Thursday, November 8, 2007

Busting Myths While Busting Out of Your Pants

OK, for the hundred or so of you who wrote me asking what the heck a palindrome is - it's a word that reads the same forwards and backwards. Eye, Bob, Dad, and Racecar are all palindromes. The really, really, really long comment was an insanely huge palindrome that didn't make a whole lot of sense, but read the same way backwards as it did forwards.
OK, this concludes our English lesson for today. Join us tomorrow when we explore the fun and exciting world of alliteration!

So, I was watching Mythbusters with my family this evening. My older kids love this show. Although I find the show entertaining, it scares the snot out of me that one of my kids will try to imitate one of their experiments. I just know I'll walk into my son's room some afternoon and see him with a scale model of the Hindenberg on fire, or a rocket made from a scuba tank, or a pig's stomach filled with Coke and Pop Rocks, just waiting to explode.

So, I'm watching the show tonight and they're testing a myth about shrinking jeans. The myth was that if you put on a pair of tight jeans and sit in a tub of hot water for six hours, your jeans will shrink so much that they'll cut off your circulation and you could either lose a limb or develop a blood clot.

I have to admit that I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to the results of this experiment as I was still stuck on the WHY? of the whole thing. As in - why on earth would anyone want to purposefully shrink their jeans?! I can't think of a single reason. Jeans shrink enough in the dryer, thankyouverymuch. I actually think it's a bad thing when you have to lie flat on your back on your bed, suck in your abdomen until your stomach actually hits your spine, exhale, use a pair of pliers to grab the zipper and pull with all your strength. If you succeed in getting the pants fastened, you then have to find a way to get up off the bed. I've found a crane works well.

OK, so your pants are fastened and you're standing upright. Now you have to learn to walk like Frankenstein because you can't bend your legs and God forbid you breathe or eat anything while wearing your tight pants of death. The extra food in your stomach could cause your jeans to stretch just a millimeter too far resulting in a dangerous situation. If the button holding your pants up should pop off, it could ricochet at speeds over 100 mph and seriously injure an unsuspecting passerby. These things have been known to poke out eyes.

Anyway, my point is - if you think your jeans just aren't tight enough, you
1. have obviously not had six kids
2. have not eaten enough of your kids' Halloween candy
3. may be a super model
4. are testing out a Mythbusters theory, or lastly
5. you're this guy...










T-shirts, and pillows, and bracelets, oh my!

98 comments:

Bear Bits said...

You have described to a T being a teen in the seventies! And when all was done we had to put the giant comb in our back pocket!
Oh the painful memories......:)

Polli (mum of 2 from the UK) said...

Lol Dawn my kids love shows like that too. My older son loves the 'bottle of diet coke and mentoes' eruption so much he did it at school!!!

Great pic of Fred lol he really is 'too sexy for that shirt'.

Thanks for keeping us smiling

Kristin said...

Dawn,
You're awesome, I was laughing so hard I was crying and all 3 of my boys came out and go "Mom what's wrong" Do you know hard it is to explain you are laughing at something you are reading at the computer? My 14.5 year old goes, 'really mom laughing at the computer, how lame!' and walked off. ROFL
Thanks for the laughs.

Just Saying said...

A palindrome can be a sentence, as well as a word.

Also, why would people write to you to ask? Don't they know how to use GOOGLE?!

Rick said...

I liked the episode where they resurfaced a sunken boat with a gazillion ping pong balls. Now THAT was a show with a lot a practical information - IF you were ever on a sinking ship that happened to be carrying a giant cargo of ping pong balls. It could happen.

http://organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

Tiffiny said...

Oh, I love/hate that show too! I was thrilled to know that if I could dive at least 4 feet into water while someone is shooting at me with a high-powered rifle, the water will slow the bullet's trajectory and not kill me. (I sincerely hope to never need this information).

I'm also slightly worried my kids will try attaching rockets to the swing in an attempt to make the swing complete a 360 degree arc.

As always, thanks for the laughs!

baseballmom said...

