Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Posing, Farting and Flashing

I know Australia's probably doing really well compared to a lot of economies around the world but you wouldn't have thought so if you were at the shopping centre I was at this morning. I've noticed more and more shops being boarded up - the previous tenants having to leave because they couldn't make the exorbitant rents. Little booths in the aisles have disappeared and at mid-morning in the middle of the week there's no problem getting a parking spot. Retail is suffering big-time.

A couple of weeks ago I had a little whinge about not being busy in my own business and I can see that I'm not alone. But there has been one section of my work that has been consistent through the year and I'd like to give a hearty thanks to all the bodybuilders and physique competitors who just HAVE to have a new bikini or two for nearly every competition. It is you people who are keeping the wolf from the door and keeping me from going insane from boredom. I'm eternally grateful to each of you fake-tanned, dieted-within-an-inch-of-your-life, flexed and posed athletes.



And on a totally different subject I'd just like to have a little whinge about being the only female in a house full of males. Just this morning one of my beautiful sons came into my bedroom where I was doing my hair, lifted his leg and farted loud and proud. Charming! But what was worse was the vibrations from the fart shook something out of the fly of his pyjama pants. Seriously, my mother didn't know how good she had it with only girls (and I'm discounting the 5 X PMS symptoms that she had to endure with 5 daughters) Come to think of it, maybe a fart and a flash isn't that bad - after all we both started the day with a laugh.

13 comments:

  1. My old personal trainer was a body builder and trained many body builders....I was STUNNED to see how expensive those bikins were - wow! I know they are full of detail, you must put a tremendous amount of work in each one. You are AWESOME!!

    I have a 20-year old daughter....wanna trade for your son?? :)

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  2. LOL - I get the same kind of loud and proud farting here, haven't been flashed though!

    My youngest sister was in one of those physique competitions and her bikini was like a work of art!

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  3. My son is the same. Come to think of it, some of the guys at work also.

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  4. Um, your son is going to make some woman very happy... Hopefully sooner rather than later for your sake!

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  5. What's with those males, anyway?

    So imagine now what economy looks like in countries that are not doing well. I am very, very concerned as bad times can breed unrest. Hope things will start turning around and soon.

    These bikinis are awesome but then again on those bodies anything would look good.
    Glad you have work.

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  6. Haha, I suppose the laugh was worth it...or is that just me being a male? You are a true artist! As for you cup cake suggestion: Spot on!

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  7. Both my kids think farting is hilarious, and in fact it's my daughter who does the loudest belches, and she's only 3! It's not just the boys...

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  8. I feel really embarrassed now, I still do that with Michael all the time. No accidents yet!

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  9. Oh boys. Boys.
    Sounds like the way my hubby would start every day if he could.

    I hear ya on the shops too. What's funny here in AZ is one location may be boarded up---then you drive about 7 miles & you'd swear they are giving things away for free. People with not one but more like four bags up their arms [of purchases]. Some cities here seem to be unaware of the recession.

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  10. I have 3 brothers and do not miss those days. Ok maybe I do a little. Hilarious.
    Thing 2 walks around here belching, saying it's her 'ringtone'. Oy.

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  11. Laughing out loud here. Farting always gets me. Every time! Bahahaha! Gosh, I love farts...they are definitely a gift from God...some good laughter is always good for the soul.

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  12. You won't believe but my lady cat Gioconda is the queen of ... farting!

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