Belly Button……Innie or Audi?

You can certainly tell how insanely busy it’s been in the retail business this month, because Wednesday afternoon I actually had time to walk around the whole department; asking everyone if they had an innie or an outie belly button.

Yeah…it’s been THAT busy.

I don’t know why I was even the slightest bit interested in finding this out, other than curious minds like my own want to know bazaar things.

I also did some research online, attempting to discover why some people develop an innie belly button verses an outie. Come to find out, they really can‘t be sure. Some medical people say it’s the way in which the umbilical cord is cut, while others swear it’s totally random or genetic.

After taking my belly button poll at work I was left completely shocked, because every single person I asked said they had an innie belly button.

NO ONE had an outie.

Um…that is, except for ME.

Yes, I have an outie belly button, can you believe it?

It’s kinda cute though because it actually resembles a small little button. And if I push on it, my tongue sticks out.

Here’s what it looks like….



Note: No, this is NOT an actual photo of my abs. Heavens no, my abs look MUCH better than this. Instead of six-pack, I have a EIGHT-pack.

One of the main advantages to having an outie belly button is that I don’t ever collect navel lint, like this….




I once had a partner who had an innie belly button, and I don’t know whether it was because it was as deep as a well, or the fact that he had such a hairy abdomen, but his belly button collected lint as fast and frequent as a seasoned prostitute turns tricks. I use to enjoy carefully picking it out of his button hole and storing it in an empty aspirin bottle (I kid you not). My goal was to one day collect enough so I could knit him a scarf. Unfortunately, we broke up before that ever happened, so one day I took all the lint and TORCHED IT.

Anyway, those of us who have outie belly buttons can sometimes feel like a freak of nature. However, if we can begin to look at ourselves as unique and rare, we can start to change our perspectives, and celebrate our outie bellybuttons as something perhaps……

a little HIGHER END?





Wishing you a lint-free weekend everyone!

X

50 comments

  1. Hi Ron...I am an innie who has suddenly become one of those who is in between. I am a half innie and half outie now...I guess I should chalk it up to middle age. And though I have to say I have a very flat stomach I am not sure why I am in between these days. Oh by the way you must rent The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...it is great!!

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  2. Ya know, when my son was born I was wondering if he would have an innie or an outie. Thankfully (thankfully?) he has an innie, like his dear ol' dad. I always thought outies to be a bit strange, but no stranger than expecting Mayonnaise and getting Miracle Whip instead.

    And can you please tell me how you got so ripped with an 8-pack? The wife is curious. Darn woman is never satisfied! ;-)

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  3. Hiya Susie~

    OMG...I've never heard of being in between innie and an outie!

    Well then, YOU'RE unique and rare too!

    You a half-audi!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    And good for you for having a flat tummy...GO, girl!

    Yes! Yes!...thank you so much for reminding me about the movie because I saw the coming attractiions and it looked like it was going to be GREAT!

    I can't wait to watch it.

    Thank you so much for stopping by, dear lady!

    Always a JOY!

    Enjoy your weekend......X

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  4. Howdy Herman~

    "Thankfully (thankfully?) he has an innie, like his dear ol' dad."

    OMG...how cute! Innies are much more prevalent than outies. And what's weird, is that some of my siblings have and innies, and some outies. I guess there really is no telling what you're going to get.

    "Mayonnaise and getting Miracle Whip instead."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...I love that!

    Oh, and about my 8-pack? It's easy, just eat LOTS of Twizzlers!

    Bwhahahahhahahahaha!

    ALWAYS so great seeing ya, my friend!

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing a laugh!

    May you and your family have a FAB weekend!

    X

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  5. Yaicks, that lint picture made me shiver... and it is rare that a photo would do that! Ro-ooon... what did you just do... No, but seriously, this is just pure you, the whole post. Pure awesome awesome belly button cracking Ron! I love ya, man!

    Now that you have given my Friday the perfect start, I can happily get into my preps and head for work... See how you make folks' lives more beautiful, even here on the other side of "The Pond"!

    And more seriously, dear friend, thank you ever so much for your kind words as to my last net attack ordeal. You are just so sweet. I wish we could one day meet face to face. In the meantime, let's stay very close pals! One more hug... and now I'm signing off;)

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  6. Your co-workers must never have a dull moment with you around. LOL MY kinda guy!

    ((((((((((( Ron )))))))))))

    Innie. But both of my kiddos are outties and dang proud of it.