I watched one where they had a fake kid on a swing and were trying to get the swing to do a complete circle over the bar. I sometimes stop and watch it for a minute when I'm flipping to the food network or something!

Karen & Co. said...

I do a little dance to get into my jeans, since the problem isn't the stomach so much as it is the thighs. My husband finds it quite entertaining. Then again, when his pants get to tight, he just goes out and buys new ones.

Stacey K said...

Alrighty, and this is why I admire/cannot ever be you...because, I would have sent the Palindrome enquirers to a how-to site for "Getting your GED after your College Degree" or, at the very least an on-line ESL course.
Oh well, as they said on my 2nd grade report card, "Someday Stacey will have patience with others who are not as quick as she." Keep praying!

Cams said...

For a great creative use of palindromes, take a look at Weird Al's parody of Bob Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues video. It's really cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8bBCGfptn4

Dai.Q said...

Mythbusters can be a good show to watch - this article was from one of Australia's major news papers today
http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/schoolboy-julians-lifesaving-mythbuster-moment/2007/11/08/1194329387281.html

See - the kid learnt something from Mythbusters :D

River said...

Why anyone would choose torture over comfort is completely beyond me.

Kim said...

Isn't that how we all put on our jordache jeans in the 80's? I know I did. :) Except we used a coathanger to pull up the zipper. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

Dawn, my kids love Mythbusters too. Also the Dirty Jobs show, and others on the Discovery Channel. I actually am enjoying watching more "grown up" shows with them instead of the usual cartoons or Disney shows.

I remember squeezing into my Jordache Jeans in the early 80's....I can't believe my mother let me out of the house in those disgustingly skin tight things....gross! I seriously remember wishing the pants were tighter....I was super skinny back then and I am sure I looked like chicken legs in those jeans.....freaky!

Daina said...

OK. I really love this blog!!!Do you think they'll show a way to stretch jeans for the next mythbusters show?

Jennifer said...

What no homophones? Really, you're slipping on the parts of speech.
I love Mythbusters but fear one day my kids will imitate it. Would be great material for my blog, however.
Do we get bonus points if we know the group you are referring to in the pic (Right Said Fred)?

Joey's Gram said...

If the button holding your pants up should pop off, it could ricochet at speeds over 100 mph and seriously injure an unsuspecting passerby. These things have been known to poke out eyes.

I know someone like this and it's a huge fear to be in her presence for just that reason....oh the damage that popping button could do :(

Love your blog Dawn, read it with my coffee in the early am when the house is still peaceful. I would love to see more q & a from you. I have so many! Thank you!

Brandi said...

I was watching the same episode with my kids. If you care to know, there was a doctor who said it was entirely possible to produce a blod clot and die from jeans that are too tight, but the Mythbusters' experiments did not show those results.

suburbancorrespondent said...

Yeah, my jeans seem to shrink plenty without my sitting in a tub of hot water. At least, I think they're shrinking. Or I'm expanding - but that's okay, because the whole universe is expanding, the way I understand it.

Michelle said...

Dawn,

Want a real blast from the past? Check out this blog:

A look at the 70's

The Hotfessional said...

Funny, the argument with the sixteen year old (boy) this morning was all about the fact that he hated his jeans because they were too tight around his thighs.

Too tight? I could grab hold of a leg of those jeans and pull 4 extra inches of cloth away.

"But they're touching me."

I guess even only children have to figure out some way to use that phrase.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to exploring the fun and exciting world of alliteration, that could be quite interesting. It has been my goal to write a paper or book only using alliteration.

Anonymous said...

Dawn,
I ran across this product while looking at Waterless Car Wash.
http://www.oopsiebabycleaner.com/
I have no affiliation with it, so I am not making anything off it.
With 4 Grandchildren, it looks interesting.
Love your website.
Roger

~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

I flee from tight pants, due to muffin tops! Akkk... run, run, run!!!

Lisa said...

Sadly I remember the days of trying to squeeze my fat ass (which I know realize wasn't really all that fat at the time, but has certainly grown over the years) into the tightest pair of jeans I could find. The hardest thing to learn was how to sit down once they were on without splitting them open. And how to breath. lol

Katharine said...

