Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Thanks, Trendy Tops!

I was feeling sort of sorry for myself just now, having spent the last fourteen hours suffering major digestive distress that's better not elaborated upon while feeling guilty about having to call in to work (especially because today was the next-to-the-last day before my week of vacation). I sat down to make some half-hearted post--I was actually going to re-run a post about a stomach situation from years past--but then, inspiration struck in the form of a commercial I could hear from the living room where Daughter-Only's boyfriend was watching TV.

Do you know about Trendy Tops? Trendy Tops are the top that's not! It's a T-shirt for your hips! The same way a camisole covers your chest, Trendy Tops covers your "waist and all the rest." Apparently, the purpose of this revolutionary band of fabric is to cover all the stuff your jeans and other shirt would cover, if they actually fit the way they're supposed to.

I will never understand fashion.

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  1. shouldn't they be trendy hips, then? who knows?
    hey, have a wonderful vacation!!!

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    1. I don't know why you would name something "Tops" and then put in your tagline that it's not a top. That was just the beginning of what was so baffling about this commercial to me.

      And thanks for the vacation wishes--no big plans other than NOT going to work, which seems like a pretty good deal at the moment. :)

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  2. Oh my word. I'm shuddering. However, I'm still wondering whether this counts as fashion, or just pain bad taste.

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    1. It's so funny that you say that because as soon as I hit publish, I thought the same thing! ;)

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  3. You may mock, but as one who suffers from chronic plumbers butt caused by ill-fitting jeans (it's a serious disorder and there really should be a support group), this is a fashion accessory I could really get behind. Or at least get on my behind. It's funny because it's true.

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    1. And have a wonderful vacation.

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    2. And I hope you feel better soon. Major digestive distress, much like plumber's butt, is no laughing matter.

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    3. It's funny you should mention plumber's butt. When the low-rise jeans started becoming more and more prevalent, and we began seeing more and more the backsides of women of all shapes and sizes, I commented to my then-boss, "Butt crack: it's not just for plumbers anymore." Heh.

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  4. @ S. Stauss- LOL. There are so many fashion trends I don't get. And then the ones I actually try, I get mocked for. Case in point: when I wore one of those loose-necked sweaters, Ian promptly emailed me this link: http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=fashion.
    Hope you feel better very soon, and that you have a wonderful vacation!

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    1. That link was hilarious--and mean--and, also, hilarious. I admit that as I read through the page, I was actually getting more and more terrified for what he was going to say about the loose-necked sweater thing so that by the time I got there and it was "Hello, my head is coming out of a giant vagina," it was actually a little bit of a relief.

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  5. I had a hard time getting a mental image of this fashion item until I read S Stauss post - oh, now I get it! I am surprised I have not seen evidence of this trend on the middle school campus! (unlike the very definite evidence of gastrointestinal distress which has made its presence known on several occasions on campus over the last week. Feel better soon!
    Vacation plans?

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    1. So far my plans consist entirely of luxuriating in not having to go to work. Have a few day trips planned, though, weather permitting.

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  6. If I don't get rid of this flub that I gained when my hormones went apeshit, I'm going to need a Trendy Tent.

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    1. Hmmm, you might be on to something there! I'm sure the Trendy Tops PR department would love to help you come with a low-budget commercial...

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  7. Wow, I was so curious I had to google it.....and then my son came in and said, "WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?" Um, Trendy Tops? I'm not going to buy it for myself. I'm just doing research. He remains skeptical.

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    1. Kids. They're so suspicious. ;)

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  8. I don't know too much about trendy tops. I do know a lot about never understanding fashion. That is a concept upon which I have a vise-like grip.

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    1. Stuff like this makes me a little glad I don't "get" fashion.

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  9. Really? I don't know much about fashion but I'll buy one if it holds my muffin top in. Feel better!

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    1. I loved that muffin tops were actually mentioned in the ad. ;)

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  10. I had to follow you since your daughter asked in a general conversation what a cock ring was. I can tell I won't be disappointed.

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    1. Welcome, Mary! I will stop by over at your place when I get a moment.

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  11. I've seen the commercial, and having a couple of 'hefty' sons, I've thought that it might prove helpful for them. What's worse than plumber's butt? Plumber's butt on your child.

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    1. Act now and get two Trendy Tops free (just pay extra processing!). ;)

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  12. I thought for sure you had invented Trendy Tops as a humorous spoof. When I watched the commercial and saw it was for real...? I keep thinking nothing will surprise me, but I am so wrong. Too funny, but I do get it with the way jeans are made nowadays. Luckily I can't see my own back view!

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    1. When I first heard the commercial (from the other room), I thought it was a spoof! I even asked my daughter's boyfriend if it was some kind of sketch on the show he was watching. And I'm with you on the way jeans are made--I guess to me, the fact that this product actually serves a real purpose is really the disturbing part and an indication that maybe the jeans people need to take a look at the horrible act they are perpetrating on the American public.

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  13. P.S. Hope the tummy troubles are in the past, and have a lovely vacation!

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    1. Thanks, Melanie. I'm feeling much better and looking forward to a whole lotta "nothing." (I've found a get a surprising amount done when I set out to do nothing.)

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  14. YAY! You're on vacation! Just the kind of vacation I love. Enjoy yourself!

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  15. So sad... While watching the commercial I thought

    1) They want people to PAY for this? I could just cut off one of my own shirts!

    2) Hmmm.... I could cut off one of my own shirts....

    I know! But I like things long and gosh darn it, some things just aren't long enough! (Oh gosh. I'm tired. And in re-reading that, boy does that sound pornographic! :oO )

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