Tears of Lys

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About Tears of Lys

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    No crying, only whining
  • Birthday September 24

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    Can see Detroit from here
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    Black and white photography, katanas, sparkly things, "The Americans, Aliens, old horror movies, cooking, vintage jewelry. Talbots. :P

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  1. Hey, Drawk! I just called **my** representative and put pressure on her to vote that MF'er DOWN. I can't help thinking, though, that instead of yelling into the phone, you should have seriously asked them why they want thousands if not millions of people to go without health insurance. IOW, try to have a serious conversation with the lamebrain. Yes, I know it's probably pointless, but you never know.
  2. What the hell? Did I kill the f**ing thread??
  3. Re: UTIs. . . the best thing I've EVER used for the pain is a prescription medicine called Pyridium (unless you have Vicodin on hand.) I always keep a supply around just in case. Be careful using it, though. It will turn your pee bright orange and stain any undies you're wearing. I normally just wear a panty liner to protect things. As for the Oxford comma, if you don't use it in its proper place, you're wrong.
  4. Quick survey: What do you find more disgusting, dog shit or people shit? Personally, I feel that shit is shit, no matter from whence it came. However, in the interests of total honesty, I would say people shit edges out dog shit on the disgust-o-meter by a wee bit. I've dealt with my fair share of both types in my life, so this isn't as random as it seems. But, yeah, the doc was kinda a dick for not allowing the use of his/her GARBAGE can for GARBAGE.
  5. Fashion thread: updating classics

    I was thinking that if you didn't like the tassel, you could cut it off. Funny, I just bought a clip-on tassel for my purse. If you cut them off, send them to me!
  6. Good thinking, LP. Here's an innocent question, not enough for a topic: Say you wanted to get out of the country for, oh, around four years, maybe more, no particular reason, where would y'all go? What would you do? I'd go abroad, maybe to a European country, but they've got their own problems. Australia or New Zealand seem nice. They're extremely far away from my family, however, which is worrisome. East Asia, I'm afraid, is too darn different besides being hot and buggy, which I can't stand, which also lets out several other places. (Where I currently live can be hot and buggy in the summertime, but at least I know the bugs and most of them don't look like mutant aliens.) Canada seems like a great option, but it's a little too close. I've been thinking of a long ocean cruise, something like the one in Ship of Fools or Between Two Worlds, only sunnier.
  7. You won't want to go back to school for another 40 years - then you'll think, hmm, wouldn't it be nice not to have to face the real world and all its challenges and just devote myself to improving my mind. And get off my lawn while you're at it. Theon annoyed the hell out of me too, along with the rest of the Ironborn. The only time I could even partially stomach him was in watching his TV show self. Maybe that was just due to Alfie Allen, though. Oh, and a word to the wise, some folks on this site take exception to even the slightest discussion involving the SoIaF world occurring down here in General Chat. Or at least that's the impression I get. Edit: Thanks, DP, for the link to the informative article. All I needed to do was post the question and magically the answer appeared!
  8. Why are there so many mattress stores around? They're always empty - one car in their parking lot, presumably owned by the mattress store employee. It's got to be one of the loneliest jobs in the world.
  9. Fashion thread: updating classics

    I just bought another pair. I'm intending to wear them with boots too. According to the Farmer's Almanac, the upper Midwest is due for a mild but wet winter, so I think it won't be a problem. OTOH, I also bought some fleece-lined tights too, so I'm hedging my bets.
  10. Fashion thread: updating classics

    It really depends on the shoe, I guess, but you're probably right. I've always associated rounded-toe shoe wearers with sturdiness, dependability, conservatism (not in the political sense,) and common sense - qualities that I'm sure any employer would want in an employee. They are generally to be found in libraries and are good to their mothers. OTOH, pointed-toe shoe wearers embody the devil-may-care attitude, unpredictability, and loose morals. They live for today and leave bunions, plantar fasciitis, foreshortened calf muscles and the like for a far away tomorrow. They are likely to stay out late at night drinking and smoking, though, so the chances of their actually GETTING these ailments is probably slim. It must be said that against all common sense, judgment, and the advice of my doctor and parents, I've always worn somewhat pointed-toe shoes. So I'm sure because **I** like them, I'm biased.
  11. Fashion thread: updating classics

    Re: Heels with pants. . . I always wear heels with pants. The heels have gotten progressively (or regressively?) lower as time goes on. Currently it's kitten heels around 1-2". If you don't feel comfortable in that low of a heel, you can go for neutral colored wedges with a softly pointed toe. They give more of a secure feeling while still giving you a somewhat dressy look. Here's a variety of the kind of shoe I mean: http://www.zappos.com/ecco-belleair-wedge-black-black http://www.ninewest.com/Ispy-Wedge-Heels/15088261,default,pd.html?variantColor=JJ169A0&q=wedge pumps I would stay away from really round-toed shoes (unless you HAVE to have that kind of shoe) or flats, pointy-toed or otherwise. That's what **I'd** do, anyway. I'm not sure what job you're interviewing for and what kind of field you're in. Some work environments welcome creativity and style, others not so much. I am unfortunately in a field where if you dress too "out there," someone is more than likely to drop a dime on you to your boss. "They" say to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. But I can't help it if I've always wanted to be a God Empress.
  12. Why do I find Evangelical Christians irritating?

    Yes. As were most of the characters in the movie The Shining. Good gods. I really hope that the section of drive containing some of my past posts has been corrupted. There's a few of them I cringe to recall. Hee-hee-heee-hee!
  13. Fashion thread: updating classics

    You did a great job, Lany. Someone would have to look very closely to see the damage. IOW, they'd have to be **looking** for it before they'd spot it. FTR, I think $80 is a lot for shoes too. I'm terribly hard on my shoes, so paying over a hundred bucks or so on them doesn't make sense. I often walk on city streets that haven't been maintained as they should - they're generally falling apart with chunks of uneven concrete, plus tiptoeing over air grates, etc. - and high heels especially get thrashed. (And, yes, for those who wonder why I don't carry my pretty shoes and just wear sneakers, I carry enough stuff as it is. One more thing WOULD break this camel's back.) Today, however, I'm wearing a snazzy pair of pointy-toed flats in a leopard haircalf material. Form AND function!
  14. Fashion thread: updating classics

    Good grief, Datepalm. I'm very bummed that you are experiencing some of the bad things so soon of our lovely country (which is, I promise you, generally lovely, but has some bad things, of course, too.) If you weren't on the opposite side of the map, I'd love to drive you around to some proper shopping AND give you handy tips too! (that last link? No.) As it is, I'm absolutely good for nothing but moral/morale support. Oh, and I Googled "Women's Business Casual" too. I must have landed on the same grotesque and schizophrenic group of pictures you did, because I ended up with that same image, which was one of hundreds of wildly divergent and inappropriate examples.
  15. Buying Washer/Dryer

    Yes! My parents recently replaced a washer and dryer that HAD to be over 35 years old! I think they were Kenmores.