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

Postby poxic » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:02 am UTC

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Postby Cathy » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:40 am UTC

^^ Agree, but I'd use the 7, not the 3. The three made me hurt like crazy when I used it, too much medicine or something.
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Postby PictureSarah » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:05 am UTC

Pharmacies have tests that you can buy to test the ph of your ladybits to determine if there is a bacterial infection or something else going on. That might be helpful in deciding what to do about things.
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Postby existential_squirrrel » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:42 am UTC

@podbaydoor:
Might be time for a visit to the Dr. - but that's just my humble, honest opinion.
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On an unrelated note, I checked my final transcript for my first semester of college and I got 3 solid A's and 2 A-'s. I'm pretty happy because calculus didn't kill me like I thought it was going to. :o :) :D moving on to bigger and better things in the world and life of a college student
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Postby Aaeriele » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:24 pm UTC

existential_squirrrel wrote:On an unrelated note, I checked my final transcript for my first semester of college and I got 3 solid A's and 2 A-'s. I'm pretty happy because calculus didn't kill me like I thought it was going to. :o :) :D moving on to bigger and better things in the world and life of a college student


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Postby existential_squirrrel » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:02 am UTC

I am confused- what does \o/ mean?
I need to brush up on my text/computer speak... I've been doing so much technical writing lately

EDIT: wow... I am a n00b when it comes to emoticons >.< I was jumping for joy when I saw the A- in Calculus
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Postby LL Cool J » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:22 pm UTC

I got my gift! Yay! I'm not sure what protocol is for spoilers (I've barely been around after signing up thanks to moving house/city/state and I only have internet for a few minutes now) so I won't say who it was from (and I'm really sorry if I'm doing it wrong), but you know who you are: Thanks, and you are definitely under-estimating your awesomeness. I'll try to post pics when I'm somewhere with a better connection. <3
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Postby Sandry » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:30 pm UTC

existential_squirrrel wrote:I am confused- what does \o/ mean?
I need to brush up on my text/computer speak... I've been doing so much technical writing lately

EDIT: wow... I am a n00b when it comes to emoticons >.< I was jumping for joy when I saw the A- in Calculus

Maybe you already got this, but in case you didn't - the \o/ isn't a face - it's a face and arms.

Hee hee, when this lines up, though...

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\o/

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Postby existential_squirrrel » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:36 pm UTC

@Sandry-
I like the "Scream" face you made- very funny

I am going stir crazy in my house this week... it has been raining here in what most people call sunny San Diego now for 6 days!!!
I need some suggestions for things to do- with the restrictions of I don't have a car, I don't intend to walk more than a mile outside, I am on the college student budget (almost broke), and I am waiting to decorate for Christmas until Mom comes home tonight.

Here's what I have done so far this week- (spoilered for long)

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gone out to lunch and dinner with friends
gone to Tae Kwon Do with friends (studio is closed from now till next Monday morning)
worked on my hidden hobbies (writing and drawing)
worked out... I'm so sore
applied for internships
e-mailed family and friends
played board games and internet games
posted on fora
slept really late
read multiple books
played with my friend Catherine
cleaned the garage
went shopping for stuff I needed that was inexpensive
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Postby Sungura » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:42 pm UTC

I've had a great few weeks, and just felt like squeeing. Making it even better was no period other than some slight spotting for two days!! Which was amazing because starting the 6th of Dec it went like this:
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mon: karate
tues: karate
wed: capoeira
thurs: capoeira
fri: hugue's going away party - moving back to France - this was with capi people and other friends of his
sat: black belt class morning, afternoon capoeira roda, night a christmas party
sun: woo slept
mon: capoeira
tues: break
wed: capoeira
thurs: capoeira
fri-sat-sun: capoeira event in Ohio with two of my capi friends...5 hrs there and 5 hrs back, capi like all day every day with party at nights...
mon: capoeira
tues: had off
wed: learned dance for flash mob, capoeira
thurs (yesterday) capoeira
today: starts christmas festivities with my fam for the weekend.

