What happens when one woman (me) wears the world’s most versatile dress (a classic Diane von Furstenberg wrap) every day for thirty days? Well, there’s really only one way to find out.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Day sixteen - the DVF saves lives!

I bought the DVF two years ago on my birthday - a gift to myself, if you will. It was without a doubt the wisest gift I have ever given anyone. Until today, when I joined the bone marrow registry.

I knew that joining the registry would be simple - five minutes of paperwork and a quick cheek swab. But I was expecting the process would involve kindly nurses and private cubicles. Instead, I walked in to find that the bone marrow registry drive was being run by the Harvard University football team. Not a medical professional in sight.

I was so flummoxed at the sight of all these young men, that instead of saying that I was "here to become a bone marrow donor," I announced that I was here to "become a boner." I said to a room full of 20-year-old men that I was there to become a boner. We all had a good laugh. Then one of them called me "ma'am." The DVF is amazing, but it cannot make you fifteen years younger.

I still managed to go through with it - including the even more embarrassing task of asking one of the young men to take a photo of me swabbing my own mouth:

I can't believe he didn't just say "ah, get outta here ya old cougar." He was a good sport. I hope he calls me.


  1. I'm here to become a boner! Priceless. It just...makes me so hard!

  2. What if you get called to donate bone marrow before the DVF experiment is over? will you wear the dress for the procedure?

  3. I would simply wear the DVF backwards, in lieu of a hospital-issued paper gown.

  4. I hate to say LOL, but LOL. love it.

  5. hilarious ! haha
    really funny , well written blog !