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TerzaRima
06-23-2009, 05:34 AM
Shoe shopping--hate it.

George Clooney does nothing for me.

adjusts fly, shoves hands in pockets

spamwarrior
06-23-2009, 05:37 AM
COUNT ME IN!!!

I kind of dislike clothes shopping. I just run into the store, grab anything off the shelves, pay, and run out. I can't stay there for more than 15 minutes. My eyes glaze over and I wander off and go look at the books or the DVD sections or the notebook section.

George Clooney does nothing for me.

Neither does Brad Pitt.

Or Tom Cruise.

Or Edward Cullen.

Devil Ledbetter
06-23-2009, 05:41 AM
I hate shopping. How women shop for "fun" in a mystery to me.

Baby showers are boring.

I don't see what the big deal is about Matthew McConnoughy. He seems like a creep.

I thought The Notebook was the corniest movie ever.

I don't polish my nails, get manicures or pedicures.

Nylons are stupid!

dolores haze
06-23-2009, 05:42 AM
Diamonds are a waste of money.

Elincoln
06-23-2009, 05:43 AM
I shop online. No need to see what it looks like out in a strange place.

Clooney's had surgery. YUCK!

Come to think of it, what celeb hasn't?

I'd rather play video games than watch Oprah or RR. The only reason I know when they're on is because that's when I'm at the gym.

I'd rather be writing. If I'm not writing, I'd rather be on the water.

*snags her whiskey bottle and heads to her office.*

aadams73
06-23-2009, 05:46 AM
George Clooney does nothing for me.

Neither does Brad Pitt.

Or Tom Cruise.

Or Edward Cullen.

Count me in.

scarletpeaches
06-23-2009, 05:47 AM
Hate shopping, like watching sport, never wanted kids, wank a lot, collect porn...

*scratches nuts*

Someone get me a beer and a sammich!

spamwarrior
06-23-2009, 05:48 AM
I watch Oprah, only when I want to snark on something stupid she said.

I forget to polish my nails. I've been meaning to put polish on them for a month but I'd rather sit here and do stuff.

Devil Ledbetter
06-23-2009, 05:48 AM
I listen to stoner metal.

scarletpeaches
06-23-2009, 05:50 AM
I check out men and women in the street.

You know when I'm looking dreamy and intellectual? I'm actually playing "Fuck or Die" in my head.

Greenify13
06-23-2009, 05:50 AM
Me too, I think. :D

I have one pair of shoes, I give them two weeks before they can talk coherently.
Clooney doesn't do it for me, but I don't mind his acting. There are much, much worse out there.
I hate spending money, I became sick before from seeing how much someone else had spent shopping.
Diamonds are a waste of money, but they are my birthstone too...
My best years were in the Army.
I don't do much "girly" except that I wear makeup, but that's just cause it looks friggin great, sometimes.
I've never had a mani or pedi, and if I paint my nails it's because they are fragile to the point that I must.
*grabs bottle of vodka and heads back to the Pub*

dolores haze
06-23-2009, 05:52 AM
I'm a damn good plumber (thanks, Dad.)

Jersey Chick
06-23-2009, 05:55 AM
I live in jeans. I own two dresses - one for warm weather, one for cool weather.

I love sports - baseball, football, & hockey - in that order and yes, I even understand hockey.

The last time I wore nail polish was my brother's wedding - 7 years ago. When my nails get too long, I cut them otherwise I can't type.

I can do a tune up, change my own oil, etc - and would rather do it myself than pay someone, but my car's under warranty, so I do neither now. :D

Tom Cruise - blech

Brad Pitt - don't get the big deal. blech

I only know who Edward Cullen is because of AW. :D

I don't like chick flicks (with the exception of When Harry Met Sally because that came out before there was any such thing as chick flicks)

My mom gave me a tool set for my 19th b-day, I still have it and it's still the best gift I've ever got. I've got a socket wrench and socket for every occasion.

I know what a socket and socket wrench are. :D

I don't like to giggle and gossip, but I'd rather write any day of the week.

I do like shoes, but I only shop for clothes for me when absolutely necessary.

but i do have a massive hugh jackman obsession.

aadams73
06-23-2009, 05:56 AM
*scratches nuts*


I'm woman enough to want to scratch someone else's nuts.

scarletpeaches
06-23-2009, 05:57 AM
Go on love. And while you're down there...

scarletpeaches
06-23-2009, 05:58 AM
but i do have a massive hugh jackman obsession.

I know men with massive Hughsessions, so that's universal, I'd say.

aadams73
06-23-2009, 05:58 AM
Go on love. And while you're down there...

Oh man, I am so NOT sucking your girl balls. But Colin might.

thethinker42
06-23-2009, 05:58 AM
I am not EVEN going to list the reasons why my "woman card" was revoked a long, long time ago...

jennontheisland
06-23-2009, 05:59 AM
I write sex to thrash metal.
I have as many pairs of steel toed boots as I do high heels.
I see my kid every other weekend.
The only thing I collect is skulls.
I like other women's boobs.
Mmmmm.... steak.
I like movies that take place in outer space, have explosions, car chases, and lots of weapons and blood.

Elincoln
06-23-2009, 06:01 AM
but i do have a massive hugh jackman obsession.

Really? We couldn't guess.;)

Angie
06-23-2009, 06:03 AM
I despise shopping, especially for clothes or shoes. Unless it's a bookstore, and then I'm there for hours.

George Clooney doesn't do it for me, either. I think Brad Pitt is funny-looking. Tom Cruise is downright ugly to me and I've never understood why women go nuts over him. Edward Cullen is a fictional character, and I like my men to be warm to the touch, thankyouverymuch.

I like fishing and camping. I'm not scared of getting dirty or working at a dirty job (Mike Rowe is sexy as hell).

I wear makeup so rarely that I've had to switch to powder foundation because the liquid stuff goes all crusty in the bottle before I ever get it used.

I have worn nail polish a handful of times in my whole life. It was a hassle every time.

I'd rather sit in front of the TV with a beer than go out for frilly, sugary foo-foo drinks.

Jersey Chick
06-23-2009, 06:03 AM
plblblblt!

**that's me giving a raspberry**

:D

ETA: this friendly raspberry is aimed at Elincoln, who's on to my superseekrithughcrush

scarletpeaches
06-23-2009, 06:04 AM
Really? We couldn't guess.;)

Psst...I quite like Colin Farrell.

catethegreat
06-23-2009, 06:05 AM
I agree with everything said above.

1) Never had a "mani" or a "pedi". Seems like a waste of money and I don't like people touching me, much less sanding, buffing or polishing me. Weird!

2) I hate shopping. I make a list, get in, and get out.

3) I don't like buying clothes, mostly because everything I try on feels uncomfortable: sweatpants or jeans and a t-shirt.

4) I don't like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, or any of the other standard male actors. (Clive Owen? I will plead the fifth...)

5) Twilight is stupid.

6) I don't like salads. Or martinis.

7) I hate children and if I never see another baby as long as I live, I will be ecstatic. It pisses me off because babies are just mini versions of the douchebags we encounter every day.

8) I NEVER cry in movies. Ever. And I hate sad movies because I feel like I'm being "played". I don't like it when people try to manipulate my emotions. (Why I hate country music.)

9) I don't own a dress, a skirt, or any variant thereof. Including heels.

10) I don't think boys are stupid, and I don't treat my boyfriend like he's a wild animal that needs to be trained, or talk down to him. (I hate it when women do that!)

...This list is really long.

Angie
06-23-2009, 06:06 AM
Psst...I quite like Colin Farrell.

No! You're lying! I don't believe a word of it!

Jersey Chick
06-23-2009, 06:09 AM
I kind of think it's funny that my husband (still) thinks his farts are funny.

they aren't, but he is. :D

scarletpeaches
06-23-2009, 06:19 AM
Wait...your husband farts?

James81
06-23-2009, 06:22 AM
My daughter is a farter. And she thinks it's hilarious.

She comes over and climbs up on my lap just to fart on me, then she gets down and goes about her business.

Jersey Chick
06-23-2009, 06:24 AM
Jersey Guy can fart on-key, and (I think) at will. And he laughs like a 13 year old boy every time.


he's too cute.

Button
06-23-2009, 06:33 AM
Man, now I feel pretty girly. I don't have a thing for shopping like other girls, but when I'm actually looking for something, I enjoy it. It's like a quest, and I'm so picky it takes me a while to find what I really want.

I didn't care for manicures, but I had a pedicure once and it was AWESOME. I'd do that again.

I don't get to wear makeup as much as I would like. (I don't see the sense in wearing it to my computer, and often enough I just go without, usually only wear it for special occasions.)

I love pink, read trashy (and not so trashy) romance novels, will watch chick flicks when I feel like it, and I'll play the girly video games.

Not saying I don't like other types of guy novels, or guy films or play guy video games, but I like my girl stuff.

I don't nag to boys, about anything. I have far more male friends than female friends.

I don't scream, I don't cry.

There's a lot of males that I find sexy, not many of the ones listed. I think most of the sexier ones are dead, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, etc.

I did like Twilight, the book, although I haven't read the other books in the series. I'm not afraid to admit to liking it.

I have a strange taste in what I think is beautiful or fun. I think frogs and rats are adorable. I have no problem camping outside, in a tent, even through a thunderstorm.

I'm always proud of being a girl, because frankly, I can trump any boy.

spamwarrior
06-23-2009, 06:38 AM
I don't like makeup. Troublesome.

A dash of lip gloss on a special occasion and then I hate wiping it off to eat.

Food is good.

Btw I do like Ewan McGregor.

Angie
06-23-2009, 06:39 AM
I have a strange taste in what I think is beautiful or fun. I think frogs and rats are adorable.

Ooh, so do I! One of the best pets I ever had was a mouse. She was very adept at getting out of her cage, but when she did she would snoop around the house for awhile and then come find me so she could sit on my shoulder. My next pet is going to be a rat. :D

spamwarrior
06-23-2009, 06:40 AM
Oh, I don't squeal. There are girls at my church who will scream and get scared easily. Not me. Guy jumps out at me, I'm going for his nuts.

