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November 25, 2008

Classy Dames

Conservative chicks are hot. Don't they all look fantastic?

Posted by Cassandra at November 25, 2008 11:13 AM

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Beauty and brains in genuine furs. Doesn't get much better than that. Well, it does, but never mind.

Posted by: GeorgePal at November 25, 2008 11:43 AM

What?! No Blog Princess in a shaved beaver and her cheesecake bikini!?!! Surely this must be an oversight.

Posted by: Snarkammando at November 25, 2008 12:08 PM

Very funny, smart a**. I don't even remotely belong in that club no matter which way you slice it :p

I just thought it woud be fun to look at.

Posted by: Cassandra at November 25, 2008 12:16 PM

Someone said Slice? Ah - The better slice of life :@()

Posted by: Boquisucio at November 25, 2008 12:25 PM

You may get some interesting hits from the trenchcoated crowd...

Posted by: BillT at November 25, 2008 01:37 PM

Some people were attempting to take the high road...

Posted by: The (Patient) One at November 25, 2008 01:45 PM

"Some people were attempting to take the high road..."

Why? Is there something shiny up there? Is there a flood on the *low* road? What, exactly, constitutes the difference betweeen said *high* and *low* roads? What if it turns out the high road is nothing more than a jeep trail that no one wants to go down because they don't want to get thorns in their............oooh shiny!!

Posted by: Snarkammando at November 25, 2008 02:09 PM

Some people were attempting to take the high road...

Not while I'm around, they won't.

Posted by: BillT at November 25, 2008 02:18 PM

"Not while I'm around, they won't"

Oh good because Sly was getting worried about that.

Posted by: Carrie at November 25, 2008 02:29 PM

What?! No Blog Princess in a shaved beaver and her cheesecake bikini!?!! Surely this must be an oversight.

Posted by: Snarkammando

Perhaps not, but I just linked to here from Malkin's site, so the Blog Princess is coming up in the world! Nice to see all of you!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Posted by: JannyMae at November 25, 2008 04:00 PM

Topic Change, but we *are* talking Good Lookin' Hawt Womyn...

Has anyone noticed that Chris Muir has got a breast infatuation that is almost embarassing these days?

There are days I open up the blog and wonder if Dad will have a heart attack when he checks in.

[grumble, since when is "viiv dwruag" or "xgux'a"(offset one key left) an objectionable word?]

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at November 25, 2008 05:14 PM

"Has anyone noticed..."

Yes.

Posted by: DL Sly at November 25, 2008 05:36 PM

Sigh. Never in a millyun years could I ever hope to look like that, but to think that they choose to be conservative, to stand for what is right and are fearless...I am in good company.

Love the vintage ladylike glamour.

I have my mother's fur stole; does that count?

I wonder if PETA and Code Pink are going ga-ga over this and showing their chic cloth coat side?

heh.

Posted by: Cricket at November 25, 2008 07:08 PM

*These days?*

You just noticed?

Sheesh, John... :p Yet another difference between guys and gals. Still a great comic, but it's a bit of a distraction from his incredible wit. That's a major reason that it's only in my sidebar as opposed to at the top of my site (and this is from someone who - reluctantly, but still in the end voluntarily - agreed to leave a freaking pinup in her masthead).

Posted by: Cassandra at November 25, 2008 07:36 PM

Oh, and thanks JannyMae :)

Posted by: Cassandra at November 25, 2008 07:39 PM

Not only a breast infatuation but it's become quite the funny in this house as to whether Sam is wearing bottoms on any given day.

"Morning sweetie."
"Morning babe."
"Sam has no pants on today."
"Good to know. What's the tally now? 101 to 23?"


As for the high road I believe it, too, is paved with good intentions. And we *all* know how that turns out.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 25, 2008 07:59 PM

I thought that the road to hell was paved with good intentions.

Posted by: DL Sly at November 25, 2008 08:40 PM

That's why I included the "too" in there. Sometimes it's clearer in my brain than on line. And sometimes I just don't make any sense. Today seems to be one of those days.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 25, 2008 09:52 PM

I was just reading the captions, and they goofed, and said "Formerly the managing editor of Townhall.com, O'Reilly is wearing a green three-quarter length sheared mink coat with laser grooving from Miller's Furs." I'm sure Bill will be surprised to know that...

And, I agree, the "vintage ladylike glamour" is great. Wish I could look like that...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at November 25, 2008 11:04 PM

I'm sure Bill will be surprised to know that...

I'm not surprised at *any*thing these days, Miss L.

I get *taken* by surprise a lot, but that's to be expected at my age.

(straight line added to reassure Sly)

Posted by: BillT at November 26, 2008 12:23 AM

Given how this particular thread started, I'd say that giving me a straight line that goes, "I get *taken* by surprise a lot... is asking for more trouble than I can count on my friendship with The Princess to get me out of -- either that or I've not had enough to drink to rationalize that it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
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Posted by: DL Sly at November 26, 2008 03:13 AM

Soooo, you're taking the high road, then?

*mind scampering back off to the time-share condo in the sewer*

Posted by: BillT at November 26, 2008 04:31 AM

> What, exactly, constitutes the difference betweeen said *high* and *low* roads?

