Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'd rather be a 42A than a 36 Long

In Junior High as all the other girls started filling out and buying bras further up the alphabet, I remained an A cup. For years I've lamented over how small my 'girls' are, and because it's not possible to buy a 42A off the rack, I've come close to buying bras from transvestites' websites. Wait, what? Don't laugh; it's not funny. OK, go ahead and laugh; it's hysterical.

Ah... but who do you think is going to have the last laugh? That's right. Me. You see, as the rest of you well-endowed women while away your weekends wearing Wonderbras to keep your ta-tas from scraping the floor, I'll be lounging in my sports bra or no bra at all because I'm still as perky as a 12 year old (boy, even.)

Why am I writing this?

More importantly perhaps, why are you still reading this? (Apologies to any male who happened to pick today to see what I'm up to.)

I suppose the reason for my writing this can be summed up as follows: I'm happy to be alive! And I really don't give a rat's rear anymore how big or small my breasts are! Cancer has slapped me upside the head and forced me to call to attention much more important issues and to value every day I'm here on earth.

Life is not measured by the number of breasts you take, but by the moments that take your breasts away. (Now that's just sick, Mags...AND it makes absolutely no sense.)

I'm off to visit a friend this weekend. She's going through her own 'trauma'.... turning 50! And speaking of birthdays, this little old blog turned THREE yesterday. Time flies when you're writing about food and boobs, eh?

Thank you to all of you who continue to check up on me and for leaving such encouraging comments. You guys are the best!

love,
Mags

38 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

you.make.my.day! love how strong you are. this is a fabulous message. enjoy your weekend!

Quirky Jessi said...

"Life is not measured by the number of breasts you take, but by the moments that take your breasts away. (Now that's just sick, Mags...AND it makes absolutely no sense.)"

This made me giggle more than it probably should've, lol.

And happy belated blog birthday!

susies1955 said...

From one "A" to another "A" I'm glad you still have your sense of humor.
So are you doing well???????????
Susie

Julie said...

Hi, Mags! Great to hear from you! Hope you have an amazing weekend!

Boodle said...

You took my breasts away with this post (so to speak). I haven't followed for long but I'm glad you're living so positively -- always something I can stand to hear.

Thanks!

From the Kitchen said...

"Good Humor is the Best Medicine"--remember that from Reader's Digest? I'm so glad to hear that you are doing well!! Happy blog birthday!

Best,
Bonnie

Anonymous said...

I had my 9 year check up yesterday all clear. Yay! Losing a breast never bothered me, no biggie ha!

Kat said...

You sure have a good sense of humor, that is why I keep coming back. I am still with ya Mags.

June said...

I love you Mags. You're absolutely the best inspiration ever! Thanks for the laughs and the message too; hope you have a fabulous weekend and last but not least - congratulations on your 3rd anniversary. Here's to many, many more!

stephchows said...

always love the humor, and I agree they just get in the way sometimes! Hope you are feeling well!!

Barbara said...

We "little" girls have the last laugh, and I'm loving it! These days I can even go without a bra under a heavy knit Tee and no one's the wiser! My girls are loving the freedom and being cooler besides. Yay for you, yay for me!

Em said...

awesome.

thisoldbroad said...

As a natural "D" I've always envied the "A"'s & "B"'s.

The older I get, the less farther I have to lift my shirt up to flash someone..

And the less impressed people are when I do.

(sigh..)

Have fun at the party. Remember - no drunk blogging! Well, maybe a little..

Lea M. Callais said...

Well - sweet Mags - I am glad you are alive, too!

M.J. Jacobsen said...

Pulling my sorry self up off the floor after reading that! Too funny Mags! I have to show this to my sister, she was just diagnosed last week. She will love this humor!
Happy blog birthday!! :)

The Mom Chef said...

Well dang, woman. People always want what they don't have. I happen to be the D cup that has like 12 inch legs. I'd definitely give two cups for longer legs.

It's so good to have you back.

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

I laughed out loud at the title of your post! Happy blog birthday from a gal who never went very far up the alphabet either. Glad you're doing well! :)

Sue said...

Happy 3rd Anniversary! Sometimes it takes something really significant to make us appreciate how amazing it is to be here(corny, but true)! I've had my own close call. Have fun at the "50" party!

