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Postby starlooker » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:36 am

Confession: I'm getting tired of going through the indignity of peeing on a plastic stick and only getting one line to show for my effort.
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Postby Luet » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:56 am

*hugs*
I'm sorry, Kirsten.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:02 am

Have you tried peeing on a plastic stick in advance (ovulation test)? Either way, I'm sorry, and that sucks.
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Postby starlooker » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:29 am

Um... it may be that I posted that a wee bit prematurely. So to speak.

What happened was that I took an early pregnancy test a couple of days ago, which turned out negative, and even though I know that early they only detect 68% of pregnancies, apparently, it's the third month we've been doing the not-quite-planning but not-quite-preventing thing, only this month we were a bit more planful and because I've always had my periods so regularly, I kind of assumed that the first time I had really put any effort into it, I would get knocked up. Anyhow, point is, I was about to go take another one and was kind of planning in advance to be disappointed.

And I kind of ended up getting 1.5 lines. That is, the one line to show the test worked and one really, really faint line, but definitely a line.

So... I'm not quite sure if I am or not, but at least I have learned a lesson in being careful what you wish for.

*dazed, scared, hopeful, excited, scared to be too hopeful or excited*
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Postby VelvetElvis » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:53 am

A faint line is a positive...

Do you have an appointment with the MD yet?
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Postby starlooker » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:58 am

I know that, intellectually, but I'm half convinced that I hallucinated it. :)
Even though, yes, my husband saw it, too.

It's not so much the positive that is making me not want to get too excited as how very, very early it is. So, no hullaballoo, please, yet. I was not exactly planning to find out I was pregnant right after I posted that I wasn't.
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Postby Luet » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:42 am

Wow, just wow. And more *hugs* but for happy this time. I left off any exclamation points so that wouldn't be mistaken for hullaballoo. :D
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Postby VelvetElvis » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:07 pm

Never fear, I'm not prone to hullaballoo.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:17 pm

I'm really, really looking forward to our day trip tomorrow, and I'm just hoping the expense of it doesn't come back to haunt us, now that it looks 95% that Rei has work. I've become so worried and intense about money lately, and I hate that. A lot.
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Postby steph » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:07 am

*hugs* for Kirsten. I've seen you with my kids....you're going to be a fabulous mom. :)

Ali, I hate how money always seems to rule our lives. It's very frustrating. I hope you can kick back and enjoy the day trip!
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:20 am

I'm totally sitting here hoping someone will come along and recognise my efforts today.
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Postby LilBee91 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:15 am

I'm totally sitting here hoping someone will come along and recognise my efforts today.
*recognized*

Thanks EL. You're pretty much amazing.
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Postby LilBee91 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:47 pm

*double post*

A girl in my anatomy lab does not shave her legs. It kind of grosses me out. I apparently care a whole lot more about appearances than I would like to, which is a bit of a blow to my high opinion of myself.

So, confession: I am a shallow person. And this pretty much only upsets me because I like to think that I'm not what I am.
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Postby fawkes » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:51 pm

A girl in my anatomy lab does not shave her legs.
Confession: I do not shave my legs unless I am planning to wear a dress/skirt or shorts. In fact, most girls I know do the same. Are we weird? I think I'm just lazy. Also, I don't like shaving. I tend to nick easily.
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Postby steph » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:48 pm

I'm the same way, Erica. Maybe it comes from living so close to Boulder?
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Postby Petrie » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:56 pm

I wear pants year-round and the only times I wear shorts are in non-public settings. I still go crazy if I don't shave, at a minimum, once a week. To each his own.

I'm awful about plucking, though, for instance and I have a whole lot of eyebrow that is dark enough to be noticeable, so it's not like I can pretend it's not there.
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Postby steph » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:58 pm

Well, I do wear a skirt every sunday, so I do get a weekly shave in.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:01 pm

I'm awful about plucking, though, for instance and I have a whole lot of eyebrow that is dark enough to be noticeable, so it's not like I can pretend it's not there.
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Postby megxers » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:02 pm

I think I am going to have to start shaving more regularly because the feeling of the hair moving while working out is getting to me, lol.

