TMI Time: Douches

Friday, May 14, 2010

You know what I miss? When theNotice was a little more personal — every Friday used to be “YOU Fridays,” and I’d get a chance to ask you guys about stuff, and talk about things, and just generally dick around for a day form important personal relationships instead of staying even vaguely on-topic writing on the subject of beauty.

But I digress! In an effort to bring back the superpersonal (“super” because — let’s be frank — I’m already making large efforts to keep theNotice inappropriately personal-blog-like for a beauty blog,) I’m going to try to bring back more YOU and TMI Time features. Good stuff, right?

Today isn’t about douches in the sense of the word where it actually refers to an object. Rather, we’re talking about the more common modern definition — and yes, you all know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s a TMI Time topic that (surprise!) isn’t related to inappropriate body parts! Click your way behind the cut to see what it is.

(Caution, an overuse of brackets and quotation marks lies ahead.)

The prompt is simple: 

Even if you know it’s awful, are you attracted to guys (or girls) that are complete douches?

The reason behind this is a little more complicated actually, also pretty simple: one of my friends has a thing for a guy who I happen to think is a total jerk. (I feel okay saying this to the general public because (a) I’m not naming names, (b) this applies to way too many people, and (c) she knows I think he’s a dick. To be totally honest, (d) she thinks he is as well.)

I’m not going to get all pious on your asses and tell you you’re living your lives wrong, but I’m absolutely certain that the answers coming in will almost all be “yes”. Heck, my answer would be a “yes” as well! It’s exemplified by the fact that I’m aware I usually have shitty tastes in guys, which just makes the whole situation kinda shitty, and thus, I’m making an honest effort to change it — but my “type” has the sole stipulation of “isn’t boring,” and unfortunately, all most of the guys who aren’t boring are only interesting because they’re emotionally unavailable jerks. 

And if they’re not, they’re usually taken.

Or gay.

Or both.

(You know what I hate? The fact that so many gorgeous, hilarious, non-assholes are into other guys. I mean, that’s just not fair!)

(Then again, it makes sense that if they’re attractive on a level of 11 out of 10,  they’d want to date other elevens, and seeing as we’ve just concluded that most elevens are other gay males — or celebrities [again, the “or both” clause applies,] — they don’t have a heck of a lot of choice.)

I’m kind of taking away the effect of this super-serious and totally-focused post, so I’m going to shush now and let you answer. As usual, I’ll promt you with this: Discuss! Today, though, I really do mean discuss. I’ll moderate things as quickly as possible, even if that means I can’t reply to them at the same time. Why? The reason is simple — because I’m not the only one here! By “discuss,” I don’t just mean “tell me.” I mean “talk to each other,” too. You are all lovely, and as long as you don’t turn my comments thread into a gross, dirty fighting pit that is infested with bugs*, it’s all good. Have fun, with or without me!

*The clean kind is okay. However, all clothes must stay on, and if you bleed, CLEAN IT UP. With bleach, preferably. Thank you.

TMI Time: Boobies!

Friday, April 16, 2010

I’m sorry about the title, I couldn’t help myself! There is a twelve-year-old boy in all of us. (Yes, even us girls.) We haven’t done TMI Time or YOU Fridays in ages, and while this isn’t a total revival of either, I missed doing it!

Call them what you want — boobs are boobs. (Or knockers, hooters, breasts, and if I am not mistaken, “lady lumps.” Now excuse me while I leave to pretend I didn’t type that.)

Here’s a little copy/paste questionnaire for the comments!

1. Actual size…and desired size:
3. Love them? Hate them?
4. Is one of them larger:

Here are my answers!

