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If you’ve heard both The-Dream and Drake’s version of Fancy, you know they are anthem to women who look good and know it/ flaunt it well. I salute these anthems because there are many women who know how to floss RIGHT! However, as we always do, we have identified the dark side of the Fancy phenomenon. Women who go above and beyond the definition of bourgeoisie/stush/saddity and commit acts so egregious, that we can only define them as “Fancy”. Here are a few examples of how women act up and act Fancy:
Going to the gym dressed like you’re going to the club – This is typical fancy behaviour for young ladies looking to Pickup men work it out. The gym is a sacred edifice where men and women enter hopeful and leave better faster stronger. There is NO reason why you have 7 pounds of makeup applied, the newest in gym fashion neatly put together, and the aversion to sweat! Then you get on the elliptical for 5 minutes and consider mission accomplished! Please come back to Earth and leave the fancy activity at home. If you’re drop dead gorgeous, you get a pass #swindle.
Hitting up the club with no money in your pocket – You put all that investment in your make-up bag and borrowed your besties shoes and lacefront new outfit, that you figure you will hit the town and do what you feel with no financial impact on your bank account! It’s your world huh?! You slept with are hella cool with the promoter, have already identified the crews by which you will infiltrate their tables and indulge in their liquor, and have scoped out all the celebrity V.I.P. areas, so that you can just “stand around” until invited to the lap of luxury. It never occurred to you that some men won’t buy you a drink, did it? When keeping it fancy goes wrong!
Conversation snobs – I once had a conversation with a woman at a social event. I saw one of my boys, and pardoned myself just to say hi. I didn’t take more than 2.2 seconds. I turn around to continue our conversation, and she’s already in another conversation with her homies! We’re cool, so I immediately called her out for being fancy, and she disputed my claim. While I say this was mild, I’ve seen dudes get shot down like DuckHunt for lesser offenses!
Boughetto Activity in general – If you have a wine glass filled with ciroc…at a BBQ, you’re acting fancy. If you wear HEELS to a location filled with GRASS (ie BBQ, Backyard, the PARK), you’re fancy. If you eat Pizza with a knife and fork, you aint cultured, you FANCY!! Wearing any article of clothing with the tag in visible sight and not giving a eff? You are not bold, but you are extrememly FANCY! Walking around a metropolitan city (think LA, DC, NYC, ATL) with a Parasol to protect from the sun? Fancy!
and the list goes on and on…
So tell me SBM community, what are some of the Fancy activities you’ve witnessed? I know you saw some “who in da HAYLE left the gate open?!” moments. What about the women who pull it off correctly. Hell, what about the men who act fancy?! Let’s share and laugh, as one.
I know a few women like this. In fact, there were a number of women dressed in NY club wear at my 6 yr. old nieces B-day party at a park. Heels and everything. o_0 Frankly, none of them belonged wearing some of that stuff out of the house at all.
BTW, being prompt is sexy.
I didnt know eating pizza with a knife and fork was fancy til i was told that i wasnt cutting steak..i may have a mild case of ocd.. i'll fork and knife extremely greasy and saucy food without hesitation. Im not a fan of making a mess. And tough @zz college pizza dough doesnt help either. All pizza crust is not the same.
If i ever treat you for a slice of pizza and you use a knife and fork, I swear I'm taking it back
I use a knife and fork whenever its STRAIGHT from the oven! I switch to hands when its cooled down.
I agree! I eat pizza and wings with a knife and fork.
Wings?!! Oh THATS some FANCY ish!! lmao
i just don't get it..
Am I the only one who gets that song "All Glocks Down" in my head whenever Heather B comments?
Is raising your pinky when you drink tea or coffee bad….if so, I am guilty…LOL!! I like a self-made man and not one that goes about tom-tomming mama and papa's cash/property/baubles/watches/cars/etc…so basically, a man who is understated is attractive, sexy and intriguing. I like this line, in particular, from the song, "Mature women with more than me were the first to tempt me"…I think it's cute and refreshing!
Sorry but a raised pinky while holding a cup of tea is fancy #trustmeonthat… lol
If the British tell you it's Fancy, IT'S FANCY!!! 😛 ahaha
oh no. earlier i found out i am a Pegro, and now this. smh.
anyhoo …love this!
LOL @ borrowing shoes and lacefronts. i may or may not have done that at one point in life. wow. lmbo.
i wear leggings and a tank at the gym… but i was accused of 'getting cute' to work out once. hm.
the heels thing… well i can't argue that. i used to be that chick. i wear heels more than anything on earth. but now i do sandals at those types of events.
i don't eat pizza with a fork and knife but i do blot all the grease off of it with a napkin before i eat it. lol
to counter what seems to be fancy tendencies, i can say i actually DO workout/run when i go to the gym and when i run outside, i don't club so that whole situation is avoided, i'm not a conversation snob whatsoever, and i only like wine in wine glasses. lol.
yay for me commenting. and early! woowoo. lol. *former semi-lurker*
Yeh I was/kinda still is that chick that wears heels to "grass events" lol. I honestly just prefer to wear heels and i only have like two pair of cute flat sandals…womp womp.
