@drydenlane I use a retinol cream pretty regularly, and try to use sunscreen when I remember (I live in the UK, so it's real easy to forget about that part, much like the Northwest). Also, I noticed that my wrinkles (center of forehead, crow's feet, smile lines, and I'm 29) appear much more when I've been drinking booze the day before, and/or am dehydrated. It's like everything collapses without the ample water consumption :/
@JanieS Hmm, you need to want that shit. I'm now 1 year and 5 months out of my last pixie cut in growing my hair out, and i'm finally seeing a decent length. I have fine, plentiful, curly hair too, and I dealt with it by trying to pull off the 'doesn't own a mirror and doesn't care' look by putting lots of Bumble & Bumble Brilliantine smoothing creme in my hair to keep it less frizzy. Anyway, long story short, I miss my hot butchy hair, but I also want long Arwen hair too, so I'm giving it a chance by taking prenatal vitamins every other day and getting regular trims. Lots of bobby pins help too.
@Cramer_cra@twitter Cod Ghosts! That's a good Halloween costume, thx.
@M. Flourish Klink@twitter I loves it! Almond-stuffed olives and pickled okra from there yessssss
@BeesKnees I'm sorry to hear that about your dad's situation. DHave you been able to talk with your dad about this, separately from his wife, with regard to his drinking? I know this can be a difficult thing, and I've had alcoholic family members who never admitted they drank too much. Perhaps if he could see the quantity he drinks + plus supplying cold, hard information about the affects of his consumption(maybe from AA, which IS open to family members of alcoholics too, including you), he'd take it more seriously? It's scary that his wife is a nurse and is convinced of this terrible information, as though fewer calories equates lesser harm done.
I really hope for your sake that both he and his wife get help (because as long as he's with her, she will be a powerful influence).
@TARDIStime what if chocolate become ALL of the food groups?
@fabel Recently a friend of my husband's and I were out for drinks and she said "you know, I'm only drinking champagne now because it has like no calories". I tried to be diplomatic (as opposed to laughing and being a sarcastic dick, which was my first inclination) and said, y'know, actually, it has the same amount as wine, which is like 140 for a glass. She vehemently disagreed, and went on about how the bubbles vaporize the calories, or something awesome like that. She finally checked, and was very disappointed that bubbles are not that good at vaporizing calories. I really wish I lived in that world though.
@ clara morena dipping broccoli in it is another option.
@PistolPackinMama Bless you! I had been juicing my chocolate (and chocolating my juice) and it was taking the zest out of life. High fiber (cocoa nibs?) does seem the way to go here.
@j-i-a Ah, curse my addled brain, you're right, it was here that I read it. If it was posted elsewhere, I like that she's casting a wide net. Is this why am I suddenly craving reindeer, spelt bread and fruit soup?