Wednesday, December 19, 2007
this post may not stay up, as it very well shouldn't, but you don't really want to read the other posts that were contenders for today either.
This is what I did this morning, I had a gift cert from last Christmas for Victoria Secrets and thought it would lose price value after the year mark. At the store, I asked, and their cards hold their value, not decreasing monthly after a year, the way some do. I really wish I had known this before I went, for underwear shopping was not a festive pick-me-up, um no, instead it was a bummer.
As I walked around looking at the styles, I noticed all these new (new to me) underwear shapes and cuts, so I had no idea what to buy. This made me feel really old and out of touch, with what is in, and what is considered attractive. Since I didn't know these shapes, I had to try stuff on. Which was extremely unpleasant as it confirmed that I am old, way way old and not at all firm. Truth be told looking at me bum in them was an extreme bummer. I think you actually need to be cut to wear all those new cuts, and my body and I couldn't cut it. Facing such an unsightly creature in the mirror, I consoled myself by saying "These clothes are not meant for people over 25, especially those who have had kids" (with the noted exception of some evil super models).
By the time I was done, I did not feel like this was a nice gift my sister-in-law had given me, no not at all, I felt it very mean of her indeed. Next time I should just buy Pj's, I love pajamas. All nice and cozy.
If a pair of pj's has cute pictures and colors then it is cute, you look cuddly and bunchy in it, like a build a bear in clothes. Huggable regardless of how much fluff you are stuffed with. Unlike with bras, panties, (and swimwear) where items might look very pretty, and cute, "look at the lovely embroidered flowers" and then you put it on, and it is a horror show.
But sadly I actually needed undergarments.
I then happened into Macy's and their one day sale, and bought more undies. (hopefully saving me from having to repeat this task for a long time to come. I didn't feel old at Macy's. Thank you Macy's.)
Why the picture (you may very well ask. if you have made it this far)?
Because I am a thong person. (for about the past 5-6 years)
They are more comfortable.
I find them seemly and not seamly. I hate seeing seams, and panty lines.
And because they are smaller. A lot smaller!
Which brings us to the photo, both the same size underwear.
Cheese walked by while I was taking the photo and said "What are you doing with that huge pair of underwear!" "It is my size" I replied matter of factly. "No way. Wow." he said with great glee ( I imagine him thinking of "my mama is so fat.." jokes. rather than "your mama is so fat.." jokes). Yes, apparently regular undies= me enormous, where as thongs are ever so much kinder ("tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies". Yes, perhaps those gianormous regular undies will have to go back.
Oh and now I need to be taking shelves out of refrigerator and cleaning them. But since after the underwear fun, I spent much time outside scrapping slush and ice off driveway, I wish a more pleasant task stood before me.
Bit of an odd day.
Just got up and tried to walk, apparently back is upset about the whole shoveling driveway thing. Yes indeed I feel old today.