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July 8, 2010

Lazy Monday Poll: Technically on Thursday Edition

Filed under: Lazy Poll — Miss Plumcake @ 12:00 pm

Hello lambchops, sorry I went AWOL yesterday but for some reason I couldn’t log on to the server for more than a second. I suspect SOMEONE –I’m not naming any names Karl Lagerfeld— got a little upset re: my UTTER PANTS-WETTING GLEE that Germany lost to Spain (in accordance with the prognoctopus) and sent his evil internet minions to attack my poor sweet laptop.

Anyhoodle, as you probably know, it’s Couture in Paris right now, and I just about dropped my basket when I saw that Gaultier had TURBANS and FUR and I know some of you hate turbans and the rest of you hate fur but I loooooove a good turban and an accessory that once had a mom.


So I know it’s a little late in the week, but we didn’t do our weekly check in and I miss the “us time” so what’s going on my little honey mustards? I am delighted to report that internet neighbor Muscato has returned to us after a long and mysterious absence and all is right in the world. Don’t leave us again, darling!


  1. I’m still not sold on turbans, but that coat is to DIE for (literally in the case of the furry animal).

    I, too, am still revelling in that lovely, lovely Spanish football afterglow. I think you would have had to burn my shoes last night to get me to stop smiling and I may or may not have shouted that I would have Iker Casillas’s children yesterday while watching a particularly good save. (Not that that would be that much of a hardship, have you seen the man?) Spain has been my favorite from the beginning of the tournament, so I’m quite…pleased. ;) Suck it, Karl! Taste the flowing sangria!

    In home news, we are taking our boat out to the desert this weekend, so I’ll be working on my tan in my lovely new bathing suit (it remains new for the first season, shhh!) and enjoying the dry, hot desert air, which is a little slice of heaven for me.

    Any weekend plans, Plumcake?

    Comment by Eilish — July 8, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

  2. What the bleep? The spam-filter ate my comment AGAIN!?!

    Comment by Eilish — July 8, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

  3. Oh, it’s back. I feel a little sheepish now.

    Comment by Eilish — July 8, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

  4. @Eilish: yeah, you might want to wait for more than three minutes before you’ve decided it’s been eaten. Most likely it’s just gone into the moderation folder (I’m going to guess because it had the word “suck” in it) and so I just need to authorize it.

    Comment by Plumcake — July 8, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

  5. My husband is back!! All the teenagers have moved out of my house! It’s just me and him in a big sexy empty nest, bay-beeee.

    Comment by LL — July 8, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

  6. Note to self: In the future, think of more imaginative insults for Karl.

    Duly noted, Plumcake. In penance, I will not allow myself to google image search any Spanish football players for…five hours. Enough?

    Comment by Eilish — July 8, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

  7. We finally got our Biggest Most Important Issue of the Year out the door, so I’m cheerfully spacing out at the moment.

    Having worked loooong hours for the last couple of months — in a masterpiece of planning, the BMIIY came right on top of a $&*&$# conference — I am now prepared to exert the minimum reasonable effort (or maybe even a bit less than that) for at least a few days!

    Comment by Mifty — July 8, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

  8. I am currently resisting the urge to burn down the house of a certain ex-gentleman caller. With him inside of it. It is a powerful urge, but so far, I remain strong, and not in jail. I am distracting myself by trying to figure out the perfect outfit to wear at an event we are both scheduled to attend in several weeks. The perfect “you are going to regret this mistake for the REST OF YOUR LIFE” outfit.

    Comment by Jezebella — July 8, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

  9. @Jezebella: You are too pretty for jail. Repeat that over and over, and make him RUE the day he crossed you.

    Comment by Plumcake — July 8, 2010 @ 2:42 pm


    OK, yes, very fabulous. I don’t do real fur, but I’m happy to do fake, which I know probably has our beloved leader shuddering delicately. I love turbans though haven’t yet worked up the bravery to wear one. Something to look forward to for the fifties?

