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Torture, indeed. :lol: but useful, perhaps?

and here's something to ponder......

why is it that knickers are called "underwear" in the US, and not knickers? Knickers here refers to.....well, those kinds of pants that pilgrims wore, maybe, that ended just below the knee? :lol:

wait......what ARE knickers here? :huh:

and just WHO decided and at WHAT time that Americans would no longer use the term knickers but underwear or underpants or panties for the unmentionables? You know I really would sit and research this now but am heading into make some bread and then a necklace and well, my neck and back are killing me and also I have a GAS BOMB that was the size of Texas when I awoke this morning (but is now perhaps the size of - New Hampshire maybe?) :huh:


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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Indeed much knicker pondering and musing

Here (uk) it's underwear, knickers for girls, pants for blokes (as in y fronts :ph34r: ) or boxers for blokes (jockeys?)

I always imagined the knicker to the knee is a pantaloon or bloomers -- (gotta try them - are we talking ultimate comfort but total complete and utter passion killers? :unsure::lol: )


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I always imagined the knicker to the knee is a pantaloon or bloomers -- (gotta try them - are we talking ultimate comfort but total complete and utter passion killers? :unsure::lol: )

:lol: :lol:

But would one wear a thong under said bloomers? :lol: Indeed, pure comfort, let's just walk around in pantaloons. Methinks one wore what we call pantaloons in this country in the era of "Gone with the Wind" and such, under those big horrid hoop skirts. :huh: (of course, the hoop skirt certainly could hide all sorts of ills - big butts, gas-bloated bellies, knocked knees, flabby thighs, and the dreaded front-butt) :lol:

WE call the men's undies boxers or briefs, as you may know. but not PANTS or Y-pants. :lol:

much knicker pondering in a busy afternoon, I run back to the computer in betwixt making a necklace when my eyes strain too much. :lol:

a girlfriend has demanded a mojito and is arriving soon.............


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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Pooh! My recommendation - - Trader Joe's Rice PUdding. OMG, could eat GALLONS of it. Unless of course you must avoid dairy, but I think you're okay with it?

I wouldn't have any trouble gaining weight if I were allowed to have SUGAR!!!! <_<

I do make "fudge" out of coconut oil, raw cacao beans, agave syrup, almond butter, vanilla, and salt. I eat it with a big bowl of berries covered in whipped cream (made from whipping cream and agave syrup).

Darn, I'm out of fudge tonight, I'll have to settle for berries and whipped cream.

of course, the hoop skirt certainly could hide all sorts of ills - gas-bloated bellies

Are you forgetting the corset? :blink: Ouch.


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Nikki- Briiliant- I think I shall wearTHIS the next time I go out to dinner (maybe in 2008-insert YAWN emoticon)

You guys must check out Macro Cats

one ONE conditon: TOM YOU CAN NO LONGER CONTINUE TO SPELL LIKE THEM!!!!!!!

It hurrts my Lymie brain- oh how it hurts!

Juestgar-my God woman- you will never get thos things out of your bum bum!!!!!!!!!! I HATE them :ph34r:


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BEV!!!! Those cats are (ahem) PURRRFECT!!! :D

YES!! Pantaloons, a big skirt, maybe a corset :unsure: and then I haven't got to worry what I eat at all - ha! scrap the gym too :lol:


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

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Q. Why don't cannibals eat clowns?

A. Because they taste funny.


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

Nikki

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[D'oh! Thought this posted last night, but maybe I fell asleep before hitting 'add reply']

one ONE conditon: TOM YOU CAN NO LONGER CONTINUE TO SPELL LIKE THEM!!!!!!!

Beh-EVVVVVVVVV!! What'd I ever do to YOU??

Me?? Like THEM?!

<shakes head> oh Bev . . . . . .those pukes look wee-towd-did.

You couldn't actually be referring to the sough-sie ilk could u?

:rolleyes:

Busy bees today (not bizzy beez tadey) here. . . .

Mmmm Jess . . . . . grilled salmon

Pilgrims? I've seen pix of my uncle as a lad in knickers! How about not so far back, like Our Gang.

And "mothering" :) , TMI :o , new avatars (good one, slobber-face ;) )

Re: VPL - thrill is far too strong a word. Can't think of right word tho. Soooooooo tired. 3.5hrs sleep and 5 extra airport hrs.

Oh crap! I forgot to eat! :angry:


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

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[D'oh! Thought this posted last night, but maybe I fell asleep before hitting 'add reply']

one ONE conditon: TOM YOU CAN NO LONGER CONTINUE TO SPELL LIKE THEM!!!!!!!

