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This is a question My Biggest Disappointment

Often the things we look forward to the most turn out to be a huge let down. As Freddy Woo puts it, "High heels in bed? No fun at all. Porn has a lot to answer for."

Well, Freddy, you are supposed to get someone else to wear them.

What's disappointed you lot?
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(, Thu 26 Jun 2008, 14:15)
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Middle age....
Oh don't worry my mum said when I was moaning about my greasy and spotty skin as a teenager. When you get older it will dry up and your completion will be clearer.

Ha! Liar, liar, pants on fire!

Now it's just dry and spotty : (

I bet when I'm 60 I'll loose the bad skin and get those hairy moles that old ladies have.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:09, 105 replies)
my mum
said the same... but while I never had spots before, they're here now.


'ning miss blouse :)
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:23, closed)
Hi hon!
I hate my skin : (

My mum has wonderful skin....cow!
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:31, closed)
Bunt now I know that I have done wrong
I wish I looked, I looked so young
As your skin, so pale and you’re thin
Give me your skin for dancing in...
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:34, closed)
I think skin is mostly for holding your insides in with. So I reckon if it's doing that bit ok, anything else is a bonus.

So Kaol, you're wide awake now? Ready for flaying and dancing?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:43, closed)
Ready indeed!
I'm here 'til 11, then I'm going to the cinema, woo!

*dances slowly*
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:44, closed)
Yes but ....
Why does every body else's skin hold their bits in while also looking smooth, healthy and vibrant.

I mean I'm a healthy little fucker so why can't I HAVE NICE SKIN *sulks*
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:46, closed)
I've got
Stretchy, non-crinkly 22-year-old skin, yay!
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:47, closed)
^Gives evil glare^
Your not the only one hiding your murderous tendencies you know Kaol.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:51, closed)
*grins happily*
I'm not hiding my tendencies, just the bodies :p
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:51, closed)
Everybody BGB?
I don't think everybody has that. I think if they did, then the body fascist marketeers have totally overestimated their target audience.

As long as nothing hurts (eczema can be a nasty painful thing, especially on eyelids) I don't much care about my skin. It does it's job.

Saying that, I am accumulating a fantastic pattern of tan lines and variously shaded bits from working out in the sun for the last few days wearing different tops. I look like some sort of bizarre map

EDIT - BGB - he does have that 22 year old skin, you know. It was from a very special hooker and is saved for 'best clothes' days.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:52, closed)
*no comment*

A treasure map?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:53, closed)
I can't find an X
anywhere so I think not...

*keeps looking*
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:57, closed)
*grabs pen*
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 20:57, closed)
I know ancrenne.
There are lots of people worse off than me with their skin.

I'm just having a shallow girly moan : )
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:00, closed)
Evening everyone
So the topic's skin tonight?

Mine's Scottish Blue.

Even if I expose it to sunlight it doesn't tan. It burns, peels and then eventually turns slightly off-white. If I'm careful enough not to let it burn, it goes slightly less off-white.

Which means I usually keep covered up, and I therefore will never shrivel up like old Americans seem to do.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:00, closed)
Mine's scottish blue too
And I've never been further north than Leeds!
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:01, closed)
I'll have you know the hairy moles & hair chins start much sooner than 60:)

I'm a seasoned plucker lol
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:05, closed)
Hello clendrix and K2k6!
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:06, closed)
Hello all!
Including whodathunkit with whom I have shared no previous pleasure.

Did you nap, Kaol? Gonna make it to midnight?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:08, closed)
I did nap,
From seven to half eight.
Was great!
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:08, closed)
Evening k2k6, clendrix
I hope not to shrivel like an ancient yank. I'm not a sun worshipper, really - no sun beds or whatever for me, and idea of lying on a beach somewhere makes me bored at the thought. I just love being outdoors and love the feel of the sun. And tan lines make me laugh.

I'm a bit rubbish at remembering sunscreen but when I do, factor 8 keeps me safe from burning. I've no idea which bit of my largely Celtic ancestry provided that, but am glad of it.

