Archives for June 2012

My T-shirt has a best friend..who knew?

I was recently in one of my favorite stores.  In my group of friends we refer to it by its little known french name  Tarjay…you may know it as Target.    A couple of my friends refer to it as the “hundred dollar store” since that is what their bill always seems to be.

I must be getting rusty since one of my recent outings there was just one dollar!

So I was ambling down the aisle the other day and much to my surprise I discovered that my t-shirt has a best friend.

Really?  Does this mean I have to arrange play dates?

Turns out I was in for about 15 minutes of entertainment.  What can I say, I am easily amused.

Where was I you ask?

I made the mistake of thinking I could just whip into the “lingerie aisle”, pick up a couple of bras in my size and be on my merry way.

NOT

Yes, true confessions.  I buy my bras at Target but maybe for not much longer.

Bra shopping in and of itself can be maddening.  Once you find one you like and fits you well you had better buy all you can afford because the evil bra makers will discontinue it if they find out it is well liked.  I don’t understand their logic but that is what seems to happen to me and lots of other women.

So this is the first sign I see that led to believe there is whole new world of bra relationships out there!Tshirts best friendNot just my t-shirts BFF but her NEW BFF!  Wow…what have I been missing here..there is a party in my closet that I was NOT invited to!

Of course no relationship would be complete without that helpful bra!Helpful bra!

Lift me and I’ll return the favor!

Gives new meaning to the phrase  “tit for tat”

This was getting good.  Who knew this would be so entertaining.

Turns out there is one that gives away the secret to SMOOTH success!Secret to smooth success

And its beyond bare. Funny I thought beyond bare was just plain naked.

This next one has it all wrong.Genie bra what all women wish forI got news for the Genie bra..this is not what all women wish for. Last  time I checked most women wanted a cleaning lady, a nap and dinner ready when they got home.  Maybe that has changed since the bestseller “The 50 Shades of Grey ” has come out.  I’ll let you know after I read it. Who wants to lend it to me?

On top of everything else now our bras need to be accessorized.   Give them a BFF and they become high maintenance.

bra accessoirs$24.99 to accessorize my bra?  Not happening  here no matter what her BFF  says.

And this one doesn’t want to confused with anything techy..so instead of wireless its

Wirelesswire free and not short on self -esteem since it deemed itself  “simply perfect”

And of  course we have to have the “Snooky” in this group of  bra friends.2 times sexy  adds 2 cups

mmmm..no thanks.

Last but not least we have the over achieving bra.self expressions full support stays up all day heaven sent of your dreamsIt is the bra of your dreams, stays up ALL day and I would guess the night as well, it self expresses and is heaven sent.

WOW!

I did end up finding two bras, not sure if they are becoming my t-shirts new BFF.  I’ll let you know.  In the meantime I have to check out this new store that actually gives its bras names like Hannah, Misty and Suzi.

I can just see it now.

“What a pretty name, were you named after a relative?   “No  I was named after Mommy’s favorite bra!

Gotta run…I hear a party going on in my closet!

A little wine with Wednesdays Whine!

I make it a rule not to post on Facebook or blog when I am especially crabby.  Not that I think all posts or status updates should be cheery.  I maintain this boundary to mainly protect myself from getting in a heap of trouble which I do often enough when I open my mouth before I engage my brain!

Originally I was going to just name this weekly post Wednesday Whine but then I happened on some really amusing wines and thought I would share them with you each week.

After all if I am going to whine I might as well amuse myself with some wine  or at least share the humor with you all.

Let’s start with a little wine.

Cheap red wineIf  this really reflected the real me it would read “Cheap White Zinfandel”  .  My best friend actually thinks I should call it “swill” since that is what she claims I drink.  Hey I never claimed to have discriminating taste in wine.  Besides the joke is on her  because  when I break out the “swill” she breaks out the good stuff which I am more than happy to drink!

On with the whine:

Incredibly bad customer service.  I could write a book on this but here are a few:

  • Love my dog groomer since my dog sheds enough for 4 dogs and the de-shedding helps keep it at bay BUT the last time I tried to make an appointment I couldn’t because they were celebrating their first year anniversary.  Did you forget to invite your customers that kept you in business?  I am always up for a party not to mention I have sent you a ton of customers.
  • Websites that make it difficult to make a purchase.  Want my business then make it easier.
  • Those dang press 1 for repair, press 2 for more frustration.  The first time is bad enough but if you have to call back several times and go through it again and again…well there is just not enough wine to justify this.
  • Teeny Tiny hotel trash cans.  Seriously?  All hotels do this.  It is a secret way to hate on the guests and the housekeeping staff all at the same time and do it without being obvious..kinda clever but REALLY annoying.

And of course I cannot do a Wed Whine without at least one whine about facebook posts:

  • Mystery posts.  These posts are either very clever or just annoying or both.  At first they intrigue me but if a person does more than two then I know she either trying to get attention or just having fun annoying the crap out of everyone.

The most recent ones go like this…  “Am I smart enough to…?”   That’s it..no other info  Or..Can I take the first step…?

Perhaps the joke again is on me and I should quit wasting my time on Facebook OR here is an idea  unfriend her.

Just one more.

The facebook posts that  threaten to delete you as a friend.

Shaking in my boots.

Time for more wine.  In honor of Fathers Day ..the following was right next to  “Cheap Red Wine”Dad's Day off

and right next to it was….Cheap BastardSomeone at the liquor store at the beach has a sense of humor.  In full disclosure and because he reads my posts ( because I make him) my hubby rarely takes a day off, is not a cheap bastard and buys my cheap wine AND puts up with me and my whining/wining.

I’m up for hearing your “whines” and any great wine labels you run across.  I have a few more but I am bound to run out.

Here’s to the Wed Whine..Cheers!