Type in “food” in Etsy’s photography section, and there it is: a treasure trove of tantalizing imagery there for the taking, whipping my inner fat kid into a lather. It’s like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for people like me–and by “people like me,” I don’t mean the snobby “gourmands” or that awful, obnoxious linguistic pimple, “foodies.” I mean people who just downright love food, plain and simple, whether it’s a truffle risotto or a greasy dive bar reuben. Chow.com calls them “chowhounds,” and after reading their manifesto, I think that’s the best term for this obsession of mine.
At any rate, macro shots of an orange peel and stylistically arranged chili peppers just so happen to tickle my fancy and whet my appetite. Here are a few of my favorite bits of food porn on Etsy. Warning: NSFW (that’s “Not Safe For Women-who-think-a-Slimfast-shake-counts-as-a-meal). Continue reading
We dog lovers are insane. There, I said it. It’s an indisputable fact that people who purchase apparel for domesticated animals are completely out of touch with reality. I’m just as guilty as anyone else (for evidence, please see Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C… that’s probably enough). But a cute pup in a plaid jacket is just adorable. There’s no getting around that fact. Continue reading
So, it’s Tuesday night. And for the past several months, this has meant nothing to me. But three years ago, one seemingly innocuous night of the week took on an omnipotent, almost evil significance. No, it was not the night of my Narcotics Anonymous meetings (joke). It was the night of Lost, a nefarious intoxicating substance masquerading as a television show. For the past three years, I’ve tried with all my might to shake the addiction… to no avail. I am its prisoner. Like a toxic relationship, I have stayed right by Lost’s side as it bitch-slaps me with polar bears, sucker-punches me with smoke monsters, and then apologetically caresses me with cheap explanations that only lead to more questions.
If you’re anything like me, you giggle during Victoria’s Secret commercials when Gisele and Heidi make tiger-love to the camera in ridiculous, cheap leopard print numbers. Luckily, a collection of Etsy sellers conjure up fabulous lingerie creations that look more like ornate costumery than some skankified, rhinestone-encrusted G-string. From the sweet and pretty to the flirtatious and vivacious, there should be something here to satiate your undie-lust. Valentine’s Day isn’t here yet, but most of these are made-to-order… so get those orders in now, and start practicing your pin-up poses. (NSFW, by the way… especially if you work for Victoria’s Secret.) Continue reading