Those of you who are new to More Cowbell might have missed The Undie Chronicles… You may be unaware that when the Undie-verse speaks we will ALWAYS listen. Also, we like to get our laugh on every Monday.
More than a month ago, Hubby sent me this link from MSN:
My first response was, “Stop it! We have Storage Undies??! How cool is that?” I mean, LOOK at this beauty.
As the article says, “Is that your armpit ringing?” How fun would it be to rock the dance floor hands free, knowing your cellphone, key and debit card are safe?
Then, last week Natalie Hartford posted a blog on the ongoing female problem of where to carry your cell phone. She termed it “cell phone carryitis.” (I swear the two of us are one brain ranging over two
continents countries because I already had this post in the queue.)
Don’t get me wrong, Nat’s solutions were awesome. Armbands, crossbody purses and my personal fave, the Cartera. But I’m a huge fan of multi-purpose solutions in the form of UNDIES.
[Don’t you remember my crazy fox that allows a man to carry his junk and his condoms??]
Those of you who’ve been following the Undie Chronicles for a while know that I love me some multi-purpose undergarments! We’ve even had a few gems that fit into the Storage Undies category before.
For example, there was the ultimate Security Utility Player with the under-the-pants gun holster (Thunderwear).
Then we had the intriguing “jock-strap-meets-push-up-bra” (similar to the JoeyBra, but for men), called suspensories.
What?!! You missed the last episode of Undie Chronicles on MantyHose??? (Also in conjunction with Natalie!) Allow me to catch you up!
The MantyHose post was where we scoped out the plethora of multi-use products for men to wear under their clothes. I was a bit surprised to see the prevalence of products providing:
Profile Enhancement (kind of the push-up bra for the jockstrap set)
Butt Boost (By Calvin Klein?? Shut the front door!)
and my favorite…
Suspension. (Stop it, you crazy underwear makers…STOP IT!)
All these dual purpose undies are so green…they appeal to my frugal Scots-Irish soul.
Last, but not least, I’ve discovered that there are electronic undies that text you when they’re wet. They are being used in nursing homes
Down Under in Australia and it’s pretty ingenious when you think about it. I wouldn’t want MY loved one sitting in soiled pants so it gets a thumbs up on that front.
However, as a mom, I just have one question (read: rant): Why do the elderly and infirm get the cool undie-gadgets while the babies get left out in the wet?? I’m not trying to make light of an important issue, but dang. Can’t they share this technology with the under-three set?
I don’t want to overwhelm you with too many “undie options.” (Trust me, I’m holding more in reserve for the next Undie Chronicles…)
In the meantime, what undie paraphernalia has crossed your screen lately? Have you tried any Storage or Multi-purpose Undies? Do you plan to after reading this post? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!
Remember: You can always tweet me “undie updates” on Twitter @jhansenwrites. For best results, include my Twitter handle AND the hashtag #pantypeeps. I’ll get the message and work to fashion it into a future episode of The Undie Chronicles!
FINAL WORD: If you’re going to the RWA National Conference in Anaheim, we’re blogging about it at Writers In The Storm this week. Here’s the first post.