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  7. I think outie belly buttons are adorable
    I have known very few but each one holds a special place in my heart

    have a great weekend in the AC

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  8. You amaze me with your wit. And I guess we have to be different on some aspects... I have an innie. It is SO innie I think someone could get lost in there. Like the grand canyon or something. Hubby has a very weird one but only since he had to go through those antivenom shots when he got bit by the brown recluse when we lived in New Orleans. It used to be an innie but now it's round and flat. I honestly think you could fit a quarter in it. He has his own personal little change holder in his belly!

    Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend!

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  9. ...Whew! I bet that was one stinkin' fire! Gah! *fanning* ;o)

    ...An 8-pack with an Audi? Honey, you have got it goin' ON! *hee,hee,hee* ;o)

    ...I for one, have an innie. I love innies as opposed to outies. Sorry. Outies remind me of a third boob, you know, like one that shoulda been but just couldn't? Seriously. Put a mole on it - faux boob!

    ...You're a riot and thanks for that! ;o)

    ...Blessin's... :o)

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  10. Ha ha! My middle son had a herniated belly button as a baby. It came out like a little pipe about 1/2 inch long. If you pushed it in it would make pooting sounds. I spent many hours amusing myself, needless to say. Pfft Pfft Pfft!

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  11. Awwww....Susu,

    Your sweet comment has also given my Friday a perfect start. Thank you, beautiful lady! So glad to see you're back blogging again.

    (((( Susu ))))

    "Yaicks, that lint picture made me shiver..."

    HAHHAHAHAHAHAHA...me too! Isn't that lint ball hideous-looking? It kinda looks like a caterpiller.

    Thank you for stopping by this morning, Susu! Hope you have a great day at work and a super-duper weekend!

    X

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  12. Gooooooooood Morning Mel~

    "Your co-workers must never have a dull moment with you around."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...yes, I'm a NUT case!

    I work with some REALLY fun people, and I'm soooooo grateful for that.

    "Innie. But both of my kiddos are outties and dang proud of it."

    OMG!!!!! They're outies too???? Yaaaaaay...Audi's unite! HA!

    See, I guess it must be something totally random then.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady!

    Always a pleasure!

    Have a FAB weekend!

    ((( Mel )))
    X

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  13. Hiya Lady Dianne~

    "I have known very few but each one holds a special place in my heart"

    ((((( Dianne )))))

    Thank you so much for stopping by this morning.

    Hope you're feeling better, dear lady.

    "have a great weekend in the AC"

    HA...you too! I hear we're suppose to have a HOT one. When will this torture ever end????

    Hurry up, FALL!

    X to you and the gang!

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  14. Greetings Peg!

    "I have an innie. It is SO innie I think someone could get lost in there. Like the grand canyon or something."

    HA! My ex's was the same way! I sear to god, it was so deep that if I said "Hello in there" his belly button would actually ECHO!

    OMG, your hubby got bit by a brown recluse?? They are very prominet in Florida, so I know how dangerous they can be.

    " I honestly think you could fit a quarter in it. He has his own personal little change holder in his belly!"

    Bwhahahahahhahahahah...you're a RIOT!

    Thanks for stopping by, my dear friend!

    And thanks for the laughs!

    Fab weekend to ya!

    X

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  15. Goooood Morning TJ~

    "...Whew! I bet that was one stinkin' fire! Gah! *fanning*"

    HAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHA....it smelled like HELL!

    Yeah, between my 8-pack and my Audi, I look like a fast-moving stud muffin - HA!

    " Outies remind me of a third boob, you know, like one that shoulda been but just couldn't? Seriously. Put a mole on it - faux boob!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahhaahaha!
    Bwhahahahahahahahahaahahahahah!

    OMG TJ....that was BEYOND brilliant!!!! I need to share that with everyone at work today!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your wonderful wit!

    (((( TJ ))))

    Have a beautiful weekend...X

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  16. Hiya Katherine~

    "It came out like a little pipe about 1/2 inch long. If you pushed it in it would make pooting sounds. I spent many hours amusing myself, needless to say. Pfft Pfft Pfft!"

    OMG...how PRECIOUS!!!!

    Some of the research I read did mention that outies could possible result from a herniated belly button.

    Always so nice to see you! Thank you for stopping by!

    Have a glorious weekend!

