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Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:57 pm UTC
by Jessica
Wow. That's an old message o.0

I've seen the movie. I liked it. Watched it with my then girlfriend. Was fun.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:00 pm UTC
by Angelene
Moo, the costume is fabulous yes, but more importantly, you look gorgeous girl.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:30 pm UTC
by existential_elevator
I just re-realised today one of the huge advantages of being petite. Fitting into kid's sizes. This has been an awesome money saver - 12 year old's tights. I need to take more advantage of this...

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
by gmalivuk
Artemisia wrote:But seriously Meaux, what's wrong with ketchup?

Ew. Now that's fuckin' gross.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:41 pm UTC
by Cassi
existential_elevator wrote:I just re-realised today one of the huge advantages of being petite. Fitting into kid's sizes. This has been an awesome money saver - 12 year old's tights. I need to take more advantage of this...


I am jealous! :(

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:20 pm UTC
by Jessica
corn syrop + red food colouring
or, gycerine and red food colouring.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:07 am UTC
by misskwiz
gmalivuk wrote:
Artemisia wrote:But seriously Meaux, what's wrong with ketchup?

Ew. Now that's fuckin' gross.

Seriously! I just, please, no one, EVER use ketchup as fake blood, I'm failing at trying to put this into words here, because it's not a hate for ketchup, I put it on food! But just... anything else dealing with it makes me want to run out of the room screaming.

Actually, the more I think about it the more I'm surprised I use it all. I don't like how it tastes, smells, looks, feels, or sounds...

*shivers*

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:11 am UTC
by Quixotess
Blackberry juice! That at least works really well when it's still wet. Then it gets a bit purple.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:46 pm UTC
by Sebeka2
What's wrong with paint?

If I were told to paint something "bloody", I'd use blue paint and tell folks it's about blood before it's spilt.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:59 pm UTC
by Jack Saladin
If I were told to paint something "bloody", I'd use blue paint and tell folks it's about blood before it's spilt.

O hai, we're going to have to take you out the back and shoot you for that one, so if you'll just follow me...

POPULAR MISCONCEPTIONS OF SCIENCE: NOT ALLOWED ON XKCD.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:09 pm UTC
by Felstaff
Jack Saladin wrote:
If I were told to paint something "bloody", I'd use blue paint and tell folks it's about blood before it's spilt.

O hai, we're going to have to take you out the back and shoot you for that one, so if you'll just follow me...

POPULAR MISCONCEPTIONS OF SCIENCE: NOT ALLOWED ON XKCD.

WHAT ABOUT THE ROYAL FAMILY THEY HAVE BLUE BLOOD.

I know because I've cut the queen, for not clicking on my signature.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:55 pm UTC
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Her blood is so blue, she was born wearing a gamine fur coats.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:50 pm UTC
by PictureSarah
I just ordered a DivaCup! Yay!

Also, I know I've asked this before, but wtf, long hair? Last night I had a semi-fancy birthday party to go to, and I couldn't make it do anything. It's long, uber-straight, thick...uncooperative....I feel I will never master the art of anything beyond a basic ponytail or braided bun.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:00 pm UTC
by Furkins
What's with all the guys in the womens thread lately? Oh well... I guess every man has to get in touch with his feminin side every once in a while and enjoy talk about clothes and menstruation...

aaanyway. I got a haircut today. And I'm not sure if it was such a smart idea. I have VERY short hair now. I think the longest bit is about 5cm... I just hope that I don't look too masculin now... The hair dresser said it suited me very well... but she was trying to sell me something, wasnt she? Can't wait to see my friends' reaction...

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:53 pm UTC
by Cassi
It is in your hairdresser's best interest to give you a good haircut...if they destroy your hair, you're pretty likely to go somewhere else. So I'd say their opinion is pretty valid. (I've had a couple haircuts that have had other hairdressers in the salon compliment it as well, which doesn't happen every time, so when that happens I know it genuinely is good.)

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:35 am UTC
by stockpot
PictureSarah wrote:Also, I know I've asked this before, but wtf, long hair? Last night I had a semi-fancy birthday party to go to, and I couldn't make it do anything. It's long, uber-straight, thick...uncooperative....I feel I will never master the art of anything beyond a basic ponytail or braided bun.
French braids can be pretty nice looking if you've got someone to help you out, and they work with hair down to mid-back-ish.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:37 am UTC
by Quixotess
Okay, clothing question.

