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Aug. 20th, 2003

i need to get to IM. for work!!! because if i have to talk to my coworkers directly i get really, really pissy. so if they are blocking access to IM, grr. if it is something else, still grr.

i took tzel's hypoglycemia test and it says i am a very likely candidate. we did have cheese dip. it was good. this is always true when we are not trying to actually introduce someone to the cheese dip. i bought some kitty stuff for the guy i go on smoke breaks with. of course, i can't chit chat with him about his new kitty because of farking IM not working. i wanna go home. i wish the pool at my apt complex was open at convenient times and wasn't probably fifty percent barbarian child piss.

OH, and i have tons of ingrown hairs from shaving my bikini line. you know, maybe i will just have to get a bathing suit with a skirt or swim by myself forever, because this last bastion of hair removal is ticking me off. why can't people handle extra pubes?

do you do your laundry exactly the way your mom did it? my straw poll at dinner came up with 3 yeses. two who use downy because that's what their mom did, and i don't use it because my mom never did, and in fact i use tide specifically because that's what i grew up with.



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Aug. 19th, 2003 09:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Laundry
Well, chalk me down for nope.
Aug. 19th, 2003 09:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Laundry
dang! ruining my curve. let me guess, you do your laundry by beating it on the rocks in the river?
Re: Laundry - cheetahmaster - Aug. 19th, 2003 09:42 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 19th, 2003 09:27 pm (UTC)
If IM is blocked, try setting it up for port 80. It's how I get on IM at work myself.
Aug. 19th, 2003 09:34 pm (UTC)
oho! i started using the java client as a workaround, but i didn't know i could set it to run on port 80. do you use trillian?
(no subject) - shadrone - Aug. 19th, 2003 09:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - bizarrojack - Aug. 21st, 2003 04:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 19th, 2003 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yep, I do laundry the same way my mom does.
Aug. 19th, 2003 10:25 pm (UTC)
fabric softener or no? :)
(no subject) - subliminaltea - Aug. 20th, 2003 11:13 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 20th, 2003 12:26 am (UTC)
I don't remember HOW my mom does laundry cos she made me do my own since I was tall enough to reach the lid of the washing machine. I think it's safe to say that I have developed my own style.

I wasn't able to get to AIM earlier either, using Trillian, although I was just able to log on now.
Aug. 20th, 2003 12:35 am (UTC)
ouch, your mom was far less indulgent than mine! i guess with three kids you just tell them to clean their own damn laundry. hee.
Aug. 20th, 2003 12:56 am (UTC)
I get tons of ingrown hairs around my bikini line, hence I absolutely refuse to shave past a birthmark that's about halfway up my thigh more than 3-4 times a year. (seriously! one of my standard birthday presents to Joe is a shaved bikini line. that's how rare it is...)

But...I have no shame and I swim regularly at a very public local pool and have been known as a hairy bastard.

YMMV, but i say "go for it!" :)

ps... if you shave in the direction of the hair, you're less likely to get ingrown hairs. The shave may not be as smooth, but its worth it :)
Aug. 20th, 2003 01:08 am (UTC)
Re: pubes...
oh, i don't shave my legs or pits, but for some reason i feel like i will make more friends and influence more people if i go ahead and fix up the bikini line when swimming. the rest of the time, it's ALL or NOTHING, with the, ahem, cooch. i would say more but am thinking i should have saved this for a post my parents couldn't see.

that said, i don't even remember which direction i went. i think both. doh. i also think it was the razor i was using. tzel told me try rubbing sea salt mixture in at the time of the shaving. *shrug*
Re: pubes... - zenthia - Aug. 20th, 2003 04:00 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: pubes... - snidegrrl - Aug. 20th, 2003 10:53 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: pubes... - zenthia - Aug. 21st, 2003 04:12 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: pubes... - geniealisa - Aug. 20th, 2003 05:50 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: pubes... - snidegrrl - Aug. 20th, 2003 01:08 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 20th, 2003 03:14 am (UTC)
i thought they were blocking aim access at work tonight too, but it turned out it was just some sort of glitch that disappeared shortly after our shift started. i was totally freaking out too.

my ex had good luck with applying cortizone after shaving delicate areas, both in terms of preventing redness and ingrown hairs. obviously your mileage etc, but it might help if you're not against taking any more measures than you're already doing.
Aug. 20th, 2003 03:20 am (UTC)
hey, i'm for any measures that mean avoiding pain and irritation. so i think i will try this cortizone!
Aug. 20th, 2003 05:05 am (UTC)
Nope, I don't do laundry like my mom did either.
Mostly because I don't have the same clothes as my mom.
Just kidding, but it's acutally because I don't have enough of any type of clothing to do laundry like my mom did. That, and the fact that we don't have an in-apartment-unit washer and dryer anymore. So doing 5-6 loads is just right out of the question. Three, sometimes 4, is about all I'm willing to do due to the fact that laundramats cost too much for crappy machines that don't really get the job done, and way too damn much more for a decent machine that's too big for the job anyway.

