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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A NEW HOME FOR DA GIRLS

I don't enjoy shopping; never have, never will...and you do know about me if you've been with me for a while.  Where we live, you either shop online or make a trip to da Soo...and there aren't too many choices of stores once you get to da Soo...especially not for decent shoes and proper fitting bras.  So, normally I order online (what DID we do before this way of life??) which normally involves returning things and re-ordering a different size.  Sometimes this can go on for weeks at a time before I FINALLY get the right fit on either the shoes or bras.

These are the two items of clothing in particular that I HATE having to buy or replace....shoes and bras.

Before you get a bra, there are certain things that a woman is supposed to know in order to get a proper fit....notice I didn't say a COMFORTABLE fit.


1. Get fitted by a certified bra specialist. WHO KNEW??? WONDER IF THAT IS A NEW LINE OF WORK? ARE CBS’s ABLE TO DRAW UNEMPLOYMENT?? SUPPOSE THERE ARE ANY OF THOSE JOBS IN DA U.P??  WHAT DOES A CBS PUT ON HIS OR HER RESUME??



2. To make sure that the bra fits properly, take note of the band size. OK, SO THE BRA FITS PROPERLY, BUT WHO CARES HOW MANY ARE IN THE BAND??? IS THERE A LEADER OF THE BAND??


3. The center tab of the bra should lie flush against the chest wall. IS THIS ABOUT THE 2 DEGREES OF SEPARATION?


4. The breast tissue needs to be contained inside the bra cup. No spillage, no double bubbling and no puckering (which means that the cup is too big). IN OTHER WORDS, YOU DON’T WANT YOUR CUP TO RUNNETH OVER.


5. Showing your bra straps is NOT acceptable! BUT SHOWING A LOT OF CLEAVAGE IS ACCEPTABLE!

6. If you find a bra brand that fits and it's comfortable, chances are their other styles will fit you as well. NO, THE REAL CHANCES ARE THAT YOU BETTER BUY TWO DOZEN OF THEM BECAUSE I CAN GUARANTEE YOU, THE NEXT TIME YOU WANT THIS SAME BRA, IT WILL BE OUT OF PRODUCTION AND REPLACED BY SOMETHING ELSE.

7. If you are looking to streamline or reduce the appearance of your bustline, then a minimizer is the bra for you. YEP, EVERY WOMAN I KNOW WANTS TO STREAMLINE THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM LOOK SMALLER (YEA, RIGHT!)



8. If you need to enhance your bustline, a push-up bra will give you a naturally fuller look. AND STANDING ON YOUR HEAD WILL SHIFT EVERYTHING TO THE RIGHT LOCATION.



9. Bras have many different functions. Whether you want to lift, shape, minimize or maximize- there is a bra for you. IN REGARDS TO THE MANY DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS, DON’T FORGET JETHRO BODINE USING ELLY MAY’S BRA FOR A DOUBLE BARRELLED SLING SHOT! I HAVE ALSO SEEN THEM USED AS AN ORNAMENT ACROSS THE FRONT OF A CHROME BUMPER. DOGS HAVE USED THEM FOR A GAME OF TUG OF WAR. LOTS OF THINGS CAN BE DONE WITH A BRA.

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:54 PM

    I AM with you! I hate shopping for bras and shoes!!! And yes, get a dozen of whatever it is that you like that fits well and is hopefully comfy!!!

    Tracy

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  2. Anonymous12:51 AM

    Nope, can't say as I care for bra shopping either.....although in my younger days, oops this in mixed company....LOL

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  3. Gary H.12:54 AM

    That second anonymous is Gary H.

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  4. Anonymous6:17 AM

    Number 6 is sooooo true!!

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  5. Anonymous's....So you can all relate!! Even the 2nd Anonymous who doesn't want to go into details in mixed company...oh, come on Gary...tell us!!! HA!

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  6. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Amen to #6!

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  7. Gary H.2:35 PM

    Used to be REAL handy at undoing those things....LOL

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  8. Anonymous, # 6 seems to be THE one!

    Gary, then they invented the ones that fasten in front....

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  9. I agree with you Cathy, bra shopping is about as fun as going to the dentist. And, don't forget the gymnastics one does to put ON the suckers (unless they are front hooked ones, in which case you can still dislocate a shoulder trying to catch the arm hole like a lasso!) But with a back hook bra, you gotta flip it and make sure it isn't inside-out, whip it around (giving yourself self-mutilating chest cuts like paper cuts) and hook it and then lean down towards the floor to let the girls fall into their cribs and then (without throwing your back out) quickly snap to attention in the upright position. Those men don't know what they are missing!

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  10. Retired One...good description. I went back to the front clasp bras when I had my rotator cuff and bicep repaired 5 years ago...and I still stay with them!

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