    X

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  17. Hello Ron,

    What in God's name provoked you to start this survey? But, that is you my friend. As for me, my belly button is so far in it holds my ass to my body. When I was born my mother did not me ever to loose my ass so she ask Dr. Lintin Button to attach the cord from her to my rear end. It is not much of a problem the only thing is when I have a bowel movement my abs are great.
    I too have a recess in my abdomen that could house a Buick that is how deep it is. As matter of fact I did rent the space to a family of Mexicans for a few months just to earn extra cash.
    It is going to be hot this weekend so stay cool my friend.
    Time to belly up to the bar.

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  18. Hellooooooooooo Dave~

    Okay...I just need you to know that I was sipping come coffee while reading your comment and SPEWED all over my new laptop. THANK YOU!

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha!
    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha!

    OMG...you absolutely KILL ME, man!

    " my belly button is so far in it holds my ass to my body. When I was born my mother did not me ever to loose my ass so she ask Dr. Lintin Button to attach the cord from her to my rear end. It is not much of a problem the only thing is when I have a bowel movement my abs are great."

    THAT. WAS. BRILLIANT!!!!

    "I too have a recess in my abdomen that could house a Buick that is how deep it is. As matter of fact I did rent the space to a family of Mexicans for a few months just to earn extra cash"

    Bwhahahahahahahhahahahahaha!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy! And thanks for starting my Friday off with BANG!

    You're the best.

    Yeah, this weekend is going to be hotter than my 8-pack!

    Stay cool....X

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  19. I am rollinggggggggg, Ron! You are a gem! The visuals are priceless! When you torched your collection, I can only imagine how much you've saved on your energy costs that day, not to mention your liberation! ;)

    Have an audi of a weekend, Ron! :))

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  20. Hello Dearest Petra~

    "When you torched your collection, I can only imagine how much you've saved on your energy costs that day, not to mention your liberation!"

    Yeah, it was like the burning of Atlanta!

    "Frankly, my ex....I don't give a damn."

    TOTAL liberation!

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Thank you so much for stopping by, Petra! I was just thinking of you too!

    Have a beautiful weekend....X

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  21. I think outies are really sexy! Unfortunately I have an innie, though if I lost about three stone it might be an outie! LOL

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  22. Okay, the whole lint in a jar thing really grossed me out. But, it did kind of make me laugh. I'm so easily amused.

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  23. Mines an innie, altho with all the weight I gained over the last few years even if it were an outie, it would still be an innie, ya know!
    So maybe it's like being left-handed. Some of us just are. My parents weren't. But my sister and I are but none of our kids are. Well... whatever.
    OH it's toooo hot to think. Even with the a/c on, I still know it's scorching outside. 96! Are the Gods kidding with that? They are in some parallel universe where it's 70 every day with gentle breezes and we're here gasping! OI
    Stay cool this weekend.

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  24. "If I push it my tongue stick out". too funny.
    How in god's name did you find a pic of a lint-filled (okay, tooo gross) belly button.
    I'm an innie BTW. When my grandson was born, as his father was cutting the cord, he asked how he could cut an innie, the nurse replied that innie/outie could not be foretold. I think he has an innie.

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  25. Ron, too bad you have an outie. With your penchant for navel lint, you might be able to start a sculpting career. There's a lady on Etsy that makes little dolls out of navel lint but I think she's lying and uses dryer lint. I know you'd never use anything but the real deal!

    Hopefully the recession will end soon and you'll be busy selling product 'cause your co-workers just might start thinking about a straight jacket for you! :D

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  26. Good Evening Akelamalu~

    Ooooo....sexy! Thank you!

    "Unfortunately I have an innie, though if I lost about three stone it might be an outie!"

    You're perfect just the way you are!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, m'dear! Always a delight!

    Have a great weekend.....X

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  27. Hiya Jen~

    "Okay, the whole lint in a jar thing really grossed me out."

    Hahahahahahhahahaha....aren't I CRAZY?

    Glad you had giggle though!

    Always great seeing ya, my friend!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Enjoy your weekend.......X

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  28. Hellooooo Crystal Chick~

    "So maybe it's like being left-handed. Some of us just are."

    I think you're absolutely right, it's just how some of us are. And speaking of being left-handed, my younger brother is, yet the rest of our family is right-handed. When he was younger, he could actually write with BOTH.

    "OH it's toooo hot to think. Even with the a/c on, I still know it's scorching outside. 96!"

    OMG...I SOOOOO know what you mean! This summer has just drained the life out of me. I cannot get cooled. Tonight I had to walk to the grocery store and by the time I got home I was completely drenched in sweat! Did you hear that tomorrow it's suppose to be 103?!?!? Thank god I'll be working because at least they have the AC on full blast.

