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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:37 PM
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Well, I'm apparently not very good at this girl thing
at least compared to some of the other lounge ladies. I don't own a single article of clothing that could be called girly (at best I could dig up something understatedly feminine) I haven't owned $250 worth of makeup in my whole life, I haven't got any perfume and I almost never carry a handbag.

Shit, my idea of dressing up is a fresh shave and conditioner in my hair. If I really go all out I might be able to locate a bra and panty set that matches.

I'm still waiting for that feminity thing that's supposed to kick in at puberty. And boobs. Still waiting for those too. :eyes:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:38 PM
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1. Blade? Or electric?
;-)
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:40 PM
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2. Triple blade razor
And I don't pay extra for the pink one either. Like I said, not so hot at the girl thing.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:48 PM
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8. Geez...even I have a pink razor.


Of course, I have about $250 worth of body care products. I mostly got it free though from working at the health food store. Product samples for management were awesome.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:53 PM
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9. So does Arwalden.
Ya out there Allen?
:hi:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:41 PM
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3. I remember a picture of leftymom holding a bra
I thought it was extremly girly..
And nice to look at :)
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:43 PM
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6. Somebody called it a grandma bra
It certainly wasn't what I'd have picked to post on the internets, just what I had on at the time.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:45 PM
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7. maybe we need a second viewing of that picture to you know "ahem"
rejudge for ourselves :evilgrin:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:21 PM
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16. We've also seen her with...a PURSE!!
Wearing a DRESS, no less.

Don't let her fool you. She wears boyshorts, and despite the name, they're quite girly.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:24 PM
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17. Yeah but I had to run out and get those at the last minute.
Normal people don't remember that thier mother is getting married in a few hours and walk over to Goodwill to grab something to wear.

I'm special. :dunce:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:33 PM
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18. !
A copycat has been placed in your honor...
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:41 PM
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4. It's overrated
And I'd trade up a cup size, too. :hi:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:42 PM
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5. I've seen a photo of you
that suggests otherwise. On all counts.
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:53 PM
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10. Eh. My mom owns more purses and shoes than I do.
It's weird. She'll spend money on clothes and I go buy video games. But I'm a nerd like that, and she loves me for it.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:56 PM
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11. You're plenty good at the "girl thing"...
:hi: It's all about attitude anyway. :P
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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:09 PM
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12. Me neither.
My daily routine is as follows:

1. S,S,& S,

2. slap on deodorant so my pits don't stink,

3. brush my fangs so I don't knock people over when I breathe,

4. throw on jeans and a t-shirt to cover my nudity,

and out the door I go - watch out world!

I haven't worn makeup since I was a little cake-face freshman in high school, 20+ years :cry: ago. I think it's terribly expensive, and if someone doesn't like the way my face looks sans makeup, then they can take their ass on down the road - fuck 'em!
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:34 PM
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19. Sistah!
I think I have a tube of lipstick around here some place; it's probably dried up by now. I own one dress, black and tailored, in case I have to go to court or a funeral. My wardrobe can best be described as clean, cotton, khaki and comfortable. My only concession to 'girly' may be that I like the feel of natural fabrics like silk and linen and I have some earrings and sweater pins.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:25 AM
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25. Any woman who uses the phrase S, S, & S is far from girly,
but she's definitely a keeper...
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 07:10 AM
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35. Yep
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:28 AM
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26. Fuckin' A!
:toast:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:11 PM
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13. I apparently used to be very good at the girly thing.
I had to dress is drag once is High School. It was a tradition that the junior and senior girls had a football game and each girl got a boy to be a cheerleader. We had to dress in drag for the entire day and then cheer at night at the game.

I was apparently very good at the girly thing. :P

I surprised a lot of people who didn't realize I was a girl until I spoke. It freaked out a bunch of people.

