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Why do They do That?
Mon 30-Nov-09
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Tim
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My wife has just informed me that our17 year old daughtery thing has now purchased fake toe nails.

                             FAKE TOE NAILS!!!!!!!!!!      TOE NAILS!!!!!!! FAKE!!!!!!!!

Of course I had to laugh, loudly I might add.  Fake toe nails whatever next?

I suppose she's up there now painting them or something, it's really odd that the older they get the dafter they get.  She's got chicken fillets in her bra (vegan ones I suppose) and fake toe nails, her head shaved so she could wear a wig that looks worse than her real hair.  The fake finger nails and eye lashes I can almost accept even if I don't understand.

When my sister was seventeen she wore steel toe caps and an olive drab wooly hat and despite being very small fixed tanks for the army.  She drove a battered MK1 Escort which she had to mend every weekend in order to be able to get to work on Monday

My daughter wears seven inch heels and think's the Ministry of Defence builds barriers round night clubs.  Hangs about at college generating masses of letters home (falsely) accusing her of not turning up to lectures.

I'm certain I could market fake nasal hair to these people.

Is it me? ............. don't answer that

Well, that didn't go quite as expected

Tue 1-Dec-09
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There is a woman at work, who plucks all of her eyebrows out completely and then draws them back on!  What is that about?

I even think fake toe nails are weird.  Wont they hurt when you put socks and shoes on?  They have to be glued on so how do you get them off?  I am all for a bit of nail polish every so often.  But I cant understand false ones....  How can you do any cleaning>?

Tue 1-Dec-09
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Oh she doesn't do any cleaning, she has a team of two cleaners who live in and do everything, cooking, cleaning, blah blah blah.

I used to have a regular customer in my shop in St Albans who did the eyebrow thing, only she used to get them wonky.

Odd just odd.

Well, that didn't go quite as expected

Wed 2-Dec-09
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Tim said:

I used to have a regular customer in my shop in St Albans who did the eyebrow thing, only she used to get them wonky.

Odd just odd.


I'm trying to imagine being able to face her without laughing.

One day Tim, your daughter will  change back to a proper human being.

I'll try that again!

Wed 2-Dec-09
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Post Of The Year, Tim. Brilliant!

Your nasal hair comment had us both rolling about laughing.

If your ever get that business idea up and going, we know somebody who can supply your needs (me!) Confused

At least, my 17-yr old (previous existence) had enough sense to know that her mum would hammer her if she went OTT. She used to iron her hair on a Fri night but only ever went so far as to get a (very pretty) tattoo of a rose on her ankle once.

Tim, have you spared the rod? Cry

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Wed 2-Dec-09
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Thank you, Toffeeapple that will sustain me until she returns.

It was difficult to look at wonky eyebrow lady without laughing but I managed it.

And thank you to you too Danny.  I may not get folk songs written about my marrow rum but post of the year, that's good enough for me!  Mine irons her wig but these days they use a special tool designed for the job called a GSD or something.

No tattoos that I know of yet.

I'll keep you in mind for the nasal hair especially when demand gets so high that I run out of my own.

Well, that didn't go quite as expected

Thu 3-Dec-09
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Tim said:

Mine irons her wig but these days they use a special tool designed for the job called a GSD or something.


  I think those might be hair straighteners.

I'll try that again!

Thu 3-Dec-09
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You see your getting it all wrong. What you have to do is move countries and conveniently leave the kids with other families to raise for a couple of years and then they think your wonderful, well okay maybe not wonderful but not the parents from hell anyway. LaughLaughLaughLaugh

My daughter was 16 1/2 when we left to go to Denmark, my son went off to a junior bible college thinggy in Denmark (part of the system they call efterskole) at nearly 17 and then we moved contries just to make sure he wasn't coming back and the youngest was 17 1/2 (he needed to do some growing up before being leashed on the world) and even then it was a bit of a worry but we moved again to make sure he wouldn't want to come back (he's not so fond of Latvia).

Thu 3-Dec-09
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JoannaS said:

and then we moved contries just to make sure he wasn't coming back


Fantastic revelations, Joanna! Surprised

Extreme situations do indeed call for extreme action, but . . . Laugh

Let's hope that he gets the message Confused

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Thu 3-Dec-09
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Toffeeapple said:


  I think those might be hair straighteners.



Are those the things that look like automatic salad tongs?  They certainly get proper hot when they've been left on all day.

Well, that didn't go quite as expected

Fri 4-Dec-09
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Yep, those are the ones, but I think thye should be turned off after use...Surprised

I'll try that again!

Fri 4-Dec-09
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Our youngest does indeed seem to have got the message errr too well, he doesn't fancy coming to Latvia, he would rather stay on his own in uni lodgings for Christmas. Hmmph! Oh well can't win them all.

Fri 4-Dec-09
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Hmmm maybe you're right, but then I used to like spending the odd Christmas on my own, away from parents.  Now I only have one left I can't spend enough time with her.

I'm sure he'll come round.

Thank you Toffeeapple, it is all clear.  But I must say when they've been left on all night they're great for cooking individual strips of streaky for breakfast.

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Fri 4-Dec-09
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I was served by a beautiful girl in a shop today. She had long golden gingery hair ( clearly her natural colour) and a really sweet, naturally beautiful face. Problem was, she had smothered it in pancake make-up, and I mean SMOTHERED, of a rather unreal and violent ochre hue and was wearing huge black false eyelashes. And pale pink lipstick. I LONGED to tell her that she could save herself a fortune and look stunning if she just washed her face and let it and her wonderful hair do the work.

Girls so often seem to not to have the confidence when young and lovely to realise that they are indeed lovely.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Sat 5-Dec-09
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Kate I think that is the fashion to look like one of the band girls aloud.  They seem to wear a lot of make up.

Also how weird is it to actually straighten, straight hair?  My niece does it and it is ruining her hair.

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