snowpile update, dogs, and, well…


It’s still there and still sizable.
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Looks like some relative of a certain Hutt, no?

The other day I saw a LOT (like 100′s) of these snails, which I think are the same kind I saw last year where the snow pile melts.
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Here’s what the snail guy says:

These look like amber snails, family Succineidae. Six species (all native) representing four genera have been recorded in Maine with Catinella vemeta, Novisuccinea ovalis, and Oxyloma retusa being the most widely distributed/common. I don’t have much experience with them and examination of soft parts is usually necessary for identification to species.

There, your zoology/taxonomy lesson for the day…


Yes I haz them.
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Mz Gravy Cakes – Zuzu hears something (Gravy too in the background) – Zuzu, as ever, looking at some object of her desire, usually it’s an orb

more about, well, bras

Again with the TMI. But I’m betting I’m not the only woman I know who could use a better fitting bra…

For the initial installment in the saga.

It is painfully apparent that I’ve been wearing the wrong size bra for years. The one I have worn (34DD) is “pretty good” (considering how badly most women’s bras fit them), but even so, it has left permanent discoloration (like bruising) along the upper edge of the thing, and divots in my shoulders. I think this, along with general forward rotation issues related to aging, may play a role in or exacerbate my occasionally recurrent back pain (which started this past weekend, I have a chiro adjustment next week, yes I did dig a few holes, but honestly, they were few and not large) and tendinitis issues.

The new 32GG isn’t working so well. I cry when I wear it. Even though I’ve learned that many bras need breaking in (like shoes?), it’s just not working for me. Not super comfortable, physically, or in my image of myself. Way bouncy shelf. I’m working on a trade of some sort with somebody I know that would like it. But honestly, I will give the thing away if it comes to it.

The 30H they sent is better, but it isn’t perfect enough that I want to get more of this style/size. And one needs more than one bra. I’m hoping to find one that fits even better and is even more comfortable, but where the heck to start? I heard the fitter at Breakout Bras is fabulous (here’s their sizing info) so I sent them an email with notes on what brands/styles/sizes didn’t fit and how (too loose in the band, cups too small, that sort of thing), and got a response.



This morning I ordered 4 styles, 3 sizes each. We’ll see where this goes.

If I can get off the floor, where I fell in shock.

5 Responses so far

  1. 1

    You know! said,

    June 14, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    That damn snowpile. Thought I was going to win this year.

  2. 2

    Yarndude said,

    June 14, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    I can’t believe that snow pile is still there. Crazy! I hope you don’t mind, I skipped the bra section.

  3. 3

    marissa said,

    June 15, 2011 @ 7:46 am

    STILL laughing at the size…and it’s been over 5 minutes! When I was nursing my firstborn, many moons ago, I’d hung my bra out on the clothesline to dry, flaps open.
    When The Big Guy came home, he immediately headed out the back door to identify what the ‘apparatus caught on the clothesline’ was. He took to calling it the Starship Enterprise. And that was a G cup!

  4. 4

    kmkat said,

    June 17, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

    Heh. I thought I was weird with the H cup. Hope you find the perfect fit.

  5. 5

    Emily said,

    June 30, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

    Damn, so it is the 30J’s that you’re now sending back? Well, don’t give up. There’s a bra out there for you! (Until they discontinue it!)

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