The Royal Wedding

All sorts of stuff has been popping up about the Royal Wedding.  This has included the Guy’s Guide to the Royal Wedding on the Today Show.  Geoff was totally unimpressed when I told him about it and wondered if such a guide would tell him why he should actually care about the Royal Wedding.

Anyway, I find I don’t particularly care about the whole thing too much.  I am mildly interested in what the bride is wearing if only because I’m also getting married this year.  If she’s following in her late MIL’s footsteps, it will be high fashion, woefully out of date, and laughably tacky in 10 years.  I will also, in all likelihood, be totally horrified at how much it costs.  I am rather proud of the fact that my dress cost $250.

I find the insane memorabilia craze surrounding the wedding absolutely hysterical.  Some of the stuff that has popped up on Etsy and Regretsy is absolutely wild.  I think my favorite piece of ridiculous memorabilia so far is this.  Can you imagine waking up every morning and wandering into your kitchen to see that?  Of course, you could sit in your kitchen and sip your morning coffee out of this as you wake up.  Unless of course you like your memorabilia accurate and all…

Of course, I was browsing tonight and I came across the following headline: BrewDog releases beer with Viagra.  Naturally, morbid curiosity caused me to click.  And, yes, folks, this would be THE weirdest Royal Wedding related thing I’ve run across so far.  To wit, a quote from the article:

“With this beer we want to take the wheels off the royal wedding bandwagon being jumped on by dozens of breweries,” BrewDog says on its website. “The Royal Virility Performance is the perfect antidote to all the hype.”

Antidote to the hype? Hmm.

Alas, don’t go looking for this one at your local liquor store. It won’t likely make its way to our shores. BrewDog is selling Royal Virility Performance only in the United Kingdom and only via its website,

Um, wow.  When you put it that way I think that’s about all there is to say.  Needless to say, I’ll be asleep at 4:00am on Friday.


ETA: I stand corrected.  It can get weirder.

Um, no. Just no.

As we have already established, I get regular emails from Etsy.  One of them is a weekly email about Wedding stuff.  Some of the stuff in the email is just lovely.  Some of it is a little rustic for my tastes.  Some of it is downright bizarre.  I think this falls into the bizarre category.

Hair "fascinator"

These things, often made out of ribbon, feathers, buttons, lace, fake flowers, or other materials, are called “Hair Fascinators”.  Veils, while I’m not wearing one, I get.  Tiaras, I *completely* understand.  (Queen for a day, woohoo!)  But stuff like the above?  I’m lost.  It’s clearly beautifully made and photographed but I think that it might actually be larger than the model’s head.

Can someone explain this to me?


Creepy, no?

I get emails every day from Etsy.  For those of you who have never been to Etsy or who don’t have an account there I highly recommend shopping there for very cool vintage stuff and for neat handmade treasures.  I know for a fact that there are some people who read this blog regularly who have received Etsy gifts from me or who shop there on a regular basis.  I even got my mom to buy some things from there.

Anyway, today I got my daily email from them and this was the featured piece at the bottom:

Massacre of the Barbies?

Yes, folks, that’s a necklace.  Made with Barbie/doll faces.  I don’t even know…  It does beg the question though.  Where would one wear such a thing?  Is this appropriate for a Black Tie fete?  (Answer: NO)  Does it go with jeans and a tee?  I have no idea.  Furthermore, should a psychological profile be done on the person who created it?  (Answer: YES)

I rather think something like this belongs here.

Happy Browsing!