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The Lounge A Lesson Learned May 24 2013
16:42 (UTC)
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the individual i know personally would bind his and wear baggy clothes.  i'm not trying to say i question it or am judging it. and im definitely not saying i have a problem that someone would have that conclusion. im saying that wouldn't have crossed my mind because of my life experience and knowledge.

i like people. i like to watch people, i like to read and hear about people and different lifestyles and cultures and motivations. i take classes like cultural anthropology for fun. all in interest of understanding people better.  not all curiosity or thoughts come from a bad place or are judgement being passed.

The Lounge Advice? May 24 2013
16:24 (UTC)
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Original Post by runesplendor:

Either Carolyn or Prudie had a letter from a woman who's m-i-l was poisoning her.  When she switched the plates with her hubby and he got sick, he freaked on her.

She asked how to help him see his mother was trying to kill her!

Yeesh.  I don't think I could handle writing a column.  But if you're serious SG, wowowow might be looking.  Margo just quit.

 

 

Yes, i have a small addiction.

it not an addiction. it's an interest in the human condition. im really bummed about margo - she was my thurs friday read. now i have to find someone esle to entertain me those days.

The Lounge A Lesson Learned May 24 2013
16:22 (UTC)
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? im just explaining why that wouldn't cross my mind. generally transitioning transgenders go above and beyond to appear the sex they are transitioning to.

i don't lay awake in bed and contemplate stuff. i do find humans and human nature and behavior interesting, thats all.

The Lounge A Lesson Learned May 24 2013
16:17 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

The US is seeing record low rates of teen pregnancy.

 

But on topic, am I the only one who would probably have assumed that this was a transgender person in the midst of changing, and therefore not a big deal, and definitely rude to stare? Let alone take pictures of and poke fun at?

Just me?

Okay.

Well..  more power to her.

no i don't think i would think that.  aside from the facial hair she's clearly female. i would expect a male to female to shave to appear more female. and i would expect a female to male to dress in a manner that hides their feminine curves to appear more male.

The Lounge Advice? May 24 2013
16:13 (UTC)
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i dunno, seems to me like she kind of likes being poisoned.

Foods shocked about subway May 24 2013
16:10 (UTC)
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really? because using subways nutrition info i get 229 calories.

Weight Loss What do you think about this diet? May 24 2013
15:54 (UTC)
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there's a lot of stupid people in the world. and it's no secret models and actresses starve for their bodies.

some people are simply willing to put their temporary looks above health.

make no mistake, she's hurting her body in the long run.

 

 

Health & Support Sharp lower right abdominal pain when running May 24 2013
13:21 (UTC)
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its definitely not a side stitch because its in the wrong spot.

by continuing to run and attempting to run through pain, you've likely made what's probably an injury of some kind worse.

you should see a doctor to find out what it is and the appropriate rest and healing process.

pushing through pain is dangerous and a good way to permanently injure yourself. assuming you would like to continue being able to run, stop running and go to the dr.

Weight Loss Liquid Dieting? May 24 2013
13:18 (UTC)
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the only liquid diet i know of is the one you get put on after surgery or such. it means clear liquids and can vary in whats actually acceptable- broth, jello, coffee...

if you are considering from a weight loss standpoint...i assume you mean doing something like slimfast or such. in which case it's not the best idea for a couple reasons but mostly because diets don't work. if people lose weight on them, they tend to put it right back on because they never learned how to eat properly in the first place.

Weight Loss body shape help!!! May 24 2013
13:13 (UTC)
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hourglass generally means you are proportion - same on top or bottom, small waist in the middle. few people are true hourglasses.

being pear shaped means you are bigger on the bottom then the top (which you are)

apple means you're bigger in the middle.

occasionally people are broader on top and that referred to as triangle amongst other things.

but in the end, it doesn't much mater what shape you are.

The Lounge Bad drivers - let us mock them May 24 2013
01:08 (UTC)
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Original Post by mercurystar:

Original Post by chickey_soup:

Original Post by mercurystar:

Ha! My ethnocentrism is showing, lol. (What are you talking about? California is the center of the Universe, isn't it?)

