Friday, December 01, 2006

Friday Thoughts

1) Being a woman can be the ultimate bitch. The word ‘bitch’ does, conveniently refer to a woman of angst, after all. That Time Of The Month cramps left me crippled and doubled over last night, in pain, until The Ant offered me Myprodol – prescription medicine of the Gods.
As a result, I decided not to go to work today.

I am going to dowse myself with pills, visit the doctor in light of getting onto the contraceptive patch (oh God, contraceptives again), and feel sorry for myself in bed alone.
Superb. No seriously. Lying in a semi-comatic state, free of pain, and washed out on Myprodol is better than excruciating cramps.

Also.
2) Thank God it’s Friday
3) Thank God it’s Friday
4) Sourcing 1 x gold bikini from the back pages of the Elle was one helluva an issue. I had to phone around 9 numbers just to find out who the agent was. The shop at which it is sold is in Cape Town, the agent is AWOL, but she suggested I phone various shops in Eastgate and Sandton to find it. Still, alas. And trust me, this gold bikini has my name written all over it.
(Perhaps not today as such….but generally. I will ignite the beaches of Cape Town and Knysna these holidays with a glaringly gold bikini. I shall feel like a goddess.)

Right. I’m in so much pain right now. It’s seldom I feel so ill when the painters are in.
It totally blows.

26 comments:

Daytripper said...

Aren't gold bikini's for women a bit like white speedo's for men: A serious fucken no no?

boldly benny said...

Nope sorry daytripper - this season they are a serious fuckin' yes please. I think the female equivalent of white speedo would be the stikini - you know the stickers instead of the regular bikini top and generally worn by women who have the mudflap variety of bosoms.
Peas, I just bought myself a bronze bikini - persevere for that metallic bikini. Do you know anyone in Cape Town because the raisins factory shop in maitland has serious rockin' bikinis (most of them are usually samples and one-of-a-kind!)

Daytripper said...

Boldly: how do I know you just don't have appaling taste as well... you just bought a bronze one after all!
And just having the bod to fill something pleasingly doesn't make it cool after all!

Antoine said...

You gotta love ANYTHING that makes people sit up and stare. It is a bit like my glitterball shirt that I wear when I am feeling like pissing people off

*chuckle*

(Cramps?) God is a man!!

Nic said...

I am sorry Peas, would love to say that I know how you feel but I don't and probably never will (being a man and all - stupid men!). But at least it's a day off and at least contraceptive = sex, which in my opinion is kinda worth it (You and I seem to banter about sex quite frequently!).

Michelle said...

One word Peas - CHOCOLATE, and lots of it (preferably Myprodal flavoured/infused).. :-)

kyknoord said...

Do you have a pair of mirror shades to go with your bikini-in-potentia?

other-duke said...

I can't begin to understand what you're going through, but I hope you get better. Gotta love those Mypes.

Did you say Cape Town!?

Anonymous said...

If certain people (no names mentioned) don't know that gold bikini's are a must-have this season then I seriously suggest that he/she needs to crawl of whatever cave he/she resides in. You go Peas - I'm sure you'll be dazzling everyone on the beaches with that hot bikini!x

Kate said...

at least the pill should reduce future icky period pains...shame, love, feel better!

Daedalus said...

Ertjie,
Hehehe... *Gold* Bikini? :)

boldly benny said...

Daytripper, while I acknowledge that taste is subjective I do think that I am on the pulse of global trends because I write for several fashion magazines including a fashion trade publication and it is one area that I am constantly researching.
I am involved in trend forecasting and serve as an advisory on fashion councils. I have also helped young designers develop their own collections.
I do think that a sense of fashion should not be reserved to barking to trends but developing a personal style which is largely based on knowing what suits your body and your personality. So, regardless of the fact that metallic has made a huge return in fashion – riding on the coat tails of the “return to 80s” that hit fashion four years ago – Peas has the personality to pull off a gold bikini and this was why I encouraged her search for one.
While I have a fashion background, I don’t think I am the be-all and end-all of fashion and I acknowledge that my personal taste may not be everyone’s cup of tea and yes, you might find it appalling, I don’t think it can be all bad since I have styled and merchandised for ramp and photographic shoots. But I am always open to constructive criticism and believe that I can never stop learning.

Daytripper said...

Boldly Benny: I have three words for you: Tongue in cheek!
I wear black. All the time. What i know about fashion is dangerous.
I'm old and crotchety and have a weird sense of humour....
And while I know I should bow to your super duper trend related superior knoweldge, I still think gold bikini's are the femle equivelant of white speedo's, no matter the personality of the wearer!

Oh, and that goes for you too annonymous!

Daedalus said...

Daytripper
Hahahah! *you old fart you*... what does that make me then? ;) I agree on the gold bikini thing :)

Anonymous said...

Daytripper: everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I think you should have stopped your sentence at "old and crochety". Go bore another blog with your incessant ramblings!

other-duke said...

this is no fun without her chirping back...

Peas, if you're alive, say something

Daedalus said...

*Daedalus ducks as war on peas becomes imminent

Revolving Credit said...

If you can find the bikini, just get a can of gold spray paint and body paint one on.

Champagne Heathen said...

Is spray paint waterproof?

(I'll start the fight...who is this dodgy anon picking on Daytripper?!?)

harry said...

Peas, have to ask - how much of this pain is caused by period cramps and what portion is the result of too mcu alcohol at yesterdays staff party?

Id the period masking a hangover?

harry said...

Daytripper - you seem to have had some traumatic white Speedo experience. That must be why you are so vehemently against these.

Question, in earlier years or a former life, did Daytripper spend some time as DayStripper?

boldly benny said...

Daytripper I'm just glad that we're in agreement that you need to bow to me! *winks* just kidding, have a good weekend. I'm over this Friday and need the weekend to roll on.

Kate said...

How can there be 22 comments and not even a single star wars - gold bikin chirp?

Shameful, folks! Where is your cultural reference?

;)

Urk said...

on the movie vibe...only goldmembers belong in golden swimwear

dormerportal said...

am feeling your pain peas. Just gone on mini pill and the ructions that are occuring in my innards are less than a joy to behold. My angelic b/f was interested in your post, cos he has actually eaten peas on toast - which i never. there's always something new to contend with or embrace, eh? x

Peas on Toast said...

Hi chaps!

Thanks for your comments and interesting banter here on Friday - I was man down and far, far away from any computer...but I just have to say: I'm still on the mission for 1 x gold blinkini! :)