I don't cry in movies either.

I don't think the Jonas Brothers are all that either. Girls my age seem to think so.

I collect lightsabers.

spamwarrior
06-23-2009, 06:41 AM
Ooooh! I love spiders!! And caterpillars! And pillbugs!! So CUTE!!!

*grunts*

Jersey Chick
06-23-2009, 06:43 AM
I tried to talk my daughter into getting a rat last summer. She wouldn't. Oh well.

spamwarrior
06-23-2009, 06:45 AM
The extremely girly middle schoolers at my church think I'm a lost cause. One time they dragged me into the bathroom and did a makeover on me. With makeup. And poked a pencil into my eye. I know they meant well, but it was pretty traumatic.

Especially since the dude that I've mentioned several times in other threads pretended to pay a lot of attention to me after i put on the makeup.

Angie
06-23-2009, 06:46 AM
I don't think the Jonas Brothers are all that either. Girls my age seem to think so.


My six-year-old niece is seriously into the Jonas Brothers. That tells me all I need to know about their demographic. :D

TerzaRima
06-23-2009, 06:46 AM
I have no gift for all the little nonverbal stuff--hair tossing/eye gaze/poutiness/call me crap. When I was dating, I basically needed a guy to nail (shut up, pervs) theses to the door indicating that he liked me and why.

This trait actually fostered a selection bias for a certain kind of nerd, which turned out to be great.

scarletpeaches
06-23-2009, 06:48 AM
I would pay good money to bean the Jonas brothers with a splintery baseball bat.

Greenify13
06-23-2009, 06:49 AM
Oh rats, literally!
One of my "chores" as a teen was to take out the trash. And in doing so I had to dispose of frozen rigormortous (sp is wrong..) rats. I didn't mind too much, not that I'm morbid, it's just that they were dead...what's the harm in them?

Angie
06-23-2009, 06:49 AM
I would pay good money to bean the Jonas brothers with a splintery baseball bat.

I would pay good money to see that. :D

Angie
06-23-2009, 06:50 AM
Oh rats, literally!
One of my "chores" as a teen was to take out the trash. And in doing so I had to dispose of frozen rigormortous (sp is wrong..) rats. I didn't mind too much, not that I'm morbid, it's just that they were dead...what's the harm in them?

You had frozen rats in your trash?? :Wha:

Jersey Chick
06-23-2009, 06:55 AM
I'll hold each Jonas down for you, SP.

scarletpeaches
06-23-2009, 06:56 AM
You're a true friend.

*sniff*

I want a piece of that other stuck-up promise ring singer too. The one who said he wanted to stay a virgin because he didn't believe in being 'promiscuous' or a whore.

Jersey Chick
06-23-2009, 06:58 AM
Damn... who was that? My mind is blank right now...


GAH!

scarletpeaches
06-23-2009, 06:59 AM
Jordan somebody? A J-name?

dolores haze
06-23-2009, 07:01 AM
I'm sitting here in a white wifebeater, red, white and blue boxer briefs, drinking a cold one out of the can. I'd be scratching my balls, too, except I seem to have misplaced them. Oops! I remember now. I lent them to quickwit.

spamwarrior
06-23-2009, 07:03 AM
I don't remember. Even as a Christian, I think that promise ring stuff is a lot of BS.

Stay tuned. I'm actually collecting a bunch of Jonas brother LOLs for a post of mine.

I would like to watch them beaned.

And no, I'm not 6. =O

Jersey Chick
06-23-2009, 07:12 AM
:roll:

this thread is giving me the giggles... 'course that might be the Tylenol PM kicking in...

Button
06-23-2009, 07:16 AM
Jordan somebody? A J-name?

Who?

See, my sister would know, but I'm rather clueless.

Actually if you said the name, I'd probably still wouldn't know.

I couldn't tell you one song or band that was on the top 40 list right now.

scarletpeaches
06-23-2009, 07:16 AM
I should bean them with a baboon.

(See what I did there? Thread crossovers FTW)!

Greenify13
06-23-2009, 07:33 AM
You had frozen rats in your trash?? :Wha:
Um, yes. Grew up in NY, and they would die...and freeze...or freeze and die...dunno which really!

spamwarrior
06-23-2009, 07:35 AM
Yay!

Angie
06-23-2009, 07:48 AM
Can we watch the baboons eat their faces?

scarletpeaches
06-23-2009, 07:52 AM
Can we watch the baboons eat their faeces?

Angie, for goodness' sake...

*shakes head in disgust*

Angie
06-23-2009, 07:53 AM
Sorry, thought we were talking about Leukman...

ETA: Okay, that was low, even when talking about Leuk.

spamwarrior
06-23-2009, 07:53 AM
Oh here's another thing to add. I was at this camp where one of the games involved eating fried bugs. All the other girls were all "EWWW YUCK GROSS I'M GONNA PUKE!"

But I scooped them up calmly and ate them.
Tasted pretty good.

Greenify13
06-23-2009, 08:09 AM
Oh here's another thing to add. I was at this camp where one of the games involved eating fried bugs. All the other girls were all "EWWW YUCK GROSS I'M GONNA PUKE!"

But I scooped them up calmly and ate them.
Tasted pretty good.
:ROFL:
Never did that, but I do remember one camp...Halloween night scavenger hunt. We were in teams and had to find things, food items: bowl of ketchup and many many things. The girls were gaging just by watching everything mixed into bowls. Then we had to decide on one person from each team. The person selected who ate the most for a team, won...I was picked and glad for it because we would have lost otherwise. And I'd be damned if we lost for something that stupid. It was just mixed up chunky off colored nonsense...It wasn't all that bad, and I won something of my own, and we all as a team got some kind of bad ass dessert...
Worth it! And them puking, even those that didn't try it...seemed pathetic...

Leah J. Utas
06-23-2009, 04:19 PM
There are girl cards? I don't think I was ever issued one.

quickWit
06-23-2009, 04:31 PM
I'd be scratching my balls, too, except I seem to have misplaced them. Oops! I remember now. I lent them to quickwit.

Charming as always, Lola. :D

NeuroFizz
06-23-2009, 04:33 PM
I've never had a mani or pedi

It took me a while to realize these weren't styles of pantyliners.

NF, who has very specific written instructions in hand when he goes to fetch feminine products for Mrs. Fizzy. And who is overwhelmed by the varities and brands that seem to take up an entire aisle from floor to ceiling. And who is then disgusted by the price of a little compressed absorbancy.

aadams73
06-23-2009, 04:38 PM
And who is then disgusted by the price of a little compressed absorbancy.

Don't get me started. As I understand it, at least in Australia, there is a luxury tax on these items. A luxury? As opposed to what? Socks? A handkerchief?

Jersey Chick
06-23-2009, 04:41 PM
A luxury tax? That's almost funny.

Jersey Guy doesn't often venture into that aisle, but I swear, the man has a gift for sales (more than any woman alive.) I sent him out one time and he hit the mother lode of all sales - I had enough to keep me in absorbancy for about six months! :D

Sophia
06-23-2009, 05:05 PM
Being a woman equals not liking or understanding sports, giggling and gossiping, having manicures and pedicures, liking clothes shopping, having no affinity for tools, liking chick flicks, liking specific celebrities and music bands, trying to nag and change men, being prone to screaming and crying and devoting myself to kids?

I'd give up my woman card just because it doesn't seem to be worth anything much! What can I get for it? A bean?

Jersey Chick
06-23-2009, 05:17 PM
Maybe we should change the thread title to "Girly-girl Cards"?

Greenify13
06-23-2009, 05:36 PM
It took me a while to realize these weren't styles of pantyliners.

NF, who has very specific written instructions in hand when he goes to fetch feminine products for Mrs. Fizzy. And who is overwhelmed by the varities and brands that seem to take up an entire aisle from floor to ceiling. And who is then disgusted by the price of a little compressed absorbancy.
:ROFL: Maybe I shouldn't have cut the words down!

I hate buying anything, I'm not a stickler really. I just, the prices! The only time I can buy anything without wanting to leave immediately and run away is things for my son...and even then...baby clothes are so damned expensive! So much cost for such little things, and then formula, oh I shouldn't start on that. It's all worth the cost if it was/is for him but the prices are disgusting...maybe I am a little bit of a stickler after all. Hmm.

regdog
06-23-2009, 05:48 PM
It would have been too much to multi quote the entire thread in agreement (Except the bug eating) so instead I'll just say


WE ROCK !!!!!!!!!!!

LorelieBrown
06-23-2009, 06:11 PM
Funny story from when I was in training for the Army:

Background - I despise cockroaches with a bright fiery passion. Only bug I so hate. (They're going to take over the world after we destroy it; that's just creepy.) Normally I'm typically girly and scream and run away, flapping my hands.

One evening, all the girls in my training unit are getting ready for bed. Showering, polishing boots, ironing uniforms, all that good stuff.

Suddenly, I hear screaming and wailing in the hallway. WTF? I go investigate.

Walking down the middle of the hallway, as proud as you please, is a four inch cockroach. Climbing the walls as they attempt to get away from it are nearly 100 future soldiers for the proud United States Army. And while I'm not climbing the wall, I'm sure not volunteering to go near it. In fact, I edge back into my room.

Until I hear someone say, "Go get the Drill Sergeant! He'll kill it!"

Oh, no. Hell no.

I had a very vivid image of being in the front-leaning rest position until 2 am.

I make someone else give me a boot, chase that mo-fo down the hallway and smoosh it into bits. "There," I say. "I killed it, someone else can clean it." And I walk away.

JLCwrites
06-23-2009, 06:15 PM
I haven't worn fingernail polish in ten years, and I have my very own tool box.


Can I join? :D

Angie
06-23-2009, 06:23 PM
I haven't worn fingernail polish in ten years, and I have my very own tool box.


