Monday, June 8, 2009


Just now, I wrote an email. I do that. A whole bunch.

As I do every day, I typed it up quickly and, on autopilot, zipped my mouse up to Send. Just before clicking Send I decided to do a quick proofread. I hadn't planned on it as the thing wasn't of the nature that generally merits taking the time for a last read-through before handing off to the courier.

I'm ever so glad that I scanned this one.

I often sign off my emails



(Short for "Best regards.")

This time I wrote



Three cheers for proofreading.

And slowing down.


Could this have been Freudian? Am I wishing for breasts 'cause I have none? Do I yen to be buxom? I can confidently say no. Down with cleavage. Up with sternums.
Down with big. Up with pleasantly petite. (Good thing el husband [ardently] agrees.)

Remind me sometime to tell you about how my mom (the witty Hen whose comments you so enjoy) once told me (in a tone of reassurance, if I recall correctly) that more than a handful is unnecessary, and I countered to say that, rather, more than a mouthful is just waste. Oh, wait--I just did.


Jessica said...

haha. my mother always said "more than a wine glass is wasted." although, not being a wine drinker, it didn't mean much...

Megan said...

J, that's genius. In my case it's "more than a shot glass . . . " but not being a drinker . . .

Megan and Keli'i said...

After three kids and breastfeeding, I yearn for breasts, I say with confidence. Even if they are petite ones because they are now non-existent. Maybe I should now sign my letter "Breast, Megan."

Alicia said...

That's funny.

Jessica said...

Megan, I'm more of a "shot glass" girl myself. I used to yearn for those "wine glasses," but now that i'm a grown up I have realized that "wine glasses" would be annoying.

although i am concerned about the post-breastfeeding breasts. i've heard scary stories....(good thing children are not in my immediate future)

Megan and Keli'i said...

Or maybe I should sign my letters: "Breast Wishes" because I do...wish that I had some, that is. And how I do wish I had read your post that is now an un-post. Curiosity.

Jessica said...

i am also curious about the mystery post. especially since the dang googley reader imports several sentences, which whets my appetite and then nada.

although, i do respect your reasoning for taking the post down. sensitivity is a great quality just like thinking is. they go hand in hand.

L said...

The curiosity sparked by Remarks from Sparks just adds to why she is so provocative and deserves to win that little blog award.

[Morgan] said...

i had a dream the other night that one of my deflated boobs hung down to my belly button. i was frantic and couldn't figure out how to fix it.
i guess that is the trama having 2 children has caused me and my chest:)
and, wow. i missed something (above post),that's what i get for taking a blog break.