That makes zero sense. No, I put on pantyhose the logical way - bunch it up and start at the toes, pull up a little at a time.
I scrunch them up, put my toes in, and pull the legs up. Is there another way to do it? If its that hard, maybe youre buying the wrong size
On the extraordinarily rare occasions I wear nylons (tights are more likely), I sit on my bed, pull on one leg past my knee, then the other.
EXACTLY. The plan is the same for nylons, tights, whathaveyou: Sit on your bed, scrunch ‘em up and pull one up past your knee and then do the other. Stand and pull both sides and and fix any saggy parts.
It just isn’t that difficult!
ummm, sometimes i do it that way? I know it sounds crazy, but sometimes that works for me. (Cy is ridiculous)
I sit on the edge of my bed and extend my legs? kind of like laying on the bed but with more ab workout-type thing?
You sit on the edge of a bed, put your feet in and then extend them forward? Or make a V with your body and do the same?
Ladies, please explain your insane methods!
Nope, I’m with you. Not interesting, even as a device.
I’m basically just pretending that part didn’t exist.
nah def a popular opinion no one likes him and his five bathrooms
i agree! but i’m so happy that somebody punched him
not unpopular. it didn’t make sense to me, but on the whole, i’m forgetting about him in the grand scheme of the episode.
I get that he and his actions were the catalyst to get everyone back to City Hall and the Parks department, but it was poorly done. It felt stupid, in a show that is filled with absurdity yet never feels stupid. if Jamm had been a better developed character, it have MAYBE upped the stakes but it never seemed to feel like the wedding was really in jeopardy. And because there were no stakes, they went for stinkbombs which, again, felt cheesy and stupid, without even a shred of cleverness.
I do not understand how he can keep his job after what he did at the gala.
Ugh, I know. Unless they’re going the Dexhart route wherein NO ONE EVER HAS TO DEAL WITH REPERCUSSIONS, he should be recalled. We know he won’t resign as the only characteristic he’s been given is that he’s an asshole.
no i’ve seen a lot of that. not a good character at all. he’s not funny to watch, just painful.
Nope, right there with you. I loved the end results, and the Leslie-Ron scene in the jail, but Jamm was just awful. I had the same sort of issue with Bobby Newport (who at least meant well)—they’re just not interesting opponents.
I think this is the place where Parks tends to do a less-than-great job in the later season: creating villains/opponents. It’s almost like they’re intimidated by making a whole-season villain so the ones that come out are fairly one-dimensional and cartoonish. Yet the recurring antagonistic characters — Joan Callamezzo, Marcia Langman, Tammy 2 — actually have a point of view and are far more relatable and compelling.
The only longterm interesting opponent so far has been Jen Barkley.
hrm. for people who like to be spoiled for parks — how spoiled do you want to be for the wedding episode?
i just came across two clips which explain A LOT Of the things that people were wondering about, but they’re obviously towards the beginning of the ep so it’s not going to ruin things.
I posted them here:
Super Awesome Moment That Made Me Giddy: http://popgurlie.tumblr.com/post/43388691321/parks-and-recreation-leslie-and-ben-sneak-peek-2
I’m very curious to hear what you think!
Have to disagree with Aziz here. My probem with Jamm is that there are so many horrible politicians IRL, and even though Parks often parodies modern politics, there’s a kindness too. Jamm is just one-dimensionally mean and not at all funny. I find it really difficult to rewatch scenes that he’s in, and unfortunately his scenes are almost always with Leslie. Just a huge misstep on Schur et al.’s parts, IMO. I don’t watch Parks to suffer through mean assholes.
As a Parks castmember and longtime Glaser fan, I am biased, but Jeremy Jamm might be the best TV villain since Gus Fring.
I wholeheartedly agree. I’ve been having a really difficult time with Jamm — he irritates me the whole time he’s on the screen — and you nailed why: Jamm is just one-dimensionally mean and not at all funny.
For a good villian, he needs to have his own viewpoint, his own code that he lives by because he doesn’t walk around going “i’m the villain.” He’s not there simply to set up the hero’s next line of dialogue.