I have more skirts than I have skirt hangers. Which ones are best to fold/roll up and put in my dresser? Does it have to do with length? Fabric? Cut?

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:55 am UTC
by H.E.L.e.N.
Whatever doesn't look like it'll hold wrinkles?

Alllllso can you fit two skirts on one skirt hanger? I prefer that. personally.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:18 am UTC
by LL Cool J
Fabric, mostly.
Fold things made of jean, corduroy, or things that have stretch in them (hanging can make them all distorted and stress the fabric). Fold anything knit.

Hang things made of material that creases easily, or you'll have to iron it twice. Or don't iron it in the first place, and iron it when you bring it out of the drawer to wear. Hang things that are delicate, like velvet or silk.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:41 am UTC
by Quixotess
helen wrote:Whatever doesn't look like it'll hold wrinkles?

I have absolutely no common sense about these things. If I were a Clue character, I would be Professor Plum. I have to be walked through very simple everyday tasks.

helen wrote:Alllllso can you fit two skirts on one skirt hanger? I prefer that. personally.

I am intrigued by your weirding ways.

Fabric, mostly.
Fold things made of jean, corduroy, or things that have stretch in them (hanging can make them all distorted and stress the fabric). Fold anything knit.

Hang things made of material that creases easily, or you'll have to iron it twice. Or don't iron it in the first place, and iron it when you bring it out of the drawer to wear. Hang things that are delicate, like velvet or silk.

Thanks, this is good stuff. *writes down.* What about rayon? I have one that's all rayon. I also have one that's 63% polyester, 34% rayon, and 3% spandex (but not stretchy at all.)

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:50 am UTC
by LL Cool J
Hang the rayon.

Rayon vs spandex... oh no! Conflict! I say fold it.
Edit: Actually, if it's not stretchy, then hanging would be fine. Either would be fine, I reckon.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:59 am UTC
by IronyandParadox
Quixotess wrote:
helen wrote:Alllllso can you fit two skirts on one skirt hanger? I prefer that. personally.

I am intrigued by your weirding ways.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what the two of you said, but... I think she means by folding it in half and draping it over a standard hanger.

stockpot wrote:
PictureSarah wrote:Also, I know I've asked this before, but wtf, long hair? Last night I had a semi-fancy birthday party to go to, and I couldn't make it do anything. It's long, uber-straight, thick...uncooperative....I feel I will never master the art of anything beyond a basic ponytail or braided bun.
French braids can be pretty nice looking if you've got someone to help you out, and they work with hair down to mid-back-ish.


Yes, french braids. Find a friend (either a particularly patient friend or someone you don't *actually* care about) and learn on her (or him). They're not as hard as they look, though.
Also, you can do a braided bun, yes? Then you can do a braided bun with just the top half of your hair. *shrugs* It's a nice change of pace.
Octopus clips are my best friend. I never leave the house without one. Not all of my hair fits into it, but I just shove it in my hair and it does the job without all of those painful hairpins.

Huh. I could've sworn I wore my hair in more ways than that...OH GOD, you just forced me to come to terms with the fact that I have all of three hairstyles.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:03 am UTC
by lamito
I must be so out of it. i mean i've never heard of these so called diva cups or what ever (yes i know that was ages ago but if you want to fight...).
also i have a question. have any of you ever used PMS as an excuse to get something, say chocolat, from a male friend. it works a treat coz they just don't want to question it.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:08 am UTC
by Quixotess
IronyandParadox wrote:
Quixotess wrote:
helen wrote:Alllllso can you fit two skirts on one skirt hanger? I prefer that. personally.

I am intrigued by your weirding ways.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what the two of you said, but... I think she means by folding it in half and draping it over a standard hanger.

I interpreted it as two skirts being held by one skirt hanger. When I say "skirt hanger" I refer to these handy little numbers (spoilered for big)
Spoiler:
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Some people also use the ones with the clips, but I prefer the other ones. Anyway, thanks jess, I will do as you say.

Edit: found better pic

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:12 am UTC
by H.E.L.e.N.
IronyandParadox wrote:
Quixotess wrote:
helen wrote:Alllllso can you fit two skirts on one skirt hanger? I prefer that. personally.

