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Seen and Heard at Fashion Week ’08

Posted by cher on October 7th, 2008

The Real Housewives of New York City’s Ramona Singer on meeting Governor Paterson: “He’s not as blind as he says. He didn’t have a cane or a dog when I met him and I was shocked. The way he acted, you would never know he had a sight problem.”


Governor David “No-So-Blind” Paterson.

Project Runway’s Santino Rice on mass fashion: “I hate trends. There are times I see a look that I like but it’s usually something I already thought of that I am pissed I didn’t do. I wish I had invented Crocs because every tacky f–king American has a pair.”




Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez at Marc Jacobs. Sometimes Posh scares the crap out of me. Especially when I saw that she was in People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People issue for her new, ultra-short, ultra-creepy ‘do.


Nicole Richie and Kanye West at Marc Jacobs. He’s like a cross between Urkel and his alter-ego Stefan.


Jessica Simpson and Anne Hathaway. Random ass combination. Is Anne fasting until Raffaello Follieri gets out of jail?


Blake Lively. You know you love her. Xoxo



The NY Giants: A Runaway Locomotive?

Posted by cher on January 25th, 2008


Overheard in the bank today:

“Hey, who do I talk to about taking a quarter million dollar loan out to bet on the Giants winning?” I raised my eyebrows and looked around; I saw some of the banking staff smiling at him, making it obvious they knew him. He continued to chat (loudly) to one of the tellers as I waited in line.

“It’s like the Giants are this runaway locomotive heading for the Patriots. It’s gonna be like BOOM! They’re just gonna run into them. There’s no question that the Giants are gonna win. I mean, we have nothing to lose and nothing to prove.”

At this point I rolled my eyes. Nothing to lose? Umm how about the Superbowl?

He went on for awhile, often referring to the Giants as a locomotive (sometimes it was a runaway, sometimes just a regular one). This killed me: “Yeah the New York fans are so rough. They’re the ones cheering for a player that they just booed five minutes before.” Umm ever been to a game in Philly? Hell, we booed Santa and pelted him with snowballs at a game. During a Dallas game, Governor Ed Rendell bet another fan $20 he couldn’t reach the field with a snowball. (He did, and it hit Jimmy Johnson.) There’s a reason the Vet was the first stadium to have a courtroom and jail cell.

Although I thought everything he was saying was idiotic, I couldn’t help but think his voice sounded very familiar as did his tyrant…and that’s when it hit me. He’s the same guy I overheard in the bank the last time!  So weird.

Anyways, about this “Giants fever.” I was reading the Post yesterday and everyone is up in arms about Tom Brady being photographed walking around NYC, often outside his girlfriend Gisele’s apartment. Is the foot brace real or is he just trying to psych out the Giants? The nerve of him even walking around the city at a time like this! All of the comments cracked me up but this was the best: A New England fan and native was worried all “those crazies in New York might see him and pull a Tanya Harding.” Ha! Don’t give us any ideas! If I haven’t made myself clear, I hate the Patriots. Even as an Eagles fan, I’d rather see a fellow division rival win than the (cough cough cheating) Pats.

UPDATE: The New York Post reported that Tom Brady didn’t show up for the first 15 minutes of practice today (the time during which the press is allowed to watch). Belichick had no comment. I can only imagine the drama this will add to the already existant paranoia that exists in NY. (Is he really injured? Is he faking us out? WE CAN’T HANDLE THE MIND GAMES!) Lol.

Economically Disadvantaged: The New Homeless

Posted by cher on January 20th, 2008

Economically disadvantaged – it really is the new politically correct term for “homeless people” or “welfare bums”. Please. Most people my age living in NYC would consider themselves economically disadvantaged.

I’m not judgmental when it comes to homeless people. I don’t believe they are all lazy or that they are all addicted to drugs or alcohol. It’s sad to see so much of it on the streets of NYC.

What I don’t understand, however, is when and why homeless people began to act so entitled – to my money. Last week, two of my co-workers came into work irate over two separate incidents that had just occurred in front of our building. One “economically disadvantaged” woman harassed my co-worker as she came out of Dunkin’ Donuts. When she did not offer up any spare change, the woman spewed at her, “I know you got money – you can afford to buy coffee and breakfast but you can’t give me any money? You make all this money and you can’t give me nothin’?” A similar comment from an “economically disadvantaged” man was made to another co-worker. He was insulted that she was going into a “big fancy building where you must make a lot of money” and she couldn’t spare any for him.

Like I said, my co-workers were pissed when they came in. One of them said, “Yeah, I have money and it’s because I work hard for it. Why should I feel like I have to give out change just because I can afford to buy a cup of coffee every morning? What makes them entitled to my money?”

It’s an interesting method to try to get money – are these “economically disadvantaged” people appealing to our guilty conscious? Like, if they make us feel guilty enough about having money, we’re going to give it them? Maybe it works for some people – but for me and my co-workers, it just pisses us off.

I appreciate people who don’t make me feel like I owe them anything, but instead, those who have creative methods – like this guy who sets up shop in the corridor between Port Authority and Time Square station.


I’ve never felt the desire to tell him off – but I do enjoy giving him my change.