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Old 11-22-2014, 04:20 PM   #21
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That may be to late. I figure if my lady will take the time to fix herself up and look good, I owe her that same. Thankfully, for we men, the amount of time necessary to achieve the same proportional increase in looking better is much smaller than for the females.
I'm speechless.

Unfortunately for you, the ladies who see this won't be.
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:02 PM   #22
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I just spewed tea out of my nose at that post. That is not a nice thing to cause a lady to do!

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How did he cause her to do it? Many women won't go out to get the mail without primping. Are we so PC that we have lost complete touch with reality?

Wait, I already know the answer to that.

To Chuckanut-thanks for the good advice. I tend to work for a satisfactory solution from minimum effort, but that is maybe not too bright. I have some nice clothes, I just usually go for comfort. GF is good looking, men notice her. I had better wise up.

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Old 11-22-2014, 05:35 PM   #24
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Slightly off the original topic, but we just got Costco's latest flyer & found our Christmas dinner:

http://www.costco.com/Japanese-Wagyu...100082950.html

I might borrow BIL's electric meat grinder & make some good burgers.
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I just spewed tea out of my nose at that post. That is not a nice thing to cause a lady to do!

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I simply meant that the male primping ritual is simpler. My Lady is absolutely gorgeous even in denim overalls!
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I simply meant that the male primping ritual is simpler. My Lady is absolutely gorgeous even in denim overalls!
I believe it is less detail oriented.
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Nothing on the list appealed to me either. Apparently I just ain't got no class.
Same here.

However, it was interesting to see that over 20% of the items listed were related to alcohol/drinking.
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Thankfully, for we men, the amount of time necessary to achieve the same proportional increase in looking better is much smaller than for the females.
Not even close, and for this I am deeply appreciate and grateful of the effort women put into their appearance. I especially enjoy the change of seasons, for it is always another opportunity for women to make themselves attractive in a new and different way.
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Many women won't go out to get the mail without primping.
That one made me laugh. We often go out to a nice restaurant on Friday and/or Saturday nights. It's been raining here all day and the DW said, why don't we just drive to town for a quick hamburger tonight (at the drive thru) since it's too messy to get all dressed up. I said okay, I picked up my hat and I was ready to go. About 20 minutes later, after she changed her clothes, fixed her hair, decided which shoes to put on, she said, I'm ready.

OMG, I thought to myself, it doesn't take that long to drive to town (15 miles away) and she wasn't even going to get out of the car.

I've been married long enough to just grin .
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Gillette Blue Blades... $6for 5 blades

Usta be 10 blades in a dispenser for $1

... "for the quickest slickest shave of all!"

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Gillette Blue Blades... $6for 5 blades

Usta be 10 blades in a dispenser for $1
Not exactly 10 for $1, but cheaper than many places.

https://www.harrys.com/products/harrys-blades
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What a strange list of overpriced crap.
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:20 AM   #33
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After thirty plus years in a cube farm, I don't want anything "Herman Miller" in my home...

I rarely go anywhere where a sweater or jacket isn't dressy enough...

Observation: most chip manufacturers banned makeup from their cleanrooms years ago, so I saw all my cow orkers sans makeup every day. Funny thing, if we would go out after w*rk on Friday for happy hour, many/most would hit the restroom first, to get foofy...

But after seeing them without, they tended to look almost unnatural with. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but a little makeup goes a long way, especially the almost goth-like amount of eye shadow some wear...

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What! No murse on the list!? Looks like shoppers with too much disposable income. I'm on the trail of a chair I spotted in a consignment shop - have to verify it is real, but real or reproduction it is very cool: Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair - Executive Chairs - Chairs - Herman Miller Official Store

My desk chair is getting pretty tattered and this is very cool looking and sits pretty well too. Being a huge fan of the sub-$30 garage sale desk chair and a confirmed cheapskate you gotta know I'm not looking at anything close to the price Herman Miller is looking for.
After the dot com bust in the early 2000's, here in Silicon Valley, you could find overpriced office chairs for next to nothing at the auctions later held to sell off the old assets of the failed companies.

So many tech startups bought into that crap - $1000 chairs for the staff. Once they failed, if you went to the auctions, you could snag one for $100.

Some people got theirs for "free" because as their startups were failing, and they were let go, they'd walk out of the building with things like their laptop and chair (yep - I remember seeing people load their office chair in their SUV the day they were let go).

I never cared for those fancy chairs myself. To supposedly be so "ergo" focused, I always found them very uncomfortable. I'd rather get a $100 special on sale at the local office supply store. They wear out faster (the one I've got right now, the arms look like they've been shredded by a tiger) but they're more comfortable to me.
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Naturally! I laughed at your post, because I was thinking of a man shaving and putting on a clean shirt, and imagining he has created as much flash and glamour as a woman who's taken 45 minutes to dress up, fix hair, and apply make-up.

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Naturally! I laughed at your post, because I was thinking of a man shaving and putting on a clean shirt, and imagining he has created as much flash and glamour as a woman who's taken 45 minutes to dress up, fix hair, and apply make-up.

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You are correct. I have seen both sexes attempting to do their primping while driving.

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Here's the question:

Who's a very model of a modern major general?
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Barbie?
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Major General Stanley.
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