IMG_0105Americans are fact-proven the tubbiest mob on the planet. Out frolicking with my mates last weekend this was a hot topic of discussion, particularly at the movies.
In addition the do-it-yourself butter machines (don’t have those down under!) I couldn’t believe that not only are there free soda refills, you get free POPCORN refills too.

As much as I enjoy the novelty of this and the comic relief… I can’t help but be grossed out by the status quo of over indulgence in American culture.

I assume that this is something that’s always been present, at least to me during this lifetime, but growingIMG_0052 up within it – you sort of just become desensitized to it, until you live overseas for a long time and listen to other cultures carry on about it. Returning after an experience like that is an eye opener, let me tell you.

This brings me to the next phase of today’s rant, what the hell is up with Halloween costumes? I haven’t been in the States for Halloween in six years and at risk of sounding like a grandma here… I cannot get my head around the whore factor of every single female costume out there, for EVERY AGE.

I nearly barfed in the parking lot over the weekend when we went to a shop where the front display picture was an eight year old little girl dressed as a bumble bee wearing black and yellow striped thigh highs… are you kidding me?

Aren’t all of the half naked, plastic faced, celebrities getting shoved down throats over here enough? When did it happen that on what’s in my opinion the GREATEST HOLIDAY IN HISTORY chicks had to start dressing like slut-bags to get candy? And furthermore, considering how stupidly overweight so many of my Yankee tribe are… who even intends on fitting in these costumes?

Seems like this is going to be one of the SCARIEST Halloweens ever!!