Pfffffhhhhhhtttt. I'll (cough) tell you later. Pfffhhhhttttt. Like. Wow.

What? Oh. Sorry, man. Didn't mean to bogart. Here. Have a toke.

Posted by: Obloodyhell at November 26, 2008 05:44 AM

T'anks, bud I tan't handle toke. Da bubbles tickle by dode.

Posted by: BillT at November 26, 2008 08:58 AM

Ok, I'm glad you brought this us Ms. Cass. I saw the pictures from a link on Michelle Malkin's site. The ladies are beautiful, the pictures tasteful, and I approve of the vintage look.

But (God help me for sounding like an old man) they're wearing too much makeup. There, I've said it. And there's NOTHING immoral or wrong about it, but I've seen most of these women in less "glamour pose" situations (i.e. on TV, on youtube, etc), and honestly, who can tell me that Mary Catherine Ham looks better with all that makeup than she does on the range with an M-16? She's got natural beauty, and all that makeup does is cover it up. Same with many of the women there.

So I need a professional opinion here. Have I turned into an old coot at the age of 36?

Posted by: MikeD at November 26, 2008 09:51 AM

As for Muir, first of all, it's a cartoon, and while it's intended to look like a breast, and it does look something like a breast, I've NEVER seen women built like the ladies of DBD. I don't get offended or titillated (NO pun intended) by cartoon drawings.

Plus, she's breastfeeding for crying out loud. It's not lewd or licentious. So :P

Posted by: MikeD at November 26, 2008 09:56 AM

I'm not offended by it, Mike.

But I know a lot of folks in my Dad's generation (and quite a few in mine, and even in my kids') who are made very uncomfortable by being constantly confronted with overtly sexual images, and to pretend that DBD is anything other than that requires a degree of self deception that is greater than this princess is capable of :p

It happens to be a great many other things too - witty, smart, politically savvy. I wouldn't have it on my site if I didn't think that. I can live with the former to get the latter.

Just as some of my readers are willing put up with my silliness for the serious posts....

... and many, many people take one look at the pinup at the top of my site and consequently dismiss anything I have to say out of hand or won't link to something I've written, even though they like it, because they disapprove (and that has happened more times than I can count).

And then other readers are here largely because this is the kind of place that *has* a pinup at the top of the home page. You take the good with the bad.

Me, I try not to take myself (or anything else) too seriously.

Posted by: Cassandra at November 26, 2008 10:33 AM

Ya didn't answer my first question missy! Am I a coot?

Posted by: MikeD at November 26, 2008 10:35 AM

On further reflection, perhaps I should have been the middle finger?

It never would have worked. Despite the very big part of me that enjoys poking people's sensibilities, I worry too much about their feeeeeeeeeewings :p

*rolling eyes*

Posted by: Cassandra at November 26, 2008 10:42 AM

You take the good with the bad.

I figure I'm the counterbalance to Sly's insufferably wholesome perkiness and perpetual joi de vivre...

Posted by: BillT at November 26, 2008 10:42 AM

No.

I liked some of the makeup. Personally I'd have put a different lipstick on MaryKatherine - something pinky-brown to plum.

You are straying into dangerous makeup territory buster! I love makeup, but I'm a color and style Nazi. Red lipstick is extremely hard to wear.

Mary Katherine's coloring is very similar to mine. I can't wear red lipstick. And I don't care for harsh black mascara on me either. I like black/brown or even brown better even though my coloring is fairly dark. My hair (like MaryKatherine's) is reddish/brown and brown complements my coloring more - it blends in instead of sticking out and looks more natural.

I would have done MaryKatherine's makeup more like Michelle Malkin's - a smokier, less harshly lined eye and more subtle lipcolor.

Since you asked :p

I have only had professional makeup done once: at my son's wedding. It was an odd experience.

The only times I've had my hair or makeup done, they always want to go all "dramatic" with me, which is SO not me. I am not about drama, and can't figure out why people have this reaction to me. When I was 15 a family friend took me to Garfinkles in DC to have my hair and makeup done.

The stylist (I sh** you not) called everyone in the salon over to "look at my bone structure". I damned near died of embarrassment.

Anyway, the next day at school I had senior guys falling all over me in the hallway. I HATED IT. Guys who had never noticed me before (all the football and basketball jocks) were all of sudden asking me out - I was only in 10th grade. I was like, "Go away"...

Two days later, I went to a no-kidding barber shop and had my brand new hairstyle cut in a pixie cut. It cost me all of $3.00. I have never been so relieved in my life.

In my yearbook an old boyfriend wrote, "You never should have cut off all your hair - it was better long". I thought to myself, "I'm not my hair you big jerk." Guys are so weird sometimes - I ended up growing my hair back out but that was such an unnerving experience.

I don't mind looking nice, and I try to. But OBH made a remark about older women having to get used to the idea that we are "no longer the center of every man's universe" or some such.

That is such a crock of shit.

We are never the center of every man's universe. Those guys didn't give a rat's ass about me as a person and I knew it. They only wanted to sleep with me, and it really pissed me off. I like men. Always have, always will. They have always been my friends and I like and respect them for their very worthwhile qualities. But what a depressing experience - I didn't suddenly become a better or more interesting person overnight. I was only suddenly treated better because they wanted something from me, and if they'd gotten it they would not have respected me. That's not a happy thought for any thinking person, male or female. It ought not to be a happy thought for any father.

