"The more I dug, the messier this thing kept getting. If Morgan was vindicated, doom. If Morgan wasn't vindicated, doom. Doom, doom and doom. Damn. My headache started coming on again. How was I supposed to do the right thing when there wasn't a right thing?"-Harry Dresden
I have read all the currently available Harry Dresden novels. There's 16 as far as I know. And I'm sad.
I want more!! So I'm watching the old TV series that only ran for one season. The stories aren't the same as the books, but I can handle the differences. and Paul Blackthorne, who plays Harry Dresden, is rather cute.
I read in the Saturday paper last weekend that Heidi Klum is taking Elle MacPherson's place designing underwear for the Bendon range.
Her photo was in the article, a very lovely body dressed in bra and knickers, 41 years old, mother of four.
I was briefly jealous, but then remembered that at 41, I also had a decent figure still. And four kids.
Heidi Klum is also quite a bit taller than me, so looking good is easier for her. Let's face it, long lean limbs look slimmer than short lean limbs. If my 41 year old body had suddenly stretched about 8 inches taller, I'd have looked pretty good.
Heidi's body is not the point of this story, however.
Within the article were some of her ideas on new designs. Bras were discussed. Lower the cups a little she suggests. Show more skin!
Not at my age and size thanks very much.
Then she suggested that straps be moved a little more to the sides and this is where I have a problem.
As far as I'm concerned straps are already too far to the sides.
The damn things keep sliding off my shoulders! I spend more minutes per day than I'd like, reaching inside my sleeve and hoisting that strap back where it should be.
Shorten the straps you say?
I've done that to the point they can't be shortened any more and if I could shorten them more my boobs would be hoisted right up under my chin! That's not a good look on anyone.
Heidi's suggestions are for the pretty, lacy fashion range of underwear, not the old-lady, "support them so they don't jiggle like jellies or hang at waist level" range that I wear.
So maybe I shouldn't worry so much. Yet.
But if that idea catches on and all bra manufacturers move straps a little more to the side, all of us who are a certain age or size could find ourselves with very limited options when shopping for underwear. Or should I say even more limited options.
I know one thing for sure. Next time I'm bra shopping, I'll have to try on a lot more styles and brands to find a comfortable fit.
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