Erik Bates | March 13, 2004
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Jackie Mason | March 13, 2004
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Kris Weberg | March 14, 2004
I don't know, those two or three weeks of existential crisis right after graduation weren't boring so much as completely fucking terrifying.

Jackie Mason | March 14, 2004
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Scott Hardie | March 15, 2004
I feel you about the gown, Erik. Mine barely fit at the time too. I tried it on this past weekend (playing a courtroom judge in this Saturday's RPG was my first opportunity for me to get use out of the damn thing since graduation day), and it no longer fits due to a few dozen pounds gained in the past two years.

John E Gunter | March 16, 2004
Well guys, I can't really comment about clothes not fitting as far as the big around problem, but height can make buying clothes a problem. Not just clothes though either.

Unfortunately, if you deviate to much from the norm in this country, it's really hard to find things that fit. From clothes to cars!

I don't know how many cars I've gotten into that I have to scooch down for, but they make things for the main stream in this country. Something about return on cost or some such non-sense.

Oh and Scott, you looked just fine in your gown on Saturday. ;-)

Just knew I couldn't make a post with out some kind of remark, didn't you.

Anna Gregoline | March 16, 2004
I have trouble with pants - I am pretty short, but any jeans that manage to fit my waist are way too long. I need jeans badly, as I don't really fit in mine anymore, but I dread the shopping.

Lori Lancaster | March 16, 2004
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Denise Sawicki | March 16, 2004
Yeah, women's clothes sizes are utterly insane. I'm 6'1" and oftentimes the regular length pants are long enough for me, so I can see how they'd be too long for most people! The problem is I never know which size I wear, in like JC Penneys they don't have many pants long enough for me that aren't way too big around the waist, unless, again, I go to the juniors section, where they have all these bizarre styles of pants. I wouldn't say I'm unnaturally thin or anything. Many of the size 8s were too big, but size 11 was OK the last time I looked for pants. Tell me how that makes any sense?

Melissa Erin | March 16, 2004
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Denise Sawicki | March 16, 2004
I totally agree with you there, Melissa. Apparently the clothing companies think that women prefer some small, mysterious number that can mean various different things depending on what brand you're buying.

Anna Gregoline | March 16, 2004
Yeah, it's really annoying. I'm sure most women feel this way too. Let's lobby the fashion industry. I know that hips and waists are all different, but geez, people. It's about time they figured it out for us.

John E Gunter | March 16, 2004
Umm, isn't the fashion industry male dominated? I'm not trying to be annoying here, but like most other things, don't guys have the final say for most of these things?

If I'm right, sorry girls but you know us guys, we think we know what's best for you. Good luck though in your lobbying, I'm all for women having the same rights as men, but unfortunately...

Anna Gregoline | March 16, 2004
Right, and women love being told that men would like us to have the same rights, but, "Sorry toots, that's the way it is."

John E Gunter | March 16, 2004
Hey, I'm serious about you girls having the same rights, that includes the same pay for the same job! Hopefully, one day, things will change.

I've got no problem with staying home and taking care of the house, unfortunately, it takes both of us to make enough money to live. That and she doesn't like me doing laundry, even though I know how to do it.

You girls want to work and let me be the house husband, no problem. I cook, clean and do home repairs! So I'm all for equal rights, that way, then I don't have to work to, just cook, clean and do home repairs.

As it is now, I help clean house, mow the yard, repair things that break around the house on top of an 8+ hour day at work! So, if I could make it so my wife was making a good enough living that I could stay at home and do those things, I'd cut 8 hours out of my day, minimum!

Anna Gregoline | March 16, 2004
It's just exhausting to be a woman sometimes. To always know what we're up against. That we don't get equal pay. That we have to look over our shoulders at night because someone might be waiting to rape us. That we have few role models in sports, politics, business, and other male dominated areas. That if we speak out/up, we will sometimes be treated as hysterical or too stupid to know what we want. Etc., etc. I just wish we could be truly equal, and it depresses me that as humans it has worked out this way.

Melissa Erin | March 16, 2004
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John E Gunter | March 16, 2004
Hey, it depresses me that we as humans still try and kill each other because, as all it really boils down to is, you don't believe/like what I like, so I've got to kill you. Much as I'd like everyone to get along and help each other, humans are one of the most vile creatures on the face of the planet.

Course, I'm not going to kill myself over it, but I can everyonce in a while say, Hey, can't we all just get along? As far as clothing size, I'd love it if you women had clothing sizes that make sense. Then I'd get an idea of what your measurements are. ;-)

That is, if I could get you to tell me what your clothing sizes were. I think it'd become something like an age thing if they did make sense. Well at least to some women that is.

That and it'd be alot easy for me to buy clothing for women.

Melissa Erin | March 16, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | March 16, 2004
Agh, now I'm depressed all over. I hate humans.


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