Wednesday, April 22, 2009

So, might as well catch up on some random things!


Here are my current "weekend" plans-

- Weds morning-Coffee and writing at Starbucks in the morning. I was inspired by this series on Flickr. I usually write my Morning Pages (3 pages of stream-of-conscious, a major component of The Artist's Way books) at home, or in the drawing room at the Beach Club, or a hammock somewhere. I saw these photos, and silently whined "why can't *I* write my pages sitting in a coffeeshop drinking something yummy?". I couldn't think of a reason why not, so tomorrow I am treating myself to some morning caffeine, and a change of scenery. (I've been SO broke lately, it's been forever since I've let myself splurge on anything at all, so spending $4 on coffee is going to feel unspeakably decadant!)

-weds afternoon- Possible Typhoon Lagoon lazyness with Shelly. We want to take advantage of this block of time when admission is free. I've never been to one of the Disney waterparks, and I think it may even be on my 101/1001 list. I'm thinking a dip in the wave pool and lazy river, and some hardcore laying around doing nothing, sipping something cold and reading something sure to kill brain cells. (Emily Giffin book, I'm looking at you!)

-weds evening/night- Either sit at home and watch the Wall-E dvd a coworker loaned me weeks ago, or go out and check out flower & garden fest at Epcot, before doing my usual days off round of the Boardwalk area. Hopefully I'll be inspired to write, I haven't touched the novel-in-process in at least a month. But if not, at least the atmosphere is always refreshing for the spirit.

-Thursday: Possible beach trip with Ashlee. In other words, day 2 of 2 of laying around in the sun doing nothing. I <3>

Friday- Weird work schedule, thanks to manager awesomeness (after minimal begging). Go into work earlyish, leave earlyish, go directly to Rusty O'Reilly's for rockstar/blues awesomeness. Hooray! (Note to self- Do not drink as much as last time. Their drinks are crazy expensive!!)

I like that fun plans Friday night make it feel almost like I have 3 days off. Add in that I got off early tonight, and it's almost 4! Woot!


What is up with trying to find a decent bathing suit if you have boobs?? I've been searching for over a month now, with NO luck. Being a tall girl, I can't wear a one-piece because my torso is too long, so they only come up to about my armpits. (Flattering!) Thanks to the whole "Really Poor Disney CM diet", I'm now comfortable enough to wear a bikini, which would be kind of fun, since I don't think I have since I was like... 6... but I CANT find one that does anything flattering to my chest. Pardon my lack of modesty, but I have Amazing Boobs of Awesomeness-- and yet every bikini top I have tried makes them look like squishy lumps of doom! (DOOM!)

Am I over-sharing?

I've tried on several similar to this:

Looks flattering, right? Nope! Doom-boobs!
Unfortunately, all of the bikinis with underwires seem to look like this:

a) if I wanted to go out on the beach looking like I was wearing my bra, I would skip spending $ on a bikini and wear my frickin' bra.
b) Holy bad boob job, batman!
I broadened my search to tankinis, only to find one that looked perfect, and then discover that it only came in 32D. Grrr!

A few "winners" from my Amazon search--


I'm somehow strangelt reminded of "Dirty Dancing".

ACK! Cheap tropical hotel furniture threw up on your swimsuit!!

I'm tempted to fall back on my bellydancer "we like to sew stuff to bras" roots and make my own top be combining a deconstructed bra and bikini.
Any suggestions?

Finally, since I've neglected blogging so much lately, I'm thinking about doing the old "Every Day in May" challenge I used to do, in which I post every da... well, you get it. Anyone have something you'd like to see me write about? I'd love some ideas!


Anonymous said...

I have the same bathing suit top issue as you, so I just wanted to give you some brands with bra sized tops. Some of them can get quite expensive, though. A friend of mine mixes/matches tops and bottoms of different brands, and I've started doing this (easy with black bottoms and black, dark colored solid or printed tops with a little black in the print). You can find inexpensive bottoms and pair it with a pricier, well fitting and supportive top!

Have you shopped in an Everything But Water? There is one in Orlando. From the web site...

The Mall at Millenia
4200 Conroy Road, Suite 121
(407) 345-5451
lower level, Macy’s wing
Mon-Sat 10-9, Sun 12-7

You can find many brands in bra sized tops there and see what looks good on you. I also hadn't tried bikini tops since childhood, and the sales lady at EBW told me to tie the back tie in the front tight, move the top around and then tie the neck tie - works SO much better.

I have tried some of these or read brands in magazines.

Tommy Bahama
Sunset swimwear
Lands End (mostly tankini top in cup sizes)
Aerin Rose
Swim Systems

If you go with a tankini, make sure that it either attaches around your back (like this
or the bra part goes all the way around your back (if that makes sense).

I hope that you have found something by now! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

A couple of other brands...


Good luck!