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  1. auntlada

    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    Quoting both because the second was a response to the first. Wasn't it Nadine working with blue sating and tulle and the shoulder horn? I thought Renee was on the chest wings team. This whole thing is just weird.
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    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    Professor Umbridge. She was powerful in the ministry and became a professor and then head in the books. Don't know about the movies, so I don't know about any resemblence. In my head, Hester doesn't remind me of Umbridge, but I only have my pictures of Umbridge as I didn't see the movie. Also, 40 isn't old. It makes me think of that woman who was a recent judge on All-Stars, Iris Apfel, who is 97 and could reasonably be called an old lady, although a nicer term would be better. Of course, she doesn't dress in the way these judges call "old lady." On All-Stars, a large part of what she wanted was sleeves. Now that I look at photos of her, Hester seems to be modeling her look after Iris.
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    S01.E16: Greenlight

    In the "Godfather" analogy (which I cannot help associating with this episode because of that music that made me think of the baptism/murders montage), Cole is Sonny. I wonder if he has a younger brother.
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    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    And then she told Christian (I think) some weird story about what they were doing. I thought the other designers had surprised looks on their faces when she started that story, like it was the first time they'd heard it.
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    S07.E12: Modern Families

    That's something I noticed about Irina that I sort of appreciated and that sort of made me wonder how she works. She dresses (at least here) as though she knows she's going to be on TV and lots of people are going to see her. It just doesn't look comfortable for that kind of work to me, with all the running around they do.
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    S17.E01: Premiere

    It's possible I've watched too many seasons (excuse me, cycles) of America's Next Top Model, @Pepper Mostly.
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    S17.E01: Premiere

    When she did that (clearly claiming the entire bed for herself), I wondered if the full-size beds were intended for two people.
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    Pet Peeves

    This is a minor peeve in the great scheme of things, but it still bugs me. Some time ago, I read the original Boxcar Children books to my son. Only the original ones (and then I told him that's all there were) because I was tired of them and didn't want to go on for more than 100 books more. Gertrude Chandler Warren wrote 19 of them. After she died, other authors carried on, and now there are 152 books. I did not want to read 152 Boxcar Children books. Anyway, some I got from the library and some I bought the Kindle version on Amazon, so the information that I bought Boxcar Children books is in the information Amazon has about me. And I keep getting emails from Amazon about new Gertrude Chandler Warren books I might want to buy. That's what it says: "New from Gertrude Chandler Warren." It's more books about the Boxcar Children. But did I mention she's dead? The books are not by her. Her name is on the books (peeve for the publisher), but she didn't write it. She's dead. Couldn't the email say, "New from the Boxcar Children," or something like that? Again, I know it's no big deal, and I know Amazon is following the publisher's lead, but it bugs me.
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    S01.E16: Greenlight

    Have these people never seen "The Godfather"? As soon as I realized that music was not background music on the show, but music playing where the characters could hear it, I knew it was a set-up for a bloodbath.
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    Pet Peeves

    I keep hearing on the radio a commercial for something that starts with "Red Red Wine," and I get all excited because I love that song, and then it turns into a commercial. I'm not sure for what because I'm so annoyed that I immediately change the station.
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    S07.E11: Nina Says Don't Cry Over Spilt Silk

    Well, a few episodes ago they seemed to think women would wear some highly inappropriate stuff to the office. I can't for the life of me remember what it was, which tells me how memorable this season has been, but I suspect it was very short, very low-cut and/or see-through.
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    S17.E01: Premiere

    I had quotes, and I lost them (teach me to have two topics open at once in two different tabs), but Cavanagh was an idiot about the photography. It's not the camera. It's the photographer. A good photographer can take many good photos in one session with a phone (particularly phones now); a bad photographer would have to luck into a good photo with a multi-thousand-dollar professional camera. Also, it's much easier to do Instagram photos with your phone. Otherwise, don't you have to send your photo to yourself so you can access from your phone or tablet or trick your computer into thinking it's a phone or tablet to post? (It's been a long time since I posted to Instagram, but I remember having to do something like that.) What I didn't like (other than Cavanagh) was the apparent lack of proper undergarments. I know many of the tops wouldn't have allowed for bras, but something could have been done to cover the nipples at least. And many of the designs would have looked much better on the plus-sized models if they'd had the right foundation garments. (I feel like Truvy and Clairee in "Steel Magnolias.")
  13. Don't feel like you are letting them down. Being a feminist is not about having sex with as many people as you can. It's not about having sex with whoever you want. I don't think it's even about having sex at all. There are so many other more important issues to worry about. I did not have sex before marriage for religious reasons, but there are many other reasons to avoid it as well, including disease and unplanned pregnancies. I know there's birth control, but (in my opinion) the only one that works absolutely all the time is abstinence. Accidents happen. And even if you don't think there's anything wrong with having an abortion (which I do), it's going to mess with your emotions in one way or another, both the pregnancy and the abortion. I've been pregnant. The hormones, even before you know you're pregnant, are crazy. At any rate, here's my advice. Take it or leave it, whatever you want. Don't have sex with someone just to stop being a virgin. Don't have sex with someone who is just OK. It should be someone you love and someone who loves you, someone you see a future with, even if it doesn't include marriage. (I think it should, but realize not everyone feels the same way.) It should be someone worthy of you. If you don't think you are worth someone, then I would encourage you to seek some kind of counseling. There is probably some place near you that offers low-cost counseling or counseling on a sliding scale. It may be in the nearest larger town, where you may want to go anyway if your town is small enough so that everyone around you doesn't know. (I'm also from a small town, so I know there really aren't any secrets.)
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    I Need a Recipe!

    Interesting. And weird. I only knew isinglass as something you could roll right down In case there's a change on the weather.
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    S07.E11: Nina Says Don't Cry Over Spilt Silk

    I loved when she told Nina that if she (Nina) wanted to see something new, she'd have to go to another planet. Maybe Michelle is color blind too, but she hasn't learned not to use those colors. You know, I've never been to a royal ball either, but I've seen pictures. I saw "The Princess Diaries," which had a royal ball (with a nice gown appropriate for an older woman also). In my mind, a gown for a royal ball should have a very full skirt, but I doubt they were able to buy enough fabric for that or for whatever you'd need to wear under it.
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