Then, next week is a break (aka amy re-writes her paper for publication, does some graphics, etc) and then on the 1st I fly down to TAG to cave for 10 days and then the weekend right after that is Eat, Sleep, Capoeira in Rochester, NY!

I <3 being busy and active! And I'm getting in so much better shape! Life is good. :)
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Postby GraphiteGirl » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:38 pm UTC

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Postby Sungura » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:59 pm UTC

As an adendum to my previous post...Anyone know where to find any cute belts? Now three times in the last week my pants have kinda...fallen off...and damnit some of these pants I just got in June, I don't want to buy all new pants. I mean, it's nice (I honestly think my personal ideal weight would mean a pant size or two smaller) but in a way it's annoying too...to just be standing talking to someone...and realize my waistband is at my crotch. Not fun.
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Postby semicharmed » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:50 pm UTC

Target or Kohl's should have an adundance of belts, but for functional, nothing I've found has beat the Old Navy men's department. I picked up a black leather one right before Christmas last year for around $12 from there, because all the women's belts I was looking at were embellished or had massive buckles and I just wanted something that would hold my pants up, go with all my pants, and not stand out too much.

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Postby Shivahn » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:34 pm UTC

I just went to Old Navy! I did not get belts, though remembered I'd wanted to walking out. But I have more T shirts, and some cute oxford style shirts. Those I am looking forward to wearing (though a bit anxious about them).

I wanted some flared jeans, but I guess I'll have to order them online - they weren't at the store. As well as a T shirt in this weird grape color that I like, but they only had in V-neck style.

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Postby mochafairy » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:26 pm UTC

So, I feel the need to share, because each time I think of this, it makes me all smiley and giggly, but it's very random...
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So, I recently was ceremoniously married, which is what makes me smile.









I rick rolled my guests, which makes me giggle.


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Postby Shivahn » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:32 am UTC

mochafairy wrote:So, I feel the need to share, because each time I think of this, it makes me all smiley and giggly, but it's very random...
Spoiler:
So, I recently was ceremoniously married, which is what makes me smile.









I rick rolled my guests, which makes me giggle.


Back to your regularly scheduled programming!


Hahaha. You are awesome :D

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Congrats! That sounds like an excellent wedding!

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Postby manictheatrefan » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:08 am UTC

mochafairy wrote:So, I feel the need to share, because each time I think of this, it makes me all smiley and giggly, but it's very random...
Spoiler:
So, I recently was ceremoniously married, which is what makes me smile.









I rick rolled my guests, which makes me giggle.


Back to your regularly scheduled programming!


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Postby PictureSarah » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:49 am UTC

I totally did that at my wedding, too! Wait...do you mean that you, personally, broke into spontaneous song, informing guests that you would never give them up, let them down, run around and desert them? Because that would be awesome. I just had the DJ throw that song in once or twice.
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Postby Zohar » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:15 am UTC

I can imagine it being a pretty funny wedding vow at the alter.
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Postby mochafairy » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:10 am UTC

Nah, I just asked the DJ to play it during the reception. :wink:

And it was awesome. I got all prettied up and even wore a dress! :o I'll post pictures once we get them and once everyone in the photos says I can share them with the internet.
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Postby studyinserendipity » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:57 am UTC

mocha, how wonderful! Congratulations :)
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Postby Mavketl » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:57 pm UTC

I got a package from the internet! :D

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Bad portrait of self-with-presents because I can't find my camera standard:Image

Thank you, semicharmed! I love the mittens and I will be trying the tea in a minute (I just had to post first). I love the ska cd, I know only one song (by Streetlight Manifesto) and the rest is all new to me. Thank you sooo much. :)
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Postby semicharmed » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:32 pm UTC

I'm glad you got everything... I've been checking the thread like crazy because this is my first time sending actual packages to someone outside of Ukraine. And I didn't declare the tea, because I wasn't sure if Ukraine allows food to be sent via the mail, so I was extra-worried.

Glad you like everything, and let me know what you think of the tea. I'm pretty sure the woman in the shop thought I was nuts, because I bought 4 packages of it, to send as gifts and such. And I'm glad to hear about the music, I tried to pick less well-known bands, but ska is a (comparatively) smaller genre, so I wasn't sure.

