Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Best Thing I've Read All Day

"Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you."

*Another reason to love Twitter, it has great nuggets like this.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Skinny Bitches and Smiling Feet

Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. Really loved reading your entries.

I'll be contacting the winners soon!

Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dear Future Boyfriend, Part Five

Dear Future Boyfriend

You get different types of people. You get the kind who are spontaneous and do things on weekends. Things which require them to actually leave the comfort of the couch and experience things. Then you get the people who relish in the comfort of the couch. I would like to think that I am in the middle. It’s more truthful to say that I am ¾ of the way on the couch and the other quarter is desperate to be out there. Therefore FB I need you to be one of those people. The active kind of person that makes lazy people hate them. It’s sort of like the skinny girl who says things like “Sometimes I forget to eat.” Anyway I need you to encourage me to visit places other than a food market and to do spontaneous active things like take advantage of a nice day by going hiking or to the beach. You see I want to do all those things but somewhere between the Parks & Recreation marathon and that bag of salt and vinegar chips that will not eat itself I get lazy.

In my mind, I am pretty gangsta. Seriously I think my knowing all the words to Funky Cold Medina and having watched Dangerous Minds a gazillion times equals thug life. And I’m going to need you to go along with it. So when I quote rap lyrics without knowing what the hell they’re talking about and start describing things as ‘dope’ ‘crunk’ and ‘bling’ remember why you love me and ignore it.

It seems there are various ways to discern someone’s personality whether it be their reaction to animals or the way they sleep or the music they listen to. I like to do it by seeing how you treat waiters. There are many things I think I could excel at:
Dancer in a music video - yes
Ice-cream taster - yes
Chuck Bass’ girlfriend oh hell yes!
One of the things I would suck at is being a waiter. And it’s not something I would ever deign to do. Therefore I treat most servers with an unprecedented amount of respect and tips. Also I’ve read Kitchen Confidential and I really don’t want anyone to mishandle my food. If we experience horrible service, you have every right to bring it up. But if you think being mean to waiters is something that makes you appear macho and sexy, oh boy do you have no idea how fast those knickers are coming up.

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Image from here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Win With Skinny Bitches and Smiling Feet

So a little while back I was sent some a hamper of Kiwi's Smiling Feet to try out. You can read all about it here.

To recap, Smiling Feet are a range of gel cushions that alleviate the pressure of all those beautiful heels. Because I've never met a pair of heels that doesn't hurt after some time. Even better there are several kinds of gel cushions available to suit all your heels.

Now the fabulous peeps from Kiwi are giving away ten hampers to ten fabulous ladies who also don't want to compromise on style.

*To win all you have to do is send an email to skinnybsinthemaking@gmail.com with your favourite shoe moment. It's that easy!

Unfortunately only fashionistas in South Africa can enter.

Good luck bitches!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Let's All Take a Moment...

...and look at pictures of good-looking men.

I have to admit, James McAvoy in the new X-men was a big drawcard for me. After watching the movie I can now say I'm way more into Michael Fassbender who plays Magneto.

Ladies...I don't think words are necessary, do you?!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Get Ready For The Weekend - Competition Time

You know how people tend to ask you what you’re doing on the weekend and you’re all like “It’s only Tuesday. I haven’t thought about it yet.”

And then all of a sudden you cannot stop thinking about it. Suddenly your fingers are all tingly and you start sweating. I have no weekend plans. I have no weekend plans. You start rocking back and forth and wonder when did it get all dark and cold. Okay maybe it’s not that bad but you still end up in a bit of a flurry.

Luckily I have the solution. At least for this weekend.

If you’re in the Cape Town area and just love, love, love visiting markets, listening to live music, and mixing with some of the most fabulous, creative peeps in the city, then you’re in luck. The first ever Bay Harbour Market Jol is happening on 11 June and Skinny Bitches have a couple of sets of double tickets to give away.

All you have to do to win tickets to this amazing event is send one little email to skinnysbinthemaking@gmail.com. It’s that easy and then you can be one of those smug people with weekend plans that send others into a panic :)

Good luck bitches!

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Monday, June 6, 2011

All By Myself*

*Excuse the moany, feeling-sorry-myself title. This is not a woe-is-me blog post. It’s a bit moany but nothing so sad it’ll make the reader even want to do a razor-blade action.

In one of my favourite Sex and the City episodes Carrie and Aidan have just moved in together and it takes a little adjusting. Carrie then laments to the girls about how she misses so many things she couldn’t do before she had a dude hanging around her place. This in turn leads the other girls to reveal some of their private activities they love to do. Sometimes it just seems like there are some things that feel better when done alone like…

…going to the movies by yourself. Yes it’s awesome with a date but there’s something absolutely fabulous when it’s just you. Maybe it’s because you don’t have to pretend to like arty, clever movies and can see what you really want (One ticket for Fast and Furious Five please!) Maybe it’s because you can overload your popcorn with salt ‘n’ vinegar flavouring and no one makes passive aggressive comments. Whatever the reasoning, it is something to be relished.

…making a big pot of pasta and then sitting down to watch Julie and Julia. The story behind this is, one day one of my gays gave me a copy of J&J. He also instructed me not to watch it without a vast supply of food at the ready. Knowing the paltry ingredients in my fridge weren’t going to cut it, I bought some fancy stuff to make one of those creamy tomato-based pastas with lots of bacon and feta. The results were magical.

…playing cheesy music and cleaning the house. I’d love to be able to have someone clean my flat but for some reason I get a little joy from cleaning it myself. Maybe it’s because I use the opportunity to parade in short shorts and yellow gloves – once a fashionista, always a fashionista – but more likely it’s the fact that I was forced to help my mother clean our house and I haven’t gotten out of the routine yet. Saying that I’m not really a neat and tidy person and there are days when my sink is flooded with dishes. But once I get that feeling, helped on by playing the best and worst of the 80s, I’m in my zone. And all of a sudden I cannot stop until there’s no mildew on the bathroom tiles or until all the wax has been cleared from the mantelpiece. I'd like to admit I'm a cleaning machine but after years of living with her, that title will always belong to my mother.

Your fave all-by-myself pastimes?

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