1. Actual size… and desired size: 34A/34B. I’m proportional, but a little more “oomph” would be nice! I’m not so desperate as to get implants, though ;)
3. Love them? Hate them? Love them. Sometimes.
Reason: They’re fine, but let’s be honest: there are times where you just wish that women did! not! have! breasts! For instance, when you’re going for a run, or attempting to lie face-down on a hard floor. (I’m not sure when you would ever be doing the latter. “Get down! My pressurized spray foundation is about to explode!”)
4. Is one of them larger: Yep. I freaked the hell out at first, but apparently this is totally normal! It’s the left one that’s a tiny bit larger — did you know that your left side of your body actually tends to be bigger? They don’t really know why, but they’re guessing it has to do with your heart and chambers and yadda yadda yadda.

That’s all for today :) Feel free to add any other questions or complaints (or raves, I guess, but don’t blame me for any awkwardness that ensues) about yours in the comments, as well as your survey answers!!

YOU / TMI Time: how young is "too young"?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I couldn’t decide if this was a YOU or a TMI, because it’s really a bit of both… so I labelled it as both.

How young is too young for…

  • Wearing makeup?
  • Having sex?
  • Moving out? (And we don’t mean “going away for college but coming home to visit”)
  • Voting and drinking?

Discuss in the comments! Here are my answers; I recognize that I’m fairly liberal, and but no means want to start any fights. If your ages are lower, higher, or even the same, I’m just curious as to why!

  • Wearing makeup? Twelve-ish (that’s around the seventh grade, right?) for a little bit of lippie or perhaps mascara for a special occasion, like school photos or a birthday party. Sixteenish for all else, and NO AGE IS A GOOD AGE when it comes to eighties porn-star makeup ;) No one wants to see those overnude, overglossed lips and clumpy mascara!
  • Having sex? Sixteen, though I know it’ll vary a lot from person to person — it just depends on emotional development and blah blah blah. The argument is that at sixteen you’re not ready for that kind of commitment, or that you’ll be irresponsible… I call bullshit. There are teenagers that shouldn’t be having sex, sure, but there are also twentysomethings that shouldn’t.
  • Moving out? I’m not even going to touch this one, because each family has its own issues and hell — some of them are really serious. The government says sixteen, and I say “fine”. I think you should be out by the time you’re thirty, but I also think there’s no shame in returning home if you need to for a while.
  • Voting and drinking? Seventeen and eighteen respectively.

TMI Time: Tampons

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How do you guys feel about the occasional TMI day? Anything that you feel is too embarassing or awkward for real life can be discussed on said days — or emailed to me as a suggestion for the next TMI Time! The only rule is that it cannot be lewd, and the subject matter has to be appropriate for [most] ages.

TMI Time will always be under a cut, so by clicking on the “read more” button, you can choose to read it or skip it. Also, by clicking, you accept that you are… [legal jargon] and [more legal jargon stating you cannot sue me or any of my readers, who are AWESOME, might I add.]
To start this off: what type of period care do you use?? I’m a Tampax girl, my sister uses only plastic applicators (preferably Playtex) and mother can use whatever the hell she wants. I have an aunt that uses only pads and a friend who loves her DivaCup…

And now, to take it up to the TMI level… pro/cons!

  • Tampax (traditional): cardboard applicatiors are better for the environment than plastic ones but harder to insert (I have no problem with this, though my sister does… and I use Extra Supers [ugh] in comparison to her Regulars!) They expand in this [] shape, so they’re easier to remove.
  • Tampax compak: small, with a plastic applicator for easy insertion. They also expand [] thisaway, so they’re easy to remove. Unfortunately, they’re also pricier and generate more waste than a traditional tampax.
  • Playtex (traditional): plastic applicators with rounded tips, which is more wasteful, but wayyy easier to insert. What I have trouble with is the removal — they expand like this <> and when I’m bleeding to death, tired, and anaemic, it is physically distressing to have to remove these. Plus, it hurts!
  • Pads: messy. That is all.
  • DivaCup: I would love to try one of these, because they sound wonderful! Reduced waste, one set cost (no monthly rebuying) and, from what I hear, very effective. The only problem? I haven’t the ovaries (har, har) to try it out!!

Now it’s your turn — respond!!

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