I'm with you. I only own 3 pairs of flats, so typically I'm in heels everywhere I go. That being said, I've realized that this can be looked at as "fancy" so I've made it my goal to find a few more pairs of low-heels or flat sandals that are cute. Lol.
#ditto on the pizza and grease thing. Seeing a pool of grease on a pizza slice is not appetizing. Ugh…
I like the song though, lol. I've been called "stank" before by my friends. I suppose "fancy" could be the 2010 version?
I'm a shoe lover…I have trainers but pumps to me doesn't mean trainers… nor do sandals mean flats…I won't do kitten heels either. Tried it but it didn't take…
I will say on grass I'm doing high heeled wedges but I have been caught out with pointy heels b4 cos we decided to swing by and join a bbq on grass at the last minute…those times I quickly sat my butt down after my hellos #practicalsolution
I also think ladies who can't swim in scantily clad bikinis sporting 5 inch heels by the pool side or on the beach front is fancy. U've got a nice body so I'll give u the bikini but I don't get the heels. At All.
I was the heels girl at the park, BBQ, amusement parks, etc, until I had children. Now I dread wearing them. I do wear heels out to events but I always pack flats now and will change into them when I leave.
LOL and I never understood the heels in a grassy setting.. you're making it harder on yourself to walk. Also, I saw enough women bust their ass steping in the wrong part of the lawn. Comedy!
*claps* Yay, thanks for de-lurking. Let's make it a habit. 🙂
*looks guiltily again at the list of said crimes in boughetto activity*…lol…despite this i’m still claiming my #downtoearth status…I will admit that the way I talk and some of the phrases I use sometimes has people throwing me the #youfancy look…I simply call it being articulate 😀
makeup plus gym is extremely fancy!
I guess I'm not all that fancy..but, I have been known to use a knife/fork for things that do not necessarity require it..but, seriously, what is wrong with that!? I'm not gettin' food all over myself when it could've been prevented….:-)
mmhmm… yet another QueenT Swindle 😛
They eat pizza with utensils in Europe and it's improper to eat it with your hands. Then again, they use the metric system and watch futbol over football.
well…where in Europe ?
Wine in wine glass, Champagne in champagne flute and so on… My cousin and I agree that it tastes different if it's served in the wrong glass.
Don't know if it's fancy but I only drink in stemwares when I am home. I can't ask for it everywhere but it's always in my mind… In my parents' house I even have my favorite crystal glass with a long stem.
I'm definitely not fancy…wait…I will break out an umbrella if I'm at an event without any natural shading from the sun! That's not fancy! That's protecting yourself from harmful UVR's!
However…my sister on the other hand is fancy as all get up. She is ALWAYS in heels…heffa doesn't even OWN a pair of flats. Seeing her parade poolside with her heels and big floppy hats is hysterical…love her.
so..since when did fancy = hoodrat or doing too much? that top pic is out of order. standing on tables with no shoes is NOT FANCY. thats nasty.
I rebuke this post. lol
you will NOT rebuke me!! LMAOOO…
Nah the point is they THINK they Fly and all that… actin Fancy when they stuntin…
and I know Reecie aint gonna sit here as if she doesnt partake in Fancy activities…lol
last time I was in Atlanta @ a club, I saw females takin they shoes off…and chillin! I took pictures of they feet and put em on my facebook. I was like #wheretheydothatat? HELLA terrible. fancy, whatever you wanna call it.
I think that is soooo tacky! First of all the floor/table is nasty. People spill drinks and break glasses all the time. #foolish Second, do you not have home training? Who does that…put a pair of flip flops in the clutch if need be. Or don't wear heels.
exactly. I used to be known for packing chinese slippers in my bag #dontjudgeme #imfancy LMAO. but I've grown.
now I just wear heels I know I can get my mileage in, sit down when the dogs start barking to re-up, then switch to my flip flops when I get IN THE CAR. no taking of the shoes off in public. thats so gross to me… walking around with the bottoms of your feet black as tar. ewww.
Lol @ the chinese slippers. Black men HATE them. #getoverit. Lol.
My DP told us, "a REAL lady will wear her heel even when her feet hurt. Learn the art of shifting your weight, or sit down to give yourself a break…but don't you EVER take your shoes off in public. TACKY…"
Lol. She's a piece of work, but I love her…and I took her advice. I have my "going out" heels and my "look cute" heels for this very reason.
You gotta be an AKA…lol
Actually. she's a DELTA. 🙂
Even worse.. #fortitudestance
Dang Streetz…it's like that?
YES! Barefoot in the club is not a good look. If you can't rock the heels all night, don't wear them.
