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Me too!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 7:46 AM
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Wear pants and you'll rarely have this problem- only when you're really drunk.
I saw some dress recently that was just a symmetric tube of fabric. I don't know how comfortable that would be since bodies are not symmetric cylinders, but that would also solve the problem- perhaps it comes in a skirt as well.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 7:46 AM
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since bodies are not symmetric cylinders

Clearly, you are not a physicist.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 7:48 AM
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I do have occasional analogues to "did I turn off the stove?" moments when I think "oh shit, am I wearing pants?" and I'm pretty sure that's only since I started swimming, where I do actually go outside not wearing pants.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 7:54 AM
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You could use the dress as a riding habit for your spherical horse.

I, on the other hand, am at work in a spiffy new suit I bought cheap on eBay. I can't decide if I'm brilliant or pathetic.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 7:55 AM
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How many times have you turned out to not actually be wearing pants? Because I know I've left the stove on a couple times.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 7:55 AM
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I'm at work realize it's not quite hanging right

yea, men never have this problem.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 7:55 AM
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Everyone look for Lizardbreath or Becks on the Sartorialist.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 7:57 AM
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Nudists never have these sorts of problems. Just sayin'.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 7:58 AM
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I sometimes forgot to put on my uniform skirt before leaving the house in high school. (To be fair, we wore shorts under them and I'd have those on. I'd just forget to put on the kilt over them.)


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 7:59 AM
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What is it with you New Yorkers and your dating issues??

Can't you decide how to do it?

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/11/fashion/11dating.html?th&emc=th


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:00 AM
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I, on the other hand, am at work in a spiffy new suit I bought cheap on eBay. I can't decide if I'm brilliant or pathetic.

Brilliant. But mostly for the use of "spiffy."


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:01 AM
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12: Thanks, sport. You're aces with me.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:02 AM
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I sometimes forgot to put on my uniform skirt before leaving the house in high school. (To be fair, we wore shorts under them and I'd have those on. I'd just forget to put on the kilt over them.)

Shorts? Porn has been lying to us.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:03 AM
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I have a skirt that will rotate around my body when I'm wearing it. I have no idea why, but it's frustrating.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:04 AM
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How much sleep, LB?

Everyone look for Lizardbreath or Becks on the Sartorialist

Every attempt, in good faith or not, to celebrate how real women look in media, seems to morph into what it's trying to avoid, the look of magazines and fashion and entertainment. The medium is the message. A private pleasure, as yet not commodified, is what it stays for now.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:05 AM
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How fast is it rotating, and have you tried exorcism?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:05 AM
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16: Way not enough, and not much more until Monday. The trainwreck's my fault, though -- I could see a month ago that I really needed to start bullying the partner, and the team from our other office, and I didn't, just did my own assignments. 'It'll all probably work out fine if everyone does their bit' is never a safe plan.

I really need to be more invested than I am in this place to push people around properly, though.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:09 AM
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I've always wanted to buy clothes on eBay, but my body is just oddly shaped enough that I don't dare.

In other news, I bought my first pair of >$50 jeans yesterday. They make carrying an iPod in my pocket sort of uncomfortable.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:35 AM
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11: Sure, workplace dating was once taboo. But in this busy era where people work long hours and have Kafka homework to finish when they finally get home, sometimes that quickie in the fileroom just makes sense.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:38 AM
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20=me


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:38 AM
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13: I love "aces," too. No chance you have an previously unmentioned downmarket sister, I take it.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:44 AM
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downmarket sister

A great phrase.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:46 AM
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I have a skirt that will rotate around my body when I'm wearing it. I have no idea why, but it's frustrating.

Try taking out the batteries.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 8:59 AM
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Skirts that rotate around don't fit properly. I think it means they're too big about the hips.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:07 AM
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I have a skirt that will rotate around my body when I'm wearing it. I have no idea why, but it's frustrating.

Is it one of those standard knee-length straight skirts? Because those always do that on me, and it drives me batshit.

As does the "does this skirt button in back or on the side?" thing. Another reason to resent men: they don't have to waste brain power memorizing the various attributes of their different pieces of clothing. Jerks.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:21 AM
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22: Just me and the good Dr., sadly, and we're both occupied elsewhere these days. But if Mom mentions having misplaced a sibling somewhere, I'll give you a heads-up.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:22 AM
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those always do that on me

Maybe try thumbtacks?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:22 AM
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I'm with Ogged. Since I started swimming in a real swimsuit, I feel naked on the pool deck and occasionally have to check.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:24 AM
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Skirts that rotate around don't fit properly. I think it means they're too big about the hips.

Or too small on the hips, so they ride up and then move. Mine that are a bit loose tend to drop down and find a level and stay there. Pencil skirts are the worst though.

Labels sometimes help to find the orientation, but not reliably.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:24 AM
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You can add a button or some kind of cleat to the inside front of all your skirts, to lock into the navel an establish a proper orientation.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:25 AM
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If you can't tell whether the buttons are supposed to be in back or on the side, does it matter?

Or just wear dresses. You should be able to tell whether the arm holes go on the sides or in the front and back.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:28 AM
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Since I started swimming in a real swimsuit, I feel naked on the pool deck and occasionally have to check.

Do you nod to the ladiez while you are checking?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:31 AM
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I, on the other hand, am at work in a spiffy new suit I bought cheap on eBay.

You've got to be picky, but eBay is the mutt's nuts for clothes. I buy about half the clothes I wear on eBay.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:33 AM
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Another reason to resent men

It was 95 freaking degrees in October the other day.

Me? I wore a suit and a tie. The female lawyers? Skirts with no hose and tops with no sleeves.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:33 AM
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To quote: "[the] class of 2011 is 37 percent female, a huge increase over previous years." And almost all of them have the good sense to stay away from the pool.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:36 AM
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28: Nah, I just don't buy that kind of skirt any more. Luckily I have no likelihood of ever having the kind of establishment business job in which they're de rigueur.

35: True.

If you can't tell whether the buttons are supposed to be in back or on the side, does it matter?

You *did* read the post, right?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:46 AM
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How can you not realize once you've put it on that it's not hanging right, but then notice later?

I guess I will have to try for myself and see.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 9:56 AM
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38 - Because it looks OK when you're standing in front of the mirror but after you've moved and walked a bit, you realize it's bunching in weird places.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 11:04 AM
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You wear skirts to work? I thought you were in tech.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 11:37 AM
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40 to 38.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 11:38 AM
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Pencil skirts are the worst though.

Amen. Unless you get them perfectly tailored to you, they're not much good for people with hips.

As for eBay--
I buy all my bras on eBay.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 11:46 AM
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Is it one of those standard knee-length straight skirts? Because those always do that on me, and it drives me batshit.

Come to think of it, it's pretty much every skirt I own. I must be buying the wrong size or something.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 11:48 AM
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Come to think of it, it's pretty much every skirt I own. I must be buying the wrong size or something.

This is making me laugh a lot.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 10-11-07 12:27 PM
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