I am intrigued by your weirding ways.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what the two of you said, but... I think she means by folding it in half and draping it over a standard hanger.


Oh, heck no. I forgot how many clotheshanging pet peeves I have until this came up. A skirt/pants hanger has two clips; I can fit two items between the clips, back to back, and I can *see* both of them, so no big. And I tend to have a lot of skirts of similar length.

Folding would bother me. And a drawer full of skirts would bother me like nobody's business (they'd take up the whole drawer and I couldn't tell what was what and I'd forget about things and I hate that). Small or unimportant things in my dressers (tshirts, nightclothes), big things hung up, or I lose track of everything superfast.

Ninja'd! Edit: I don't even know how to use one of the ones you posted. I like clips.

I am also unhelpful. I was trying to remember the gist of wrinkliness of different materials but I only know from looking/trial and error.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:19 am UTC
by LL Cool J
IronyandParadox wrote:Huh. I could've sworn I wore my hair in more ways than that...OH GOD, you just forced me to come to terms with the fact that I have all of three hairstyles.


Hehe. I used to have very long hair. My standard hair regime was: Wet hair in the morning, comb with a wide comb. Shake off a little then let it dry like that. When dry (and in wild curls), twist up and stab through the ragged bun thing with a pen. Or a pencil. Or a chopstick. End of regime.
What I have now is what-has-regrown-since-I-shaved-it-off hair. Yay for short-ish hair!

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:21 am UTC
by Quixotess
helen wrote: I don't even know how to use one of the ones you posted. I like clips.

They're really easy; you snap the hook part down and it unlocks the two, uh, flap-things so you can fit the skirt(s) between them, then just snap the hook part back and it's locked in place. I prefer them to the clips, which can pinch/indent the fabric. Working in costumes my friend (total sewing/clothing/crafts dork) came across one of them, and I'm pretty sure it changed her life forever, her face just lit up when she realized how it worked. Hee.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:30 pm UTC
by IronyandParadox
Spoilered for quote pyramid.
Spoiler:
helen wrote:
IronyandParadox wrote:
Quixotess wrote:
helen wrote:Alllllso can you fit two skirts on one skirt hanger? I prefer that. personally.

I am intrigued by your weirding ways.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what the two of you said, but... I think she means by folding it in half and draping it over a standard hanger.


Oh, heck no. I forgot how many clotheshanging pet peeves I have until this came up. A skirt/pants hanger has two clips; I can fit two items between the clips, back to back, and I can *see* both of them, so no big. And I tend to have a lot of skirts of similar length.

Meh. *looks at floor of closet* Yeah, screw the clippy hangers. In fact, screw hangers as a whole.
I mean, I try to keep my clothes neat. But it's mostly to placate my parents. Only occasionally do I actually hang up my clothes to keep my inner neat freak happy.

__jess wrote:Hehe. I used to have very long hair. My standard hair regime was: Wet hair in the morning, comb with a wide comb. Shake off a little then let it dry like that. When dry (and in wild curls), twist up and stab through the ragged bun thing with a pen. Or a pencil. Or a chopstick. End of regime.
What I have now is what-has-regrown-since-I-shaved-it-off hair. Yay for short-ish hair!

I love your terminology. Yes, hair is a "thing." Yes, "stabbing" it is appropriate conduct. =D
Also, I don't know what I would do if I cut off all my hair. I'd feel so...so...lost without it. =(

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:47 pm UTC
by Rinsaikeru
Yeah I use skirt hangers for two skirts sometimes. There are some skirts I roll, some fabrics are stretchy and wrinkle, so after they dry i roll them to prevent creases and kind of stack them on a shelf in my closet. I can't stand dressers. I forget what's in them (someone else mentioned the same thing--I hear you!). So I bought an open shelf thing and put some baskets on it...that's where I store most of my clothes.

My personal pet peeve are those stretchy plastic things on the inside of shoulders to some garments. Ostensibly they are to keep wider necked shirts from slipping off hangers, but they always stick out when you wear them. They are the first thing I hack off when I wear a new shirt.

