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Some More Friday Fun with The Consort

Hello-hello, all.  The Consort here striding confidently mikeside in an effort to dazzle, or at least baffle, you.  The Princess has asked me to step in for the day while she attempts to run to ground a contest that is spinning wildly out of control on our sister site.  She’s handling that with her usual aplomb so I am pleased to share some Friday Fun today.  Before we get started let’s have a snack…

Courtesy Heart Attack Grill

This 8,000 calorie behemoth graces the menu of the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas.  You’ll find it listed as the “Quadruple Bypass Burger”.   I can hear my arteries shutting down even as I write these words.  The sandwich (and I use that term loosely) is made up of four half-pound beef patties, cheese, bacon, tomatoes and all the usual suspects.  Since this beast couldn’t possibly fill you up you also get a milkshake made with “the highest butterfat content” and a side of “Flatliner Fries” deep-fried in pure lard.  You know, they must use pure lard because they are concerned for your health.  The 8,000 calories are equal to about one week’s worth of meals for the average person.  I can hear what you’re saying: “Oh sure, I can just walk off the calories”.  Of course you can.  Walking one mile burns about 100 calories.  Do the math.  I would have liked to have had a comment from the Heart Attack Grill on this but, sadly, the spokesperson passed away in March.  Of a heart attack.

The Princess tells me she still hurts because she did not have a Barbie doll when she was young.  I know my sister had one and even had the Barbie Dream House.  But my sister’s Barbie dolls never had tattoos until my brother and I got hold of them.  Now, thanks to LA-based Tokodoki and Mattel, Barbie has her own ink.

Courtesy Tokidoki

For only $50 you get a tatted-up doll with pink bobbed hair, stacked bracelets and a dog named Bastardino.  Apparently the doll is targeting “adult collectors only” and that has me a bit unhinged.  This is not the first time Barbie has been sporting ink.  There have been two previous editions and this particular model is limited to a run of 7,400 dolls.  I guess you probably don’t want to miss this opportunity.  I know I won’t miss it; I likely won’t notice at all.

I’m a guy and I confess, like guys everywhere, I have used duct tape to make quick and dirty repairs.  That sticky stuff is part of every well-stocked tool kit.  Now it can be part of every tailgate party…

This is just a sampling of the variety of schools that are available.  Think of the uses… create your own fashions; wrap that annoying brother-in-law who insists on rooting for the other team; securing your adult beverage to your hand when your motor skills begin to flag; the list is limited only by your imagination.  Sound intriguing?  Check them out here for more details.  Just don’t blame me when the males in your house go all slack-jawed when they realize the potential here.

But my time is running short.  Please take good care of your waitperson because they’re working hard for you today.  The Princess will return Monday.  Thanks for sharing your time with me!  I’ll leave you with a little number by four fellows playing a little ditty you might hear this weekend at a sporting event.


Filed under Collaborations, Friday Fun, Posts by the Princess Consort, preppy, You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Kentucky Derby Barbie, Michelle O. Does Talbots, J. Crew Sale

Oh dolls, what a beautiful day it has been, outside as well as in, warm and sunny is the mood for the day!

We must share a number of things we can only refer to as Preptastic! First we thank the more-than-generous Kristin Pearce, for offering this gorgeous necklace in her blog giveaway last month!

Kristin Pearce Jewelry

Kristin Pearce Jewelry

We were fortunate enough to win, and the necklace arrived in our mailbox and to say it is stunning would be an understatement.  Kristin is one talented lady who has fantastic treasures in her etsy store; she also creates custom jewelry pieces. This beauty makes its debut Easter Sunday; thank you Kristin!


For today’s Pretty in Pink we share our love for this amazing artwork from the one and only Fifi Flowers, an excellent print we bought last week.

Fifi Flowers

Pink Luggage by Fifi Flowers

Fifi is insanely talented and you will adore her artwork, as well as her boxed note cards, equally bright and beautiful!  They are available in Fifi’s etsy shop, all of them Preptastic IOHO.  And Miss Fifi has a wonderful blog we love to read on a daily basis.


Also making the Preptastic List this holiday weekend, the Kentucky Derby Barbie.


Appropriately attired in a floral dress with coordinating chapeau, Barbie wears a strand of pearls.


As one might anticipate, bargains abound with Spring/Easter/After Easter/etc. sales and clearance events. J. Crew launched theirs several days ago:

J. Crew

J. Crew

There is a good assortment of merchandise across a spectrum of sizes, like the Avignon Peep-toes, originally $328, now $149.

J. Crew Avignon Pump

J. Crew Avignon Pump

Or the Cotton interlock promenade dress:


The casual knit is sized Small-XL in black and bright pacific, now $49.99, marked down from $75. TP is happy to vouch for the versatility of Crew’s lightweight knits, they are outstanding.


In what may be a boost for Talbots, First Lady Michelle Obama wears a Talbots dress on the cover of May’s Essence magazine.

Essence Magazine

PHOTO: Timothy White/Stockland Martel

The First Lady’s mother, Marian Robinson, is seen in the cover shot as well.

Essence Magazine May 2009

It appears Mrs. Obama is wearing Talbots Rose Print Silk Dress.


The dress is shown in the ‘Lagoon Blue’ colorway. 


On a related note, there is word the Obama family will spend their summer vacation on the Vineyard according to this story at the Cape Cod Today website.

Courtesy CapeCodToday.com

Courtesy CapeCodToday.com

The article says the First Family plans a two-week stay in the East Chop part of Oak Bluffs. We have always been fond of the East Chop Lighthouse.

And on that pretty picture, we’ll say ‘night!


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