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In which I drive-by post

This is very amusing. All who have ever, EVER gotten involved with any discussion at all online should get a giggle from it.

I went out today to look and see what kinds of silly half-off Halloween things I could find for last-minute decorating. Not much on sale yet, but there were a few little ghouls on sale at Walgreens, and now they decorate the porch. I'll hang the Hanged Man later, since he takes a little work.

I shall be a flapper this year, since that's what the girls at work chose, and I look pretty spiffy in my black fringes.

After I left Walgreens, I went to get some gas at Costco and stopped at the nearby Ross to see if I could find a pair of slacks I liked. There were several that were all right, but only one pair of black cords fit well (a size =7=, no less). Then I saw a pretty, floaty little beige dress with a black tulle overlay and lace. Size 6. I thought, "What the hey, I'll try it on." It fits. It's gorgeous. I bought it.

It's a sickness, I tell you.



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Oct. 29th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
Size 6?! Damn, woman, and here I was all excited that I'm in size 16 jeans. The dress does sound really pretty, though. I'm now officially inspired to keep going with my diet and do do the Curves thing, even though I know I'm going to hate it.

::reminds self to but Halloween candy::
Oct. 29th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
Uh, that would be buy Halloween candy. *sigh*
Oct. 29th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!! I'll get rahirah to take a picture the first time I really wear it (I'll have to decide when - it's sleeveless, so it's really a summer dress, but I can wear a half-shirt with it). I figure even if I lose those "last twenty pounds" or so, six is probably as small as I'll ever get because of the ol' bust & hips combo. But yeah, I'm proud of myself! Of course, I have to admit that the preponderance of spandex in today's clothing makes the smaller sizes possible - I can't squeeze into some of those non-stretchy size 7/8/9s out there... *g*

The Curves thing is gonna help! Trust me! And it does get to be fun after a while - I actually get a lot of reading done on the cross-country ski machine and/or treadmill (and listen to a lot of music).

We have our Halloween candy, but I've been good and haven't snuck into the bags at all (despite the Snickers calling to me!).
Oct. 29th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
That's a singularly appropriate icon. And that's why I don't buy my candy 'til the last minute. At least I can minimize the amount of time I have to listen to its siren song. I used to take the leftovers to the office to feed the locusts, but now my only office is my living room, so I think I'll give it to my next door neighbor to take to the Y, where she works, and her locusts can have it.

PS - I haven't sent your present yet 'cuz I haven't figured out how. :-(
Oct. 30th, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
Since we get it at Costco, it must be bought some while in advance; Costco rotates its seasons a month early, and Halloween doesn't last until the end of October. *g* I just hope we get that many kids (some years we do, some we don't). At least I DO have an office where I can take leftovers!

I didn't even know I had a present coming! Did you see the comment in your LJ where I gave you the link to the present we'd get for you if we could afford it? *g*

Oct. 30th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
I did - and I'm sort of thinking if the freelance starts coming in, I might treat myself.

And yes, I figured out your Xmas present and want to send it early, but I've got to figure out that pesky shipping thing.
Oct. 30th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)
*g* I was mighty tempted, myself... but I think that's like triple what we normally spend on sheets!

Well, cool. I suddenly felt a little guilty about our usual presents - all our friends are working so hard to lose weight, and here we think about boxes of baked goods... still, you DID send me cookie cutters...

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Oct. 30th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
This has not been overnight for me! I started seriously working out/watching (counting) calories back in 2002 (January, to be exact) - I weighed 230 pounds and wore men's large/waist 42 pants (the only women's size I tried in this time was a 20, nothing else would fit). So it's taken four years to achieve. It's a slow process, but it's been rewarding!

I lean toward the Junior's sizes since women's clothes have that big-bottom thing going, and I have discovered I have no butt to speak of, so it's better to accentuate the hips with the low-rise style girls' pants. Most women's sizes I seem to be in 6/8 to 8/10, depending on who cut it. But I have achieved too narrow a waist to wear men's clothes much anymore.
Oct. 30th, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)
My gawd, that sounds like every annoying internet argument I've ever seen, and like a lot of the "Real Life (tm)" arguments, too. I -- I'm not alone!
Oct. 30th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
Yep. It spans all fandom, whether it be for SF or the SF Giants... *g*

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