July 11, 2006

the panty placebo

howdy, ya'll.

with all the downers in the sphere of late, i thought i'd post a little coping mechanism that's been with me since college. back at UT, whenever my roommates or i would get the blues, we would go to the mall for our medicine. in the late eighties, a nice pair panties could set you back maybe $3, sometimes 3 for $5. the price isn't important, only the economy mattered.

i'm sure i don't have to explain how poverty stricken you are as a full time student. what was nice about the panty placebo was no matter how wrecked you felt on the outside, underneath you were nice and new. something about that classic mother cliche about clean underwear, maybe. maybe it was the ole change from within. i don't know how we got in the habit, but break-ups, bad grades and unsettling world events were often cured the same way.

so last week, i wander into victoria's secret and lo and behold they are having a sale. i LOVE my body by victoria bras so i started digging in the bins. only found one in my size, but peeps, it was perfect. $14.00, no really, and i was out of there like i'd just scored a crack rock. whoopty shit, i'm on the mend!!

sure enough, it's been a whole year since i bought a bra and mine were pretty worn. not in a salvation army way, but just broken in, ya know? well, peeps, it worked. 13 years gone by and i feel like i've had $14 plastic surgery. i'm rounder, lifty, bouncy, boobylicious if you will (i only said that to scare off the family readers). life is once again very good.

so if you are suffering in a funk and can't see a way out, if the gray skies are following you about, trust me, don't give up. get yourself a pair of flashy new drawers. want to go ho for awhile? who's going to know? that's between you and your outer clothing. have fun!

Posted by shoe at July 11, 2006 06:58 AM | TrackBack

i'm rounder, lifty, bouncy, boobylicious

Wonderful phrase, that is what I want in awoman!

I went to Victoria's Secret to get me a new bra (well, actually my first) yesterday, but they threw me out. The salesgirl was not amused when I told her I needed a "fitting".

Posted by: hoosierboy at July 11, 2006 07:05 AM

*Snicker* boobylicious!

Posted by: Oddybobo at July 11, 2006 09:33 AM

That's great advice! Most of those bras at Victoria's Secret don't cut it for my boobs though. And those push-up things? My gawd, I put one of those on once and my boobs were up to my chin and they done spilled right over the top and out of those itty bitty bras.

I'm happy for you. Happy Boobs all around!

Posted by: Lisa W. at July 11, 2006 10:29 AM

I'm headin' there tonite. An excellent idea Lady! Excellent!!!

Posted by: Tammi at July 11, 2006 11:02 AM

Sorry, I don't comment on posts that contain the word "Boobylicious" --- OOPS!

Posted by: Bob at July 11, 2006 12:06 PM

Try the wonderbras, they look great on women with big tits.

Posted by: Catfish at July 11, 2006 01:57 PM

.. this medicine will not work on me... alas...

Posted by: Eric at July 11, 2006 02:58 PM

As we've read, Eric goes commando... you'd throw his balance off.

As for me... a new pair of panties from Victoria's Secret... hmmm....

yeah, I'm thinking I would feel kind of odd and creepy and something tells me not everything would stay put anyway...

But if you insist I'll give it an uncomfortable try.

Posted by: RSM at July 11, 2006 08:12 PM

Are you gonna post pics of you in your new bra?

Posted by: Denny at July 11, 2006 08:26 PM

Just be sure you don't switch horses in mid-stream, so to speak. After a lifetime of tightie-whities, I thought I'd give boxer-briefs a a try. Dumped all my old ragged skivvies, and bought an even dozen boxer-briefs. Nothing like a fresh set of undies, right?

Wrong! Damn things just don't fit right. They ride too low in the back, occasionally slipping down and making me walk like I've got a salacious weasel between my buttcheeks.

Not like that's a bad thing, I suppose...

Posted by: El Capitan at July 11, 2006 10:40 PM

I'm anxiously awaiting the answer to Denny's question.

Posted by: zonker at July 11, 2006 10:45 PM

Wow. I write a post asking about coping with stress, click here, and voila! An answer. I'm certainly willig to try it...

Posted by: Richmond at July 12, 2006 04:30 AM

OMG, we are so sisters...it's the cotton panties for me. I love me some VS cotton panties...the ones that are like 4 for $20 or something. LOL!!!

Posted by: Kelly at July 12, 2006 10:08 AM

What a marvelous idea! I'm going to VS tomorrow to see if I can find something in a frilly puce.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at July 13, 2006 06:33 PM

Silly me. When my doctor recommended PT, I didn't realize that meant "Panty Therapy". I'll try that.

Posted by: Sticks at July 14, 2006 03:06 AM

I'm with the Crip and the Zonk.

Posted by: Yabu at July 14, 2006 08:37 AM

I LOVE to get new bras and panties! I love to look at my boobs in their new over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder and notice that a bra can make a huge difference in how things look and feel...

Ya make me wanna go shopping...

Posted by: Dana at July 16, 2006 02:01 PM

I think enuf time has passed for Denny/Zonk/Yabu's...et al, to have the wish fulfilled!

Posted by: marcus at July 17, 2006 07:44 PM