I'm too sexy for that picture.

Nancy said...

I'll bet they busted that myth! There are times when I've wondered about it myself, though, when my jeans shrank after I washed them. It surely isn't that I've grown! ;)

Love the Photoshopped pics of your boys, but I don't think I'll ever be the same after looking at that last pic. Omigosh, what were they thinking?!

Heather said...

My son came over and laughed himself silly - he LOVES Mythbusters - and if we ever finish the remodel on the the house he wants to do his room over into a Mythbusters room. ANd yes he has his own Buster!

sleeping mommy said...

You have effectively scared the snot out of me. My boys watch that show with my husband sometimes. They aren't old enough to be able to try some of the stuff yet but its just a matter of a few more years until the oldest is.

I'm scared.

And your proficiency with paint is impressive. You boys look amazingly like Jamie and Adam! It's kind of creepy.

Karen said...

Okay, first THAT GUY is just scary.

You don't need 6 kid to make jeans tight. It happened with my first. I keep saying that if my stretch marks grew together I wouldn't have this belly anymore.

Melissa said...

LOL! I watch that show just for giggles. I have never seen to grown men so happy to blow things up.

As for the tight jeans, don't get me started!!

Lucille said...

Dawn,

I LOVE that show almost as much as DIRTY JOBS! Have you seen that one? The host is a riot!

I might be to "young" to remember shrinking jeans but I do remember FADE AND WASH. I think that was the name. Do you remember buying perfectly good dark jeans and then putting them in the wash to make them all old looking? Ha, ha.

Thanks for the chuckle and a few memories of things we did in the 70's. Beats what kids are doing today - eh?

Have a great weekend,

Lucille
http://whosgoingtotellyou.blogspot.com/

Heather Is Cooler Than Hollywood said...

LOL!!! My mom said my aunt used to keep a spray bottle in her bedroom to wet her jeans just enough that she could zip them up with pliers. I just cannot believe dressing like that... I know real fashion is pain, but that is just plain masochistic!!!

I don't like MythBusters. Those guys are kind of lame. I am more of a Dirty Jobs fan.

AZMom said...

Oh my gosh I laughed sooo hard reading this!! I remember lying on my bed in high school to zip my pants...gosh darnit!

And I love Myth Busters but I have to agree on the why question for the shrinking jeans?!? Huh?

Theresa said...

I remember doing that! Of course, I only weighed 108 pounds and thought I was "fat" too. I graduated in 1973, so I was teen in the 70's too! LOL! Now I hardly ever even buy a pair of pants with a zipper and that 108 is a distant memory.

regards,

Theresa

http://theresainmerida.blogspot.com/

Chris and Penny said...

my favorite palindrome is: go hang a salami, i'm a lasagna hog!

Andrea said...

Your boys could totally be stand-ins for that show!! They look just like them. I love the black hat!! And when I was in college we loved our jeans tight!! Then we tried to ride horses with those extremly tight jeans. I used to use a hanger to help me zip up my jeans. Now I resort to pajama pants!! They are a lot easier!!!

Jen said...

What's sad is that those two crazy guys probably get paid more than both our husbands combined to test out those "need to know if this could actually happen" experiments!

Sjogren's Mom said...

That's such a good question - WHY would anyone shrink their jeans on purpose? I know when I've put on a few pounds because I have to do that whole suck in your gut thing after the jeans come out of the dryer. Of course, then I don't want to wear them as I fear I'll wind up with what my sister has affectionately called "muffin top" - where the flab on the top spills over the top of the too-tight pants creating the muffin top (and no, not the kind Seinfeld popularized!).

Anonymous said...

another palindrome is "Go hang a salami,I'm a lasagna hog!" gohangasalamiimalasagnahog

utmomof5 said...

That show is a big hit at our house too!! Mt olders boys love it! I got a little worried one day though when my son asked where he could buy a pig's stomach!? He wanted to do the mentos and diet coke thing his science project!! Yah, I don't thinks so. Just what I need the possibility of an exploding pigs stomach in my kitchen!!