Guys who rail against women ought to try looking at life from our perspective once in a while. It can be sobering.

Posted by: Cassandra at November 26, 2008 11:01 AM

And to preempt OBH, when I first told my husband that story he pointed out, "Yeah, but I would not have been one of those guys suddenly pestering you in the hallway."

And I said, "Yeah - that's why I married *you*."

And why I do like and respect men. Despite what I keep hearing, many women do prefer guys who have standards.

Posted by: Cassandra at November 26, 2008 11:07 AM

"Soooo, you're taking the high road, then?"

Nope. Can't pay the toke.....er, toll.

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Posted by: DL Sly at November 26, 2008 11:28 AM

And, Mike? I can't say as to whether or not you're an old coot or not, because I think that determination requires the convergence of many parameters. Let's see if you meet any other requirements:
1) Do you refer to yourself as "older than dirt"?
2) Can you recall from memory the Lincoln-Douglas debates?
3) Have you recently been trying to *relive* your mispent youth by touting the existence of a thong under an imaginary 27" zipper?
4) Do you claim to have *discovered* mud?
5) Are the majority of your arguments based on "the way things were back *then*"?
6) Do you love the smell of Ben-Gay in the morning?
7) Does the sight of a slightly slipping support stocking stir your *soul*?
8) Does the phrase: "Don't forget to wear your rubbers" make you automatically think of footwear?
9) Have your arms suddenly grown too short to read?
And last but not least,
10) Do you have a particular fondness for fling-wing gadgets with too many fiddly bits?

If so, you miiiiiiiight be an Old Coot.
0>;~}

Posted by: DL Sly at November 26, 2008 11:29 AM

Finally, regarding whether you're a coot for preferring the 'no makeup' look:

1. I think the 'retro' look requires a certain amount of makeup - lipstick, for instance, and eyeliner and probably false lashes, and eyebrow pencil. That look evokes a bygone era.

It also doesn't suit everyone, and it has to be adjusted for different women. It always looks better on a 'china doll' type of woman with extremely regular features. It is least successful (as you noted) on a 'natural' beauty, because it covers up precisely those features which are her main attraction, and because these women tend to have softer features and glowing skin, a harder-edged look and covering up their natural glow doesn't suit them quite so well.

That said, I think the retro style could have been modified to better enhance MK's natural beauty. I still think she looked lovely. It was just a more sophisticated look.

I'd have loved to see her with a 1920's sort of roll (hair tucked under in the back at the nape of the neck very softly and a few tendrils escaping at the sides). That would have been dramatic and also would have suited her face shape. She's so pretty. I did my hair like that for my son's wedding to go with the long 20's beaded sheath I wore, but hers is much thicker and it would be really stunning on her.

See? I do like some of this girly stuff :p

Posted by: Cassandra at November 26, 2008 11:32 AM

Mike is so sorry he brought this up...

Posted by: Cassandra at November 26, 2008 11:33 AM

Not in the slightest am I sorry! Couple of things:


8) Does the phrase: "Don't forget to wear your rubbers" make you automatically think of footwear?

This is the only one I answered yes too. But even that's a conditional yes depending on who it's coming from.

"You never should have cut off all your hair - it was better long".
Depending on the woman, I prefer longer hair. It isn't even necessarily a sexual thing, I just think some women look better with long hair. Mind you, there are a number of women who look better with short hair. It suits them. I dunno. Mind you, I'm not saying you were wrong in your analysis of that one guy (you knew him, I don't), but it IS possible he simply thought longer hair suited you. Of course, it IS your hair, and you should keep it how you like it. Plus I understand long hair can even be painful and heavy. I wouldn't know, the longest mine's ever been is perhaps to the base of my collar in the back. Most nowadays it's either less than a quarter-inch or gone.

I'd have loved to see her with a 1920's sort of roll (hair tucked under in the back at the nape of the neck very softly and a few tendrils escaping at the sides). That would have been dramatic and also would have suited her face shape.

I concur 100%. I'm actually picturing a Kate Beckinsale from Pearl Harbor (as terrible as that movie was) kind of thing.

Posted by: MikeD at November 26, 2008 12:03 PM

Actually Sly, I think it's the thong that's imaginary, not the zipper. Because we've seen pictures of Bill in his flight suit. We've not seen pictures of him in a thong...


Just sayin'...

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 26, 2008 12:15 PM

Ugh... do you really WANT to see Bill in a thong? *shudder*

Bill, sir, as a personal favor to the menfolk... send any such picture to the ladies via private email. My fragile sanity thanks you.

Posted by: MikeD at November 26, 2008 12:20 PM

Well, that turned out well, I think.

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at November 26, 2008 12:38 PM

John, you are too late. Bill and Thong in the same sentence makes me want to scrub my brain with a wire brush

Posted by: Russ at November 26, 2008 01:24 PM

Mike, you are not a coot.

I think with the glamour shots, the emphasis is on the face and the decision to portray them as vintage ladies was a good one. They didn't look sleazy. However, it is a harder-edged makeup and more along the lines of cheekbones and eyebrows framing the eyes and the mouth as the counterpoint. Sort of a visual POW.