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Postby Jessica » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:15 pm UTC

Yay for Mocha!

Friends of mine, when they got married the groom had vows a la Dr. Seuss (I will love you in a boat, I will love you in a moat...), then the bride rickrolled those attending in her vows.

It was awesome.
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Postby suffer-cait » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:19 pm UTC

I got my package too! actually i got a week ago, but i have no internet at home. actually i probably had it for more than a week, but it beat me to hawaii. anyway! i got a lovely slipper ornament and a stuffed meerkat! they are both sooo cute! and my kitty has befriended the meerkat and claimed it as his. Thank you!
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Postby Cathy » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:37 am UTC

suffer-cait wrote:my kitty has befriended the meerkat and claimed it as his.


Your cat adopts stuffed animals? My kitten became enamored with a stuffed kitty cat that is tabby like him, except orange instead of grey. Whenever I put it up on a bookshelf, he carries it down by the nape of it's neck and carries it around the house. It's so cute!

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I got the Mirena IUD nearly two years ago, and ever since I've had these disablingly awful cramps. Has anyone else? It's bad enough that I'm considering trying some other sort of birth control. The pill is out (I suck at daily meds) and so is the Depo shot (Not recommended for people with emotional stuff). I'm going to ask about the Nuva-Ring. Anyone else have ideas? Because these cramps are *really* getting in the way of life. Plus 7 day periods suck.
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Postby Rinsaikeru » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:49 am UTC

I painted the plaster bobble head robot I got from my woman thread secret santa--but I haven't taken a photo yet. I raided my boyfriend's little brother's model painting paints for extra shiny awesome.
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Postby poxic » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:42 am UTC

YAY!!: Dad's surgery went great today. (Heart valve replacement.)

OH CRAP: There's more bleeding than they want to see. The surgeon "will make a decision" ... right about now ... whether or not to open him back up and check for internal bleeding.

OH GODS AND SCIENCE: My brother will know somewhere around 10:30pm tonight (an hour from now) which decision was made, and how it went.

OH FUCK: I have to wait for his call before I can decide whether to sleep tonight.

>.<

*twitch twitch twitch*

*fidget twitch pretend-to-get-involved-in-something-else twitch fidget*

...

This will be a helluva night. I should probably try to draw something.
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Postby PictureSarah » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:46 am UTC

*hugs Poxic*

I can't imagine how nervewracking that would be. I hope you're able to function tomorrow with little sleep!

In other, more trivial matters...38 days, and no sign of shark week. I don't feel PMSy, or anything...pregnancy test says no uterine occupants. It's not that I enjoy shark week, but I'd just like things to work the way they were designed. I'm afraid the PCOS has done away with the ovulation in record time this time, which bums me out. :(
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Postby spoonifur » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:38 am UTC

Dear Girl Thread, I just don't know where else to turn. D:

Waiting for Shark Week is the worst thing. Second month of birth control pills so I'm confused, but Christ I've been waiting for 3 days and all the symptoms are there. (My terrible cramps, backaches, stomach pains, moodiness) but the fireworks have not begun! Need this to begin so that it can END. Ahhhhh! Thankfully this isn't associated with "oh shit I'm pregnant" like it has in the past when it's been late a week or more. But right now. So frustrating. I canceled plans today because it would involve climbing and I was expecting to be in massive amounts of pain already.

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Edit: ... Of course posting my frustration and sneezing like crazy can trigger it too. No sleep tonight!

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Postby Aaeriele » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:04 am UTC

*hugs for both sarah and spoon*
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Postby poxic » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:12 am UTC

YAY!: No re-opening-up of Dad. The bleeding is still there, but determined to not be a re-opening-up issue. Or something. I guess.

GRR!: Brother forgot to call and tell me this, until I called him just after he went to bed, just now.

'K, fine, I can probably sleep tonight. Give me a bit. I think the left aorta still has to unclench a little. >.<

I should get the hell off the interwobs about now. If I don't, I'll start writing about the fascinating facts I've learned from Wikipedia about the inner workings of microglia in slug brains. Or something.

