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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Underwear Post

I got tagged by the lovely Donna Weaver for this silly meme. Usually I’m really bad about passing these things on, but when Donna popped up in my comments and asked, “Are you gonna play?” I decided to get on board. Plus, it has to do with underwear—something that I tout the merits of on a daily basis with my two-year-old. “Don’t you want to wear underwear instead of diapers? Isn’t underwear so cool?” I had to put my money where my mouth is, so here goes:

1. What do you call your panties / underwear / undergarments? Do you have any commonly used nicknames for them?
I call them undies. I wish I would call them “unmentionables,” because that’s one of the silliest words out there. Say it five times out loud and you’ll sense the irony.

2. Have you ever had that supposedly common dream of being in a crowded place in only your underwear?
Nope, not that I remember. I’m probably more likely to have dreams about male movie stars in their underwear (sorry hubby!).

3. What is the worst thing you can think of to make panties out of?
Twizzlers. On a hot, squishy day.

4. If you were a pair of panties, what color would you be, and WHY?
Rainbow, because I don’t think anyone should be stuck in one color scheme, even if that someone is a pair of underwear.

5. Have you ever thrown your panties/underwear at a rock star or other celebrity? If so, which one(s)? If not, which one(s) WOULD you throw your panties/underwear at, given the opportunity?
Hmm. I feel like throwing any underwear that’s not fresh and never-been-used would be more of an insult than a compliment. And if I was insulting someone, I’d probably go with something unexpected like a big wad of Icy-Hot goo. I can’t think of anyone who deserves that right now—sorry!

6. You’re out of clean panties. What do you do?
It depends where I am. Once I was in the wilderness for almost 60 days in a row. If you think I packed in that much underwear or did laundry on a daily basis, you’re mistaken. My mother used to say something about accessories that applies here: When in doubt, do without.

7. Are you old enough to remember Underoos? If so, did you have any? Which ones?
I never had any :(

8. If you could have any message printed on your panties, what would it be?
Go read a book instead of my underwear.

9. How many bloggers does it take to put panties on a goat?
Dear Lord, have our levels of procrastination regarding our writing come to the point that we’re putting panties on goats instead of working on revisions? Shame on us :)

Now I get to pick a few folks to participate:
Jen Daiker~Hilarious writer of all things chick lit.
Matt MacNish~ Because if he participates, it’ll mean he has to answer a question about putting panties on a goat.
Michelle Merrill~ Because she's awesome and has wicked cool eye make-up.
Lisa Gail Green~Because she's awesome and hilarious too!
Jeigh~Because she's super funny and wrote a post about a restaurant called The Pie Hole.

See you on Friday!


  1. This. Was. Hilarious. :D I call underwear "undies" too! :)

  2. rofl That picture of the rhino just ...

    I'm speechless.

  3. I'm just going to do this here, because while I would LOVE to get in on this on my blog, I'm probably just going to forget.

    1) I call my panties boxers, or draws, which is gangster for "drawers," but I wish I called them smallclothes, like George R.R. Martin does in A Song of Ice and Fire.

    2) Hah! That's almost my exact answer. Not that I remember.

    3) Hair.

    4) Black, because I'm sophisticated.

    5) I'm not sure men throwing their underwear at rock stars is quite the same message as a woman doing it, but if I could, I would throw my draws at Gwen Stefani.

    6) Lumberjack.

    7) I remember them well, but I can't remember if I had any.

    8) Lucky you!

    9) Just one creative writer.

    I love it that I'm the only dude you tagged! I do have an open mind.

  4. ha! this was like a bonus undie post because i got to read matt's answers as well!
    you silly people!

  5. Wow! I've never seen this meme before. Thanks for sharing. I'm honored to be chosen:) I'm not sure my panties are as cool as my eye make up... But your #8 is my favorite.

  6. Okay I'll do what Matt did!! I'm a copycat :P

    1. I call them undies too. I feel so boring now.
    2. School. Always school. Go ahead and psychoanalyze me.
    3. Tar for obvious reasons
    4. If I were a pair of underwear I'd kill myself. Oh wait. That's impossible, isn't it?
    5. No. But because of a conversation over breakfast at the conference (scary I know) I would totally throw (clean ones) at Mike Jung to show my support when his book comes out. *cough*
    6. Go buy new ones. Because I HATE LAUNDRY.
    7. No underoos. But if I did, they would have totally been Super Girl.
    8. I don't think I can top yours. That's not the saying. That's referring to your answer...
    9. 42 because that's the answer to life the universe and everything.

  7. Ok...this is funny. I wear my husban'd boxers sometimes. They're great at night, but not so much during the day.

  8. I've seen bras on cars, but never thongs.

    I call them undies too. This meme is funny!

  9. Hey, thanks for the shoutout! Now to see if I can stop blushing long enough to post my answers :)

  10. I loved your mom's advice about accessories but really I loved how you applied to the question at hand :) :) :) oh, and "go read a book instead of my underwear" -- awesome!!!

  11. ps. I'm so glad you didn't tag me, via your response to #9. On the other hand, serious writers do need to lighten up from time to time!!!

  12. Haha! What a fun post. I'm glad you accepted the challenge. I love your answer to #8 the most. And those photos are a crackup!

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