Mwahahah I must be the queen of fancy!
I never take more than $20 to the club. I use a knife and fork on a pizza. I'm more than 90% sure to have on heels (do wedges count?) anywhere but the gym and the pool. And my workout outfits are nice ( i like to match)- but I'll outrun ya on the treadmill.
**does fancy dance**
I co-sign this. I like to look cute so i'm fancy? Ok. I DO go to the gym to stay fit and I am in damn good shape if I say so myself 😛 But I will hit lululemon for all my gym wear needs and they will be coordinated…sometimes with my trainers :S smh i'm fancy lol
Going ahead an ignoring Streetz comment.
LULULEMON is a slice of heaven. And out here in Vancouver we can hit the Lab and get things before they get to their regular retail stores 😛 I need to have it on before everyone else–Fancy huh?
Showin off your highlights in your gravatar pic? FANCY!
I know chicks who eat beef patties with a knife and fork now that's a fancy lady -_-
What's worse than that is people who eat roti with a knife and fork.
LMAO, I tried doing that once… only cause I had just gotten my nails did and I wasn't trying to rock the curry-green stained nails. I gave up about 5 mins in though, but yeah… that's FANCY…right….
Well I need a Toronto guide on ''how to eat things''.
I eat everything with a knife and a fork but a sandwich. Well I have been seen eating a hamburger with a knife and a fork as well, so my first and last roti wasn't with my fingers ! I don't like to have dirty fingers, I love my hands I think they are sexi…
I can make an effort only if I am very hungry or eating seafood or trying to look down to earth which I truly am.
My girl you will not last in this city if you go around using a knife and fork for roti. Unless it's from Ghandi…in which case some people will give you a bly. I won't, but some people will…
Thanks Max… I will work on it, as soon as I am back !
i sometimes eat roti with a folk sans the knife but it never lasts long…i just hate having curry under my fingernails!
My hands stayed feeling dirty when i was in India cause we mostly ate with our hands…i have a picture of that experience (well, one of them, lol).
First off, today's pic is hilarious.
That said, I'm confused. Before we add this phrase to the official #SBMDictionary, let's set some parameters. So, is fancy being boughie because you really are boughie – or, is it when you're trying to being boughie when in reality, your kinda ghetto/hood.
Also, can being fancy be a good thing? The other day I tweeted that, if I was buying from one car maker – exclusively – it would be between Audi and Mercedes. One of my lady friends responded "I'm choosing between those right now". Even Shubby responded "For road cars – always best to go German" both of those are #OhYouFancyHuh responses, but, in those cases it was like… good fancy.
I just wanna make sure I use this properly.
Most you got it right… its actually both.
There's the good fancy which is the main definition..
and then the chicks who THINK their fancy by doing absurd ish.. you call em fancy but in reality.. -_-
for example.. Shotta Dru's Fancy example is the bad one..
Your car example is the good one.
ok I feel better now, having understood the definitions.
even still, at times I do both. lol
but never barefoot in the club on tables. *cringe*
Yep we so need rules for this…imho… fancy is being stupidly impractical to get your attention seeking self noticed for all the wrong reason… fancy it isn't what etiquette demands and it isnt someone thinking I'm impractical cos I'm indulging in my preferences
At home I might use fingers but yes in a restaurant I will use knife and fork to eat my pizza…it was drummed into me as a kid that etiquette demands this… so that aint fancy
I prefer to drink wine in a wine glass…failing that most sorts of glass cups are ok but i flat out refuse to drink my wine from a plastic cup…it tastes off so that aint fancy
I will only buy german or japanese cars (thanks 'most' for reminding me of that…) cos I know for a fact that these cars are built with better engineering quality and reliability so that's my preference…that aint fancy it's just common sense
That convo thing I do too…it's not really snobby…I hate being left like that cos it can make me feel like spare wheel…I mean why not take her with u to say hi to your friends?! So he excuses himself to do so…that's polite of him and it means I won't call him out on it…but I'll be d@mn*d if I stand there like some sort of gooseberry waiting on him. i see no reason why can't I say hello to my girls/ other guys if he's doing the same…sorry streetz but that aint fancy
That whole explanation was Fancy, and so was ur swindle tshirt twitpic, hahahahaha!
Nah I feel you though. What you're talkin about is "time and place and preference"
Im talkin going above and beyond
Also the stuff you put out as examples are FANCY but they are your preference.
Thats like me putting on a durag before bed to keep my waves tight… might be necessary, but its still fancy!**
**I no longer practice this
Lmao @ durag…streetz that’s u being FANCY with frills and bells on it!!! funny you mention that cos I had a head tie on in that #swindle pic and in my haste to appease, post and jet out i later realised that all can see my nostrils…now that aint fancy!
but never barefoot in the club on tables. *cringe*
^^^I just cringed! I HATE that!
