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April 27, 2010

So Lazy It Didn’t Even Happen on Monday Lazy Monday Poll

Filed under: Internet Friends,Intimates,Lazy Poll — Miss Plumcake @ 10:20 am

Good morning my little snickerdoodles, how’s every little thing? What’s been going on in your week?

In all the excitement over that “excess cleavage” yesterday I completely forgot to do a Lazy Monday Poll!

To recap from last week, it took a big girl village to help Orora find a pair of inexpensive interview shoes with a mid-heel –she went with the Bandolino “Berry”:

Bandolino Berry

Jen209 planted a seed in my little noggin about a feature on Bonmarche Swimdresses, which I’m working on for either this week or next. Has anyone ever noticed how ugly most swimsuits are? Really. Wow.

On the less formal side of things, Teteatete proudly displayed her new favorite t-shirt, emblazoned with what can only be described as a Discopus (a sparkly octopus) and of course I had to have a lie down because even after the first Scotch of the day, I cannot deal with glittery cephalopods as a fashion choice (though I embrace her right to wear anything she loves that much).

Our beloved Beth just flew in from Paris (and boy are her arms tired…sorry, couldn’t resist) as we discussed her delightful experience at the Serge Lutens boutique at Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido, which only made me want to throttle her from jealous a TEENSYTINYWHOLELOT bit. La Petite Acadienne and Jennifer –among others– pitched in with their own trials and vials. Of course, there was a side discussion of Moroccan men (who I’ve noticed especially favor Chergui) and their hotness and enthusiasm for the big girl.

I am extremely in favor of Hot Moroccan Guys and think every girl ought to have one.

traded her man some home baked goodies for a piece of art nouveau jewelry, which is all well and good but I’m a little disappointed that “pineapple upside down cake” was, in fact, an actual cake and not some complicated bedroom maneuver.

So I’ve been thinking about this boobquake thing, and I’m torn…

On one hand, while I don’t agree that our collective milkshakes bringing the tectonic plate shifts to the yard, I can’t help but think Boobquake is just another silly excuse for girls to get their tits out, which is boring. It’s not that I’m anti-cleavage, but gratuitous rack pics are dumb, have always been dumb and will continue to be dumb in perpetua.

On the other hand, if there was a Racks for a Cause thing, I could see stripping off to my scanties for a good –and result-producing– cause. Hmm. What do you think?


  1. I’m with you on the boobquake thing. I have no objection to women who want to bear their cleavage for whatever reason, but I resent being told that women ought to get their tits out en masse to prove a ridiculous point.

    Comment by Cat — April 27, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

  2. There’s rather a kerfuffle over at the I Blame the Patriarchy blog on this very topic. Some amongst the Blametariat have concluded that it’s high time for *dudes* to get their ya-yas out for their very special causes. I’m sick of people expecting women to get nekkid for animal rights/the environment/anti-war, or whatever. Shaking yr tits for women’s rights is an absolute oxymoron. Emphasis on MORON.

    Comment by Jezebella — April 27, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

  3. Well, I kinda look at Boobquake this way: I’m a multi-faceted person. I’m sexual and smart. I can be both at the same time. If other people look at me as an object for showing excess cleavage (to borrow a phrase) that’s their issue. It doesn’t diminish my feelings about my own smarts if someone looks at me and just sees boobs. For me, and I don’t presume to speak for any other woman, feminism means the right to embrace my sexuality and my brain.

    Comment by Orora — April 27, 2010 @ 12:39 pm

  4. regarding non-black swimsuits: the miraclesuit line at have some very cute suits in colors other-than-black…

    Comment by klee — April 27, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

  5. I had no idea what boobquake was and even after reading that article, I don’t really get it. Besides, the only Lafayette that matters is on True Blood.

    ANYWAYS, I would love to offer some on-topic commentary, but since last week my brain has been occupied solely by OMG I GOT ACCEPTED TO TULANE YESSS, so.

    But I am looking forward to swimsuit talk!

    Comment by Miranda — April 27, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

  6. I thought about BoobQuake and all I could conclude is why do we continue to give such ignorant people and their ideas any attention at all? Is there really no reason we can find to focus our attention–yes, even media attention–on people who have something worthwhile that’s not misogynist to say? They’re out there, I know they are. If I can find them, why can’t some stupid overpaid gossipmongeringsupposedjournalist have such a hard time reporting on them?

    I think my rack is one of my best features and I’ve no doubt about its power to effect a certain amount of male quaking, but there is no damn way that boring idea deserves any response from anyone. I just don’t want to hear anyone shouting about how women are the cause of all evil anymore. It’s not new, it’s not clever, and for the past six thousand years or so that idea’s had way more attention than necessary.

    Comment by chachaheels — April 27, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

  7. Miranda, congratulations! You will love Tulane. NO is a gorgeous city and Tulane is a fine school. And it gave me the pleasure of a homecoming win at my 20 year college reunion. I don’t care that it was two months after the hurricane and we were playing a homeless school. :)

    I am extremely in favor of Hot Moroccan Guys and think every girl ought to have one.

    Hot Moroccan guys are something else! I had a Moroccan Guy experience. They are not shy. I should never have gone out with this guy a second time, but I was blinded by the glamour of it all. Here is one of my posts about him:

    Comment by The gold digger — April 27, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

  8. Plumcake! Use of the word Cephalopods in discussing clothing makes you my hero! What a lovely treat for my afternoon, thanks. I’m all chipper now

    Comment by Valleiko — April 27, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

  9. Boobquakes, pineapple cakes, what I need to know is yay or nay on these:

    Will they work on my R. Crumb wet dream of a body? A pear? Designed to bear 16 children? Thighs for days?

    Comment by Abby — April 27, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

  10. @Abby: I love my sailor pants, but I wouldn’t wear them with a short top. The buttons aren’t a great look, but that high waist and wide leg = heaven!

    Comment by Plumcake — April 27, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

  11. at my age “boobquake” can have a whole other meaning — at a certain age your skin is not the only thing to lose some degree of firmness.
    BQ was just gratuitously stupid – but I am many years out of jr. high… and as was pointed out – we really cannot do the control experiment.

    Comment by g-dog — April 27, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

  12. I’m with g-dog…as long as it involved the appropriate amount of cantilevering, I’m all-in, so to speak. However, as a lady who has crossed the Rubicon of 29 a few times before, I’m pretty sure that support is required at all times, lest my 42C underflingers become obsolete and I have to turn to 42 Extra-Long. It would end badly for all concerned, I fear.

    Comment by Petunia Chowder — April 28, 2010 @ 9:47 am

  13. Hi, ladies!

    I’m still not clear of the purpose of Boobquake, but to each, her own cleavage. I got a boobquake issue of my own.

    The Lane Bryant bras I bought on Sunday are different than my other bras. I am used to soft cup bras (with or without underwire). Wearing a molded cup plunge bra with removable AIR PADS is completely different for me! It looks like I added a cup size (to my DDs), which balances me out. Not a bad deal now that I think about it.

    Now where were those hot guys?

    Comment by dcsurfergirl — April 28, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

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