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by semicharmed
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

The St. Eve's line at Kohls has a ton of styles, they make nice hipster styles that fit me well; if you pick them up on sale they're super cheap. I also just picked up a bunch of pairs from Muji; Japanese brand that are super stretchy/soft and fit my utter lack of butt well. A lot of other brands wi...
by semicharmed
Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

As posted here in the past , Semicharm's system is to travel with wet wipes, to clean the cup and her hands when using restrooms without running water.[/quote] For more context, I spent 2+ years in Ukraine, which was most definitely a toilet-paper-into-wastebasket country. Also, the kind of place w...
by semicharmed
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I treated myself to two fancy/expensive bras when I came back from Ukraine. I had been wearing 38Ds, and these are 36Ds and I'm still totally in love with how they make the girls look. One is this , by LeJaby, and the other is a fire-engine red Simone Perele . Two really different bras, and on the e...
by semicharmed
Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 81
Views: 10527

Re: Hurricane Sandy

There's a new drink at the bars called a "Sandy". It's basically a Manhattan, but watered down. Too soon? Anyway half of my friends and family are still without power. I know there was extensive damage so it does take time to repair all the lines (and make sure they are safe to turn on), ...
by semicharmed
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheese Buttons (Kase Knoephla)
Replies: 8
Views: 3916

Re: Cheese Buttons (Kase Knoephla)

Pierogies are a general group for similar dishes from Eastern Europe; Cheese Buttons can be considered a particular type (depending on who you talk to). Cottage Cheese is the main trait of Cheese Buttons; with pepper and butter flavoring it up. Pierogy is the Polish name; in both Russia and Ukraine...
by semicharmed
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd book
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Re: xkcd book

xkcd: volume 0 is in the store.
by semicharmed
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Re: bacteria problems with ladybits, is there a way I can get the benefits of yogurt without eating yogurt? It sets off the lactose sensitivity thing. They also make caplets of acidophilus, and more fancy 'probiotic' capsules - as a kid, I was prone to armpit yeast infections in my armpits after an...
by semicharmed
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Yeah, the chafing is new - although definitely so much better today than yesterday - buuuut sore ass? Basically a constant. And on rides like the one I took the other day, I'm pretty sure I end up with bruised where my assbones hit seat. Should really find a hand mirror and check, since there is no ...
by semicharmed
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: New York area meetup??
Replies: 431
Views: 220239

Re: New York area meetup??

OR volunteer to do OTHER stuff and go to maker fair new york free HERE http://makerfaire.com/cs/maker/create/f?x-t=mfny12vol.form I am doing this! I do not know when or specifically what, yet, but as I'm unemployed at the moment, probably set up on Thursday/Friday, which also gets me a weekend pass...
by semicharmed
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I think I chafed the hell out of my vag Thursday. Went bike riding with a friend, which means I rode to her place (~15 miles), then we rode the loop in the park by her (~10 miles), and then disassembled the bike to throw it in the back of her car. Very end of shark week, so I had my cup in, which I ...
by semicharmed
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I also have an IUD (since 03/2010) and use a DivaCup (since 10/2010). I tend to remove the cup by getting a finger almost up to the rim and popping it inward, depending on where the cup is sitting this means it's not as clean a removal as I'd prefer... but better than just yanking it down. Usually I...
by semicharmed
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I usually think ruffles just look kind of silly, but I thought they were small enough and the rest of the dress was simple enough in this case that they were ok. I'm glad that people seem to agree, it will help prevent me feeling silly! Chiming in way late, but it's a lovely dress. I'm generally no...
by semicharmed
Sat May 26, 2012 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fried Foods, or oh god why am I eating this?
Replies: 17
Views: 13766

Re: Fried Foods, or oh god why am I eating this?

Chebureky! Which are like dumplings, but super-sized and fried. They're made with dough like pierogies/varenyky, filled with meat, and then fried until golden brown. At the Saturday bazaar in my village there is a truck that makes them fresh, and they've become part of my Saturday routine. I will mi...
by semicharmed
Thu May 17, 2012 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Connection problems with new laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 6403

Re: Connection problems with new laptop

The laptop is a Samsung, and I've no idea what kind of wireless adapter. Where would I find that out? (I really am pretty inept at this stuff. It's like driving a car - I can make it work, and I know the spark plugs, for example, are important, but I don't know where the spark plugs are, or how to ...
by semicharmed
Mon May 14, 2012 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if you never grew up?
Replies: 15
Views: 3228

Re: What if you never grew up?

