August 3 09

I don`t claim to be a fashion expert of any kind…I mean, sure, I *know* Susan Wagner and she *may* have told me that she liked one of my dresses at BlogHer…but, for the most part, I`m a simple kind of girl. I wear things that flatter my wee body and clothing that avoids the dreaded muffin-top and hides my belly pooch. I wear a lot of clean lines and good jeans and cotton shirts that don`t need ironing. I mean, sure, I wasn`t playing my a-game at the zoo this weekend…

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Yes, folks, those ARE shorts. (and, why yes, while you are asking, those ARE also my pasty white legs that have absolutely no business seeing the light of day)(also, the biggest bag in the history of mankind, but it DID hold my camera and three water bottles and snacks for my always hungry and always thirsty children)

But I do know a fashion travesty when I see one.

I mean, we live in a day and age when Orangutans can use computers.

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yes. COMPUTERS.

and yet, there are still people who do this…

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Matching Ed Hardy shirts.

let that soak in for just a minute.

Matching Ed Hardy shirts.

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  1. Oh good lord. I’m embarassed for them. They must be on Team Jon.
    I have also faked taking a photo of my own kid to get something/someone else in the background.

    And I love how the sign says Do Not Climb On The Statue…And Isebella is right on it!
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Processing =-.

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    Comment by Christine on August 3, 2009
  2. Who’s Ed hardy?

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    Comment by feefifoto on August 3, 2009
  3. I live in Columbus Ohio. Surely you know what goes on in the Midwest. Matching Ed Hardy shirts, unfortunately, don’t even make the cut of things I’ve seen. (If I had a nickel for every mullet…)

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    Comment by Tali on August 3, 2009
  4. HA! Matching Ed HArdy shirts. Ummmm, I’ll take find the douche-bag couple for $100 Alex. Even the Dora sippie cup is trying to make a break for it!

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    Comment by Hockeyman on August 3, 2009
  5. I love how you made Emily pose, so they wouldn’t catch the fact that you’re really photographing THEM. (Though judging by the stunned looks on their faces, I’m pretty sure they’re onto you…)

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on August 3, 2009
  6. Nice fake pose to capture that photo!

    The matching Ed Hardy makes me shudder. I’m hoping the woman’s head is down not because her child’s sippy cup has begun to roll away, but because she realizes the hideous mistake she made and is silently calling her husband a name and vowing never to do something so lame ever again. Had they also dressed the kid in a tiny EH shirt, I’d have lost it and maybe gone looking for a tranquilizer gun from a zoo staff member. The orangutans probably have the zoo schematics on that computer and are plotting an escape when their handler isn’t in their habitat telling crowds they like to look at pretty pictures on their laptop. Or they’re twittering.
    .-= fadkog´s last blog ..poker? i hardly knew her! =-.

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    Comment by fadkog on August 3, 2009
  7. And they appear to have a child! I feel very sorry for that kid.

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    Comment by Kate on August 3, 2009
  8. OMG Willie B! Growing up in GA we practically lived Zoo Atlanta in the summers. Makes me all nostalgic!

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    Comment by Erin on August 3, 2009
  9. You did look adorable at BlogHer. And I also remember commenting that the two wee-ist people I was with (namely you and Metalia) both carried the biggest bags… almost Olsen-twin-esque, but you both bathed and wore clean clothing. ;)

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    Comment by Darcey on August 3, 2009
  10. At least they didn’t have matching tennis outfits on. That shit drives me into a homicidal rage.

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    Comment by Avitable on August 3, 2009
  11. That dude totally knows you’re taking a photo of him and his wife. And he’s trying to tell you with his eyes that “THIS WAS NOT MY IDEA.”

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    Comment by Kristabella on August 3, 2009
  12. speechless
    .-= Maya´s last blog ..Labeling =-.

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    Comment by Maya on August 3, 2009
  13. I may dress the boys in matching clothes but Matthew and I will NEVER dress the same. EVER.

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    Comment by Angella on August 3, 2009
  14. Good news: That bag is almost big enough to cover your entire outfit.

    More good news: at least you aren’t wearing an Ed Hardy tshirt.

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    Comment by C @ Kid Things on August 3, 2009
  15. I look like CRAP in shorts. I have worn skirts/dresses all summer. And you are adorable.

