Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Grab Bag

I’ll admit it. I like to live on the edge. Sprinkling blue cheese crumbles on my salad. Spiking my eggnog with a tad ‘o rum. Taking a chance on a fart (darn it, another shart).

That’s why I voluntarily risked a bathing suit. It’s this thing called a grab bag - HERE.

You pay way less than the retail price ($13.99 for this mystery suit) and accept your fate.

grabbag

Some might call this foolish and risky. After all, you could end up with something like this:

worstsuit

Or this:

worstsuit1

But to me, playing it safe is over rated.

Here’s my promise to you. No matter what hideous thing comes my way, I will wear it and wear it proud. I get a suit in the pattern of the U.S. flag? I’m all over it in all it’s patriotic beauty. Bugs bunny and road runner running up and down my ass? I’m there.

The pussy posse won’t know what hit ‘em.

I’ll let you know when it gets here.

Ever done the grab bag thing? How’d it work out?

Okay, I’m off to yoga. Here’s hoping Pigeon Pose doesn’t kill my hip.

Hoping for the best or at least a good photo op,

SUAR

42 comments:

  1. Splish has a grab bag for 19.99. I got a wonder woman suit which I love. Also, Splish is better quality, in my opinion:)

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  2. I seriously just love your blog. You have me in fits of giggles daily.

    I swam competitively for a good long time--and did the grab bag thing all of the time. Mostly it is just last seasons "patterns" or what have you. Usually they are just kind of blah stripey, swirly or starburst patterns. At least for the Speedo and Nike grab bags I always did.

    I personally kind of love the wild and bright colors of the Dolfin Uglies. Please tell me you've seen those!

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  3. I swear by the Swim Outlet grab bag. I like that you can pick the brand (usually go with TYR), and I've been pleased with what I've gotten thus far. At least you can feel good that it will be a racing suit, even if the pattern isn't your first choice!

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  4. I haven't ever done the grab bag thing but I can't wait to see how it turns out! : )

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  5. I've always been too nervous to grab-bag it! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

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  6. Ha...I love it. Can't wait to see what you get.

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  7. You are living on the edge woman!!! Can't wait to see what you get. Those pictures made my breakfast come back up. I LOVE the new picture of you running at the top....sexy. Good luck at yoga, be careful!

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  8. My uncle did the grab bag thing with his wife ... an equal number of men and women all decided to get married and they mix and matched about 2 weeks before their weddings ... didn't turn out well.

    I think a bathing suit grab bag is a pretty fun and safe risk to take!

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  9. YOu are killing me!! I can't wait to see your results. I am badly in need of a new suit as mine is four sizes too big. Depending on the outcome of your adventure I may try as well.

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  10. When I was a kid I used to buy LP/CD grab bags at the record store. I got a few good really obscure things if I recall correctly and tried to sell the rest back.

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  11. must have photographic evidence...

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  12. Last week I ordered a grab bag of running socks, 6 pairs for 30 dollars. They are great. They turned out to be leftovers from swag bags at various races. Now anyone looking at my socks will think I took part in the Pinehurst Tri and the Las Vegas RnR Marathon.

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  13. I've had a grab bag in my online shopping cart before, but just couldn't pull the trigger. Can't wait to see what you end up with!!

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  14. I have thought about doing the grab bag for my kids. I really prefer the poly blend suits because they seem to last longer in the chlorine, so I wish they would let you specify material. Good Luck.

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  15. I have done the men’s jammer grab bag a couple times. Never a problem. Always a black jammer with a side panel of a different color - once was a red snake skin pattern - one was a blue water pattern. Both fine for me.

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  16. You HAVE to try to Splish ones!

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  17. I used to do it all the time when I was swimming more. Usually it isn't too bad, although I did get a really ugly yellow and black bumblebee looking suit once. Once I was able to embrace its ugliness though it was okay. Good luck!

    Also, I must say that pink suit is awesome... I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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  18. I have had pretty good luck with TYR grab bags. I did get one suit that looked OK dry but showed WAY TOO much wet. I still take the chance because the price is great even counting for a dud. (If I go bald like you suggested for biking, maybe I can pull it out again.)

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  19. Ana-Maria (Running and Living) got a killer Wonderwoman suit - I hope you get it, too - it rocked!

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  20. Such a Risk-Taker! That kinda sounds like fun! Maybe I'll do that some day!

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  21. way to live dangerously. i cannot wait to see what 13.99 gets you ;)

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  22. No grab bag history here. I can't wait to see what you get :) I'm thinking a walk on the wild side might be fun.

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  23. I need to know how this ends!! I hate suspense woman.

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  24. your crazy...blue cheese?? wow :P
    can't wait to see...

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  25. Darn it! I wanted to see the picture. Such a tease!!! Guess I'll just have to keep coming back to see what you got in the bag. Hmmm....maybe that was the master plan? :)


    Nellie
    http://midlifecruiser.blogspot.com
    (36 year old fulltime RVer living la vida loca with a cute-butt husband and a stink-butt dog!)

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  26. You are a brave woman! No way would I risk a swim suit without trying it on. :shudder: Can't wait to see your goodies! (not THOSE goodies... well, hopefully they won't be showing........)

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  27. where do you come up with these things!?!

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  28. I have a splish wonderwoman suit, too. But, I haven't been in a pool since I got it. Boo.

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  29. Grab bags rock! I used to get them when I did swim team in high school, all the same quality, just different patterns and styles. I never got anything weird but then again TYR and Speedo don't really sell that many weird looking designs.

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  30. I did the mystery product thing once when I was a kid. I used to mail order stuff all the time from some little catalog full of crazy stuff. I ended up with these oversized blue ears that you could fit over your own ears, I guess just in case you wanted to have big blue ears :)

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  31. This could be interesting...I've never had the balls to try myself. I'm a big Dolphins Uglies fan. The price is usually $29 and they have great patterns and last forever.

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  32. interesting.. i want to try it just to see what i get!

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  33. Heck yeah I did a grab bag suit! Mine is ridiculous... it's like some retro 80s hot pink/blue/chartreuse thing that makes me laugh every time I put it on. But ya know what? It rocks and at least it was cheap!

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  34. The pigeon and I go hand and whatever pigeons have (feet, claws, TALONS!!!!)

    I like the idea of living life on the edge.....you are one big risktaker my friend and I love it.

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  35. Never heard of the grab bag. Come on frontless fuschia number!

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  36. I love your bravery. But we all know that no matter what comes, you'll make it look good.
    I don't want to miss this one!

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  37. I hope you at least got to choose your size.

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  38. I've always wanted to do the grab bag thing, but always chicken out. I have heard great things about the Splish ones though!! I can't wait to see what you get! :)

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  39. I never have.....but can not WAIT to see how yours turns out.

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