>Today is my friend Alex Elliot's birthday. She's 32, just like little old me. Go over over to Formula Fed & Flexible Parenting, virtually have a piece of the Little Mermaid birthday cake that her older son picked out for her, and wish her a good one.

On Alex's birthday, I learned the following lesson: Do not go bra shopping after an eye doctor appointment when your eyes are dilated. It's really hard to read the little number on the bra tag to figure out what size you are holding. I was standing around the sales bins at Victoria Secret, holding the damn undergarments in my face and feeling the surface area of the cups of the bras I picked up in an effort to decide whether or not it might fit. Not cool.