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Friday, January 04, 2013

Down the gym tonight, half hour workout and nearly as long under the shower. Blimey it is wonderful to have a shower when it's your first for two days and you are normally a two bath a day girl. To quote Queen Elizabeth the First as personified by Miranda Richardson I felt 'a bit SMELLLLY'. I doubt I was actually smelly, as I do know how to use a basin full of hot water, but the truth is there's nowt like scrubbing up proper, is there?

So, there I am damp and clean as a whistle, putting The Sports Bra back on. You've heard me on the subject before. Resistance bands? Who needs them. Just getting into a sports bra is as tough a workout as I can deal with. Guys, you don't know what you're missing.

This evening was in a class of its own. I was in a hurry getting dressed as it was five minutes to closing time and I managed to get a twist in the back of the bra and put it on without noticing till I realised that I couldn't move because of a constriction around the bottom of my cervical vertebrae. I certainly couldn't do the blighter up - it's a front loader and my technique for doing it up is to yank the edges of the zip together just under my chin, do it up, and then reach down the front of the bra where my cleavage OUGHT to be and pull the components of my cleavage up into the bra by force.

Is this TMI?

So, there I am, stuck. I identified the cause of the problem all right, cos I couldn't get the front edges to meet. However it's one thing to know you've tied your bra in knots round the back of your neck, and another to get out of it again. I had visions of going to the front desk like that to ask for help, it was so tight.

After a panicky ten seconds or so I managed to wriggle free, and collapsed, panting, against the door of the cubicle.

Do things like this happen to other people, or is it just me?

Here's the incomparable Miranda Richardson being Liz I. I couldn't find the 'a bit smellly' clip but I can guarantee this will gross you out if you guess what is actually in the wine bottle.

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ALIDOSHA 1/5/2013 5:24PM

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CTMOM2KIDS 1/5/2013 5:13PM

    I was actually laughing out loud reading this! Thanks for the laugh! And by the way, I can so relate!

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VOLLEYGIRL77 1/5/2013 4:51PM

    I hate that! I'm worn out after putting on my bra lol

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MARYJEANSL 1/5/2013 4:31PM

  Very funny, thanks!

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PATTISTAMPS 1/5/2013 4:31PM

    ROFLMAO... That is hysterical! I have had an issue or two with my sports bras, too... and they fasten in the back. My worst ever was trying to take it off, and getting it stuck, couldn't move my arms, it was actually pretty funny looking back, but at the time, not so much!

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CYPATAYLOR2 1/5/2013 4:27PM

  I can relate. Some can be a royal pain in the behind getting on.

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FROMNDTOGA 1/5/2013 4:22PM

    Sports bras - love them and HATE them. Winter time they go on nicely. In the hot sticky South in the summer time, not so easily!
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Please don't stop writing - you brighten my day!
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ELLDOCKE 1/5/2013 4:00PM

    Still laughing - I once tried on one of those shapers that goes from shoulder to just above the knees with no way to get out but over the head. My girlfriend that I was shopping with had left the dressing room to go look for a shirt for her husband. Needless to say, as I was trying to get it over my head, it rolled on me in the back. I was in the dressing room of a large store, trying discretely to tug, pull, untwist, wiggle and quietly calling, "Joanna, Joanna?" The young salesclerk had seen what I took in there and vanished into thin air.
She found what she wanted, paid for and came back, just is time for me to finally break free! She was concerned about what had taken me so long - and the young girl looked at me as if I were crazy - as one red-faced, slightly dewy middle-aged lady laughed until she cried, but said, "
I don't think I'll be buying this one." I don't think Jo ever went shopping with me again.
Men, truly don't know what they are missing!

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KANSCOPE 1/5/2013 2:18PM

  I have so had that problem before, glad it's not just me!!!!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/5/2013 2:04PM

    emoticon It's a man's world for sure.

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MILLIE5522 1/5/2013 1:55PM

    emoticon emoticon Hilarious!! Going to have to change my underwear now! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 1/5/2013 1:13PM

  Been there...........Done that............almost had to call 911.
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LIVELYGIRL2 1/5/2013 1:01PM

  I didn't know people had these sport bras.

The ones you put over your head that do't have clips and all one stretchy piece are a joke also.

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KAREN608 1/5/2013 12:45PM

    How about a nice loose tshirt and ditch the sports bra?
Or would someone get injured from jiggling flesh?
I don't think I will buy a sports bra if they are that difficult to deal with.
I have enough trouble with my regular bra, twisting, and always when I
am in a hurry.
I think the hurry is the problem.

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DR1939 1/5/2013 12:26PM

    Been there, done that. emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 1/5/2013 12:08PM

    stuck in a sports bar no never lol

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DIANNEMT 1/5/2013 11:43AM

    emoticon Yes--I have several that I can barely get on/off.