Can I join? :D

It wouldn't be a club without you, Turkey.



*creeps away to hide after bad, horrible, terrible pun* :D

Mr Flibble
06-23-2009, 06:29 PM
I hate shopping

I'm mostly allergic to makeup

I don't ever wear a bra ( itchy bloody things)

I get invited on 'lads nights out'

I like computer games and rugby and beer

I have no woman card

NeuroFizz
06-23-2009, 06:32 PM
I'd give up my woman card just because it doesn't seem to be worth anything much! What can I get for it? A bean?
Um...y'all realize guys spend most of their adult lives hunting The Bean?

DeleyanLee
06-23-2009, 06:33 PM
All those girly things skipped me and went straight to my daughter. My family thinks it's the funniest thing, but we have the last laugh--my daughter & I get along famously anyway.

Though we both agree that "pink" is an abomination and not a color.

rhymegirl
06-23-2009, 06:52 PM
*tiptoes into thread*

I am a card-carrying girly girl.

*tiptoes out of thread*

jennontheisland
06-23-2009, 06:56 PM
I don't ever wear a bra

I get invited on 'lads nights out'


Maybe it's just me, but the two of these might be related in some way...

JLCwrites
06-23-2009, 07:19 PM
It wouldn't be a club without you, Turkey.



*creeps away to hide after bad, horrible, terrible pun* :D

:ROFL: Do I get some Mayo for my Girl Card?


All those girly things skipped me and went straight to my daughter. My family thinks it's the funniest thing, but we have the last laugh--my daughter & I get along famously anyway.

Though we both agree that "pink" is an abomination and not a color.

My first born is a girly girl. Everything is pink with glitter and sparklies. She adores princesses and plays dress up all the time. I totally support her interests, but I have no clue where she got it from.

DeleyanLee
06-23-2009, 07:37 PM
My first born is a girly girl. Everything is pink with glitter and sparklies. She adores princesses and plays dress up all the time. I totally support her interests, but I have no clue where she got it from.

When she was young, she totally adored pink. Then she hit puberty and hates it. She's still totally into the shopping, the shoes, the make-up, the girly-girl tittering with her friends (she's 23 now) and all that stuff. I don't know where she got it from either, probably her dad--but we won't go there.

OTOH, she adores video games where she gets to kill lots and lots of people and blow up things. I suck at playing them, but it's great to cheer her on her bloody way.

Clair Dickson
06-23-2009, 07:50 PM
I was never issued a "woman card."

High heels are impractacle. I have better things to do with my time than put on make-up nail polish, etc. Besides, all I do with nail polish is chip it off.

Hubby thinks it would be hilarious if we got a girly-girl daughter some day. I tell him I'd take her back to the hospital as obviously there'd be some mistake.

My female friends and I from high school have the achievement of managing to gross out a bunch of boys who tried to sit with us (uninvited) on our picnic blanket at lunch. It was actually not intended, but we'd all watched this show on snails and crocodiles and were enjoying describing the slimy bits. At lunch. The boys left. Heh.

I have an older brother... who spent years jumping out trying to scare me. My first reaction is punchy. He doesn't try to jump out and scare me anymore.

Though, I'm more of an indoor-nerdy girl than a tough, outdoorsy girl. Give me a computer and internet and I'm happy.

DeleyanLee
06-23-2009, 08:09 PM
As a girl, I'd spend my recesses out catching whatever bug was in season. I liked putting them in empty Hostess donut boxes 'cause there was a window and easier to get in and out of class than a jar. At the end of recess, I'd go show them off to whatever prissy girl irked me that day and always "accidently" open the box. If my sisters were available, I dumped the bugs on them 'cause I knew they'd scream really loud and the teachers wouldn't do anything to me 'cause we were sisters.

It was more fun spending time with my dad in his woodshop or bow target shooting or anything with dolls or such. My dad was the one who shared his love of books with me. The only fun thing with dolls was creating stories with them--the idea of my Barbie ever going shopping or having a party never occurred to me. Probably why I didn't get along with other little girls very well. They never seemed to understand why my dolls could breathe underwater or travel to Fairie while they did something inane with theirs.

To add to my claims--I don't carry a purse and haven't since I was 12. I gave it up because I kept leaving the demmed thing everywhere. Just wasn't important enough to be remembered. All my outfits have pockets for my wallet and keys. And I only carry my house and car key, none of this "every key on the planet with seven cutesy keyrings" nonesense.

I'm just not wired for that silliness--and I'm proud of it.

JLCwrites
06-23-2009, 08:17 PM
Barbies aren't dolls.. they are action figures. Mine played out many movie scenes, and Ken was always getting lucky.

:D

Susie
06-23-2009, 08:27 PM
I dislke "The View" a lot.
I dislike "Dr. Phil" a lot.
I love window shopping for jewelry.
I dislike Brangelina a lot.
I love chocolate. (Surprise). :)
I dislike vegetables a lot.

aadams73
06-23-2009, 09:03 PM
Barbies aren't dolls.. they are action figures. Mine played out many movie scenes, and Ken was always getting lucky.

:D

You SO don't want to know what I used to do to mine.

Ambrosia
06-23-2009, 09:04 PM
The problem I have with this thread is it seems that women are putting women down for being different than they are. I believe women get put down enough by men that I can't imagine why other women would put another woman down.

My preference is to be comfortable. I abhor shopping, unless it is for books, writing materials or things that catch my interest -- not clothes and definitely not shoes. I do not go with anyone else when I shop because I want to be free to leave at a moment's notice. It is not entertainment for me. Except in catalogs. I love getting my monthly catalog from The Pyramid Collection. Looking through it is fun.

I am not a 'girly girl'--unless I want to be. I can put on make-up and wear my hair 'done' and match the perfect outfit to match my skin tone and hair and eyes, accessorize to the nines, and pick out perfect shoes. I can walk in high heels and make it look effortless. When I was a teen I was a model. I know how to do it. I choose not to do it. These days I prefer sweat pants in the winter and jeans and shorts with a tee shirt in the summer. I buy dress clothes at goodwill if I have to go to the rare special event, such as a wedding. And, bras elevate a woman's chance to get breast cancer. No thank you. I am sure most people who design women's dress clothes and shoes are from the Inquisition, are male, and hate women in general. Otherwise, the clothing would be comfortable and not horrid to wear.

It irritates me when people think girls don't like video games or that females only do the 'thinking' games and not the 'slash and burn' games. I prefer thinking slash and burn games. But, give me a monster to kill and I am happy. :D

And, Ladies, there is nothing admirable about scratching one's balls. I hate when men do that in front of me. It is rude. Copy them? I think not. There is medication for that, you know. ;)

tjwriter
06-23-2009, 09:31 PM
Barbies aren't dolls.. they are action figures. Mine played out many movie scenes, and Ken was always getting lucky.

:D

My Ken was lucky a lot. Shocked my father, I did.

I'm not a girly-girl at all. I don't mind those who are, but the reaction I receive from them a lot of the time is negative. Who cares if I'm not into make up, Coach purses and the like? My husband's grandmother is always trying to buy me jewelry, and I just don't wear it. Of course, she thinks gift cards aren't real gifts and the hubby had the hardest time convincing her that I'd want nothing more than a B&N gift card one Christmas.

Now, I've birthed a girly-girl, and I really feel like I don't know what to do with her. I try not to unduly influence her and my mom watches her while I work and does girly-girl stuff with her. I just feel clueless sometimes.

Chalk up another reason I like the Internet Peoples.

Angie
06-23-2009, 09:37 PM
Barbies aren't dolls.. they are action figures. Mine played out many movie scenes, and Ken was always getting lucky.

:D

My Barbies were food for my stuffed animals, and usually were headless by the end of the first day. My mom stopped buying me dolls. :D


As a girl, I'd spend my recesses out catching whatever bug was in season. I liked putting them in empty Hostess donut boxes 'cause there was a window and easier to get in and out of class than a jar. At the end of recess, I'd go show them off to whatever prissy girl irked me that day and always "accidently" open the box. If my sisters were available, I dumped the bugs on them 'cause I knew they'd scream really loud and the teachers wouldn't do anything to me 'cause we were sisters.


Ooh! I used to do this, only with snakes. My male cousins would always try to scare me with frogs, and then I'd catch a garter snake and chase them all over the yard with it. I've always been fascinated with the "gross" animals that make everyone else scream. Which tells you all you need to know about me. :D

Jersey Chick
06-23-2009, 09:41 PM
Barbies aren't dolls.. they are action figures. Mine played out many movie scenes, and Ken was always getting lucky.

:D
I had every Barbie known to mankind (soap operas had nothing on the stories my best friend and I would play - they ran for years!) and 3 Ken dolls.

Yes.... Ken was a very happy plastic man... very happy. :D

DeleyanLee
06-23-2009, 09:49 PM
The problem I have with this thread is it seems that women are putting women down for being different than they are. I believe women get put down enough by men that I can't imagine why other women would put another woman down.

I don't see it so much as putting other women down. I see it as publically breaking free of the feminine stereotype many of us were raised with and took criticism and emotional blows about for much if not all of our lives. (I still get nagged by family & friends for my refusal to carry a purse, wear heels or cosmetics, etc and I'm nearly 50.) It's a joyous bragging celebration that women are different from what is/was expected by society and we're still good people.

Clair Dickson
06-23-2009, 09:52 PM
The problem I have with this thread is it seems that women are putting women down for being different than they are. I believe women get put down enough by men that I can't imagine why other women would put another woman down.


If I state what I prefer to do, and note how it is in opposition to stereotypes of what is means to be a woman, this is a put down?

If I say I like chocolate ice cream over vanilla, am I insulting those who like vanilla better?

Help? I'm confused and I'm not even blond! (J/K on the blond thing-- I don't believe any one group has a monopoly on stupid.) But I am confused. Maybe I just missed the disparaging marks. I do that sometimes. It's a side effect of extra bitter.

