What's with the Lebanese - South Korean connection?
What's a stylish way to declare bankruptcy?
Old money vacations in Palm Beach or the Keys. New money in Miami Beach and Naples.
You are not a socialite because they don't have any REAL ones in Tampa or any section of Florida other than the above mentioned.
Old Money in Tampa means your stripper past was more than 5 years ago but less than 10.
Tampa, you're joking, dear?
Mrs. Henry Cabot Lodge, Beacon Hill
What the hell are rich people doing in Tampa, anyway? If I were rich and in Tampa I would sure as hell clear the hell outta Tampa ASAP.
Do you run out of your home screaming and yelling when you see people outside during Gasparilla claiming that section of Bayshore Blvd. is inviolable?
God as my witness, I thought it said, "Trampa Socialite."
How do I get consular plates? Diplomatic immunity? Are sexual favors required, or just preferred?
Is it tacky to ask important generals to write a letter of recommendation for your mentally unstable identical twin?
Does General Allen have sizemeat?
Your sister is the crazy one?
If she is a consul that means she is in the pay of a foreign power and this is a really big scandal. Even if the "power" is some dump like Bermuda. I notice the news stories all dropped that particular aspect of the story like a hot potato.
Some of you clearly don't get this thread. Sigh.
R6, there's some old money in Naples, both residing and on vacation. I grew up there, old Naples family. But sadly, you're mostly right. Most of the old money arrived before 1980. Some of the new money people are nice, most are common.
[quote]What the hell are rich people doing in Tampa, anyway? If I were rich and in Tampa I would sure as hell clear the hell outta Tampa ASAP.
It's for people who want to be big fish in a little pond. I'm sure the twins hoped to take Tampa first, then move on to DC. Their silly, teen girl photo poses would have been peppering every major Washington gala shots for years to come, had they had their way.
Tell it to the piano man at Baxter's R17. And cue the violins.
My advice is not to cock your heads at a 45 degree angle. Ever. You'll inevitably look like like a seeing eye dog whose lost his master.
[quote]Did you really de-claw your cats?
No, just the help.
How much did the surgeon shave off your nose?
"Tampa socialite" is an oxymoron. (Which is not just an acne medication for idiots.)
Tampa and socialite in the same sentence?
How many generals have you fucked?
Is Disney Epcot or Animal Kingdom the favored weekend past time?
Did Charlie Crist marry a Tampa socialite?
How far is it to the Pee Wee Herman porno theater in Sarasota?
Did you ever do blow with Sondra Prill?
Tampa socialite actually means prostitute
A Tampa socialite would not be welcome in Sarasota, where they have STANDARDS on account of having been headquarters for the circus. If that sounds ironic, it's not. Gypsies and carnies are above the level of the Tampa socialite.
Do you summer in Barstow?
I mean Bartow, oh dear.
Speaking of Tampa -- does anyone recall the old murder case of the Tampa doctor whose secret was he liked to fly to New Orleans for homo thug sex.
I think he was an anesthesiologist.
Was murdered by some guys he picked up at a sketchy pool hall in New Orleans and they buried him in a garbage dump near the Ninth Ward.
I read a true crime book about the Tampa doc's case years ago but gave away the book.
Any Tampans remember the doctor's name?
I'll have you know Countess Helen is her decorator.
Does the general have to unzip a drone to know where to explode his missile?
How much do you charge for felching?
re Dr. Mark Sheppard:
"Mark Sheppard, a millionaire anesthesiologist from St. Petersburg, Fla., went to New Orleans for a weekend jaunt in January 1978, as was his habit. But this time he disappeared, and Sheppard's mysterious case was assigned to police officer Dillmann. Sheppard's body was found a month later in an irrigation ditch outside New Orleans; the doctor, a closet homosexual, had allegedly been lured to his death by a black hustler, "Candy" Smith. After two trials that ended in hung juries, Smith was acquitted. …"
No doubt the latter day "Tampa socialite" and the good doctor would have attended a few of the same society functions were he still alive."
He donated fine art to many area museums.