Love the bathing suit story! (And also love the Ladies Detective books, I too am 'traditionally built' and run in horror from the bathing suit section of the store! )
Thanks for the laugh today, Fran.
I don't think i'm traditionally built, but if these Cadbury eggs keep following me home . . .
That is SO funny - and so familiar! I have been wearing the same bathing suit for about 7 years because the horrors of trying on another one in front of those dreadful changing room mirrors is just too much to face! I live in a community full of older ladies like myself who all are well aware of the bathing suit saga! The fact is that most of us cannot understand whatever happened to that 20 to 30 year old body that loved bathing suits and how did it become the "around 70" body that pours like a mixture of pudding and jello into whatever shape it seems to choose on any particular day! YUCK!!!
The fact is that most of us cannot understand whatever happened to that 20 to 30 year old body that loved bathing suits and how did it become the "around 70" body that pours like a mixture of pudding and jello into whatever shape it seems to choose on any particular day! YUCK!!!
LOVE your comment about the body that pours like pudding and jello into whatever shape it chooses! What a visual! Oh yes… the 20 year old head never catches up to the body that is ..... I don't think the head and the body ever quite mesh as we get older. BUT when we can accept imperfection (based on someone's idea of perfection) we can spend more time enjoying instead of sitting at the pool with guts sucked in, boobies up, and holding the most fashionable poses. Have you noticed lately that models for skin care, makeup and clothing ads are getting younger and younger? Not uncommon for an 18 year old to be in a skin care ad now. They SHOULD have good skin at that age! Ridiculous!
And how I admire men in that you don't hear stories about "I can't find a good pair of swimming shorts/trunks anymore".
Men - 1
Women - 0
Men have their own problems with fashion. Am I the only one who thinks bathing trunks extending below the knee are the antithesis of sexy? I feel sorry for young boys who must swim with all that material dragging them down! ("shorts" have suffered the same fate. I do love watching old episodes of Magnum P I and seeing Tom Selleck in real shorts!)