The Post About Underwear

It's almost 10:00 p.m. and while I was just starting to fall asleep on the couch I remembered this "blog post a day thing". So. Sat up, opened the laptop and stared at the smooth, open white space here for a spell.

A fellow writer gave me some good advice over on the Hausfrau Facebook page today. In regards to this writing every day effort, she said "Hint: It's easier to post every day when you aren't aiming for "a great one." Don't worry about hitting it out of the park; a base hit is all you need to keep moving forward!"

This is excellent advice. Therein lies my problem, not only with putting something down here every day, but I *think* with the whole writing thing in general. It's not that I'm always aiming for "a great one". I'm just always aiming for "a good one". Something readable, not too boring, somewhat relatable.

So what's a blogger to do? I asked people for some topic suggestions, and got some good ones. One of you mentioned the tagline at the top of this page, a quote from the incomparable Dorothy Parker: "What fresh hell is this?". Why did I choose that particular quote and image (from a painter I absolutely love) and what they both mean to me now that several years have passed since my divorce and the birth of this blog. Good questions, and I will get back to those later. Maybe tomorrow night at this time, ha!

And then someone (hey Betsy!) brought up underwear and finding/recommending some for "women of a certain age" that don't roll. Betsy is a longtime friend from the Facebook page and this is not the first time she and I have discussed undergarments. We have both had the unfortunate experience of feeling the waistband of our undies slowly rolling down our hips in the middle of the day.

I figure you have a few options at this stage in the game. You could drop some serious cash and get some really high quality drawers. I feel like expensive underwear wouldn't roll. Like the waistband is way too refined to give up on you while you go about your daily business.

You could go bigger and higher. Meaning, bigger underwear with a higher waistband. Granny panties, alright? Now we know why grandma liked her panties voluminous.

You could go commando, I guess. A friend of mine does this. I don't. No judgment, believe me. It's just that like I'm most at ease when there's a little cushion in my checking account, I also feel better when there's an extra layer between my goods and the world. Also, I share a desk and a chair with a coworker and I like her.

I have found some good underwear and I'm going to share my find with you now. Believe it or not, it's from American Eagle. My daughter has always liked their Aerie line and about a year ago she mentioned they have a great sale every few months: 10 pair for $30. Three bucks a pair? That's Target prices! I decided to give them a try.

The sizes range from XS up to XXL and they come in many different fabrics and cuts. My favorite is the Boybrief, this style in particular:

They're cotton, they have a super wide waistband THAT STAYS IN PLACE and they are comfortable as hell. Of course all I buy is black, but they do come in tons of other colors.

I also like this style:

They have a really wide lace waistband, which also stays in place and is super comfy. They are a little more fancy, in case you're looking for that. I have a few of these in black and they're fabulous.

(I have to pause here because I'm cackling away- I'm watching Seinfeld while I'm writing this and it's the episode where Kramer starts worrying about his sperm count so he skips the underwear. "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" Okay. Back to the britches.)

And that's what I know about underwear. Keep an eye out for the 10 for 30 sale. If you have daughters at home or a friend who wants to split the ten with you, even better!

Bottom line: This is not a sponsored post, my friends, as much as I wish it was. I just believe in the power of a good recommendation, and I wish I'd known about this underwear ages ago.

Okay. I definitely did not hit it out of the park with this one, folks. I don't even know if I dinged it. But dammit, it's a post. And the underwear really is the most comfortable I've worn. I swear.

*I've decided to challenge myself and do the NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month, and write a blog post every single day of November. I figure it's the kick in the ass I need to get writing again. I've made this one with about two hours left of November 2nd, so you can see how well it's going so far. 

Stay tuned. And thank you for being here.


  1. Some days an underwear post is just perfect.

  2. Awww, I'm flattered you thought that advice was worth repeating. And, seriously, I've been searching for underwear I actually like for years. I'm definitely checking these out!

    1. They are great. There's one other style I absolutely love and forgot to mention, they are the boybriefs but are a different style:


      Love these.

      And your advice was great. I needed to hear it ♥

  3. That is one of my all-time favorite Kramer quotes. I say it a lot, actually. (Although I agree with you: I could NEVER go commando.) Another good Kramer quote: "now I'M driving the bus". Thanks for the laugh, and the underwear advice. I currently have 4 pair from Lane Bryant that I adore and the new version they carry now don't fit the same, so I'm babying them to make them last...


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