Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How to look good in yoga pants; more 50 cent words and other random nonsense....

Bless me Blogger for i have sinned, it's been two weeks since my last blog post!

The BEST pair of underpants ever for hiding VPL (visible panty line) while wearing yoga pants.

1. About those underpants: I don't know about y'all but i could never wear a thong. And going commando while wearing yoga pants just seems gross. But these work. I went to Nordstrom and bought six pair and i think i am going to go back and get 3 more. They really do not show the underpants line! They are called TC Edge. And you can find them at Nordstrom or They are made by Cupid Intimates. They cover your whole butt and don't ride up! (They cost $18 a piece, or 3 for $39.)

2. Re: The word underpants. Some words i really hate and i found out i'm not alone, i forget where i recently read this, but it might have been Huffington Post. I have always detested the word panties!  In addition, i hate these words too: 
  • hubby 
  • ointment
  • cigarette
  • pedagogy
  • rigorous

2. 50 Cent Words: I finished reading the book We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves last week. Again this is a book with a tortuous vocabulary. (Oddly enough for a person who loves to write, my vocabulary is so elementary that i actually found the word 'tortuous' by thesaurasing the word 'difficult'.) Here are the words: 
  • insouciance
  • inchoate
  • reconnoiter
  • seduously
  • diegesis
  • ithyphallic

3. Here is a good quote from that same book:
"When there is an invisible elephant in the room, one is from time to time bound to trip over a trunk." 

4. My new favorite commercial is the Geico one with the teenagers and the horror movie. Where the girl says 'why don't we leave in the running car?' and they guy says 'Are you stupid? Let's hide in the shed with the chainsaws.' 

5. Renee Zellweger : I am somewhat embarrassed to admit to checking out Trending Topics on Facebook, and this one is a doozy. (I even called up louie to see if she had seen it.) Renee doesn't look terrible, she just looks like a totally different person. How did she do that and why? (I think she got rid of her squinty eyes and did something to change the shape of her face.) My husband's celebrity crush was on her and when i showed him her new look he was quite disappointed. I think she looks like a generic beauty now and that's too bad. 

6. My celebrity crush: Bradley Cooper. I've written about him on my blog before. He was so adorable on Jimmy Fallon's show earlier this week when they both started cracking up while talking about The Elephant Man which is of course a serious play (starring Cooper). Sometimes you see a celebrity and just know you would love to go out and knock back chardonnays with them in real life. People like Bradley, also Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep come to mind. 

7. Celebrity Non-Crushes: I don't think i would like the following people in real life: 
Robert DeNiro
Barbra Streisand
Scarlett Johannsen
Christina Aguilara
John Mayer
Anyone who starred in the Twilight movies 

OK, i'm probably over my 500 word count. Why don't you come and add your least favorite words and celebrity non-crushes! AND any product endorsements! 

Notes for Me:                                           
Sunrise: 7:38 am
Sunset:  6:11 pm (We have lost 47 minutes of daylight in two weeks). 
Longest Run: 43 minutes 
What I'm procrastinating about: Sending a sympathy card, making a dental appointment.
What I'm looking forward to: Going to Jazzbones and listening to blues this weekend with friends!
Word Count: about 535 (not counting notes) 
What i hope for: That my brothers get jobs soon!
In the News: Ebola (still);  Percy Harvin getting traded from the Seahawks; Renee Zellweger. 


jojo cucina cucina said...

Also in the news, the shooting in Ottawa Canada where a soldier was killed.

jojo cucina cucina said...

i wrote that i bought 'six pair' of underpants and that does not seem correct to me. Is it 'six pairs'? and if that is so, then wouldn't that mean i bought 12 individual underpants. I never thought about this before but is it called a pair of pants because they have two legs?

jojo cucina cucina said...

Besides helping my brother Troy with his resume and a cover letter for a new job he is applying for i have recorded the Property Brothers marathon on HG TV today and have gone back to review ONLY the reveal at the end where they show how they remodeled, because that is all i really care about. Mostly i hate the people who are all angsty and adding all kinds of new stuff to Jonathan's work.

jojo cucina cucina said...

Damn ... Another school shooting. This one closer to home in Marysville at Pilchuck HS. :(

louielouie said...

Off the top of my head, my least favorite words:

wound (as in flesh wound)
flesh (as in flesh wound)

I agree with you Jo on underpants and panties
pedagogy and metacognition also bug me

jojo cucina cucina said...

I don't even know the word metacognition so you get points for putting up an icky 50 cent word! I also hate the word 'paradigm' too.

i don't mind the word 'hummus' even as it's not my favorite thing to eat. What's wrong with 'condolence'? i like how it sounds. I'm not crazy about the word 'plethora'.

jojo cucina cucina said...

paradigm and pedagogy and rigorous are words i hated when i was working in the union. Overused to the point of feeling cliche. BTW, 'cliche' is a word i like.

pearl said...

