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Things that can and will happen when it is 97 degrees outside

Posted by AllieB on June 21, 2011

It’s the first day of Summer! Oh, is it, Mother Nature. You could’ve fooled me….it’s hard to go anywhere, really, the moment I walk outside my energy is zapped. Also, and this is more concerning, I have to be very, very careful about my outfits. Breezy materials, obviously, are the best, but even breezy things become an issue when it’s a stagnant 97 degrees outside, especially if you’re sitting down…meet & greet: Swamp Ass. I’ve shared an example on the right from a televised golf tournament in Memphis (credit: Tina). I’m sure his backside was the least of his concerns, but it’s the most grave of mine….so.unfortunate. It looks like he’s wearing a donut, except he’s standing up and that’s not a donut – it’s sweat. Ewwwww.

My tricks for avoiding swamp ass include:

  1. Do not goog “swamp ass” because it’s really gross
  2. Don’t wear light colored cotton material on your bottom half
  3. I don’t know, this is making me uncomf

You’re welcome. If you’re up for it, check out this article/these photos, both of which give a very strong argument to the fact that, yes, the weather is becoming more and more extreme. You are less welcome for that.

I am very lucky to not be a loser and have terrific friends. I’ll quit talking about my birthday after today because, really, this has gone on long enough, but we had a lurvely dinner at Paul’s on the Patio last night and it was very fun. Thanks, guys!

For those of you with iPhones: get the Hipstamatic application. I am gritting my teeth as I write this, being without an iPhone and all, but at least I can reap the benefits of others who have them. There are tons of different settings and I don’t really know anything about the app itself besides the fact that the pictures I’ve seen people take look really cool. #ineedaniphone

I’m joining the cult that is LuluLemon. I can’t believe I’m caving, and I’m almost too ashamed to talk about it, but their shorts have lured me in….the phrase, “if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything” comes to mind, but whatever – that was never a founding father of BBT in the first place. I got the split/speed short and the verdict is: LOVE. I knew I would. Gosh darnit, now I want to try a top…I am such a sucker.

So this “Pinterest” thing…at first I thought it was really geared towards people in the Interior Design business (which I am decidedly not), and I didn’t really mess around on it…however, after Tina’s spectacular assemblage in honor of moi that she shared with me yesterday, I am newly obsessed. It’s my very own board!!! If you would like an invitation to Pinterest, I will be happy to give you one, just let me know. I’m known for my generosity.

6 Responses to “Things that can and will happen when it is 97 degrees outside”

  1. CKB said

    Wow, Marti made that all for you? What a nice friend! I’m sure you even forgave her for the outsize reference to the minivan….

  2. Tina said

    You’ll get addicted to Pinterest and Lululemon – I am! I’ve decided I like celebrating your birthday more than mine. xoxo

  3. I ECHO BBT said


  4. sweet dee said

    hooray for pinterest & hipstamatic (sidebar: no shoutout?!?) that’s one amazing photo BB2x. Don’t be fooled people…the app is awesome but most art is in the eye of the beholder. Or in this case, app buyer?

    lastly, some genius came up with a cure for swamp ass…anti-monkey butt powder (evidently not genius enough to give it a more allusive, less appalling name).

  5. Sarah said

    If you really don’t want to give in to Lulu Lemon, go to Atlanta Athletica (I think that’s what it’s called) at the corner of Virginia and Highland. They carry an AMAZING Italian yogawear line. I like the pants more than Lulu Lemon. I do like the Lulu Lemon shorts more however…

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