Friday, June 29, 2007

It's My 45th Birthday, And I Am Shopping For Boobuliar Reinforcements

"When I was younger, I could remember anything whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember anything but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this, but we all have to do it."

-Mark Twain

Today Is My Birthday...

Someone once asked me, "Carly, do you take your digital camera everywhere?" And I answered... "Yup." LOL. I take it to the doctor, all my doctors, I take it to the grocery store, I take it to my therapy appointments with Sarah, and yes, I take it clothes shopping with me, even if I am shopping for intimates. LOL. "Intimates!" What a strange thing to name the "Unmentionables" department. I thought calling it the "Unmentionables" department made it all so very clear, but calling it the "Intimates" department seems like it should have upscale porn in it. Hmm.

Anyway, one of the reasons I take my digital camera with me, when I go clothes shopping, is to see how the apparel looks if it were to appear in a picture. So I try on a blouse, or a pair of jeans, and then take a picture of myself in the dressing room mirror... just to see if the clothes, and the camera, really do add 5 lbs, or if the hem falls unfortunately, or even if the bustular darts point the wrong way. No more zippered bras for me. Trust me, it only took one, or three, instances of a clothing malfunction in a Starbuck's, aka "The Nipplepsy Incidents Of 2004" to turn this consumer into a Cautious-Reinforcement-Apparel-Purchaser, or C.R.A.P!

There is nothing like listening to your body, when it has something to say. This year my girls, aka my boobs, said "Carly, you really do need to get some new boob hammocks for us. A surge would be good. NOW!" So, It was either listen to the girls, or face their retreat... which wouldn't be good at all. They have been trying to get away from me as it is. It's ok though, they don't go far, when they go missing I know I can always find them bringing up the rear. :) So, it was off to Wal-Mart for me. LOL. I used to buy really expensive underthings, but then one day it occurred to me that Alan is usually the only one who sees them, so I decided to get one or two special things a year, and the rest of the time I would purchase the more affordable varieties at Target, Wal-Mart or online at the Hanes web site, but at Christmas time it's another story.

Every December I treat myself to something fabulous at Victoria's Secret. It makes me feel special. Wearing something fabulous, or maybe even a little naughty, underneath your outer clothing, can make you feel like a million bucks. You know? But for my birthday however, I will probably be feeling a little more like $3.98. ;)

Now, decisions, decisions, which one will I buy? Tune in this weekend to see which of these underthingyboobyslings, my girls decide on. :) Yes... I will provide pictures. :) By the way, if you are one of my lurkers, today would be a great day to say hello. Give me a shout... Just say "HI!" :) Or sing "Happy Birthday" to me. Come on, don't be shy. You know you want to. :) It's just me. :)

"Color Magic"
Half Moon Bay, California
June 27, 2007


Chris said...

Happy Birthday my friend. I will be 45 in less than a month as well. I find it weird that I'm really going to be 45 when I only feel 25, physically and mentally. I hope you had a great day!

Monae said...

Hi !!!!!!! I just wanted to wish you a very special "Happy Birthday" to you. I do hope that you get to enjoy your day.

I have to say that I hate having to go buy underwear because it feels like I am looking through someone else's underwear drawer. Thanks again for sharing your news. Take care.

Dave said...

Happy birthday, Carly!

Suzanne R said...

Happy birthday, Carly! I was ROFL over this entry -- you have a gift for description and humor, my friend. :-)

MyMaracas said...

OMG, I'm almost laughing too hard to sing... ALMOST, but not quite:

Happy Birrrrthday to you!
Happy Birrrrthday to you!
Happy BIRRRRTHday dear Carly,
Happy Birrrrth day to you!

May all your wishes come true!

Wil said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Carly. And many happy returns of the day in your future. Forty-five was a very good year...

Patrick said...

Boobuliar Reinforcements?!?

I must figure out a way to work that into a conversation!!

Happy belated birthday and here's to many, many more!

Steven said...

Happy Birthday!

sunflowerkat said...

Hey Sweetie...

I'm a few days late, but still want to say happy birthday to YOU!! Sorry I have not been around much recently. So much going on.

This was a very entertaining b'day entry. I hope your girls are pleased with the selections you made.