However, (having done makeup for theatre and working with actors and models in doing makeup), not all cosmetologists will be able to have their preferences because of what the photographer wants to emphasize. Sometimes a whole lotta film or pixels will be taken just to get that one perfect shot. Since they were color and not black and white, I would have liked a softer, more feminine look in using browns, greens and grays. No blue unless it was a slate.

Now, for uber creepy: Some friends of mine and I did the final makeup for a lady we dearly loved and who died...she requested us to dress her. In life, she was fastidious to a fault; one of those Southern women who would not set foot outside the door unless she was made up, dressed and appropriately accessorized with the necessary gewgaws. So, that is how we made her up. She looked great and hasn't haunted any of us, so I guess she is happy. :p

Posted by: Cricket at November 26, 2008 01:58 PM

8) Does the phrase: "Don't forget to wear your rubbers" make you automatically think of footwear?

No :p

I snicker to myself every time I hear it -- even though my Mom made me wear those durned things when I was a kid. Just the way my mind works. Sorry, but there it is.

But then I get the giggles in church sometimes too, and I am usually pretty serious about what is going on there. It's just that I always see jokes in things.

re: hair. I look better (I think) with shorter hair. But my husband likes my hair longer, so I compromised -- I have shoulder length hair and I wear it up nearly all the time. Personally I think men just like to take it down. You all really are just big kids :p

Posted by: Cassandra at November 26, 2008 02:07 PM

1) Do you refer to yourself as "older than dirt"?

Nope. My erstwhile *friends* do.

2) Can you recall from memory the Lincoln-Douglas debates?

I can't even remember what I had for *lunch*.

3) Have you recently been trying to *relive* your mispent youth by touting the existence of a thong under an imaginary 27" zipper?

No, I tout the existence of an imaginary thong under a *real* 27" zipper. And I'm still trying to live my misspent youth *down*, thenkewveddymotch.

4) Do you claim to have *discovered* mud?

I'm not that self-aggrandizing. I merely passed the recipe along to God.

5) Are the majority of your arguments based on "the way things were back *then*"?

Still trying to get me to tell you what color dinosaurs *really* were, eh?

6) Do you love the smell of Ben-Gay in the morning?

Yup -- smells like victory. Over Death.

7) Does the sight of a slightly slipping support stocking stir your *soul*?

It wouldn't slip if your garter was properly adjusted.

8) Does the phrase: "Don't forget to wear your rubbers" make you automatically think of footwear?

Nope. I don't wear them there, either.

9) Have your arms suddenly grown too short to read?

Nope. And I can still *speak* Braille perfectly, too.

And last but not least,

10) Do you have a particular fondness for fling-wing gadgets with too many fiddly bits?

You can never have too many fiddly bits in your fling-wing gadgets. The problems start when they begin wandering off by themselves.

But that's the reason I take Gingko-Baloba.

Ummmm -- I'm pretty sure I take Gingko-Baloba.

Maybe...

Posted by: BillT at November 26, 2008 02:10 PM

Bill, sir, as a personal favor to the menfolk... send any such picture to the ladies via private email.

Tried that, Mike.

They got a class-action injunction against me.

Posted by: BillT at November 26, 2008 02:14 PM

Hi folks. Did y'all take the day off? Or just your brains!

HA HA HA HA! I kill me!!!

Posted by: spd rdr at November 26, 2008 03:28 PM

Geez, about time you showed up to provide a little comic relief around here.

Posted by: BillT at November 26, 2008 04:06 PM

Knowing that the Princess is busy, allow me to step in.

Spd?
"HA HA HA HA! I kill me!!!"

So dead. Start running. :p
I give and I give and this is what I get back?
You kill you?
Please....you take the day off and I'll do it for you.
Men!!!
You will pay!!

(did I miss any?)

Posted by: Carrie at November 26, 2008 04:51 PM

You forgot to throw the trivet.

Posted by: DL Sly at November 26, 2008 05:05 PM

You're cruisin', buster. (?) {Cassandra blogism #17}

Carrie, I think that covers it.

spd, isn't it time to go car shopping? :)

*************
Happy Turkey Day, Pilgrims!

Especially all our friends (and BillT) serving a long way from home, or their families here without them, a special "Thank you!", and I hope you're all together again to stay next year, for a change.

And that's hope and change we would all like.

Posted by: Don Brouhaha at November 26, 2008 05:06 PM

Oh, and this, too.

Posted by: DL Sly at November 26, 2008 05:14 PM

And:
"All right smart a$$"
0>;~}

Posted by: DL Sly at November 26, 2008 05:15 PM

And...........

Posted by: DL Sly at November 26, 2008 05:16 PM

Sorry guys - definitely going nuts.

Short trip. Happy Turkey Day. Will try to get a post up tomorrow. Love you all :)

Posted by: Cassandra at November 26, 2008 07:35 PM

No apologies necessary Cass. Seems the loons are running the asylum which is just fine with me after the day I had!

As for you Bill, tell those fiddly bits to stay where they are supposed to stay. My heart goes out to those MTPs.

