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20 May 2009 @ 10:23 am
A tale of two cups  
If you're a boy, you can stop reading now.

You've been warned.

Okay. Don't say I didn't tell you to turn back.

My mother is perhaps one of the most generous people that I know. She always gives thoughtful gifts, things that she knows that I'll like, and she always brings me presents when she visits: a pound of coffee, good chocolate, sometimes clothes. But one of the things that I love that she does is when she brings me stuff that she's bought for herself that she ends up not liking, or it doesn't fit her right. I've gotten loads of shirts and a few skirts, lipsticks, perfumes, a few pieces of jewelry, etc. It's fun!

So last fall before we went on our cruise and she came to stay with the boys, I really didn't think anything of it when she brought me a bra. We almost wear the same size, and I thought it was just one of her cast offs. And let me just tell you, that this bra is life changing. It's really, really comfortable, has tons of support without an horrific under wire (See, you boys that are still reading? I told you to turn back.) and gives the girls some of their pep back. I love this bra. Love it. And it didn't have any tags at all on it, so before we left, I asked mom, "Where did you get this thing? It's fantastic. I want five more just like it!"

She kind of hedged the answer and was evasive, which is unlike mom. I figured it was perhaps custom made, and she was hacked off about how much money she'd blown on something that didn't fit her.

So a few months passed, and I forgot about it, and she forgot about it, until one of the last times she was visiting. I got her under my thumb and asked again, "Remember that great black bra you gave me? Where did you get it?"

Mom gets this sheepish look on her face and answers, "At the park."

For a split second I'm thinking, 'Were they having some sort of sample sale at the park?' until I realized, She found it at the park. Walking her dog.

My beloved favorite bra of all time, the one that leaves no line under a t-shirt and actually makes me forget I'm wearing one of those torture devices, was probably cast off by some woman getting some action in the middle of River Legacy Park in Arlington, Texas.

Mom saw my expression and got indignant. "Well, I washed it," she said challengingly.


So, there you have it. My favorite foundation garment, the one that makes me smile when I pull it out of the clean laundry pile (Because it never makes it into the drawer, I wear it so often) is someone else's cast off. Doesn't stop me from wearing it. It's that fabulous. In fact, I've though about beating the bushes at the park near her house to look the girl from whom it came, because really? I want another one! And seriously? How many of YOUR bras have a story attached (that you can tell in public)?

Oh, and speaking of bras, check this out. Would you wear a bra that pushes your d-cups up and out when your temperature rises? I... think that's a bad idea, personally. But that's coming from a girl who wears hand-me-downs from a unknown park tramp. :)
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Laura: daisydream_mancer on May 20th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
*giggles* "Well, I washed it," she said challengingly.

That's awesome. My mom and I do the same, but I've not gotten one from the park. That's one for the memory books!
Lauradream_mancer on May 20th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
And now that I've clicked the link that you had, I just want to say that that picture is so photoshopped it makes my eyes hurt. Really... who would want that bra?
Carrie Leigh: My cupcakes bring all the boyscarrie_leigh on May 20th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Not me. And I'm guessing that someone translated that site? And poorly. The spelling's pretty bad.

And that girl doesn't need any help in the bra department; it always makes me chuckle at the models that they use.
Elle: nodame GYABOO!elvishly on May 20th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
... and thus, I present to you the award for: best underwear story. Ever.
Carrie Leigh: miss grumpy pantscarrie_leigh on May 20th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you, thank you. I'd like to thank ... well mom and the tramp. :)
Not a lady at all: pic: sexy ladycosmo_jenny on May 20th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
The spelling of this site is horrible *shudders*

As for the story, ... I would only shudder if I were your favorite pair of panties; THAT would be really disgusting.

Carrie Leigh: Muttleycarrie_leigh on May 20th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC)
Well, we have to draw the line somewhere.

Brendan: Discworld - Granny is Not Impressedbrendanm720 on May 20th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
Oh please.

It takes a lot more than talk of women's underwear to make me leave the room.

Between Kat and Bailey, I'm not sure that there's any subject that will upset me.
Carrie Leigh: Being vaguecarrie_leigh on May 20th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
That's a pretty high bar, I guess.

I think we have a challenge, girls! Make Brendan cringe!

I'm only joking. :)
O Demanding One: Express: Happy Big Mouth!heyurs on May 20th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)

Hurray for Mom! :D This is the best story I have heard all day. *laughs*

How is the Hubby, hon?

Carrie Leigh: bitter lemonadecarrie_leigh on May 20th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
He's good. He went to work today, the stinker. Thank you for all your prayers!
(no subject) - heyurs on May 21st, 2009 12:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
nbaeker: lmaodeannbaeker on May 20th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
lmao ohhh man. that amused me greatly, Carrie.
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on May 20th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
So glad I could bring a slice of joy to your day!
(no subject) - nbaeker on May 21st, 2009 12:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
Elle Blessingway: Slytherinelle_blessing on May 20th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
*GIGGLES* that is awesome of epic proportions. Also, I recommend the Very Sexy bra at Victoria's Secrets. Comfy and no lines. And they've always got pretty colors *nods*
Carrie Leigh: Clinically Insanecarrie_leigh on May 20th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
I have one of those, too... I think I have it in the silky material, and must try to find cotton next time... dilemmas, dilemmas. :)
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Henry - Eyebrowjandjsalmon on May 20th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
read the story out loud at work to the other girls... they all agree - it's a disturbing, yet hilarious story and wonder about what we'd find in our parks... :D
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on May 20th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
I don't know why, but I feel like I should reassure these girls in Canada that I will never meet that... Really! I'm normal! I swear!
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maureenmaureen on May 20th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
That is the funniest story I've heard in AGES! Thanks for sharing... it was definitely a bright spot in my day.
Carrie Leigh: 5 pts to Slytherincarrie_leigh on May 20th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Your license plate story was right on up there!

Glad I could give you a smile!
dragonsangel68: TW - Edward Adorkable Laughingdragonsangel68 on May 20th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Imagine how the original owner feels... She lost the best bra ever! *giggles*
Carrie Leigh: Carrie Ooopsy Daisycarrie_leigh on May 20th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
It's her loss! Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers!
Kate: SoA: Jax cigarettemugglechump on May 20th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
That's hilarious, and something I can absolutely see my mother doing. I love your stories.
Carrie Leigh: no profound but common sensecarrie_leigh on May 20th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)

They're all true. THAT'S what slays me.
goeungurl: Office: jim smilegoeungurl on May 21st, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
Absolutely hilarious. Completely.

Have you tried Intimacy bras? They are a godsend.
so so so worth it.
Carrie Leigh: 5 pts to Slytherincarrie_leigh on May 22nd, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
They're opening one in Dallas in August! I think I might be making a trip. :)
(Anonymous) on May 21st, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
good surprises
well since you LOVE the lingerie I scavenged from a park in Arlington Texas you should really look forward to seeing what i found for you on a sidewalk in NYC.
LoveUBunches, Mom
PS: You DO tell a good story!
Carrie Leigh: you have been found wantingcarrie_leigh on May 22nd, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
Re: good surprises

You've always given me good material. ;)

...and... are you serious about the NYC thing? I gotta confess, I'm a little ...scared.
Re: good surprises - (Anonymous) on May 22nd, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
raspberry_rave on May 21st, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Omg, your mother is something else entirely.

It's funny, but when you said 'boys stop reading now', I started cringing.

And, HI, Carrie. *waves sheepishly*
Carrie Leigh: carrie blue bowcarrie_leigh on May 22nd, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)