Beef Patty with knife and fork is not fancy? U are west indian bro that's some fuckery if a chick thinks eating a beef patty with utensils is right
Nah Bro i cosign!!!
I do agree that we need some clarity around the phrase "fancy". I really dont know what you're talking about lol.
"Going to the gym dressed like you’re going to the club" – This is just dumb. Unless you're on the Planet Fitness, $15 per month swindle, you're wasting money paying to go to the gym. Also, bad chicks who actually work out get more dudes. We get a preview of their post chex glow.
"Hitting up the club with no money in your pocket" – What happens if your game has an off night? Or your car breaks down? Or your phone dies? Or your ride leaves you? You shouldnt be going anywhere w/ no money. It's one thing to expect dudes to finance your fun, its another thing to not have a $1 to your name.
"Conversation snobs" – I dont get this one
"Boughetto Activity in general" – I'd add "and then struggle to walk". My girl wears heels everywhere unless she is specifically asked not to. (This is mind boggling b/c her sneaker collection is as serious as her heel collection. Her shoes never get dirty, smh.) But she has no problem walking on grass.
“Hitting up the club with no money in your pocket” – What happens if your game has an off night? Or your car breaks down? Or your phone dies? Or your ride leaves you? You shouldnt be going anywhere w/ no money. It’s one thing to expect dudes to finance your fun, its another thing to not have a $1 to your name."
all of this. plus its just something I think all women should know–anytime you leave the house–club, dates, whatever, be prepared to have to pay to get home, emergencies (keep a debit/credit card) etc. you never know what could happen. but maybe I'm just a worry wort.
but if you stay ready you don't have to get ready…
Word, and always wear clean underwear… lol. #GrandmomsAdvice
Bro if you check the comments by Most I think he outlined it well.
Convo snobs could be popl who want you to be all involved in their convo then dip with no remorse… or just start another convo when you turn your head for a sec!
*blank stare* I mean you described the "Hitting up the club with no money in your pocket" scene way too good!! lol
But you forgot…never excepting to wait in line or never buying pre-sale tickets lol.
*waves* Welcome! I think.
lol Thanks! Yep you're right 🙂
I really can't stand all white events!!
My friend pulled a fancy stunt…talmbout she need a wine glass for her wine. Mind you we're at a house party…in Jersey City (HOOD)…thrown by 2 dudes (we'd be lucky to get a glass). And sure enough she didn't drink it.
I got more stuff…but these kids are here from camp *rolls eyes*
Disrupting my productivity…lol
Oh, then I know a chick who eats CHICKEN WINGS with a fork and knife.
Come on…really? We at a damn Super Bowl party and you're breaking out cutlery?
I have a friend that doesn't eat "chicken on a bone". I've actually learned that a few people don't do this…to ME that's fancy.
First of all, you have to eat deep dish pizza with a knife and fork. I know you NYers don't know anything about that, but trust me. You will not pick up a alice of real Chicago deep dish.
Your #1 annoys me more than anything. Everyone else in the gym is working out, pumping iron, running and ish. And these chicks(usually black chicks, smh) come in looking fancy in a full face of make-up and their hair down. Seriously? You're gonna workout with 18in of yaki flowing down your back? Really? lol.
I have picked up a slice of real Chicago style. Fight me
You NYers always trying to start ish…
I have too Peyso.
Chi Pizza is cool, but PayHomage. Real pizza isnt eaten with Knife and fork. #shruglife
@streetz i don't fold my pizza so what you wanna do? See me at Gino's homie (when i get back from Cali…#fancy, lol)!
I don't even know why you would wear makeup to the gym–do you not sweat? that ish clogs pores and causes breakouts.
this is a skincare PSA. all you "fancy" ladies…stop it.
THANK YOU Reecie..
that ish bothers the HYLE outta me.. i'm lookin like "does that foundation taste good" cuz you know the sweat caught picked up a bare mineral or two before it rolled by her mouth..
I barely like wearing makeup out (but i'll do it.. lol)
I remember a female friend of mine complaining about women in the locker room at the gym taking forever at the sink mirror applying makeup before going to work out. She can't wash her hands after peeing because chicks are in the way putting on makeup like they are going to a video audition.
And as someone who works part-time at a gym who knows we throw away hundreds of white sweat towels a month because women wearing a half-inch of makeup wipe their sweaty faces with it, let me just say cut that sh!t out!
Wow, I've never noticed that!
I'm not going anywhere without lip gloss though.
I love how "oh you Fancy" is taking on a double entendre type meaning (I know double entendre doesnt exactly relate but you follow me) as a "she fly" or "she a hot a$$ mess" type of thang…black people…we so wavy wit our slang. im already practicing the tone I'll use it in, dependant on the actual intention of me sayin it.
Okay, reading this article & comments just made me realize how country I am :-(. I may appear to be fancy, but I'm not guilty of any of these things…but let me tell you about my old neighbor.
