Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pushing Sherbet

I am privy to some pretty hysterically funny college conversations in my office. My office frequently serves as an after class and after choir hang-out. I have an extra computer in my office so it gets cranked into You Tube and there are multiple conversations of recapping the day, plans for the weekend, who posted what on Facebook, test grades, get the drift.

Most of the time I rely on my super-mom power of tuning them out - since I have work to do - and they don't really come by to see me - they just want to 'chillax' before the collegiate conveyor belt transports them to the next station of education and experiences. For the most part there is no filter when they speak. They are, however, all very aware of and follow my imposed rule of restricted word 'bombs'. When I do tune in I am usually suppressing a giggle or horrified glance.

This week's captured conversation involved two male students and four female students. They are all great friends and the laughter meter was off the scale. Watching the two male freshman students' faces while the girls were describing situations where it is perfectly acceptable to wear two the Master Card commercial was 'priceless'. (This is an example of my tune-out powers - I have absolutely NO idea how they arrived at this topic. I missed the entire build up to talking about bras.)

The girls instructed the guys that they always wear two bras when they go running....and then went on to illustrate (with peels of laughter) what happens in a 'one-bra scenario', a 'two-bra scenario' and the dreaded no-bra scenario.

The alternate dual-bra circumstance has to do with endowment. Evidently there are physical benefits to doubling the push of a push-up bra.... This conversation also included hysteria, demonstrations, name dropping, and photos on Facebook featuring the no bra, single bra, and double bra looks.

I should have made a card about support or one with a bra in keeping with the talking points of today's blog. However as I got ready to upload this photo - I realize this card may be on topic after all and I may never look at TWO SCOOPS of ice cream without remembering the 'day of the bras' conversation.

I wasn't even aware that there are 'two-bra situations'.

Sherbet Scoops
~Base card white linen
~Layer of BasicGrey Acid Washed Dawson Collection - Variegated Stripe D
~Orange sheer ribbon layer with orange/yellow dotted grosgrain ribbon
~Taylored Expressions Friendship Blooms die cut flowers - topped with ready made white glitter flowers with blue rhinestones
~Digital image from Super Color Book, colored with Copics
Just Us Girls - color challenge
Sugar Creek Hollow - anything goes
Stamp Something - sweet
Art Impressions - die cuts, punches
Charisma Cardz - use dies
Etsy Inspired - Dollbirdies inspiration
Basic Grey - use something recycled (the orange ribbon is repurposed from a bouquet of flowers)

May the rest of your weekend be sherbet colorful!
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Hello my blogging buddy,neither had I heard of a two bra option,I could have done with that advice in my youth,it's only since I've passed my 40's that I've become blessed with"more than a handful" lol,double push up would have worked wonders for me back then! I love your card,the image is great and those flowers are just fab! Have a great week,Julie.x

  2. Oh my goodness, your card become the punch line lol. Cute and cheerful too, love the colours hugs lin

  3. Great story and even greater card. Props to you!

  4. NO ONE in MY HOUSE, is going to understand why there are tears streaming out of my laughter-induced hysterical eyes! {THAT is a CLASSIC "overheard" story!"} Plus, listen to YOU: continuing the educational process even now! By the time I saw those ice cream scoops, I nearly catapulted from my chair! HILARIOUS! Wait, what? Are you hear for a challenge! We should have made it "funniest story/sharing!" {I'm DYING! I, too, NEVER knew about the doubling up thing! AND I, for one, could probably USE it! Whooop! OVER-SHARE!!!!!} heh heh WHAT and uplifting post, Nancy! Just the RIGHT thing for me, today! Funny - I just thought I needed to buy new sports bras - never even thought of doubling up! HILARIOUS!

    Card? Oh, yeah! COLORS = CHECK! Composition - WONDERFUL! ColorIZING work = FLAWLESS! YOU are such a delight! AS ALWAYS: thanks for SHARING ! Yeeeeee haaaawwwwwww!

  5. I HEAR you - that was a typo, teach! Grade me down, if you must.... ;o)

  6. Oh WOW your post had me in stitches with laughter. I too never knew of these situations. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story and fabulous card. Thanks for joining in Our Sugar Creek Hollow 1 year Blog Hop Celebration and Challenge week .

  7. This is so darn sweet (get it, LOL!) :) What a fabulous card - just delicious!!! Funny story to boot!!! My office is near a few frequented areas and I can tell you some stories too!!! Although your story is particularly funny :)
    Great job! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  8. lovely creation! Thanks for joining in this weeks Die Cuts challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  9. Sooo cute and! Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. SCH DT

  10. So funny! And what a gorgeous card!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired!

  11. What a truly funny story! Kids! I'm a teacher and have learned to tune out, but sometimes tuning in has its advantages and you come out with hysterical stories such as this one! I giggled when your card came into view...the story must have been in the back of your mind while making it! It really is a cute card! Love how you used the JUGs colors! Thanks for playing along with us!

  12. Hi Nancy, I'm already a follower, just popped in to welcome you to the Feline Team. Hugs lin

  13. Hi Nancy
    pop over to delightful challenges and check out the winners post, you WON!!!

  14. Love your funny story! Your card is really sweet too, lovely colours! Thanks for playing along with us at EIC this week!

  15. Ive just seen that it's my Nancy that's joined the Feline Playful team!!!! Good luck with the role! Hope you're enjoying the weekend,Julie x

  16. Hi Nancy, I love overheard conversations & this one was an absolute classic!!! Popped in to say Hi & look forward to working with you at Feline Playful. As soon as I loaded up your page, I realised it's you!... or who I usually refer to as 'the lady with the quotations!' Love random thoughts x

  17. Love your card too, perfect fit to the story he he!

  18. A lovely, colourful card
    Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey, hope you'll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx


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