Clair Dickson
06-23-2009, 10:30 PM
So if I celebrate being me... I'm inherently insulting someone else for being them.

Lovely.

There's nothing wrong with how a woman choses to be, so long as she's happy with it. I could never be happy in dresses and makeup. Thank the stars I live in a time where it's OKAY that I wear jeans and forgo the make up. It's also okay for someone to devote their life to studying fashion and celebrity scandals... but it's also okay for me to disagree with that. I don't judge them, I just don't care for it. Just like I don't eat coconut.

I'm completely flabbergasted that over and over, a celebration of likeminded people results in "outsiders" feeling looked down upon. Apparently, it's not the words I use, but the intent others read into it, regardless of textual support.

Cranky
06-23-2009, 10:40 PM
That is not what I said.

Jesus. Forget I said anything, all right. I'll take my "outsider" self somewhere else.

NeuroFizz
06-23-2009, 10:42 PM
I know, as a man, I have little business in this thread, but I'll argue otherwise. I pay attention and enjoy threads like this because I have daughters, one grown and one only six yrs., and I have to gain a diversity of views, of circumstances, or actions and reactions, to help with that monster task of being a good father to my children (of both genders).

My take on recent comments is that this thread is not slamming any aspect of femalehood. By its very construction (the chosen title and initial post) it was designed to appeal to a subcategory of females, not be a representation of the entire spectrum of what it is to be female. And the light touch of seriousness mixed with humor, with a few rants, seems to be more of a celebration from within the subgroup than a criticism of that which is outside of the subgroup. As individuals with common interests, any group should be able to stand tall and celebrate themselves without those of other interests and actions feeling threatened or put upon.

Celebrate it, Ladies of AW. I'm taking it in for little Fizzette, who is so different than her older (half) sister. And if some of the other Ladies of AW want to open a thread on what it is to be of a different female subgroup, I'll be there as well, taking it all in.

CaroGirl
06-23-2009, 10:51 PM
I have never owned a Barbie (or Ken or any other Mattel plastic joy-person). My daughter has one that she's never played with.

I don't wear nylons except on supremely special occasions, so I wear skirts and dresses only in the summer.

Comfort is more important than fashion (but if you can get both, kudos!).

I love to cook and bake but hate to clean and garden.

I do not like romance novels or sappy Hollywood movies, or even most Hollywood movies, sappy or otherwise.

I can barbecue and I'm capable of putting gas in a car.

I like to swear.

aadams73
06-23-2009, 11:24 PM
I own a toolbelt and high heels. I fully embrace both the tomboy and the woman inside me. I won't make excuses for loving to dress up for my guy, or for doing my own plumbing. I can swear better than any sailor and still have tender words to offer someone who needs them.

Balance, I haz it.

quickWit
06-23-2009, 11:27 PM
I own a toolbelt and high heels.

RT? Is that you?

aadams73
06-23-2009, 11:30 PM
RT? Is that you?

No, but he keeps calling and begging to borrow them. I'm so embarrassed for him...

The only thing I want to see a man beg for is his life.

quickWit
06-23-2009, 11:41 PM
The only thing I want to see a man beg for is his life.

That's the spirit. :)

Ambrosia
06-23-2009, 11:47 PM
I don't see it so much as putting other women down. I see it as publically breaking free of the feminine stereotype many of us were raised with and took criticism and emotional blows about for much if not all of our lives. (I still get nagged by family & friends for my refusal to carry a purse, wear heels or cosmetics, etc and I'm nearly 50.) It's a joyous bragging celebration that women are different from what is/was expected by society and we're still good people.


If I state what I prefer to do, and note how it is in opposition to stereotypes of what is means to be a woman, this is a put down?

If I say I like chocolate ice cream over vanilla, am I insulting those who like vanilla better?

Help? I'm confused and I'm not even blond! (J/K on the blond thing-- I don't believe any one group has a monopoly on stupid.) But I am confused. Maybe I just missed the disparaging marks. I do that sometimes. It's a side effect of extra bitter.I don't wear makeup, I have condensed my purse into a wallet I carry in my pocket, and heels are stupid because they shorten a woman's tendon and do physical harm. I have a friend who loves high heel shoes and goes shoe shopping (major ick for me), wouldn't be seen dead without makeup, and has designer purses. She wears dresses almost exclusively. I wear pants except on those rare occasions I am forced into a dress. She could be called stereotypically female. I just call her friend. I don't care what she wears, but who she is intellectually and as a person. I wouldn't think of dissing her because she chooses to do those things that make her feel good. I tease her sometimes over the shoe thing. 2 1/2 to 3 inch high heels are insane. Held on with a ribbon? Disaster waiting to happen. Is it possible to celebrate what makes each of us a woman without concentrating on exterior appearances and mannerisms? I believe it is.

Clair, I have seen comments in this thread that would lead me to believe if a woman dresses up and enjoys shopping she is considered less than someone who swills beer. It could be my interpretation rather than reality. I don't know. Celebrating womanhood should be more than concentrating on the exterior and affectations though. That is my point. We are all women and should be treated with respect.

TerzaRima
06-23-2009, 11:48 PM
As the one who started this thread, and who wears her share of lip gloss, I just thought it would be snarky fun to have a distaff version of James81's periodic odes to his less, um, testicular side.

Everyone here is beautiful, just the way you are.

/Mr Rogers voice

BardSkye
06-23-2009, 11:50 PM
Neurofizz, you're going to be as good a daddy to your little ladies as my dad was and is for me.

I grew up with stereotypes. My high school didn't even allow girls to take science or drafting, 'cause those were boy-subjects. Nor were we allowed to play any sport but ringette and basketball despite the fact we had enough interested girls to form two soccer teams.

My parents didn't believe in that sex-based bias. Both my brother and I, by the time we were 10, could make a garment from scratch, mend almost anything, cook a full dinner (including scratch bread or cakes), do rough carpentry and basic electrical wiring.

I never took out a girly-girl card. Not my style. Couldn't tell you who the latest heart-throbs are in the movies, don't care what's going on with the rich and famous, only wear makeup when on stage and take it off the second I get offstage. I buy shoes about once every five years or so, when the current ones fall apart; same with clothes.

Not being a girly-girl makes me happy. But if the exact opposite makes somebody else happy, that's great and more power to them.

quickWit
06-23-2009, 11:51 PM
Everyone here is beautiful, just the way you are.

*combs nose hair*

JoNightshade
06-23-2009, 11:52 PM
Oh, this is the thread for me. ;)

-Don't wear makeup
-Generally wear the same thing every day (usually jeans and a t-shirt... right now I am even more restricted as I have two pairs of maternity pants and 4 shirts)
-I'm the "handyman" in our house
-Hate to cook, shop, gossip, and dress up (unless it's a costume)
-Have a massive comic book collection
-Also have a massive sci fi collection
-Love action movies
-Need something to DO when I get together with someone - I hate just sitting and chatting forever
-If it is not a world-changing event, I WILL NOT OVERFLOW WITH ENTHUSIASM.

This thread is fantastic - I am glad to know there are other ladies out there like me! Right now I am SO overwhelmed by girlie-girls... I totally feel out of place. Actually what I feel like is that everyone thinks I hate them because I am not bubbling with joy about babies, cute things, clothing, furniture, or interior decorating. When I try, it comes across as totally fake. I really DON'T hate them, and in fact I desperately want to make friends... but it's just how I am!

tjwriter
06-24-2009, 12:25 AM
-Generally wear the same thing every day (usually jeans and a t-shirt... right now I am even more restricted as I have two pairs of maternity pants and 4 shirts)

Psst! Go to Walmart and get some of the Danskin yoga pants and tops. I swear I would never wear anything else if I didn't work outside the house. Plus those things are cheap, too.

Old Navy has some comfy, inexpensive maternity clothes, too. Not super durable, but enough to last through pregnancy.

Jersey Chick
06-24-2009, 12:37 AM
Girly-girl Jersey Chick -

Wears makeup
does her hair just to run to the Quik Chek
loves shoes (think I said this, didn't I?) - the higher the heel, the yummier, for the most part.
adores men (especially those who are little kids on the inside - like the one I married. :D)
likes to be pretty (and is damn good at it!)
paints her toenails bright red for the summer, when people will see my feet


Non-girly Jersey Chick -

can do a tune up
can do an oil change
loves tinkering around car engines (old cars - the new ones, not so much. too much computer stuff)
can fix just about anything
doesn't bother with her fingernails aside from cutting them and filing out the rough edges
loves sports
loves cars - especially old ones, and especially especially muscle cars from the 60s
loves being one of the guys and has been since time began
loves her work boots in the winter
sometimes wishes she were more girly-girl, but it just isn't in her nature


Nowhere in there am I insulting or mocking anyone for who they are, or who they aren't. This is me. And I likes me.



ETA for Jo - Target and/or Kohl's has GREAT maternity stuff (I prefer Target) - it's really cute stuff and doesn't cost a fortune.

rhymegirl
06-24-2009, 12:52 AM
I have seen comments in this thread that would lead me to believe if a woman dresses up and enjoys shopping she is considered less than someone who swills beer. It could be my interpretation rather than reality. I don't know. Celebrating womanhood should be more than concentrating on the exterior and affectations though. That is my point. We are all women and should be treated with respect.

I like this very much. Well-said.

Just for a funny little anecdote , a number of years ago when I was single I joined a co-ed softball team at my place of work. I wasn't the greatest player, but it was a lot of fun and all they really cared about was that you showed up for practices and for the games.

One night when we all went for a drink after the game, all the guys and girls ordered a beer. I had some wine. The captain of our team said, "That's it. Add some class to this team."

Angie
06-24-2009, 01:23 AM
(I still get nagged by family & friends for my refusal to carry a purse, wear heels or cosmetics, etc and I'm nearly 50.) It's a joyous bragging celebration that women are different from what is/was expected by society and we're still good people.

QFT. I have to deal with my little sister trying to talk me into a makeover all the time. And my mother just can't understand why I won't settle down and pop out a bunch of grandkids for her, just like my little sister. Bleh.