Beh-EVVVVVVVVV!! What'd I ever do to YOU??

Me?? Like THEM?!

<shakes head> oh Bev . . . . . .those pukes look wee-towd-did.

You couldn't actually be referring to the sough-sie ilk could u?

:rolleyes:

Busy bees today (not bizzy beez tadey) here. . . .

Mmmm Jess . . . . . grilled salmon

Pilgrims? I've seen pix of my uncle as a lad in knickers! How about not so far back, like Our Gang.

And "mothering" :) , TMI :o , new avatars (good one, slobber-face ;) )

Re: VPL - thrill is far too strong a word. Can't think of right word tho. Soooooooo tired. 3.5hrs sleep and 5 extra airport hrs.

Oh crap! I forgot to eat! :angry:


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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Good evening, all, from Cheriton, nr Aylresford!

A beautiful truly English town an hour east of London..just checking up on you all. We've spent an incredible week in London, then two nights here in an Inn that was built in the 16th century, then on to Paris for a week. I miss all your quick wit. Nikki, you have an incredible city here. I love it, and am so glad I came!

MIND THE GAP....


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diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

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11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

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Emily, I'm so glad you didn't forget about us during your Europe trip!! How nice! Glad you're having a good time.

Morgan just reminded me ... it's 2PM and I forgot to eat lunch ... if it weren't for all the pills I take in a day, I'd never think of eating!


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Doesn't it depend on what the panty lines look like? I mean, if they're granny panties, do you still get the same thrill seeing the lines?

What the VPL "looks like"? Ah no no, it depends on what the *girl* looks like! :P

Or were you referring to me "mothering" you by telling you to eat right.

Bee Eye En Gee Oh !!

Mmmmmmm I'm at the beautiful park in middle of Los Gatos downtown. <sigh>

Farmer's Market today too.

Might live w/in walking distance soon!!

Been actually surprised that something like that is 'affordable'!! :o:):):);)

Sough-sie? Does the entire "artificial vanilla = gluten" question have to die on the vine? :unsure:

Will I need to wait thru 20+ pageloads on the ph to try to figure it out for myself?

(I've been a little short on time lately)


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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Sough-sie? Does the entire "artificial vanilla = gluten" question have to die on the vine? :unsure:

Will I need to wait thru 20+ pageloads on the ph to try to figure it out for myself?

(I've been a little short on time lately)

oh for the love of............... !!!!!!!!!!!!!

TOM!!!! you HAVE to let that one go....all I know is that I was wildly sick on Tues., and the only new thing was that nut bar. those were the only suspect ingredients.

why oh WHY are you still obsessing over this...............for all I know I picked up a parasite by accidentally drinking the wrong water (from their spigot and not the bottled water we brought)....


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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oh for the love of............... !!!!!!!!!!!!!

TOM!!!! you HAVE to let that one go....all I know is that I was wildly sick on Tues., and the only new thing was that nut bar. those were the only suspect ingredients.

why oh WHY are you still obsessing over this...............

:( grrrrr fine . .. . . . droppin' it like a wormy apple.

The thing is, I 85% expect to be able to eat like you and every other 'gluten-free only' celiac before too long. Except that unlike many, I expect to never *get* glutened.

To do this, I'll need to know every possible source of gluten.

A quick look revealed no sign of ppl believing artificial vanilla isn't gluten-free. A few types of gluten-free cookies even include artificial vanilla in them.

Of course besides the practical side of not glutening mySELF someday w/ a nut bar, . . . .I know ya KNOW I can't help but try to solve a puzzle. (dontcha?)

<btw that WAS 30-35% less>


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Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

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Oh how I wish I was somewhere I had to MIND THE GAP!!!!! yay for travel!

Tom- Sweetness, you must understand my brain hurts ever so much and I can't read anything. Oh the ache!!!!

Here's a silly for you:

The doctor that had been seeing an 80 year old woman for most of her life finally retired.

At her next checkup, the new doctor told her to bring a list of all her medications that had been prescribed for her. As the young doctor was looking through these, his eyes grew wide as he realized she had a prescription for birth control pills.

"Mrs. Smith, do you realize these are BIRTH CONTROL pills?"

"Yes, they help me sleep at night."

"Mrs. Smith, I assure you there is absolutely NOTHING in these that could possible help you sleep."

She reached out and patted the young doctor's knee. "Yes, dear, I know that. But every morning, I grind one up and mix it in the glass of orange juice that my 16 year old granddaughter drinks. And believe me, it helps me sleep at night!"


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Gluten free since 2005

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

Albert Careb

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Good evening, all, from Cheriton, nr Aylresford!

