What are rashies?

by Cellobella on Monday, December 3, 2007

River asks following my last post: “What are rashies?” I wrote a reply in comments but since a picture really is a thousand words I thought I’d illustrate with a couple of pics.

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Adventure World Dec 22nd 2002 005

Now you’ll note that the children in this photo look quite young – that’ll be because these photos were taken in 2002 – 5 years ago. In those days my boardies fit and I wore skin tight rashies… :)

Anyway you probably get the idea.

I really don’t know why I stressed out about tight fitting boardies and my muffin top breaking loose. Once there we were treated to a great number of fashion victims people who just didn’t care.

Part of me was rejoicing. “You go girlfriend!” I thought Marcia-style as a woman who as a clear muu muu candidate chose instead to wear a bikini, sat eating her lunch not 20 metres away.

She obviously subscribed to my theory that the less material contained in the bikini the smaller your derriere looks. An acre of pink lycra fairly screams “big arse” n’est-ce pas? I’m rethinking my theory.

At this point you are probably fairly pointing out that the kettle may be calling the pot indigenous. And it would be a fair point.

Then we noticed another lady who had obviously come straight from the office. She was wearing a knee length skirt, a singlet and one of those little V-necked tops with three quarter sleeves and the ties that go round the back. Down the Aqua Racer! Of course she might have thought to herself that she wasn’t going to go swimming but was tempted by all the fun we were having and decided WTF I’m just going to swim in my clothes.

But perhaps she tried on her boardies that morning – like me – and found they were a little snug. Maybe she went down to her local surfshop – like me – and the shop assistants were so unhelpful she thought “fuck that I’m just going to wear my smart casual clothes to Adventure World”. Maybe.

The blokes of course don’t care at all.



Sonia December 3, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Perhaps it was that woman from The Librarians at the pool – Not the one who was trying out the ergonomic ball for size but the other one.

hazelblackberry December 4, 2007 at 9:36 am

When I was in France (cue eyerolling at yet another boring holiday story) I was TOTALLY impressed down in Nice at the huge variety of women who let it all hang out in bikinis on the beach and at the way nobody cared. It was fantastic.

river December 4, 2007 at 1:04 pm

Thank you for clearing that up. I’ve seen those t-shirts and knew they were for sun protection, but didn’t know the surfers wore them to prevent a rash. I assumed they wore them to prevent sunburn, or perhaps for protection from jellyfish stings. I’d never heard the term rashies before and wondered why somebody would wear something that would give them a rash…….
(woe is me, I’m soooo ignorant).

Cellobella December 4, 2007 at 1:07 pm

:) an understandable interpretation.

Tiffany December 4, 2007 at 5:40 pm

That was a great, lighthearted post and brought a smile to my face! Thank you!
I had a good giggle at the hot pink bikini clad woman… are you sure that wasn’t me? No, I don’t go swimming anymore for fear that Green Peace will roll me back into the water!

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