This girl at my complex would work out with a full face of make up, 28 oz of 22 inch weave, lashes, saran wrapped waist couple with a pair of neo-colored ankle warmers. She'd climb the stair master at 3.2 mph with her ass sticking out only to be tired every 5 minutes to "stretch." I just didn't understand. She managed to go through 6 machines & 3 breaks while I ran my 2 miles each and everytime. Afterward, she would walk around the complex in 6 inch heels dressed up…. :-/
What about men who borrow their homeboy's (or girlfriends) Benz to stunt or buy a pair of $400 Prada sneakers but live with their grandmom and take the bus? That's not fancy. That's just sad. And then they have the nerve to put up facebook pics of them holding up bottles in the club when in reality they spent their whole paycheck to buy said bottles.
I'm definitely guilty of wearing makeup and cute outfits to the gym. Sorry. I can work out at home so if I'm going to the gym at all, it's just for flirting purposes.
sounds like you live in Atlanta..lol. #fancy. I aint mad at ya though!
I live in New York now, but this kind of thing goes on everywhere!
They stunt HARD here in NY! SOOO many people live at home and then go crazy at the club.
I'd rather feel the satisfaction of having all of my bills paid.
" Sorry. I can work out at home so if I’m going to the gym at all, it’s just for flirting purposes."
o_0 good luck with that.
For real. The men at my gym are either all focused or not into women. The only hook up I've made at the gym wasn't with a patron.
A couple people have addressed #OhYouFancy Wine #swindles.
This is currently rounding the corner of epidemic and approaching pandemic proportions. It started when Kanye said "And I'm beasting, off the Riesling.", and reached its max when Drake said "Lobster and shrimp and glass of Moscato."
If you're not a wine drinker, don't order wine when you're out. It's always funny to me when I see people tryna be fancy ordering glasses of moscato or riesling as if those are brands and as if they go with every single type of meal you could possibly have. This is not good fancy. So – if you're planning on trying to be fancy by ordering wine the next time you're out and about, or on a nice date – do yourself a favor, take 15 minutes and read an article on how to order wine first, or, just order your meal and ask the waiter which wine he/she suggests. Fellas, this goes for you too.
Stay thirsty Amigos
Most: "So – if you’re planning on trying to be fancy by ordering wine the next time you’re out and about, or on a nice date – do yourself a favor, take 15 minutes and read an article on how to order wine first, or, just order your meal and ask the waiter which wine he/she suggests. Fellas, this goes for you too."
Or fellas, just order a glass of Ketel One on the rocks. No twist. Fruit only belong in pies, preserves, and Pop Tarts.
Word Hugh, if I'm drinking hard, I drink Kettle almost exclusively, and I always tell em "keep the fruit" i.e. Jeffrey Wright in Casino Royal…
That said though – men, in general, should have a basic understanding of how to order wine. Women should too, just so that when they're on a date they can know whether a dude is the real deal, or he's on his #FakeItTillYouMakeIt ish…
I should know how to order wine, but I don't. My girl drinks it all the time, but I can barely swallow the stuff (yet I have no problem drinking vodka). If the situation calls for it, either she'll order the vino or I'll ask the waiter for his preference. But in most instances, I avoid wine like the plague.
"Or fellas, just order a glass of Ketel One on the rocks. No twist. Fruit only belong in pies, preserves, and Pop Tarts"
i 100% cosign this right here. or a glass of Jack Daniels on the rocks. either or.
Well, I happen to be a wine connoisseur. I only drink white wine. I don't like Moscato or Riesling…I prefer Chardonnay or a nice Pinot Grigio…..or even a Chablis…if my money is tight.
Queen T…I love Moscato!
I'm on my plum wine ish and i've turned a lot of people on #pause to it…i love it so if i'm at a Japanese Restaurant, its typically what i will have & what i keep in my fridge!
I like fruit though…i like sweet drinks too.
Hmmmm… Since when did drinking Moscato and Reisling MAKE U FANCY it's like sipping on White Zinfandel ….*imjustsayin #shrugs
I'm a Fume Blanc kinda girl…. BUT to each his own
This post is hilarious but Streetz I'm mad about the following:
"If you eat Pizza with a knife and fork, YOU AINT CULTURED, you FANCY!!"
COMO!? I'm about to make an amendment to that:
If you eat Pizza with a knife and fork YOU ARE PROBABLY BRAZILIAN, and it's a part of your CULTURE.
