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    3 hours ago

    runsforbrunch:

    fatseux:

    Ughhhhhhh!!!!! This show is the worst. 

    is this for real? WHY. 

    1. this show looks like it would suck, regardless

    2. fuck you and your shitty fat shaming ways. 

    I’m inclined to guess that they were trying to make a joke about the fact that it’s an oxymoron (plus size / skinny) except that it’s not really funny. That said, I haven’t watched this show and don’t plan to because I’ve heard it’s not good and i really can’t get on board with a show called “Selfie.”

    But in general, sitcom writers, aim higher.

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    4 days ago

    Dying the ends of my hair blue has made it super ratty. It’s also the longest it’s ever been. I think it’s probably time to get rid of my (incredibly extensive) split ends.

    I’m considering a combo of Jessie J’s long-ish bob (the length it is in the Bang Bang video, but with a side part because I just can’t get on board with a center part), plus maybe my old bangs.

    I would also maybe like my mid-20s back, if that last picture is any indication. In my head if I get bangs again I will look like that again.

    pictures

    haircut

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    1 week ago

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    Last fall I saw a girl in a karaoke bar in Dublin wearing a jumper and I got really excited. My basic takeaway was “Jumpers are back? We’re doing this?!?” but in a good way. I don’t really know why, I’m sure I owned some as a kid but don’t particularly remember having any favorites.

    Usually when I want a new clothing item (that is not workout clothes, pants, or a shirt) I just google tutorials and go to the fabric store, but for some reason the internet sewing community has not gotten on board with jumpers coming back! I’m just gonna have to figure this one out myself…it seems like some sort of apron/high waisted skirt combination, or just an incredibly low-cut dress.

    Can we make this happen? If the one on the left was still in stock you bet your ass I’d have bought it already.

    clothes

    crafts

    jumpers

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    1 week ago

    Bad science experiment.

    I know you’re not supposed to change more than one thing at a time when you’re trying to gauge outcome, but I’m so fed up with feeling crappy that I did the following last night:

    • Closed my window to avoid construction dust blowing in, and dampen noise in the morning
    • Opened up my box fan to clean out some of the dust
    • Used my humidifier
    • Took Nyquil
    • Changed my sheets

    I also changed my alarm for an hour later than planned and skipped an optional morning meeting. As a result, I feel a lot better. Not 100% better, but better. I don’t know if any one of those things are what helped, or just the combination, but I woke up feeling alive at least.

    I’m annoyed at skipping runs in my training plan when I already don’t think I can make my goal, but I definitely won’t make my goal if I can’t get healthy so I’m trying to make peace with being “lazy” for a few more days. Fortunately this is a bye week for my soccer team so I don’t have to stay up late to run around by the river tonight.

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    1 week ago

    Monday notes

    • I’m sick again. Or still. Or just run down from eating poorly/drinking/not sleeping enough over my birthday weekend.
    • Or I’m also not ruling out the possibility that I’m getting respiratory issues from having my fan blowing on me all night while I’m sleeping, potentially blowing in dust from the construction next door. Anyone have an air filter they like?
    • Pumpkin spice M&Ms are weirdly greasy and not that great. Pumpkin spice hershey kisses are weird. Russell Stover pumpkin pie flavored candy-pumpkins are gross and, according to one of my minions, taste like a bubble bath.
    • The place I had my birthday party on Saturday has tater tots shaped like tetris pieces. Tetris tots. I didn’t even know tator tots could be improved upon!
    • I missed my run this weekend, and will likely miss today’s. I need to sleep a lot and my throat feels like it would not like to run. Maybe sleeping with a humidifier will help.
    • I have such mixed feelings about Meghan Trainor. I enjoy catchy retro-pop, and still fully intend to sing All About That Bass at karaoke, but every interview she does makes her sound like a huge dummy. Can Lena Dunham just befriend her now so she can have her feminist awakening ahead of schedule?

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    1 week ago

    We need to retire “You lost weight!” as an unsolicited compliment

    runslikeapenguin:

    I went on a brief rant about this on twitter, but it bears repeating —

    I am SO ANGRY that I receive(d) lots of “oh, you lost weight! you look good!!” compliments from women when I am underweight and sick/recovering.

    (Cut for potential ED triggers and length. Apologies to those on mobile!)

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    I have found that I now hear a lot of people preface weight-related comments with “I know some people don’t want to hear this” or “Some people get really weird about this, but…” and then go on to comment on someone’s weight loss. It almost seems worse to acknowledge that there are several reasons NOT to make a comment, only to go on to comment anyway.

    When people make those comments to me lately I feel like my objections are twofold: one, it’s just factually incorrect. I am getting neither smaller nor lighter. Two, I have yet to figure out a way to communicate that I appreciate that they are intending to compliment but there is a lot of potential danger in making comments about peoples’ bodies, without coming across as Constant Killjoy.

    Then I also don’t know what to say to people who are actively trying to lose weight who either revel in comments about it, or get disappointed when people don’t comment. I feel like I can’t tell someone else what they should or shouldn’t take as a compliment, but I also feel like a world where people are giving unsolicited value-based judgements on the size of peoples’ bodies is not the best world.

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    1 week ago

    Just call me George.

Today is my gym’s 40th anniversary, so all the employees were forced to wear party hats. As a result, they all look like sullen tweens who’ve been made to attend their kid sibling’s birthday party. It is stupendous.

    Just call me George.

    Today is my gym’s 40th anniversary, so all the employees were forced to wear party hats. As a result, they all look like sullen tweens who’ve been made to attend their kid sibling’s birthday party. It is stupendous.

    gym

    pictures

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    1 week ago

    I got excited to open the presents I ordered myself from amazon. Then I remembered that they were dryer balls and physical therapy accessories for my hip.*

Oh right, I’m getting old.

*part 2 of this amazon order is hangers :-/

    I got excited to open the presents I ordered myself from amazon. Then I remembered that they were dryer balls and physical therapy accessories for my hip.*

    Oh right, I’m getting old.

    *part 2 of this amazon order is hangers :-/

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    1 week ago

    My run last night was not so great. I made a mid-run decision to switch it (planned 4 miles) with Thursday’s run (3 miles) so I could stop running.

    The thing that calms me down when I remember is that the race I’m running is just a 5k. I’m only working on speed, not distance (though my long/easy run does get up to 7 miles.) I will be able to run my race pretty much no matter how badly training goes (short of being like…hit by a car.)

    There’s an element of stress every time I train for a half, like around week 4/5 I’m like “I’ve paid for this, I’ve put in a month already, there is still a totally huge chance that I could be unable to run this race.”

    Anyway, that’s today’s version of me talking myself down.

    running

    training

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    2 weeks ago

    Fall jacket shopping.

    I think I need a new fall jacket. I left the house in a tank top yesterday and realized that it’s not that season anymore. But I’m finding a distinct lack of cute fall jackets, even when I googled “cute fall jacket.”

    I already own this one, which is, of course, cute as fuck. But unfortunately I bought it when I was at my smallest and two falls ago it was a bit snug, and last fall it didn’t fit at all. Maybe by spring I can fit into it again but that doesn’t keep me cozy NOW.

    While I’m pretty sure what I need to do is go to Burlington Coat Factory and find a hip-length trenchcoaty-thing in a bright color, I’ve looked online in a bunch of places and haven’t found anything in a style I like! Aside from Nordstrom/Kohls, and Burlington/Marshalls, what potential coat-stores am I missing? (Keeping in mind that I am a cheapskate and am looking in the $40-$60 range, while also trying not to shop at H&M.)