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by Ashlah
Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

I go for an exam once a year, but only get a pap once every three years, at my doctor's recommendation.
by Ashlah
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

I'm not sure what specific procedure you're having done, but I had a laparoscopic abdominal surgery a few months back. I didn't have any issues with the breathing tube or nausea the day of surgery (I did get nauseous the next day, presumably from the painkillers. Puking after your abs have been cut ...
by Ashlah
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you rather make more or work less?
Replies: 16
Views: 3259

Re: Would you rather make more or work less?

I would absolutely want to work less. I'm not particularly well off, but I live comfortably, with room for fun spending, and I would be much happier if I worked less. I imagine responses would also be affected by how much you like your job. I'm not fulfilled in mine, nor do I enjoy it, so reducing t...
by Ashlah
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

Is it weird to congratulate you on a hysterectomy? Because I'm going to: Congratulations! I don't post all that much, but I have followed your frustrating tales, and I'm so glad you've finally gotten what you wanted, that it was a relatively minor surgery, and that you're finally feeling better. It ...
by Ashlah
Thu May 29, 2014 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

People RSVPing to the wedding with additional, uninvited guests. A classic pant. Sigh.
by Ashlah
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Unfortunately, some of us have toilet roll holders that are sized for single rolls and bog down with doubles. I've all but given up on finding toilet paper that fits these days. Long ago, my mom bought a package of toilet paper that came with an extender. It basically just replaced the old bar for ...
by Ashlah
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

Not sure if this is an option for you, not knowing your income or credit history, but I just opened a new credit card with 21 months 0% APR to have some orthodontic work done. Lets me finance it without paying a buttload of interest. Good luck, I really hope you can make something work. You deserve ...
by Ashlah
Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

Yeah, sorry, I just meant clothing-only stores that are directed at young people (like the ones mentioned above). When I do go shopping, I usually just go to department stores (e.g. JCPenney).
by Ashlah
Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

Do high waisted bikinis exist in physical reality, or are they only trendy on the internet? I live in Arizona; it's also possible they only exist in the future with regards to what is popular, and available to buy here. I've only ever seen them for sale on the internet. But I never really go to tre...
by Ashlah
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 384890

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Ugh, these retail horror stories are making me so glad that my stint is 2 years behind me. Working in the children's department I saw lots and lots of obviously washed, sometimes very used clothing returned. And we nearly always accepted it because they didn't want to piss off the customer. We also ...
by Ashlah
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

But there should be a fine on smoking in public places comparable to that on public urination. Pollution of the commons is also morally unjustified. Sometimes I forget that our local smoking laws aren't national laws. No smoking in public buildings (workplaces, bars, restaurants, etc. Exceptions in...
by Ashlah
Thu May 16, 2013 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 739354

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Their in-store ads have become weird, too. Basically, in their storefront, they have a bunch of ads that are just the Fresh & Easy logo with something fresh "censoring" the "resh" in Fresh, like a bowl of strawberries. I always pretend the ampersand is actually an N, and it'...
by Ashlah
Fri May 03, 2013 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Braces (the dental kind)
Replies: 13
Views: 7925

Re: Braces (the dental kind)

I wore an "appliance" for ages before I got braces. It was adjusted regularly and meant to make more space for my teeth so that none had to be pulled. Once we adjusted it too quickly and I woke up with a huge gap in my teeth. I was sore a lot. Once I got braces, I didn't have to use them f...
by Ashlah
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Focus groups always get asked "if [brand/product] was a person, what would they be like?" and EVERY focus group is terrible at this question, and I'm really growing to loathe listening to it. I've been taking online surveys for extra cash, and I loathe getting asked that question. It's a ...
by Ashlah
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

Aah, sore puberty boobs are the worst. Or at least they are when your brother (accidentally) punches you in the boob. :x I'm loving all these bra tips! I did not realize you were supposed to first wear bras with the widest clasp then move inward. The best-fitting bra I found fit best clasped tightes...
by Ashlah
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane
Replies: 74
Views: 7751

Re: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane

If there was someone behind her who wanted to overtake then they could have changed lanes and done so. Not sure that I agree with giving her a ticket either, BUT: Whether by law or by common courtesy, if you are in the left lane, and someone comes up behind you, clearly wanting to drive faster than...
by Ashlah
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

Just overheard my fiance talking to his mom, and challenging her assertion that Seth MacFarlane is "old fashioned." He pointed out that he in fact has terrible ideas about women and just happens to think there's humor in that (when in reality it's quite harmful). Swoon! :D
by Ashlah
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

I also knew someone who loved it. I remember her arm was super sore when it was first put in, but after that she raved about it. She actually just got it replaced.
by Ashlah
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

Have they done, or did the gyno show any interest in doing, any sort of ultrasound or something? I don't know anything about anything, but if it's as bad as you say, it seems like more tests might be in order... Did you make it as clear to your gyno as you have to us about just how much pai...
by Ashlah
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2597364

