Monday, April 27, 2009

A new york state of mind...

I am here! And guess what else is here?? 


SWINE FLU! great. Now every time I cough or sneeze I'll be running to the emergency room.  

It took me until today to recover from that drive from He-double L. (look at me not swearing!) I can tell you that I will NOT be driving back.  I don't know how I will get back, but I am just too old/wimpy to do that again. No matter HOW many Twilight Cd's I have. (I noticed I lost a few readers over my Bella comment. But come on guys, that girl makes the disney princesses look like butch lesbian feminist bikers)(no offense to my butch lesbian biker readers!)(welllll, actually yah...can you do something about the haircuts and, erm, fashion?? I mean really, just cuz you go for women, doesn't mean you gotta sport a mullet and overalls. Lots of men buy Armani! Dolce & Gabana...Banana Republic even!)(just a suggestion)

AND while I'm suggesting things...here's what you DON'T say to your greying friends...

ME: hey! Can you believe how gray I'm getting!? It's freaking me out. So I gotta go blonde or something so it blends.

HER: I don't see any gray!

ME: (pulling back front piece) SEE

HER: OH.MY.GOD. How did that happen? (making grimacing face)

See, THAT is what NOT to say. No matter HOW grey someone is SAYING they are.

Here are some suggestions as to not get socked in the face...
1.oh pshaw, whatever...You're being crazy! I wouldn't even NOTICE that if you didn't point it out

2...and even then you can BARELY see it! 

3.I mean, going blonde or getting highlights would look GREAT on you...but not because you're grey!

4. Hey...let's get some ice cream!

There you  go. SOOOO easy. 

On another note...there is this new trendy, shall I say shoe? It's ALL OVER NY. And it is quite possibly the ugliest thing i have EVER seen. I like to call it the boot flip flop, or the boot sandal, or just UGLY ASS SHOE.









I like to be fashion forward and all...but if you have these? Just don't. Don't HAVE these. They're so so wrong. I mean what? It's hot out so you wanna keep your ankles warm?

I think designers are bored, so they're all I KNOW what hasn't been done yet! It's a boot. It's a sandal. It's the new bandal!

Oh yah. one more thing I've observed is trendy...wearing backless dresses...WITH A REGULAR BRA ON. Hot. Trashy is the new black.


So that's what's goin' on so far here. I'll keep you abreast of more NYC trends.

20 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I don't understand the shoe trends these days. At all.

And I think we're going to book our flights today. NYC, here we come!! I'm so excited!

peewee said...

I know you're coming JUST to get those shoes Kristina!

Meg said...

It's official. The Meg look is out.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Ew! I renounce my citizenship in the state of NY on the basis of those hideous shoes (?!)

NY women are chic and sophisticated. Those Sandoots are too fugly for even us Bridge and Tunnel gals.

Kathy B! said...

I TOLD you the drive was going to be bad! I think you can put your car on the back of a flat-bed truck and they'll haul it for you, but you better start pinching you pennies. That just sounds expensive...

Those stupid shoes will never catch on in the real world. Just keep chanting that under your breath and maybe we can make it happen...

CynthiaK said...

I feel so glad that you're letting us in on the hottest trends in NYC. I mean, how much longer could I have lasted as a semi-stylish mom of young children without a pair of bandals!

Carin said...

I am glad you are there...and safe! I don't know how you did it!!!! If you fly back you would HAVE TO sell your car...and then you would NEED a NEW one when you arrived in LA!

THANK YOU for my package! I am taking Sophie's picture in that dress TODAY!!!!!! And my detox bath was DIVINE!!!!! Thank you...thank you!!!!

p.s. I am TOTALLY with you on Bella! I hope my girls never read them!

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

I have to admit, at the end, I sorta like the sandals. well, in a NOT ON MY FOOT sort of way. I think they are designed for people with cankles.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

I haven't noticed a single gray hair in any of your posts. You look great! As for the shoes, um no....but the cankle thing may be a factor. Maybe I should get a pair so I can be stylish for my next pregnancy?! And I must say that I'm a little jealous...I've never been to NY. Have some fun for me!

peewee said...

just wait..they'll be making their way into your community soon, creeping in like the bubble skirt torn fishnets.

Counselormama said...

It's like a virus, first Crocs, now these! Yes, what is the point? You wear flips because it's hot! Who wants sweaty ankles? Glad you made it, yeah that drive has GOT to be brutal.

erin0703 said...

Those are awful shoes. Just keep an eye out for that sister of mine to make sure she isn't sporting that trend... Love you.

dede said...

that gray hair conversation wasn't with me - right? If it was, what I meant to say is you're being crazy! I wouldn't even NOTICE that if you didn't point it out and even then you can BARELY see it! I mean, going blonde or getting highlights would look GREAT on you (I will even get some to match)...but not because you're gray! Hey...let's get some ice cream and a doughnut (or two)!

peewee said...

No dede...you would NEVER! It was someone here. someone with such poor taste that she will probably be buying those sandoots soon!!

forever folding laundry said...

Woo-hoo...you made it!! And I'm so happy to know that you will be reporting up-to-the-minute NY fashion for us! I'm just hoping those sandals will die out before they reach the west coast. Blech.


~Keri

rychelle said...

i'm so excited to see you in july!

i'll be the one sporting a fanny pack and bandals!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Are you telling me that SJP (Sarah Jessica Parker, for all those non-New Yorkers out there) will not be wearing the boot flip flop? Perhaps you could insert yourself as an extra in the SATC sequel, if you would just break down and buy yourself a pair.

They could very well make you famous.

-Francesca

the letters i wish i'd written said...

agreed, ugly, ugly, ugly! I think the flaccid factor around the ankle is particularly becoming....

Flora said...

Just when you thought foot apparel could get no uglier than the ugg, they pull these out the drawer...

So are you meant to wear socks with them? or do you just get hot sweaty ankles while your tootsies freeze?

maybe they would look good with those vile socks with the individual toe bits.. nice

annie gray said...

maybe you want ME to drive your car back. i would totally do it. depending, of course, when you needed it done.