@hallelujah This exact thing happened to me -- I was in the kitchen and just heard the audio and screamed to my boyfriend "DID THEY JUST SAY THAT???" and he did not understand the level of my upset.
I learned Ed Hardy wasn't a terrible person when I watched the documentary about him, which is available on Netflix if you want to check it out.
This happens any time that women venture into predominantly male spaces. See "fake geek girl" for similar issues: we have to meet criteria that no man is challenged on. And if we do happen to meet them, then we're some magical manic pixie dream (sports) girl. Meanwhile drunk dudebro next to me doesn't even know what inning it is.
@Tuna Surprise YOU WERE AT THE TOUR???? Ugh I hate/love you.
@leon s It's also jarring because when you think "bowling shirts and wallet chains" you think mid-late 90s. And while yeah the internet existed back then (I spent a lot of time in college in IRC channels), there sure as hell wasn't any streaming internet radio.
@feartie YESSS I came here to complain "but cup size is relative to band size!!!" in all caps but thank you for saying this.
/thought I was a 32c all my life turns out I'm a 30DD.
"I bookmarked it to my bookmark web site record and can be checking again soon." will be a perfect description of my life once Google Reader is gone.
@Lily Rowan I hear you. I once wrote my thoughts down in a letter and then read it out loud to him, heh.
@skyslang I logged in to say the same thing. Talking in person can be hard to get your full thoughts across because of crying and derails and tangents and stuff... I think it's perfectly ok to put things down in writing as a way to get your own head on straight and make sure you're saying everything that needs to be said. Especially if in-person talking is also happening.
Of course, after a week of an ignored email, some in-person follow up is clearly necessary. But giving LW1 a complex about being Bad at Communicating didn't really seem helpful here.
@queenofbithynia Yeah, that's been a huge realization for me. I went out and bought a bunch of bold earrings thinking I would need them before I shaved my head for St. Baldrick's last year, but I actually feel like they almost looked *too* garish, especially while my hair was super short. I used to joke it made me feel like a "spunky" 50 year old who, you know, shops at Chicos.
Now it's just kind of a regular pixie, getting longer on the top and I feel a little better wearing jewelry, bold makeup, and my giant hipster glasses. When it was really short though, it seemed to fit better with a more subtle look.
Love this piece because I just made the decision not to grow out my pixie for now and just embrace short-haired kaz.