, or the one promoting Chanel, D&G, Marc Jacobs, etc.? The items on the F21 blog will certainly cost less. However, the items on the luxury blog will last much, much longer. Which one is then promoting more conspicuous consumption in the eye of the critics? The blogs promoting spending more by purchasing quality and staple wardrobe pieces, or those that promote spending less by buying more affordable items?“—Beautifully Invisible
And while we’re on the subject of conspicuous consumption. These are now in my closet. You can’t fathom how sick they are on. I needed retail therapy yesterday, and I’d say there is a psychoanalysis-and-a-half you could do on the fact that this is what soothed my wounded little heart. Keep asking ’bout how we spend our money and I’ll show you. And it will hurt.*
*Just kidding, people.