FSN's Friday thread...

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Registered: 03-15-2004
FSN's Friday thread...
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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 10:25am

It took me two tries to be able to post.  Way back when, ivillage didn't make me re-login in ages... and now I have to do it every time I post.  I'm hoping they're still working on it.  

FSN, I completely relate to aging and feeling so much more comfortable.  I was in Walmart the other day and there was a panda purse (clearly meant for a tween).  It took everything I had not to buy it.  I have to go back again this morning for another prescription and I don't know that I'll be able to resist temptation twice.  And I completely don't care how ridiculous a 36 year old will look with a panda purse.  It makes me giggle as I remember literally slouching down in the car if I went somewhere with my mother on a Friday night because I was so worried someone would see me.  I behaved like Big Brother was always watching.  Now, I hope he is.  :P

To answer your question, YES, I am breathing through my nose.  And it is every bit as wonderful as I hoped it would be.  It still hard to say how much the surgery helped as I'm thinking the evidence will be in NOT having a continual sinus infection.  I had a bit of a reaction from the last antibiotic so we're switching to a different one.  The ENT did cultures on the "stuff" they took out during surgery and it turns out the bacteria they found only responds to two specific antibiotics.  I was looking at my drawer full o' drugs this morning and wistfully hoping it can be cleaner soon.  

I've got a hair appointment this morning at a new place.  Looking forward to having someone new.  I'll probably just get the roots done but if she's particularly creative, I could be persuaded to do something else.  I have two shades of red right now and I love it but my roots are SO obvious when they start growing in.  Heading to a friend's tonight for game night and a food event tomorrow.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 10:58am

It took me three tries, too, to get in. Buy the panda purse!  The funniest thing about carrying a purse meant for little ones is that they come up to you and say, "I love your purse!"  I used my daughter's pink little backpack for carryon and can't count the number of times little girls told me they loved my backpack.  

I had some early morning clients and am going to catch a friend's hip hop hustle class. I love hip hop but not prechoreographed perkiness so we'll see how this is.  

FSN, glad it well w/ your new executive.  I've said this before but you and my husband are temperamental twins!  He always approaches things with trepidation, assuming the worst will happen; and the usually finds himself pleasantly surprised. I'm usually the opposite where I approach things w/ puppy-like enthusiasm and then find it's not a wonderful as I expect.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 3:09pm

Okay, I have to say when you're a tall, pretty, perky blond instructor, people just love the class.  My friend taught. She's a very good instructor but not very hip hop-ish, but moves well.  People loved it. Now, if I had done the same thing, they would have walked out.  Pretty people have it made. Rant over and not even that original of a thought.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 6:42pm

Ooh, ooh, ooh, what did you do with your hair?!  You always do something fun.  :)

Yuck on the culture...that's been cultivating for an awful long time.  :(  Re: the panda purse, I caved in to peer pressure and gave away all my leggings...I'm older than you, and I just don't think I can do leggings anymore.  :O

Jean, I empathize with you on the tall, pretty blonde thing.  There is this one person in my field who is tall, blond,  really long finger nails (2+ inches), with too-big-boobs that actually lies to our customers about our products but still wins sales contests.  Ugh.  Whatever. 

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 7:00pm

I love my leggings!  I love them w/ knee high boots, low boots, high socks, skirts, etc.  I might look like a school girl but I've always loved the look.  I also have a pair of J Crew pants that are tight, stretchy, like leggings but much more support. And, about 5 times the cost.  I'll start looking out for Stacy and Clinton behind me.






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 10:57pm
We are lucky as a board that we are hanging on. Many CLs have given up, even some CMs. I wish I understood the business model that is driving the decisions...I would think that the boards were profitable...self driven content, volunteer leaders, supported by advertising which is click driven...the choice to abandon us makes little sense...but I digress...FSN, I knew things would go fine...people are only asked to do things like that if they are great at what they do. Gymrat - buy the purse...I get glittery nail polish..me and the five year olds. Life is short. Jean - I would hate to depend on beauty for success..it seldom lasts...Karla- take care of yourself. We got way more snow than predicted today. I didn't go to the gym..I could have, but I didn't. I might go to Zumba or swim or something tomorrow, but I am going to rest a lot this weekend, and try to get control of the stuff in my house.