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Favourite Friday: the April Somethingth edition

April 19, 2013

L-A: Honestly, I’m not sure what the date is. I feel like it may be the 25th, but something tells me that I’m very wrong. So let’s go with the somethingth. It’s been that kind of week (totally my own doing). Whatevs, let’s talk favourites.

1. Best leaked sorority email since the plastic shizz from Cornell

Remember when some bitch from Pi Phi at Cornell declared plastic shizz was not cool? Yeah, that’s got nothing on “Julia” from Delta Gamma at University of Maryland who wrote (and this is merely a magnificent excerpt):

Newsflash you stupid cocks: FRATS DON’T LIKE BORING SORORITIES. Oh wait, DOUBLE FUCKING NEWSFLASH: SIGMA NU IS NOT GOING TO WANT TO HANG OUT WITH US IF WE FUCKING SUCK, which by the way in case you’re an idiot and need it spelled out for you, WE FUCKING SUCK SO FAR.

“Julia”, if I were the sort of girl to have spirit animals, you’d be mine. Since I’m not, can we just get schmasted and judge everyone we know. I promise to be interesting around our partner frat. (Is that we call them? Partners? I don’t know. I come from a sorority free land. Our lack of a greek system would shock and appall you). I’m totally going to start saying, “double fucking newsflash” from now on.

(Unfortunately, according to the Internet and her deleted tweets, there’s a distinct possibility that she’s a horrible person. Too bad. We could have been judgey friends together forever).

2. The Geekiest

I’ve been binge watching Doctor Who* this week. Let me give you a moment to judge me.

Are we good? Because that just happened. I even have feelings about which Doctor I prefer. Right now, Number 11 is not my jam, even if his bow tie is cool. I’m still on board with Number 10.



This preference for Number 10, and the display of Converse All Stars in a window on my way to work, has me seriously considering a pair.


I haven’t owned a pair since high school. That beloved pair of red low cut All Stars were purchased in 1992 on a class trip to Halifax and my friends wrote on the white bits and they were eventually held together with duct tape up until at least 1997. They were amazing. I’m just trying to think of how to incorporate them into my current wardrobe without saying, “oh, it’s because I binge watched Doctor Who.”

*me watching Doctor Who is quite a feat. Partly because I’ve honestly got no time for most science fiction, time travel stuff and mostly because the theme scared the bejeezus out of me as a child. To the person in charge of programming at TVO in the 1980s: Are you kidding me? Doctor Who immediately after Polka Dot Door? Srsly? Were you intentionally trying to scar the psyche of Ontario children? 

3. This is happening pretty soon.


This could be my last craft fair in Halifax for awhile, so be sure to stop by and say hey.

4. Hipster adjacent jam of the week: The Smiths

I’m having one of those weeks where I’m suddenly smitten by The Smiths again. It comes and goes. But is there a happier and more romantic song about dying at the hands of a double decker bus? No. I don’t think there is.

Let’s listen to it on repeat and you’ll see where I’m coming from.

Ally: I don’t sleep anymore. I just walk around my house crying about not being able to sleep. This isn’t healthy I don’t think. Last night, instead of crying into my pillows about not being able to sleep, I finally got around to watching the Beyonce documentary. It was riveting.

It was important that I watched this, because lately I’ve felt like Beyonce and I have been drifting apart.

WTF is a Sock Bun, Internet?

No less than five times, the term “sock bun” has appeared on my Facebook feed. I was perplexed. My questions were as follows: Why would you put a sock in your hair? Why does Pinterest hurt us as a people so much? Then Official Intern Eden posted evidence of her sock bun on her Facebook page. She wins.


Ok. This looks pretty decent. I’m in. How do we do it? Well, Eden posted a How-to video:

Shirts with Food I love

Foreign Affair posted their new items for spring on their Facebook page this week. My hungry eyes were immediately drawn to this delicious ice cream sweater by Wildfox:

ice cream


I never knew about Wildfox before, but now I am completely in love. There’s even something for L-A!


Crappy Pop Music Video of the Week

While we all have our vices, I’m assuming we also all have our limits and lines we don’t cross. Mine is usually Ke$ha. I have crossed that line and gone into the world of completely unacceptable. Yes, this means that this song is now on my iShuffle.

All I can say is that I’m really sorry.



4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2013 11:22 pm

    Finally! Some one else who remembers the nightly Polka Dot Door / Dr Who FREAKOUT. Not many of us do because we’ve all repressed the memories and nightmares. TVO, wtf? You’re affected an entire generation of wee young kids.

    Polkaroo’s not here because he’s on the TARDIS. Christ.

  2. eden permalink
    April 20, 2013 4:52 pm

    Another advantage of the sockbun is that when you take it out your hair is in big awesome dramatic waves! BIG HAIR 4EVER

    • allygarbs permalink
      April 22, 2013 7:17 am

      Is this true??!! I need to try this ASAP! I’ll post photos (obviously).


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