Shoved Down My Throat

375026 02: The cast of "Sex And The City," Season 2 Clockwise from top left: Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall. 1999 Paramount Pictures

Sometime a few years ago, not long after a new episode of Sex in the City, American women were presented with a new representative standard of beauty buzz word:

Brazilian. Brazilian butt lift, Brazilian extensions, Brazilian sugaring, Brazilian keratin treatment, Brazilian threading, Brazilian pedicure, and the infamous Brazilian wax.

Having participated (ahem, visually) in my share of Carnival, I happily agree that Brazilian ladies are lovely, but you know what? A butt lift is a butt lift, no matter what the name.

Just to be different, this weekend I believe I’m going to ask for the Venezuelan pedicure.