18 March 2004
Submitted by eve on Thu, 03/18/2004 - 10:14pm. Funny
"Isn't it funny that by looking hot, you're actually being colder than everyone else?"
--A girl, to her minimally clad female friend at Cafe Nomad.
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Craft Project
Posted by PGS on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 10:45am.
How about a steering wheel cozy? Up here in the North I know I could have used one this last winter. Course, it's spring-ish now, so that would give you.... at least a couple of weeks before we're in winter again.

And now I have the rediculous image of two girls at a cafe, one dressed like a professor and the other in a fur loincloth propping up a broadsword bigger than she is.

And for some reason, loincloth keeps ordering Chi tea.
And I can claim the reverse, right now...
Posted by paul on Wed, 03/24/2004 - 3:21pm.
I am currently wearing a sweater which is just the perfect color for me and is a perfect fit and looks amazing, and I'm nice and warm.

But the best part? It was handmade for me by one of our regular posters. I will let them identify themselves if they wish, but won't do it myself out of respect for privacy... but I will very publicly say that I'm very grateful to have such a wonderful friend. Thank you again.

And a big thank-you to Eve for putting together a site which has brought quite a few really great people into my life. I owe you one, Eve- if you're ever within a three hour radius of me, let me know so I can at least buy you a great beer. oldforger at yahoo dot com.
Posted by daen on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 7:08am.
You're welcome, Paul - and thank you for the public kudos. *grin*

And I also owe a lot to Eve for the site and the people I've met thereon (therein?). Hmmm... I am looking for another knitting project. Perhaps Eve would like a sweater- in purple, perhaps?
Posted by Monk on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 12:43pm.
I could use a warmer. Sock-like in shape, 8 inches long....oh, and no wool please.
Posted by slugbuggy on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 4:55pm.
There already exist warmers for that sort of thing..."pants."

Some people call them "trousers."

I use them almost all the time. The trick to keeping warm is not taking them off 'til you're indoors, so maybe that's where you're having issues.

Although a knit johnson cozy business might be profitable, maybe. No returns or refunds, please.
It's a thought.
Posted by daen on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 2:31pm.
I'm not sure I'm interested in taking on a small project right now.
But I'll keep you in mind.
Posted by miss liss on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 3:29pm.
Smackdown point to daen! Oh yeah.
Posted by paul on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 1:45pm.
Monk... it's foot shaped?!? Does it have... toes?

Yikes. That's an image I didn't need.
Reading comprehension
Posted by Monk on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 2:14pm.
Practice practice, paul. Your summarizing skills are slacking off. Any first year engineering student could tell the difference between 'foot shaped' and 'sock shaped'.
Posted by paul on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 3:35pm.
...I'm apparently not an engineer, but a social worker. At least according to my college.
So what is 'sock-shaped'?
Posted by Saint on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 2:49pm.
I guess it all depends on the sock.
Posted by Cebu on Fri, 03/26/2004 - 7:31am.
I like cute socks, but I can't stand toe socks. They just feel too weird. I bought a pair of purple striped ones that are just too annoying to wear.

But socks with monkeys and ones with stripes? Hey, I'm all for that.
Posted by Apple on Fri, 03/26/2004 - 10:35am.
I can't stand anything that hugs my toes like that. My sister is all about the gloves for your feet, but bleh!! Bleh, I say! I can't even wear flip-flops if they have that stupid toe ring thing. Well, I don't wear flip-flops anyway, but still!
Posted by Matt on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 7:39pm.
Mike, glad to have you back and all, but stop it. You're freaking me out.

Sad thing is, I know chicks who would get all kinds of excited over "Fun Socks," my sister being one of them. I'd be willing to bet serious cash money Igirly's another. But I absolutely will not, will not, apprise them of these sites.

Good god.

tim's right. The torture never stops.
Posted by Inuki on Fri, 03/26/2004 - 2:37pm.
I have a habit of always wearing socks of two different colors. (Hey, I never have to worry if the laundy eats any!) Usually I'll try to match them to everything else I'm wearing - blue pants and a black shirt, I'll try to wear a blue and black sock. (Though a lot of people miss that.) I also apparently complain a lot about not having enough socks, because my boyfriend's mother has started sending me socks every time she sends a care package for him. Most of them have been cute socks with patterns, and a few pairs of toe socks. Toe socks feel really strange.. and shouldn't be worn under boot socks.
The sock
Posted by Monk on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 2:58pm.
Suzie has issues.
Posted by hypoxic on Mon, 03/22/2004 - 10:13am.
maybe shes like Conan. you know running around the steppes in a loincloth. Cold just doesn't affect her. And she is at a nomad cafe so maybe all the rest of the people around are also impervious to cold. You know like movie style nomad barbarians.
Posted by ParU on Mon, 03/22/2004 - 7:32pm.
But a Cafe is, by definition I believe, at a fixed location and a nomad moves around so how could there be a Cafe Nomad? Berkeley is tres strange...
It's Amino world without Chemists
Cafe Nomad you ask?
Posted by Jon on Tue, 03/23/2004 - 5:58am.
All you would need is the old clunky "Nomad" prop from Star Trek: TOS.

...silly question, sillier answer.
Posted by paul on Mon, 03/22/2004 - 9:53pm.
I now have this vision of these semi-feral women wearing strange scraps of animal hide like Raquel Welch's fur bikini, wandering aimlessly from one cafe to the next, communicating in grunts and growls as they clutch their lattes and scones...

Actually, I kinda like that image. Please don't disillusion me by telling me that they don't exist- a guy has to have some fantasies, after all...
Cold or 'cold'
Posted by Jon on Mon, 03/22/2004 - 9:15am.
The obvious call is to see it as a temperature thing...

...but what if it's an 'ice queen' kind of cold? That would be entirely compatible with dressing in an enticing fashion. (Yes, that's the voice of bitter experience talking.)
Posted by Matt on Mon, 03/22/2004 - 8:21am.
How does she know her friend is colder? Did she ask? Has it been discussed? Maybe her friend has a higher metabolism and stays warm more easily. Or maybe, since they're at a cafe, the friend is drinking coffee and is all warm on the inside from the heat and the caffeine.

Then again, does the speaker have some indication that her friend is cold? Did she see goose bumps on her arms? Are the proverbial headlights on?

Egad! Is the cat in the catbox alive or dead?!
Cat fight
Posted by n Guy on Mon, 03/22/2004 - 5:36am.
Isn't this an odd thing for another girl to say? Generally, don't girls find something nice to say? Seems more like something a guy would say.
That depends
Posted by Intelligirly on Mon, 03/22/2004 - 5:34am.
Funny in a smack-her sort of way? In the sarcastic, best friend, "you whore" kind of way? Or is that just the 6 am talking?

I love Mike!
An empirical angle
Posted by peegee on Mon, 03/22/2004 - 6:29am.
Hmm, I think I'd vote for "Look what we girls put ourselves through to impress guys" kind of sarcasm. Also, I saw girls like this when I visited Lancaster, GB, where in addition it was so cold that every sensible person wore at least three layers of cloth. On the other hand it seemed to work out for those girls, as they had guys to chauffeur them, pay their entrance fees, drinks etc.
Posted by jcharles on Thu, 04/08/2004 - 2:23am.
I am laughing so hard that I cannot breathe.


I needed that.

shenme shenme shenme - It's a cat!
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