Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover. Unless It’s Cover Is Also Toilet Paper

It’s the old adage our parents and teachers like to bring up on occasions that we make assumptions about who a person is and what she is trying to accomplish. The saying is from the Bible or William Shakespeare or Sarah Palin or someone. (google it if you must. report back here IMMEDIATELY)

My favorite version of it is don’t judge my outsides by your insides.

Because here I am. Looking like a hot mama.

I even thought of you when I put on my underwear because I knew which of my friends would disapprove of my panty lines. (yes, i do find it awkward that i think of you when I put on underwear. maybe not as awkward as YOU find it.)

this is NOT my sexy face. it's more my desperate face

Because this sexy lady’s pages are desperately trying not to poop on the cover.

Thank you stomach virus for our life lesson of the week.

Thank you underwear for saving my dress.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

21 thoughts to “Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover. Unless It’s Cover Is Also Toilet Paper”

  1. Huh. Two (possibly related?) things I don’t have in common with you: skinny and stomach virus. And funny that I just blogged about both, too.

  2. I googled Sarah Palin. SHE did not say it. Sorry your desperate look isn’t super sexy. BUT you do look like a model. Seriously. Look through a magazine.

  3. I also think very strange things when I put on my underwear. Next time I’ll probably think of you- and I mean that in a totally NON-creepy-sexual way.

    ps. I love your bangs. I’m getting some of those in one week. I can’t wait!

  4. Ha! Thank goodness for underwear (can’t believe some of the commenters in your Panty Lines post said they go Commando – I wonder if they do that in dresses, too?)!

    Sorry you’re sick. You do still look cute though. In a squeezing-your-butt-cheeks-together kind of way! 😉

  5. I concur with the cute dress assertions. I like.

    As far as the VPLs go…I used to be all about the thongs. Pre baby. I’ve gone fully the other way…boyshorts. Those cover & avoid the multiple butt syndrome.

    Now, I still have a few thongs, but they only get worn to get the Hub feisty. Or if I really have to do laundry.

  6. Okay, now I am feeling even more ugly and man-woman-ish, because even with a tummy bug, you are the cutest, most feminine little thing, ever. Please be my second spouse. Or at least my BFF

  7. Well, you look so damn cute and uncomfortable all at the same time that I love this pic! Sorry about the stomach flu…there is NOTHING worse than the stomach flu, I’m positive about that.

  8. I like your thinking. Never judge thinks of how they look. I really sorry you had this virus. I had a similar experience so I took some pills to create a reverse effect, it was worse. Nevertheless that is a good philosophy.

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