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What’s the hold up?

Forgive me this horrible pun, but two different holdups have influenced my day.

The first was a bank robbery which I apparently only just missed.

Today’s my day off, so I decided to run a few errands this morning. I went downtown to take a few books back to the library, pick up a few that had come in from Interlibrary Loan, go to the bank, pick up a few odds and ends at the grocery and go spend a gift certificate at Birdie’s.

As a bike commuter, I plan my errands on a linear itinerary so that I don’t have to double back. My plan was to come into downtown via the River Market and leave it via the crossroads/Southwest Boulevard. The bank was stop #2 on the list, but as I headed for the bank, I saw that traffic had bottlenecked as far back as the 10th & Main bus interchange. I crept along with traffic, cursing imagined delays caused by either the interminable street construction or some dumbass who’d run a light and created a T-Bone wreck. As the flow of traffic neared the 11th & Main intersection where I needed to veer leftward, I saw a bunch of police cars, lights ablaze. Not an uncommon sight in KC. I think things are boring enough that any time any little thing happens, the police flock to it. A half dozen cop cars will descend like vultures upon a crazed druggie who altercates with a convenience store clerk. I thought nothing of it, but crept past, found a bike parking hoop, locked up, and went into the bank building, only to find the bank entrance shuttered up, with a sign hanging from the door stating that the bank was temporarily closed following a robbery!

So I went on with my errands, walked down to the grocery, said “hey” to a couple of my old co-workers, got the rest of the stuff I need to make a butternut squash soup (I had the squash, but not much else) and went back to the bank. It was still closed, so I decided to skip that one for today and deal with my banking another time.

Now my trip to Birdie’s was quite fruitful. I had a gift certificate from Joel and every intention of procuring something really, really pretty:

I think I succeeded.

My plan had been for either a pretty camisole or a garter belt. I managed to cover both bases with this beauty. The garters are removable, and the fabrics (an embroidered satin and a “smoke” lace) are gorgeous.
Embroidered satin & lace overlays
When I was a kid, this is the kind of undergarment I thought I’d like to have when I was all grown up. Something really pretty, with lace and flowers that would best flatter the feminine charms I was sure I’d someday posses. My “charms” aren’t as charming as I was kind of hoping for, but when all is said and done, I probably have a way better figure than I deserve. And where nature failed to provide, a little prudent fibrefill will make do.

The big idea with the garters is that some while back, I mistakenly bought some merino stockings (not tights, as would have been sensible). The price was so good on them that I ended up keeping them, assuming that I’d eventually either make or acquire a garter belt or other source of stocking-keeper-uppers. And so I have. I tried this whole rig on with the stockings attached and think it will work quite nicely, plus I’ll be feeling all posh and fancy beneath my clothes, which isn’t a bad way to feel from time to time.

4 Responses to “What’s the hold up?”

  1. Herkimer says:

    Gorgeous underthings! And they’ve got a retro vibe that will go wonderfully with your more publicly visible style.

    “And where nature failed to provide, a little prudent fibrefill will make do.” Love it–that should be my new motto 🙂

  2. Audrey says:

    very pretty, good choice

  3. Meetzorp says:

    Thanks! I’ve always wanted something like this, and now, by golly, I have it 🙂

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  4. Meetzorp says:

    I think it will add a little “voom” to my va-vas.

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