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Thursday, June 01, 2006

elfin


My left cheek is not weird and hairy, contrary to what the shadow in this photo may have you believe. My left ear, however, does have an odd elf point.
Happy HNT!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

TMI Tuesday

I can't find the rules for this, but I found this through a comment Professor Fate left on my last HNT post. It looks like stoppingtraffic started it.

1. Have you ever been nude/semi-nude in public(sunbathing/photoshoot/streaking...)?
I've danced (okay, mostly ran around) naked in the rain. Also, I think you're in the minority if you have not seen my breasts. There are no naked pictures (unless above-water skinny-dipping ones count) and I haven't really had an opportunity to sunbathe nude. More than you wanted to know, eh?

2. Have you ever had sex at your workplace?
No. Although I used to work at a church and when I was younger, it was a long-time fantasy of mine to do it in a church. I didn't have the balls and it wasn't worth getting caught. (it also wasn't a catholic church, which takes away a lot of the luster)

3. Do you ask your partners to take an AIDS test or ask if they have?
Before unprotected sex, yes. I figure I took my share of risks in college and I feel I have used of the majority of my "get out of jail free" cards.

4. Ever tried a beer bong ?
No. I don't drink beer. Anyone willing to "teach" me how?

5. Have you ever spread a rumor about your ex or ex's new gf/bf?
No, but when I was younger I'm sure I said some pretty terrible half-truths about them.

Bonus (as in "optional"): What are your views about circumcision??
I've slept with one guy who was uncircumcised. He was a rockstar (okay, raging slut) in bed, but I found out I definitely prefer a trimmed head.

Your chances of getting married after age 35 are less than 5%

I just read this article on msnbc.com Okay, I didn't have the stomach to actually read it, so I skimmed it. Here are some of the most offensive lines/statistics (completely taken out of context for maximum offensive potential:

  • According to the research, a woman who remained single at 30 had only a 20 percent chance of ever marrying. By 35, the probability dropped to 5 percent
  • NEWSWEEK reported that a 40-year-old single woman was "more likely to be killed by a terrorist"
  • Three researchers—Neil Bennett, David Bloom and Patricia Craig—began exploring why so many women weren't marrying in their 20s, as most Americans traditionally had. Would these women still marry someday, or not at all?
  • Within months Census researchers did their own study and concluded that a 40-year-old single woman really had a 17 to 23 percent probability of eventually marrying, not 2.6 percent.

It's early and I don't have the energy or mental clarity to say anything of real substance on this, but it does creep me out how marriagobsesseded our society is, that there is a four-page article about women marrying, or not marrying, later in life.

Give us a break people. I just saw something over the weekend about "pro-ana" and "pro-mia" sites where people don't get help for eating disorders, but support for thdiseasese. The sites are part of a group of women who are pro eating disorders.

How sad.

And how sad is it that instead of filling this space with an important issue, a person's accomplishment, a social issue, art - that this articlexiststs and that I read it.