Cass ~ I'm like you. I think I look better with short hair but MacGyver prefers it long so I am growing it out. However it's up 75% of the time which kind of defeats the purpose. But he's happy so it's all good.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 26, 2008 09:47 PM

Happy Thanksgiving, kidlets!

*nipping off to perform the Canine and Equine Extravaganza for the visiting Gen'rul Ossifers*

Posted by: BillT at November 27, 2008 02:42 AM

When are you going to add a flea circus to that?

Posted by: Cricket at November 27, 2008 08:24 AM

I *like* that suggestion!

Any volunteers?

Posted by: BillT at November 27, 2008 08:26 AM

Trolls have fleas. But then you'd have to listen to their rantings -- unless you've got your *deflectors* on.
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Posted by: DL Sly at November 27, 2008 12:52 PM

Oooh, Bill...I don't envy you on this one. Here's something to help get you through.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 27, 2008 01:03 PM

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Posted by: spd rdr at November 27, 2008 02:45 PM

Happy Turkey and Giving Thanks Day folks!

Posted by: MikeD at November 27, 2008 03:00 PM

We interrupt your Thanksgiving Day football feast for a word from our sponsors.

Posted by: DL Sly at November 27, 2008 04:11 PM

Well guys, I'm sorry. I've been cooking, cleaning, and whatnot since yesterday. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

Going to bed :p

Posted by: Cassandra at November 27, 2008 10:25 PM

send help...can't...stop...eating...

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 28, 2008 12:46 AM

Hold on, HF6, help is on the way.

Posted by: DL Sly at November 28, 2008 02:38 AM

Trolls have fleas.

With all the desert wildlife trotting around, getting the fleas will be a snap. But I'm thinking a series of historical re-enactments would be a *big* hit, and I'll need a volunteer to be -- the *stage*.

First up -- Hannibal crossing the Alps...

Posted by: BillT at November 28, 2008 02:48 AM

"...I'll need a volunteer to be -- the *stage*."

Don't you mean *stooge*?

Posted by: DL Sly at November 28, 2008 02:53 AM

You'll do.

Makeup!!!

Posted by: BillT at November 28, 2008 04:42 AM

Whoa.

More vanilla icing for the snow-capped peaks!

Posted by: BillT at November 28, 2008 04:46 AM

Mmm...vanilla icing.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 28, 2008 03:25 PM

"More vanilla icing for the snow-capped peaks!"

I don't even want to know what you plan on using for the treeline and scrub brush.

"Mmm...vanilla icing.

Woman, you are just *not* right, yanno....
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Posted by: DL Sly at November 28, 2008 03:57 PM

*hee hee*

I know. I know. But "normal" is just a setting on the washing machine.


Y'all have NO idea...

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 28, 2008 07:57 PM

I am not about drama, and can't figure out why people have this reaction to me. When I was 15 a family friend took me to Garfinkles in DC to have my hair and makeup done.

The stylist (I sh** you not) called everyone in the salon over to "look at my bone structure". I damned near died of embarrassment.

Anyway, the next day at school I had senior guys falling all over me in the hallway. I HATED IT. Guys who had never noticed me before (all the football and basketball jocks) were all of sudden asking me out - I was only in 10th grade. I was like, "Go away"...

Those stylists certainly did a number on you : )

Posted by: Ymarsakar at November 28, 2008 09:00 PM

But I know a lot of folks in my Dad's generation (and quite a few in mine, and even in my kids') who are made very uncomfortable by being constantly confronted with overtly sexual images, and to pretend that DBD is anything other than that requires a degree of self deception that is greater than this princess is capable of :p

After watching a lot of anime, that stuff is pretty tame to me by now.

Just as some of my readers are willing put up with my silliness for the serious posts....

I think I put up with your serious posts for your silliness, actually ; )

I figure I'm the counterbalance to Sly's insufferably wholesome perkiness and perpetual joi de vivre...

I think you two are a matched set, actually.

Personally I'd have put a different lipstick on MaryKatherine - something pinky-brown to plum.

The red does stand out too much. MKH also doesn't look as vivacious on a photo as in full motion picture.

The highlights they did on her cheekbones and what not simply made her look pale and statue like, rather than full of life and motion.

Guys are so weird sometimes - I ended up growing my hair back out but that was such an unnerving experience.

They just didn't have any self-discipline.

You all really are just big kids :p

Must be the socio-economic repression that was put on boys. They couldn't play with dolls since they would be made fun of now. Now when older, they don't got that problem any more.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at November 28, 2008 09:19 PM

"They couldn't play with dolls since they would be made fun of now. Now when older, they don't got that problem any more."

Blow-up dolls don't count, Ymar.
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Posted by: DL Sly at November 28, 2008 10:36 PM

That's tellin' him, doll...

Posted by: BillT at November 29, 2008 04:23 AM

I don't even want to know what you plan on using for the treeline and scrub brush.

Oh, good! It'll be a surprise, then...

Posted by: BillT at November 29, 2008 05:44 AM

Those stylists certainly did a number on you : )

Hair's kind of a big deal on a woman. It frames your whole face. If it does nothing for you and then you go to a hairstyle that is not just attractive on its own but brings out your best features, it can make a pretty dramatic difference.