P.S.
Thanks for the advice re diva cups out and about. I guess I could always just not use it on my heaviest day...it's not like I'm feeling marvelous that day anyway. :P

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:55 pm UTC
by PictureSarah
I do the two-skirts-per-hanger thing when I run out of skirt hangers. Also, skirts that would be good in a dresser=skirts that are made out of synthetics. Polyester, spandex...things that don't wrinkle. NO linen or 100% cotton (unless it's jersey), and no silk.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:37 am UTC
by Sebeka2
Felstaff wrote:
Jack Saladin wrote:
If I were told to paint something "bloody", I'd use blue paint and tell folks it's about blood before it's spilt.

O hai, we're going to have to take you out the back and shoot you for that one, so if you'll just follow me...

POPULAR MISCONCEPTIONS OF SCIENCE: NOT ALLOWED ON XKCD.

WHAT ABOUT THE ROYAL FAMILY THEY HAVE BLUE BLOOD.

I know because I've cut the queen, for not clicking on my signature.

Also, horseshoe crabs. I also understand that there's a kind of skink that bleeds green.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:58 am UTC
by Windmill
Being a new college student with less hangers than at home, I just fold up my cotton skirts and iron them before I go out. I'm such an iron fiend anyway, pretty much everything gets pressed from pillow cases to jeans to blouses to t-shirts.

I'm a bit behind on the pages, but I hate the whole sizing situation as well. I'm a 6 (I average the sizes of all the different stores). At stores like the GAP and Banana Republic, I'm a 4, but their sister store, Old Navy, I'm a straight 6 across the board. The more expensive brands seem to be generous with their fabric on the smaller sizes, so I've found myself having to go down a size to get something that fits despite being the same size.

It is a little frustrating trying to buy clothes online though, you can never really tell what will fit and what won't.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:45 am UTC
by stockpot
lamito wrote:also i have a question. have any of you ever used PMS as an excuse to get something, say chocolat, from a male friend. it works a treat coz they just don't want to question it.
I can buy my own chocolate, but I definitely use PMS as an excuse to eat far more of it than I'd otherwise consider acceptable. :P

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:05 am UTC
by eternal luna
Agh. I took today's pill at ~11am, then managed to throw up at around 3pm. Do you think that would affect its reliability?

Re: skirts and hangers
I don't bother, everything that can fit gets folded. But, then again, I'm a slob. Most of my clothes actually reside either on my floor, or in my bed, along with a variety of folders, books, dictionaries, and pens, which are all buried between the layers of my three blankets (I get cold).

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:20 am UTC
by Pirate.Bondage
eternal luna wrote:Re: skirts and hangers
I don't bother, everything that can fit gets folded. But, then again, I'm a slob. Most of my clothes actually reside either on my floor, or in my bed...


I'm the same way. Clothes are usually either folded or on the floor. It's especially hard because it's not just my clothes but my boyfriend's as well.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:58 am UTC
by Quixotess
"If it's brown, it goes down; if it's yellow, stay mellow" does not cover all possible colors.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:40 pm UTC
by Artemisia
eternal luna wrote:Agh. I took today's pill at ~11am, then managed to throw up at around 3pm. Do you think that would affect its reliability?

As much as I'd love to tell you you're FIIIINE, it might have affected it, yes. You're on the edge of fine tho, 3-4 hours is usually enough to digest your pill. You could play it safe and take another one, but you might want to rethink that if you react really strong on it if taken on odd times, like me. What week are you in? I believe there is a week during which forgetting/not digesting one is harmless, if I remember it right from the microgynon 30 pill I used to take.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:16 pm UTC
by crowey
Quixotess wrote:"If it's brown, it goes down; if it's yellow, stay mellow" does not cover all possible colors.


yeah, like: If it's blue, call your friends to have a look....

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:35 pm UTC
by Cassi
Artemisia wrote:
eternal luna wrote:Agh. I took today's pill at ~11am, then managed to throw up at around 3pm. Do you think that would affect its reliability?

As much as I'd love to tell you you're FIIIINE, it might have affected it, yes. You're on the edge of fine tho, 3-4 hours is usually enough to digest your pill. You could play it safe and take another one, but you might want to rethink that if you react really strong on it if taken on odd times, like me. What week are you in? I believe there is a week during which forgetting/not digesting one is harmless, if I remember it right from the microgynon 30 pill I used to take.


The paper my GP gave me says I can actually miss 2 of my microgynon 30 pills without a problem, no matter which week it is.

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:39 pm UTC
by sophyturtle