Ah yes, the garden of England as the county of Kent is known

MIND THE GAP....

Er, been on The London Underground have we Emily??? :lol:

STAND CLEAR OF THE DOORS PLEASE

Glad you're enjoying it - hope you love Paris :)


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

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sigh, missing travel.

I was thrilled to get those things out of my behind I friday. I decided you must have to build up a callous for them to not chafe.


"But then, in all honesty, if scientists don't play god, who will?"

- James Watson

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- Ashleigh Brilliant

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sigh, missing travel.

I was thrilled to get those things out of my behind I friday. I decided you must have to build up a callous for them to not chafe.

I'd say yours had too big of a string ... or maybe they were too small, if they're crammed up there, it's uncomfortable, too.


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I'd say yours had too big of a string ... or maybe they were too small, if they're crammed up there, it's uncomfortable, too.

OMG Carla-You kill me... only you would analyze the WHY of Jestgar's thong being uncomfortable. You tOTALLY remind me of my sister (who has said the EXACT same thing to me about thongs). :P


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I'd say yours had too big of a string ... or maybe they were too small, if they're crammed up there, it's uncomfortable, too.

Nice of you not to add "maybe your butt's just too big"...


"But then, in all honesty, if scientists don't play god, who will?"

- James Watson

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

- Ashleigh Brilliant

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I can't decide who to quote ... you both crack me up!

It's never the butt being too big ... it's always the underwear's fault.


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It's never the butt being too big ... it's always the underwear's fault.

Carla is precisely correct on this. :P Check these out, from Target:

http://www.target.com/gp/browse.html/ref=s...p;node=13768281

(oops - exact link didn't work. It's the Ultimate Ultralight thong)

(OMG - did that work? :huh: I forgot how to paste something and then write this for you to click on it. :lol:

Jess - - these are so comfy and whisperlite, you'll hardly know they're there. ;)

Hi Emily! nice to see you!!

OMG I haven't been to London in so long - - - totally forgot what MIND THE GAP meant..... :( and get this, I have an all-expenses paid trip to chicago coming up, and don't even want to go....don't even bloody care. :huh: such a slovenly old Hag am I, not even wishing to get out of her comfort zone. :lol::ph34r:


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I LOVE Chicago! When are you going? I haven't been there in a while ... can't remember the last time ... oh, I remember, it was summer 2003, I had such a bad pain in my knee I could hardly walk ... the start of it all.

Fill me in ... what is MIND THE GAP?


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I LOVE Chicago! When are you going? I haven't been there in a while ... can't remember the last time ... oh, I remember, it was summer 2003, I had such a bad pain in my knee I could hardly walk ... the start of it all.

Fill me in ... what is MIND THE GAP?

I think "mind the gap" has something to do with the Tube (that underground transportation thing-y everyone rides in London)??? :huh: Nikkeigh - help us - -

Chicago is supposed to be in September. I just don't really care and it seems like too much effort (a three-night trip at a FABULOUS hotel).......I don't know what to wear in Chicago. :lol: :lol: :lol: Probably not my usual scroungy stuff and flip-flops.

um, what the heck would I do there? (other than museums)......as of now I have decided I don't even care......talk me into going? :) I am SO not a city girl.........harrumph......


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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Ugg. I just hit the wrong key and LOST my post ... about trying on a Van Cleef and Arpel's 1.1 million dollar necklace! :o BTW, I was wearing designer jeans, Memphisto shoes, and a white t-shirt. I was talking about the ape at the zoo ... there was just glass between us and the ape ... the ape teased my little sister, hysterical.

I love the museums! I'd like to spend more time at the art museum.

The Magnificent Mile is a fun place to shop, and is fun at night. I love the street musicians. My favorite was a group of four sisters ... a string quartet playing classical music on the street to put themselves through college!

I also remembered that I was there the summer before last ... I played flute at Cardinal George's Mass!!!! It was SO cool. The other flute player was a music major and was VERY good. She was supposed to do a solo for the offertory ... she and the piano player were going to practice it after regular practice was over.

The morning of the Mass she says, "Did they tell you?" "Uh, tell me what?" "We're playing the offertory together because it was too difficult for the piano player!

Hello?? What makes them think I can play it?! So she says, "Do you want to play through it before Mass starts?" Uh, no, I'd rather sight read, right. We go to a back room and run through it a couple times, then play it together with no accompaniment. It was one of those where she played 8 bars, then I played 8 bars, then we played together.

Anyway, it was a fun trip! I would never do that right now with my braces. :( I can't wait to get them off ... the only time they bug me is for my flute playing.


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