Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I see London, I see France...

... man, I need new underpants.

OK, so I have a weird post-breakup ritual that I always go through: I give my undie drawer a makeover.

I did a major purge/splurge after I broke up with The Mush Mouth. (A 2+ year relationship.)

I did the same thing after The Murse. (A 6+ year relationship.)

And again (albeit on a smaller scale) after The Divorcee. (An on/off fling for about 10 months or so. Hence the smaller shopping spree.)

Honestly, I have no idea why I do it. Maybe it's because it's a little something I can do as a pick-me-up that only I know about. (Well, until I blabbed it to all of you guys, that is.)

And doesn't everyone feel better about themselves when they're wearing cute undies versus raggedy old torn ones? (Don't get me wrong. It's not like I'm buying sexy satin thongs or crotchless lace g-strings. Nope, I'm pretty much a boy shorts and cotton bikinis kind of girl.)

My point is this: I realized today (after noticing the ripped trim on one of my fave pairs) that it has been so long since I've had a major break-up that I really just need to go buy some new undies. Without the requisite heartbreak that goes along with it.

Lucky for me, my birthday is coming up. So I at least have a birthday coupon from Victoria's Secret to get me started.

How about you? What rituals do you have after a breakup?


Dr Zibbs said...

That's a great underwear policy.

Melanie S said...

I do the same thing! Head right to VS. It's great therapy (until you realize you've just dropped half a paycheck on undies). :)

Ashley said...

After a 5 year relationship, it took me a long time to get rid of anything. But in my recent move, I managed to toss out almost everything from him (except for the things I still use - I am practical).

BTW - those are cute green undies...where'd you find that picture?

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Dr. Zibbs - thanks. I hope you're talking about me not liking crotchless g-strings. :)

Fab - so funny!

Ashley - undies pic is from the VS website. I think they're in the "hip huggers" category. I really liked them too!

Allison M. said...

Pictures are tossed/deleted. Major gifts are given to friends like the Juicy Couture purple velour bowling bag. Never really cared for it that much anyway....

Anonymous said...

The green pair in the photo? Survey says: HOT!

slopmaster said...

I think its a terrible underwear police (sorry zibbs), I mean, what if you never have another relationship? I say you make yourself wait to buy new underwear until you get yourself into a new relationship... a little motivation.