It was terrifying. It's less than 100 miles away, I knew I should have taken Amtrak instead. =P

no MD is clearly, lol. im pretty sure most people would think of your bridge at hearing bay bridge.  i think ours would probably reach 1/4 the length and height wise would likely be sitting at the bottom covered by water.

here's a bit about our little scary bridge

Oh god, that looks terrifying! It reminds me of the bridge from Astoria, OR to Washington, over the Columbia river:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astoria%E2%80%93 Megler_Bridge

Takes a full five minutes to get across, and you're biting your nails the whole way.

if bridges had twins....

i know logically that it's perfectly safe and structurally sound, but the whole things seems so damn rickety. get a crosswind in there and i start contemplating wearing depends to cross. people drive trucks across that thing. h e double hockey sticks no.

The Lounge Bad drivers - let us mock them May 24 2013
01:02 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by februarystars:

maybe the closer to death you are, the slower/crappier you drive.  that would be a pretty good explanation for the 95 year old woman who cut me off doing 15mph the other day.   >.<  


Old people drive so slowly because they know their reaction time is much, much greater than a younger person's. AND they know that if they're at fault in one more accident, their kids are going to take away their car keys, assuming their insurance doesn't drop them.

Also, maybe the faster you drive, the closer to death you are. Huh? Right?

Besides, what are you in such a hurry for? You think that one minute you "save" is going to make that much difference in your day? Why not just be happy right now? Even if you're behind an idiot slowpoke who's eating a footlong chili cheese dog and gabbing on their cell phone, just go ahead and laugh and be happy (while leaving that driver a wide berth). In fact, why not leave the house earlier and remove the element of stress from this aspect of your day?

It's so freeing not to care that much about traffic. :D

(Oh, and also, regarding cops that give you 12 miles above the limit before they pull you, which someone mentioned... that's not a hard and fast rule. It's not actually a rule at all. And it varies from state to state in practice. So especially if you're out of state, don't assume you can freely go 12 above. Police everywhere love to give tickets to out-of-state drivers more than they love guns or donuts or whatever they love a whole, whole lot.)

oh no, i completely meant that specific to my little commute area, which rereading i wasn't clear on. and the reason we all know this is because they've stated it in the newspaper as parts of various articles. sometimes i wonder about where i live. i think they are generally seem a lot less lenient in slower zones (25-35) and in higher ones (65+).

Maintaining "Obesity paradox": Overweight adults live longer than healthy-weight peers? May 23 2013
23:06 (UTC)
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not to mention body fat percentages have no relation to this study. the study and its results were based on bmi. you can't compare apples to oranges.

The Lounge A Lesson Learned May 23 2013
23:02 (UTC)
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Original Post by mercurystar:

I'm not saying that it didn't make me look twice, or that I wouldn't look twice in public. It's an unusual sight, I agree. I just don't see how that clearly translates into judging her, even something as benign as, "Why isn't she doing anything about that?" Why should she do anything about it? Her having facial hair has zero affect on my life, or anyone else's but her's, why should I care?

ultimately i don't care. but i still wonder things. and i definitely wonder why people do things differently then i do. 

Maintaining "Obesity paradox": Overweight adults live longer than healthy-weight peers? May 23 2013
22:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by touchet:

Medically obesity is defined as having more than 20% fat on your body.  Ideally, 18% for women and around 8 to 10% for men.  I have 15% body fat, look skinny, but medically I am OVERWEIGHT.  It says so right on my medical file--slightly overweight.  These are the people this article is referring too.  

A lot of people think obesity is that guy on TV that can barely walk.  This is not true.  Most people are obese and don't even realize it.

i don't know where you got that information but it is patently incorrect. 

the most commonly referenced chart is ACE's and 32+ is obese for women 25+ is for men - there is no overweight category, the next down is average, and is based on ranges in any case. at 15% body fat you qualify as fit. 8-10% is with in the athlete range which is not most people.

you are also completely discounting age which matters. here are the recommendations from the ACSM which do factor age. and still discredit your information.