EDIT - Hello whodathunkit. How are you? More to the point, who are you? tell us all about yourself. a/s/l seems lame, so how about shoe size, favorite pie and best tip for surviving an avalanche?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:09, closed)
Factor 8 may stop you burning but it will not protect you from cancer. According to either New Scientist of Which? (can't remember now) the absolute minimum for skin protection is factor 15.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:12, closed)
My skin hates the sun
and so gone are the tanned days of my youth. But no fake tan for me - I don't care.

Now the football's finished, I feel bereft!

Edit: Hello MM!
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:13, closed)
I spent a good few years as a tanned goddess.
That is why I look like a battered leather handbag now : (
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:15, closed)
I don't like the sun that much
So I stay out of it.
But if I have to sit in it, without sun cream, it takes a lot for me to burn.

But I'll find the one piece of shade in any situation.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:16, closed)
Sunscreen factors
I've never quite understood the logic of that argument, MM. Isn't UV dosage time dependent? So 1 hour with factor 15 is equivalent to 4 minutes with no sunscreen on.

Even with my sensitive skin, I never bother with anything more than factor 15, as I spend so little time in the sun.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:17, closed)
Shrivelled Americans
are caused by the 60s and 70s era infatuation with tanning and a lack of understanding about sun damage.

Additionally, in case you hadn't noticed we're a bit closer to the equator than you lot, so the sun is just a bit more intense over here.

That said, my skin burns once in the spring, then tans for the rest of the summer- and I have almost no wrinkles at the age of 45. Neener neener neener.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:18, closed)
My youngest sister.
She's adopted from sri lanka. She spent so much time watching me and my other sister on the sunbed trying to get brown when she was a nipper that she now has the best attitude towards her very dark skin. She even tries to get darker when she goes on holiday and shows us her tan lines : )
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:20, closed)
I read it in a magazine, therefore FACT.

TRL- was that an ambulance?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:20, closed)
Lets ignore the Loon.
Big American show-off.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:21, closed)
Don't worry everyone
I will have the opportunity to check out TRL's claims next month and report back.

BGB - I suspect you are exaggerating somewhat (about your leather bagness, I mean).
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:21, closed)
Is that really true? I've hard something liek that before but ignored it.

Oh, and *snogs* hello.

TBH, and this might sound flippant but isn't, if I was worried about cancer that much, I wouldn't have spent the majority of the last 14 years smoking. Now I've quit, my carcinogens will have to come from burnt toast and the sun.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:22, closed)
I bow to your magazine's superior knowledge!

Actually I'm not sure I believe it, but it's sensible advice anyway.

Edit @ancrenne - you can get some of your daily carcinogens from whisky too!
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:22, closed)
Not an ambulance
more like this.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:24, closed)
Is ALL of America nearer the equator than the UK? Or just your bit?

I'm flaky at geography I know but I don't think the former is the case..

EDIT - k2k6 - whisky? Not for me. you can have it. I'll just finish this vodka.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:24, closed)
MM's magazine might be NUTS for all we know, in which case they got the info from here, in which case it's definitely true.

Was it NUTS magazine, MM?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:24, closed)
this is a good point.


But to be fair skin cancer looks worse than lung cancer. And I'm stopping soon, honest.

At some point i'll find the article and we can all discuss its various merits.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:25, closed)
not like this then.

It was NOT nuts magazine. My flatmate put that in the toilet and I made it burn. With fire.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:27, closed)
I wonder...
What people-crackling would taste like?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:28, closed)
i never got teenage spots.
i put this down to the copious quantities of cabbage water i drank at the time.
i still don't get spots, but i'm cursed by freckles :(
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:28, closed)
(not counting Alaska) is all further south than the UK. Seattle, which is pretty much the most northerly major city, up in the top left corner, is on roughly the same latitude as Paris.

