Monday, August 22, 2011

Too Much Information - The Underwear Meme LIVES!

I remember Underoos fondly. Along with white bread, a cool lunchbox, and neon orange legwarmers, these were on the long list of things that I desperately wanted but couldn’t have.

I don’t think my parents were being cruel when they said no, they were just being foreign. Some of those things were just expensive, but the other ones were just impractical, so why would I want them.

Underoos, I imagine, my mother thought was weird. I think having faces on underpants freaked her out.

A while ago, Jen Burke threw her panties at me. Well, she threw the Too Much Information Underwear Meme at me, same thing. I was busy with Write On Con so haven’t had the chance to respond properly. Since I’m currently wearing both long and short underwear, I guess now’s as good a time as ever.

Do you have any commonly used nicknames for them?
For a while, while living in London, confusion reigned supreme. I would say something innocent to a co-worker like “I like your pants.” And they would say “You can see my pants!!?” Eventually figured out that ‘pants’ are undies and ‘trousers’ are pants. I use the following terms: Undies, panties, underpants, bombacha (Spanish) and undermapants.

Have you ever had that supposedly common dream of being in a crowded place in only your bloomers?
Nope. I’m astounded at how little I dream about underclothes.

What is the worst thing you can think of to make long johns out of?
 Barbed wire.

If you were a pair of small clothes, what color would you be, and WHY?
 Viridian. Because it sounds like several colors at once.

Have you ever thrown your bloomers at a rock star or other celebrity? If so, which one(s)? If not, which one(s) WOULD you throw your bloomers at, given the opportunity?

No. Throwing panties and burning bras is so last century. I just don’t think that undergarments have as much power to shock anymore. I see under wear all the time, peeking out of low slung pants (trousers). Throwing them in public is kind of a big yawn.

You’re out of clean drawers. What do you do?
 Wash some? Put on yoga pants and a cute dress? Bathing suit bottoms? Depends on where I have to be.

Are you old enough to remember Underoos? If so, did you have any? Which ones?
 See above.

Abandon all hope ye who enter here…
 Should be written across a pair of Victoria’s Secret sweat pants instead of ‘Pink’ or “Hottie.” Those I’d buy in a nano second.

How many bloggers does it take to put small clothes on a goat?
 You mean before said goat eats them? Like the owl in the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial, I’ll say, THREE.

Now, I’m going to throw my (pink with purple polka-dot) undies at:
Laura Campbell
An Alleged Author
and Misha at My First Book


  1. I never knew there was so much to think about regarding underwear and underoos.

  2. You've brought back memories. Oh, the Underoos! Loved 'em!

    Did you know they make adult-size Underoos?! Even Wonder Woman!

    OK, I think I've said enough (too much). ;0)

    Doing the Sparkfest!
    The Write Soil

  3. I thought wool was the worst answer, but your answer of barbed wire takes the cake. That would be awful!

  4. Such a funny post! Definitely some laugh out loud moments.

    Nice to meet you--I'm a fellow campaigner in your YA group.

  5. I love this post! I especially love your Victoria Secret answer--to that I say AMEN!

  6. I loved underoos, and like you, never had a pair. I did have green leg warmers, though!

    Just popping in to say "Hi" from you YA campaign group.

  7. I came over from the campaigners to say hi. I'm off to google 'underoos' now. My education is obviously sadly lacking :)

  8. So my introduction to my new Campaigner groupee is a post on undies. Very interesting. Nice to meet you ^_^

  9. That owl used to drive me crazy! Nice to meet you and thanks for following my blog. :)

  10. Hey fellow Campaigners, I'll be over to visit you very soon!
    @michael - you have no idea how deep and intricate a subject underoos can be!
    @lydia - really, that owl was not a nice bird at all. I think that commercial put me off tootsie roll pops for life!
    @dawn, thanks for visiting. Will check out your Spark entry!


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