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May 22, 2009

Links and Leprosy. I’ve got one of them.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Miss Plumcake @ 12:45 pm

I woke up this morning with the beginnings of an enormous hot pink carbuncle on my cheek and I was afraid I’d contracted the leprosy and had worked myself into a fine panic before realizing it was nothing more than an errant Benadryl tablet had made its way onto my pillow, marking the beginning of what is destined to be an epic long weekend full of laziness, sloth and over the counter medication.

With that in mind, I’d like to recommend a few blogs for your lazy weekend perusal.

Planet Fabulon: Life is beautiful on Planet Fabulon.  With a wickedly glam mash-up of high camp, high art, high glamor and (sometimes) high houseboys, it’s one of the few blogs I check every day.  I particularly enjoy the “Fags of Our Fathers” and “Mysterion” features, although the whole thing is TDF. Hey Thombeau, is it wrong that I use this as my own personal version of The Sartorialist?

Joan Crawford, courtesy of Planet Fabulon

F* You, Penguin: Described as “A blog where I tell cute animals what’s what.”  Yes it’s one note, but its one note is FUNNY. My pal Joey (not to be confused with My Pal Joey) and I tossed around the idea of F* You Baby, where I would tell cute babies what’s what. I highly recommend you spend the weekend in bed with a box of Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs cereal and go through the entire archives. Not that I ever did that. Or aspirated an aforementioned puff when I saw this.

Man Up, Moose.


Style Spy: I was a fan before we were friends. In fact, I first was introduced to her blog from my benevolent overlord, The Manolo himself. Truly one of the best real-life fashion blogs on the web, Style Spy does her homework and shows you how editorial fashion can be translated into everyday chic. She’ll push your envelope, but won’t steer you wrong.  Also, unlike many “mainstream” fashion blogs, she regularly features plus-size recommendations.

Zelda Lily: I was really hesitant to visit Zelda Lily because I don’t especially care for Evil Beet, its gossip blog sister, but ZL –a site dedicated to “Feminism in a Bra”– is spot on thanks to a powerhouse group of editors.

Awkward Family Photos: A relatively young blog, it does what it says on the tin. Also, how can you NOT want to visit a site where you can read captions like “Just another photo of a woman holding a jumbo pink banana squash in one arm and a miniature schnauzer in the other. “? I mean really.

So what are YOUR long weekend plans? Doing anything fun? I’m bringing home Baby (my new baby grand piano which I don’t know how to play) and drinking martinis. Incidentally, here’s the original recipe for James Bond’s “shaken not stirred” martini from the first James Bond book, Casino Royale, published in 1953.

“A dry martini,” he said. “One. In a deep champagne goblet.”

Oui, monsieur.”

“Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?”

Of course Lillet –you want the Lillet Blanc– tastes totally different now than it did back in the day, so if you’re going to recreate an authentic Vesper (Bond named it after a lost love) you’d do well to add a splash of bitters or sprinkle a little quinine powder into the Lillet before shaking. No malaria for you!

James Bond

Have a fabulush weekend, darlings!



  1. Ooh, thanks for the wonderful Fabulon blurb. You have absolutely made my week!


    Comment by Thombeau — May 22, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

  2. Plumcake, I am THRILLED that you are getting a piano! Tell us about it! What kind is it? What inspired you to buy it? Do you have a teacher? What do you want to learn to play? There are some excellent “total immersion” piano camps where you go for a week and have a lesson every day and play the piano all day and all night too if you like.

    Comment by Nancy — May 25, 2009 @ 6:37 am

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