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Sunday, October 26th, 2014
10:09 pm
Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
8:42 pm
Indoor air testing
Anybody have any recommendations for residential indoor air testing in the greater boston area? I'm 3 months past a major renovation project and I'm still having weird respiratory foo
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
8:26 pm
I didn't realize just how much stress the house renovations was causing me until I put the couches and lights back in the living room. Suddenly I was "HOUSE! I HAS HOUSE!" and immediately took a nap on said couch.

I guess I really am part cat.
Friday, October 11th, 2013
5:32 pm
Underworld: The Rise of the Lichen
Thursday, September 26th, 2013
7:42 pm
Chimney Repair
The top of our chimney is crumbling and needs to be remortared. Any positive or negative recomendations?

Also, I think we need a metal liner, again looking for recomdations.
Sunday, September 15th, 2013
12:09 pm
Can you see in the dark?
Last night:
3 hours 1 minute.
In the dark!


Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, September 2nd, 2013
10:35 am
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
5:22 pm
Anti-recomendation for Halco Showroom (kitchen/bath)
Stay away from Halco Showrooms in Malden, MA. They take forever (over two months for stock items), don't complete orders, don't respond to phone calls or emails and can't keep track of order paperwork.

Take your money elsewhere
Sunday, August 11th, 2013
8:50 pm
Friday, July 5th, 2013
8:15 am
I'm melting!
AC is broken @work. blech!
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
6:56 pm
What we talk about when we talk about pockets [a repost from elsewhere]
Originally posted by tikva at What we talk about when we talk about pockets [a repost from elsewhere]
This post sums up my rant nicely. My dress clothes rarely have pockets; note that I wear dress clothes when I wish to appear professional, attractive, well-put-together, but at a minimum functional and self-sufficient. Not having pockets doesn't help. Note that dress clothes for men ALWAYS have pockets. I've taken to stashing things in my cleavage on occasion, but unlike some of my curvier friends, I haven't got enough space there for much. Sure, pulling objects out from between my breasts gets a raised eyebrow or two from some of my male friends, but hey, they have pockets. They can cope. I probably wouldn't do this on a job interview, though.

Originally posted by zandperl at What we talk about when we talk about pockets
Originally posted by hitchhiker at What we talk about when we talk about pockets
Originally posted by merchimerch at What we talk about when we talk about pockets
Originally posted by kylecassidy at What we talk about when we talk about pockets
This post is about pockets, feminism, design, autonomy and common sense. Please feel free to repost or link to it if you know people who'd benefit from the discussion.

A few weeks ago trillian_stars and I were out somewhere and she asked "Oooh, can I get a cup of coffee?" and I thought "why are you asking me? You don't need permission." But what I discovered was that her clothes had no pockets, so she had no money with her.

Mens clothes have pockets. My swimsuits have pockets. All of them do, and it's not unusual, because, what if you're swimming in the ocean and you find a fist full of pirate booty in the surf? You need somewhere to put it. Men are used to carrying stuff in their pockets, you put money there, you put car keys there. With money and car keys come power and independence. You can buy stuff, you can leave. The idea of some women's clothes not having pockets is baffling, but it's worse than that -- it's patriarchal because it makes the assumption that women will either carry a handbag, or they'll rely on men around them for money and keys and such things. (I noticed this also when Neil & Amanda were figuring out where her stuff had to go because she had no pockets.) Where do women carry tampons? Amanda wondered, In their boyfriend's pockets, Neil concluded.

I then noticed that none of trillian_stars' running clothes had pockets. Any pockets. Which is (as they always say on "Parking Wars") ridikulus. Who leaves the house with nothing? (It's not a rhetorical question, I actually can't think of anybody).

We fixed some of this by getting this runners wrist wallet from Poutfits on Etsy -- it holds money, ID, keys ... the sort of stuff you'd need. Plus you can wipe your nose on it. It solves the running-wear problem, but not the bigger problem.

Clickenzee to Embiggen!

The bigger problem is that people who design women's fashions are still designing pants and jackets that have no pockets. In fact, this jacket we got last December has ... no pockets. It's not a question of lines or shape, it's a question of autonomy.

Clickenzee to Embiggen

So I'm asking my friends who design women's clothes to consider putting pockets in them, they can be small, they can be out of the way, they can be inside the garment, but space enough to put ID, and cash and bus tokens. And maybe a phone. (And if you can design a surreptitious tampon stash, I'm sure Neil & Amanda & a lot of other people would appreciate it as well.)

Monday, April 15th, 2013
5:42 pm
Antimony and I are both fine and unaffected
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
8:16 am
...Grand Designs played live...

Current Mood: ecstatic
Friday, April 6th, 2012
6:10 pm
USAA is awsome
I have both credit card and auto insurance thru USAA. I messed up and sent my CC payment to the auto insurance acct. USAA was smart enough to transfer the payment to the credit card. Thus USAA is awsome.

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
6:48 pm
anybody else think there's going to be a second American revolution? And this time the Brits are going to win?


Current Mood: depressed
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
6:31 pm
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
10:26 pm
accomplishments for today...
not much, except for getting thanked by the VP of the company for ripping a ~$much*many proposal out of my ass on a topic I know nothing about in ~8hrs.

Current Mood: accomplished
Thursday, September 30th, 2010
2:48 pm

Current Mood: frustrated
Saturday, August 21st, 2010
4:03 pm
four hours...
Friday, August 20th, 2010
7:11 pm

Current Mood: stressed
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