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    Comment by Kaleigha on August 3, 2009
  16. That Jon Gosselin (sp?) fan TOTALLY knew you were taking a picture of him. And he probably thought it was because you found him hawt.

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    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on August 3, 2009
  17. disgusting.

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    Comment by slynnro on August 3, 2009
  18. It still has not sunken in…

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    Comment by Maria on August 3, 2009
  19. Oh my god. Matching Ed Hardy? I hope monkeys flung poo at them. And I love how you used your kid to take a stealth picture. Awesome.

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    Comment by Vanessa on August 3, 2009
  20. As a person who gets her picture taken a lot by strangers, I LOVED THIS POST! Hilarious.
    .-= loren´s last blog ..Swirl-doodle-scribble parenting =-.

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    Comment by loren on August 3, 2009
  21. No way those are “real” Ed Hardy’s. Nobody that could afford an Ed Hardy would *ever* do that. LOL Those must be back alley purchased “Ed Fardy’s” hehehehe

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    Comment by Twinkie on August 3, 2009
  22. That makes me think of Jon Gosselin and, then, BARF.

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    Comment by ClassyFabSarah on August 3, 2009
  23. Ahahaha! Matching Ed Hardies! I love it! Would NEVER. But I love it!

    Also Happy Simcoe Day………….. Miss you!

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    Comment by Haley-O on August 3, 2009
  24. I love that you fake snapped a pic of your child to show us the proof of the heinous crime of matching Ed Hardy’s Love, love, love it. (But not, of course, the matching Ed Hardy’s themselves…not at all).

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    Comment by Miss E on August 3, 2009
  25. LOL I love how you oh-so-sneakily took a fake picture of your kid so you could those crazies in the background. TOTALLY a move I would pull. Good work!

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    Comment by Jen on August 3, 2009
  26. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Welcome to Atlanta.

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    Comment by MonsteRawr on August 3, 2009
  27. That’s why Jon and Kate failed – she wouldn’t wear the matching t-shirt. I love how I’m the only one that thought you were taking a legitimate picture of your daughter and those two wandered in!
    .-= TUWABVB´s last blog ..Conversations with Manbug a/k/a Signs That I’m Getting More Dumber =-.

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    Comment by TUWABVB on August 4, 2009
  28. I don’t even know what Ed Hardy is.
    .-= kgirl´s last blog ..Top Ten Tuesday =-.

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    Comment by kgirl on August 4, 2009
  29. I don’t know what you’re talking about. J and I wear matching “Don’t Mess With Texas” t-shirts, and I think we look great.

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    Comment by Lu on August 4, 2009
  30. Love it! The “pretend you’re taking a picture of a loved one in the foreground while you’re actually taking a picture of some freak in the background” move is a classic! I use it all the time.

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    Comment by Anna on August 4, 2009
  31. Welcome to life in the south. I really must get the nerve up to take pictures of the fools dressed alike.

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    Comment by jennifer, playgroups are no place for children on August 4, 2009
  32. the long-ish sleeves on her shirt make me think that it’s a men’s ed hardy shirt that she had tailored to be more fitted. that makes me hate it even more.

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    Comment by hillary on August 4, 2009
  33. I shudder to think of what the poor baby was wearing. THEY HAVE ED HARDY ONESIES, ALI.I HAVE SEEN THEM.

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    Comment by metalia on August 4, 2009
  34. nice use of the kid to take a picture of the Ed Hardy douches. well played my friend.

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    Comment by regan on August 5, 2009
  35. Sneaky sneaky, sir…LOL. Matching Ed Hardy shirts are just…WRONG. On so many levels.
    .-= Lynette´s last blog ..Four days of [blank] =-.

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    Comment by Lynette on August 5, 2009
  36. I love how you were obviously pretending to take a picture of a kid when you took that shot. LOL

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    Comment by Miss Britt on August 5, 2009
  37. I just have one question: Why? WHHYYYYYYY?!?

    And also WTH? Oh wait that’s two questions. Ok then!

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    Comment by Susan on August 5, 2009
  38. Those shirts are just unfortunate.

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    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on August 6, 2009
  39. Found your site via PJM’s “Go Read It Today.” Your daughter and mine look scarily alike.

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    Comment by Stephanie on August 7, 2009
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