shallow thoughts: i want a skinny mirror

monday night we went to our town square for mia's birthday party. they have a large splash pad and red rock river, tables with shade, waterfalls--it's pretty cool, and the kids are ALL over it. the thing i was all over? the mirror in the women's bathroom.

you KNOW what kind of mirror i'm talking about here, ladies--a skinny mirror. that mirror that we prize above all others was hanging there on the wall next to a line of bathroom stalls, and i was desperate to rip it off the cinder block and run away with it. i loved it so much that i was considering a brief engagement and then a hurried, shotgun wedding, because i didn't think i could live without it. i would dare say women the world over would pay mad duckets (see slang term of the day) to have this lovely in their possession.

this mirror literally took 20 pounds off right off the bat, then enlongated you to "lean drink of water" status. i turned one way and then the other, then turned around and looked at my backside. then back around to front, turned to the side, then to the other side.... i couldn't get enough. it reminded me of the mirror my mom had at the end of the hall in our morningside home. i spent many, many, MANY minutes taking in my express button-down, fold-over high-waisted glory......or whining about the lack thereof.

vain, much? you ask. well, show me a woman who doesn't want to look thinner, and i'll show you a BIG FAT LIAR.

one day i would like to just not care about what kind of mirror i have. but i'm not holding my breath.....

18 comments:

Lesley said...

What if it wasn't the mirror? Ever think that you are just rockin' hottness?

Amy said...

You are rockin' hotness, but I do understand your love of a skinny mirror. The huge mirror in Meg's room is just leaning against the wall and it tends to have a slimming effect. So instead of asking Big Daddy if "these jeans make my butt look fat?", I just go in her room and save him the pressure of a lie... I just lie to myself!

Holly said...

After my vaca, I'm looking for anything at all that will make me look skinny! Why don't they just make all mirrors that way? It's kind of like jeans that run big... I'm sorry, but if I can go down a size, I'm buyin'! It seems like marketing 101 if you ask me! MAKE ALL GIRLS FEEL SKINNIER THAN THEY REALLY ARE! :)

Hacking it up said...

I want a skinny mirror!!! You know what I think would be better than that? If everyone wore "skinny "glasses, so that when they look at me they think, "Hey, look how skinny that chick is...I wonder how she does that when she's cramming her mouth full of peanut m&m's..."

jennie w. said...

Omgirl (Arianne, who happens to be my sister) bought me one for a housewarming gift. It is the best mirror ever. It's such a rude awakening when I pass by an ordinary mirror and catch a glimpse of myself. "Oh no, that's not me. I'm skinny!" She might have gotten in at BB&Beyond.

tara said...

dude yes.
the mirror inside Libby's armoir is a skinny b mirror. LOVE it. everyone needs a skinny mirror. you should have ripped that baddy off the wall and hauled A out of there. Those gems are hard to come by.

Kami said...

Where can I get one? I want one, I need one!

patrick & carly said...

I'll take a skinny mirror, thanks!

Amy said...

I know exactly what you are saying. If I actually put my mind to it, put in the extra time, changed my eating habits, etc etc. then I would have my dream body. But I prefer to spend my time with my fam, eat delicious food, and enjoy life. Who says there is anything wrong with a little cottage cheese.

Karisti and the boys said...

Wo- i am totally missing out on the whole main street plaza/skinny mirror thing.. I gots to get there! I've heard how awesome it is from everyone,but never have I heard this important detail....the bathroom will be my first stop!

Mia said...

No lying here! I WANT A SKINNY MIRROR!!!

Omgirl said...

Dude, I tried on a bathing suit in a mirror like that at a Modbe party the other day. Smartest thing that consultant ever did was bring that mirror. I actually LIKED looking at myself in that swim suit!

angerine said...

I worked one summer as a counselor at a fat camp in Mass so I totally got the scoop on DIY skinny mirrors. Here's what you need to know: go to walmart or target and buy one of those flimsy $10 cheapie mirrors. Instead of hanging it, sit it on the floor a few inches from the wall and lean it against the wall. This should make it curve a little bit concave and Wah-LAH. skinny mirror.
Careful not to get greedy though-at fat camp we broke the mirror because we kept bending it more and more to look skinnier and skinnier. Ahhh, lessons learned at fat camp.

Alice Wills Gold said...

If we could all just live IN a skinny mirror! I would probably look just about like Mariah did in that video!! :)

Kristi said...

I am so with you on this--mama would love & marry a skinny mirror. Speaking of mirrors, I hate Old Navy's mirrors because it adds about 40 lbs (or it actually shows me what I look like in reality) either way, I'm not a fan... :)

But I am a fan of yours...

Renee said...

How about a no stretch mark mirror.

Tiburon said...

Will you pick me one up too? They have one of these at the Diabetes Center and I always make a point to use that bathroom so I can see Skinny Tib. Mama likey :)

Allison M. said...

Yes! I know (and love) that very mirror!