Monday, June 30, 2008


It's a short week here at the Barbaric Yawp. Sergei and I are taking the kids on a Vacation mid-week through the weekend, where we hope to go to the beach, see relatives, eat out, and run a 5k. (Well, Girl-child and I will walk it.) Therefore there is no Poetry Friday this weekend...Happy 4th, y'all!

I had an interesting Saturday. Sergei and I were going to An Event and I had gone shopping for a dress. I don't wear dresses. As a general rule. Work doesn't demand it, I usually end up sitting open-legged like a guy anyway, so why bother? Anywho, got the dress, but needed something underneath it, something like a slip. So Saturday early afternoon I dragged Girl-child with me to Famous Department Store to get a slip.

Apparently I'm old and senile, because they don't make slips anymore. Not like I remember them making slips. Despite the store's size, there were only a handful of proper slips, and none in my size. They did, however, have some lovely camisoles and half slips. Girl-child pleaded, "Can we GO already? This is BORing,", I managed to find a top and bottom in my size, didn't try them on (why should I? My size!) and we paid for them before Girl-child's head exploded.

Later that evening as I dressed for the event, I put on the cami...perfect fit. I twirled the half-slip around to put it on. It had legs.


In a half slip?

It wasn't a half slip.

It was a pair of bloomers.

Not kidding.


Sergei laughed at me. With me.

I decided to forgo the bloomers. The dress was actually okay without it.

But now I own a pair of bloomers.

I could take them back, but they're such a fetching article of clothing...and besides, maybe I need to be a flapper or something for Halloween.

Are slips dead? Am I THAT old?


At 9:06 AM, Blogger Orange said...

Hah, bloomers!

We are the last generation to have worn slips of the non-Lycra-"control" variety. I wanted one for a skirt that turned out to be translucent in the underwear zone, so I ordered one--via Amazon. Department stores just don't have 'em anymore.

OMG, bloomers!

At 7:54 PM, Blogger meno said...

Need picture of you in bloomers.

Just go commando, it keeps things well aired.

At 9:23 AM, Blogger gary rith said...


At 3:35 PM, Blogger jo(e) said...

Bloomers? Ha ha. You should have told Sergei they were some kind of new lingerie that everyone finds sexy.


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