@Steggy is cancelling the apocalypse: Ariel and Eric.
@RR: It's still out there: I love Kitchen Nightmares and will continue watching it, but I can't imagine another episode ever coming close to this one.
I feel like the thing could be turned into an actually entertaining training tool for managers. There'd be a clip of Amy or Samy being absurd and then the narrator would say, "This is an extreme example of willfully misreading an employee's statement because you're upset. DON'T DO THAT. No matter how much your job is sucking." [I'm thinking of the waitress who asked, "Are you sure?"] It was such a perfect portrait of the nightmare boss, but totally delicious to watch because they were getting skewered.
@boxspelunker: thank you for explaining the meet-cute!
1. Face and bearing. I have certain body types I like better than others, but face is much more important, and most important to me is the overall presence--mannerisms, style, that stuff. A dude can have a great face and body but seeming generic kills any intrigue.
2. Not really.
3. Whatever flavor Old Spice body wash flavor I continually pick out for Mr. Tort., apparently. I do like the way cologne smells, but I associate it with assholes [mostly due to exes].
4. Always older, and not necessarily too much in common aside from that. If I had to be more specific, nerds, eccentrics, or eccentric nerds.
5. Nope and nope!
@Waxy Luster: I cut my own bangs. I use a piece of tape to get them trimmed evenly, then cut the edges up into Bettie bangs. My fatal mistake was, when I first started doing it, I didn't really cut enough bangs into my hair--my hair does a lot better with bangs starting back toward the crown, not just a little row right along my hairline. It might be worth it to have a stylist do them the first time and then do the trims yourself afterward.
@SevenSixOne: I don't have a problem with any subject matter in particular, it's subjects taught terribly that bothers me. Algebra I, chemistry, and certain years of English/related electives really stick out.
Things I wish were taught/emphasized: statistics or data analysis [seriously, would be vastly more useful than shoving kids into pre-calc], self-defense, how to calculate credit card/loan interest, some kind of serious career planning, and actual social science. My dream track would be a different discipline for each year of school, with the first half of the year devoted to the basics of the field and the second half doing more writing/analysis and special topics.
@DevilDucky: Slipping Into Something a Little More Comfortable: nope, you're not in the wrong here.
I know burnout can be bad in teaching, and maybe that's this teacher's explanation, but that's not an excuse. Attitudes like that actively hurt kids' progress--and it had to be apparent in the classroom, if she felt fine posting it openly on FB. Good riddance.
@SevenSixOne: well of course I posted a "woohoo, got a radically different bra size that fits!" story today.
I find the idea of getting fitted by a person anxiety-inducing, let alone actually doing it--because it's way too easy to picture a saleslady getting whatever her measuring system tells her, and hounding me into buying it regardless of what I actually think.
And then, you are totally right about the pricing [and I can picture an $80-$120 bra being foisted on me, too]. There's a reason I buy one $50 bra a year and wear it until it dies. I've been wearing band sizes in the 40s for years [I'm only in a 38 now because I've been losing weight for a year and a half], so it wasn't like I even had cheapies from big box stores to choose from. And I guess I still don't, if this is the right cup size.
In my mind, it's the combination of vanity sizing [and misperceptions of what are big or small sizes], along with jacked sizing and the umpteen ways of measuring that accounts for the bra clusterfuck. Take away one or two of these factors, and bra fitting would still be a confusing mess.