It wasn't that great a style - just the Farrah Fawcett look that everyone and their pet dog seemed to be sporting in the 70s but a bit shorter (which was more flattering on me). But I don't think I'd had bangs before that, and cutting my all-one-length long hair into layers was a lot more flattering. Plus, as I said, I had my makeup done too - Estee Lauder! I still remember it! :p

And I dressed up the next few days at school, which I'm sure didn't hurt. Looking back on it now, I must have suddenly looked much older than I was - I had looked older even before that - and probably more confident too.

Don't get me wrong - I have never minded having a guy notice my appearance. We ladies spend a lot of time primping (or at least some of us do!) and generally don't mind that being noticed. I think what bothered me was that I didn't expect such a big reaction, or any reaction at all from people I didn't know. I didn't feel like it was "me" all those guys wanted to date, but my hair and my makeup.

It wasn't like meeting a guy in class and talking to him a few times where, even though you do realize there is physical attraction involved, you also hope (and I guess this was very naive) there is at least some evaluation of your personality on some level. We all have run into attractive people we wouldn't even have considered dating b/c they just weren't nice people.

I think it also bothered me because I was only a 10th grader and most of these guys were seniors. I didn't date older guys - usually when that goes on in HS (not all the time, but usually) the girl ends up not so happy with how things turn out. I guess I was more interested in boys my own age, with whom I'd have something in common (classes, friends, teachers, etc.) and all this sudden interest struck me as a bit superficial.

Posted by: Cassandra at November 29, 2008 08:23 AM

The red mini and the fishnet stockings may have had something to do with it...

Posted by: BillT at November 29, 2008 08:40 AM

Damn you did a lot of introspective thinking when you were 14! All I was interested in was how to get away with skipping my next class and going to practice, or the game, for whatever sport was in season at the time.

Posted by: DL Sly at November 29, 2008 12:43 PM

Blow-up dolls don't count, Ymar.

But Cass isn't a blow-up doll... is she?

Posted by: Ymarsakar at November 29, 2008 04:02 PM

Introspection was not something I was big into at 14. I was more interested in making swim team, whether Mike liked me, and who I'd be hanging out with at the football game on Friday night.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 29, 2008 04:03 PM

Cassandra is a very special person. On that, there is no doubt at all.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at November 29, 2008 04:23 PM

I think what bothered me was that I didn't expect such a big reaction, or any reaction at all from people I didn't know.

Your underestimated your own stunning potential, Cass ; )

Those guys literally lacked the will power to keep their eyes off of you.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at November 29, 2008 04:25 PM

But Cass isn't a blow-up doll... is she?

Geez, ya never seen her *flounce*? Hoooo-boy...

Posted by: BillT at November 29, 2008 04:31 PM

Funny, I would think a blow-up doll would *bounce*.

Posted by: DL Sly at November 30, 2008 12:33 AM

She bounces when she flounces.

Mesmerizing...

Posted by: BillT at November 30, 2008 01:27 AM

Introspection was not something I was big into at 14. I was more interested in making swim team, whether Mike liked me, and who I'd be hanging out with at the football game on Friday night.

Well, while I am surprised that you worried about what I thought of you at the age of 14, rest assured, I think you're a wonderful person now. :)

Posted by: MikeD at December 1, 2008 09:06 AM

Mike ~ hee hee!

Posted by: HomefrontSix at December 1, 2008 01:00 PM

I *knew* that Mike would jump on that if I left it alone!

*frolicking solo in the Dead Pool*

Posted by: BillT at December 1, 2008 02:37 PM

I *knew* that Mike would jump on that if I left it alone!

SIR! I will have you know that I am a happily married man! And even were I not, she is a married woman (so far as I know), so I will thank you to not imply that I would "jump on that" as you kids these days are so ineloquently putting it!

Good DAY, sir!

:P

Posted by: MikeD at December 1, 2008 03:09 PM

That's, "SIR! Good DAY, Sir, SIR!"

Stand at ease, there's a good chap.

And stop wagging your tongue -- all the pixels are sliding to the bottom of my monitor...

Posted by: BillT at December 1, 2008 03:22 PM

What happened to the adult supervision here?

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 1, 2008 04:28 PM

There are adults here???

Posted by: Cassandra at December 1, 2008 04:32 PM

Cass, I've noticed that whenever there are really nice looking women around, long term calculation tends to take a plummet for young men. Sometimes they even stumble or fall because they were paying more attention to the beauties than to where they were going.

Of course, I know this not from personal experience (shhhh), but from watching others.

This is why it is very apt to call particularly attractive women "stunning", "drop dead gorgeous", and what not.

It's a deer caught in the headlights. Can't do anything.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 1, 2008 04:55 PM

There are adults here???

There are always adult Villains. Just pull one out of your personality box, Cass.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 1, 2008 04:56 PM

"There are adults here???"

*quickly putting hands in pockets*

Where!?
*Looking around*

Posted by: DL Sly at December 1, 2008 05:46 PM

*quickly putting hands in pockets*

Yow! *Wrong pockets!*

Ummmm -- on second thought...

Posted by: BillT at December 1, 2008 06:08 PM

This is the police. Hands out of your pockets!

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 1, 2008 11:43 PM

You didn't say 'Simon says...'

