Sunday, March 01, 2009

where the hell are the underoos?

Seriously. What happened to them? What fool decided to pull the plug on Underoo production? I'd really like to know. I'd march right up to him (for surely it is a him, because any woman would know better) and poke him in the eye.

I can't believe my son will go through his childhood without knowing the magic that is Underoos.

I did find this site that claims that they are still being sold, but I haven't seen them. Evidently there are adult Underoos available, but not the benign child sizes.

For shame.

Wearing Underoos as an adult is a little, well, warped. Grow up people.

If you want to play superhero as an adult, there are more mature ways to go about it.

Like this site that my good friend Mic found. Go ahead. Click on over and make yourself into the superhero you always wanted to be. I bet you can't resist.

Here's Ben as:

And my alter ego:
Oh and we really look like that in spandex. Promise.

I've always been ridiculously fair when I choose a winner for Suaviloquy giveaways. I always use the random number picker and even at the pleading of my family members, I don't cheat.
This time I'm employing my right as author of this blog to choose a winner. It had to be done.

Jill and I go way back to the ghetto days. We were both living in the arm pit of the world, working obscene hours as our husbands toiled away in law school. Jill's an infertile Myrtle too. We have crouched in the fox hole of childlessness and poverty together. We are blood sisters.

Last year Jill and her husband were chosen by a birth mother. They went through the whole pregnancy with this girl and at the hospital, after Jill had cuddled this child in her arms, the birth mother decided to parent. Which is her right, but still.

Much anguish ensued.

But that Jill is a resilient one. She picked herself up and moved forward. A couple of weeks ago she called to tell me that another birth mother has decided to place her baby girl in their home. You can see the video, where Jill tells her other children the good news, here.

I pick Jill to win this giveaway. I think she deserves it. Don't you?


Julie said...

hurray for Jill and her family! I'm so happy for them! Jill -- do you remember meeting us way back when? It might have been in what April refers to as the "arm-pit" years. Anyway, we wish you all the best.

Also, Joel would love underoos if you track them down :)

the rikrak studio said...

oh those are wonderful tales! i just went to see her beautiful telling on her blog! what a great duo you two are!

and yay to underoos!

FitToSeeJane said...

Oh, one of my sisters had those cool wonder woman underoos. What memories that brings back.

Claire said...

I totally agree with your decision. The purpose of giveaways is to make people happy, and if this can make Jill happy, go for it!

Hearts to Jill :)

emily said...

she totally deserves it.

i'm having SO MUCH FUN with the superheroes. awesome.

Jenny said...

I am so excited for Jill. Where is the video? I would love to see! And of course she deserves to win the giveaway! YEH!

Jill said...

YEA! YEA! YEA! Thank you SO, SO much April! You're the greatest friend ever! And thank you everyone else who's left their sweet comments! We're are totally excited! April forgot to mention one part of the story .... when our last adoption failed, she called her aunt (who lives here by me) and had her deliver me 1 dozen of my favorite cupcakes! April ... you are a one and a million friend and I love you! Thanks for being by my side through all of the ups and downs of life.

Thanks again for choosing me! I am thrilled!

Love you lots!

Michelle Springer said...

Awhh. Jill totally deserves the prize! I can't imagine going through something like that. She must be one strong chickadee. I like your super heroes. Such a guilty pleasure!

Digital Misfit said...

Congratulations to Jill and her family! A sweet baby girl after such heartache is the best gift ever - and a new Mountain Avey Baby outfit is just the icing on the mountain-high cake!


Laura said...

this happens a lot...where I post my own new post, and then click on another feel immediate guilt for what I just wrote!

I am happy for Jill...I pray for you...and regardless of how much I bitch about my 507 children, I do not for a moment forget how blessed I am. Ever.

krystyna81 said...

I have pictures/fond memories of me and my two sisters decked out in Wonderwoman and bat-girl underoos! Thanks for the flashbacks!

And SMILES and HUGS to JIll and her family...I hope you are all doing well!