I don't see this thread as putting down anyone. The comments I think Ambrosia might be referring to are the ones about "girly girls", and I don't think they're put-downs so much as poking fun at a stereotype. And if I have more fun swilling beer than dressing up to go out for wine or cocktails, who cares? I'm not saying women who do like to dress up for wine or cocktails are bad or stupid; I'm only saying it's not for me. *shrug*



My take on recent comments is that this thread is not slamming any aspect of femalehood. By its very construction (the chosen title and initial post) it was designed to appeal to a subcategory of females, not be a representation of the entire spectrum of what it is to be female. And the light touch of seriousness mixed with humor, with a few rants, seems to be more of a celebration from within the subgroup than a criticism of that which is outside of the subgroup. As individuals with common interests, any group should be able to stand tall and celebrate themselves without those of other interests and actions feeling threatened or put upon.


Exactly how I see the thread. And you sound like a great dad. ;)


She could be called stereotypically female. I just call her friend. I don't care what she wears, but who she is intellectually and as a person. I wouldn't think of dissing her because she chooses to do those things that make her feel good.

Clair, I have seen comments in this thread that would lead me to believe if a woman dresses up and enjoys shopping she is considered less than someone who swills beer. It could be my interpretation rather than reality. I don't know. Celebrating womanhood should be more than concentrating on the exterior and affectations though. That is my point. We are all women and should be treated with respect.

And again, I don't feel that anyone is being "dissed" here. I have friends who are very stereotypically feminine, too, and I never think twice about it when I'm spending time with them. What I'm poking fun at is the idea people seem to have that there's something wrong with me as a woman because I do like to swill beer and I don't like to do all of those "girly" things. I live in a quite conservative rural area in which I have to put up with that stereotype a lot, and I view this thread as a humorous escape from that stereotype, not a put-down for anyone.



This thread is fantastic - I am glad to know there are other ladies out there like me! Right now I am SO overwhelmed by girlie-girls... I totally feel out of place. Actually what I feel like is that everyone thinks I hate them because I am not bubbling with joy about babies, cute things, clothing, furniture, or interior decorating. When I try, it comes across as totally fake. I really DON'T hate them, and in fact I desperately want to make friends... but it's just how I am!

I know exactly how you feel.

bettielee
06-24-2009, 01:29 AM
I am silently judging all of you.

scarletpeaches
06-24-2009, 01:32 AM
I am openly judging you.

tjwriter
06-24-2009, 01:54 AM
I am silently judging all of you.


I am openly judging you.


You're all so judgmental!

*Goes off to pout.*

Jersey Chick
06-24-2009, 01:57 AM
I'm not telling whether or not I'm judging - silently or otherwise....

;)

JLCwrites
06-24-2009, 02:09 AM
They should make a Judge Barbie. Id buy that for my kids. :D

aadams73
06-24-2009, 02:14 AM
The all-powerful Turnip is judging you all. Silently, on account of turnips not having mouths.

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 02:20 AM
*combs nose hair*

Loverly.

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 02:21 AM
Kind of don't like what happened to the thread when I was gone. I don't think we're putting down people or judging them. We're just celebrating being our own unique selves.

Btw, and this is kind of embarrassing, but I like high heels.

I haven't figured out how to wear them when I drive.

kdnxdr
06-24-2009, 02:28 AM
I'm very comfortable with my womanhood and don't plan on shuffling the deck.

scarletpeaches
06-24-2009, 02:36 AM
The all-powerful Turnip is judging you all. Silently, on account of turnips not having mouths.

That was so funny I just did a sex-wee.

aadams73
06-24-2009, 02:39 AM
WTF is a sex wee??? Is that something I need to try???

Pagey's_Girl
06-24-2009, 03:44 AM
Btw, and this is kind of embarrassing, but I like high heels.

I haven't figured out how to wear them when I drive.

I haven't figured out how to drive in flipflops. Or any shoe without a back strap, for that matter.

Funny car story...
Some years ago, my boyfriend at the time and I were heading out for an Outback dinner (Bloomin' Onion, anyone?) when, all at once, his car began to lurch and buck, trying to shift gears and failing big-time. He tried to play it cool, like nothing was wrong, but I finally had to insist he pull over when acrid white smoke started billowing from under the hood. When I finally git him off the road and got out, I saw the problem immediately - huge red puddle around the right wheel. He, meanwhile, was running in circles, wringing his hands and moaning "I don't know what's wrong with the Partymobile, she won't go!" Uh, try a blown transmission hose? Now, mind you, this was in the days before cellphones were common, so we had a bit of a problem - until a woman driving by a few minutes later on her way home offered to call the police for us. Cool. A state trooper showed up about ten minutes later and radioed a wrecker for us. Cooler.

Until the wrecker showed up, that is. The driver gets out, looking like Herbie the Cabdriver from the old Sha Na Na show, his partner staggers out in a toxic cloud of alcohol fumes. The driver takes one look at the disabled Firebird and declares, "Now look here son, that cop didn't say nothin' about this being no front-wheel drive car. Now, you can't be towin' no front-wheel drive car on the ground, you know. So what my pardner and I gots to do is go back and get us the flatbed. It's gonner cost ya, boy, about ninety bucks or so, but you see, you got to be tellin' people these things. Now you just hold yourself tight and wait here, 'kay?" My then-boyfriend was all "oh, I'm so sorry, sir, I didn't know--" and I was standing there thinking that just wasn't right, it was only the drive wheels that couldn't be on the ground - but, remember, this was in the days before cellphones, and I had a feeling that if I said anything he wouldn't have come back - so I kept my mouth shut. Well, Herbie and his drunken "pardner" trundled off, came back with the flatbed about ten minutes later - $115 all told for hauling the Firebird about a mile and a half back to the shop he always took it to. The boyfriend starts blubbering to the owner that he doesn't know what happened this time, but the Partymobile wouldn't go. I finally interrupted and told him it was a transmission hose. He pops the hood, nods, then wants to know why the boyfriend had it brought in on a flatbed. Boyfriend starts in with the whole front-wheel drive thing - and the owner told him, as nicely as possible, that he was an idiot and had just been totally rooked - you can't tow drive wheels to the ground...

I learned an important lesson that evening. If you're going to rely on it, you darn well better know how it works. And to never leave home without the number of a tow service you can trust, just in case.

(BTW, you can tow some Saturns drive-wheels-on-the-ground for short distances - under 50 miles - as long as you keep it under 50 mph. You have to lock the steering wheel and put the car in neutral first, though. It's in the owners' manual. Which yes, I read when I got the car. Cover to cover. :D)

ETA - If I'd been completely sure about the drive-wheels-to-the-ground thing I would have said something, but I wasn't at the time.

aadams73
06-24-2009, 03:54 AM
I haven't figured out how to drive in flipflops. Or any shoe without a back strap, for that matter.



I can't do that either. I'm glad I'm not alone. I always wind up slipping my shoes off in that case and driving barefoot.

Jersey Chick
06-24-2009, 03:59 AM
take the shoe(s) off to drive**


**number of shoes to remove depends on whether you have an automatic or manual transmission

:D

aadams73
06-24-2009, 04:07 AM
take the shoe(s) off to drive**


**number of shoes to remove depends on whether you have an automatic or manual transmission

:D

I have an automatic--now. But I drove a manual for years. Old habits die hard and I still slip both shoes off otherwise I feel lopsided. Boots, sneakers, shoes with straps are fine.

Jersey Chick
06-24-2009, 04:30 AM
I can drive in all sorts of shoes - but sometimes I have to move the seat back. Especially when I wear my hiking boots.

Clair Dickson
06-24-2009, 05:00 AM
I'm gonna miss my stick shift... but beggers can't be choosers.

I have this awesome pair of sandals... men's sandals with straps around the back, the angle, and the toe. But otherwise open (which, I can't find women's sandals like that. They're either all closed in with basketweave or flipflip-ish.) I had to super glue the bottom back on last summer to keep them around. They're great for chasing brothers but also good for nearly-bare-feet.

I gotta admit feeling a little wrong about buying men's shoes... I has big feet. =( Pretty, dainty women's shoes look so wrong on my large feet.

Jersey Chick
06-24-2009, 05:07 AM
My hiking boots? Boys size 5. I haz freakishly small feets...

scarletpeaches
06-24-2009, 05:08 AM
One of you wimminz get in the kitchen and make me a sammich.

aadams73
06-24-2009, 05:11 AM
I'm a size 7. Is that good? Bad?

Jersey Chick
06-24-2009, 05:20 AM
7 is average - I can always find a 7.

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 05:26 AM
I've never tried to drive in flipflops. Or bear feet.

Btw I have a size 3 and a half. Is that normal?

dolores haze
06-24-2009, 05:29 AM
One of you wimminz get in the kitchen and make me a sammich.

Throws a plain loaf and a hunk of cheese to Scarlet.

So here I am again. Different wifebeater, fresh boxer briefs and, just 'cos I felt like it, crimson lipstick and a vodka tonic. Time to write!

tjwriter
06-24-2009, 05:56 AM
I haven't figured out how to drive in flipflops. Or any shoe without a back strap, for that matter.


I can't do that either. I'm glad I'm not alone. I always wind up slipping my shoes off in that case and driving barefoot.

Me too!

And I was one of the few people in our driver's ed course that knew that if you found red fluid under your car, you were leaking transmission fluid.

I also changed my own flat one day because I got tired of waiting for hubs to get there.


I gotta admit feeling a little wrong about buying men's shoes... I has big feet. =( Pretty, dainty women's shoes look so wrong on my large feet.

I have freakishly wide feet, and all those dainty sandals and heels just won't fit. Not to mention heels make me feel like I am going to fall on my ass every five seconds. I'll stick to my chunky wide heel. (Actually, I'm wearing Dr. Scholls clog things that have a little heel and gel made into them. Super comfy.)

