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Angela ([personal profile] candesco) wrote2012-12-10 09:22 pm

holy shit you guys, markstrom's a competent goalie again!

...whoa, it's been almost two months! Hello, internet. In summary:

I got a job, then the family exploded all over the place with drama, then my hours got cut dramatically (I went from 3 days a week to 'whenever someone calls out'), then I ended up super depressed, and now I'm helping my sister pack and working to find a job somewhere else, but whatever happens, E and I are going to be living together or both have awesome jobs in geographically incompatible places come February and that's awesome.

For a change of subject, my sister has, for the past year or so, been obsessed with bra sizing and it's kind of darling. She's working towards opening up a store of her very own, and she's also been fitting me right now. The story of me and bras has been a long and horrible thing -- minimizers at age 13 because I was measuring a 30G, okay -- but since July, I've been wearing bras that are better and better fit to my size/shape and breast tissue has been migrating back and we finally, today, found a bra that puts my breasts where they belong and gives them the right shape and helps define my waist as a thing that exists. Gayle and I both ordered bras from here and we both were simply blown away by how perfect they were -- they won't work for everyone, because nothing does, but they're a narrow/deep cup instead of the more usual wide cup and while we both need larger back sizes, holy crap can I ever recommend them. (Also the big thing for me is that the center gore is SUPER narrow, which is great because my only complaint with my current set of bras is that because all of my breast tissue hasn't totally migrated to where it belongs, the gore gets really uncomfortable by the end of the day because it's forcing tissue to the right place and owie.)

But today, I realized something which is completely mundane to so many people, but I haven't been able to do this since I was twelve -- I can order panties that match the bras I'm wearing and my underwear is fun. My bras are colorful for the first time since I "grew out" of "normal" bras, back when I was still a fairly manageable size (Victoria's Secret claimed they could fit me back then; they send me to Lane Bryant now and I wear a goddamn 32 back). At the moment, no one is seeing my underwear, but boy is it ever nice to be able to have something cute on instead of something I really don't want anyone to see me in.

(Also, you're probably in the wrong bra. Have an awesome link and stop adding inches to your underbust measurement to determine your band size.

I need to go to bed now so that I can do a ton of work in the morning and make some money. (I'm writing up some curriculum for work because they feel bad about taking away all of my hours and I told them in that conversation that I'm interested in pursuing a career in curriculum development because it's fun.) I also need to finish clearing through my things so that I can hopefully pack all of my stuff into a car and go as soon as I find employment. (I'm only applying to jobs outside of Miami because as much as I needed to be home, I need to not be around the family drama at this point. Also because there's nothing that fits both my qualifications and my salary requirements in order to be able to make rent/eat food/have internet access.)