We’ve never been giving a real perspective for Jamm aside from “I’m an asshole, and I do what I want.” He wants Leslie’s bathroom and he wants Paunch Burger to go in Lot 48, and he wants to tell people that they got “Jammed.” So he’s selfish, has a big ego and doesn’t care about anyone — why should we care about him? The show hasn’t given us any reason to.
Hell, Seinfeld’s nemesis Newman is a far more compelling sitcom villain than Jamm.
And don’t make him beat your ass down for hearing your lame comparison, Aziz:
You come at the king, you best not miss.
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Just reading this little bit right here is just sad. Can some family out there adopt her already?
It really is sad, and while I know that a lot of it is from her own doing, it’s obvious that she has batshit crazy parents. who didn’t seem to know how to raise her in a supportive fashion. i wonder how her life would be if she’d had a different group of people around her.
The funny thing is that the only person who came off well in the whole article is the actual porn star.
i completely agree! everyone annoyed me aside from deen.
Oh, no, are you still sick? Feel better soon!
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Ack! Get better! Feel better!
thank you! i’m trying! i thought i was doing better — wednesday was not bad, but last night i was at practice and left twice to throw up and it just went downhill from there. i’m so grateful that i can work from home, because i think i’ve been in my office for 3 days since right before christmas.
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Yo! No joke, hit up a doctor. Make sure you dont have Whooping Cough. This year its at its highest rate since the 50s and if you get a full blown case it lasts for 100 days. My GF had it a few years back and it was awful.
I have! i went on NYE and then again this past tuesday because i got freaked out by all the stories of how this flu is turning into pneumonia for people. but i wasn’t running a fever or having chest pain, so they ruled that out. of course, three days later, i’m burning up — i hope that the super antibiotics they gave me will help.
and now i’m watching videos of folks with whooping cough ;) i have a horrible cough, but i don’t have the deep inhale so i THINK i’m okay. for now.
5. Do you practice other styles/have you tried other styles in the past?
Fanfic-wise, I started out writing really long narrative pieces. (Only one of which I’ve ever finished, one which will probably be forever abandoned and the last that I will finish even if it kills me. Like, literally be on my deathbed, type the last words* and die.)
Then there was a phase of 100-word drabbles that was a fantastic exercise for me. 100 words, no more, no less — and I explored a lot of different styles in that. I highly recommend it as a great way to get out of your plot-driven head and just explore a moment in time.
I once wrote a poem for a Roswell that I liked a lot.
My style, if i had one, was super-angsty. It’s been a long time since I wrote anything, that L/B ficlet not withstanding, that I don’t even know if I have a “style” anymore.
15. What do you like writing about the least?
Uhm, The Writing. ;)
I used to have these vivid images in my head and would watch scene play out, and then transcribe what I saw. I wrote like that for years and years. Then it all went away.
Now I’m sitting here, desperately trying to finish my book and staring at blank pages and nothing comes out. I know a lot has to do with the much higher stakes than fic, but I just want writing to be fun and pleasurable again.
*if romanticalgirl gets her way, those words will be “and then Xander died.”
i’m just going to keep watching this over and over because i really need a hug right now. xoxo
As the head of SLS, I give you official dispensation if you need a couple extra days, but it’s totally your call. Get well soon!
you are awesome and the sweetest! i actually managed to get the mix up in the 2.36 seconds that LJ was up before it crashed again. and then i saw ratherdance’s phenomenal post and i feel like such an awful, untalented person who offered this:
Right as I left working there, BN was rolling out the “teen paranormal romance” section in its heading. It was then that I was super happy to have quit that job.
Barnes and Noble I was at tonight has section for “Teen Paranormal Romance.”
* Ben has a crush on Nate Silver that rivals Leslie’s crush on Biden
* More awesome ladies have been elected to Congress. Adding to the Pelosi and Ginsberg, how about a Warren?
* Leslie/April and Leslie’s Wall of Awesome Ladies in Government
* Andy appointing himself Leslie’s bodyguard for all political events
*Leslie/Ann — Michelle Obama/Dr. Jill Biden
(and not just because it’s my birthday next week)
I think it’s going to be okay. I’m really anxious, but I also feel pretty good about it.
god, i hope so. it seems to be looking better — i honestly was in tears when i came home and saw romney up in EV.
And in California, please!