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@smidge Where will the party be? I've worn pants over tights under my dress before and boot. I changed at the destination into dress shoes and bagged up pants and boots. Works pretty ok if the restaurant is fancy enough for a coat check. I like to dress up and do not like being cold. But again, pants should be totally fine, it is important that you feel comfortable.

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm 0

On That Baby Wants to Break You Up

@purefog You make a good point. I do have a driver's licence, I just have no experience at all, but started to do some driving practice in our car with my husband. As for taxis, I was mostly a broke grad student, so at least I did not rely on those too much :-)
@catfoodandhairnets I do hope to find a mom's group, the local library seems to have some meet-ups.

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm 0

On That Baby Wants to Break You Up

@dk This is what makes me worried. If all goes well, we will have a baby come May, but we will be moving to suburban CT in March. I am such a city person, that this feels like the "middle-of-nowhere" even though it isn't. I will stay at home for the first months or year, and will really try to get out of the house, but can't really drive a car and all relatives are six time zones away.

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm 0

On That Baby Wants to Break You Up

@Blondsak The Sims are surprisingly good at modeling this. Low income sim and baby = no rest thanks to crappy furniture/stove/entertainment and never a break. Even if you play with the "aging off" cheat you can't earn enough (and you end up with an eternal newborn). Way better simulation than these baby dolls they make teens carry around as a procreation deterrent.

@OhMarie I once had to wall in the Sims old lady babysitter after she refused to leave the house and kept eating and blocking the TV...

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm 2

On Friday Open Thread

@Jinxie Do your respective roommates like each other? You could trade, and move in together, and they become roommates?

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@hallelujah Someone in the NYT comments (don't read them) was guessing he created an "electronic beard".

Also, the NYT blog article on the subject stated that people cannot fall in love with someone they've never seen and in general

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm 0

On Friday Bargain Bin: Winter Is Here

@JanetSnakehole Asos? They also tend to have the full size range, from 28 bands up to K cups. I hope that ~$80 for a set is still semi-pricy? Not as sexy as this set though, more practical?

You could also try buying the components on sale from different suppliers if the shipping is not too expensive. For this one it looks like the matching bra is still $60 at other places, and it comes in 'S/M/L' only (which is my pet peeve).

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm 0

On Friday Bargain Bin: Winter Is Here

@Mariah Mantis@twitter Thank you, this is great. I have some too small/short tights I can try to convert. Where on the leg should the strap end - or is that personal preference?

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm 0

On Friday Bargain Bin: Winter Is Here

@irma la douce According to your username shouldn't you be wearing stockings all the time already - in green?

Is there a way to actually make the snaps hold the stocking? My issue is that I can rarely find stockings that go up high enough on the leg. I have average legs, but large feet so a lot of thigh-highs really aren't.

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm 1

On Six Guaranteed Low-Effort Toddler Games

My Dad was/is excellent at anthropomorphizing inanimate objects and giving them personalties just by moving them around, and I still love doing that. Best thing: pretending a Kiwi would be a small fuzzy animal.

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 4:51 pm 3