    Thanks for stopping by, neighbor! Always great sharing with you. Enjoy your weekend!

    Sending COOL thoughts your way!

    X

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  29. Good Evening Grandmother Crone~

    "How in god's name did you find a pic of a lint-filled (okay, tooo gross) belly button."

    Bwhahahahahhaha...isn't it the GROSSES thing you ever saw? I found it by googling "lint belly button" and VIOLA!...it appeared.

    "as his father was cutting the cord, he asked how he could cut an innie, the nurse replied that innie/outie could not be foretold."

    See!! They must be right...you just can't tell. It is what it is.

    Always so nice seeing your comments, dear lady!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend....X

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  30. Howdy Nitebyrd~

    "too bad you have an outie. With your penchant for navel lint, you might be able to start a sculpting career."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...oh, what a GREAT idea! What an awesome second career.

    "There's a lady on Etsy that makes little dolls out of navel lint but I think she's lying and uses dryer lint."

    You're kidding me? OMG, when you have some time can you send me the link, I would love to see her Etsy Shop. And you're right...if I were doing it I'd only use the REAL deal!

    :Hopefully the recession will end soon and you'll be busy selling product 'cause your co-workers just might start thinking about a straight jacket for you!"

    HA! You said it, Sis!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Have a GREAT time in St. Augustine!!

    X ya!

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  31. ron, you never fail to bring a smile to my face even if i was also saying "EWWW" to the b.button lint in your previous interest's nether region, or on the way there anyway.....;)

    i have an inny, by the way and it was only an outie-audi-well, i have three kids so guess when it was...bet you've got that story enough times...weirdest thing too...then you have the kid and it goes back in s l o w l y and you think it's going to forever look that way, sort of a half-assed innie audie, as will you and your tummy...and you do, dammit!!!!!!!!
    anyway, thank you sweet friend for being there, your kind comment to me yesterday or whenever-lost track somewhere-and always sending me your energies...much lovexoxoxo

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  32. Hellooooooooo Dear Linda!

    "you never fail to bring a smile to my face even if i was also saying "EWWW" to the b.button lint in your previous interest's nether region, or on the way there anyway."

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA....you are tooo funny! Isn't that photo GROSS?

    "then you have the kid and it goes back in s l o w l y and you think it's going to forever look that way, sort of a half-assed innie audie, as will you and your tummy...and you do, dammit!!!!!!!!

    Yes, I've heard more women share the same thing while they were pregnant. Their belly buttons changed. Outie to innie, then innie to outie!

    I was so happy to see that you had posted yesterday. You sounded wonderful! Happy and well. And I'm so glad to see you sharing your amazing art work again!

    Thank you for stopping by, dear lady! Enjoy your weekend.

    Sending you much energy and love!

    (((( Linda ))))

    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  33. Like Linda, my inner popped out when babies when in the house (if you will). I had previously had a navel ring and my family was freaking out about it when I was pregnant. "Take it out! Take it out!" they raged swearing that my expanding belly would rip it out of its own accord. Ping! haha. Yeah, I assuaged their fears by removing it, but never could get it back in again. Oh well.
    When I was in labour with my first I asked my mid-wife to make sure the baby had in inner and she looked at me pretty strange. I guess the last thing I should have been worried about between screaming, breathing, grunting fits. Got my innie though :) 2nd is kinda flat outie though.
    have a super cool weekend Ron
    xo

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  34. Good Evening Katherine~

    "I had previously had a navel ring and my family was freaking out about it when I was pregnant. "Take it out! Take it out!" they raged swearing that my expanding belly would rip it out of its own accord."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....OMG, how funny! I have known several friends who had navel rings and I actually thought they were kinda sexy!

    You had a mid-wife delivery? How WONDERFUL! I knew a girl who had both her children that way and said it was great. And she had them at home.

    Yaaaaaaaaaay...I'm so glad to hear you got your innie!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady! Always a treat!

    Have a super cool weekend!

    X

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  35. I have an innie. I've only ever known one person with an Audi...er... and outie. I've never known anyone with Audi, though one day I'm going to have one. I swear it.

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  36. you are too funny and yuck on belly button talk. lol

    made me laugh:

    Unfortunately, we broke up before that ever happened, so one day I took all the lint and TORCHED IT.

    if you must know. innie. heck i can't even find it through the fat. lost it about 11 years ago. haven't seen it since. posted up flyers and everything.

