heh. your post is along the exact same track as another post i read earlier today
from <LJ USER="porcelain72> who found an article on the subject.
why DO we do this to ourselves!??! gr.
Y'know, I wish I were (pardon the pun) a big enough person that it didn't bug me. I wish I could just say "Look, my khakis fit ok this morning, slow and steady wins the race, and J-Crew are fascist, size-ist assholes." But I don't. I get weepy and I tell Steve I'm not having dinner and I put on the biggest t-shirt I can find. And I hate that.
I felt great yesterday morning. I felt accomplished and athletic and in control. And then I put on the dress and I felt terrible. NOthing about me changed. I wasn't bigger or smaller or rounder in the middle than I was at 9am, but that dress made me feel that way.
Also, hi. :) I love that you have a Peanuts icon for *everything*
they ARE size-ist assholes! heh.
but yes, i've done all of the above.
i was very upset when discussing Bridget Jones' Diary (the book) with a friend of mine who said she didn't like the book because "women don't actually think that way. we're not that neurotic!"
okay, so i felt about two inches tall. my friend doesn't have those sorts of issues so she couldn't relate to the book. but when i read it? i was thinking, "holy crap! that's me!" i was glad to know i wasn't the only one agonizing when the scale was up two pounds. *g*
Will you make my day by telling me it's ok for me to wear black to your wedding. The old school says no, but the Jenn school says I don't want to buy something new when I'm trembling on the precipice of massive weight loss.
Does the yellow dress come in a larger size? Would a thing underneath (SPANX!) help?
Also don't forget to have really trashy lingerie on under the dress :) comfortable but trashy. You know.
Wear whatever you want. *stamps your forehead* You've been validated. Go forth and conquer.
The yellow dress does *not* come in a larger size. And even if it did it would depress the shit out of me to have to buy it in a larger size so ... yeah. SPANX however is an option. I checked it out last night after I stoped sniveling and the Nordstrom's in Columbia Mall is a retailer so I'll swing by there tonight when Cait and I are in the mall just to see what they've got.
I'll wear my Supergirl thong under the dress. That always makes me feel.. well.. supergirlie.
The spanx are awesome. The best secret is to get the long waist ones, and tuck them up under your bra. Clean lines... no rolls. beauteyful!
Shouldn't you wear a SUPERFREAK thong. Cause you know, you're a very freaky girl!
Yes. The kind you don't take home to mother.
SPANX makes one now that has hooks that hook onto your bra so it won't roll down. Sweeeeet.
omg I'm going to old skool fandom hell for that tag text, aren't I?.
TRUE STORY: on tuesday i went to wal-mart and as i was waiting in line, i was looking at the little girl running the register and thinking to myself, you write harry potter fic, don't you? don't even deny it. i can tell.
i get up to the register and she says, "Hi! How are you?"
"nfgle," i answered, because i was not in the mood to converse.
she paused, and scanned my bread. "Do you like STAR WARS?" she asked.
INT: CEE'S BRAIN: WHOA WAIT A MINUTE i know i just totally judged you on sight but i do NOT look like a star wars nerd OH GOD does she mean i look old i was ONE when the first one came out that's not old WTF
"...because we're celebrating the new editions that were released TODAY and if you take this coupon over to the DVD section you'll get a FREE COMIC BOOK..."
"um. no, thank you," says i, quick at the repartee.
no joke, mellies, i was nearly faint with relief that she was only just reciting a pitch. out in the parking lot, i may have clutched my heart a little. maybe.
OMG. This almost made me shoot stuff from my nose.
*slaps arm* Hi do you share my ubersecret obsession!!!
LOL. It's like drugs isn't it?
seriously, man. this spring i had a job interview with a woman i am SURE i met at a highlander con about 8 years ago. it was all i could do not to just blurt it out, you know?
Ok so what's really funny, is that the mellies, the way we know each other is we worked together in like 1997. She hired me. Know why she hired me,
because on my just out of college resume, it said I'd worked at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, and she was a renrat.
Seriously. It was like a secret handshake. Then we ended up as roommates for like 5 years.
oh and your icon, that happened to a friend of mine. got fired for his lj.
hee, melly and i know each other because of lord of the rings, so.
Yes... I know you for fandom, but I *love* you for letting me get away with that sign language joke.
fandom rocks. I one day I need to go to WorldCon. Perhaps I can start with something smaller. *googles 'science fiction convention'*.
my convention days are long past, and allah be praised for it. :D
Mellykins, have you received any mail from me lately? *looks threateningly at mail-delivery person*
Mellies My Mellies,
Thank you so much for the kind thoughts and wishes. I know I've been away but, better to not bother people that way, so when you d get me, it's a good thing... like your wedding prep, I totally am living through you, I didn't get to do all the fun stuff before hand, it was just ok, show up at the courthouse, then have a slap up party at the pub afterwards... so keep planning!!! :) I have to wait forever till Chel starts doing this,so I am savoring this.