Category Archives: Style

They Paid What?

The Row backpack.

It is still early in the back-to-school season, and what better way to go back to school — in style, no less — than a $39,000 backpack from The Row, once owned by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen?

Yes, you heard right. 39,000 bones.

Here’s the thing. Who in their right mind would spend $39,000 of their hard earned money to buy a backpack, knowing they can’t afford it? True, it’s made of alligator skin (or was it crocodile?) and it originally sells for $35,000. But when it breaks the bank, it REALLY breaks the bank. I ain’t never going to bitch about the cost of a Gucci murse, that’s for sure.

The Row’s backpack has been on the market since July, and not even the Olsen twins can keep up with the demand. But here’s the kicker. The economy’s in the toilet, approximately 1 in 10 people can’t find a job, and we’re dealing with not one, but two wars in the Middle East. For the love of Pete, light a fire already so people can start working again. And afford to buy the haute couture.

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Cold Shoulder

Dear Mother Nature,

GROW… UP. I’m sick and tired of your foolish games. I know it’s not nice to fool you, but whenever you fool us, you get away with it, and NOBODY got on their high horse and started bitching about it. First, you trick us with 70-degree weather on two days. Then, you hit us hard with a cold dose of reality… and I do mean cold. When is this s**t going to stop?!

Don’t get me wrong, we look forward to winter ’round Thanksgiving and thoughts of sugar plums were dancing in our heads. But we’ve put up with your relentless continuity of storms dumping as much as two feet of snow. After a long, cold winter, we need a reward. And how do you repay us? With yet another snow storm.

Well, enough is enough! Stop c**k-blocking me already. The ground is supposed to be green, not white. Spring is made for the outdoors, as well as barbecues. I for one cannot afford to be cooped up inside for another… month.

And as for YOU Old Man Winter, na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, oh Hell yeah, Good-bye! And don’t come back till Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,

Winter-weary Citizen

“Connecticut” Voted Off Island

Courtesy: Discover New England.

I was breezin’ through the Saturday pages of The Hartford Courant only to be shocked by the fact that Connecticut is no longer part of New England.¬† In fact, if you log on to the “Discover New England” website, you’ll find Connecticut wiped off the map — literally. So much for being the Constitution State.

Spending austerity hits home when your government (and mine) faces a $13+ trillion deficit. But the Connecticut’s state fiscal deficit is so high, it’s had to eliminated the budget for tourism marketing. To make matters worse, the state failed to pay the 100,000 in annual dues for this fiscal year, and as a result, had its privileges as a “New England” state revoked. It’s only a matter of time before Connecticut becomes the little state that could…but didn’t.

Hmmm…. Something Smells Funny

These are real fragrances — you heard me, real — that have some questionable scents and are sold on the market. Try not to get sick. ūüėČ

 

Burger King Whopper:
Pleased to meat you! *laughs* Inside joke… but seriously, this scent¬†bears the essence of flamed broiled meat. You are what you eat, or in this case, wear.

Play-Doh:
Are you effing kidding me?! Play-Doh has a fragrance!?! Maybe I need to stop smoking that reefer, but this is ridiculous! Sure, if you want to smell like sandbox and snacktime, that’s your business.

Earthworm:
Strange… I had no idea earthworms had a smell.

Sushi:
Sashimi-grade tuna and seaweed, sweeeeeeet. Just steer clear of the shark! Anyhoo, sushi is classy, yet awkward. Looks like your California roll just rolled back to California!

 

Frozen Pond:
Pond scum? POND SCUM!?!?!? You know what’s worse than pond scum? When it’s a pond scum in the wintertime. Nothing like the smell of algae and lichens to liven the mood on a crisp January morn.

Rima Fakih is Miss USA

Among the 51 beautiful ladies in the Miss USA Pageant — one representing each state, one stood out above the rest. Miss Michigan Rima Fakih became the first Arab American to win the title of Miss USA last night. The Miss USA Pageant aired on NBC,¬†hosted by¬†celebrity chef Curtis Stone and NBC News correspondent and former WVIT anchor Natalie Morales.

Fakih was born in Lebanon in 1986. Her family briefly moved to the United States, and she was raised in New York¬†where she attended Catholic school.¬† Her family moved to a Detroit [Michigan] suburb in 2003. Her pageantry career started after she “sold car after graduating college in Michigan to help pay for her run in the Miss Michigan USA pageant.”

On September 19, 2009, she was crowned Miss Michigan.

It’s a Gray May

Is it just me or does Mother Nature like to play tricks on us? So far in Connecticut, the beginning greeted us with temperatures well into the 80s and 90s. Then, as the month progresses, it had¬†all gone downhill from here. Now we’re dealing with¬†frost warnings, rainy conditions, and an uptake on heating costs. Um, this is May, and I don’t see no flowers… yet. And the flowers that did blossom are subject to withering.

In Colorado, they’re getting snow — yes, snow — with potential for freeze warnings. Like I said, this is May. We’re supposed to be wearing flip-flops, not flannel, and it is (or should I say was) snowing in Colorado. Is anybody home!? But fret not, fellow Nutmeggers — there’s light at the end of the tunnel. The weekend is looking nice with temps in the low to mid 70s.

Welcome to April

Welcome to April……bitch.

Looks like it’s gonna rain today. Ha-ha, APRIL FOOL!!! After three straight days with rain, rain, and more rain, it’s nice to see the sun again. The temperatures are expected to hit the mid 60s today and between 70 and 80 by the weekend. With summer on its way, you’d better get beach-ready. This means pedicures, shaved legs (if you’re a woman who doesn’t like having hairy legs), the whole nine yards.

Easter is this Sunday and I’m worried that the chocolate will melt as, like I said, temperatures are going to hit the 80 degree mark. We deserve it. As you can see, Boston broke the record for the wettest March of all time by less than one inch of rain. New York shattered a record of March rainfall, too. If April showers bring May flowers, then what do March showers bring…?