A good friend of mine recently re-ignited my love of thrift shopping. So much good stuff out there to be had! Today I stopped by Monk in the village by Washington Square Park after having Sha Thukpa at Cafe Himalaya and delicious Lemon Panna Cotta from Otto. Check out what I got!
This is a pretty standard navy blue wool cardigan but the fun part is that the front and the elbow patches are grey suede! I immediately latched on to this and best of all? Sweaters were 50% off!
And just for fun, I got these chrome sunglasses. These are going to be the best when I’m in Belize later this week!
I also recently got a tuxedo jacket with tails and a fur wrap. Can not wait to rock these two together.
I was in the middle of writing a post about the Israel invasion of Gaza and “something caught my eye. A growing epidemic…that really ain’t fly”. No ladies and gents, I’m not talking about camel toe but VPL. This stands for Visible Penis Line. This is the male equivalent of camel toe and it simply is not cute, it’s embarrassing.
As exciting as this can be to spot, those feelings quickly fade away to the thought that this gentleman will be like this the whole day. In this city, there will be hundreds of people who will gaze at it and give thought to his genitals. Perhaps he is aware of his display but I always like to give the benefit of the doubt.
I’ve had this post written for some time and have put it off but that it would make a great post-election discussion of what I think would be super great to see over the next four years with Obama 2.0
There goes an old adage that says something to the effect of “never bite the hand that feeds you”. This means not only to be grateful for what you are given but to know from where it came and who allowed it to be given to you. My food, clothes, education and health care were funded by the grand, old U.S. Army. More specifically by my father’s near twenty year employment by it.
Lately there’s been all of this talk about budget deficits and national debt. We have to come together as a country to tackle it right? We all have to sacrifice. That’s all fine and dandy until the bird comes to roost in your tree. I’ve been completely appalled by the lack of open voice in our government about the need to buckle down and lace the boot straps about cutting sacred cows on both sides, including social welfare and defense spending.
I wish I could easily say, “Well duh we have to cut the defense budget. We need roads and education!”. Let’s overlook the fact that most of this spending goes to defense manufacturers or private contractors, it becomes more complicated when the subject of cuts becomes my father, military friends and their families (this includes me). Less money means less treatment for PTSD, less counseling for parentless children and less education and training for returning soldiers and their families.
I picked up this grain blend on a whim at my local supermarket and it has turned out to be delicious, easy to make AND best of all…healthy. The bag holds enough for 2-4 servings depending how hungry you are slash what you’re eating it with. I highly recommend it as an alternative to rice but definitely not to pasta. Still working on the answer to that eternal question.
“free government cannot long endure if property is largely in a few hands and large masses of people are unable to earn homes, education, and a support in old age.” – President Rutherford B. Hayes on the growing disparity between the rich and the poor.
Follow the link for an extrapolation from a diary entry
Sounds a bit different than funneling money to the wealthy, cutting Medicare, privatizing Social Security, eliminating the Department of Education and potentially not renewing the mortgage interest deduction. Right?
“I feel like my life peaked when that song came out…Sometimes I get scared that I’ll never feel that excited again”
–My good friend on Britney Spears’ only Grammy award winning song, Toxic. I couldn’t possibly agree more.
Pasta with Broccoli and Oil with Sundried Tomatoes