The southern states reach down much further. The tip of Florida is near the Tropic of Cancer (fittingly!)
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:29, closed)
Would very much depend on skin thickness and fat layer.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:30, closed)
Similar to pig crackling, I would imagine.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:31, closed)
According to Google Maps
the southernmost part of England (by which I mean the whole island, including Wales, Scotland and all the other little bits) is at about the same latitude as southern Canada and a bit north of the continental US, excluding Alaska.

So yes, you're a lot north of me. Shmack!
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:32, closed)
People crackling would taste good
All other crackling/skin does.

Peeled off sunburn is not the same thing though.

MM - I really hope to stay stopped. It'll cost me a tenner forfeit for every cigarette I have now so I've a damn good incentive!

Smash person - cabbage water? You must have been popular...

TRL/K2K6 - shit, I really am crap at geography. I've learned something which I'm sure I will promptly forget.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:32, closed)
Gonna offer themselves up to me in the name of science?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:32, closed)
K2k6 will - he loves science and helping people.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:34, closed)
if you truly cared about science you would cut your own leg off and try it.

But you won't. Because you're a pussy who hates science.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:34, closed)
What do you think all those hookers are for?

Laser roasted people crackling trials
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:36, closed)
More geography
At the other end of Britain, the northerly tip of Shetland, on the island of Unst, is just a little bit further south than Anchorage, in Alaska.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:37, closed)
I'll admit I was wrong but PLEASE DO NOT include Wales, Scotland etc as part of England. Those are separate countries which are all part of the United Kingdom, a very different thing. That's the bit of geography I am sure of.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:39, closed)
Evening all
I'm a strictly factor 15 girl and remain pale all year round. It's something I've come to accept and even like over the years as it's that or horribly burnt. Already had three skin cancer scares with a few moles removed - turned out to be melanomas, no not of the cancerous variety) after working with kids outdoors all summer long. So I'm now resigned to being milky white while all my friends go a deep golden tan.

Bastards the lot of them.

*from the other thread*
Would you rather go into space, or have a powerful robotic arm?

Space as I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid and still want to do the zero gravity thing while eating crisps Homer Simpson stylee

Dogs or cats? - Definitely a cat person, although I love dogs too.

If you could save one thing from your burning home what would it be?

*looks around*
my photo album as I haven't uploaded it yet. Everything else is replaceable or online somewhere for me to retrieve.

Why can't you buy pig milk in the shops? -

Because when the apocalypse comes you milk drinkers will be feasting on cat milk as all of the pigs will be slabs of tasty bacon.

You have the access code to a satallite defence system. The satallite has a laser with the power and accuracy to incinerate any one person on earth. But only enough juice for one shot. Who do you target, and why?

For the first time in a long time I don't actually hold enough animosity towards any one person to do so. So I'd hang onto it until I did.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:41, closed)
All I know is
that all of England that isn't London is just a big field.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:41, closed)

How do, lovey?

EDIT - MM - yes dear. It's all one big field full of happy cows and chickens and farmers with corn in their mouths.

And cider orchards.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:42, closed)
Ancrenne's right TRL
For one thing, people born in Wales get FREE university education - provided they study in wales whereas the English have to pay wherever they study. I think they do a similar thing in Ireland and Scotland.

I'm grand thanks A. Had my haircut this evening instead of going to a puppy training session that I really shouldn't have missed, but it's the last one for a few weeks, so it would mostly have been a congratulations/award ceremony instead and as I haven't been to any others I didn't feel bad missing it.

So instead I had a lovely long head massage and splendid haircut that was 20% off as they did an impromptu teaching session for the floor sweeper who wants to be a hairdresser as they hardly ever get women in with short hair :)
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:42, closed)
It's all one big friggin' island, about the same as a half dozen states stuck together! Does it really matter? The distance I drove this weekend was greater than the entire length of that place!

*crawls into flame-proof bunker*
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:42, closed)
In fact Wales isn't even a country
it's a Principality.