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 05:58 AM
Amazing what you can do with a loaf of bread and a piece of cheese.

Angie
06-24-2009, 06:23 AM
My hiking boots? Boys size 5. I haz freakishly small feets...

Ooh, me too! My little niece (whose father is TALL and she appears to be taking after him) has feet nearly as big as mine, and she's six. :eek:

Death Wizard
06-24-2009, 06:33 AM
I'm a size 12. Would prefer a 9 or so.

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 06:40 AM
Aren't you a guy? If you're a guy it's ok.

My dad is really picky about shoes. He has to find them in the kids' section since he has small feet but he won't. Exasperating... I just take the nearest pretty one that fits off the shelves but he tries on pairs and pairs.

Death Wizard
06-24-2009, 06:47 AM
I most certainly am a guy! :)

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 06:57 AM
Oh. Thought so. Kind of was hard to tell from the avatar.

*KIDDING KIDDING*

Jersey Chick
06-24-2009, 07:04 AM
I've never tried to drive in flipflops. Or bear feet.

Btw I have a size 3 and a half. Is that normal?

You have bear feet?

Finding shoes must be a total bitch.... :D

JoNightshade
06-24-2009, 07:10 AM
I hate all you small-footed people.

I have had size 11 feet since I was 13. 99.9% of cute girl shoes are out. O. U. T. Shoes are one thing I really love, but shopping for them always makes me hideously jealous and bitter. :)

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 07:22 AM
You have bear feet?

Finding shoes must be a total bitch.... :D

It is. I have to find shoes in the kids' section. Because my feet are too small. And they only have glittery Miley Cyrus shoes that are extremely girly with only one cm of heel. If I want three inch heels I can't get them from the kids' section. And then when I go to the women's section everything is too big.

JLCwrites
06-24-2009, 09:03 AM
So here I am again. Different wifebeater, fresh boxer briefs and, just 'cos I felt like it, crimson lipstick, a vodka tonic....

...and listening to Pink Martini.


Guys have the most comfy undies. :D

Ambrosia
06-24-2009, 02:44 PM
I'm gonna miss my stick shift... but beggers can't be choosers.

I have this awesome pair of sandals... men's sandals with straps around the back, the angle, and the toe. But otherwise open (which, I can't find women's sandals like that. They're either all closed in with basketweave or flipflip-ish.) I had to super glue the bottom back on last summer to keep them around. They're great for chasing brothers but also good for nearly-bare-feet.

I gotta admit feeling a little wrong about buying men's shoes... I has big feet. =( Pretty, dainty women's shoes look so wrong on my large feet.
I have very wide feet and need an arch support. For some reason the stores only carry a B width around here and none of the shoes for the last few years have had arch supports. I finally went to a sporting goods store that was going out of business and found a pair of men's shoes that fit. Then, I found those same shoes at a store online and ordered two more pair so I could alternate wearing the pairs and not wear them out so fast. Other than my Renaissance boots and some sandals I purchased to wear with a dress to go to a special event, which I only wore that once, that is my shoe inventory. Oh, I take that back. I have a pair of muck boots for when I go out to the barn.

Ambrosia
06-24-2009, 03:44 PM
It is. I have to find shoes in the kids' section. Because my feet are too small. And they only have glittery Miley Cyrus shoes that are extremely girly with only one cm of heel. If I want three inch heels I can't get them from the kids' section. And then when I go to the women's section everything is too big.Shop online. It is a life saver.

I found this site you might be interested in. It has petite women's shoes. ;)

http://cinderellaofboston.com/ordering-designer-shoes.cfm

LorelieBrown
06-24-2009, 04:00 PM
I have this awesome pair of sandals... men's sandals with straps around the back, the angle, and the toe. But otherwise open (which, I can't find women's sandals like that. They're either all closed in with basketweave or flipflip-ish.) I had to super glue the bottom back on last summer to keep them around. They're great for chasing brothers but also good for nearly-bare-feet.

Teva Sandals. They're a little pricey but each pair I've had has lasted me a decade, wearing them ALL summer.

quickWit
06-24-2009, 04:19 PM
Seems to be an awful lot of shoe and shopping talk for chicks checking in their girl-cards.

:D

LorelieBrown
06-24-2009, 04:20 PM
Yes, but we kept the "We can change our damn minds anytime we like" cards.

Angie
06-24-2009, 04:26 PM
I hate all you small-footed people.

I have had size 11 feet since I was 13. 99.9% of cute girl shoes are out. O. U. T. Shoes are one thing I really love, but shopping for them always makes me hideously jealous and bitter. :)

And since there was a link to a store for tiny feet, here's one for bigger feet: http://www.barefoottess.com/ -- I haven't looked through their stuff much, though, so I don't know what you'll find.

Angie
06-24-2009, 04:28 PM
Seems to be an awful lot of shoe and shopping talk for chicks checking in their girl-cards.

:D

Get out or we'll start our "that time of the month" talk, complete with comparisons of feminine products.

*mumbles* Poofy-tailed rat... :tongue


Yes, but we kept the "We can change our damn minds anytime we like" cards.

You only got a card? Mine's a huge poster that fills nearly a whole wall in my house. :D

quickWit
06-24-2009, 04:29 PM
Yes, but we kept the "We can change our damn minds anytime we like" cards.

That snot a card. It's part of your stinkin' DNA.

Ambrosia
06-24-2009, 04:30 PM
Yes, but we kept the "We can change our damn minds anytime we like" cards.:ROFL:

quickWit
06-24-2009, 04:31 PM
Get out or we'll start our "that time of the month" talk, complete with comparisons of feminine products.

I see we still have our 'bossy' card.

Angie
06-24-2009, 04:32 PM
I see we still have our 'bossy' card.

I don't need a card for 'bossy'.

NeuroFizz
06-24-2009, 04:37 PM
So here I am again. Different wifebeater, fresh boxer briefs and, just 'cos I felt like it, crimson lipstick and a vodka tonic. Time to write!
Just to let y'all know...if that was what I saw of Mrs. Fizzy when I walked into the room, I'd do my best to make sure she didn't get any writing done.

Angie
06-24-2009, 04:38 PM
Just to let y'all know...if that was what I saw of Mrs. Fizzy when I walked into the room, I'd do my best to make sure she didn't get any writing done.

:roll:

LorelieBrown
06-24-2009, 04:38 PM
You only got a card? Mine's a huge poster that fills nearly a whole wall in my house. :D

Sure, I've got that one too, but I like the card for when I'm on the go. In fact, it's pasted to the side of my .380.

Ambrosia
06-24-2009, 04:39 PM
That snot a card. It's part of your stinkin' DNA.Watch it. Or you will find yourself trussed up in a corset, stockings, a too tight bra, and exceptionally high heels.

quickWit
06-24-2009, 04:40 PM
Watch it. Or you will find yourself trussed up in a corset, stockings, a too tight bra, and exceptionally high heels.

Is it Friday already?

LorelieBrown
06-24-2009, 04:41 PM
Watch it. Or you will find yourself trussed up in a corset, stockings, a too tight bra, and exceptionally high heels.


Sounds more like a reward for QW than a punishment.

ETA: See? Told ya so.

Ambrosia
06-24-2009, 04:42 PM
Just to let y'all know...if that was what I saw of Mrs. Fizzy when I walked into the room, I'd do my best to make sure she didn't get any writing done.Too cute. :D


Is it Friday already?:ROFL:

Angie
06-24-2009, 04:47 PM
Is it Friday already?

No, it's Wednesday, and that means it's time to give you a makeover so you look like this:


http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd134/mymotherwasahamster/lady.jpg

Now c'mere and hold still. This won't hurt much.

NeuroFizz
06-24-2009, 04:50 PM
Watch it. Or you will find yourself trussed up in a corset, stockings, a too tight bra, and exceptionally high heels.
This is such an interesting comment. It's meant as a form of torture, I presume. But isn't this also a form of torture-by-choice that is encouraged and dictated by the fashion industry and the media?

Angie
06-24-2009, 04:51 PM
Yes, which is why I don't understand why anyone listens to the fashion industry. I wear what's comfortable.

jennontheisland
06-24-2009, 05:20 PM
Yes, which is why I don't understand why anyone listens to the fashion industry. I wear what's comfortable.
Um, yeah. I think they're finally catching on to the reason for the thread.

Ambrosia
06-24-2009, 05:22 PM
This is such an interesting comment. It's meant as a form of torture, I presume. But isn't this also a form of torture-by-choice that is encouraged and dictated by the fashion industry and the media?
No, not by choice. If you are a woman applying for a job in many work places in the US you are required to wear a dress or a skirt, with hose, with dress shoes. You are required to wear a bra. Luckily the requirement for wearing a corset has gone out of style so women are no longer forced into one of them.

When you are hired, the dress code often precludes pants/pants suits. Women do not have a choice on whether to wear dress shoes, which are usually ill fitting, and dresses or blouse-skirt combinations--with hose, if they wish to remain employed in many firms in the US. It is mandatory. Men have it easy, except for the tie, which can be gotten around by using a clip-on.

LorelieBrown
06-24-2009, 05:27 PM
When you are hired, the dress code often precludes pants/pants suits. Women do not have a choice on whether to wear dress shoes, which are usually ill fitting, and dresses or blouse-skirt combinations--with hose, if they wish to remain employed in many firms in the US. It is mandatory. Men have it easy, except for the tie, which can be gotten around by using a clip-on.

Ummmm.....wha?? Yeah, I'm pretty sure dress codes like that are no longer allowed. Discrimination laws and all that.

jennontheisland
06-24-2009, 05:27 PM
No, not by choice. If you are a woman applying for a job in many work places in the US you are required to wear a dress or a skirt, with hose, with dress shoes. You are required to wear a bra. Luckily the requirement for wearing a corset has gone out of style so women are no longer forced into one of them.

