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Some days...some days just can't help but start off wrong. I woke up with excruciating pain in my right elbow, reminding me that I really ought to have it seen to. It's been sore for 5-6 weeks now and the pain's obviously not going to go away on its own, but still I procrastinate.

And then I snagged my skirt on something getting off the train. An awful tearing sound, and I looked down to see my favourite black skirt in tatters. It's nothing very special; just a straight, knee-length skirt with a split up the side and that split decorated with black sequins, but I've had it for yonks (since Oct '96, if I remember correctly) and it's always been my first choice if I had to choose a little black number...it could be dressy, but it could also be worn casually, like today, and now it's ruined. Stupid train!

And since I've started relating my wardrobe woes for the day, let me just continue by saying how much I hate shopping for bras. Especially since Marks & Sparks have left the Continent. A recent glance in my underwear drawer has convinced me that I'm going to have to spend some time getting some replacements in, but I'm not looking forward to it.
Lingerie shops are a nightmare with their sweaty little fitting rooms and eagle-eyed shop assistants, who will take one look at your bust and decide it needs shoring up by the kind of scaffolding that in the early 1900s your greatgreatgrandmother would have already turned her nose up at. If you do find one that isn't too ugly and uncomfortable, the price tag attached is usually enough to give you a small heart attack. I wouldn't mind if the bloody things would a) fit perfectly and b) last more than 3 turns in the washing machine, but it seems they rarely do. They certainly never meet both requirements at once: they either fit OK but fall apart at the first opportunity, or are durable but the underwiring pokes painfully into your flesh at the side. And even though they claim that they're all standard size, I've found that one D-cup can comfortably hold a lot more boob than another, while I further suspect that my boobs aren't at all standard to begin with.

I bought a new bra this weekend. It was priced down and seemed to fit, so I took it, even if it wasn't very pretty. It's a sports bra, so I suppose it's meant to be functional rather than decorative. And yes, it's wonderfully shock absorbent as it promised to be, but now that I'm wearing it, I find it does have a few drawbacks: the straps cut into my flesh somewhat and I can't adjust them, and my bust gets squished together in such a way that my decolletage gets sweaty and itchy. So, that's the first and last time I buy a sports bra! I thought they might be easier to wear; turns out they're just as horrible. Stupid bras!

And then, to round off my morning of misery: the tickets for Kane's showcase had sold out instantly. Stupid tickets!

Anyway, I had my hair cut the other day. I'm much happier with it now.

Comments

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viciouswishes
Apr. 14th, 2004 01:05 am (UTC)
You need to go bra shopping with your girl friends. I used to hate it. But then went with a friend and we had a blast. Because instead of being mad at the absurdity of bras, we made fun of it as we went.
gamiila
Apr. 14th, 2004 01:43 am (UTC)
Good idea! But, did you end up with any good ones, or did you just have a good time with your friend at the mall?
viciouswishes
Apr. 14th, 2004 07:44 pm (UTC)
Both. In fact twice, we've found good enough bras to buy matching ones.
bogwitch
Apr. 14th, 2004 04:07 am (UTC)
I know what you mean, especially the underwiring. I gave up on bras completely and use vest things with internal support. Dunno if they're the best support really for the fuller figured like me, but they're comfortable.
gamiila
Apr. 14th, 2004 06:01 am (UTC)
vest things with internal support.

That's an idea! I wonder if I could ::glances at rack:: no, no, I'm sure it wouldn't work for me. Pity...
bogwitch
Apr. 14th, 2004 06:02 am (UTC)
Well I'm D cup.
gamiila
Apr. 14th, 2004 06:06 am (UTC)
Yes, well, but you're younger. I hate to have to admit it, but things aren't as high or as firm anymore. Come to think of it, I don't know if they ever were ;-)

Suppose I could try it though, next time I can be persuaded to shop for undies...
fenchurche
Apr. 14th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC)
Hee! It's a Bra Rant Week!! elsaf just had one a few days ago, which made me abandon the one I'd been working on (since she'd pretty much covered all the bases). It must be a bra-buying time of year, hence it's on everyone's minds. :-p
gamiila
Apr. 14th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
elsaf just had one a few days ago

...and so she did! Hee! That's wonderful...and you're right, it can't be a coincidence that we're all thinking of bras at the moment. Could be something in the air, like the coming of spring maybe?
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