Always with, well, you know...

 

Well crack a bottle of Dom on my bow, here it is…my brand spanking new blog.

Ever notice how, as the French say with great conviction, it is the formation, or foundation, of a person that produces their bottom line? Yep… sway, tread or silently creep as you will, my Mom was right: you want to wear the appropriate undergarments because they help everything else  lay smoother. Brings out the best of your assets. Un huh, I rolled my eyes too, but of course now I recognize that despite the Barbie-doll “I grew up in the 50’s” post-war zeal for perfection, she was right. And yes, I was regularly questioned as to the appropriateness of my undergarments:  this is not fiction.

Though I seriously doubt the necessity of publishing my thoughts, it is in honor of my Mom, Marilynn, and keeping the best of her quirky humor alive that I am creating this blog. Although it is now 8 years that she’s not here to ask me when the last time was that I went through my closet, or checked to make sure I had something to wear should I receive a last-minute invitation to a swanky dinner from any random prince charming, the critical thing to remember is how she made me laugh and groan simultaneously. This is no trick for amateurs. For me, unlike her, it has always been a struggle to get it all together.  I am proud to say, though, that YES:  ultimately I do have the appropriate undergarments in my arsenal to get me through just about any battle that comes my way.

Frayed and flawed though I am (most especially on a Monday) this is the kind of thing that really defines a person. So as I continue to check that my underwear has no holes or tears (“what if, God forbid, you’re in an accident?”), in the contest of everyday life we all have the need to protect and clothe our naked selves.  As she asked me completely arbitrarily one day, phoning me from hundreds of miles away, “Are you naked?”  Well, yes, Mom I am.  But not to worry, as you taught me (and several of my dearest friends…you know who you are) the value and relevance of always maintaining my bottom line…

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