Sunday 10 June 2012

There are Pixies Here

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you may have heard me waffle on this week about getting into clothes that were the size below the size below. I was rather excited. Anyway, it's time to go back to work (well almost - tomorrow morning - someone send me lots of cash now so that I don't have to go) and I needed to iron some of those said clothes. This is where I discover the pixies are messing with my head because... of the size below the size below clothes isn't the size below the size below, it is in fact the size below the size below the size below the size below. For those who just fell off their chairs counting - that is four sizes below my diet start weight. Actually, I'm confused now too.

I checked the cardboard tag, then I checked the label. Most definitely that size below times four. At this point, I'm convinced the top that I've already tried on three times can't possibly fit. So, I try it on again. Parade around the house wearing the t-shirt asking is anything wrong with this picture, am told, 'no it looks fine to me.' To which I replied, 'Then I am the size below x4.'

I was laughed at. 'No you're not.'

Okay, I'm not. I am most definitely not but I am so wearing this t-shirt with the tag facing outwards. That'll confuse people.


Simon said...

Congrats on the dropping of dress sizes, Cate! :)

Cate Gardner said...

Thank you! I have done several happy dances because one needs to get into the size below the size below the size below the size below for real. I'm exhausted now.

Anthony Rapino said...

Awesome! Congrats on that, Cate. :-) I need to get me some of those pixies for my beer belly.

Whirlochre said...

Randomly fluttering Big Girl Pants would solve all these kinds of problems, maybe even ushering in world peace as a frivolous bonus extra.

The impossibly skinny would cavort alongside the unduly corpulent, blessed with visuals distractulated from the evedentosphere by spontaneously somersaulting gussets whipping about the ether like Jubilee flags.

"Misdirection is the key," says David Blaine. He forgot to apply the maxim to the grimness of his own demeanour, but in a Big Girl Pants way, he was spot on the money of the icing on the cake.

Danielle Birch said...

Congrats on dropping those sizes :) I've dropped a few too over the last 18 months and it's a fantastic feeling, especially when going clothes shopping.

Anonymous said...

Yay for the Incredible Shrinking Cate!

Erm, just don't disappear altogether like the guy in that film.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Tony.

Whirl, your post wants me to throw my big girl pants out into the wind.

I love clothes shopping now, Danielle. Well sorta. I'm not totally cured of the 'I hate shopping' thing.

I'll try not to, Pete