When you are hired, the dress code often precludes pants/pants suits. Women do not have a choice on whether to wear dress shoes, which are usually ill fitting, and dresses or blouse-skirt combinations--with hose, if they wish to remain employed in many firms in the US. It is mandatory. Men have it easy, except for the tie, which can be gotten around by using a clip-on.
WTF? You can't be serious.

sheadakota
06-24-2009, 05:45 PM
I don't have a card to hand in because they never saw fit to give me one-
I HATE shopping- HATE to try on clothes- HATE chic flics- HATE gossip- HATE makeup and frilly things- Don't do the manny and peddy thing - waste of money as far as I'm concerned-
If I'm going to browse its going to be in a bookstore or in a computer store-
I would rather spend my time with my horses, my family, or writing-

*contented sigh* I have found my people-

DeleyanLee
06-24-2009, 05:51 PM
No, not by choice. If you are a woman applying for a job in many work places in the US you are required to wear a dress or a skirt, with hose, with dress shoes. You are required to wear a bra. Luckily the requirement for wearing a corset has gone out of style so women are no longer forced into one of them.

When you are hired, the dress code often precludes pants/pants suits. Women do not have a choice on whether to wear dress shoes, which are usually ill fitting, and dresses or blouse-skirt combinations--with hose, if they wish to remain employed in many firms in the US. It is mandatory. Men have it easy, except for the tie, which can be gotten around by using a clip-on.

I am so glad I don't work for the companies you work for, honestly.

I've been an executive secetary for 15 years now, worked in several Fortune 500, and a 100, companies and never ran into this dress code, not even for interviews. The vast majority of companies I've worked for encourage business-casual, even for their executives. Some have even been casual environments.

I'm so sorry if you've run into this kind of strictures, but there are good companies out there who aren't so backwards in their dress codes.

Alpha Echo
06-24-2009, 05:53 PM
Okay, I didn't read the whole thread, but what I read cracked me up.

I love being a girl...but I'm very contradicting:

1. I wear pearls - and ride a motorcycle.

2. I have a concealed carry permit and go to the range in my heels.

3. I love to go camping, but I love to be spoiled with a pedicure once in a great while.

4. I don't bother with my fingernails.

5. I wear very little makeup.

6. I have just as many running shoes and flipflops as heels (and that's a LOT of shoes)

7. I like beer...and whiskey...and wine.

That's all I can think of right now. Not sure what that all makes me, but there ya go.

aadams73
06-24-2009, 06:01 PM
HATE to try on clothes

This.

I hate trying on clothes with a burning passion. The lighting always sucks, the mirrors are always angled in such a way as to be as unflattering as possible, and they always have a clammy warm feeling inside.

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 06:03 PM
No, not by choice. If you are a woman applying for a job in many work places in the US you are required to wear a dress or a skirt, with hose, with dress shoes. You are required to wear a bra. Luckily the requirement for wearing a corset has gone out of style so women are no longer forced into one of them.

When you are hired, the dress code often precludes pants/pants suits. Women do not have a choice on whether to wear dress shoes, which are usually ill fitting, and dresses or blouse-skirt combinations--with hose, if they wish to remain employed in many firms in the US. It is mandatory. Men have it easy, except for the tie, which can be gotten around by using a clip-on.

I have friends who apply to jobs wearing pants. I'm sure they have to look presentable, no ripped jeans, but yes they are allowed to wear pants.

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 06:06 PM
Once I read an article which said that breast implants could get you a raise.

Alpha Echo
06-24-2009, 06:14 PM
No, not by choice. If you are a woman applying for a job in many work places in the US you are required to wear a dress or a skirt, with hose, with dress shoes. You are required to wear a bra. Luckily the requirement for wearing a corset has gone out of style so women are no longer forced into one of them.

When you are hired, the dress code often precludes pants/pants suits. Women do not have a choice on whether to wear dress shoes, which are usually ill fitting, and dresses or blouse-skirt combinations--with hose, if they wish to remain employed in many firms in the US. It is mandatory. Men have it easy, except for the tie, which can be gotten around by using a clip-on.

Certinaly I've never heard of this kind of dresscode. I work for the Federal Government, and as long as we're modestly covered up and not wearing jeans, they don't care what we wear. We don't have to wear hose with our skirts, we can open-toed sandals...I think women actually have it easier then men who are required to wear ties b/c there is much more of a variety of women's business or business casual.

NeuroFizz
06-24-2009, 06:19 PM
Okay, I didn't read the whole thread, but what I read cracked me up.

I love being a girl...but I'm very contradicting:

1. I wear pearls - and ride a motorcycle.

2. I have a concealed carry permit and go to the range in my heels.

3. I love to go camping, but I love to be spoiled with a pedicure once in a great while.

4. I don't bother with my fingernails.

5. I wear very little makeup.

6. I have just as many running shoes and flipflops as heels (and that's a LOT of shoes)

7. I like beer...and whiskey...and wine.

That's all I can think of right now. Not sure what that all makes me, but there ya go.
And this is exactly what makes women so appealing to me--their individuality and their comfort and pride in that individuality. Note that this includes people who DO fit into other female "types" (from the perspective of this thread) as long as they maintain a sense of individuality and take pride in that individuality. We can all see irony in a Goth-type person who claims to dress and act that way to show individualism when that individualism is so stereotypical of the group. But when we get to know that person, we may see many qualities that defy the group-think mentality and that make that person an attractive individual. It's a slightly different game when an occupation or other circumstance pressures (or requires) specific types of attire, appearance, and behavior. We have to look past that and try to see the individual for the important qualities of that person.

tjwriter
06-24-2009, 06:20 PM
Seems to be an awful lot of shoe and shopping talk for chicks checking in their girl-cards.

:D

If they'd freakin standardize women's clothing, I probably wouldn't hate shopping so much.

Exercise clothes are relatively easy to size at a glance and very comfortable. I don't want something that's troublesome to wear. Or binding. Or uncomfortable.

It's all a big pain in the rear most of the time and I don't have the time or the energy for that.

quickWit
06-24-2009, 06:20 PM
Once I read an article which said that breast implants could get you a raise.

*calls for consultation*

NeuroFizz
06-24-2009, 06:22 PM
Once I read an article which said that breast implants could get you a raise.
And I'm not touching this comment...(I don't use smilies)

NeuroFizz
06-24-2009, 06:24 PM
If they'd freakin standardize women's clothing, I probably wouldn't hate shopping so much.
Some of our local, public middle and high schools are instituting dress codes. They are not Catholic-School strict, but not wishy-washy, either.

tjwriter
06-24-2009, 06:43 PM
Some of our local, public middle and high schools are instituting dress codes. They are not Catholic-School strict, but not wishy-washy, either.

Dress codes don't bother me as much, the older I get.

But really, I meant more of the standardizing of sizes.

Men can go into a store and get a pair of 32x32 pants and know they will fit.

Women always have to wonder if this brand's size twelve will fit like this other brand's size twelve. *Begin teeth-gnashing and hair-pulling.*

Angie
06-24-2009, 06:56 PM
*calls for consultation*

Planning on testing this theory out, Quickie? Surgery in your future?



Women always have to wonder if this brand's size twelve will fit like this other brand's size twelve. *Begin teeth-gnashing and hair-pulling.*

*adds exasperated scream to the teeth-gnashing and hair-pulling*

This is why I wear jeans and T-shirts or sweatshirts all the time. They're easier to just grab off the rack.

quickWit
06-24-2009, 07:02 PM
Planning on testing this theory out, Quickie? Surgery in your future?

If it'll mean a raise, why not? :)



This is why I wear T-shirts or sweatshirts all the time. They're easier to just grab off the rack.

I like the way you think. :D

Clair Dickson
06-24-2009, 07:02 PM
Jeans only fit off the rack if by the same brand/cut/ etc.

I can pick up a 9, 10, 11, or 12 and have a chance of sliding my tailfeathers into it. Depending on the brand and rise and such. If I'm lucky, I can sit down and not look like Barbie doll sitting down. (That drove me nuts... when she sat, her ass hung out of her pants!)

Oh, I played with Barbie. There was a serious ratio problem between the 12 girls and 3 boys. And there were only 4 sets of clothes for Ken. I made up stories about them. They had families and problems and weddings and parties. They would move and go on vacation. Then, at some point I moved to writing them down.

Angie
06-24-2009, 07:06 PM
I like the way you think. :D

*slaps forehead*

I shoulda known better.

DeleyanLee
06-24-2009, 07:44 PM
I just buy men's dress pants and jeans. They fit better, generally last longer and I don't have to try them on first. I seriously :heart: my Dickies.

JLCwrites
06-24-2009, 07:52 PM
Women always have to wonder if this brand's size twelve will fit like this other brand's size twelve. *Begin teeth-gnashing and hair-pulling.*

AMEN!!

Oh.. and I HATE the fact that there are stores that DONT GO UP TO 12. Gah! Way to make me feel fat!

JLCwrites
06-24-2009, 07:57 PM
I just buy men's dress pants and jeans. They fit better, generally last longer and I don't have to try them on first. I seriously :heart: my Dickies.

I tried doing the 'guy's clothes' thing. But they are a bit baggier in the front. (If you know what I mean.)

quickWit
06-24-2009, 07:58 PM
I tried doing the 'guy's clothes' thing. But they are a bit baggier in the front. (If you know what I mean.)

I know what you mean, Bird. Guys do tend to be baggier in the front.

JLCwrites
06-24-2009, 08:01 PM
I know what you mean, Bird. Guys do tend to be baggier in the front.
Except you, bunneh. :D

quickWit
06-24-2009, 08:05 PM
Except you, bunneh. :D

Oooooo, that's just hurtful.

And completely untrue.

Srsly.

:)

aadams73
06-24-2009, 08:07 PM
If they'd freakin standardize women's clothing, I probably wouldn't hate shopping so much.



You're singing my song! When it comes to dresses I'm typically a 4. But jeans and pants? All over the place. And there's even variation within brands and from one pair of jeans to the next(Levi's are especially bad about this). And then there's vanity sizing.