    Re World Cup, I’m just happy we’ll have a new champion, if one of my favorites can’t win.

    Also re World Cup, sad athlete pictures. I think I could help them!

    Comment by Abby — July 8, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

  11. @Jezebella OTOH, I have finally finished the draft for my deadline and I now have time organize a bake sale for your bond money if you do bychance lose control. Just saying.

    I actually think the fur detracts from this particular coat; velvet accent would have been better, I think. It’s beautifully cut, however. How can one not love the turban, problem though it might be for places with ceiling fans and light fixtures.

    I have Spain winning the whole schnoodle in my pool, so those swarthy men in shorts serve more than just as eye candy.

    I am still not on Euro time totally. I’m getting old and switching is hard.

    Other than handling 4 million emails from students who decided to go bonkers the minute I left, whole lotta nothing. Going to Riva next week, though.

    Comment by Lisa — July 8, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

  12. @Abby: I have no objection to fake fur. I have a floor-length white fur coat where the fur is made out of filament-thin spun silk. It’s fabulous! I think it takes a certain face to wear a turban. So they really might not be for you (though never give up on the dream!) And that’s some pretty fine hotness.

    Comment by Plumcake — July 8, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

  13. Okay, raising to your bait:
    Since I’m not going to convince you that Germany is not Evil Idiot Incarnate, I’ll just leave it with this:


    Comment by cara — July 9, 2010 @ 5:48 am

  14. I’m not a hat person so no turbans for me. I can’t think about fur right now.
    I’m wearing this dress to a Bastille Day celebration on Saturday night:,default,pd.html?cgid=pl8& the dress code asked for 1920s styles (a 1920s Paris theme is going on) or “festive cocktail attire”. That dress should do it!

    Hope you all have a great weekend!

    Comment by dcsurfergirl — July 9, 2010 @ 7:53 am

  15. I don’t have the face to wear a turban, even though I do love the look. I’m more suited to newsboy caps, looks marvellous.
    Fur is a total no-go for me. I never wear anything that has been alive that I wouldn’t eat everyday. And mink or fox has never been seen on my menu, bear though. Problem with bearhide is that it’s awfully heavy and the meat is kind of 50-50 when it comes to flavour. Get a bear that has been mostly vegetarian and fish and you got yourself a delicious treat, find one who’s been eating dumpster stuff and lots of meat and it tastes worse than illprepared mutton.

    Right now I’m enoying my vacation. Which means I still wake up before 7 in the mornings when my son starts to jump in our bed, do breakfast BUT instead of working I get to pack picknick lunches and spend endless hours at beaches and lakes. Ah, I love summer.

    Comment by Ravna — July 9, 2010 @ 10:09 am

  16. Turbans don’t really fit into my small town lifestyle, so I only wear them as costume elements when I’m bellydancing. But then I go all out: the last one I concocted was teal and purple, made from two different sparkly scarves, a two tone hand dyed organza scarf, a huge turquoise rhinestone vintage brooch, and some peacock feathers.

    Comment by Margo A — July 9, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

  17. The coat is to die for. As for fur, I have no problems. I own both real and faux and love them both in equal measure. As I slide gloriously into middle age, I want want to be surrounded in soft lovely things so cashmere and fur are becoming requirements for winter for me.

    Comment by Bunny — July 9, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

  18. I tried a vintage 50s jaguar swing coat at a Vintage Clothing & Textile show two weeks ago and felt sooo chic – right until the weight of it almost dragged me to my knees. Girls who wear the full length furs must lift weights!

    Comment by Thea — July 9, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

  19. I only have one thing to say……….Tour de France. Been starting every morning watching spandex clad perfect physical specimens pumping away over the cobblestones and hills. Oh my dear and fluffy lord, better than caffeine to get your blood bubbling for a busy day. And, lest I forget to say it, they look good coming and going and exhibit tremendous stamina. I am now going to take a cold shower.

    Comment by gemdiva — July 9, 2010 @ 9:53 pm

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