Dump my whole load into one decent sized machine. Set to cold water, medium cycle (gentle for my wife's stuff), and go. Tumble dry as appropriate for the majority of the load. Use Bounce sheet, for I hate static cling with my hairy legs (yay, men aren't expected to shave their legs). And yes, I know this skews your metrics more. But this is the first I read about your little poll.
Aug. 20th, 2003 05:19 am (UTC)
i dont think i do laundry the same way my mom did. maybe. i dont know. laundry was a big secret in my house. nobody was allowed to touch the machine except mom.

when mom married my stepfather i was like: "do you like doing laundry?" and when he said "not particularly," i said "GOOD BECAUSE YOULL NEVER GET TO DO IT AGAIN."

she was always afraid we would fuck up something, see.

as for detergent, i buy whatever... i dont buy. tim buys, because he cares and i give not shit one. right now it's tide.
Aug. 20th, 2003 07:01 am (UTC)
That is /exactly/ how my mom is about laundry!

So I chalk myself up as a "No, I don't do laundry like mom."
(no subject) - bizarrojack - Aug. 21st, 2003 04:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 20th, 2003 05:23 am (UTC)
I don't do laundry like my mom. I use a dye-/fragrance-free detergent where she didn't give a crap about that, and I do no color sorting, wash everything in cold water, dry everything on medium, and avoid bleach.
Aug. 20th, 2003 05:27 am (UTC)
Re: ...
Almost identical.
Gee, have we all become so pragmatic about our laundry?
Re: ... - snidegrrl - Aug. 20th, 2003 10:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 20th, 2003 06:27 am (UTC)
Laundry and Ingrown hairs
I'm rather better at domestic skills like cleaning, laundy and cooking then my mother is. On the other hand I think she's probably a better parent and definately has a better work ethic.

Ingrown hairs- I get them every few weeks on my face. Horrible things, what worse is the big ones. Sometime my chin will swell up to a good impression of Popeye's before I get the damn thing out. Ouch, Ouch, Ouch!!! Sorry, this might be TMI, just wanted to say I feel your pain. :<)
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Aug. 20th, 2003 06:59 am (UTC)
There is one word that I am moved to say, which I despair of managing to say with enough auithority and conviction:


It doesn't result in ingrown hair, and it thins, rather than thickens, the next wave.
Aug. 20th, 2003 07:24 am (UTC)
my friend sara seems to have had great success with this bizarre thing clled "sugaring." hunh.
(no subject) - snidegrrl - Aug. 20th, 2003 10:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 20th, 2003 07:00 am (UTC)
i definitely do laundry like my mom did, downey and all. (though if i am in a hurry, i skip the extra rinse cycle and just use dryer sheets, but that's rare.)

although.. i still think she does it better than me. i took a bunch of laundry over to her house last night, since my washer/dryer are blocked by furniture. and the clean clothes that resulted just seem cleaner and smell nicer than when i wash them. even though we use the same detergent and everything. sigh.
Aug. 20th, 2003 10:58 pm (UTC)
the thing my mom can do that i always screw up is folding. i can't fold for shit. i don't know how she does it.
Aug. 20th, 2003 07:58 am (UTC)
Laundry like mom - No. I started doing my own laundry since the age of about 13. I kind of pissed her off by complaining about clothes dyed pink or blue, the shrinking and fading, so she made me start doing my own laundry -- which I then sorted into colors, whites, temperature, etc. and added softener and static sheets. ;)

Ingrown hairs - ugh! I hate that! The easiest way I've found to greatly reduce the number of 'em is shaving either with the hair or at no more than a 90 degree angle to the direction of growth. Another thing I've heard works (but never tried) is visine after shaving. I've heard that's what some people in porn use.
Aug. 20th, 2003 11:00 pm (UTC)
i heard that visine thing before, but i have never had any handy when it was necessary.

i think i will avoid ingrown hairs in the future by not doing a half-assed job with a borrowed razor almost dry in a hotel bathroom next time. heh.
Aug. 20th, 2003 08:32 am (UTC)
My mom does laundry about every six weeks, uses Tide (I think) and fabric softener sheets.

I do laundry about every three weeks, use whatever is unscented or, as they say, "free", and because our dryer doesn't seem to create much static, never use fabric softener. I've come to feel a little overwhelmed at laundry detergents that have a scent. I want to smell like my own scent, dammit!

I suspect that if I move to a place that requires using a laundromat, I will be using fabric softener again.

Regarding ingrown hairs - yes, shaving in the direction the hair grows, and yes, applying some soothing lotion to the area immediately afterwards goes a long way. But make sure the lotion isn't scented with anything irritating like mint or rosemary, it'll just aggravate the problem.

I guess boy-leg swimsuits aren't cutting it?
Aug. 20th, 2003 11:02 pm (UTC)
if you're at every three weeks, you are doing better than me!! i try to make sure i always have 30 pairs of underpants and socks thus allowing me to avoid the task for an entire month. ha!

the scent thing is why i avoid the downy ball - that thing is pretty overpowering!!

i've never seen a boy leg swimsuit, everyone seems to be talking about them though.
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