LMAO but SERIOUSLY. I'm vexed. I can't help it if we eat EVERYTHING fork and knife ready. If that makes me a negative type of Fancy I wear it with pride
(Nao) Te Amo
@themostinteresting hit it right on the spot I was going to make a similar comment but the convo went a diff route
I hate the new Wine era we are in because of Drake. I don't get how you go from Henny to Moscato. Black people have no back bone. I drank Moscato and it doesn't even give me a buzz, ill stick to henny Drake can keep sipping with his pinky up
The rap game went from:
Being Sober is Cool
Drinking 40s is Cool
Smoking Weed and Drinking 40s is Cool
Champaign is Cool
Hard Liquor is Cool
Hard Liquor and Pills is Cool
Hard Liquor, Pills and Cough Syrup is Cool
And now it's Wine……..WTF
i promise. people will listen to whatever rappers tell them to buy. what the hell is nuvo? give me either jack, crown, kettle one or stoli on the rocks and i'm good. or red stripe, heineken or bud light lime (that ish is good to me).
i tried the lime, and it is really good. The golden wheat is pretty good, too.
i was shocked at how good bud light w/ lime was! I gotta try the golden wheat too!
Welcome! You are right, that's why I don't listen to rappers.
"QBC…sip lime bacardi !"
Now that was great advice from Mobb Deep back in 95.
Well makeup, perfume or cologne is just plain stupid. But please don't be the person that thinks going to the gym means breaking out your torn up, stained up "Doin the Butt" T-shirt from 1989. Along with the pair of shorts or leggings your normally sleep in and old shoes that smell horrific since you never wore sox with them.
By all means take a trip to Sports Authority and invest a few dollars.
And please don't be the person that thinks it's OK to go to them gym after a 10 hour shift working outdoors without taking a shower. Yes it's a gym and people sweat but comin in the gym funky and supplementing that funk with a two hour work out just makes me want to punch you…..
rant over 🙂
J: "But please don’t be the person that thinks going to the gym means breaking out your torn up, stained up “Doin the Butt” T-shirt from 1989."
*laying on the ground with X's in my eyes like a cartoon*
i'm a gym rat and as far as women getting dressed up going to the gym it really bothers me. there is this one lady in particular. her ass comes in with a midriff on with the back cut out. mind you she has more rolls than Logans. she gets on the elliptical and its just not a pretty sight. at the Y the ellipticals & treadmills are placed near the free weights, right in my line of vision. smh.
i go to the gym to get my workout in. if i don't know you then i'm not talking to you. period. i have my iPod going anyway. i just don't see the point of getting "dressed" to go to the gym.
respect the iPod.
If u like steak I would suggest doing a red wine with a steak…it really enhances the flavor…for all my hard liquor drinkers out there
I disagree. Drink the wine you want w/ the steak that you bought. Eff pairings. Pairings aren't made for your pallet. But on the other hand, dont be afraid to try recommendations.
#Cosign Peyso!!! Reisling is a good social drink and goes good with most meals…and Moscato is a nice desert wine, also good for social drinking when the point is NOT to get tipsy.. IMO
Now I have gotten very Tipsy off some Reisling..but the "Reds" will definitely take you there! "Reds" are just not for me…
I do agee. Ole Chap!
Ugh@ those broads in the picture.
So drinking Kool-Aid in a wineglass is really fancy huh? What about using a spoon to drip hot sauce on your chicken. Is that fancy too? Not saying that I do either just curious o_0
Ladycakes…why not just drip the hot sauce out the bottle? OHH, I got one is it Fancy if one have small bottles of hot sauce in thier purse? (I have seen this before!)
I was watching this one show..a reality show of some sort..where this one chick carried around Ranch Dressing at all times..for her fries!
Women overdressing for the gym is annoying (especially when they get looks at the gym and are annoyed by), probably as annoying as grown men chit chatting on the phone and hogging up the weight machine on a Monday, when EVERYBODY is at the gym. Call your boyfriend later and keep it moving. I got things to do.
The Mascato phenomenon among black folks perplexes me. I have had it before and it is pretty sweet, but I am more of red wine guy, anyway. Better for your health. There is a spot in the H that has a Mascato Mondays. It is about as bad as, all of a sudden, all the sushi bars in Houston are packed with hoodrats, knowing they haven't had uncooked fish a day in their lives.
Good post. The picture is hilarious and is a regular occurrence at an all white party.
*waves* Heyyyyy CBG. I look forward to seeing that avatar around here more.
ComicBookGuy: "as annoying as grown men chit chatting on the phone and hogging up the weight machine on a Monday, when EVERYBODY is at the gym."
THIS! If you don't want to work out, or want to do a half-a$$ed workout, that's fine. But don't sit on the machine or bench so other people can't use it! There's a few people who do this in every gym across the fruited plain.
And what the he11 are you doing in the gym WITH A PHONE?
ComicBookGuy: as annoying as grown men chit chatting on the phone and hogging up the weight machine on a Monday, when EVERYBODY is at the gym.”
WORD!!!! Even when I go to the track…it's chicks out there…walking hella slow…on their phone. Come on son! You're heart rate isn't up if you can chat like that. Furthermore…get off the track! I"m trying to run here!
Or sitting on the bleachers talking…FOH!!!
