Project Poll

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Project Poll
Mon, 02-17-2014 - 8:20am

This is my attempt at fluff.  Sorry in advance if it's not fluffy enough.

1) What's the biggest event (Work, Social, Volunteef) you have ever organized? Do you like creating/hosting events, or would you rather just be an attendee?

2). What's the biggest home improvement kind of project you've ever attempted?  How did it go?  

3). Are you crafty?  Are you working on a project right now?  Tell us about it!

4)  What are you reading?


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Registered: 06-27-2013
Tue, 02-18-2014 - 11:34am

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p>QueenbeeNotaWannabee: 3). Are you crafty?  Are you working on a project right now?  Tell us about it!&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="font-size:13px"&gt;A little. I repaired DD's favorite dress yesterday. It was a t-shirt dress from Etsy. The vendor didn't use a serger so the seam separated b/c DD has worn the heck out of that dress. I repaired w/a zig zag stitch. It took two minutes. I'm going to whip out matching pillowcase dresses for her and an AG doll when it gets a little warmer. And I'm debating about making a stair basket that I saw on Pinterest, but I've got to dig through my fabric stash and see if I can find something.</p><p>Wow. Why would someone who is making clothes for profit not use a serger on knit fabrics???  sheesh...</p>

I know, right? I was kind of stunned when I turned it inside out and realized it was sewn w/a straight stitch and not serged. The fabric had completely frayed and given out. So I reinforced the seam w/a zigzag stitch. DD has grown 3 inches since Christmas, so I don't think she'll be wearing it much longer anyway...EPIC growth spurt for that one right now.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Wed, 02-19-2014 - 4:51am
Apropos gay husbands, I should add that I usually have a gay husband in addition to the regular one, IOW a close male, gay friend. It is a necessity from the shoe angle, for example. My grandpa was totally hetero but had a real eye for good shoes. The only adequate replacement is a gay friend. Then there is dancing. I have no straight, male friends who dance, except one and he is 82. But all my gay friends are good and willing dancers and the bonus is that they don't try to cop a feel.
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Registered: 02-24-2010
Wed, 02-19-2014 - 7:10pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">grapthars_hammer</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;blackandwhitemolly&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;Or maybe she was going after what you've said about the guy yourself, That b/c he wasn't with a woman for many years it was believed he was gay.  I don't know, why don't you ask her...&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;Or that she said it herself, here, on ivillage.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;He's 32, a month and a half older than me. He's had two serious relationships in his life; no kids, no ex-wives. Hasn't had a girlfriend in 7 years. (his friends/family were beginning to think he was gay! rofl) He was a virgin until he was 24.&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Nothing in that quote from 2004 says he's gay.  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You have to look at it through a super special magic telescope first then it will change what is actually said into the made up comments.</p>

That would be the Mean Girl Telescope that you use when you are so confused that when someone's dh is accused of being gay Jam basically says, well Sav must have told us that....  Wow, I wouldn't let my kids get away with talking that kind of crap about anyone.  We aren't even Christians and they know better than to speak maliciously about their "neighbors" just for the pure joy of Meanness.  It's so ridiculous that it makes one have to come to understand that neither one of them understand pretty much...any of the drivel they talk about.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief