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    DAINTYness Contest

    OK, so the MEN are supposed to try to convince everyone of how rugged they are. (Let the testosterone flow.) Does that mean the female contingent of Cyburbanites should now be trying to convince us of how dainty they are? (Estrogen-enabled?)

    Before hands start reaching through my computer screen to slap me...

    Why not a contest for the women? But what? Something to do with planning or unrelated? Perhaps involving PVC? Let's here some ideas....

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    Hmm... it has been my experience that Planning Women, as a group in general, would not win a daintiness amongst the general populace. It is my impression that we're not necessarily the girliest of girls, maybe having something to do with the necessity of being able to scream at stupid engineers/ contractors/ architects that are twice our size. That, coupled with the propensity of planners as a group to have some sort of past with alcohol/recreational drugs (not the most feminine of vices) (difficult to be dainty when you're being picked up by the cops for being passed out in a public restroom after a particularly haggard tailgate) and the high numbers of our lesbian sisters among our rank (more than a few non-leg shaving chicks in our profession that I've associated with), I don't know how many of us cyburbanite women will be up to a dainty contest.

    Although I was voted "Prettiest Hair" on my dorm's floor sophmore year.

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    KMateja wrote:
    ... the high numbers of our lesbian sisters among our rank...
    Now I know why I have never dated any planner-women. Hairy legs, though - maybe that is a contest theme?

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    Maybe for the winter. Now that the spring thaw is coming out, women across the north are sharpening their bowie knives in anticipation of shorts weather. Or at least buying new blades for their Gillette Sensor. my poor husband sings with joy when shorts weather rolls around. hee.

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    I've got to agree with KMateja, we are not the most ladylike bunch, except for this one I used to work with who was the talk of the town, our office never saw so much traffic!

    Somehow, that pic of me after a rugby game covered in mud from head to toe just isn't all that dainty...our excuse for not shaving during rugby season was always thought of as a game face or game leg as the case may be....

    Maybe PlannerGirl can help us out.....where has she been anyway....we haven't heard about any dates lately?????

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    jmf wrote:
    Somehow, that pic of me after a rugby game covered in mud from head to toe just isn't all that dainty...
    You're not...Dutch, are you?

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    Maybe the dark lords would like to know to what extent gals in planning will go to preserve their feminine identity in a mostly male environment?

    embroidered platitudes on the wall?
    cute fuzzy bunnies on the PC?
    pink toenails on casual friday's?
    Office candy jar on her desk?
    Beefcakes and leather lariats?

    All you gals who have your own hardhats how do ya do it?

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    We can solve both problems with this simple test.

    http://test3.thespark.com/gendertest/

    It said I was a woman,by the way......

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    Some potential dainty awards.











    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    By the way, I can say was all certainty that the vast majority of female planners I know speak with a particular dry, serious-sounding inflection where there's often a half-question lilt of intonation toward the end of most declarative sentences. Women who have that inflection typically aren't dainty.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Hmm. I'm not really in planning so I don't suppose it counts, but I'm not terribly dainty myself having spent years living and working around men (it's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!). On the good side:

    I still can't drink any form of beer as it makes me ill
    I swear a hell of a lot less than my colleagues (pun/joke intended)
    I look better in a skirt than they do, too
    I don't fight
    I love chocolate, i.e. seriously addicted to.
    Glorious Technicolor, Breath-Taking CinemaScope and Stereophonic Sound!

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    Giff, the test says that I am a man, so it must be flawed. I have a husband and have birthed three kids, so I know I'm female. I'm not at all dainty, either, but I'm comfortable with my less than feminine qualities.

    kms

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    I'm a MAN, baby! (in my Austin Powers voice). eek. won't that freak my husband out.

    Jo, I don't fight either. I almost got in a fight just once, when I was in college, drunk, dancing on a table (not for money) and some other bitch tried to knock me off. In the end, I just pushed her off and she went away, but phew.... it was a close one.

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    I am pleased to report, with 80% confidence, that I am in fact, a man. This confirms the suspicions I have held since I showered this morning.

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    I took the test

    Thanks to science and the internet my suspicions have been confirmed. I am a man trapped in a man's body. The interval was 93% and I was smack dab in the middle of the blue cloud of manlyness. - Oh thank God!

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    86% Confidence that I am....

    a man. I'd have liked to see a better confidence level....my fiance is definitely having effects on my personality!
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Me too!

    giff57 wrote:
    It said I was a woman,by the way......
    Ugg. I need to stop being sooo sensitive. And how did they know my porn name was Black Jack?

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    Re: Me too!

    bturk wrote:


    Ugg. I need to stop being sooo sensitive. And how did they know my porn name was Black Jack?
    OK, bturk and giff...was the confidence level that you were women low at least?
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Re: Re: Me too!

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    OK, bturk and giff...was the confidence level that you were women low at least?
    It said something about being in a grey zone between man and woman. Flattering isnt it?

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    Before we start, let’s spend a few minutes and talk about shop safety.

    I'm a manly man -- I sweat 10W30, kill kittens while looking through the Sears catalog ... the Craftsman tools section, measure twice and cut once, and believe that salvation comes through duct tape. Let's drink beer!

    All hair our great leader, a man whose manliness we can only hope to reach.



    Let us worship in his temple!















    (The planner in me wonders about how he got zoning approval for such a monument to masculinity. Most likely, it's considered a church. A temple of RUGGEDness!)

    Let us honor Norm's apostle, another New Englander ... NORM!



    And remember this: there is no more important safety
    rule than to wear these ...










    Seriously, I scored just a bit left of center, a bit into the blue, but still ...
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    KMateja wrote:
    Although I was voted "Prettiest Hair" on my dorm's floor sophmore year.
    JPG! JPG! JPG! JPG!
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Re: Re: Me too!

    NHPlanner wrote:


    OK, bturk and giff...was the confidence level that you were women low at least?
    um no, not really

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    For some reason I can't get jpgs to post. And I cut all my hair off to "punish" an ex-boyfriend. But in the end, I was only punishing myself. Although my husband thinks it is highly psychotic, I keep the ponytail they cut off in a drawer, and every once in a while I'll get it out and reminisce about all the good time we'd shared. hee.

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    KMateja wrote:
    For some reason I can't get jpgs to post.
    Excuses, excuses. Shrink 'em a bit, and then try uploading.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    BTurk - I am reliably told that the adult film actor - Ron Jeremy - and you have never been seen in the same room. And when one of you enters a room the other is strangely missing. One could jump to conclusions. Perhaps Avatars featuring great Porn Actors are in order. Didn't you start your acting career under the nom deplume of “Johnny Staff”

    Thank goodness they didn't ask me about my extensive lesbian music collection. That is where the confidence level would have dropped precipitously. HTG – I thought George Michael was straight until ‘99

    Giff – perhaps some bran is in order?


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