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  • I had not seen that, actually. I haven't read anything denim related in a few years and now basically just buy whatever looks good on me from Nordstrom or Jeans Couture. I've also calmed down with the denim purchases. I buy maybe 3-4 pairs a year now and have either sold or given away a couple dozen pairs. Ever since Rock & Republic sold out and started being offered exclusively at Kohl's, I side-eyed all my jean purchases of the last few years and got rid of a ton of shit.

    But yes, jeans ARE hard, unless you're Gisele and even then, I bet she has trouble finding pairs that are long enough. If you wear them a lot and build outfits around them, you really have to spend some time and money trying to figure out what looks good on you. And I can almost guarantee Mr. Is does not know what he's talking about. He just might not like you in tight pants or something even though they make your ass look awesome.

    And jean snobs are awful about the Gap! Their jeans are not universally mom jeans. I don't even own any more Gap jeans, but I know enough to roll my eyes super hard at that blanket statement. When I used to buy jeans there, those suckers would last for YEARS through a million washes and still hold their shape. I don't know if the quality is still the same, but they used to be super durable and they always had a great variety of cuts and lengths so that basically anyone could find a pair that would flatter their shape. So, viva la Gap, is what I'm saying.

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    • Actually, the ones I purchased yesterday are a bit more snug. Generally, since I'm short with a bubble butt (and now fat, which does not go well with having a bubble butt) I go for relaxed fit with a boot cut. I got a slimmer boot cut (whatever the hell that is). Tapered is a no-no (I have always had disproportionately huge calves--even at my thinnest finding the right fit for my bizarrely muscular calves was a problem) and I don't care what that blog says--"skinny" cut on a fat girl is just sad unless she is one of those fat girls that is all tummy and has spindly legs (it happens but not to me).

      So the jeans are snugger and the pockets are positioned more in line with the suggestions on that blog. I'm going to wear them to lunch tomorrow with my most brutal friend and get a personal eval. She always side-eyes my wardrobe so I know that bitch will be honest! Ha!
      Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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      • Yes, I was gonna suggest having a super honest friend give you her thoughts. Or you could just send me a picture and I'll tell you what's up. But yeah, I have a girl at Nordstrom who's been helping me for over five years and that bitch will straight up tell me I look ugly in stuff. And she gets commission! I love her.

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        • I'm totally dying to buy this http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...8/thewire06-20 TV with accompanying blu-ray player!

          It's significantly cheaper through Amazon than other places! And with the $100 credit they are offering I'd get the DVD player for free, basically.

          Mr. Is seems to think we are the Last People on Earth with an enormous old school TV. He is also arguing the merits of the aesthetics of our house as argument to buy a new TV/DVD combo.
          Our old one must weigh 200 pounds! And it's as thick as it is tall (30-plus inches). Are we the last ones? Do you all have flat screen TVs? We've had this TV for like 10 years and even then it was embarrassing to buy, according to my husband.

          Also? I REALLY WANT TO WATCH 3D MOVIES AT HOME.
          Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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          • That looks like a pretty good price, actually

            DO IT.

            (and you are totally the last ones)

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            • Damn! I knew it.
              Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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              • That is a good price! Totally go for it. We got this one a couple of months ago because it was a really good deal and we wanted to size up. We'd had our old flat screen for about 6 years before that and it still works. We just moved it into a guest bedroom until we decide what we want to do with it.

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                • I really am the last (among the people who really love TV).

                  Every time we watch anything for the last month we (jokingly?) say: This would look amazing if it were 20 inches bigger, in 3D, suspended from the wall, etc. Hee!

                  I'm getting that one because The Wirecutter said it was the best TV for the price available in 2012. I could wait for the 2013 models next month (or wait for the price on the one I want to drop a little further) but the old one might sell out, the reviewers might not pan out on the new one, etc.

                  NOW I have to decide which 3D blu-ray movies I need to buy pronto. I'm soooo pissed I got Amazing Spider-man on DVD in December! I guess I'll buy Avatar (since I only saw it once on the big screen in 3D and I was like: FUCK ALL THE 2D AND I AM NEVER LEAVING THIS THEATER. I have refused to watch it in 2D because I know without the 3D it's a steaming pile of shit.

                  I'll probably get Avengers, too. Hmmm.
                  Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                  • How To Train Your Dragon!!!! I'm not even a 3D enthusiast, but when I saw that on the big screen, I felt like a little kid again, so in awe and mesmerized by it.

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                    • Ooh, good call! I saw it in 2D and felt bitter THE ENTIRE TIME.

                      I am researching sources for renting 3D movies and they are nonexistent! Sucks! So I think I might just buy them used on ebay/half and then resell the ones I don't plan to watch again. I don't really keep much in the way of tangible media these days so I was sort of put out at the idea of storing a bunch of 3D movies!

                      And, clearly, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is on the list. Also, I searched 3D Blu-Ray on Amazon and several porn movies popped up (heh) on the first page.
                      Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                      • You guys? I CAN NOT WAIT FOR MY BEEKDAM TV.

                        I mean, SRSLY, I might do a pajama weekend and never once remove my 3D glasses--even while sleeping.

                        So.excited.
                        Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                        • OMG.

                          YOU GUYS.

                          So the TV arrived at 7:45 yesterday morning and we had fun setting it up and charging the 3D glasses and I AM NOT JOKING about the active vs. passive 3D glasses! OMG.

                          The ones at Costco and Best Buy that I've seen on display are largely passive 3D (particularly the Costco displays). So Mr. Is was all: It must be "active 3D"! So I just figured he wanted that because it's more expensive but my research (which involved just reading The Wirecutter) said active 3D was the way to go if you care about that kind of thing.

                          So I purchased the TV, the Blu-Ray, Avatar 3D disc, Hubble Telescope IMAX 3D disk, and two pairs of active glasses.

                          We watched Avatar last night--it was dark out and that movie is a tedious pile of shit BUT WHO CARES BECAUSE JUST LOOK AT IT. It's like having a date with dull person that you are ridiculously attracted to. You know you shouldn't indulge them but DAMN they look GOOD.

                          It was almost as spectacular as the time we saw it in the theater! I say "almost" because I wussed out and got the 50" TV, thinking anything bigger would be absurd. I'm going to just say right now that I was wrong and I should have gotten THE BIGGEST because movie night will nevah be the same.

                          I also popped popcorn on my stovetop and seasoned with truffle salt. It was glorious.
                          Last edited by isadora; 01-27-2013, 10:58 AM.
                          Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                          • SO JEALOUS. A couple of my friends have a 3D-capable TV that they never use with the glasses, so they must have one with shitty tech that makes you dizzy or something. And you definitely don't need to justify Avatar to me. I remember being totally disgusted with the real world afterward. "Eugh! Nothing glows!" And remember, the effects were so good that people were getting straight-up depressed about "leaving Pandora."

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                            • I just want to bring everyone into my family room and tell them to don the dumb glasses and LOOK at the glory before them!
                              Last edited by isadora; 01-27-2013, 01:32 PM.
                              Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                              • I'm so super excited for your new televisual amazingness! Fancy TVs just make you feel like you were living life in a dumpster before you owned one, right?

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