Petty enthusiasms!!!! Yes, please! That is what brought me to the Hairpin lo those many moons ago. And I hope Haley's work at WORN means there might be a little more fashion content around these parts. Excited to see what the future holds for the Hairpin!
Tonight's Houston meet-up was so much fun! I added a post to the Google Groups page if anyone wants to start planning our next get-together there, and I also created a Facebook group called Houston Hairpinners. If you're not able to find the group, let me know--just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
@emilythe5trange I will be there early, and I know a couple of others will, too!
@fairlyalarmed NO I DO NOT KNOW THE SIGNAL! You can teach it to us. I printed out two sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper that say "HAIRPIN" in 150 pt Calibri, which I plan to tape to the ends of a picnic table. I plan to wear pants. Possibly a shirt. Not sure if the ice house requires one for service.
@whereismyrobot I feel your financial pain--my parents (who are not wealthy) paid for my Accutane out of pocket, and it was insane. Best thousands of dollars they ever spent, though! Good luck--I hope it works as well for you as it did for me!
@pinta I think it depends on how bad your acne is and whether getting rid of it is worth the possible risks to you or not. For me, it was a no-brainer--my acne was so bad that it was taking over my life. I was in a lot of pain and had a hard time having normal social interactions because my face was covered in cysts. Curing my acne was worth any risk to me. Luckily, I just had dry skin and lips while I was on Accutane. (I only had to wash my hair once a week!!) I don't know if it affected my digestive system because I already had IBS before I took it.
@xtinam In 2001, I had layer upon layer upon layer of cysts on my face and GIANT cysts on my back. I couldn't sleep at night because it hurt to lie on either side OR on my back. I avoided talking to anyone or even leaving the house because people flinched when they looked at me. I went on a high dose of Accutane for six months. Now people who meet me don't even notice the light scars on my cheeks unless I point them out. And I can sleep in any position I want! Well, except sitting up--I will never master airplane sleeping. Miracle drug!
Accutane WAS a miracle drug for me, so I have to leave a comment in its defense. It was absolutely worth the side-effects. If you have just moderate to bad acne, it is probably not worth it, but if you have horrific, disfiguring, intensely painful acne? It can turn your entire life around.
@Xora I am thinking it will be super-fun and there will definitely be a next one. :-)