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I am always entirely baffled by your posts...
by Ashlah
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2597364

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

It's not in that article, but she said that gay people have no purpose in life.
by Ashlah
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Gotcha. I knew more complicated filing often requires a professional, just didn't realize they asked for quite that much identification.
by Ashlah
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Not as far as I know. I've always filed online with none of those things.
by Ashlah
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

You need your SS card and birth certificate to file your taxes?
by Ashlah
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

I lost weight when I first went on birth control, but it's really hard to say why. It's possible that I just grew up and out of my weight (I was 16 when I went on the pill.) I had also been diagnosed with PCOS, which is why I went on the pill, so losing weight by getting that under control would mak...
by Ashlah
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The War on Sex Workers
Replies: 251
Views: 22814

Re: The War on Sex Workers

Feminists want to strengthen punishment of sex work? I must be hanging out with the wrong feminists. I know there are varying opinions among feminists, but most I know (myself included) want to legalize and empower sex work.
by Ashlah
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I have found yet another website that has never heard of double-barrelled surnames. "Please enter a valid surname". Fuck you, registration form, fuck you. Also, why can nobody spell that surname right when they send me letters? It's not even that complicated, it's just 2 fairly normal sur...
by Ashlah
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

The worst part about mine (at 21) was that I didn't plan very well ahead of time what I would eat. I took longer to heal than I expected, and didn't have enough good, soft foods. I ended up feeling lightheaded a lot, but assumed it was my meds. (One of them did make me feel a little dizzy, but mostl...
by Ashlah
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Radical_Initiator wrote:Hmm. In the States, Smarties, to me at least, has a different meaning, which also sounds terrible in chocolate, IMO

Whatever, that sounds delicious. I fucking love (American) Smarties. And chocolate. I've eaten them at the same time on occasion and rather enjoyed myself. But maybe I'm an outlier.
by Ashlah
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ban on women in frontline combat removed.
Replies: 45
Views: 4882

Re: Ban on women in frontline combat removed.

I'm more concerned about how the men will treat the women who do choose to enter frontline combat than how it will effect the menz. (I don't mean this as a reason to disallow women from frontline combat--I absolutely support it.)
by Ashlah
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Car horns
Replies: 266
Views: 23478

Re: Car horns

That does not include the tap-honks used to thank people for giving way or stuff like that. I find this rather interesting! It's not something I've encountered in the US (honk as thank you). The closest I can think if would be honking hello as you're driving past a friends house. (I've always found...
by Ashlah
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Could a lacquer or something be applied to the interior, making it the right size? That's a good idea...pretty sure they made stuff specifically for rings to make them fit better too. Maybe I'll look into that, if the size difference isn't too big. And Menacing Spike, I'm presenting the ring after ...
by Ashlah
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Bought a fiance a surprise engagement ring online. It's way too big. Like, maybe it'll fit his thumb big. Can't really be re-sized much, if at all, because it's wood. Can't be returned because it's custom made. Do I try to resell it on ebay for the $200 I paid? Do I buy a new ring in the meantime ho...
by Ashlah
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Car horns
Replies: 266
Views: 23478

Re: Car horns

It seems to me that OP (incorrectly) hears every honk of the horn as more of a "HEY FUCK YOU" than the polite "Excuse me" that it often is. I agree that some people may overuse their horns in unnecessary fits of rage, but there are many very legitimate uses, and someone not going...
by Ashlah
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Fuck whoever it is that rips off registration stickers on cars. Why do that? Just because it's a great way to make someone pay 25 up to 100 dollars to the local government, tee hee, fuck people who have registered cars? I think it's more likely that it's because they don't want to pay $25-$100 to r...
by Ashlah
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I've got a 9 month old car that takes that long as well. Pretty much my only complaint about it, but it's really irritating when all I want to do is make the ten minute drive home from work. Absolutely kills my gas mileage too.
by Ashlah
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

But because of my student loans, there's no bank that's going to give me another loan (because of the whole income vs. debt ratio thing that all banks seem to do nowadays). So I'll need to pay for the car in cash up front, of which I only have approximately $15k Obviously I don't know your specific...
by Ashlah
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 450867

Re: Tattoos?

I've never understood the obsession with tattoos having to have meaning to be acceptable. Neither of you necessarily feel that way, it just reminded me of it. I think "Because it's beautiful" is perfectly adequate as well. It is art, after all. Or actually, to broaden it a bit, "Becau...
by Ashlah
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3433084

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Urgh, everything I find to buy for my SO for Christmas is sold out! And there aren't nearly as many "trendy" clothing sites for guys as there are for gals. And he's small and hard to fit. URGH, I say!
by Ashlah
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3385868

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

It's pretty common for people to use regular pills just like the "never have a period" pill. You just skip the placebo pills. (There are some pills that have different amounts of hormones leading up to the placebo week, but any that have a flat amount for the entire cycle should work fine ...

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