Who needs a lace mask?

I saw this mask advertised and immediately thought of a lace bra I had (still have?).

It made me wonder what sort of occasion people would choose to wear such a thing on their face. Would it be contingent to what they wear on the rest of their body? I.e. would you wear a lace mask if you went out someplace wearing a little black dress? How about people who are in the dating world, do they wear masks when they meet up with a new date? And if they do, do these masks match their undergarments?

So many ridiculous questions. πŸ˜‚

When mask wearing became compulsory I thought of Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory who insists on having a bowl by the door to hold his keys. It’s a simple system and keeps him, and his roommate Leonard, organized.

Well, handling masks for four people needs a system too, right? So I designed one: coloured baskets.

Red = stop (dirty/used masks)
Green = go (clean/ready to use masks)

There is also a box of disposables (we keep backups in the car, baseball bags etc) and a small basket for used disposables and filters that can be auto-claved (he researched this, you can use the oven).

For the most part, the basket system seems to be working. There are a few hick-ups with forgetting to bring them and that sort of thing, but that’s hardly surprising given the kids barely go anywhere…

I still use the homemade masks my mom made. They have a pocket for filters, which makes them equivalent to medically approved masks. I will insist that my teen wear those ones if/when he starts using the public transit again, although I am hesitant to send him anywhere on a bus just yet. As long as I have the time to drive him to school when it finally starts up again, I will do that. But sooner or later, we all have to figure out a way to get around without relying on mom and dad chauffeurs…

And we will.

Hello Friday! Anyone have any plans for the weekend? If you don’t, come over here and take the pooch of my hands for a bit. Bring poop bags, and a mop. Thanks! πŸ™„

46 thoughts on “Who needs a lace mask?

  1. I saw that same ad on Facebook and thought the same thing. It looks like a slip or lingerie. I can imagine a β€œLove in a Pandemic” novel when he tears her lacy mask off!
    I am waiting for masks that promote brands. Amazon has the perfect logo with that half smile.

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  2. I thought I’d go over to the Walmart and rearrange their t-shirt display by putting the smalls in the large and the extra large in the mediums and the mediums in the smalls

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  3. While I don’t love this specific design in the lace mask, I do like the concept. Then again, I’m a frilly, flowy, lacy, kind of girl, so any of those kinds of things are going to appeal to me. And if I had one that I liked, I’d probably wear it lots of places just because I think it is fun. We have an area by our garage door that has hooks for bags and hats and things that currently holds our masks. Each of us has our own hook. Once one is worn, it gets dropped in the laundry room across the hall from this same space. I need to put some in the cars, because I’ve managed to forget a time or two to grab one on my way out the door.

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  4. I haven’t seen lace masks advertised anywhere as yet, but I have seen a rising number of designs, some of which were quite fun and made me think of some of the t-shirts I wore when I was younger.

    I imagine various manufacturers are experimenting with various designs to see what — if anything — catches on. The lace ones look a bit silly to me and probably won’t catch on, but I know nothing about fashion and will almost certainly prove to be wrong.

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      1. If practicability wasn’t a word, it is now πŸ˜‰

        I scrolled down and found the comment and I can certainly see that something like that would be very uncomfortable, especially after any length of time. Surely soft cotton — and washable — is the way to go.

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  5. I’ve got a fridge full of Jell-o shots (because apparently I’m in college again) and a group camping outing, so I’m afraid I won’t be able to help you pick up dog crap.

    BTW, I do read a blog where the writer is actively dating, and yesβ€”they do wear masks. I can’t even imagine that! Normally, it’s a thrill to see what somebody’s nether regions look like for the first time. Weird to think that nowadays you’re excited just to get a glimpse of their chin.

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  6. *tongue in cheek*

    When the government finally tells you that you have to wear a mask in your own home, you know, to stop the spread of the pandemic, how else do you propose to spice up the intimacy in the bedroom? Nothing says intimacy like a lace teddy and a matching lace mask.

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      1. I have severe limits with Dr. Tam. She doesn’t hold credibility in my view. I heard about this and immediately turned away because…πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ˜‚πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‚

        Seriously. What is wrong with people? So-called leaders and experts? πŸ˜‚

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      2. I guess it makes sense, to some degree, if you aren’t living with a person but still having sex. Keeping the two households “separate” might work this way, but in practicality probably not so much.

        Can you imagine the conversation over this? F: “Did you bring protection?” M: “Eh, no. I forgot the condoms. Sorry.” F: “No, silly, I didn’t mean condoms. I meant your mask! I don’t want Covid.” M: “Oh, yeah, I have that.”

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      3. lol

        I don’t know how this whole thing would work. They say to stick with a bubble but if you’re using dating apps and swiping left and right and meeting people that way you would have to exercise all kinds of cautions. And, can you trust someone you haven’t known that long, or well?

        But to promote mask wearing for sex, well, I think that’s just silly. πŸ™‚

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  7. I look at the lace and think it looks itchy. I like your system. We put dirty masks in a mesh bag in the laundry room (which is also the mudroom to the garage), and clean masks hang on clips in the same room. Need to now sort the masks by size as my husband grabbed a smaller one recently and could not put it on. He thought all the black ones would fit him, but there is one that doesn’t.

    We need to put disposables in the car for emergencies..

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  8. I hope they will become a relic of the past and be put away in a time capsule one day. In other words, I hope we won’t be wearing them forever. Sometimes it is like being in a foreign country becoming accustomed to the masks, the temperature checks, etc. Although I am very glad at this time to be in a country I feel comfortable with wearing a mask as the experience at times is isolating.

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  9. After a few weeks looking like bandanna bank robbers, I broke down and sewed masks. They are double layered–soft jersey inside and cotton out. There are two of us, so I made four–two for the car, two for the truck. They’re laundered on a regular cycle, but we go out so little that they don’t get much use. When it cools, I’m tempted to try the double mask system, to see if it really prevents fogging of the eyeglasses. Otherwise, I see a long, blurry winter ahead.

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  10. As someone who lives in masks 4, 6, sometimes 8 hours per day, those lace things are the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen yet. Our faces get so irritated by the constant rubbing of the mask. With all that extra swirly crap material- probably full of chemicals from manufacturing- wearing those things will result in a serious case of “mask face” for sure.
    I suppose, if you have a formal event to attend though…

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