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Special bonus mini-entry! [May. 24th, 2005|01:10 am]
Beemer
Plus, I found pants! That fit! Well, except they're too long, because apparently my inseam is, like, only two feet or something. So they need to be hemmed. But otherwise, they fit!

Also, I am valiantly resisting the temptation to go out and photograph the afternoon thundershowers every single day. Because it's getting to be that time of year.

Oh, and the pine trees are starting to give off great clouds of pollen, like yellow smoke, when you brush against them. (Or shake the branches to look at cool pollen-clouds.)
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[User Picture]From: jennsteele
2005-05-24 07:41 am (UTC)
A-ha! Apparently I got the leg length that was supposed to be yours, since my inseam is just entirely too long. I'm very sorry for taking your leg length...
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-05-24 09:04 am (UTC)
This would explain so much...
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2005-05-24 08:16 am (UTC)
Ah, pine pollen. :) Our streets were yellow for weeks. For that matter, my red car was yellow for weeks. It's kinda neat getting in the car after a few hours and being unable to see out the windows.

Now only a few of the later Southern Oaks are in bloom, so the great yellow has passed. Though it's always cool while it lasts.
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[User Picture]From: lovecarnievan
2005-05-24 01:28 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you said something about the pollen 'cause I keep thinking the house next door is on fire with all the clouds of pollen floating by.
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[User Picture]From: goobermunch
2005-05-24 01:53 pm (UTC)
Don't shake them. For God's sake, DON'T SHAKE THEM, MAN.

That's like pissing in the campfire, it's bad for everyone in the area!

--G
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-05-24 02:42 pm (UTC)
Nobody else in the area, just me walking to my car.

But isn't it better for them to give up pollen when there's no breeze, so it doesn't spread, than for great clouds of it to drift on the wind?
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[User Picture]From: goobermunch
2005-05-24 02:45 pm (UTC)
It's better for my eyes to not burn and the season of misery to end.

But I suppose that it's okay, as long as you keep the vile natural pollution confined to your own area of the region.

--G
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[User Picture]From: saintpookie
2005-05-25 09:03 am (UTC)
As long as he keeps it confined to his work area. If he tries to bring it home with him, he will have a most unpleasant suprise waiting for him.
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[User Picture]From: goobermunch
2005-05-25 09:06 am (UTC)
I think we're in agreement, then. If Dr. T brings his vile natural pollutants south of Baseline, he's an evil-doer and should be beaten.

--G
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[User Picture]From: redbeardedblond
2005-05-24 02:24 pm (UTC)
Have I even mentioned that I have a thing for men with short legs?

I didn't?

Oh.

Well, they're sexy.

Carry on, then.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-05-24 02:42 pm (UTC)
*blush*
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From: detailbear
2005-05-24 07:45 pm (UTC)
I understand completely. The closest I can get are Dockers in 36/30 (maybe soon 34/30), and have 4-5 inches taken off (legs are different lengths). Short legs run in my father's family, and the different lengths are from my maternal grandfather.
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[User Picture]From: earthling177
2005-05-24 10:21 pm (UTC)
Huh? I thought you were taller than I, and I usually can wear 30 or 32 inseam? Otherwise, yeah, I never understood why is it that clothing companies here don't sell everything they make in their own stores -- Levi's is weird that way, you visit their stores, which sell pants for exorbitant amounts, and you can't find 36 waist/30 inseam because, as far as I can tell, people who are 36 waist are *supposed* to be 48 inseam to be "pretty", but you can get them at places like BJ's or Kmart for just 20 bucks instead of 50. Jeez. God forbid some chunkier person be seen at Levi's, eh? :->

Funny thing is that, in Brazil, if you can't find clothes in stupid stores, you can walk to a Levi's store and buy anything they make. It will be more expensive than the same pants at a run-of-the-mill store, but most stores are too small to stock everything and Levi's makes gobs of money there selling to people who are too much in a hurry to go shopping -- you get in, get what fits you, get out with a thinner/lighter wallet, but you can get dressed. I'm willing to be they'd make more money here if they used the same model.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-05-24 11:15 pm (UTC)
I probably am taller than you -- I'm about 5'11". I just have a really long torso and, proportionately, considerably shorter legs than most people (at least judging by comparison with the other people in my tai chi class).
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From: detailbear
2005-05-25 01:35 pm (UTC)
OK. That is a long torso. I'm only 5'7".
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[User Picture]From: psyclonic
2005-05-25 06:51 am (UTC)
"Also, I am valiantly resisting the temptation to go out and photograph the afternoon thundershowers every single day. Because it's getting to be that time of year."

R... Rrrrr... Resist? Wh... huh?

:-)
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