Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hi, My Name Is Tracey and I'm a Donor.

It's October and that means it's Breast Cancer Awareness month! I hope this post doesn't make you too uncomfortable since it's about, well, breasts. I am all for supporting good causes but can't I support a good cause without sounding dirty? I have received multiple Facebook messages/invites that all say this,

"Remember last year your status was about what color bra you were wearing at the moment? The purpose was to increase awareness for Octobers Breast Cancer Awareness month. It was a tremendous success and we had men wondering for days what was with the colors and it made it to the news. This years game has to do with your handbag/purse, where we put our handbag the moment we get home for example, "I like it on the couch", "I like it on the kitchen counter", "I like it on the dresser" well you get the idea. Just put your answer in your status with nothing more than that. Cut and paste this message and forward it to all your female FB friends to their inbox. The bra game made it to the news. It doesn't have to be suggestive. Let's see how powerful we women really are!!!"
Bra colors was kind of silly, but not too bad, but where you like to keep your purse? Sure, of course it doesn't have to be suggestive, but seriously, it doesn't matter how you say it, because no matter where your purse is placed, it ALL sounds dirty. I like it on my... ottoman. dresser. fridge. TV stand. hamster cage. Yes, I think you would agree that it sounds like the dirty dirty. And wouldn't it make more sense if it was "I keep it on my...?" because do we really like  the fact that we keep our purses on whatever is closest when we get home? Personally, I always put my purse next to the wall on the floor when I come home. I would like it if I had a special closet dedicated to all my purses and purse accessories, but I don't, so I keep it out of the way. Ok, coming off my soap box and talking about the next breast-related subject.

approx. 281.5 oz

 I am now a donor of breastmilk. What? Yes, I am a human milk donor! To many, this sounds a little odd and. "Ew, other babies will be drinking your milk?!" To those people, I say, "Is it any stranger that we drink cow's milk?"
Ok, I'll give you a break. I thought it was strange at first. Not really gross, but just different. I had never heard of donating breast milk before but when my freezer began overflowing with frozen milk and we didn't want to have to tote around a few coolers of breast milk when we move to Utah, I looked into ways to get rid of my freezer stash without having to waste (after all, I'm the one who was sitting on my bum pumping out that milk. that would be a lot of time wasted). So I found out I could be helping little premature babies in the NICU or women who adopted babies but can't provide (breast is best! don't worry, I am definitely not a formula hater- whatever keeps mama and baby healthy, right?!). It felt great to donate something I made- I suppose it's the same feeling when someone donates their blood. I've never been allowed to donate blood since I've always been too small, so now I get to help out another way :)
Well, I have yet to upload pictures off my camera from our fair adventure... I'll save that for another day...
As for tonight, I spotted a funny/poor direct translation in the local latino food market ad:
I guess hindquarters and butts are just about the same... right?


  1. Way to help out Tracey! It does sound weird, but I would totally do it too if I had a serious stash of booby milk laying around! Oh and I agree with you and the whole stupid purse placement thing. I read that on facebook and I vowed that I would not participate and make my mom and grandma think I was some kind of dirty girl posting such public things...they'd freak!

  2. Hahaha. I love your comments on the FB post things. P.S. Pork Butt was totally a secret ingredient on Iron Chef one time--or maybe people were just using a lot of it, I don't remember--but it was hilaaarious "Over on the Iron Chef's side, we see more pork butt." Oh it fed my immaturity for days.