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KARRENLYNN 1/5/2013 11:15AM

    Thanks for the smile today!

Karen

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NEWMOM20121 1/5/2013 11:14AM

    You make me smile. Thank you for sharing.

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PENOWOK 1/5/2013 10:35AM

    You are too funny!! I am loading the video so I can watch what makes you giggle!! You sure make it fun!!

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DNRAE1 1/5/2013 10:34AM

    LOLOL emoticon oh, yes, I had a similar moment with a new swim suit top that I thought would be easy to pull off! Ok, when it was dry, but wet????!!!! No way! I was totally stuck, half in and half out! lol Luckily, there were a bunch of us fresh from the pool and asked for help. Haven't worn it since! Maybe again someday!
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HOLLYM48 1/5/2013 10:11AM

    You are too funny! Thanks for the funny story, I enjoyed it while drinking my coffee this morning. I have never experienced that particular incident with a bra, but but on tops that were too tight and then trying to get out of them comes to mind!!
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TURNINGTABLES21 1/5/2013 9:23AM

  LOL! Great story! I for one have never liked bras in any way, shape, or form.

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MOMMY445 1/5/2013 8:23AM

    you made me laugh so much today! thanks so much!

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TRYINGHARD54 1/5/2013 8:17AM

    heck with it.. I just don't wear one......hehehe

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JIBBIE49 1/5/2013 7:51AM

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LEANMEAN2 1/5/2013 7:42AM

    This reminds me of a Phyllis Diller routine. She said when she put her bra on backwards - it fit better.

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MIMIDOT 1/5/2013 7:42AM

    Chuckling to myself! Thanks for starting my day with a smile! Great blog.

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BESSHAILE 1/5/2013 7:19AM

    yup yup yup - getting into a sports bra = 10 minutes of aerobic exercise and 10 of yoga LOL

Glad to see you got untangled. :D

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LUNABYRD 1/5/2013 6:49AM

    That is SOOO FUNNY - but true!! I've done that before! I think we should invent the "Sports Bra" workout. Cause I bet you burned about 200 calories!
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MIRFA71 1/5/2013 6:47AM

    emoticon you are right, putting on the sports bra is the beginning of a workout, kind of warmup emoticon

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SANDYCRANE 1/5/2013 6:36AM

    You had me from the Elastic Limits. At first I thought you were talking about stretch pants. But Oh, I do know the feeling. Especially on a very muggy day, it can be a real struggle. Keep up the good writing.

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OFGREENGABLES 1/5/2013 6:28AM

    sooo glad you didn't have to go to the front desk!

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RAINBOWCHOC 1/5/2013 6:01AM

    before long you will have that sports bra trained. You remember the advert about "65 machine washings"?


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NCSUE0514 1/5/2013 4:53AM

    OMG - I can SO relate, but I'm laughing too hard to express my sympathy properly!!!

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NEW-CAZ 1/5/2013 2:57AM

    Anne you create such a picture! Couldn't help but laugh with you at your predicament emoticon

Love Blackadder! Thanks for reminding me how good it was.

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LAURIETAIT 1/5/2013 2:54AM

    No it doesn't just happen to you. I completely identify with this problem. Thanks to you I now have a visual I can call up any time I need a good laugh.

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EABL81 1/4/2013 11:30PM

    LOL!!!! Men just can't know the troubles we have to go to sometimes to keep the girls in check.

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PCASEY7 1/4/2013 10:43PM

    You have such a way with words you had me in stitches! Don't think I'll be trying that wine anytime soon!

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DALID414 1/4/2013 10:38PM

    I think its a rite of passage emoticon

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KIPPER15 1/4/2013 10:15PM

    I got stuck in a store dressing room with my hands over my head. I thought I was going to have to go out and beg a sales person for help. Damp skin and sports bras are really a special challenge.! emoticon emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 1/4/2013 9:57PM

    Yes, well...
Had a good chuckle reading your missive.
Thankful it was Thee rather than me in your particular pickle.
What is the word on your plumbing problem? Sure hope they are not still saying next year... that is a far piece off.... last week it wasn't so very bad.
Keep writing.
Audra

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GOSPARK45 1/4/2013 9:29PM

    I think we've all had times like that. Usually from pulling on a blouse over your head and realizing it's too tight, but your arms are stuck and now you can't get it all the way on or take it back off. I know what you mean about panicking. Thank goodness it eventually works out!
Men just don't know what they're missing! Glad it all worked out. Still no heat, huh?

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MICKEYH 1/4/2013 9:01PM

    I do that bra twist all the time. Especially when I am in a hurry. And most of time just come out
The shower and my body has not dry completely, so this makes it terrible hard to fix my bra :(

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