Monday, August 5, 2013

One of those "Seriously?" moments.

Remember when I was in the midst of all that de-cluttering and I cleaned out the closets and dressers in my bedroom, winnowing down my clothing? The only drawer I didn't bother with was the center drawer, which holds my bras and, since I share a bathroom with my sons, the stuff I need to get ready in the morning.  It's not like you really can fold bras anyway, and I have always just stuffed them into one side of the drawer and then rummaged through to find the one I want. Until the other day when I saw a great idea for laying them in a row, tucked into each other.  So I pulled them all out and did that (except for the ones that fasten in the middle, those are at the end folded in half). And then counted. Holy hell, I have 35 bras. And not a single ratty or disliked one in the lot, so nothing I could make myself get rid of. And, incidentally, this doesn't include the five running bras I keep with my exercise clothes.  How did this happen? Looks like I'm set for a long, long time. Either that, or it looks like I'm planning on opening a lingerie shop for a very specific type of customer. Say, small-boned women who wear a 34C.  I need an intervention.

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  1. They all look colourful and fancy so I can see where you'd be tempted. I have five sports (3 black and 2 white) and two fancy (1 black and 1 nude). Very simple am I!

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    1. I admit, I am a lice and color person. Makes me feel powerful. :-)

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    2. Please tell me you meant 'lace'. (Teasing)

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  2. Ahahahahahahahahahah!!! Thirty-five bras? That - almost - beats the time early in our marriage when I counted up and found I had 65 pairs of knickers! My new husband nearly died laughing when I told him.

    But that method of organising a bra drawer is sheer genius - I'm off now to do the same to mine! I just hope none of the little cedar moth-repellent balls gets caught up in one of the cups.

    Or at least, that I notice it before putting the bra on!

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    1. WHen I did this with my undies drawer, I found 71 pairs, here!

      And I'm pretty sure you'd notice a cedar ball in your bra!

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  3. ha. wow you could wear one a day for a month and still have some left over...smiles....hey whatever makes you happy eh? smiles....

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    1. I had that same thought. I won't be buying more anytime soon, but I admit they make me happy.

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  4. I'm not sure I've owned 35 bras in my lifetime. Seriously, I find maybe one new one per year that actually fits me.

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    1. I found the brand that makes ones that fit me perfectly and I'm now going to have to learnt o ignore it when they have a sale.

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  5. I guess whenever you see a pretty bra you just can't resist it! I have an incredibly small collection of clothes - probably because men's clothes are pretty dull and boring. Even my shirts only number about twelve, including work shirts. Now if men's knickers were prettier, I might well have a bulging knicker-drawer!

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    1. The double entendre of that last sentence wiped the rest of your comment right out of my mind.

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    2. Ooh, you are awful - but I like you!

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  6. i have to admit i thought this was a picture of stacked up sneakers!

    love
    kj

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  7. It is nice to have a collection that makes you happy...and as a bonus, does not take up a lot of room!

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    1. And as collections go, at least they are useful!

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  8. I believe you are unusual in this.
    I once read an article in a glossy women’s magazine (the mag being glossy, not the women) which stated that the majority have drawers full of really rubbishy, worn-out, faded, once-white-now-yellowing bras instead of crispy, bright, new ones.

    My bra drawer has half a dozen I never wear and another six I wear all the time. Time to go to the shops, methinks.

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    1. I have a rule about undergarments: Never wear anything I'd be embarrassed to be seen taking off. It has served me well.

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  9. "Until the other day when I saw a great idea for laying them in a row, tucked into each other."

    I was gonna say, those bras look very neatly placed in your drawer. Hey, what a great idea that was! And I need to do that with my undies because I'm normally a very neat and organized person, but I sometimes just THROW my underwear into a drawer.

    And I just counted mine - I only have 12 pairs.

    I finally got back online tonight. Yahooo!

    And thank you for stopping by my blog last week.

    ((((( You ))))

    X

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    1. I know - so neat and now I can see all of them at once!

      So good to see you back, Ron!

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  10. Hey, I will shop at your lingerie store. Just my size! I love buying new bras and underwear too (why are they so stupidly expensive?) so I have way too many. But even still, I tend to have my favourites so they don't get even rotation. Maybe I should rotate my underclothes the way I rotate my tires so they wear out more evenly?

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    1. Cool!

      I definitely wear some more than others. But it depends on what I'll be wearing and also who will see it.

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  11. What a great idea. The drawer looks great. Yes that is a large number of bras but they are very pretty.

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    1. The saying about having nothing that you don't believe to be beautiful or know to be useful? Both!

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  12. Well, they are nice looking...Now that you know you've got so many, maybe the funds you might expend could go into your travel/vacation fund. Just a thought.

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    1. This collection wasn't recent - it's not like my size changes, so it represents many years of buying. I don't think I actually have spent that much per annum.

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  13. Mine are all in decent condition but I have less than 10. They're stinkin' expensive so I try not to buy them if I don't have to!

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  14. i'd just be excited to find 35 different bras in my size to even try on that don't look like they came out of grandma's drawer or cost $100.

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    1. I didn't buy them all at once. This is a collection of many years.

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    1. At least my collection is all ones I actually wear.

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  16. I can fit into those perfectly then !

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