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by libellule
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I love to ride my bicycle.......
Replies: 17
Views: 3108

Re: I love to ride my bicycle.......

serious training/racing would have been completely excluded had you not done this. Wouldn't it be better to train with a bike that was harder to pedal? Not really. You generally develop a riding style that suits your bike. If he wants to join in after-work hammerfests, he needs to be used to riding...
by libellule
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'm getting married...
Replies: 120
Views: 20431

Re: I'm getting married...

FWIW I think you look fantastic. And I admire your running debut immensely. It's quite a challenge to move from walking to running and you just adapted perfectly, despite how difficult that first mill mile felt and how winded it left you. And, notwithstanding all the criticism of your diet, you seem...
by libellule
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Personal Records
Replies: 159
Views: 71236

Re: Personal Records

5k 18:47 10k 38:44 15k 60:06 10 mi 65:05 1/2 mary 1:25 marathon 3:05 So, these date from 6-8 yrs ago, I haven't raced in over 4 years and am only now starting to run regularly again. I find I am 1 min per mile slower at every distance, even on my short intervals (which I have tried exactly once and ...
by libellule
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why we are fat
Replies: 195
Views: 19841

Re: Why we are fat

As for poor neighbourhoods having no access to fresh fruit or vegetables, I'm not willing to take you word on that being anything but a trivially small proportion of western civilisation. Unfortunately, this lack of access is the norm in the US, at least in all the places I've lived, and not just i...
by libellule
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

I must have abnormally long arms or something, because I'm certainly not blessed with dexterity, but I have absolutely no problem fastening my bras behind my back, after I put them on. I have many bras, some of them quite beautiful, most of them underwired, but all of them 32-B so I wonder sometimes...
by libellule
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What made you feel incredibly stupid?
Replies: 551
Views: 62431

Re: What made you feel incredibly stupid?

Why were you trying to warm up the brick?
by libellule
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What made you feel incredibly stupid?
Replies: 551
Views: 62431

Re: What made you feel incredibly stupid?

I have used the 24-hour clock for years, definitely the better model, but it took a little time getting used to. I'm always talking to people that don't want to, and saying things I shouldn't. I always wave when people aren't really waving to me. And sometimes when I am behind someone I mistake the...
by libellule
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why we are fat
Replies: 195
Views: 19841

Re: Why we are fat

Well sorry, kiddo, I do mean you. Not that I'm a "fat should be banned" person, far from it, but your post wrapped up everything that has changed in the last 20 years and added a cherry on top. Let's take your last point first. Are you serious? The BMI guidelines affect your view of yourse...
by libellule
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Clipless pedals
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Re: Clipless pedals

I've used Speedplays for nearly 9 years, and enjoy them on the bike. The double-sided entry is great, and the float suits me just fine. The inability to make speedplay cleats walkable, though, is a real limitation. I'm not sure I'd go with this system if I were starting again from scratch.
by libellule
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I love to ride my bicycle.......
Replies: 17
Views: 3108

Re: I love to ride my bicycle.......

Awesome! I was reading the thread hoping you had either not made your choice or got a good road bike, because serious training/racing would have been completely excluded had you not done this. If you end up wanting to upgrade, you can probably sell your bike, for not much less than you bought it, to...
by libellule
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 172755

Re: The Official Running thread!

Ooooh! A running thread! This is new since I was last active on these fora. I used to be a mad runner, but work and life have got in the way and I have eased off immensely, much to my disgust. I am now running 3-4 times a week again, but only 3-4 miles at a go, with a longer run (6-8 mi) at the week...
by libellule
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Update on the camping plan. He did declare his undying love and loyalty, but he was drunk and I had just handed him a BBQ roasted beef and horseradish sandwich. General closeness, but I think that's as far as it's going to go. *sigh*. In vino veritas and all that. I confess to giggling and thrillin...
by libellule
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why we are fat
Replies: 195
Views: 19841

Re: Why we are fat

We're getting quite far away from the initial observation that people are much fatter now than they were in the quite recent past, and the hypothesis that it is because were are high on our fat+sugar+salt formulation force-fed to us by industry/agriculture/theGovernment. Many of you are too young to...
by libellule
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

There's a lot to be angry there, much of it beyond your control. It's all stuff that makes me angry too, particularly the sexual victimization and mutilation of those who are helpless.

Your boyfriend, however, sounds like a real tool.
by libellule
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lesbian Separatism
Replies: 190
Views: 13546

Re: Lesbian Separatism

@poxic: I don't think women are perfect, and probably more women have made me cry than men. The idea is to escape the world where being male counts for more than it should. I'm very lucky: I compete with men and often outdo them in their traditional areas of expertise, I have a spouse who stays home...
by libellule
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lesbian Separatism
Replies: 190
Views: 13546

Re: Lesbian Separatism

As a very straight, very married, very happy female, part of me says in response to the original blog... Why Not? I'd miss my husband, and I do like the men in my life, both at work (which is about 90% male) and at play (my interests involve mainly men), but the allure is undeniable. I didn't see an...
by libellule
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why we are fat
Replies: 195
Views: 19841

Re: Why we are fat

Notice that he didn't think such legislation existed. Which it does. Trans fats are an unrelated issue. Do you have any examples of any such legislation that actually has to do with nutritional content, rather than poisonous substances? Oh enough with your agenda. It is legislation against a foodst...
by libellule
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

PictureSarah wrote:http://www.oddee.com/item_96674.aspx
Horrendously sexist ads from the 50s and 60s. You have to laugh, ladies, otherwise you'll probably cry.

