This is what you get to look like when you swim in the everlasting pool
Imagine me somewhere here eating in someone's backyard.
We don't have sea views but thought you'd like see this anyway
Bikinis are out for me - It's a health and safety issue at this stage - though many, many of my friends in the US still wear them - and I say good on you!
The lady said tankinis are the least flattering of swimwear - all that additional material creates a larger waist, not a smaller one - but still the most popular because comfy. Cover-ups are also tricky - I don't like them too low or too short. Realised what I was looking for was a burka made by Trina Turk. I love the floaty ones, but they look TMM - too much material - on me. These were the finalists for the swimsuits.
And the cover-ups - none of which have much hanger - or draped on the bed - appeal. The green and the white went to Tallulah - they didn't suit me.
I picked the stretch cover-up pants and the blue ziggy dressy thing. I know: buying three swimsuits is excessive but now I am set until the end of my days. Saving money all the time, that's me. Justification Hotline? Yes, it's me here, Jody.
I couldn't pull these off, but some of you could.
I am meeting my parents in Rarotonga and I'm taking just two kids as carry-on. I'm taking these tried and true books and they are bringing me some. I never knew about Hilary Mantel - how was that possible - until I saw her on GSL's blog. (Thanks for introducing me - she is one of the best writers I ever read!) Girl On A Train is up-all-night good. A great premise - a young woman travels on the commuter train into London - where you can see into people's backyard and one day spots something very disturbing. Bristol House, a monk spooky-possums mystery is a must for anglophiles. Stephen King's On Writing is great even if you don't aspire to write the next Girl On A Train or whatever. Steve is very scathing about writing courses and basically says sit down on your arse and write - which he has done all-day everyday even when he was a cocaine addict and he had to stuff toilet paper up his nose to stop the blood dripping onto his typewriter. Heck.
|Books I'm taking Mum and Dad|
The other two kids are going on college tours. The hubstar is taking the eldest around some colleges in Indiana. Unfortunately the state just passed a law which basically allows businesses to discriminate against gay people - can you believe that? Indiana -ians - please rise up and squash this!
Just in the nick of time, my brother-in-law send some hats for them to wear. They're from his sports team that plays in the Denver Gay and Lesbian Flag Football League. I look goofy in hats, but these are pretty nifty don't you think?
|The official hats for the Denver Gay and Lesbian Flag Football League|
See you later alligator. Until we meet again in someone's backyard for some roasted pork and hibiscus cocktails.