Leslie Dinaberg
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"we (chach + nellie) started a blog & would love for you to check us out and hopefully get a giggle & some answers to "why is this blog called the third boob"?!…"
Jul 13, 2011

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South Coasting
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http://www.lesliedinaberg.com
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She Said, Z Said
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http://noozhawk.com/columnists/leslie-dinaberg/
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Hi. I live in Santa Barbara with my strikingly handsome husband (who maybe wrote this for me) and my 8 year old son, who can only hope to some day be as strikingly handsome as his father.

I write columns, and magazine articles, and grocery lists.

Thanks for reading my stuff!

Leslie Dinaberg's Blog

A Tale of Two Trips

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 5:29pm 0 Comments

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of childhood, it was the age of parenthood, it was the epoch of excitement, it was the epoch of dullness, it was the season of laughter, it was the season of bickering.



It was summer, and it was family vacation time.



It is not often that a 30-12-year-old woman has the opportunity to vacation separately with her family of origin (mom, dad, and 30-10-year-old sister) and her family of record (husband and… Continue

The Infertility Dance

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 6:05pm 0 Comments

Great expectations not always timely



Sometimes with childbirth, the real labor part comes at the beginning and not the end



By LESLIE DINABERG

www.LeslieDinaberg.com



Driving across town with a vial of my husband’s freshly spun sperm staying warm beneath my blouse, I thought, “I must really want to have a baby.”



After almost three years of trying to conceive, I would have hopped down State Street on stilts and squawked like a chicken if I thought… Continue

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At 11:34pm on July 13, 2011, the third boob said…
we (chach + nellie) started a blog & would love for you to check us out and hopefully get a giggle & some answers to "why is this blog called the third boob"?! (http://thethirdboob.blogspot.com/2011/05/third-boob-story-that-started-it-all.html)
if you find the story amusing enough to follow us or tell people about we would be forever grateful.
At 10:35am on August 29, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 12:13am on May 1, 2008, Leslie Dinaberg said…
I'm happy to be on this site in such good company. I write a weekly column for the Santa Barbara Daily Sound (solo), am a contributor to ParentClick.com, and I also write a weekly column with my husband for Noozhawk.com.

Here's something from last week:

The Boob Business Boom

By Leslie Dinaberg

April 25, 2008

The economy may be tanking but there are some bright spots on the horizon—when it comes to new plastic surgery-related products, our cups runneth over.

Love it or loathe it, plastic surgery is here to stay—at least until products like Zoft Breast Enhancement Gum and Max Enhance Natural Breast Enhancement Cream actually work—and a whole cottage industry of related products is developing around the boob business.

There is “My Beautiful Mommy,” an illustrated children’s book written by Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer, to help children deal with mom’s new enhancements.

“Mommy, why are those truck drivers ogling you?” is not one of the issues covered in the book.

As reported on “Newsweek’s” website—the book, which features a bright pink cover of a perky-breasted mom sprinkled in stardust, and “blessed” with Barbie’s waist-to-hip ratio, apparently didn’t warrant the dead tree treatment in the eyes of discerning “Newsweek” editors—is the story of a mommy explaining to her child why she’s having the muscle-bound superheroesque Dr. Michael perform plastic surgery. Of course they live happily ever after: mommy winds up “even more” beautiful than before, and her daughter is thrilled.

Why write the book? Plastic surgery is big business—$15 billion big to be exact. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS? Did they think that through?), breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure last year, with 348,000 performed (up six percent). I guess it’s no surprise that there’s been an increase in the average bra size from 34B to 36C. Then there are the 148,000 tummy tucks—up one percent from the previous year.

Clearly it’s a growth industry—except of course when it’s a stop the girth industry. Why not jump on the bandwagon?

If you’re plastic and proud, you can show off your enhancements with a University of XXL Plastic Surgery sweatshirt from Opinions R Fun Inc. or a t-shirt that proudly states, “Just got ‘em” or “I believe in making mountains of molehills” from CafePress.

Then there’s my personal favorite, Lift Me Up stationery. A Texas woman named Camie Dunbar designs this line of get-well-soon, post-plastic surgery cards. After searching in vain for cards to send to her newly sculpted friends, she decided to fill the void with cards that cover all the basics: face-lifts (I thought you needed a lift. … But it looks like your plastic surgeon already took care of you), liposuction (I thought we could sit around and chew the fat. … But since you just had liposuction that’s probably not a good idea), nose jobs (Your nose looks great! … You picked a good one) and, of course, boob jobs (Congratulations on the twins. … They make a good addition to the family).

These cards are perfect for whenever you care enough to send the very breast. If nothing else, their illustrations of wildly well-endowed stick figures will augment the healing process and bring a smile to the recipients face—unless of course, she had a Botox treatment.

Pop culture is also getting into the act with a host of websites devoted to celebrity plastic surgery speculation. Television shows like "Nip/Tuck," "Dr. 90210," "Extreme Makeover," "A Plastic Surgery Story" and "I Want a Famous Face" and magazines like “Skin Deep,” “New Beauty” and “Elevate” are all devoted to cosmetic surgery. There’s even a brand-new world of plastic slang, like “lipo-lizards,” for people who have had so much surgery that their skin looks reptilian, "kabuki mask," for a face so expressionless that it looks like a lacquered mask, and "trout pout," for fishlike, overly plumped-up lips.

And finally there’s the perfect gift item for those of us who are still hoping to age gracefully. With the voo doo doll woman by PlumParty.com, you can transform any bulge or sag just by pushing a pin in the appropriate spot (double chin, pot belly, sagging boobs, etc.). At $22 it’s a bargain worth trying.
 
 
 

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