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January 10, 2011

Who Missed Me?

Filed under: Fashion,Sports,The Monday Hotness — Miss Plumcake @ 8:41 am

Hello my little Monchichis! It has been too long! Although I had a big time on my little Come Undone –until you have watched Casablanca while being massaged with sweet almond oil massage by a hot not-precisely-clothed soccer player FROM Casablanca, you have not seen Casablanca the way it ought to be seen, and that was just my Friday– I have, of course, been nothing without you and I am sure from the hundreds upon thousands of tear-stained note cards delivered to stately Château Gâteau (by which I mean like six emails, but I know you MEANT to write hundreds upon thousands of tear-stained notes) that you have been absolutely nothing without me.

So let’s start this New Year right (if a little late) with Hot boys and shoes.

In the theme of smokin’ hot North African footballers, I give you Zinedine Zidane (who is actually from Marseilles, but his parents are Algerian) and Luis Figo who, while not from North Africa –he’s Portuguese– IS smokin’ hot, and that my friend is the international language of Plumcake. I like to imagine they’re reenacting the “hill of beans” speech from Casablanca, with Zidane playing the part of a young and tearful Ingrid Bergman.

Also pretty on the outside: D&G leopard print t-straps. I’ve always said “If you’re gonna do leopard, it had better be Dolce.” This is why.
D&G leopard t-straps (on big sale!)

and finally, perhaps most importantly, it’s time we take a moment from our busy schedules, pause and remember that no matter how hard our lives or how painful our toils, there’s always (siiiiiigh) Xabi.


  1. Thank goodness you’re back. Morning coffee time has been somewhat lacking this last week. Never leave us again…though I do see why your Friday was about 100 X better than mine.

    Comment by Madame Suggia — January 10, 2011 @ 11:42 am

  2. Those leopard skin print shoes have been my DREAM SHOES for the last 6 months. I had them bookmarked and would look at them every few days. And now that they have finally come down in price … there are no size 7’s. AROOOOO!

    Comment by Nancy — January 10, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

  3. Oh, Plumcake, life has been positively GREY without you!

    Comment by Klee — January 10, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

  4. We have been trying desperately to hold back, to not blubber, so that you would not be embarrassed. But now you’re back!!! And with hot soccer players, too. And leopard shoes. All that’s left is a cocktail.

    Comment by Toby Wollin — January 10, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

  5. Welcome back! And you should know, of course, that the only reason you did not receive all those tear-stained notecards was that our hands were shaking too much with grief to properly address them.

    Comment by daisyj — January 10, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

  6. @Madame Suggia, yeah well if you can’t make highly questionable decisions while you’re in the throes of grief, when can you?

    @Nancy, I think we’ve just learned a valuable lesson: if they are your dream shoes, you need to buy them when you see them. They will haunt you for the rest of your life now. See also: the 2006 green snakeskin Dior anniversary sandals that WILL NEVER BE MINE.

    You are too kind. Too, too kind.

    I can’t believe I left out the cocktail! What kind of joint am I running?!

    Comment by Miss Plumcake — January 10, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

  7. @DaisyJ: Ah, I figured as much. Makes perfect sense!

    Comment by Miss Plumcake — January 10, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

  8. Miss Plumcake January 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    @Madame Suggia, yeah well if you can’t make highly questionable decisions while you’re in the throes of grief, when can you?

    Ah yes, I have always maintained that every person grieves in their own way, and who are we to judge? Whatever works.

    Comment by Madame Suggia — January 10, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

  9. Welcome Back!

    Comment by Jeanine — January 10, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

  10. Monchichis? Monchichis!

    Arrrrrrgh! That cartoon was awful, and the theme song was even worse! The stuffed animals sucked their thumbs, that was their whole interest.

    I still get the first couple of lines caught in my head at weird times. Then, like some sort of evil robot, morphs into the “Watch Out for the Munchies” psa that ABC used to play.

    I’ve missed you, Miss Plumcake, but curse you for putting the snake eating its tail earworm of those songs into my head today.

    Comment by Lunakitsch — January 10, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

  11. ngngngngng Zinedine Zidane

    Comment by Violet — January 11, 2011 @ 12:11 am

  12. @Violet: truer ngngngngs have never been ngngngnned. My Fedex guy looks JUST like him and there is Much Sputtering whenever he delivers a package.

    @Lunakitsch: hee, my evil plot has come to thumb-sucking fruition.

    @Jeanine: good to be back! How’s tricks with you?

    Comment by Miss Plumcake — January 11, 2011 @ 12:20 am

  13. Off-topic, but I just saw the trailer, and what do you think of The King’s Speech? Colin Firth! Geoffrey Rush! Helena Bonham Carter in a relatively sane role!

    And of course we missed you! I came here every day and stared sadly at the absent Plumcake posts.

    Comment by marvel — January 11, 2011 @ 7:56 am

  14. @Marvel I haven’t seen it because I’m terrible about watching films –I worked for a film festival for several years and then as a critic so I just got burned out– but from everything I’ve heard it’s magnificent. Even without seeing it, I’d be surprised if Firth didn’t win the Oscar because he was so egregiously snubbed last year. A Single Man should have taken both Best Actor for Firth and Best Actress for Julianne Moore (who actually should’ve won Best Supporting for Boogie Nights ages ago)

    Comment by Miss Plumcake — January 11, 2011 @ 11:56 am

  15. Dude, I missed you and your posts.

    My pal bought our mutual friend the greatest sports tee ever, years back, in Taiwan: the moment of impact between Zidane’s head and Materazzi’s torso, in quasi-cartoon style on a bright green cotton background. Zidane’s handsomeness wasn’t fully captured on that shirt, though.

    I’m excited for new posts – giddy!

    Comment by Camo — January 11, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

  16. So glad to have you back, Plumcake! Things just haven’t been the same in my Google Reader with you gone. :]

    Comment by dumpling — January 11, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

  17. Welcome back Miss Plumcake and best wishes to you and your family!

    A New Year’s treat especially for you: Zidane, or Zizou as we call him over here, riding a horse in a TV show for his charity “Ela” (ngngngngaaaaaa, Zizou in jodhpurs!!!!)

    Enjoy! :-D

    Comment by mariebruxelles — January 12, 2011 @ 4:22 am

  18. @Marie, the video doesn’t work! I am zizouless!

    Comment by Miss Plumcake — January 12, 2011 @ 11:22 am

  19. Sorry!
    I’ve put the video on my blog, you can watch it here:
    I hope it works…

    Comment by mariebruxelles — January 12, 2011 @ 11:53 am

  20. @Marie: You are now officially my favorite reader ever. Omg omg omg omg.

    Comment by Miss Plumcake — January 12, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

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