Saturday, June 9, 2007

She wore an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weenie...

Okay, so it's not yellow polka dot (it's blue), but I bought my first bikini last night. Target had a bunch on clearance, and I decided I'd like a new bathing suit since Derrick's going to take me to Greece in October. The last swimsuit I bought was a blue plaid I bought from (C)Ross Dress for Less while I was at tech, so it's pretty old. Still in good condition, but old. This one was less than $10 for both pieces (yeah clearance!), so I spent about $21 for the swimsuit, 35 lb of cat litter, and a pack of gum.

I've never had a bikini before--growing up Mormon, two-piece swimsuits in general were pretty well outlawed, and even once I stopped going to church in college I was pretty self-conscious about my appearance. I'm short, and short-waisted to boot, so I've had a belly ever since adolescence, even when I was really skinny. I'm to a point now where I'm not sure I care anymore. Not that I'm proud of my little belly pooch, but I'm kind of realizing this is the best my body is probably ever going to look and I shouldn't be ashamed of it.

Oh, and in potentially good sea monkies news, my Dunaliella cultures arrived, so I can start growing labeled food for my calibration experiment. At least, as long as the cultures survived. There was a bit of a miscommunication and I didn't realize the cultures had been mailed to me, so they've been sitting in my warm, dark mailbox for the last week. Oops! Hope they survive...


  1. Bikini? Really? I never would have expected that from you! I guess we've both changed a lot since tech. :) And I never thought you had that bad of a body...

    Just in case you didn't see my reply to your comment on my blog, you can see pictures of our little guy at

  2. Yes, I got a bikini :) I didn't think I had it in me either, but I did it.

    I've actually been showing off your pictures to my roommate. Samuel is cute, and you guys are a good-lookin' family. It's a nice blog, too. Thanks for sharing.

    Hey, if you ever want to email me, my address is kristine (dot) nielson (at) gmail.

    take care!