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Swimming, Skating, and Matrixing - cellophane
the story of an invisible girl
renniekins
renniekins
Swimming, Skating, and Matrixing
Yesterday was an interesting day. [I love the word "interesting", because it can mean anything. It's the most undescriptive of adjectives.]

I began by shaving my legs, then I went bathing suit shopping. I am leaving for San Diego in four days! I'm hoping to spend a lot of time at beaches and pools, in the sun, because I have endured for too long this long dark Michigan winter. I have a handful of old bathing suits, but none of them were bought when I was at this current weight. So none of them look quite right.

Well, it was torture. I may be at my lowest weight in years (okay 3 pounds over it, but I digress), but I am still nowhere near swimsuit-model-weight. For some reason, I wanted a two-piece. Why? Well, I'm not sure. Maybe just to inflict more torture on myself. Maybe because I like the idea of being small enough to wear a bikini. Maybe because I like the feel of sun on my tummy. Maybe because I want to show off my tattoo.

Regardless, a bathing suit has got to be the least flattering item of clothing that a girl can wear in public. It exposes everything. The Scary Thighs? In plain view. And if your hips are a bit squishy, like mine? The elastic can turn them into lovehandles. Ack!

I tried on dozens of tiny pieces of skimpy overpriced fabric, growing more and more discouraged. I found several tops I liked a lot, but the bottoms were the real challenge. Probably because that is the challenging part of my body. Finally I settled on something, and I took it home. I've tried it on a couple more times in front of my mirror, wondering if I can really go out in public looking like this. Well....I can always wear shorts over it most of the time.... then it should look okay. I hope!

My next task of the day was my synchro team's "Nationals Send-off Exhibition". We were supposed to be at the rink at 5:30. I figured I'd do my hair and maybe part of my makeup at home, then do the rest at the rink. At 4:30 I got into uniform, and started to do my hair.

That's when I realized I couldn't find my makeup bag. I have a little round plastic bag in which I keep all the vital "head stuff" for competition. It has our team makeup, the tools I need to do my hair (Hairdini, hair spray, some rubber bands, a comb), my competition earrings, and the sparkly rhinestone barrette we wear in our hair.

I couldn't find the darn thing anywhere.

I still haven't found it. I ransacked my house looking for it, and it was nowhere to be found. I can't believe it's not here! It always travels in my skatebag with me at competition, then when I'm not competing I usually pull it out and leave it either near my skatebag or in the bathroom. It wasn't in either of those places. It wasn't anywhere I looked. SHIT!!!! I was growing gradually more panicked, as I looked in more and more places and didn't find it. I looked in my car. I looked everywhere.... except for wherever it is, I guess.

I've been racking my brain, trying to remember where I might have put it. I suppose it's possible that it got left in Traverse City. I tried calling the girl I'd stayed with there, but if I recall correctly she is on vacation right now. I don't know when she's getting back.

Finally I realized that I was very late, so I did my hair quickly (poorly), then dashed off to the exhibition. I borrowed somebody else's makeup, and I skated without the earrings or barrette. (But I smiled extra big so nobody would notice.) At first I was frustrated and on-edge, but I managed to put it out of my head while we warmed up and skated.

We had a pretty good skate. A few friends and coworkers came to watch, which was really cool. They seemed to enjoy it. Afterwards my sister and I went to Baker's Square with two of them, and we had yummy chicken. We were too full for pie, so we took it home to eat later.

While eating, we discovered that none of us had yet seen the third Matrix movie, and that it was playing at the cheap theater in an hour. So we spontaneously decided to go and watch it. Sis bowed out, but the other three of us went. It was okay...I'm glad I finally saw it. Now that I've seen the third Ring movie and the third Matrix movie, I feel less unfinished.

Except that I still haven't found my $%#& makeup bag. This is Not Good. It's round clear plastic, with a zipper, and I think a green flower or something on it. It could be anywhere. Let me know if you see it.
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anderale From: anderale Date: February 28th, 2004 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Gah! I hate it when I lose things that way. I am constantly misplacing items, but losing it to the point that you don't know what town it might be in must be more frustrating than anything. When I moved last year, I lost a set of craft items (like my complete set of exacto tools) and I've ransacked the house.

In circumstances such as these, I believe that the items go into another dimension, much like the mysterious missing socks. Sometimes, if you ask the universe nicely enough, the items will return as mysteriously as they disappeared!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 28th, 2004 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah....I just realized that I think I tucked my watch and ring into the bag last competition, for safe-keeping. So not only am I missing vital competition gear, but some nice jewlery!! Argh. It must be somewhere though...I hope the universe returns it soon....
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: February 28th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Yikes! I hate not being able to find things! Especially last minute in a time crunch like that. I hope you find it soon! I'll keep my eyes open for it at the rink cause I'm there every day. If I were you, I would also send an email or call the skating club up in Traverse City to see if anyone found it. They might have but not know whose it is if there was no name on it or anything. Just a thought.
P.S. I almost forgot, you guys were awesome last night! I hadn't seen your program yet this year and I really liked it, VERY entertaining! :)
I hope you guys win in SD!!
P.P.S. I didn't even notice you didn't have your earings or barette! The smiling extra big must have worked. *grin*
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 28th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know, I'm going crazy trying to figure out where it is!! I can't believe I managed to lose it. Great idea: I just emailed the TC ice arena, and I'll probably call monday during business hours too. Of course I never thought to put my name or club on it...darn it. If you could look around DSC that'd be awesome.

ps - Thanks! I'm really glad you got to watch us this time; I was hoping you would! Me too!!

pps - Yay, it worked! heehee. (:

ppps - You guys looked awesome last night also...like always!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 29th, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good news: it's been found! Yay, now we can go to nationals without worrying. (: See ya there!!!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 28th, 2004 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Its not here.

Big Hug IOU since you must be really upset to use such language.
juliebata From: juliebata Date: February 28th, 2004 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Swimsuit shopping...

Every gals nightmare! *AAK!*
I'll need to do it before Wiscon, which is in May. I like those "tankini" suits, my thighs are OK, but I've got a bit of "squish" in the tummy, so those kind of suits are best for me! I hope you get a lot of use for your new swimsuit in sunny California!
And I hope you find your makeup bag!

-Julie


renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 29th, 2004 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Swimsuit shopping...

I tried on a tankini, and I liked the way it looked. But I couldn't show off my tat or sun my tummy without pulling it up, and it looked really bad pulled up. Oh well!

Found it! Yay! Thanks. (:
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 29th, 2004 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Swimsuit

Target had mix and match 2 piece swimsuits in today's circular for $14.99, but that might not be available in your region. Hope you find your makeup and jewelery.
From: jgoodall Date: March 3rd, 2004 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)
You're worrying too much about the swimming suit girl! You look good in ANYTHING! :) Have a fun time in San Diego.
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