Hat hair, boob bag, toilet water / Pelo de sombrero, teta bolsa, eau de toilette

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The MRIs were a bust yesterday. For the first lumbar MRI a few weeks ago, I didn’t have to fast. No one told me I had to fast yesterday for the other MRI I was having. Also, the radiologist had not been informed that the second lumbar MRI was with contrast. Everyone was nice and apologetic. The radiologist phoned my doctor and got things clarified but by then it was too late to do the lumbar MRI. I didn’t want to have to schedule two separate MRIs. So they’ve been rescheduled back-to-back for 2 June. Nearly a month away. I then had to go upstairs to reschedule one of the follow-up doctor appointments because he needs to see me after the MRI. I was going to go to the gym when I got home. Instead, I went back to bed. It all made me stressed and depressed. But then last night I had a revelation: Ignorance is bliss.

Let’s go back to the Automobile and Fashion Museum for another quick look around. But, first, a story: When I was around 5 years old, my father gave me money to go to the corner drugstore in North Massapequa to buy a mother’s day gift (from me, not from him). The saleswoman at the perfume counter helped me. I had $2 (it was a long time ago), which I showed her. She suggested “toilet water in a very pretty bottle.” I remember it being $1.79. I bought it although I was mortified to give it to my mother. Yes, it was a pretty bottle but it was still water from the toilet. I needn’t have worried. There’s no way she ever used it. Click here to learn what she did with the Chanel #5 my father bought her.


Las resonancias magnéticas fueron un fracaso ayer. Para la primera RM lumbar hace unas semanas, no tuve que ayunar. Nadie me dijo que tenía que ayunar ayer para la otra RM que me estaban haciendo. Además, la radióloga no había sido informado de que la segunda RM lumbar era con contraste. Todos fueron amables y se disculparon. La radióloga llamó a mi doctora y aclaró las cosas, pero para entonces ya era demasiado tarde para hacer la RM lumbar. No quería tener que programar dos RM separadas. Así que han sido reprogramados para el 2 de junio. Falta casi un mes. Luego tuve que subir las escaleras para reprogramar una de las citas médicas de seguimiento porque necesita verme después de la RM. Iba a ir al gimnasio cuando llegara a casa. En cambio, volví a la cama. Todo me estresaba y me deprimía. Pero anoche tuve una revelación: La ignorancia es felicidad.

Volvamos al Museo del Automóvil y la Moda para dar otro vistazo rápido. Pero, primero, una historia: Cuando tenía alrededor de 5 años, mi padre me dio dinero para ir a la farmacia de la esquina en North Massapequa a comprar un regalo para el día de la madre (de mí, no de él). La vendedora del mostrador de perfumes me ayudó. Yo tenía $2 (fue hace mucho tiempo), que le mostré. Ella sugirió “toilet water [eau de toilette, ¿agua de inodoro?] en una botella muy bonita”. Recuerdo que era $1.79. Lo compré aunque me mortificaba dárselo a mi madre. Sí, era una botella bonita pero seguía siendo agua del inodoro . No debería haberme preocupado. No hay forma de que ella lo haya usado alguna vez. Haz clic aquí para saber qué hizo con el Chanel #5 que le compró mi padre.

• That’s what I call hat hair!
• ¡Eso es lo que yo llamo en inglés “hat hair” [pelo de sombrero]! Es un peinado que se arruina después de estar debajo de un sombrero. Creo que en español significa “pelo chafado”, que pierde algo en la traducción.
• No more searching your purse when you need a perfume refresher. The water from the toilet I gave my mother was in a bottle shaped just like the five little ones.
• Ya no tendrá que buscar más en su cartera cuando necesite un perfume refrescante. El agua del inodoro que le di a mi madre estaba en una botella con la forma de los cinco pequeños.
• Going out for the evening with a bottle of champagne? Bring a quilt with you in case you don’t make it home. And who paired that skirt with that top?!?
• ¿Salir por la noche con una botella de champán? Trae una colcha contigo en caso de que no llegues a casa. ¿Y quién combinó esa falda con esa blusa?!?
• You can fill them as much or as little as you like. I would probably go with just the top two for a perkier look.
• Puedes llenarlos tanto o tan poco como quieras. Probablemente iría solo con los dos primeros para una apariencia más alegre.