*sings 'it's not even a real country anyway'*
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:42, closed)
*Is not geting flamey*
And I wasn't in the earlier post either.

But yes, of course it matters. As with so many things, size is irrelevant. The 'United Kingdom' a united entity made up of separate entities.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:45, closed)
Now then, Mr Loon
Careful now. It may be one country now, but each bit still retains a strong (sometimes even fierce) national identity. Bear in mind that the inhabitants of this island were knocking lumps out of each other before the US was populated by anything other than a few people who'd made it over the Bering strait and many millions of bison.

And remember we did at one time rule the US. Well a bit of it, at least.

(Yes, I know you kicked us out eventually!)

Heh. :-)
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:47, closed)
I read somewhere.
That staying out of the sun when your a kid is best. It lowers your chance of getting skin cancer as an adult.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:47, closed)
I love you for saying so well what my poor tired brain would have just said as

(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:50, closed)
One of the worst things for your skin
is tobacco. Smokers get seven times the amount of damage from the sun as non-smokers. Which is why they get the cats' arse look.

Just sayin'.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:51, closed)
Just got a call to say that
The film is at 11 instead of 12, so I'll be home by 2 instead of 3, woo!

It also means I don't get as long on b3ta :(
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:52, closed)
My boyfriend has made me dinner, so I'm off for now.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:54, closed)
Not strictly true TRL
I was a smoker for *counts* 15 years and I have no lines, fine or otherwise. My mother and father are already in or rapidly approaching their 70s and are not wrinkly at all. So I think a lot of it is due to sun exposure and genetics than other sources.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:54, closed)
Well then
1) Evening all

2) TRL: It is not just like one big thing (forgets what you said...), separate countries. National identites. What k2 said.

3) I still want a robotic arm.

4) My skin is rubbish. Freckles, and enjoys burning.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:57, closed)
can't help your skin though, Becky. Or any other part of you, for that matter.

Giving up is good!
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:59, closed)
Bye MM
Hello PoD. How's you?

I'm shattered. Real work is tiring.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:02, closed)
I am grand, m'dear
I haven't been at work for ages, and start back tomorrow, which should be fun something. Two day week!!

How are you loving working for yourself now?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:03, closed)
i think
it's mostly genetic. i've got friends who panic about missing sleep and eating chocolate because of spots, but still get them. i can go for days with no sleep and eating rubbish or days of 6 hours a night and loads of fresh fruit/veg and water, and my skin looks exactly the same; i'm v lucky there.

now if only i could say the same thing for the dreaded stomach!
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:05, closed)
I am loving
working for myself, and loving all the part time stuff I'm doing to earn some cash. It's all loads of fun but I am SO busy. Paid work + business set up + cycling many miles to get about = tired tired ancrenne. I've had just one vodka tonight and am nearly asleep...
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:07, closed)
Yay for dreaded stomachs!!
My stomach hates me.

Just utterly hates me. The twat.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:08, closed)
You say that like 6 hours sleep is a long time?

If so, you're lucky. I need at least 7 hours, preferably 8, to function properly.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:10, closed)
I *need* 3
But I wish I got more.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:11, closed)
From recent experience...
I can get by on 2 hours sleep, as long as I stay busy and don't have to just sit doing nothing.

When I sat down my leg started spasming, and I went a bit weird.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:14, closed)
Evening PoD
I need at least 6 1/2, but much prefer at least 8
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:15, closed)
yeah 6 hours
is about right for me. any more and i get all headachy
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:19, closed)
Headaches from to much sleep?
That just seems so wrong. So, so wrong.

Are you still at work?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:20, closed)
My sleeping varies
In the winter, or when I'm sad, I can sleep the clock around, just getting up for food. In the summer, or when I'm happy and busy, I wake up after anything between 4 and 7 hours sleep.

I'm so tired now, I just hope I actually do sleep later...

*pours more medicinal vodka*
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:22, closed)
can occur from too much sleep. If I have a couple of lazy days (which is not that often!) when I sleep in a bit, I'm all bunged up the following day.

