Sunday, January 06, 2008

What are you hiding under there?

Under Where?
?
?
?
I made you say underwear!

He he he!

This week in the news I saw a couple of different undies stories. Each made me giggle like a 4th grade girl.

The first was the story of a fire put out by a pair of ladies underpants. You can read the full story here. I'll just give you a brief rundown: a grease fire started on the stove, so a young man reached for something to smother it. The first thing he grabbed was a pair of his aunts extra large knickers. He got them wet, threw them on the fire, and succeeded in smothering the flames. Those were some smokin' hot (under)pants! The comments from the fire official when asked about the method of fire extinguishing were great: "Clearly it depends on what size you are — but I don't want to go there."



This reminds me of the Christmas when I decided to sneak a peak at a gift from my Grandma Faye. I carefully opened the end of the package without ripping the tape. I had to be fast and quiet so that none of my sisters would notice what I was doing and tell on me. I pulled the gift out of the wrapping and found........a pair of huge silky pink grandma undies. not cute. Let that be a lesson for you.

Next news story was at military.com. GI's Mom Starts 'Project Underwear'. also known as G-strings for GI's. Just kidding. I made that up just now - them'r just jokes. So, yeah, anyway, this soldier's mom saw a need and filled it. She started this worthy project as a way to help her son who is in Iraq and the other men and women who proudly serve with him.

Every mom hopes her child is wearing clean underwear....just in case. So this mom got friends and neighbors to donate 40 bags full of tighty whities and polka dot boxers. I don't want to trivialize this. I mean, I think it's a totally great idea and I'm sure well appreciated, but it made me giggle to think of her son opening a huge package from his mom - imagining it's a new wii or some homemade chocolate chip cookies or something - and finding instead hundreds of Fruit of the Loom! I wonder if he handed them out to his buddies or if he took the box to the mess hall and put out a little sign like "Got Shorts?" I see a calendar deal out of this....



I see London, I see France....

11 comments:

txmommy said...

underwear is important :)

No Cool Story said...

I LOVE that underwear bear!

40 bags? wow, that's a lot of underoos.

Mary said...

Hehehe!

Lindsey has those Thomas the Train unders (she likes to wear them backwards so she can see the train).

Did you ever wear those granny panties from G-Faye?

Deanne said...

What a funny post! Love the teddy bear, too funny! What a bummer about peeking at your gift of tighy whiteys! btw...I have a friend who's son called them taggy waggies! :) Oh, and my son just laughs hysterically anytime the word 'underwear' is mentioned. Boys!

trying said...

Underroos (as we call them around here!) have been a hot topic since we are knee deep in potty training. We even have the thomas ones you showed. Itty bitty underroos.... adorable!

Lemon Stand said...

What a great post! Thanks for the chuckles...

Amanda said...

Very funny!! Loved the G-strings line! lol I can imagine that the soldier was slightly disappointed!

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Laurie said...

Funnies! thanks for the laught!

JoyceMcB said...

Wendy, you and Nate make a great couple, congratulations on your years together. The underpants blog was really funny! Mary, I saw the Thomas the Train undies but didn't realize they belonged to Lindsey - I guess I would have if I had thought about it. Anna, I heard yesterday that you have been reading the blogs. Let us hear from you. Mom

JoyceMcB said...

Another note to Anna, I hope you don't mind Wendy, it might be a good idea for you to get a new email account. Thanks for the phone message. Mom