I don't care if it's "public property" any true runner will agree and understand.
I don't get dolled up to work out b/c I'm going to get busy. It ain't a workout if I'm not sweating.
if CBG ain't a sight for sore eyes…
Ay what about this……I don't care how nice the restaurant is or who the chef is….I don't eat steak without A1 sauce unless there is some other type of sauce provided.
I know I've eaten out with clients for buisness and half the people at the table wanted A1 but were scared to ask for it. Not me 🙂
if you order your steak medium-well or well done…you gettin the oldest steaks they got. #youvebeenwarned
well at least you aren't asking for ketchup..o_O
now THAT is just COUNTRY!
why do you need A-1? serious question.
I actually own a bottle at my house–I use it in various marinades from time to tome, but if I'm going to a GOOD steakhouse, I absolutely don't need any sauce.
Its yo steak, eat it yo way. However, I'm gonna side eye your pallet though #pause
It doesn't matter how juicy the steak is. I gotta have somethin on it. A little A1 sets it off.
And I think I'm a little bit validated in that every steak house has A1 ready for you along with worster#shire.
I know we have all been taught to try the food first but I be like "Bring me dat A1" 🙂
Seriously when I was at that buisness lunch. Nobody wanted to be ghetto and ask for the A1. Soon as I asked for it like 4 people used after me. LOL
yeah I'm peeved when folks don't try their food first and just doctor it up. my step dad puts salt on everything and I.CRINGE. taste it first will you? he's asking for high blood pressure.
sorry for the rant, lol.
Yeah but the thing is. There are some things you just know you need. Like do you need to taste a warm soda to know you would like some ice?
Das how it is for some people with certain things. I have to have a little salt on chicken and potatoes. And I gotta have the A1.
Now putting salt on everything is a little 1960s ish. 🙂 Hope dude is still not cookin with lard and keepin a jar of bacon grease on the stove. LOL
no lard, but my folks do keep the bacon grease jar!
i'm working on them though!
@J I have a jar of bacon drippings on my stove right now..I don't see the problem 🙂
Do they actually use the bacon grease? Like I still have the jar cause you can't pour it down the sink. But I know back in the day they actually reused that ish. LOL
I eat deep dish pizza (chicago's unos) with a knife and fork bc its messy. When it cools off I'll pick it up…I dont think its fancy ….just more comfy :-b
I think most caribbean women dress like they're fancy to any/every social event. LOL
If I respond to this post, someone will link the #LookAtMe article, so i'll just tred lightly.
What about people who show up in all black at an all white party?
The decision to not wear panties to the club to avoid panty lines?
Women who stand in front of doors waiting for them to be opened for them?
Men who excessively talk about going to the gym as if they need a loud speaker everyday to announce they are at the gym, also known as gym bunnies?
People who use unnecessary words, words that don't exist, or just sound plain stupid? "With regards to.." "Conversate" "Irregardless" "Case and point" (<– it's Case in point)
As good as the 40 been to us and you still insist on buying a six pack of MGD?
What's wrong with trying to avoid panty lines by not wearing any?!?!?!
*looks around shamefully*
I never wear panties! The only time I wear panties is during that time of the month….going commando is liberating!
"going commando is liberating!"
This seems like a t-shirt right here.
This scares me…I always think of my dress or skirt blowing up and showing the girl…she's afraid of public speaking. Lol. *blushes*
I shed a tear at this comment….lol
Lol…at me? I was being honest.
This scares me…I always think of my dress or skirt blowing up and showing the girl…she’s afraid of public speaking. Lol. *blushes*
^^^I laughed but so is mine…i rather folks see the boyshorts!
I'm with you on the boyshorts! Lol.
Word to the Boyshorts Nation! lol
Going to Red Lobster dressed to the nines, dayum you fancy, huh?! I mean, trust I know dem cheddar biscuits are the ish, but they don't need for you to dress up for them! It's an effing franchise…chill the eff out and rocks some jeans.
Back in the day people wore suits and ties to Red Lobster. But that was a long time ago.
mmmm…Cheddar Bay Biscuits!!! Washing it down with some Reisling or Moscato..LMAO!!! j/k
The suit and ties was pre-Cheddar Biscuit era. Back when they still had the bomb garlic bread.
OK Ill be a good sport..
Presenting Streetz Fancy Confessions Vol.1
1) I eat Quesadillas with a knife and fork..in front of my coworkers. Yes they give me the side-ey but I tell them im comfy eating it that way #TWSS. Now, in a professional eating setting, i DEF want to be viewed as Fancy, so eff it!
2) im the dude who brushes dirt off his kicks and makes sure they look fresh no matter what the situation
3) Remember that story i told about women buying drinks? http://www.singleblackmale.org/2010/07/02/dont-bu…
4) After an event in NYC there was a Latino gentleman selling Icee's. I proceeded to speak to him in Spanish and got side-eyes / ridicule. I think it was hate, but I guess thats fancy too.