But it's not usually a problem.

Edit - How was all your pants and gusset stuff today, ancrenne?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:23, closed)
just got in thank feck! noone else working are they??
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:23, closed)
I am.
It's not quite 5:30 here and I need to stay another hour.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:25, closed)
Don't think anyone's still at work
If so, I feel sorry for them. I've not worked my proper job since a week past on friday. Tomorrow may not go well....

Do people often have to work 12 hour days in proper jobs? If so, I really don't want to have to get one.

edit: Forgot about merkins
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:27, closed)
The gussetty goodness was wonderful, thank you. I stopped working on it at about 8.30 this eve. It's much, much fun :)

EDIT - PoD - if they think they have to, I think they are barmy. I really don't think many things are that important, and having seen a colleague do n all nighter over a bloody contract...well, I thought she needed sedating, frankly. EDIT to the edit.. 'cept for things that are proper important like life saving things and all that. I'd explain more but my brain is asleep even if my eyes are open.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:27, closed)
I do 11 or 12 hours every now and then
when I did nights I did 12 hour shifts and it was fine as if it was quiet and you had the phone next to your head you could sleep for some of it.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:30, closed)
*doesn't want to have to get a real job*
I understand what you mean perfectly ancrenne.*

Luckily I have another 2 years before I have to do that responsible job thing. Hoorah!!

*just so not true. Not true at all.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:34, closed)
Talking of sleep
I'm off to brush my teeth then I'm away to bed.

Night all.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:37, closed)
What I mean is, um, you know, there are some things in the world that I think are important, like life. So I could see the importance in a doctor or nurse working many many hours to save lives and stuff, but a person working a 14 hour shift to design an ad campaign for scented loo roll? Less important.

Any clearer?

realises is not and gives up
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:39, closed)
That is actually a bit clearer, yes
You sounds pretty knackered. Knackered to the max.

(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:43, closed)
I've been away
reading all that aspergers stuff, where it all got nasty. There are a lot of twats using this site, but I'm glad I'm in the good gang.

*hugs everyone*

I'm not even drunk.

G'night groovers! See ya tomorrow!
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:43, closed)
Where was all this going on? I looked earlier and couldn't find...
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:45, closed)
G'night Clendrix lovey
That AS stuff was icky. we are teh fluffeh.

Thanks PoD *grabs sympathies* I'm going to finish my drink and drag myself up the stairs to bed soon I think. Except the drink is full...
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:46, closed)
Night PoD and Clendrix
Damn, that means that as I'm classed as a nurse I have to work all the hours there are.

At least I get to cuddle kittens while I do it :)
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:49, closed)
Here's some:
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:50, closed)
Yes Becks that's right :)
Kitten cuddling is a good perk.*envies*
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:50, closed)
Why did I get a 'night?
I isn't going anywheres.

Cheers clendrix.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:51, closed)
I misread, thought you were having an early night PoD
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 23:04, closed)
Not in work until 11 tomorrow, so no need for an early night tonight :)
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 23:11, closed)
Cool :)
Has the girl landed at work yet with BF in tow?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 23:13, closed)
She is back in this week, but we aren't working the same days this week. Think he is just going to be working weekends.

Tomorrow I'll get a look at next weeks rota, and see what we're working. A friend said she said to the boss not to not put us on working together, but who knows. Time shall tell.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 23:18, closed)
Hello again
I was going through teh newsletter- have you seen this one becky?

I did a little cry of cute.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 23:25, closed)
at least you wont have to put up with working with both of them

MM, yeah I saw it a few months ago and died of teh cute then and again just watching it now.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 23:32, closed)
Night darlings
I do look forward to working with her, it means we will actually talk, which will be a novel change.

Have funs tomorrow, one and all.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 23:35, closed)
Night me lovely
Hope all's well tomorrow
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 23:40, closed)
Chat continues here
(, Wed 2 Jul 2008, 15:28, closed)

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