Christina

Eva said...

Dawn,
Your boys make the perfect Adam and Jamie-ahhhhhhhh I love the digi-drawn facial hair and glasses! Seriously funny stuff here. FYI, in lieu of fireworks this past 4th of July, my 9 yr old went through 15 2-liter bottles of diet coke and a massive bag of mint Mentos. I was sure we'd be kicked out of the Kroger parking lot where he was enjoying his Patriotic carbonated blast atop a sewer grate. Thanks for being you, Eva (www.freshandvintage.typepad.com)

Anonymous said...

Hey Dawn,

I too have watched "Mythbusters" with my husband and 5 kids (3 of which are boys). I must say, in my husband's words, "Boys just like fire or anything that can explode, blow up, or something cool like that." We got a good laugh when my 9 year old son, Joshua, announced, "Me....Make... FIRE" when he was able to keep a stick burning while lounging at our campfire. My husband was soo proud.

My kids' absolute favorite Mythbusters: testing the myth if beans makes one pass gas more than other foods. AHH.... a whole show devoted to the "art of the fart" as my kids call it! Just hearing the sound effects created to document the number of times that gas was passed was hilarious.

-Lisa (San Antonio, Texas)
lisa.satx.ftm@sbcglobal.net

Martha said...

Well I am relieved that my 13 yr. old son is not the only one watching Myth Busters. I have said that if he spent as much time on school as he does watching Myth Busters he would have straight A's. I keep hoping that he will learn something on that show and will come up with some great invention and make millions. Or at the very least not hurt anyone trying to duplicate something he saw.

SeeItMyWay said...

I've been lurking since your ebay auction posted.
My first comment is..

"I'm a lasagna hog - go hang a salami"

it's a palendrome. palandrome? My favourite, by far - figure I'd throw it in while you are still on the topic :)

FNP Student said...

I can so relate to the jeans. My sister and I have been discussing starting to wear our jeans now, a little each day, at home (in case we pass out) to stretch them so they are comfortable enough to wear at Thanksgiving!

justmylife said...

I remember that bed trick, now I just wear sweats, easy on and easy off!!!

Tory said...

Undeniably Nerdy! Exceedingly Cool!

I was snarfling at how funny your description of getting those jeans on were!!... My Mom actually told me the lay down and suck in your tummy trick when I was a teen (she did so in the 50's apparently).. I am looking forward to when the ultra-low slung are OUT so that when so many people in the supermarket for instance, bend over to get something I don't inadvertently get to see the place where their sun doesn't shine!! Ewwww!

Going away for the weekend to an actual campsite! No internet!!

Plausibly yours,
Tory in Orlando

marie lee said...

oh no!! alot of people seem to think that marie lee has alot of time on her hands to type out that ridiculously long palindrome. or that she is just ridiculously bored. (she did NOT invent the said palindrome) yeah she cudda posted a link, but seriously, how many pple actually click on links. i know i dont. i like to be spoon fed. so, i CUT and PASTED the palindrome. for u! yeah i took me a while to scroll the mouse to highlight it but hey, whats a few seconds. yay for effiecient and not ridiculously boring marie lee. goooooooo google! peas. whirrled peas indeed.

Anonymous said...

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Kirsten said...

Palindromes rock! I had a phone number that (minus the area code) was a palindrome -- and both my brother and myself graduated high school in palindromic years (1991 and 2002).

Lisa M said...

I know that pain...I'm currently using a shoe horn to get into my jeans!

Anonymous said...

Aaaah, Jordache jeans. I was one of 5 kids and the only way I got those in junior high was to find them irregular at Marshalls. Now they sell them at Wal-Mart! Who'd a thunk?

Deb in OPKS

Jill said...

I guess I'm the first to wonder if the myth was really busted- do jeans keep on shrinking? I'd actually love to find out how to either add half a size to a pair of jeans or lose half a size from a pair. I gave up my old clothing size after Baby2, but I'm between sizes now. So there really are people out there who could use this! And not supermodel bodies either!

Anonymous said...