 

 

The Lounge Bad drivers - let us mock them May 23 2013
20:01 (UTC)
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Original Post by trh:

I'll never fault someone for driving the speed limit, even if it appears that they are blocking traffic because, after all, they are the ones doing it right.  But I will curse a blue streak if someone isn't going the speed limit especially if they are in the left lane.

sometimes here that happens because there are left turn at grade intersections off the highway...but mostly only applicable in bad weather when it's actually acceptable to drive slower.

The Lounge Bad drivers - let us mock them May 23 2013
19:56 (UTC)
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Original Post by mercurystar:

Ha! My ethnocentrism is showing, lol. (What are you talking about? California is the center of the Universe, isn't it?)

It was terrifying. It's less than 100 miles away, I knew I should have taken Amtrak instead. =P

no MD is clearly, lol. im pretty sure most people would think of your bridge at hearing bay bridge.  i think ours would probably reach 1/4 the length and height wise would likely be sitting at the bottom covered by water.

here's a bit about our little scary bridge

The Lounge Bad drivers - let us mock them May 23 2013
19:52 (UTC)
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Original Post by papillion_noire:

Original Post by mercurystar:

Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by theviewfromhere:

i know lots of people who are well aware that they're lousy drivers and are extra-cautious because of it.

...and make life miserable for the rest of us.

Right?

Drive with the flow of traffic, people. If everyone around you is going 15 over the speed limit, but you're sticking to the sign or below, you are now the traffic hazard. =\

 

I've heard this, but i've honestly never been in a situation where it's applicable. some people are going 5 over, some 10, some are driving like their pants are on fire and most are just cruising at more or less the limit in the right lane. it's also common knowledge that the cops give you 12 above on the highway, then they're pulling you over.

really though it just sounds like bowing to peer pressure.

 

The Lounge Bad drivers - let us mock them May 23 2013
19:47 (UTC)
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Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by chickey_soup:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by chickey_soup:

i find crossing the bay bridge scary. just that one. there's plenty of others a can cross no problem. i could attempt to white knuckle super cautious it across, but i figure it's best for everyone if i just let someone else do it.

I'm fine on the East bound, because of the jersey barriers.

But West bound, between the lack of barriers and the grates in the road.... I'm very glad that I'm not driving that every other weekend anymore. Oh, and the days they make the left lane be East bound? White knuckles indeed.

the one and only time i drove it i got stuck in the one east lane on the west bound side. and it was night. probably has a lot to do with my aversion.

I am so sorry that happened. Do you want to talk about it? Do you just want a hug?

i really just want to block it out. it makes me nauseated. but it's so nice to have someone appreciate how horrifying that is.

 

The Lounge Bad drivers - let us mock them May 23 2013
19:44 (UTC)
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Original Post by mercurystar:

Original Post by chickey_soup:

i know one who admits it. i know a couple others who would swear they're great. but mostly the people i know are fine.  i don't really ride around with other people so i suppose i have no idea how most of the people i know drive.

i find crossing the bay bridge scary. just that one. there's plenty of others a can cross no problem. i could attempt to white knuckle super cautious it across, but i figure it's best for everyone if i just let someone else do it.


OH GOD. The first and last time I ever took a Grayhound bus, my insane bus driver (after missing and having to go back to every single stop along the way, except Oakland, which she forgot about entirely O_O) very nearly drove right off the bay bridge, right at that spot just before the hill where the railing ends and the tunnel into the city begins. People were already agitated about the Oakland thing, and when that happened people started Freaking. Out. I was near the back, at the window, and I actually saw one of the front tires lean over the edge. Not skirt it, go right the hell over it. If there hadn't been double tires, we would have been screwed. =\

lol, see i talk about the bay bridge like everyone knows what i mean. im in md - the chesapeake bay bridge is the one im terrified of. im guessing your talking about the san francisco. and that sounds terrifying. i used to want to visit san fran....

 

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