Sunday Confessions 10-18-15




I confess: I am mainly writing this because I feel weird/bad about not blogging. Well I have been writing posts to go up when I'm on vacation/holiday (depending on which side of the ocean you hail from! I kind of like holiday now but then it sounds Christmassy which NOOOO). Plus the Go-Go's didn't write a song about a "holiday" now did they....oh but then Madonna did. Wait! Was Madonna pretending to be British even in her baby faced days?! Who says "holiday" in America? Whaaat. Remember when the only answer Bridget Jones knew at the fancy dinner quiz was Madonna related, but then she got it wrong and that indirectly led to her splitting up with Mark Darcy FOR NO GOOD REASON? Why was Bridget Jones 2 so bad? Is there any hope for 3?? Agh sorry! My brain, my poor brain, it hurts right now.

I confess: I bought a dress today without trying it on so of course it didn't fit. The thing is I really like it but I don't want to go up a size because ugggggh I know it's "just a number" but I am not in a head space to deal with that number. Even though I looked it up online and the other reviews said it runs a size small. It's a "wear on the airplane dress" - which sounds fancy, but basically I like to wear (very casual, preferably cotton) tunic things or dresses with leggings on our long haul flight because

a. Dresses don't have waistbands which dig in on long flights where I mostly slouch out in front of bad movies I would never watch anywhere else.

b. I don't have to take off a belt to go through security (I also try to wear lace-less shoes for this reason, because on an average transatlantic two stop journey you go through security approximately 3000 times ;-0)

c. It's easier to pull up my flight socks if I'm wearing a dress.

d. Fact: Jumbo jet transatlantic toilets can become....freaking disgusting after approximately two hours. Like, you do not want any part of you touching the floor of that...situation. So pants/jeans touching the floor are out. If I sound like I am a germ freak I honestly am not, it's just that I have seen....things!

e. When you land in Florida and wait to get off the plane the hot air fills the cabin like some Stephen King kind of torture and your whole body will combust if you are not wearing layers that can be stripped off to Florida levels of comfort in 10 seconds.

Anyway...am I the only one who wishes sometimes I could just buy something, but that I did not have to deal with numbers? Like why can't you just say "It's a size for a lovely slightly apple shaped *cough* slightly pms bloated woman and it will fit you perfectly and don't worry about defining yourself by a number because you are just fine the way you are?" Can't you just call me Christina Hendricks sized? I would prefer that!

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  1. I'm thinking I need to watch Bridget Jones diary? Or read the book? I think I'm behind on my girl/romantic comedy movies ;)

    I hate using public restrooms, and have yet to use an airplane one! I didn't use the one on the flight i had for six hours, just ain't going to do it. I just bring really strong mints to alleviate dry mouth, and don't drink anything. I don't blame you for not wanting anything to touch the floor! I can just imagine. Do you follow passenger shaming on instagram??? It has really opened my eyes to how gross people are! Now I don't feel so weird sanitizing my whole seating area on the plane.

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    1. I can wholeheartedly recommend the first Bridget Jones, it really is much better than most rom-coms! Genuinely funny. I have a hamster bladder so unfortunately I can't avoid airplane toilets! nd have to drink water because of helth issues/stay mobile/do all the weird stretches etc! How do you sanitize your area?! I need to do that! Handi-wipe the arm rests?

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    2. You absolutely must read the first Bridget Jones Diary and the movie is awesome, too. The second book wasn't as good as the first, but it was way better than the movie. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, the book is fine and funny in places, but the movie is so....weird and awkward and it differs from the book A LOT. But definitely worth a check out, both of them, at least for the being on the up-and-up. ;) And whatever you do, do. not. bother. with Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. Because - suckfest.

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  2. Haha this post actually made me smile! :)

    Layla xx

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    http://www.youtube.com/sprinklesofstyle

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  3. I buy dresses all the time not trying them on and then realize I should have gotten a bigger size but like you said, you can't. It's like it is only a number but there is a block in my brain that says no! You are this size. & I giggled with the whole Stephen King comment. So funny!

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    1. It's a problem for me too because the numbers here are SO MUCH BIGGER! Take your size and add two, which highlights even further how arbitrary and silly they are to judge ourselves by I know, but still. ;-0

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  4. Pajamas. I only fly in pajamas, but you made a very compelling argument for comfy dresses and leggings (which is usually what I wear on a day to day basis).

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    1. I would so love to fly in pajamas, tempting! :-)

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  5. I actually find myself using a lot of British/UK slang. Most of it I think is pretty self-explanatory, but some is weird. I am glad you linked up, even though it was just because you felt bad. I do hope you will be enjoying your vacation. :)

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