Friday, May 25, 2007

Slips Update

For the love of all that is holy.

So I plopped down on the can yesterday evening for a little recreational reading in one of my favorite magazines - Real Simple. On page 147 of the May issue is an article entitled "Mother, May I?" in which a panel of style "experts" (and if we were having this conversation in person, I would say this with overly animated air quotes) reveal today's style do's and don'ts. The article's minor headings include long-standing fashion rules/mantras we learned from our mothers. For example, "Never buy something on sale you wouldn't buy at full price" or "It's better to be overdressed than underdressed" or (my personal favorite) "If you can't breathe in it, you probably shouldn't leave in it." Then three or four style "experts" (again with the air quotes) chime in with whether they think that particular mantra is still valid.

Thus, you can imagine my interest when I came across this section:

"Always wear a slip." And I quote:
Expert #1: Absolutely no. A little mystery around the silhouette of a leg is not a bad thing. It's not like people don't know you have legs.
Expert #2: Never wear a slip, unless you're 120 years old. And not even then. It adds bulk, it adds folds, and it looks tacky if it shows. Put that in the bank.
Expert #3: Who wears a slip in this day and age? But women should take a good look at their undergarments and observe what they are doing to their backsides.

Are you kidding me?!?! Am I weird for wanting a lot of mystery around my ladybits? Who are these nutjobs? Are they not familiar with static cling? Unsightly bumps and bulges?

Dipshits. Slips rule.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Peonies and Slips

Peonies: I bought some cut peonies at the Farmer's Market on Saturday. They have made the entire first floor of our house smell like a spring breeze! The buds have opened! Great stuff!

Slips: Apparently JCPenney's does not sell slips in the lingerie department anymore. Did wearing a slip become unfashionable while I was in law school?

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Grey's Recap

Spoiler Alert: if you haven't watched Grey's Anatomy yet, then stop reading. My questions are below. Comments are appreciated.

1. Will Alex reunite with Ava/Rebekah?
Probably so - it will drag out over the next season.

2. What will George do?
His amazing sperm will have impregnated Callie after just one shot. Except that she won't find out that she's "harboring a human" (is that right?) until after he professes his undying love for Izzie. Which means George will leave Callie barefoot and pregnant while he sits on his sorry ass back in the luxury suite. I have NOT been a fan of this story line.

3. Was the woman McDreamy was flirting with last week in the bar actually Lexie Grey, Meredith's half sister?

4. Will Derek and Meredith make it?
Seriously. We're not going to know that until the show is over. She needs to get over herself.

5. Are you sad for Miranda?
Yes. She's my favorite character. But again, we need a story going into next season.

6. Are you surprised that Richard will stay on as Chief?
No. I've been calling it all season.

7. And finally, what are your thoughts on Burke dumping Cristina at the altar?
First of all, may I say that we've just witnessed Sandra Oh's best performance clip? She's great. It's no wonder she's won the Canadian Oscar equivalent. She's that good. That being said, Cristina was kind of asking for it, and I think Meredith needs to learn from what's unfolding in front of her. I was really hoping that Burke and Cristina had really just taken off for Vegas. Or is this how they get him off the show?

8. What did you think of the pilot for Addison's new show?
I'll watch, but I won't like it.

9. Other questions? Thoughts? Ideas?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Here's to you, Bob Barker

It's the end of an era. Bob Barker signs off soon, and CBS aired his final million-dollar prime-time spectacular. Tomorrow night is a prime-time retrospective of Bob's 50-year career (35 on TPIR). I'm not exactly sure when his final daytime appearance will be - sometime in June, I think - so it's not surprising that the network is taking advantage of this sweeps period. The Price is Right is one of my all-time favorite shows in the history of the world forever and ever amen. My Granny and I used to watch it RELIGIOUSLY when I was a little girl and stayed with her during the summers. Chris and I were members of the studio audience a couple summers ago, so I can say that I have seen Bob Barker live and in person. No doubt you've heard me bitch about the 7-hour wait to get into the studio, but seriously, it was worth it. I know the powers that be are looking for a new host, but I hope they don't change the music, or the sets, or the games, or anything - just the man in the suit with the microphone. Bob Barker is an icon, and I will miss his daytime presence.

Have your pets spayed or neutered. Goodbye, everybody!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Damn it! Blogworthy things happen, and I forget to post. Then I tell everyone the stories anyway. Noteworthy items:

I saved three lives today, and I'm halfway to donating a quart of blood! Lethargy kicked in big time this afternoon, so I cleaned out my filing cabinet while snacking on Life Savers and a Rice Krispie Bar.

C, D&N, and I saw a man with a unicorn's horn at a baseball game a couple weeks ago. Or, it might have been an errant hair growing straight out of the middle of his forehead! Too high for an eyebrow, and too low to be within his hairline. We couldn't stop staring (including C and D). There's no way in hell I'd let C leave the house with that thing! I have a reputation to uphold.

Great thunderstorm last night. What makes rain smell like rain?

I might have eaten an inordinate amount of brownie batter this evening.

Snaps to my friend E for being ABD!!! Way to go!

Seriously, I promise to be better at posting more regularly. Seriously. Let's plan a Grey's Anatomy discussion for the weekend.