Category Archives: Travel

Since when does Prada sell fanny packs?

During our layover at Toronto Pearson International Airport last weekend, I was once again reminded of how utterly unflattering fanny packs are on most people, especially certain people, and they’re the people that, 9 times out of 10, are the ones that wear them. I know other people wear them (right?), but I wasn’t shocked as time after time, I spied a fat, 40ish-65ish woman in an unflattering t-shirt walking around with this extra protrusion hanging off their front; the strap lost somewhere in the folds of…anyway, seeing this over and over again was just depressing and made me, as an obese woman with a little thought for personal style, a tad angry at them for perpetuating the stereotype. I left those thoughts behind as we boarded the plane for our 11 hour flight. Or so I thought.

The fanny pack haunted me as I took a seat in 12 F. The cussbag sitting on the other side of Rick during the flight was all spiffed out in his jet setter best, including his PRADA FANNY PACK. I thought to myself, “what manner of fanny packery is this?” a) Why does Prada even make this product, and b) Why on earth would anyone pay  upwards of $350 (retail $445) to wear something that looks as silly as a $5 one from Big Lots? Srsly. (I’m not just calling him a cussbag because he dressed like a git. He acted like one, too. Too bad he didn’t pack any civility in his fanny Prada.)

I didn’t sleep well on that flight. I usually sleep well on planes. I blame the Prada fanny pack.

Interestingly, on Prada’s website it’s called a belt bag. Ok, keep telling yourselves that. On all the discount sites I found, it’s called a “Prada fanny pack.”

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Life Update: Israel Bound

Today marks two months until we travel to Jaffa, Israel to stay at the Maine Friendship House for five months. If you’re going to be in the Tel-Aviv area during that time, look us up and pop over for tea! Seriously, we like visitors. While there, you can explore the 19th-Century New England-style home built by a small group of Christian zionist settlers who sailed from Jonesport, ME to Jaffa, Israel in the 1860s.

More details to come, and of course, we’ll blog lots about our experiences there.