Ugh, eyebrows. I think I have finally conquered mine back in to a decent shape. They were looking pretty bad for awhile since I wanted to let some of them come back in so I could reshape them, and it was very hard not to attack them with tweezers because the erratic hairs stand out.
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Postby Petrie » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:03 pm

Oh, is the Frida Kahlo look out, then? :P

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Postby LilBee91 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:18 pm

A girl in my anatomy lab does not shave her legs.
Confession: I do not shave my legs unless I am planning to wear a dress/skirt or shorts. In fact, most girls I know do the same. Are we weird? I think I'm just lazy. Also, I don't like shaving. I tend to nick easily.
I go a few weeks without shaving sometimes (especially in the winter), so I don't think that's weird at all. Usually it's at least once a week for church, more so in the summer. This girl just had a full growth, like she hadn't shave in months, if ever. And that just blows my mind.
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Postby Petra456 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:36 pm

I shave my legs every day. I think the last time I skipped was when I was sick and I could hardly shower, let alone shave! When I don't shave I get this really achy feeling thought my legs that I can't stand, so i'm really really good about shaving.

I also almost never pluck my eyebrows. I have this little razor thing for them that when I feel like it's getting a little too fuzzy between my brows, it does just the trick. My hair is so fine and light that it's almost not noticeable.
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Postby LilBee91 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:12 pm

Confession: Helping my roommates with wedding plans makes eloping seem so much more appealing. If only I didn't want wedding day pictures and my family to be there.
I used to hate gravity because it would not let me fly. Now I realize it is gravity that lets me stand.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

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Postby VelvetElvis » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:56 pm

Confession: Helping my roommates with wedding plans makes eloping seem so much more appealing. If only I didn't want wedding day pictures and my family to be there.
Wedding planning is not as terrifying as you think. And it is even more terrifying than you can imagine.
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Postby Luet » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:43 pm

If only I didn't want wedding day pictures and my family to be there.
We came very close to eloping because of family drama. Looking back, we kind of wish we had, especially since our wedding photos suck.
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Postby Jebus » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:16 pm

Confession: I feel smugly superior to people who can't drive manual transmission cars.

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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:28 pm

Confession: Helping my roommates with wedding plans makes eloping seem so much more appealing. If only I didn't want wedding day pictures and my family to be there.
I have not found wedding planning to be particularly stressful at all. But all my vendors have said that I've been super easy to work with compared to other brides... so, my process must be somehow different?
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Postby LilBee91 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:38 pm

Well, my roommate is kind of a hard person to work with in general, so that probably doesn't help matters. But there are just so many things.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:35 am

Confession: I feel smugly superior to people who can't drive manual transmission cars.
*is inferior to Jebus*
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Postby Petrie » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:00 am

So am I, Ali, but for many reasons - the intellect, the "humour," the ability to randomly add "u"s into words, the celebrity friends, that pretty face, those agile fingers...his milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.

I accepted this eons ago.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:46 pm

the ability to randomly add "u"s into words [...] I accepted this eons ago.
I believe it's spelled "eouns."
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:37 pm

Today when I took some baby stuff down to the communal storage room, aka, The Stuff Graveyard, I noticed a little bar fridge tucked near the back. Clearly been there a while. Rei brought it upstairs and cleaned the mold and gross out, and now we have somewhere to store milk and pop and fruit. We'll put it back when we move out, but yep, we totally nicked a fridge today.
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Postby Luet » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:08 pm

I went fishing for the first time yesterday and it was really fun. Except that we didn't catch anything big enough to eat. And I felt terrible for the little guys that I did catch and had to throw back. I had been all ready to learn how to kill and gut them but after realizing how awful I felt just seeing the hook in their mouth, I'm not sure that I could do it.
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Postby steph » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:50 pm

I really want to draw an engagement ring on Kelly's finger in her FB profile pic. The sly smile is just perfect to say "haha! I'm engaged!" and the left hand is just positioned SO perfectly to subtly show off a ring. Too bad I suck at photoshopping stuff.
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Postby Rei » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:09 am

I went fishing for the first time yesterday and it was really fun. Except that we didn't catch anything big enough to eat. And I felt terrible for the little guys that I did catch and had to throw back. I had been all ready to learn how to kill and gut them but after realizing how awful I felt just seeing the hook in their mouth, I'm not sure that I could do it.
If you're quick about the killing it's not bad. What were you catching/trying to catch? Fishing is really quite relaxing and fun and it's been far too long since I've been. Also, fresh fish is so tasty...
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