There was a case recently where a family had a full hysterectomy done on one of their daughters to prevent her from reaching maturity. (She was severely disabled. The family wanted to continue to care for her at home instead of moving her to a care facility.) The expectation was that puberty would ...
by semicharmed
Mon May 14, 2012 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Connection problems with new laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 6403

Re: Connection problems with new laptop

What brand of laptop is it? And what kind of wireless adapter? This sounds like a problem one of my roommates had (3+ years ago, on a Windows laptop running Vista so this all might be hopelessly outdated); the wireless adapter came with its own software - made by Intel, I think? but the details are ...
by semicharmed
Mon May 07, 2012 4:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ever gotten a shock from mains electricity?
Replies: 47
Views: 17089

Re: Ever gotten a shock from mains electricity?

Once, as a kid. Carefully pulled a nightlight out of the wall, and put my thumb on one plug and my index finger on the other. My hand tingled the rest of the night, and I didn't repeat that experiment. But a lot of my mom's extended family are/were master electricians and a lot of the older ones wil...
by semicharmed
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 305075

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Very much legally posting.

Ukrainian birthdays could very well be the death of me.
by semicharmed
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I have my copper little T, and I love it. So much that when it moved I had it instantly replaced with another one. I don't find the cramps are worse, but they seem to be low level and constant for a bit (of course, I also have a good amount of stress making things tight). Interestingly, shark week ...
by semicharmed
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

@PIctureSarah: The Paragard is a brand name for a non-hormonal IUD, correct? I don't know if this is in any way relevant to your situation, but I have a non-hormonal IUD which gives me appallingly bad cramps and menstrual pains - after talking to several doctors who said there was nothing they coul...
by semicharmed
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Planned Parenthood Concerned About Suspicious Visits
Replies: 81
Views: 12043

Re: Planned Parenthood Concerned About Suspicious Visits

"Roughly half of those abortions are performed on unborn girls. That's the real war on women." I am...so confused right now. How are you this bad at math? This is the same segment of the anti-abortion movement that puts up billboards in heavily minority areas, declaring abortion to be a r...
by semicharmed
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wholesale biochemical re-engineering - Not too far off now
Replies: 113
Views: 11859

Re: Wholesale biochemical re-engineering - Not too far off n

I'm fine with circuits because the only purpose they serve in a computer is to compute. Bacteria as protein manufacturers sort of bother me because there are mechanisms there not related to protein manufacturing. Also: can we predict, given a chain of amino acids, into what shape it will form? Firs...
by semicharmed
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 373655

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Durmstrang isn't particularly Russian, but Viktor is so who knows, Hm? No, he's not. I wasn't clear, Viktor is a (stereotypically) common Russian name; canonViktor played Quidditch for Bulgaria so presumably he's Bulgarian. And Durmstrang doesn't admit Muggleborns, so maybe the baby was from part o...
by semicharmed
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 373655

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

A life lesson that- -is apparently giving every seer on Earth horrible nightmares . Yeah, this will go well. Including the Muggleborn seers less than 8 days old. Hmm, I'm not convinced the baby was Muggleborn. It just said (roughly paraphrasing) a land where Muggleborns get no letters. From canon, ...
by semicharmed
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 373655

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

On the author's note above: It was removed due to complaints about the spoiler, by EY. And in re-reading a lot of the previous notes, he seems to be really caught up on the fact that people aren't catching his hints. So, I'd say that we can take the spoiler as truth: Quirrell is Voldemort, a...
by semicharmed
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 373655

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

So, most of the author's notes are achived here, and in Methods Note #20, which was later replaced because spoiler!, EY confirms that:
Spoiler:
Quirell is Voldemort.