G'night.
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Postby katethegreat » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:29 am UTC

Poxic- That's great to hear! My dad had his mitral valve repaired when I was... 8? The doctors thought he had a minor stroke on the operating table, but I guess it didn't do anything. He's still as healthy as ever. :). Best of luck to your dad in his recovery. (mine was on the couch for quite sometime. We got him a cowbell! Although he didn't use it...)

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Postby Aaeriele » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:59 am UTC

poxic wrote:YAY!: No re-opening-up of Dad. The bleeding is still there, but determined to not be a re-opening-up issue. Or something. I guess.

GRR!: Brother forgot to call and tell me this, until I called him just after he went to bed, just now.

'K, fine, I can probably sleep tonight. Give me a bit. I think the left aorta still has to unclench a little. >.<

I should get the hell off the interwobs about now. If I don't, I'll start writing about the fascinating facts I've learned from Wikipedia about the inner workings of microglia in slug brains. Or something.

G'night.


*biiiiiiiiiiig hug for poxic*

hope you sleep okay
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Postby PictureSarah » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:06 pm UTC

Of course, as soon as I post about the delayed shark week, it shows up! 39 day cycle this time...it's gotten longer by three days every month since I went off of the birth control.

In other, more terrible news: I waxed my moustache with Nads facial waxing strips. It worked great! All the fuzz was gone. Except now I have a horrible fucking rash. It looks like huge white blotches surrounded by red rings. It's only been about 20 minutes...I hope it goes away. I was under the impression that Nads was one of those eco-friendly, made-with-honey type of brands, so I didn't read the label. Then my husband came home, saw the rash, read the label, and it turns out that there's all kinds of horrible toxic shit in there! So ladies (and gents who don't want facial hair), don't use Nads!

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Postby doogly » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:05 am UTC

I know this is un-womany-thready, but shit, is that recommended for use on the nads? That can't be right.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby PictureSarah » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:57 pm UTC

Well, the strips I got were specifically for the face (that's why they come in little moustache-and-eyebrows-sized strips), but Nads makes waxing/sugaring products for hair in general, including the Nads. I certainly won't be putting that stuff in that area anytime soon. The rash is pretty much gone, at least, just a few very light red blotches left.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby existential_elevator » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:44 pm UTC

My one experience of using Nads was that it was gloopy and uncooperative. And, yeah, I remember it being marketed like it was made only from household things specifically for someone who was allergic to everything (or who at least had a lot of trouble with conventional hair removal products). I am sorry to hear that it is a far more evil product than previously imagined, and I hope the rash is not a problem.

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

Postby poxic » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:23 am UTC

DAD IS HOME! Surgery went well, he passed his tests with flying (well, shuffling) colours, and he even ate a nontrivial amount of dinner tonight! (It's hard to eat much when hospital food is even worse than your appetite. Much easier to eat when presented with freshly-cooked pork roast, mashed taters, and buttered green beans. Good plan, Mom.)

So he's still pretty weak, but he was able to climb two flights of stairs today (or yesterday?) which was an important test to see whether he was ready to go home. My oldest brother is here from Calgary for a week to look after both of the 'rents, which is awesome. I went to the hospital this afternoon to meet oldest brother there, then we got Dad to his house, Mom fed him dinner, and we got a couple of prescriptions filled for him (one blood pressure lowering thing, and one heart rate lowering thing).

So it's a whole lot of Careful and Low-Key for a while. Dad isn't supposed to pick up anything weighing more than ten pounds for the next three months, and he was taught a couple of ways to get out of bed and out of chairs so he won't strain his (sawed-in-half-and-restitched O.o) chest muscles and sternum.

Today was a helluva reminder that 75, while maybe not as old as it used to be, is still pretty damn old. Both Mom and Dad are getting the hell up there. Caring for them is not going to get easier. It's all uphill from here. The best we can hope for is a few flat stretches of road once in a while.

Goddamn. I need to get to the gym.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Zohar » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:43 am UTC

Yeah the whole opening up thing is kinda gruesome when you think of it. It's good he's back! Just make sure he keeps walking around every day. Walking two flights of stairs is already much more than my grandmother did after her surgery, so it seems you're off to a good start!
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