Thursday, July 16, 2009

Such a disappointment...

I've been watching Tori & Dean on the Oxygen channel. It's one of the many brain-numbing reality shows I watch. In watching the show and reading about Tori in the media, I learned that she was launching a kids line of clothing, Little Maven. I got pretty excited for Baby Kate because there really aren't many fahion-forward choices for baby girls without spending a fortune.

Well, I caught a glimpse on Bloomingdale's website today. I was very disappointed to see a few pieces that were a little too Missoni for my comfort. Missoni is famed for it's knit wear of multi-colored stripes and patterns. Just like Burberry plaid, Missoni knitwear is identifiable upon first glance. I don't understand the need to steal concepts from other designers. In fact, I think it is deplorable. Anyone who knows me knows that like the animal rights folks, I'd like to throw blood, I mean red paint, on people's counterfeit/knockoff items.

Tori, this is your first season! If you are already knocking off designers in your first collection, will you ever come up with original items? It makes me not want to buy ANY items from the collection. - Such a disappointment.

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Slurpee and a Big Gulp

I never dreamed those words would ever take on any meaning other than a cold refreshing beverage on a hot day. Unfortunately, my most recent trip to 7-11 changed that. It was 8:00 in the morning. I was hitting the ATM on my way to work (yes, I was almost on time that day.) As I excited the store, I realized that the truck I parked next to, that I thought had one guy sitting in it (passenger), actually had two people in it. I was unable to see the female occupant (driver) of the truck until her head popped up from the passenger side seating area. Even then I was totally naive and didn't realize what was going on until I saw her wipe her face off!!!

That's right folks, the passenger guy was enjoying a "Slurpee" and the driver girl had to take a "Big Gulp" when he was done!!!! I felt completely violated. It was 8am for goodness sakes! I hadn't even had my coffee yet. Once I realized what was going on, my brain went into overdrive. I had so many questions. How in the world do two people end up in 7-11 at 8am for a morning "Slurpee?" They didn't drive there together, he got out of the truck and she drove off. So, your thinking prostitute, right. I don't think so, she kissed him goodbye and said "Have a great day!"

I should add, just so that you are picturing it properly. She looked about 16. He looked about 22. They both looked like the couple you would see at the State Fair. She'd be in a belly-baring tank top. He'd be wearing cut-off denim with no shirt. She'd have a stuffed animal clipped to her belt loop. They'd be sharing a turkey leg in between make out sessions.

People! This is not acceptable human behavior. Get a hotel room for an hour. Park in a huge Walmart parking lot at the back where no one is. But for goodness sakes, don't park at the 7-11 which only has 5 parking spots anyway and leave your window of the truck down for God and everyone to see you!

And, my message to the girl is - Honey, respect yourself enough to make him buy you a donut first!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bravo's New Shows

Bravo is debuting a new show this summer about NYC high school can read about it here...NYCPREP

I checked out the cast, and all the major gossip girl characters seem to be there...Camille is definitely a Blair.

I must say I am intrigued and will have to give it a go.


With Project Runway moving to the Lifetime Network, Bravo must have scrambled to create a replacement. Fashion Show debuts on Bravo on May 7th. Isaac Mizrahi is no Michael Kors, but we'll see what he's got!!

That's it! I've held my tongue long enough!!!

So, I hate to admit this, but I have been watching the Real Housewives of NYC. Watching this show just infuriates me to no end. Why then do I watch it, you ask? I DON'T KNOW. I can't stop.

So, last night I saw something that made me actually throw a spoon at the television. Here is the scenario:

This one housewife, Countess De Lesseps, went to volunteer at Big Brothers/Big Sisters for a confidence and self-esteem building program. This is a woman who claims to be a classy lady, and is even writing a book about etiquette!!! So, when they go around the table saying what they what to be when they grow up, one girl says "babysitter" - Countess laughs. Another girl says she wants to be a model. Countess asks her if she is tall, asks her how old she is, and tells her she has a beautiful face. THEN SHE SAYS, and I kid you not: "the weight loss is the easy part."

This girl was 10 years old, and by no means a skinny skinny girl, but she wasn't huge either. BUT DON'T SAY THAT TO A 10 YEAR OLD AT A SELF-ESTEEM BUILDING PROGRAM!!!!

She is a FU*KING MORON!! Which leads me to my next rant....who the hell picked this set of women to represent NYC's social elite? No offense, but these people are atrocious!!! The fact that they agreed to do this show is proof that they have no class!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Fun Facts (and observations)

How did Taylor Swift get such a southern twang if she is from Philly?

Watched Jimmy Fallon's late night show for the first time, he bombed on the monologue. Is that usual? Was painful to watch.

Brought donuts for the office today...ate a dozen donut holes!

Running out of tv shows to be obsessed with. Tried "Better off Ted" and "In the Motherhood"...not funny.

I tasted my 7 mo old daughter's food last night. Frozen baby food - sweet potatoes...YUMMMY

I need to go to the optometrist so badly! I sometimes have to cover my left eye to be able to read my screen.

I have many work related annoyances right now, and I am too scared someone from work might happen upon this blog so I don't post about them.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sad Story

I just read the saddest story on WWD. It is very well written, I couldn't stop reading it. I feel a bit like Debbie Downer posting something like this, but for some reason I feel compelled to share the sad story of these two men:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A new shopping addiction

I have developed a whole new level of retail abuse. Much like alcohol abuse, my retail abuse problem includes periods of binging and purging (much more binging than purging). Here is the problem...super-secret-members only-discount sales!!!

I am now a member of at least 4-5 different groups. One site in particular sells one baby/child item each day for at least 50% off. Each day I check out what the item is and damn near every day, I buy the damn thing. I (Kate) don't need it, I (Kate) don't even want it, but if you tell me it used to cost $99 and I can have it for $39, I CAN'T SAY NO. What if I (Kate) decide I (Kate) need it some day.

I am the proud owner of several blankets, play mats, boots, diaper bags, travel bags, books, baby legs tights, clothes and shoes (some of which won't even fit for a year) and various other items that I ordered. You have to act fast or they will sell out, and what if I don't buy that pair of beach socks to protect her feet in the sand while they are 50% off!!!??? What kind of mother wouldn't want to protect her baby's feet in the sand.

Someone needs to stop me! Block the website from my computer.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Quiz Friday


Three Names I go by
1. Kari
2. Karioke
3. Beav (from a former life)

Three jobs I have had in my life
1. McDonalds
2. Bank Teller
3. Attorney

Three Places I have lived
1. Pawnee, Ok
2. Stillwater, Ok
3. Edmond, Ok

Three shows that I watch
1. Brothers and Sisters
2. Castle (giving it a shot)
3. Gossip Girl

Three places I have been
1. The Circle Line in New York City
2. Fisherman's Wharf in San Fransciso
3. Gilley's Bar in Texas at the ripe old age of 6!!!

Three people that e-mail me regularly
1. My mother
2. Saks (gotta learn about those deals!)
3. My secretary

Three of my favorite foods
1. Sushi
2. Cake
3. Roma Panini from the Spicy Pickle

Three things I'm looking forward to
1. Taking Kate to the beach
2. Watching a good movie
3. Getting to sleep for more than 3-4 hours at a time.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

You should see the other baby!!!!

My daughter looks like she got into a fight with the other babies at daycare!!! No worries, she wasn't hit by anyone, just a case of pinkeye. Nonetheless, the picture is hilarious.