Of course, I had 7 girls show up at my home at 6am to girlify me, so I can't claim much of the credit.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:18 PM
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14. eh, join the club, drove past 'the student book exchange' on freeport...
a little while ago & they were open :thumbsup: :hi:
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:20 PM
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15. LM, about the boobs . . .
Mrs. V. went through early life as a very skinny woman with nothing upstairs. One day around her fortieth birthday, she awoke to find . . . gifts on her chest. Amazing gifts. She called up her mom and said, "Hey, mom, guess what? The Titty Fairy visited me!"

:rofl:

You never know.

As for the femininity thing: it is how you feel and who you are. NOT your accoutrements or painting or grooming rituals. :eyes:

Be yourself.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:43 AM
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27. I try.
Every now and then I just feel like a bit of a freak. Living with my hyper-girly sister isn't helping. I mean, the girl takes makeup with her camping. :wtf:
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:05 PM
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38. Camping? What, she thinks the bobcat will leave her alone if she's
made up? :rofl:

I had a roommate in the dorm who stood before the mirror every morning before going to class for at least forty-five minutes. The last thing she did before leaving was to spritz herself with a Lauren atomizer. I once counted thirteen spritzes. Before that, I adored Lauren . . . . :puke:
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:14 PM
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20. Strangely (or not), LM, your post got me hot.
My kinda woman!
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:44 AM
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28. !
:blush:
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:18 PM
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21. there just isn't that much to it
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 11:18 PM by pitohui
supposedly being on the autistic spectrum i have a male brain and when i was younger, before it was politically incorrect to say so, i often had people say "you think like a man"

and i am still somewhat regularly accused of being a man on the internets

but anybody can buy a lot of product, it just ain't that hard -- and wearing a matching bra and panty set is just a matter of being properly compulsive/obsessive

no one needs to wait for boobs either, they can be purchased, we DO have the technology
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:26 PM
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22. MHO? "Girly" is a bit overrated...
...all pink and bling and impractical.
But I did get a sudden wish for something 'girly'...so I saddled up the sewing machine and made a very understated white-on-white peasant blouse...with LACE and RIBBONS.
I'm doomed.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:45 AM
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29. Well, there's something girly I can do.
I do sew really well.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:57 AM
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32. I need to re-learn that
I've got a dozen patterns and two storage totes full of fabric that's just waiting to be turned into clothing. Unfortunately I've forgotten nearly everything I learned in Home-Ec about hems, sleeves, necklines and pretty much everything except putting the basic pieces together. When I get the time and money I'm going to go to one of the craft stores or community colleges and take a refresher.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:04 AM
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23. Who cares?
"This girl thing" tends to be a stereotypical bunch of nonsense anyway. If you're comfortable with how you are then why worry about it? :shrug:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:47 AM
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30. Mostly this is just a response to stuff that was in the lounge earlier
today. I'm fairly happy with who I am, and the only other person with any right to complain hasn't seemed to notice my faults. :)
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:23 AM
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24. You're quite the looker, LeftyMom...
...without all the stage props.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:47 AM
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31. Thanks!
:hug:
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MaryBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 03:03 AM
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33. Good grief, LM!
Are you PMS'ing or fishing? Or funning?
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 03:05 AM
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34. I'm not really being self-depracating about it
Earlier today there were some very uber-femme posts in the lounge and I couldn't relate at all. That's it really. :)
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MaryBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 03:02 PM
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40. uber-femme you are not
but more than just fine you are.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 07:14 AM
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36. I'm sure you make a better girl than I do a guy
all I'm sayin'.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 07:15 AM
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37. Not having $250 worth of makeup isn't a failure at being a girl...
Edited on Fri Aug-11-06 07:15 AM by primate1
It's a failure at being a human being and a mental illness.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:10 PM
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39. It doesn't matter! We all have differents tastes!!
Edited on Fri Aug-11-06 01:10 PM by Shell Beau
Girly girls are no better than un girly-girls!! And trust me, big boobs are way overrated!!
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