I've been shopping, and there's been some trauma. Pant trauma. For whatever reason, there is a preponderance of butt-crack pants out there. Low-rise, I believe, is the official term. A drag, in and of itself, because, frankly, no one needs to see that much of my hienie, unless I'm getting paid for it, which is very, very, unlikely. More power to the girls that can pull that off, but I'm not one of them.
The other problem that I'm having with pants-shopping right now, and the other women who experience this will understand, is the problem where yes, they fit the around the butt, but nooo, you could fit two entire hands and a purse down the back of them because they are too big in the waist. Man, it's a blessing and a curse to have that kind of curve going on in the difference in slope, I guess, from your behind's summit to the part where your lower back meets it. (and no, a belt won't help, cuz the fabric bunches one way, the belt goes another, and crap, there's a whole new set of problems)
['Foiled again!' I'm thinking. 'Mwahahahaha!' replies my ass. Just when I thought we were gonna be friends again thanks to the running, the bitch decides to still have it in for me.]
I'm not alone, there were these ladies going on about it in the dressing rooms too, and I piped in, because I couldn't help it, they were talking about the same issue of butt-crack pants, ok, in Spanish, but still--finding someone else that day having the same issue was a relief. Dressing room bonding--something you'd never see the guys do.
It got me to thinking about the perfect pants. They fit four very differently shaped girls, making them all look great, like magic.
I encountered them in the book by Ann Brashares, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." I really liked this book, and the two others that follow it. The pants do have magic, and it would be nice to encounter them somewhere in real life, lol.
I'm very excited that this book was made into a movie, and the movie opens next week. Although it seems that everytime a book gets made into a movie, you take your chances, I'm willing to be optimistic with this one.
Much more optimistic than I am about finding perfect pants to call my own.
And now, good night. :)