Posted by: HomefrontSix at December 2, 2008 12:18 AM

I've been complimented on new hairstyles, but I've never been one to make that sort of impression on people - well, guys. I was really surprised on Thanksgiving when one of my 20-something male cousins complimented me on my hair. I'd just gotten it done the day before (I had been overdue on a highlight and cut), but he had no way of knowing that, as it had been a while (months, maybe) since last I'd seen him. I've never really been a head-turner, even back when I was young and thin (and we'll ignore that period of - looking back - really bad permed hair I had in junior high).

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at December 2, 2008 12:21 AM

You didn't say 'Simon says...'

Simon says, "Hands outta my pockets!"

Cold!Cold!Cold!Cold!Cold!

Posted by: BillT at December 2, 2008 12:57 AM

Know what happens when you put cold hands in hot pockets?

Posted by: DL Sly at December 2, 2008 01:09 AM

All I know is that the Flight Surgeon is gonna ask how I got frostbite *there*.

Posted by: BillT at December 2, 2008 02:05 AM

I was really surprised on Thanksgiving when one of my 20-something male cousins complimented me on my hair.

When a *relative* compliments you, Miss L, you're definitely on-track.

Posted by: BillT at December 2, 2008 03:27 AM

You might say I'm "on-track", Bill, but my cousin complimenting my hair doesn't get me a date. I need an eligible male not related to me to notice me. That's what I seem to have a problem with, and have had for a long time.

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at December 2, 2008 12:34 PM

My hands are *not* cold.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at December 2, 2008 01:14 PM

I didn't meet my wife until I was almost forty -- and she'd already convinced herself she'd never meet Mr. Right.

So, she had to settle for *me*.

Twenty-three years ago...

Posted by: BillT at December 2, 2008 01:21 PM

My hands are *not* cold.

Well, *some*body doing a reasonable impersonation of Frosty the Octopus went key-diving in my 5.11s...

Posted by: BillT at December 2, 2008 01:26 PM

...and why aren't you helping Sly with her vanilla icing bikin -- uhhhhh -- costume?

Posted by: BillT at December 2, 2008 01:28 PM

...and why aren't you helping Sly with her vanilla icing bikin -- uhhhhh -- costume?

My excuse is that I prefer more spice and less vanilla.

You didn't say 'Simon says...'

That's what Bill is for! He's nice backup, dontchathink.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 2, 2008 02:52 PM

Just as long as I don't back up and go over the blast wall.

Again.

Who'd a-thunk sand would get so *hard* when they put it in those bags?

Posted by: BillT at December 2, 2008 03:15 PM

And how much older than your wife are you? It's not the same for a man, to still be single nearing age 40. Men can father children at a much older age than a woman could get pregnant and have positive outcome...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at December 2, 2008 03:42 PM

I'm five years older.

If you tell her I said that, I'll deny everything and blame it on Ymar.

Posted by: BillT at December 2, 2008 04:23 PM

Since Bill's age is indeterminable, that ain't gonna do anything to me.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 2, 2008 04:28 PM

Know what happens when you put cold hands in hot pockets?

Depends on whether the microwave on that here enny hot pocket is still on or not.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 2, 2008 04:29 PM

Since Bill's age is indeterminable, that ain't gonna do anything to me.

It is *too* determinable.

First, get a Cray computer with a superconducting core...

Posted by: BillT at December 2, 2008 04:41 PM

It's so sad that the Cray was downgraded from "supercomputer" to just computer. But, that's their life for ya.

Next thing you know, 0 Kelvin superconductors will just be called "conductors".

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 2, 2008 04:57 PM

Geez, if *that* keeps up, I'll be relegated to just plain *old*...

Posted by: BillT at December 2, 2008 06:22 PM

See, regardless of Bill's physical age he operates under the premise that growing old may be mandatory but growing UP is optional.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at December 2, 2008 07:51 PM

Where did you meet the missus, if you don't mind me asking? That seems to be an issue for me - I'm never anyplace that I might meet a single guy. And, if I am, I'm with my sisters. And when I'm with my sisters, the guys aren't looking at me. Even men my age want - and can get - much younger women. My soon to be 28 year old sister is dating a man (and has been for over 4 years now) about 6 months younger than me. And the other sister - who turns 24 tomorrow - is someone I believe is closer in age to me than her (although I don't know his exact age).

Well, I have got to get back to some of that sewing - a holiday project that I need to get a move-on on...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at December 2, 2008 08:33 PM

Heh. She tells people that I picked her up in a bar.

She had just finished giving an all-day seminar on networking (it was still a new concept) to a couple of business organizations at a conference center and went into the cocktail lounge with some of the audience for an after-dinner martini. I was there because I had just finished doing the safety survey for the center's helipad lighting.

She saw me in my flight suit and said, "Have we been invaded?" and I said, "If you didn't already hear the news, just relax, because it's too late to worry about it."

I then bought her a drink to replace the one she knocked over and *didn't* hit on her.

She tells people it was that and the fact that I actually *listened* while she unloaded about being too busy being a businesswoman to have a decent social life that piqued her curiosity, but just between the two of us, it was the 27-inch zipper on the flight suit...

