Friday, March 16, 2012
I'm at a bit of a standstill on the boat right now. I have one project that requires me to lay on the frozen ground that I have been delaying, but other than that there isn't a whole lot that I can do at the moment.Since I was home anyway, and the place looked like I'd thrown a party for twenty wild dogs, I decided to clean up a little bit. I threw in a load of laundry and put some dishes in the dishwasher and started into my office where countless papers were littering every flat surface. I was tossing stuff madly into the trash when I came across the words-chicken bras scratched on a slip of paper.I had read that when writing, one should write down ideas, even in the middle of the night. If you can't use them now, they may come in handy later.I can't remember if I was in the middle of some erotic, Salvadore Dahli type dream or what, but for some unknown reason, the thought of chicken bras came to mind sometime in my past, so I wrote it down. We eat a fair amount of chicken- usually breast meat. Whenever I go to Costco I usually buy one or two multi-packs.Sometimes the breasts are unusually large- which may be why the thought of constraining them came to mind, I honestly don't know. Before anyone gets any strange ideas about me, believe me, I have no desire to see a Rhode Island Red prancing down the runway modeling the latest in chicken lingerie at a Victoria's Secret show. Much like the idea of the Dog-Mote, I felt like the chicken bra idea needed to be put out there to see if I've got a money making scheme or if I should put it back in the- not ready for prime time file. I didn't want to be totally unprepared to write this post, so I did a MINOR amount of research on the bra.Honestly. I don't think Jan would appreciate my spending hours researching all the intimate details of ladies undergarments, regardless of how scientific the study might be. I did discover that a lady named Mary Phelps Jacob is credited with making the first bra. Apparently the corset she had didn't work with her fancy gown, so she sewed a few handkerchiefs together with some silk ribbon and there you go, the bra was born. I understand that Minoan women used some semblance of a bra back in 2500 BC, but fashion designs changed and modern women didn't care to have their breasts exposed, so it didn't take off here. It was probably warmer there anyway. I remember watching a Seinfeld episode where George's father took off his shirt in front of Cramer and the bra for men was invented. They were having an argument as to whether it should be named the Manzierre or the Bro. I've known a few guys who could benefit from a garment like that. I hope I don't find myself in need some day. It could be hard to live-down in the locker room, trying to explain why you needed the extra support.