Which makes the oddly specific background Bones suggested for Quirrell more-or-less-irrelevant. Also makes it even stranger, now, though.
by semicharmed
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1497472

Re: Today I Learned

Oscar the Grouch and Don Draper from Mad Men.
by semicharmed
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Strange but delicious combinations (Merged: Weird Snacks)
Replies: 256
Views: 46901

Re: Strange but delicious combinations (Merged: Weird Snacks

Grilled cheese + kimchi = win! There's a whole kelidescope of flavours in it to accompany your favourite crunchy cheesy snack Ohhh man, now I want good cheese. I can get sour cabbage, and I have hot sauce to make it kimchi-like, but for good cheese I need to head into the city and the big supermark...
by semicharmed
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

If you don't do it with a full bladder, you can't really see anything. The bladder helps push the uterus up (or is it intestines out of the way)? Either way, it makes things a lot easier. At the doctor's office we generally had the patients drink a 750ml bottle of water before they went in for it. ...
by semicharmed
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 373655

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

I've been rather disappointed with how EY has been handling hints recently, particularly the background details Bones gives. For some reason, he didn't think to check which canon characters were born in 1926- and so it went from a "Bones thinks Quirrell is Riddle? That's really weird, wasn't V...
by semicharmed
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Copay for my birth control is $30 :(. Daang, mine's $19 (which my parent's cover), and I'm already pissed at folks scoffing at the cost of hormonal birth control. Mine was $10/month back in 2008/2009 for the Nuvaring, but also on my dad's excellent stage govm't insurance. And then a relationship en...
by semicharmed
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Teaching Kids to Code
Replies: 90
Views: 29529

Re: Teaching Kids to Code

How would teaching the basics of programming - along the lines of Griffin's post - stop the things people call tech support for? Knowing what a 'for' loop is isn't going to help when someone can't print. Or when their internet is out, because the cat sat on the powerswitch to the router and turned i...
by semicharmed
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 373655

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Um, are we reading the same chapter (#84)? The Auror thinks Quirrel is (MoR) Siruis Black. Who, instead of being framed by Voldy, quit being a hero. And I'd guess that Dumbledore trusted him, without knowing who he is, because the Phoenix did. And the Phoenix possibly knew Black...
by semicharmed
Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I have a vyshyvanka! Well, two, but one is for my mom. Vyshyvankyy are traditional, Ukrainian embroidered blouses/shirts; I made a trip to a town nearby me to hit the 3am-9am embroidery market. I got a TON of gifts, and then splurged on a blouse for myself after realized I still had money left after...
by semicharmed
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

More unsolicited advice @Sungura: Are you taking ibuprofen? Even if you don't normally take pain killers, I really recommend it! It helps the inflammation, and so the skin feels less tight - as well as actually helping the pain. Keeping really, really hydrated also helps. Like, 'peeing clear...
by semicharmed
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Mine definitely gets sparser around my sock line - I wore the same style of ankle socks from Costco for years - but is pretty fine to begin with. And I was friends with a lot of soccer players in HS, and especially on the people who had been playing for years and years - which equaled years of high ...
by semicharmed
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

If I wasn't such a big fan of gender transgression (and hadn't started to perceive shaved underarms as misshapen-looking), I'd probably shave my underarm hair, because it really captures scent and makes me have to shower more often. But I stopped shaving my underarm hair when I stopped shaving my l...
by semicharmed
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I totally meant to 'wtf' the pubes thing too, but someone called me in the middle of writing and I forgot. :( ... I've always treated pubes as one of those things that happens sometimes when using public/semi-public/other people's bathrooms. Grab some tp, wipe it off, pretend like it never happened....
by semicharmed
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3051322

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I haven't shaved my pits or arms in a long time. I haven't shaved my armpits since college, so at least 3 years and probably closed to 5. And sometimes I'll shave my legs if I'm going out somewhere fancy and don't want to both with tights; I have pretty dry skin and I find shaving+good lotion keeps ...
by semicharmed
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help Wanted
Replies: 36
Views: 75731

Re: Help Wanted

PHP help wanted I'm a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine right now, and the webmaster for our unofficial website, [url]pcukraine.org[/url]. The site primarily runs off Joomla! (2.5 now, not that it's relevant), but we have three tools for other Volunteers fed into the Joomla! site through a wrapper. I...

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