Jeans in a dryer? I haven't put my jeans in a dryer since my daughter was born and she'll be 37 next month, LOL!! Still buy them with zippers though!!

JenLo said...

I coulda told them that jeans shrink...They don't even need the hot water to make it happen. Donuts work too.

Becky said...

ROFL, Dawn, as usual. The images conjured up by the pig bladder with pop rocks and coke, and the Hindenberg experiments all as a result of that TV Show were hilarious...and yes, a good reason to be wary with boys in the house, LOL!

As for pulling up jeans with pliers, I grew up in Washington State, and did this with my "Seattle Blues" jeans...except that I eventually found the need to employ the use of a ruler to hold my stomach down so it didn't get caught in the zipper, lol. That was the 1970's-80's version of the corset, I suppose. The girls of today have tried to do this as well, except that low rise jeans don't have as much staying power, and everything spills over the low rise waist in the form of an unattractive spare tire or love handles. Not pretty.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Ah, jeans...the bane of my existance! If there is enough room in the trunk, they gap at the waist,..if they fit in the waist, they are way too tight in the trunk and I walk like I have a tree branch stuck,.. (you know)! Thank goodness for yoga pants! Another show on Discovery that my kids watch is Bear Grylls (sp?), he is seriously hard core, I think I'd have to just die rather than drink my own urine or bite the head off of a live fish and eat it. Yucky! Give me death!
http://LifeAccordingtoLizzy.Blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

You don't remember those shrink-to-fit jeans from jr high / high school days? I think you're only a few years older than I am. But it's true - no one really wants to see that unless you have the body of a supermodel!

Marissa said...

My brother tried to do one of the myths. It didn't work... But, he had alot of fun! It's the myth that you get an empty 2 liter drink bottle, and put a little bit of water in it. You then fix this little air pump to the lid, and pump in air. When you take the pump off of the top, the bottle shoots into the air, spraying you with water. Be careful though, if you put too much air in it, then it will shoot up on it's own. My brother loved to tape an action figure McDonald's thingy to it, and let it fly. It's a good summer day activity.


-Marissa

p.s. The Mythbuster episode was nothing like that at all. They put gallon bottles on their backs and parachuted themselves over water. But they didn't try it, because the dummy they did it with got all beat up.

Suz White said...

Long time reader, first time writer. My father and I (english teacher for 37 years) are big palindrome fans. My two favorites...
Lonely Tylenol
Im alas a salami

I know this isn't earth shattering content but thought I would share. I anxiously await your alliteration lesson. If you are taking requests I love a good oxymoron too.

Thanks for your wit and candor.

Ginger's Garden said...

What a great article! That made me laugh!

Irena aka soapbuddy
www.gingersgarden.com

Anonymous said...

Long time reader, first time writer. My father and I love palindromes. Me because I am easily amused (mmm bendy straw) and my dad because he was an english teacher of 37 years. My two favorites include:
Lonely Tylenol
Im alas a salami

I tried posting this thing three times... let's see if this time takes.
I await the lesson on alliteration.

Jade said...

I was watching that one too and all I could figure was that it was an older myth--not from this decade I hope...

Nalventures said...

I love that you have a 'jeans' label for this post. I often search for things about jeans.

I LOVE the pictures. I almost fell off the couch when I saw them.

Janet said...

Nurse, I spy gypsies, run!

I avoided the whole tight jeans thing because I attended a school from 1972 until 1980 that did not allow girls to wear pants. I do agree with the comments about the low rise jeans though. Those in combination with the "belly" shirts, look good on no one I've ever seen.

Patty said...

Oh what memories, shrink to fit jeans that we rolled at the bottom with the cuffs turned in to make them even tighter.

Now days of course the kids want them bigger and baggier or they are not happy. Especially not unless the jeans are not falling off and hanging down around their knees.

Robin said...

What was the conclusion...can you REALLY shrink your jeans while in a tub of hot water? My guess is NO but I could be wrong!

Matchbox Mom said...