Menswear seems to be much more consistent.

aadams73
06-24-2009, 08:13 PM
Guys have the most comfy undies. :D

I love these (http://www.barenecessities.com/Calvin-Klein-365-Cotton-Stretch-Boyshorts_product_CalvinKleinD1228_,search,.htm). They're dead comfy and they don't ride up.

JLCwrites
06-24-2009, 08:20 PM
I love these (http://www.barenecessities.com/Calvin-Klein-365-Cotton-Stretch-Boyshorts_product_CalvinKleinD1228_,search,.htm). They're dead comfy and they don't ride up.
Thanks!

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 08:20 PM
And they don't have clothes for small women. I mean, I'm four foot eight. Really short. And all the girls' clothes are cheaper, but they're really frilly. And no way am I going to walk around with Hannah Montana emblazoned on my front!!! GAHHH!!! No way am I going to walk around with a ruffly mini skirt either. With jewels. GAHHHHHH

The women's clothes are much nicer but don't fit.

It's awful when stores have different bra sizes. The same bra number/letter will be a totally different size.

aadams73
06-24-2009, 08:51 PM
It's awful when stores have different bra sizes. The same bra number/letter will be a totally different size.

Yeah, you'd think bra sizes would be standardized because sizing works based on a particular formula. But nope.

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 09:02 PM
It was kind of nice when I found out I was a "bigger" size in one of the stores.

LorelieBrown
06-24-2009, 09:04 PM
I dunno. The enlarging of sizes is making it *much* easier to get back to a size 6 post-children than I'd expected. ;)

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 09:06 PM
I guess there's a silver lining in every cloud.

tjwriter
06-24-2009, 09:52 PM
I dunno. The enlarging of sizes is making it *much* easier to get back to a size 6 post-children than I'd expected. ;)

This is true, lol.

Lane Bryant has changed some of their sizing to 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Makes me feel good that I can say I wear single digit numbers. They're usually really good about stuff, but I ordered some pants after I had Cadence. I followed their guide for sizing based on tape measurements input into their little widget thingie, ordered the size they recommended, and the pants are like two sizes two big. I could have worn them most of a pregnancy, they are so huge.

I really just didn't want to go the mall. I hate that place. Except when I go with my aunt. She has mall karma. It's always going to be a successful (quick, easy and clothes in my size that fit well) if she's going.

Ambrosia
06-24-2009, 10:28 PM
Ummmm.....wha?? Yeah, I'm pretty sure dress codes like that are no longer allowed. Discrimination laws and all that.I don't know what country you live in. Within the US, discrimination laws do not relate to dress codes within private companies.

Here is an interesting article I found on the topic. http://www.bmezine.com/news/guest/20040405.html

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 10:32 PM
I'm glad I haven't seen any private companies that have dress codes like that. Brrr.

Interesting article.

Ambrosia
06-24-2009, 10:34 PM
I am so glad I don't work for the companies you work for, honestly.

I've been an executive secetary for 15 years now, worked in several Fortune 500, and a 100, companies and never ran into this dress code, not even for interviews. The vast majority of companies I've worked for encourage business-casual, even for their executives. Some have even been casual environments.

I'm so sorry if you've run into this kind of strictures, but there are good companies out there who aren't so backwards in their dress codes.My point is not that there are not good companies that have more relaxed dress codes, but that there are companies that do have strict business professional dress codes. I have been fortunate when I worked as an administrative assistant to be in companies that allowed pants suits and also had business casual days.

tjwriter
06-24-2009, 10:35 PM
I don't know what country you live in. Within the US, discrimination laws do not relate to dress codes within private companies.

Here is an interesting article I found on the topic. http://www.bmezine.com/news/guest/20040405.html

I can't read the article here. It's blocked as porn.

I think the discrimination means as in treating men and women equally. I have never worked anywhere that won't allow me to wear pants. I wouldn't. And I've never interviewed in anything but a pants suit. Most places I know of have relatively casual dress policies and don't even enforce some of their own rules.

Ambrosia
06-24-2009, 10:41 PM
I can't read the article here. It's blocked as porn.

I think the discrimination means as in treating men and women equally. I have never worked anywhere that won't allow me to wear pants. I wouldn't. And I've never interviewed in anything but a pants suit. Most places I know of have relatively casual dress policies and don't even enforce some of their own rules.It is not a porn site. Whatever program you are using has its filters set too high and is sending out a false positive.

One of the local companies here had that strict dress policy until the president of the company ran for public office. He changed the dress policy when he received a lot of flack about not letting women wear pants. Imagine that.

A lot of companies that had gone to business casual in the 90's are going back to business professional. In most cases, that includes a dress pants option for women. Though not always.

Clair Dickson
06-24-2009, 10:41 PM
Oh no! I'm a size 10! I'll never get to be a single digit size! *weep*

I do hate the socially constructed emphasis that being a single digit size is desirable for women. I could never get my pelvis-- without any padding-- into a smaller size jean. The bones is just too big... but I also stand nearly 5' 7".

I celebrate being healthy, not the size of my jeans. Or the number on the scale. Good thing, too, because otherwise, I'm sure I'd have serious psychological issues about it-- and some women do.

What does a 320 lb woman look like? This (http://www.snopes.com/photos/people/tallwoman.asp)... but weight is only part of the equation.

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 10:46 PM
Healthy is good. Kind of sickening that thin is being held up as beautiful. Especially in hollywood.

LorelieBrown
06-24-2009, 10:58 PM
I don't know what country you live in. Within the US, discrimination laws do not relate to dress codes within private companies.

Here is an interesting article I found on the topic. http://www.bmezine.com/news/guest/20040405.html


I live in the US. Discrimination claims come into effect if the stringent requirements for women (such as wearing a skirt) are not equally applied to men (though of a different nature.) And I'm not 100% sure, but I think some states such as California specify in their employment laws that skirts cannot be made mandatory.

And that site's blocked for nudity for me.

JLCwrites
06-24-2009, 11:03 PM
Oh no! I'm a size 10! I'll never get to be a single digit size! *weep*

I do hate the socially constructed emphasis that being a single digit size is desirable for women. I could never get my pelvis-- without any padding-- into a smaller size jean. The bones is just too big... but I also stand nearly 5' 7".

I understand!
I have wide hip bones. I was seriously thin in my early 20s and the smallest size I could fit in was a 6. But it is a good thing my hips are wide. Giving birth to a 9lb baby was a piece of cake. :)

tjwriter
06-24-2009, 11:16 PM
It is not a porn site. Whatever program you are using has its filters set too high and is sending out a false positive.

That's be called work. I can't change any of their settings.

I'd rather saw off my legs with quicky's teeth than wear a skirt to work. Don't care who mandates it.

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 11:21 PM
I like skirts, wouldn't mind wearing, but all the skirts around here are minis.

Rant:

Why do the makers of kids' clothing think that all little girls like to wear are mini skirts??? Why can't we have some proper knee length skirts that don't have either Hannah Montana or the Jonas Brothers on them?

jennontheisland
06-24-2009, 11:46 PM
My point is not that there are not good companies that have more relaxed dress codes, but that there are companies that do have strict business professional dress codes. I have been fortunate when I worked as an administrative assistant to be in companies that allowed pants suits and also had business casual days.
Well, that settles it, from now on I'm wearing pantsuits to interviews. (Actually the only time I've worn a dress to an interview was because I was still carrying around baby fat and my suits didn't fit.) If they don't want to hire me because I'm not willing to show a little calf, I probably wouldn't last there anyway.

spamwarrior
06-24-2009, 11:54 PM
A little calf is good. Not inappropriate at all.

Angie
06-24-2009, 11:58 PM
Yes, but if they're requiring me to show my calves I don't want to work for them.

spamwarrior
06-25-2009, 12:03 AM
Oh, that would be BAD.

aadams73
06-25-2009, 01:28 AM
I like skirts, wouldn't mind wearing, but all the skirts around here are minis.



Two solutions: buy a sewing machine and do your own hemming on regular-length skirts. Or take them into the cleaners to be hemmed. I had jeans done recently and they cost $12.

It's not perfect, but it's better than having to buy what they sell rather than what you want.

tjwriter
06-26-2009, 12:10 AM
So today, coworker and I went to Kohls. They were having a sale (Imagine That!), and the ad showed several simple work suitable tops for under $10.

I didn't have time to try them all one, but I bought several tops will little trouble.

Now I have Kohl's Cash and a gift card, so I can go looking for pants. I keep forgetting to take the gift card with me.

It was a surprisingly not that bad shopping trip.

spamwarrior
06-26-2009, 12:23 AM
Glad to hear that!

tjwriter
06-26-2009, 12:58 AM
I'd still rather sit at home in my yoga clothes and play with technology, but as far as shopping trips go, it wasn't pure torture.

Jersey Chick
06-26-2009, 01:33 AM
Lands' End. I heart Lands End. I'm waiting for a couple of short sleeved henleys... Got three tanks last week. Ordered 2 bathing suits for my daughter.

Didn't have to leave the house once. That's the perfect shopping trip. :D

spamwarrior
06-26-2009, 01:37 AM
I know a girl who thinks cars are sexy :D

Feiss
07-17-2009, 01:53 AM
Certinaly I've never heard of this kind of dresscode. I work for the Federal Government, and as long as we're modestly covered up and not wearing jeans, they don't care what we wear. We don't have to wear hose with our skirts, we can open-toed sandals...I think women actually have it easier then men who are required to wear ties b/c there is much more of a variety of women's business or business casual.


I know some situations where this kind of dress code is mandatory, but these are mostly in hyper professional settings wherein employees have to deal with clients face to face on a daily basis. When I worked at the auditing firm, hose was mandatory, but we could wear pantsuits. So essentially, it was the same as a man wearing a suit. Although, it was unfair in that women had to bring a suit jacket and keep it on, and men did not, also women were required to wear hose even if they were wearing a pantsuit. This was only when we were out on the field though, back at the office, jeans and a t-shirt was perfectly fine.