Lighten Up

OK. Discernment is important, and questions of where and how we serve God are important, but sometimes we have to address other issues.

Like underpants.

Specifically, Days of the Week underpants.

One of my favorite friends (the one with whom I'm running the Pig) and I were talking about Days of the Week underpants (DotWU). I have two sets, but they're getting quite old. She doesn't have any, but wants some.

These suckers are harder to find than you might think. And some of them are EXPENSIVE! Not to mention a little boring.

I should probably take a minute to explain my philosophy of underwear: the tackier it is, the luckier it is. Because of my love of college football, and my cheerleading days, I consider red underwear the luckiest. In college, my roommate bought me a red pair with silver threads, and feathers on the sides. THAT was lucky underwear!

So, I'm thinking about my awesome friend, and these quirky underpants we're searching for, and I'm starting to think... why not MAKE them? Not from scratch, but either stamp or paint or iron-on the wording, and then GO NUTS with the decoration.

I would love suggestions from any of you crafty people out there.

(In the interest of full disclosure, this is the one girlfriend that Mr. M thinks could get arrested with me one day. She's incredibly fun. And when I have hairbrained ideas, and my other girlfriends reign me back in, she's standing there say, "Yeah, that's a good idea!")


  1. If you make these, you totally have to post pictures!!

  2. You can also try liturgically-colored underwear - I have a lot of fun on Pentecost Sunday (and Reformation, since I'm Lutheran) with the crazy, bright red undergarments.

    This does not work for Maundy Thursday, however. Stripping the altar is going a bit far, if you know what I mean. But otherwise, it's very fun.

  3. I KNEW that I liked you from day one!!

    I know of some DIY panties!!
    From t-shirts:

    and others!

  4. you rock. make me some, please. i'll pay you for them.

  5. You know, whatever comes, I truly hope you get ordained somewhere, somehow because churches need pastors like you m'dear! Now go paint your panties!

  6. uh motherhotcup used to wear these... eeeew

  7. I never had any DOTW underwear, but now I see the error of my ways. As More Cows said, YOU ROCK.

  8. Yep .. you rock. Rev Dr. Kate is right .. church needs you ... and I need some of these panties!


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins