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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 18 comments

Advertising that makes you embarrassed

Advertising that makes you embarrassed

Do you use a product or service whose advertising makes you embarrassed to be a consumer of said product or service?

I have been a member of Equinox gyms for over 3 years, since I moved to Chicago. (In NYC I was a Crunch fan.) I get a friends and family discount since my friend/old roommate in NYC is a manager of one of their clubs there, so I'm not paying their exorbitant membership prices. ...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 21 comments

On "turning 30"

On "turning 30"

So, I was just scrolling through my Facebook, and I came across this link, entitled "Turning 30: Described in Charts and Graphs". I scrolled through them, and some of them are nice (the one about how many fucks you give, in particular), but most of them are the typical "Haha, you get SO LAME and BORING when you're older!". As I've actually gotten older, this narrative has become more and...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 13 comments

Help me have nice things

Help me have nice things

So, I just bought a real person purse (my longstanding current purse is a canvas bag with owls on it and a giant inkstain) from the Kate Spade sale, and I need to know if I should put like leather protectant on it or something. I carry a backpack to and from work, so this would mostly be a weekend/evening purse, but since I spent more money on it than I usually spend on a purse, I would like...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 16 comments

Minneapolis/Twin Cities Groupthinkers

Minneapolis/Twin Cities Groupthinkers

I need your wise and sage advice!! We're hosting an executive dinner (probably about 15 people) in Minneapolis in April, and I am in Chicago. Do any of you have any good restaurant recommendations for something like this? We're not totally confined to stuffy places, but restaurants with private dining areas would be strongly preferred. The execs would be in marketing, so trendy/cool places...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 13 comments

I Used My Creativity and I am Proud

I Used My Creativity and I am Proud

Some of you may know that this coming Sunday is National Grilled Cheese Day. Others of you may know that this coming Sunday is the season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones. So I decided that for the premiere I would make a GoT inspired grilled cheese flight.

I sort of toyed around with several themes, doing places, characters, people who died last season, etc, but ultimate settled on the Stark...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 22 comments

I need sympathy/sanity

I need sympathy/sanity

Over on the Drunkspin post, some guy pulled the "Craft beer guys, buy ladies fruit beer because they love it!" and when I tried to explain that that's bad advice, it ended up with this :

"I'm beginning to think that you feel that anyone who doesn't appeal to your specific tastes is considered a "condescending asshole."

Okay, allow me to actually be a condescending asshole to you right now....

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 18 comments

Tailoring help

Tailoring help

How difficult is it to have a boob seam taken down an inch or so? I got this dress from Modcloth to possibly wear to a shower this weekend, and while I love it on the bottom, the boob seam on the top is super awkward and makes my boobs look smashed and awful. I think this is partially because the seam is so shallow for an XL. It’s elasticized in the back, so my ladies technically fit, but I’m...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 24 comments

You know, maybe I was naive. 

You know, maybe I was naive. 

Game of Thrones spoilers below:

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I really didn’t think they would go there. I really didn’t. I still firmly believe we’re going to see the rise of Lady Stark of Winterfell, but Jesus fucking Christ. Ramsay was evil enough that his death and Sansa’s triumph would have been weighty enough. They really, really didn't have to go there. Fuck these fucking producers.

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 7 comments

For all my fellow Mad Max: Fury Road lovers...

For all my fellow Mad Max: Fury Road lovers...

...and also for those people who like funny Amazon reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-710-552…

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 21 comments

Help a nail idiot, please.

Help a nail idiot, please.

I am almost 34 (on Saturday!) and I have bitten my nails for my entire life. They are stubby and chewed and generally in a state of disrepair. However, I am a bridesmaid in two weddings coming up (July 17th and August 1st), and I would like to have them look nice, and therefore would like to indulge in my first ever manicure.

But I obviously need to have nails put on, and I feel like an idiot...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 22 comments

Liquid diet recipes

Liquid diet recipes

My dovelettes, long story short, a friend of mine’s mother has a tumor in her throat and will be on a liquid diet for the foreseeable future, and I’m looking for recipe suggestions. I’m basically looking for soups that can be pureed, custards, puddings, etc. The good news is that other than it being liquid, there are no other dietary restrictions. Variety is good, insofar as we can get variety...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 24 comments

What is your topic where you just can't help yourself?

What is your topic where you just can't help yourself?

Where you continue to comment and engage commenters even though you know it just ends in hair-pulling frustration for you, almost every time. Mine is fitness articles. I actually love the Vitals blog, and the authors who write there. Many of the commenters are good. But invariably anywhere fitness discussion is happening, there are a bunch of douche bros who think they know better than...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 18, 2017. 16 comments

Emmy saltiness (mostly GoT related)

Emmy saltiness (mostly GoT related)

So, tons of good stuff to be happy about on the Emmys...Viola Davis and Uzo Aduba KILLING acceptance speeches, seeing Tracy Morgan up and about, etc.

But I’m mad that Parks and Rec was snubbed once again, and I’m REALLY salty that Game of Thrones finally started winning Emmys the season it became mostly terrible. Seriously, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” was nominated for best directing? The...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 17, 2017. 14 comments

Update: Children's books (possible TW, pregnancy)

Update: Children's books (possible TW, pregnancy)

UPDATE: THANK YOU SO MUCH! You guys are just the fucking best. Your suggestions are all wonderful, and I really appreciate that time you took to write these out for my sister and her babe. I’m so excited to read to him/her! Hugs and kisses and kittens to you all!

Hello, my noble and poetic land merpeople,

My sister is looking for children’s books that are sort of outside the norm of “Goodnight...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 17, 2017. 8 comments

Les Revenants/The Returned...returns.

Les Revenants/The Returned...returns.

I’m a little late on this, but I didn’t see it discussed anywhere else (I searched). The French version (read, the good version) of The Returned will premiere season 2 on the Sundance channel on Halloween. I’m super pumped they finally got the production delays handled, even though Victor (though still creepy looking) looks about 5 years older.

If you are not familiar with this show, you...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 16, 2017. 22 comments

Can we talk about this Dr. Nerdlove question? (TW: Chronic Illness)

Can we talk about this Dr. Nerdlove question? (TW: Chronic Illness)
Ask Dr. Nerdlove: I Got Sick And Our Sex Life Fell Apart

Hello, Internet! Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column that is a registered…

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Ladies and gents, I would like your thoughts on Dr. Nerdlove's answer to the first question. On one hand, if this girl is sexually assaulting him, that's fucking terrible and he needs to break it off immediately. No question about...

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LuckyMc44 LuckyMc44 Aug 16, 2017. 24 comments

Big changes at Gawker...

Big changes at Gawker...

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I know a lot of people will be sad to see Millihelen go. I’m wondering a bit about the fate of FlyGirl...it seemed like quite a few people weren’t into the direction that took, but I dont’ know what their pageviews looked like.

I’m also sort of surprised that Adequate Man is such a success. It seems as though 50% of the comments are always “Why is this on a sports site??”, but again,...

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