Thanks to Leslie who pointed out the SnapShirts site to me. Using the ever-hip, Web 2.0 "folksonomy" tag cloud concept, it'll analyze any website you give it and produce a word cloud with the size of the words corresponding to how often they're used. Here's mine:
I thought this was so cool, and today (in a moment of online shopping weakness) decided to buy a T-shirt with this image on it. For some reason "TJ" doesn't show up in the cloud at all. So sad.
After my mega-nap yesterday, I couldn't get to sleep last night so I watched one of my TiVo'd Oprah episodes. This one featured Stacey London from TLC's "What Not to Wear" talking about how to dress to minimize your booty (or maximize it, if you're one of those people who has a very flat one.) Very floofy and entertaining but I did pick up a few tips (some of which I already knew but will share with you):
1. Don't buy pants with huge embellished, noticeable back pockets if you're trying to minimize your booty. The opposite is true if you have no curves there to speak of - buy jeans with big, 3 dimensional, fancy pockets to create the illusion of a butt. (I can't even imagine what it must be like to have that problem!)
2. No pleats, or tapered pants. EVER.
3. If you're short-waisted (short distance between your chest and waist) wear a lower rise to elongate that area so it doesn't look like you're wearing Mom jeans or nerd pants that are hiked all the way up.
4. The rest of us are in trouble if Tia Carrere (gorgeous woman from Wayne's World movies) thinks she needs advice on how to "hide" figure flaws. Seriously Oprah, pick someone who really needs help!! The stylist was pointing out things and saying "Now this doesn't look good on Tia because..." and I honestly couldn't tell the difference. Everything she tried on looked great, IMO...
Thanks to my male readers for bearing with me through the fashion lesson. I had a serious addiction to "What Not to Wear" and had to stop watching it after I got sick of it. It made me feel like throwing out everything in my closet and starting over. But it's a great show to pick up tips, especially if the person being featured has the same figure issues as you do. Or you can watch and be satisfied that at least you don't dress as badly as most of those folks.
Since it's 2pm I suppose I should change out of my pajamas and attempt to find (at the 3rd store) that natural weed killer spray called Burnout. I read some pretty scary stuff about RoundUp which TJ has been spraying all over our front yard. Apparently Fred Meyer and the garden supply near our house only stock the toxic stuff. Any ideas where to buy "natural" garden products??