Friday, January 08, 2010

Mushroom? I ask you!

This morning, as soon as I logged on to Facebook, I noticed that a number of my contacts had started talking in colours. At first I thought it was the latest fun thing -- "post your favourite colour" like "pick up your nearest book and post the third word on the 10th line on page 54" which was doing the rounds not that long ago.

Then, as the caffeine from the morning cuppa hit my brain, I noticed that some of the colours couldn't really be favourite colours at all. Sure, I have no trouble believing that Sal favours Emerald Green, but Eleni loving Baby Blue over and above any other hue or tone? No way. Plus, what sort of colour is Pink and White, unless of course you're a strawberry cheesecake?

So I emailed my friend Sal and asked her what was going on. And I stopped myself posting Barbie Pink until I got a reply from her.

As it turns out, women Facebook users are posting their bra colours on Facebook is an innovative way to promote breast cancer awareness. You can read all about it here.

All for a good cause, all the more reason to participate. Thinking back to what I'd put on earlier that morning, I realised that my bra was a weird grey/taupey colour (not from washing whites and coloureds together, I might add). So I figured I'd check the label to see what the colour's called. The label said: MUSHROOM.

I am now the only one amongst my friends who instead of posting a colour on her Facebook status bar, has posted a vegetable. Nice one, M&S!

8 comments:

RennyBA's Terella said...

Nice :-) and all of a sudden I was wondering if we are FB friends?

Happy Weekend :-)

Karen said...

I'm pink!!! (and I had to email someone to find out what was up, too)

JM said...

It happened the same to me, I was staring at the colour profiles this morning! :-)

Tinsie said...

@ RennyBA: I shouldn't think so, my FB profile's restricted to immediate friends and family.

Did one of your friends declare "mushroom" too? Please tell me there are more like me out there :-)

@ Karen: Good call. A (male) friend of mine didn't find out it was bra colours until he'd randomly replied "Purple" to another friend's "Pink" declaration.

Pink seems to be a popular colour for women's bras. I never knew.

@ JM: Did you post a colour? Or did you just sit there bewildered and wonder what on earth's going on?

Loops said...

Nice idea, had me totally stumped though. White during the day and black for the gym - very mainstream and boring.

But at least I wasn't a vegetable :)

Puss-in-Boots said...

I hate to say this, but I'm not wearing a bra at the moment...it's too hot. I guess I could write invisibly...

Tinsie said...

@ Loops: The vegetable patch is mine, mine, mine!

@ Puss-in-Boots: You could tell a little lie ;-)

Cherry said...

Nice thinking of whoever posted those questions and ofcourse your respons.....