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Unread 01-06-2013, 10:35 PM   #62311
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Is it really that bad? I dunno, I don't really watch any of that. It doesn't interest me.

But that show...what was it, Toddlers and Tiaras? Man. That makes me want to shoot myself. They're all kinds of ridiculous. I don't even....jeez.
It's awful.
But I hate the idea of teaching kids at such a young age that all that matters is beauty. They grow up thinking that and then they turn into young women with low self esteem and even depression.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 06:08 AM   #62312
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But attendees are bringing baby gifts, yes?
I'd never bother getting a baby a present. It's not gonna have a goddamn clue. I'd be all like, "hey, you wretched little ingrate, do you have any idea how much I spent on that authentic Napoleonic-era 5.5 inch howitzer, brat?"

And they would apologise and give it back.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 06:22 AM   #62313
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Well, my brother's apparently had to postpone his visit until next week. Apparently his GF isn't well....
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Unread 01-07-2013, 08:36 AM   #62314
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Some people are just brunch addicts, I suppose.
Can we get a brunch discussion going? I'm all about brunch, as it usually combines my favorite things into one glorious feels.

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Oh god... My parents are forcing me to watch Honey Boo Boo for "family bonding time".
Did I mention I am highly against children's beauty pageants?
Here comes the butthurt.
Yo I think forcing you to watch that sort of thing counts as child abuse.

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Is it really that bad? I dunno, I don't really watch any of that. It doesn't interest me.

But that show...what was it, Toddlers and Tiaras? Man. That makes me want to shoot myself. They're all kinds of ridiculous. I don't even....jeez.
And then Sakura was my favorite. After FlutterMai. STILL THE BEST Y'ALL!


Back from MAGfest, which was pretty dope. Very much about the videya and the socializing, I chatted up some nerds, played some games, caught a few concerts, did some light drinking, watch the Texans and Packers games....good times overall.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 09:18 AM   #62315
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Me: Oh man, they are making a Solomon Grundy movie?!

*checks it*

Me: oh...the nursery rhyme...not the DC villain...
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Unread 01-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #62316
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Re. baby stuff: my friends have started having kids over the past few years, and so far each family has gotten a fleece blanket and each of the kids has gotten a little plush Luma. Reports from the parents are that all the kids love the stars, and that the blankets are great since they're warm enough to wrap up the babies if they're just going out to the car or whatever and don't want to have the whole winter get-up thing. Gifts for infants/toddlers don't have to be useless/decorative/expensive.

However, just the idea of having a "gender reveal" party makes me a little uncomfortable as a person who tries to actively avoid forcing people into traditional gender roles. It seems like making such a big deal about the sex of your baby is like making sure that everyone knows their future baby gifts are gender-appropriate. (just my personal peeve here - I know I'm in the minority in the western world as a whole)

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And then Sakura was my favorite. After FlutterMai. STILL THE BEST Y'ALL!

Back from MAGfest, which was pretty dope. Very much about the videya and the socializing, I chatted up some nerds, played some games, caught a few concerts, did some light drinking, watch the Texans and Packers games....good times overall.
Dude, totaly faved right back.

Had several friends at MAGfest this year - from the looks of their tweets it was a prety good time for everyone. Might be one I'll try out at some point.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 09:45 AM   #62317
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Me: Oh man, they are making a Solomon Grundy movie?!

*checks it*

Me: oh...the nursery rhyme...not the DC villain...
Not that I'm judging them (for a change), but I wonder what the percentage of people who know Solomon Grundy only from that old Cartoon Network ad. You know, the "Solomon Grundy want pants too!" one.


Still funny to me btw.

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However, just the idea of having a "gender reveal" party makes me a little uncomfortable as a person who tries to actively avoid forcing people into traditional gender roles. It seems like making such a big deal about the sex of your baby is like making sure that everyone knows their future baby gifts are gender-appropriate. (just my personal peeve here - I know I'm in the minority in the western world as a whole)



Dude, totaly faved right back.

Had several friends at MAGfest this year - from the looks of their tweets it was a prety good time for everyone. Might be one I'll try out at some point.
2nding the having a gender reveal party being odd. Unless it's a "YO, LET'S USE THE REVEALING OF THE SEX OF OUR CHILD TO GET SOME KICK ASS BRUNCH, NO GIFTS NEEDED, AND WE'RE TOTES PAYING" type of thing. Can't hate on that. Won't even.

I will never get tired of Flutter-yay. That whole bits makes for a happy Chris.

MAGfest is neat, but PAX East will spoil you in comparsion. MagFEST, I was only able to stomach for a weekend, all 4 days is an expensive overkill. PAX East however, is glorious/the best/ ever-so-much-fun. What's that? We're 2 months short of March. Yes, good, this pleases me.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 09:53 AM   #62318
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Which is EXACTLY what they are doing!

And I'm not too concerned about those two trying to make a kid conform to traditional gender roles, they certainly don't. They have a "house hold chore needs to be done, whoever is home gets to do it" method.

They also are VERY enthusiastic about everything.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 10:02 AM   #62319
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However, just the idea of having a "gender reveal" party makes me a little uncomfortable as a person who tries to actively avoid forcing people into traditional gender roles. It seems like making such a big deal about the sex of your baby is like making sure that everyone knows their future baby gifts are gender-appropriate. (just my personal peeve here - I know I'm in the minority in the western world as a whole).
When I was having kids, when we found out the gender we just told the people we thought would care. It's not our style to make a big deal out of things. But I also hate showers and refused to have one. We did have brunch with three other couples we were friends with and they insisted on giving us gifts.

I'm in total agreement with you about gender specific things for babies and toddlers. And I think that it's gotten a lot worse. When I had babies, I really didn't have any trouble finding neutral clothes. My daughter wore a lot of her older brother's hand-me-downs. But whenever I've looked for clothes for LD EVERYTHING has been pink ponies or blue trucks. :\
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It's just another example of child worship to me.

The concept of a gender reveal party is upsetting.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 10:27 AM   #62321
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I've read the account from an individual who went to 'gender reveal parties' in which the woman had the ultrasound in front of the guests, the entire thing was videotapped, and by the end of the party someone from the soon-to-be-mother's family was passing out DVDS of the ultrasound. For sale that is. As in she was selling the DVD they just filmed, of this woman getting an ultrasound to reveal what brand of crotch junk the baby had.

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Unread 01-07-2013, 10:29 AM   #62322
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Like I said, child worship.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 10:31 AM   #62323
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We're getting cake with either pink or blue frosting between the layers...
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Unread 01-07-2013, 10:32 AM   #62324
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Like I said, child worship.
Explain you definition of child worship, please. I'm waiting to see if I agree or disagree with you.
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Explain you definition of child worship, please. I'm waiting to see if I agree or disagree with you.
He means a gold statue of a toddler.

There's a chocolate orange inside!
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