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Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

28 thoughts on “Hat hair, boob bag, toilet water / Pelo de sombrero, teta bolsa, eau de toilette”

  1. Relax and enjoy the beach, the Saint, and the boys (cats). Now what would I put in the lower bags?

    1. David:
      Had a great, long walk, partly on the beach. Lower bags? Condoms?

  2. The Bosom Bags™ are a hoot! Fashion can be fun and fabulous and a complete waste of time!

    I, too, remember “toilet water” and wondering why anyone would wear it. The name still bothers me.

    1. Bob:
      I was seriously unhappy when I left that drugsstore. I couldn’t believe I spent my money on water from the toilet. And I knew even then that I couldn’t be very good toilet water for $1.79.

    1. Sassybear:
      I pretty much took David’s advice. Had a great afternoon.

    1. Debra:
      Your brassiere purse post is hilarious. Bette Midler did a routine about Cosmo mag’s instructions on who cannot go braless. Something about testing by seeing if your boob is big enough to hold a pencil in place beneath it. She said under hers she shoved, among other things, a Smith Corona typewriter.

  3. Those are from the Auto museum in Malaga? Wow, I need to go back and study the details more! I didn’t see any of these. I especially like the “boob bags” on that pink top. Now I understand the title of your post 🤣 Pretty sure noone ever wore that! 🤔 I had a similar thing happen with a procedure where I shouldn’t have eaten and there were so many chances for that office to let me know. They failed all of them(and I never went back there!). Alas, it was the nurse who was checking me in for the procedure who asked when I ate last………and then promptly sent me home after she learned I had breakfast just a few hours prior. I get it that mistakes happen but goodness!! That is a huge thing to miss!! I hope the back to back MRIs go much smoother for you.

    1. tobyo:
      I didn’t notice these my first time at the museum, but there was a lot to see. Or maybe they circulate their collection.

      I don’t know who screwed up, but I must say every member of staff handled it well. I’m still hoping I get a phone call that they have an opening earlier than June.

  4. Well, I can see why the toilet water was added to the purses, they look like crap!
    On a positive note, I really like the hat hair. The boob bags, not so much. Are pockets that hard to add to women’s clothing? 🙂
    I hope you get this whole lumbar thing squared away, Scoot. I hate that you’re in so much pain. Hugs, sweetie.

    1. Deedles:
      Right now, just an achy back. Doesn’t stop me for walking and exercising. They ARE ugly purses, aren’t they! I love the hat hair.

      1. Deedles:
        You’re just imagining yourself stuck being social and having your own comforter to sneak off with during the party.

      2. Hey, no hermit shaming, Scoot! I was actually thinking of adding fishnet stockings and doing the Can-Can! 🙂

      3. Deedles:
        Photos please. Or, better yet, video. Tell Balder Half we all want to see it.

  5. That pink jacket with the four bags has me laughing out loud. Honestly. Who thinks up this stuff?

    Based on the Chanel No. 5 story, your mom was probably thrilled with the toilet water. All she had to do was look at it!

    1. Steve:
      I don’t remember my mother looking at the toilet water for long. The bottle didn’t get displayed along with the Chanel #5. I also remember my mother being very unimpressed with the gift. That purse jacket is quite elegant… without the purses. Nice fabric. But my favorite is the hat hair.

  6. I remember that Channel No. 5 being too strong, making it an unpleasant scent. Same with Liz Taylor’s White Diamond. When gifted with those scents, I’d use them as we today use febreze room deodorizer spray, Wonder how your dad felt about having to look at the bottle going unused. Those wigs are fabulous, but that pink jacket is a no for me. I think the designer was making a subtle dig at how us ladies start out life with our tatas in the upper coin bags and experience them falling to the lower bags.

    1. Shirley:
      The first time I visited my sister in England, I was 19 and she was 21, I asked what she wanted me to pick up at Duty Free. She said Chanel #5 — but not the toilet water, the perfume. That was 1973 and it cost me $60! Had I known and had I known my mother’s story, I would have just stolen her Chanel #5.

    1. Kelly:
      In my mother’s case, one bottle of Chanel #5 lasts 70 years. I’m living very happily in my ignorance… finally.

  7. Judging by the title, I thought your blog post was going to be entirely different…. and you didn’t disappoint, LOL! Perhaps the Automobile & Fashion Museum should be renamed Oddities R Us…

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      I read about the museum when we first moved to Málaga Province. I had no interest. But every time someone I knew went there, they raved about it. It’s now a favorite. So entertaining.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I was seriously upset that day. I don’t remember when I learned that it was OK.

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