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  37. Greetings Jenny~

    Welcome! Thanks for stopping by and sharing a comment. Nice to meet you!

    "I've never known anyone with Audi, though one day I'm going to have one. I swear it."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Actually, I've never known anyone with an Audi either, but I think they're AWESOME-looking cars that are made to last.

    Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  38. Hiya Val~

    "if you must know. innie. heck i can't even find it through the fat. lost it about 11 years ago. haven't seen it since. posted up flyers and everything."

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha.....posted up flyers and everthing!!!!

    You CRACK ME UP, girl!

    Well, so far I seem to be the only outie on this blog post.

    Thanks for stopping by, Val! Always a delight!

    Have a grrrrrrrrreat weekend....X

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  39. Hey Ron, Now I have an observation here, or something that just popped into my head--don't ya just hate when that happens--you know when something just pops and then you can't remember what it was that you were thinking--oh yea I remember now.

    Is it possible to have both an innie and an outie simply due to lack of picking the lint, you know just keep packing it in and it will grow into an outie, not sure if this is possible but the idea just popped here :^)

    And speaking of an outie being an Audi I suppose Cindy had an outie with her Dodge as she came home yesterday with the loose tail light lens I was supposed to fix completely missing, I figure somewhere along the freeway it suddenly became an outie when it left, kind of like lint being picked from a belly button the wind just picked that lens and flicked it out into the unknown.

    Looks like if you have an Audi then I must have a Dodge.

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  40. Hiya Jimmy~

    "Is it possible to have both an innie and an outie simply due to lack of picking the lint, you know just keep packing it in and it will grow into an outie."

    You know, I never thought of that but you could be right! I need to check to see if my outie actually is an innie because of lint pile up - HA!

    "I figure somewhere along the freeway it suddenly became an outie when it left, kind of like lint being picked from a belly button the wind just picked that lens and flicked it out into the unknown."

    Bwhahahahahahhahahahaha....that was HYSTERICAL!!!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, buddy! And THANK YOU for a great Saturday laugh!

    Happy Annivesary you two! Enjoy your day!

    X

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  41. Oh my, Ron, you are a laugh a minute! Where do you come up with these things? An outie here! Want me to save you some lint so you can knit a scarf before winter?!

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  42. Hellooooooo SuzieCate~

    OMG.....it's so great to see you! Welcome back, dear lady! You were missed!

    HA! I don't really know how I come up with these things!?! I think I'm actually CRAZY!

    "Want me to save you some lint so you can knit a scarf before winter?!"

    YES! YES!....one for me and one for you!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Suzie! You're a doll!

    Have a great rest of your weekend!

    X

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  43. I bet there is never a dull moment in your office when you are around...

    I think it is hysterical that you 'farmed' your partners belly button lint and stored it for future use...Maybe you should have went ahead and knitted after the break-up but instead of a scarf you could have made a noose (oh-that's bad, isn't it)....

    Just for the record- 1 more 'innie'

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  44. Hiya Finally Getting to Even.~

    "Maybe you should have went ahead and knitted after the break-up but instead of a scarf you could have made a noose (oh-that's bad, isn't it)...."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahhahahaha....OH. MY. GOD.....that was BRILLIANT! Now, why the hell didn't I think of that?!?!?!?

    Thanks so much for stopping by today!

    LOVE you're sense of humor!

    Have a grrrrrreat Sunday!

    X

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  45. re google images of lint filled pupiks, taking up the thread in your lovely answer to my comment, have you noticed that google changed their whole image system? I find that it sucks.

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  46. Good Morning Grandmother Crone~

    YES! YES! And thank you for sharing that because I was thinking the same thing.

    "I find that it sucks."

    I thought it was only on my server.

    I end up having to click on several different google links just to get into my email and reader.

    I hope this is just an experiment and that Google will go back to the other way.

    OY!

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  47. OMG! I love the use of the word 'Audi' instead of outie for that kind of belly button!

    Personally I have an innie, but I have dated men with outies so you are NOT alone my Libra friend!

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  48. Hellooooooo Meleah~

    "I have dated men with outies so you are NOT alone my Libra friend!"

    OMG...thank you for sharing that because I was actually thinking I was the ONLY person left on this planet with an AUDI!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

    X

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  49. Where were you when I worked in retail. You know how dull it was because I was the entertainment.

    Innie here.

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  50. Hiya Chrissy~

    HA!

    And I bet they LOVED your faaaaaaaabulous sense of humor!

    I know I do!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

    X to you and Bernie!

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