Pam said...

You said it, girl! It's good to see you back and happy blogoversary! Take care and a have a weekend blast!!!

Moogie said...

Now I know why we have a good friendship.... opposites attrack.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Well I used to be an A. Then I gained not all that much weight but guess where it went. Now I wish I was an A. Hugs and Happy Blogiversary.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic message!!!! Sense of humor will take you a loooonnnnng way!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

First of all Happy Blog birthday, Mags...and most of all...bravo to you! Love your point of view and attitude! You inspire me! ♥♥♥ Have fun with your girl!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this post - well said. And from a girl who is a 36DD L O N G ...... yikes.

Shelby said...

I thought about you when I was in Indy but of course, knowing you were going through stressful times I didn't want to bother you about visiting. I'm glad to hear you are doing well and thisoldbroad really gave me a laugh too! Hugs!

SeattleDee said...

Happy blog birthday and congrats on keeping your sense of humor. It's terrific having you back!

saltandserenity said...

Just checked in to see how you were doing and was so glad to see a new post, with your ususal wonderful with and humor! Happy Blogiversary.
Be well and continue to stay strong.
Thinking of you!

saltandserenity said...

Sorry, meant to say with your usual wonderful wit!

thisoldbroad said...

Just checking in to wish you a great 4th of July Weekend.

I've recently re-discovered Jello shots. (My goodness, they have come a LONG way since the 70's.) Making up a few varieties of the margarita ones.. just for research purposes. I'm all about science. Seriously, you can ask my lab partners!

Enjoy yourself!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

You are hilarious Mags! That was one of your breast posts yet! ;)

I too have been part of the highly exclusive yet not so popular "A club" my whole life. In my teens and (let's be honest) twenties I waited, and waited and waited hoping that I was a ridiculously late bloomer. No such luck.

Like you I take comfort in knowing that years from now 'my girls' won't have to be rolled up like tube socks and stuffed into a bra b/c, quite frankly, I barely need one. Let's just say that Victoria Secret doesn't get much financial support (pun!) from yours truly.

Like you said, it's not what fills the cup that counts. Good on ya for staying so positive. Congrats on your third year bloggaversary!!

M.J. Jacobsen said...

I really appreciate your humor! I just had a call back for more tests after my mammogram. Something about asymetrical left breast.. I'm scared and your outlook helps a lot. Good luck to both of us!

paintgurl40 said...

so glad you're back in action!! happy belated blogiversary!!! happy 4th!

Jane said...

It's so great to read you again, Mags! Warmest birthday wishes to you blog, and encouraging wishes to you personally. Sounds like your sense of humor, as always, is still a "D cup"--thank heaven! :)

Anonymous said...

I had breast envy all my childhood, as the middle girl, I was the tallest, but an A, and my two sisters were shorter, but big breasted. The jokes and comments were horrible.
But time changed things. They now complain of everything hanging to their knees, and envy me that I have a waist, my boobs are still lovely, and pointed in the right direction, and my height still carries me well! They say living well is the best revenge.. absolutely! ;)
I work in oncology/hematology on a hospital floor. I see everyday the pain of diagnosis, the hope for cure, drudgery of treatments, and the courage of my patients. I believe in helping my patients live well and in hope everyday, and seek the blessings or something positive in each day. You are a woman of courage and strength, and using humor to cope. I applaud you and wish you the best, everyday, and a long and healthy life. I found your blog through KAF, so, as a fellow foodie, I wanted to say HI! love your blog and may you live, love, and blog happily for a long time to come.
Blessings,
CatieB

Leslie said...

Glad you're able to keep it all in perspective. And I do envy the ease of the A.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god...I found your blog through StumbleUpon, drooled over Spinach, Mushroom, and Pesto Lasagna, and then read this post immediately after.

I love you. And now I love my A cups, too!

Janet said...

I just found your blog and will definitely be back! Funny, uplifting, yummy recipes and I can't wait to see what else! (I found a link on Pinterest to your NYTimes Chocolate Chip Cookies.) Happy Blog Birthday!

Sarah said...

How you can keep your sense of humor through all of this is amazing. My beef is that I started out being a 28AAA and now I am way past that! I loved being flat now that I'm not. Never happy, are we women!