The past twenty-one hours I have been highly committed to one particular errand: Moulding my body shape into my new IKEA Sultan mattress (it did say to do that on the instruction sheet).
In the midst of one of my Twitter feed refreshes, birthday mama Nicole Richie had composed a tweet about getting her new Samsung Galaxy somethingrather just in time for her birthday. In all obviousness, that led me to wonder how much cashmoney she is making from Samsung for seven milliseconds and 87 characters worth of advertising (I did just count…and my estimate was correct).
And of course, that train of thought morphed into speculating about what sorts of products and services I would give into endorsing once I become
famous a little more well-known. You see, the thing is when I am passionate about a product/place/person/idea it is in my nature to make sure the world knows it; I am all for supporting loud and clear those who enhance my life and lifestyle whether it’s my friends who have secret day-bed assembling talents (NAZNEEN) or Voss for upping my trend-cred by way of being the Proenza Schouler of waters
However, I know that in most cases companies pay random starlets stashes of cash to tweet/talk about/wear/publicly eat their products even if said starlet doesn’t actually use said product in real life. That is where I am not sure if I can compromise my authenticity; that is to falsely incorporate a product into my life which I am not passionate about…even for a stash of cash.
Alright, forgive me for jogging several miles ahead of myself, but living in such an identity-formatted society is bound to root such thoughts. We have been wired to believe and think that what we are consumers of and what and who we associate with are components to who we are as people; are indicators of our values, interests, backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. There is of course several doses of truth to that; and I can discuss this topic at length but I know most of you have jobs to tend to or homework to finish so let’s just pretend for all our sakes that endorsements would come by choice as opposed to merely monetary incentive.
In that case, I would happily endorse spaghetti squash (which I guess would be supporting the spaghetti squash farmers…and I sure love farmers)!
In case you’re a new reader or have forgotten; these photos from a series of 30 taken last January pretty much sum up my feelings towards the Veggie Spaghetti:
Considering today was a home-day; dinner was also going to be home-cooked affair and the staples I had at my disposal that needed to be used asap were:
*Trader Joe’s natural chicken tender breasts
*One plump aubergine
*Abundance of fresh thyme, basil, and parsley
Hence, I figured I would do a play on pasta; and spun Senor Spaghetti Squash in the microwave for 12 minutes; de-seeded, and scooped out all the beautiful innards:
Pan-sauteeing the chicken tender breasts with olive oil, garlic, and onions
Dunking in a can of chopped tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, chopped mini portobellos, a tinge of sea salt, black pepper, dry basil, dry oregano, chilli flakes
And topped with fresh herbs, grana padano parmesan and some roasted aubergine:
Absolutely delicious and surprisingly filling considering it was squash and not pasta
On that note; I’ll leave you all with a brief list of endorsements I would gladly once welcome once the fame train arrives at my platform:
*(Humanely-raised/antibiotic & hormone-free) Meat consumption
*Ordering everything “as spicy as possible”
*Matching your beverage bottles to your outfits (Voss Water is highly recommended) as well as matching your smartphone and pedicure to your car
*Stockholm as a fashion capital
*Having your coffee black and espresso-strength
*Never mixing gold and silver/white gold/platinum
*Anything designed by any of the Alexanders (McQueen or Wang)
*Reading photogenic travel and food magazines during your airport transit time (that is, after you stock up on Chanel stylo yeux waterproofs at Duty Free)
What products would you/do you regularly endorse or are passionate about?
How do you like your spaghetti squash?