When I am reaching for my yoga pants, 'looking good" is not front of mind...

I love that commercial, too. Getting sick to death of the Rob Lowe ones.

I love words. Can't thing of one I don't like at the moment. Ones that make me crazy are the ones that mean one thing in America and a totally different thing in the UK. I've gotten mocked for "inappropriate" use of pants, for instance. Here - they mean, well, pants. There - they mean underwear. Seriously?! And you don't even WANT to know what fanny means over there. But here - a less offensive word for butt. There...very offensive. They're just weird...

jojo cucina cucina said...

i didn't know that about the UK and 'pants' but i had to get used to tops being called 'jumpers' when ordering from Boden, which is a British company.

Actually nobody but supermodels look really good in yoga pants. But i do love them for not having a drawstring!

jojo cucina cucina said...

hahaha! I looked up fanny and know what it means in the UK now! I never knew!

louielouie said...

Jo, you have to change this blog!!

I can't bear to see those leopard underpants anymore.

I can't believe you wear them, even with yoga pants.

2. I also can't believe you don't hate "flesh wound".

3. I also can't believe I had to hear about the Bruce Jenner thing by watching Wendy Williams.

4. I also can't believe I didn't know about the Honey Boo Boo controversy; where have I been?

5. I also can't believe the UK definition of fanny. Don't think I can quit using it though....

jojo cucina cucina said...

You don't like that photo of me posing with my no VPL underpants?

jojo cucina cucina said...

Normally I change this on Wednesdays when Brian has band practice but I babysat for Baby Brady tonight because it was his momma' birthday.

jojo cucina cucina said...

I knew about Bruce Jenner looking like and maybe becoming a woman but had not heard about Honey BooBoo. Do I need to know about that controversy? I think so ! BTW I am not trying to bump comments ... But once I scroll up to re-read the comments it freezes my iPad so I have to start a new one to finish what I was saying.

jojo cucina cucina said...

Today my hairdresser said that she has some clients whose hair " literally grows at the speed of lightning". I didn't correct her.

pearl said...

I wouldn't correct her either. I would, however, try to book an appointment for the next time the lightning clients are in...must be a sight to see!

The 'fanny' thing is painfully true. I was called out by my SD - the pseudoScot (though she has actually obtained UK citizenship now) - after a conversation I'd had with her then-future MIL. I though using 'fanny' instead of ass was delicate on my part. The look of horror on both their faces proved otherwise.

When I first saw the title of this post, it thought you might be rapping...'50 cent words'

jojo cucina cucina said...

hahahaha pearl! I would definitely like to see that. speed of lightning cracked me up too.

re: 50 cent words: i would LOVE to see those words in a rap by 'Fiddy Cent'. One of the things i love about reading books on an iPad is the ability to look them up immediately AND to highlight them so i can post them on this blog! Not that i will be using them in regular conversation, for one thing i can't remember what those words mean already.

Re: 'fanny'. Is there a problem using 'booty' instead? I had no idea that Fanny had that meaning in the UK. I wonder if Kylee's French friend Fanny knows this?

jojo cucina cucina said...

If only i had 100% immediate retention for absolutely everything i read i could sound so smart! I can't even remember if i ran on Tuesday so i'm trying to decide if i need to run today!

jojo cucina cucina said...

What i love about that commercial i put up is at the end where the 'killer' gives that exasperated look. It's great acting for a small few seconds. I am tired of the Rob Lowe commercials too. They're dumb. And i'm tired of the Progressive chick. I miss the Mahem ads. In our area Hawks QB Russell Wilson is great in the Alaska Air commercials. And this one probably doesn't register with many people but i really like the "Jake from State Farm" commercials where the husband is calling his agent at 3 in the morning and the wife thinks he is talking to a woman and she asks him what he is wearing and his says "uhh...khakis". I never get tired of it! I love that actors can really show their chops in a 30 second ad like that.

jojo cucina cucina said...

pearl, this is funny. Today in cruising for stuff about SuperPacs and haircuts for women over 50 I found this link:

It was one of those little story links on the side entitled: "One Thing Americans Should Never Say to British People". Of course i know now because of you. How funny because Americans wear fanny packs (NOT ME!) and refer to them as fanny packs. They refer to them as "Bum packs". At least i THINK that is what they were saying! hahaha.

jojo cucina cucina said...

I was gonna change this blog tonight but got busy with Throwback Thursday album postings on Facebook. I love how when you put up a photo every time you look again you have about 8 documentations, even if only a half hour went by. I think i will work on this tomorrow for Halloween night since we will be staying home giving out gobs of candy. We only get at the most 20 kids, but i always buy that big Costco size bag of candy.

jojo cucina cucina said...

ok, tomorrow for sure i'm going to change this up , even if i just have to blog about what i dreamt last night!