The fact that nobody else has commented on the idea of putting Lysol in their vaginas makes me wonder if perhaps my personal hygiene is wanting.
by libellule
Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why we are fat
Replies: 195
Views: 19841

Re: Why we are fat

But... legislation already has. Trans fat ban in NYC: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/104888/new_york_citys_ban_on_transfat_in_restaurants.html?cat=37 ... to be followed at the state level by California. It is a slippery slope. Notice that he used the word "should." Notice that h...
by libellule
Sun May 31, 2009 4:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

... or lettuce.
by libellule
Sun May 31, 2009 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why we are fat
Replies: 195
Views: 19841

Re: Why we are fat

And do you honestly think there should be legal recourse for a choice we freely make? You said it yourself - we like it! And I would be PISSED if legislation took away my ability to freely choose to eat foods that are bad for me. If you want to increase the amount of education that's out there so p...
by libellule
Sun May 31, 2009 3:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Do you think these factors irrelevant in determining the success of your marriage?
by libellule
Sat May 30, 2009 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

What? Not being comfortable with a man paying for all of your dates, especially if you suspect he might expect something in return besides the pleasure of your company means that you shouldn't get married? I hope I'm misunderstanding you. Oh gosh no. Not at all. I mean yes. You're misunderstanding ...
by libellule
Sat May 30, 2009 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Interesting perspective, Enuja. Funny how this thread jumped from early-date who-pays-what questions to marriage proposals. My feeling is that these are very closely related issues. Discomfort with the first is strongly suggestive that the second is a bad idea, no matter how much you stifle instinct...
by libellule
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: Woman Thread - The thread that gives (about once a month)

Is the NYT article the one that ran in the magazine a few weeks with the muddled signs of female arousal and rape fantasies? If so, I can't even bear to click on it as the original reading of it creeped me enough already. I'm usually quite level-headed and capable of thinking things through and gene...
by libellule
Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 480452

Re: Interviewing the fora

People who don't use turn signals.

What is your most disliked meteorological phenomenon?
by libellule
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 480452

Re: Interviewing the fora

You just killed the thread.

Whom would you most like to see humiliated and why?
by libellule
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: Woman Thread - The thread with fallopian hugs!

I think I'd maybe want to have kids one day, but I want to settle down and be able to keep my crazy under control first. As it is when I get depressed and angry I have a habit of taking it out on the people I love. Which I think would have pretty bad consequences for a child. ("Mummy, it's goi...
by libellule
Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: Woman Thread - The thread with the fallopian touch!

Some of us never develop a yearning for kids, or even accept that it's expected of us. I've now been married 15 years, and things have gone from intense pressure and curiosity to people tiptoeing around the subject because they assume it's because I can't have any children that I don't. I don't hate...
by libellule
Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: Woman Thread - The thread with the fallopian touch!

I got a new dress for my friend's wedding!

Spoiler:
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Jadestone, I like the corset and I'd wear it with nothing underneath and some fake sleeves on top, but that's probably a bit too party-like compared to what you had in mind.
by libellule
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: Woman Thread - The thread with the fallopian touch!

@isotope: My heart (and eggs) go out to you. I suffer from endometriosis and have experienced the screaming that is so bad that the vomiting is a relief. I have wanted, on just one occasion, to die during a bout of pain. Did you start your periods normally? I'm guessing at ten you hadn't started the...
by libellule
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other threads!

Wow Sarah, gorgeous dresses! I like both bodices, and both skirts, with a preference for the neckline of the top one. And gold silk.... perfect. I wish I'd spent time doing what you're doing... I looked at ready-made wedding dresses, couldn't find a single one I liked, gave up, and got married in a ...
by libellule
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other threads!

http://www.galleryserpentine.com.au/ Here is the link. I haven't bought anything from there, but I'm seriously considering ordering a corset to go under my wedding dress. I can't find a corsetry place with prices that are as low here in the US. Oh my, I'm drooling. Any outift that has "Gothic ...
by libellule
Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other threads!

A while back there were links posted to pretty dresses with corset-type tops and long skirts... I'm too lazy to find them again, but anyway, I was wondering if anybody had actually bought/worn any of these dresses and, if so, are they as beautiful as they appear in the pics? How are they sized? Also...
by libellule
Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your Start Menu (and various Linux analogies)!
Replies: 38
Views: 3443

Re: Post your Start Menu (and various Linux analogies)!

Spoiler:
Finder
Preview
Dashboard
iTunes
Spaces
Time Machine
System Preferences
Thunderbird
Firefox
VPN Client
Adium
Terminal
Keynote
fv
by libellule
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The BIG Thread. (Real Big Things)
Replies: 82
Views: 30920

Re: The BIG Thread. (Real Big Things)

From the sublime to the utterly prosaic....

http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/worl ... tions1.htm
by libellule
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302596

Re: The radical idea that women are people

you really think a mother would spend her spare time posting on a stupid forum? http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=35460 :oops: This made me smile a lot. I guess I just can't imagine the professional mothers I know posting here. I only do it myself when I'm procrastinating or so worrie...
by libellule
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437280

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other threads!

*every goddamn thing he's said in this thread* Are you trying to be this stupid, or are you really just that goddamn dense? No he's really just that goddamn hot. We're actually just that goddamn shallow and forgive a lot of those who are cute, and he's probably used to it. Really. Sorry to shatter ...
by libellule
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302596

Re: The radical idea that women are people

you really think a mother would spend her spare time posting on a stupid forum?
by libellule
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2780785

Re: Confessional Fred- He doesn't care much about your problems

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:The majority of monks are immortal.


But what does that have to do with reading?

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