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rush December 1, 2021

In this day and age of OTT Kardashian-style celebrity weddings that last a week, a $500 grand wedding in an Irish castle almost seems kind of quaint. 

rush November 30, 2021

@gu3st not my thing, but my husband didn't mind it. Have you seen The Wheel Of Time? Found it a bit meh to start with, but the most recent episode picked up a bit. 

rush November 30, 2021

Morrison says that Parliament is already a safer place to work - I'd like to know what he's basing that statement on. 

rush November 30, 2021

Very much looking forward to S2 of The Witcher! Currently re-watching S1, it was so long ago I've forgotten everything that happened. 

rush November 30, 2021

"I wish I found them more surprising,’’ he said. 
So, he's known about the sexism and harrassment going on, he has just never cared enough to do anything about it? I wish I found that more surprising. 

rush November 30, 2021

"Well placed sources", uh huh, sure, Jan. Getting real tired of hearing about this "feud". 

rush November 29, 2021

While I love a small bag, $700+ for a bag so tiny you can't fit anything in it is actually insane. 

rush November 29, 2021

@simple simon Golden Girls of course.

rush November 24, 2021

@miss d oh, lucky duck! Hope you got some nice kiddy artwork for your sacrifice!

rush November 24, 2021

@gu3st LOL, my younger brothers had one I think in the late 80s - only with one game though, Ski Jump! 

rush November 24, 2021

I think panic is a perfectly natural reaction to this kind of news, and I don't think any of your fears were irrational. Babies are hard work one at a time, let alone two babies at once, with two older children needing care as well! Glad it's all going well.

rush November 24, 2021

@mustlovebooks Our primary school wasn't a fancy one (small town NZ public school), but we did have a swimming pool! It was basically a big, painted concrete trough. I have distinct memories of us having to lie on the thick edge of the pool, and the teacher would come along and just kind of push/roll us all in. I imagine we probably weren't super enthusiastic to jump into a cold swimming pool at 9am! Going by Google maps, it doesn't look like it's there any more. 

rush November 24, 2021

@snorks We didn't have a dishwasher until we re-did our kitchen a few years ago, but somehow it still feels like I'm forever handwashing stuff! Doing the dishes is my least favourite job, and I didn't realise how much stuff I have isn't dishwasher safe. 😒

rush November 24, 2021

Showing my age a bit, but having a microwave. Or a VCR, and having lots of videos to watch (also being able to borrow new releases). And a dishwasher full stop, cutlery racks weren't even a thing back in my childhood! 

rush November 24, 2021

@hart.linsey oh, the 96 piece Derwent pencil set, didn't it have two trays? I would have killed for one of those back in the day!

rush November 23, 2021

@gu3st all I can think of now is that Simpsons episode where Homer got the hair transplant that turned him into a criminal. Thank goodness Chrissy was her own donor!

rush November 23, 2021

There was a young woman - Amanda Lee -  who went through a similar situation earlier this year, and posted about it all on social media. She went to the Dr because she was having abdominal pains and had trouble eating, and the doctor said to her "well maybe that isn't such a bad thing", and refused to run any tests. After she posted on tik tok, she found another doctor who actually listened to her and did run tests, and turns out she had colon cancer. God knows what would have happened to her if she'd listened to the first doctor. 

Does weight play a part in our overall health? Of course. But sometimes our symptoms have nothing to do with our weight. Hell, sometimes weight gain can be caused by our illnesses, not the other way around! So a little less judgement, and fewer assumptions from doctors would be a great place to start. 

rush November 22, 2021

@simple simon do they, though? Or do we just look at them because they're there? If I bought a magazine and it was filled with photos from red carpets or other public events, proper photo shoots, or taken from Instagram - with no paparazzi photos - I'm not sure I'd really notice the difference. This site seems to manage to cover plenty of celeb/pop culture stuff without pap shots, it can be done!

rush November 22, 2021

@simple simon im not an expert by any means, but I know for things like mascara, you can buy multi packs of disposable mascara brushes. Creamy/liquid products (foundation, lip products, cream blush etc) can be dispensed onto a mixing palette, and applied using clean brushes - and any MUA worth their salt will have immaculately clean brushes for use on clients! Pencils can be sharpened between uses. You can put a little loose powder onto a palette too. Eyeshadow and other 'hard' things, I'm not sure, possibly the sanitiser spray I mentioned previously? But I don't think they get as 'dirty', AFAIK the bacteria don't breed as much on pressed products as they do in creamy stuff that comes in jars you stick your fingers in. 

I'm by no means a professional, I'm sure any actual pros will be able to answer more thoroughly and correct me if I'm wrong! 

rush November 22, 2021

It's nice that he loves his kid. But that "star-crossed lovers" Insta caption is just... like a 14 y/o Goth kid writing bad Vampire fanfiction. And look where the last lot of bad vampire fanfic got us - 50 Shades Of Grey.