Judge me if you must!
ROTFLMAO! I'm glad you have your knife & fork moments too!
And i was there for the icee dude situation but i didn't hear you…i would've been impressed…dude was strugglin w/ all the people surrounding him! lol
If you eat Pizza with a knife and fork, you aint cultured, you FANCY!!
^^^Eff you streetz, i eat pizza with a fork & a knife sometimes! lol!
This post made me laugh!
I never quite understood why chicks wear heels (and dressy dresses) to bbqs/picnics but i did wear wedges once but its cause my dress was too long & i needed the height #dontjudgeme! (this is a common occurrence in NY)
I loved this post though!
Let me add…
If you went to Hofstra, Cornell, Brown, Harvard, Yale, or any HBCU…
Damnit, i gotta be fancy cause i go to Hofstra now! Eff it, its higher education so I'll be that! (And i went to a PWI for undergrad…i think that is kinda #fancy)
This is the only fancy tendency I will own up to. We Howard girls are way too fancy, lol. Just stand out on the Yard on a warm day and you'll the good and bad fancy.
Whoa. Saw something about a pinkie raised and I wanna cut both pinkies off every single time I drink ANYTHING. It's a bad reflex. It just shoots up. I hate it. I make fun of people who do it yet my pinkies refuses to stay down. They do it from time to time during regular activities but water (and any liquid) drinking? Sky high fancy sh!t. But that's my pinkie's fault. I hate even looking at my hand when it's going up.
Other fancy behaviors? Ehh. What they said..
If you're eating pizza, chicken, any other HAND FOOD with utensils, there gotta be a word past fancy to describe your @ss. -_-
I used to think people who bought Evian, Fiji, Dasani, Aquafina, etc. were so fancy. Poland Springs was never good enough for them. Hell, I used to buy Smartwater…
plus…my brain was so wet. I stick to refrigerator filtered water now. Call it fancy. I call it free.
Saw something about a pinkie raised and I wanna cut both pinkies off every single time I drink ANYTHING. It’s a bad reflex. It just shoots up.
^^^"it just shoots up" #pause
Mine does too! I like poland spring & desani…but i hate nestles…its gross…i guess i'm fancy for having a water brand preference
I just thought of some other things that are fancy about me:
1) I only use bath & body works products (i got to smell good)
2) I only use shower gloves (white)
3) I only use Tahitian Noni coconut milk soap for my face
I'mma hella particular about what i use! lol
MMM ' All of what is written is #epicfails
Streetz, really though? Not to knock Hofstra, as I'm sure it is a fine institution, but you're going to list it among the likes of Brown, Yale, etc?? And don't get me started on the HBCU's!!! You didn't even specify the so-called "better ones," like morehouse, hampton, etc.
It was talking about the actual peopple who attended those universitites. That wasn't a "rankings" comment. trust me.
This post is so on time! yeah, fancy =/= ghettofabulous. Or does it? Cause umm… Sigh.
Was the picture in the beginning alluding to all-white parties being fancy, cause I will co-sign alldat. Why we blk folks so hype to get on a boat and wear all white? Never understood the appeal.
Knife/fork w/ pizza: deep-dish, def. NY style: fold it and KIM. Maybe ill use utensils on a sbarro slice (one of those stuffed slices)
Why don't chicks (and dudes) realize how obvious it is when they go to the gym to be noticed? Like, hella obvious. They're the same ppl who do that extra slow stroll back and forth near the bar hoping to get noticed #foh
I always feel underdressed at bbq's and baby showers in the city/bk: like, I gotta drop pesos on hair and an outfit to celebrate Shandrika's first born? Why I need to wear a freakum dress at 2pm? There's grass! We're outdoors! I'm eating chicken and there are wine coolers in the fridge! Where's the fancy???
So done @ the parasols. Clearly we were in the same place, mentally taking note of all the fanciness. Brooklyn is fancy by default anyway. Harlem needs to take note.
I've seen a whole #fancy family. They dressed up as if they were going to the opera and went to a buffet o_O
allergy is evil… I just wanna go and find 🙁
Thank you so much, this was a good read. I was actually born in Spain ( not telling you when though!) but moved around various parts of europe and finally settled in England when I was 5. I dont remember an awful lot of the few years I was in spain, but the smell of spanish food always seems to ring a bell in me or something. It's weird how I dont remember anything except the smells,isn't it! I even found a internet site dedicated to spanish recipes, which gave me great delight and thought I ought to share. Anyway, thank you again. I'll get my husband to add your feed to my rss thing…
Does the writer have a clue what they're writing about?
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I absolutely LOVED this post….I'm probably very late to comment but I am that girl that will wear heels to everything minus the gym & the pool. I figure, being 5'2 has its perks and it just works out…yes even on grass 🙂 Flats just don't serve the purpose of going out.