Posted by: BillT at December 3, 2008 12:48 AM

but just between the two of us, it was the 27-inch zipper on the flight suit...


...and the thong.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at December 3, 2008 03:48 AM

I *knew* I should never have made you Sly's wardrobe mistress...

Posted by: BillT at December 3, 2008 04:47 AM

My best friend's parents were recently in the area for his job. He's a retired Army LTC and works part-time for a defense contractor, and they live in Tampa. I went to visit with them their last evening before driving home. At one point during the conversation, she told me I should go to Tampa, as there are lots of single pilots my age... I don't run into men my age wearing 27" zippers in my current circles. And, I don't find myself in hotel cocktail lounges much, even when I used to travel for business...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at December 3, 2008 09:34 AM

If you get to MacDill AFB, tell the chaplain passing out Christmas cards to the troops in the flight terminal you know the guy in Iraq who got him sucked into doing it.

*grin*

Posted by: BillT at December 3, 2008 11:01 AM

Wait, you FOD'ed a Chaplain? Isn't that courtmartialable? Or at least bad kharma?

Plus, I didn't think the intakes on those whirlybirds you drive could fit a whole man in anyway.

Posted by: MikeD at December 3, 2008 01:05 PM

Mike ~ They aren't. Primarily because he doesn't fly Chinooks.


Posted by: Sly's Wardrobe Mistress at December 3, 2008 01:16 PM

*tsk*

FOD'ing something means that something ingested something, not that something introduced something to be ingested by something. Sorry for the technical jargon, but -- *shrug*.

But you're right, the intakes are too big -- which is why they're called "inlets."

And I don't fly *anything* that meshes rotor blades on purpose...

Posted by: Robby's son, Crusoe at December 3, 2008 01:34 PM

Ok, I'm familiar with FODs (had a petty officer who had been stationed on the Teddy Roosevelt when a swabbie got sucked into an A-5... the guy only had a broken collar bone and some scorching, he was the luckiest SOB in the fleet), but I was completely unaware you rotorheads actually had a term for something intentionally introduced into the engine (other than fuel and lubricant).

Unless...

Are you suggesting that chaplains make good lube?

Posted by: MikeD at December 3, 2008 02:23 PM

Are you suggesting that chaplains make good lube?


Only the greasy ones.

Posted by: Sly's Wardrobe Mistress at December 3, 2008 07:47 PM

That FOD scene in Firefly must have been real popular amongst a certain segment of the military, then.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 3, 2008 08:25 PM

Are you suggesting that chaplains make good lube?

Well, they've greased the skids for me on a couple of projects.

Heh. It's amazing how far (and fast) a reputation travels -- although it's prolly a good thing they don't visit here, what with Cassie showing off her gams on the masthead 'n' all...

Posted by: BillT at December 4, 2008 01:13 AM

Ya know, given the title of this thread I suppose I should have expected the word "gams" to eventually make a showing. Along with "kisser", "mug", "heater", and "moxie".

Posted by: MikeD at December 4, 2008 09:15 AM

Twenty-three skiddoo, but ain't it the cat's pajamas that you use those, too?

Posted by: BillT at December 4, 2008 11:32 AM

Aw...Cassie is just the bees knees. She's persimmons, that's what.

Posted by: Cricket at December 4, 2008 11:47 AM

She's one smart cookie, I tell ya. And how! Any mug who says different is all wet. They got a beef with her they're in for the bum's rush. And while that doll's got a chassis that won't quit, no palooka better mistake her for any ole tomato, or we'll take em for a ride! Ain't that jake, flyboy?

Posted by: MikeD at December 4, 2008 12:12 PM

Roger, Dodger, you're five by five riding the beam, call the marker -- your option three-two or zero-six.

Over and under.

Posted by: BillT at December 4, 2008 01:17 PM

Roger Dodger, Roger Ramjet.

Posted by: MikeD at December 4, 2008 01:27 PM

I got 'cher zero-six...and if any ah dem mugs wants to play, SFW, HF6 and I'll moidelize 'em.

Posted by: Snarkammando at December 4, 2008 02:04 PM

You people remind me of Al Capone flicks that I've never watched but have heard clipped and mentioned around the youtubes.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 4, 2008 02:53 PM

Bill, what did ya think about that Firefly scene where the guy that thrown into the intake engine thingie?

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 4, 2008 02:54 PM

I used to fly Firefly missions -- didn't know they'd done a movie of it. They got pretty ugly.

Posted by: BillT at December 4, 2008 03:45 PM

Firefly has both a movie out and a tv series (1 season).

If you saw Serenity and not the tv series, you are missing out on more than 51%, Bill.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 4, 2008 04:19 PM

Okay, so I'm missing the other 49%, too.

Never saw Serenity, either.

I'm stuck with using my own mind for escapist fantasy (yeah -- like, nobody's twigged to *that* yet)...

Posted by: BillT at December 4, 2008 04:39 PM

The show's pretty big amongst 1. conservatives 2. gun nuts 3. western boyos and 4. space opera gurus.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 4, 2008 05:03 PM

Some of the line guys in Iraq may have it around in a copy format. Depends.

I know Grim mentioned having the collection at home. At least one other (female) commenter at VC also watched it.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 4, 2008 05:05 PM

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