I’ve got a jam-packed day today but I’m really looking forward to the weekend, that’s for sure. At lunchtime today I’m going to the International Mall in Tampa to pick up race packs for the ColorMeRad 5K this weekend!
I’m super stoked about this event because I have convinced 8 of my neighbors to run it with me, EIGHT! I’ve got legit pull y’all, it’s a fact.
Anywho, not looking forward to going to the mall though, because it’s dangerous….
For my bank account!
International Mall has 2 of my favorite stores, the Apple Store and Louis Vuitton! Yes, I know, totally opposite ends of the spectrum but that’s because I’m a Geek……….. who’s on fleek! And, I totally just made that up but were gonna go with it, okay? Okay. And I just became an ever bigger geek….
Before I head off to do a bazillion things, let’s talk about a few things that almost broke my internet this week, shall we?
Smug as a bug, Gwyneth Goop Paltrow
First, let me give you a little background info. Low income families receiving SNAP benefits, (Food Stamps) typically get 29 dollars a week for groceries. That’s appalling. But this story is also appalling.
The items that you see above are what Ms. Paltrow bought with her 29 bucks when she accepted a challenge to raise awareness and money for the food bank of NY city by feeding her family for only 29 bucks for one week.
Needless to say she only lasted 4 days when she broke down and had some chicken and veggies. I saw the picture of her groceries and I thought to myself, what kind of meals does she expect to make with that? I was definitely curious. I mean, I’m not saying I could feed my family on 29 bucks a week, I feel like that’s impossible, but I need to know why, why all those limes?
Well fortunately for all of us, the generous Ms. Paltrow has decided to share her recipe’s on her blog, but where are all the breakfasts? And the lunches? And did she eat anything else throughout the day? And how on God’s green Earth did she make that 1 tomato and 1 avocado last for 4 days?
I give Miss Paltrow credit for trying to raise awareness for an obviously flawed system but I think if you accept a challenge, you need to make a real effort. If you can’t do that, then spread the word by hosting benefits and writing checks.
I have been fascinated by the Guards of Buckingham Palace for as long as I can remember. I love everything about them including those ginormous bearskin hats. They’re amazing to watch because they don’t move expect to march occasionally and they don’t smile or laugh. That’s why this video caught my attention, just watch.
Now you know the guard with his back to the camera is laughing is ass off, right? I would be.
Lastly, this is the thing that wins the internet for me this week. Let me preface this by saying if you are at work or under 18, do NOT watch this. I repeat, this is not for a G-rated audience. (Kinda, sorta makes you wanna watch it now doesn’t it?)
If you thought television in the U.S. was racy, you have no idea. This is a Japanese Karaoke television show. The concept of the show is that these men have to sing karaoke all while getting a..a…ahem ….just watch it.
Tell me about something that broke or won your internet this week.