Soooo confused why anyone would lay in a bathtub for 6 hours to see if their jeans shrink...
And I like your one word...thankyouverymuch...LOL
I use that word ALL THE TIME!!
You're too cute, and i'm glad i'm not the only one who's needed a crane to get off of the bed.

Tami

korkie said...

Even when I was skinny enough to to rival the likes of 'Twiggy.' I never had the desire to squeeze my then 'tiny hiney' into tight jeans.

I'm pretty sure the 'baggy' style of clothing wss started my moi. (look at that, I'm bilingual)

I'm like the woman who's son was complaining the clothes were touching him. I like to feel air circulating around me.

Now, if I were today, still the size of Twiggy, I might have a different mind set.

Korkie ... still enjoying Dawn one day at a time .....

Amber H said...

Oh, My! You are too funny!! Thanks for the laughs. We love Mythbusters here too and I am always telling my kids that they will never try any of the things they watch!!!

Valarie said...

Wait, jeans aren't supposed to cut off your circulation??

Anonymous said...

Love your blog!! At my high school in the 80's it was Calvin Kleins. Remember the "Nobody comes between me and my Calvins"-- Yeah, they were soooooo tight you couldn't fit anything else in there! Also you always had to take a friend to the bathroom with you to help you get the zipper back up 'cause you couldn't exactly lay down on the floor in a public restroom.
Keep the laughs coming, this is how I de-stress after work every day!

Keeley said...

Hahahaha! Who IS that guy?

ROFL I remember doing that with jeans! Now I'd just rather be comfortable and relax. =D

JenniferJoan said...

Hey, I absolutely LOVE reading your posts! Girls without humor need not apply for motherhood, am I right? By the way, I think one of your children may have snuck (snuck??)into my living room and did this to my Christmas tree...

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/3oclocksomewhere/

I'm sure you know this by now, but you're not alone : )

Jennifer

PS - Maybe I'll give up on jeans altogether and just go for the dreaded denim jumper.

Jill said...

Oh those were the days, sitting in class wondering if you were going to pass out because the jeans get so much tighter when you sit down.
Right now I would love to find a pair of jeans that fit high enough on my waist to hold in whats left of my abdomen after four pregnancies with four very large babies. I'm so tired of going to the store only to find the low waisted jeans. I would rather keep my stretch marks to myself, thank you.

jugglingpaynes said...

HaHaHaHaHa!!!
As fun as it was to lay down to zip up jeans as a teen, today's kids have the added problem of jeans being low riders. Shrink those jeans and you'll look like a muffin fresh from the oven.
I wonder, after the Mythbusters sat in hot water for 6 hours, did the jeans turn their legs blue?

Jan Scholl said...

If you did the tub thing with the never worn jeans=you will also be a direct relative to a smurf. Jeans bleed blue. As do unwashed dark socks.

bigwhitehat said...

Why? Because they are running out of material. That is why!

Dr. Bob said...

We love Mythbusters!

When my son was three, he insisted on having Converse sneakers like Jamie. We still snuggle together and watch the show. I also have fears of coming into a scene of destruction to hear the explanation that he saw it on Mythbusters. Sometimes we have the "this is a television show and they have lots of people to keep them safe and remember, they said to never try this at home" talk -- but I am not convinced that it is going in ...

My Semblance of Sanity said...

My oldest two LOVE MYTHBUSTERS! And, yes, I have also worried that my ingenious gifted children will decide to try a version of their own!
I just keep my fingers crossed and my eyes peeled!!

Ugh- tight jeans!! Now, because they are all so flippin' LOW CUT (with a whole 1/2 long zipper) if they are too tight I feel like I am literally ERUPTING over my waist band! SICK!

:)eewwww what a visual, huh?

Anonymous said...

