Thursday, July 3, 2014

Questions about Bras + 4 Things

1. So I need to buy a new bra (TMI?), and I'm in a bit of a conundrum over the whole process. About 7 or 8 years ago, I went into a Victoria's Secret to get a bra fitting. When the woman was doing the fitting, she took my band size and added five inches to it, then subtracted that number from the number she got from measuring around my bust. Then she proceeded to tell me, "Well, good luck finding something---you're apparently in between two band sizes and two cup sizes, so you might have a tricky time finding anything." True story. So here I've been, all these years later, thinking I'm between all these sizes and that's the reason my bras don't fit well and yada yada yada.

Well, while doing some informal Internet research, I seem to be finding that there are two ways to do a bra fitting---the first way (which I had done at Victoria's Secret, where five inches are added to the measurement taken under your bust), and the second way, where that same measurement is converted straight over to be your band size, and the difference is then taken from that non-added-upon number to get your cup size.

You wanna know why I'm so perplexed?

Because between the two methods, my cup sizes are FIVE SIZES DIFFERENT!

Now, someone please who knows something about this matter tell me which method is the correct method?

2. In other news, I'm finally going into get my hair cut/colored today. It's only been, let's see, SEVEN MONTHS. Unfortunately for all you readers hoping for pics of a drastic change, I'm getting the exact same color/cut I did last time, which is the first time that has happened in the history of ever. What can I say? It took me twenty-seven years to hit upon my perfect haircut/color, and I'm not about to go crazy and change it now!

3. I finally broke down and bought The Fault in our Stars so I could see what all the hype is about already (and I solidly refuse to see the movie on that one until I've read the book). Of course, from the movie trailer and the little whispers about the book and movie across the World Wide Web here, I pretty much already know what happens. I'm hoping it's still worth reading though?

Have you read the book or seen the movie? And tell me---will I cry during both? And how much? Because me and ugly sobbing in a darkened movie theater is just that = ugly.

4. Next week, we're going on my first camping trip with my family in memory (although apparently my family used to go all the time, but when I was born, it just got to be too much or something). I've never been a huge fan of camping (mostly because I am unable to sleep in a tent), but I'm excited for this one. The thing about camping is that I never really look forward to getting all grungy and going all wild out in nature, but afterwards, I'm always, ALWAYS glad that I've gone (and I think about how I should go more often). It's a love/hate thing I guess.

But here's the real question----Matt and I are in charge of planning a breakfast for 20 people that can be made over a fire or with a Dutch oven, so...what should we do? Come on, all you campers--help a girl out here!

5. We have box elder bugs everywhere outside our new place here, and it's the only blemish on an otherwise ideal apartment for us. Seriously though, these bugs are killing me---I have stopped taking trips outside that are not absolutely necessary because I'm always dive-bombed by at least 4 or 5 of the little suckers. And we have tried getting rid of them with Raid Max (which killed several hundred of them because I sprayed them directly, and they now lay in a massacred heap all over our porch and front steps), but they just keep coming back! I pretty much hate them.

And that's five things, folks! I won't be back posting until next week most likely (due to the holiday), so I hope your Independence Day (if you're celebrating it) is safe from rogue fireworks (unlike mine last year) and full of lots and lots of barbecue food.

Happy long weekend to everyone!


  1. I have a love/hate relationship with camping too. The hate part tends to stem from the pre-camp work and especially the post-camp work cleaning everything and putting it all away. But camping itself is something I love. Our favorite breakfast to do is breakfast burritos. They can be made before hand, wrapped in tin foil and just warmed over the fire, but with so many people you may want to cook everything in skillets/dutch ovens and just have people serve themselves. We do crumbled sausage, scrambled eggs (egg-beaters are super easy to transport while camping), and hashbrowns with peppers (frozen are definitely easiest), cheese, and salsa. Oh and burrito-size tortilla shells. So easy to cook and taste amazing.

    1. That sounds delicious! My husband had mentioned that as an idea, but I had no idea how to go about it. This gives me exactly what I need--thanks a ton!

  2. Torrie it good until college to figure out my right bra size. I would not go to Victoria's secret. Just go to a department store and the key is going up in a cup size bit staying low in your band size. Also you should go camping with me and Sam. Serving that we do for breakfast is when camping that we love is to get a bunch of really good bagels, like from einsteins and toast them over the fire. Then we do lil smokies that people can roast or little sausages. We bring oatmeal packets and hot chocolate too. We love it! It is fun to roast things and it is a hot breakfast with virtually no mess. We have done it about 3 times now and it has become our go to camping breakfast. If you need to borrow anything from us we have quite the collection of calming gear now.

  3. Eggs in a bag... always a winner!

    Suggestions... use freezer bags, write names on the bag and you can break and squish the eggs in the bag, no need to use a bowl......

  4. So, I left this huge comment but something happened and it didn't show up. I would say get fitted for a bra again. I like to go to Lace by Louise, I think they have one in Bountiful. Usually your band size is a lot smaller than you think and your cup size a lot bigger. I try to avoid cooking as much as possible when camping because it takes forever and makes a mess. For breakfast, I like yogurt with granola and fruit and bagels. If you really want a hot breakfast, I think the breakfast burritos idea is great, but I would definitely pre-make them and then just throw them in the fire to heat them. Or if it will have to sit for a few days before eating, at the very least I would pre-cook the meat and then freeze it and it should be all thawed out in the cooler by the time you need to use it. As a personal rule, I never bring raw meat camping.

  5. I'd say go to a real store that does bra fittings, I think that lace by Louise place in bountiful does them. I've been wanting to get a real fitting for a while. They'll help you find the perfect bras for your shape, not just your size. Also, gap body has waaaaay better bras than Victoria secret. I have a real expensive bra from vs, but I infinitely love my gap body bras I got 40% off for like $11. I love the perfect t shirt and the demi bras from there. Also, I think it's lame your ex's got mad. I looooved your post. It's hard personal posts like that when people you know read it. It's hard getting the right amount of vagueness, but keeping the personal stuff in there.


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