@irieagogo True. The J. Crew sweater and the H&M sweater were most likely produced by similar workers. And unfortunately, trying to buy clothing by small indie companies often means a choice between a really short, toddler-esque sundress or a cropped sweatshirt. With, like, a kitten on it. When what I really need is a black wool skirt or office-appropriate sweater.
I buy most of my clothing from consignment/thrift stores and always have, but will definitely say that it's becoming harder and harder to find used clothes worth buying.
@harebell I think that's a little harsh - I mean, sure, our forefathers (and mothers) climbed trees in Ye Olde Timey Days and lived, but I can't exactly see the helicopter parents in my neighborhood being so permissive.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaalso, all of this and we still can't get healthcare providers to wash their ding-dang hands. I'm petrified of going into hospital because that's where the infections live!
@jane lane I always thought that for the bachelorette party you bought borderline-naughty stuff, like lingerie? For my BFF's bachelorette, which I couldn't go to, I bought her some nice undies with "Mrs." on them. But that would be weird for a coworker! When in doubt, bottle o'wine.
@cee They do?
Jeez, I am so forever grateful that I'm just old enough not to have had to deal with Facebook whilst in high school. Blarrrg.
@discombobulated Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of my juicer juicing juices because I'm juicing.
@commanderbanana Or collected Thomas Kinkade paintings. I don't know, whatever it is that's a dealbreaker.
@Sea Ermine True. Part of me wants to be like, hey, this would be gross if guys did it so just because it's women, it's also not okay, but the truth is, I really do see a huge difference in how my guy friends talk about women vs. my girl friends. The founder has a point about how meeting people through friends or family means they're kindof-sortof vetted (although I think even that is a really iffy proposition).
Having ventured into online dating in the last few months - and just having deactivated my account because I CAN'T EVEN - there is something different about meeting someone about whom you know nothing other than what's on their profile.
I'm not saying an online rating site is the answer, but yeah, if I found out that someone I had started dating was, for example, a serial cheater, it might make me rethink seeing them, I guess?
@appletree Goils. GOILS! What, ya got cindablocks on tha side ah ya head?
Sorry, Eudora Peterson FTW.
Yeahhhh. I feel like 'girldom' now stretches to forty-something. I stopped referring to my girlfriends as my girls, now they're my ladies (my women just makes it sound like I have a stable or a harem).
@latenac For serious. I would totally side-eye any guy who said this to me (and there would be no second date). I mean, this is why I can't ever live with anyone. Nobody needs to see how this sausage is made!
@discombobulated Esp. if his paper was about how women working ruins the economy and life and everything, Bob McDonnell I'm looking at you.