Dawn,
My comment is not about your most recent post but just your blog in general. I love your blog! I am a mother of 3 young boys who I love and adore but am now 50% grey at the age of 35. You are helping me to relax and see the humor in things versus being so frustrated. With 3 boys ages 3, 5, & 6 my bathrooms require many wipedowns a down and honestly probably a full cleaning (which they don't get). I'm trying to learn to laugh at it when they completely destroy everything after I just got it clean and the fact that the laundry is NEVER ending. The 3 year old may need up to 4 outfits a day. He may pee on them or if he so much as spills water on himself he takes them off (they're wet, I want it off, & etc.) Reading your blogs make me realize my kids are not total misfits they are simply "kids" and this is life so accept it and learn to appreicate their quirks. Maybe my hair will stop turning grey. Thank you sharing your life. I can't wait for your book!

Anonymous said...

Mom, and Wow are also palindromes. My favorite palindrome is "Go hang a salami I'm a lasagna hog".

DomesticGDS said...

I have to say, that my late teens and early 20s I used to go to country bars and that meant the tightest jeans possible. It began with buying a size 3 pair of Wranglers, but I was a size 6. Then I put them in the dryer. My pants were so tight for so many years my mother says she is still amazed that my children were born 3 dimensional.

And don't break bad on Fred, it's hard to "be so sexy it hurts". : D

Brenda said...

My life is pretty serious much of the time as I have two children with special needs. I always love coming here for a smile. Thanks. And I bet your hubby thinks your tight jeans look just fine.

Jen said...

Dawn,
You continue to crack me up. Thanks!

nutralady2001 said...

I spent most of the '80's either pregnant or breastfeeding so that was a lost decade for me as far as fashion went. I do remember though a friend of mine lying on the floor and using a coat hanger to do up the zipper on her jeans

Anonymous said...

My favorite palindrome is my Grand-daughter, HANNAH.
Blue jeans and pliars back in the 70's, I wonder how many fathers wondered what happened to their pliars.
I haven't watched that show yet but you all are tempting me.
Hugs to the lady with the children with the special needs and to you Dawn for being so funny and sharing your life with all of us.

Anonymous said...

I just had to ask, is aibohphobia a real phobia?

Debi said...

I saw that Myth Buster too and it brought back lots of blue-legged memories. I use to sit in a tub with jeans on to fade them, not to shrink them. However, I never laid out in the sun afterwards which I guess was a good thing, because I'm kind of attached to my legs.

I love the pictures of the boys! They look so suave & derriere...UH...debonair.

Nat said...

lmbo hilairous!! love the pics and xanax. the ultimate palindrome

roseys madhouse said...

I dread wearing jeans these days.I bought some thai fisherman pants http://www.tehpants.com.au/ they are the most comfortable pants ever. I now own three pair and need to get more.

Keeley said...

And then, of course, there's always the song "Bob" by Weird Al, written entirely in palindromes. Here's the youtube URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nej4xJe4Tdg

Or simply search up "weird al bob" and it'll come up.

Enjoy. =)


Ma is as selfless as I am.
May a moody baby doom a yam?
Was it a car or a cat I saw?

=D

Dianne said...

My boys and I love MythuBusters, Dirty Jobs, and Doctor Who. :-)

I live in fear of the things my boys might think of--and then I contemplate buyig "The Dangerous Book for Boys" and chemistry sets. And I think we just might try the Diet Coke and Mentos thing this weekend if it isn't too cold outside.

Deb said...

LOL--or even had four kids! Just speaking for a friend, of course. (Bursts out laughing! Oops, did I just hear a seam rip?!)

melech said...

Dawn: Until I actually saw you hard at work at home(on that World News report): cooking,cleaning,refereeing and etc.,I really had no appreciation for the many things which you actually do every day. I wish you every success,and can't wait until your books are ready for sale. I just don't know where you find the energy!

ComfyDenim said...

I could see how you could get stuck on the Why? of it all...

WHY Would you sit in hot water for 6 hours?? Maybe it's not the jeans that shrink - but your skin that inflames??

And how do they keep the water hot for six hours?? (Reminds me of the bugs bunny cartoon when he's in the stew pot eating carrots watching the cook....)

As if my clothes don't make me feel like a sausage already...*LOL*

DeeAnne said...

Hilarious!

I think this comes from an urban myth about how to kill someone and not get caught.

There were two hot water ones, the jeans and a wet leather belt.

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