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DAINTYness Contest

Cardinal

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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.
 

Cardinal

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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.
 

jmf

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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?????
 

Jen

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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?
 

Dan

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Some potential dainty awards.











 

Dan

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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.
 

Journeymouse

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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.
 

kms

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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. :)
 

Cardinal

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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.
 

el Guapo

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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! icon12.gif
 

NHPlanner

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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! :)
 

Chet

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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?
 

NHPlanner

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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?
 

Chet

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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?
It said something about being in a grey zone between man and woman. Flattering isnt it?
 

Dan

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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 ...
 

Dan

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KMateja wrote:
Although I was voted "Prettiest Hair" on my dorm's floor sophmore year.
JPG! JPG! JPG! JPG!
 

giff57

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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.
 

Dan

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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.
 

el Guapo

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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?

 

Chet

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El Guapo wrote:
Didn't you start your acting career under the nom deplume of “Johnny Staff”
You know the porn name game, right? Use your middle name and the street you grew up on - I'm "David Cambridge". A solid porn name for sure!
 

NHPlanner

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bturk wrote:


You know the porn name game, right? Use your middle name and the street you grew up on - I'm "David Cambridge". A solid porn name for sure!
Mine's John Redwood.

:)
 

PlannerGirl

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Im here

been out doing the dating thing a good bit-being dainty as hell too!

Box seats at the Symphony with long black flowy skirt and low cut sweater. Find dinner, find date and lots of dainty fun.

lets see i paint my finger and toe nails almost every day, i shave, get my hair done, go for massages and keep my date book on a Palm pilot that syncs up with my cell and computer. is that dainty enough?

I have long curly red hair and usualy wear some sort of heels. Long nails, manicured hands and a nice collection of PVC :)

Just ignore the hikeing boots, flanal shirts and earth godess type t-shirts i wear to DuPont Cir.

And hey my avatar IS Angelina, she can be rough and dainty in my book

Danielle
 

el Guapo

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Porn Name:

Warren Omega

Dad was military and I was too - so I have moved a lot.

Other porn name options include:

Warren Sycamore
Warren Gilkey
Warren Pick
Warren Cardinal
Warren Marion
Warren Kafertaller Strasse
Warren Funari
Warren Water
Warren 6th Avenue
Warren Washington
Warren 21st Street

 

Dan

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Philip LaSalle.

Other options ...

Philip Majestic Ridge
Philip University
Philip Lemay
Philip Mississippi
Philip Quitman

Could be worse if I grew up in Amherst, New York, where a plurality of street names evoke an idealized colonial New England. Imagine ...

Philip Carriage House
Philip Gaslight
Philip President's Walk
Philip Old Forge
Philip Old Post
 

Cardinal

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salvation comes through duct tape
Another Red Green fan?

KMateja - try shrinking the file size as Dan mentioned, but I had a problem with my firewall. I need to disable it before sending an image.

I grew up on Michael Manor - yes, they named the street for me, even if it was more than a decade before I was born. Still the best choice, though, since the other choices would be University Avenue, Janesville Street, Howard Road, etc.
 

Dan

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Re: Dan,

El Guapo wrote:
That sounds like a Canadian Porn Star's name! Eh?
That would be "Gordy LaSalle." Mom's from Brampton, Dad's from Sherbrooke. Gordy gets paid in Canadian Tire dollars for his tireless work in such films as "Tim Whoreton's," "Debbie Does Dundas," and "The Toronto T****e Commission."
 

el Guapo

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Get it over with Dan!

Come on. No one is going to think less of you. Come out of the closet and admit you're really a CANADIAN! The whole Buffalo thing is a ruse. What is your true immigration status?

Are you a refugee from the transborder porn wars Dan (as if that is your real name)?

 

Chet

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More on the topic of porn names

The other one I've heard is your middle name + your childhood pet's name. In that case, I'm

David Prince
or
David Hombre
or
David Cadbury
 

el Guapo

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Every thread...

...eventually turns to the subject of lesbians (aka Dutch Rugby), porn, drinking, or the wholesale slaughter of felines. Yes- It’s good to be a planner.

This photo was taken somewhere in the blue-pink transition zone - near GIFF and BTurk.
 
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Stripper Name

Jo Jones is my stripper name, by your criteria, but I've also heard that it your first pet and first street, so then I would be Tippi Jones. Alas, I don't think I'll get far with either.

As for the jpegs, unlike some of you addicts, I don't have photo shop. Which is probably just as well, because some of you guys need a 12 step to get over your photoshops habits and my addiction to green tea is keeping me busy enough.
 

Tranplanner

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I'm a man, yes I am, and I can't help but love you so...

I am 86% confident that I am in fact, a man. My fiancee is greatly relieved, although I must admit to having a brief lesbian fantasy before the results were finalized...

I'm either Brian Dunlop or Brian Wembley.

Uh... the Fluffy Dunlop/Wembley possibility disturbs me - maybe I better take the test again.
 

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Re: I'm a man, yes I am, and I can't help but love you so...

NHPlanner wrote:
86% Confidence
Tranplanner wrote:
86%
Must be the magic number for engaged male planners living in sin to be married this summer. :p

And using the pet/street formula I'm an evern more pornical Trapper Redwood.
 

el Guapo

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Speaking of weddings...

You may wish to post an invitation here or in the kiosk - Cyburbia schwag might find its way to the weddings! Hint Hint

When my wife and I got hitched - the insert map in the invitations was glorious color on photo stock and was entitled: A blessed union of Geographers - the map supplement.

Don't worry we won't show up drunk AND naked at your receptions.



Pardon this pornical announcement:

If I could choose my own porn name - Harry Tripod
 

NHPlanner

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Re: Speaking of weddings...

El Guapo wrote:
You may wish to post an invitation here or in the kiosk - Cyburbia schwag might find its way to the weddings! Hint Hint

When my wife and I got hitched - the insert map in the invitations was glorious color on photo stock and was entitled: A blessed union of Geographers - the map supplement.

Don't worry we won't show up drunk AND naked at your receptions.
We're actually just sticking a URL in the invitations...directing people to a website with directions and information. I'd post the link...but it isn't finished yet. :)
 

giff57

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Porn name

let's see Lee (un-named gravel road) or the alternate version Lee Jake.
 

Dan

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Please don't hurt me, Emma ...

Not dainty.



Not dainty.



Definitely not dainty.



Yes, that is a woman.
 
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Is that the women's lumberjacking contest? Reminds me of a joke about Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks (where lots and lots of forestry types go)- Paul Smiths - Where the men are men, and so are the women.
 

Super Amputee Cat

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Hmm.. let's see...the street's I lived on:

Drew Whitacre. OK
Drew Sylvanwood. Nah!
Drew Royer. Sounds like an anchorman
Drew Slater. I like it!
Drew O'Connell. Ditto. Where's Brittney (O'Connell not Spears)
Drew Douglas. Doesn't do anything for me
Drew Harley. I think I'll go with this one
 

Journeymouse

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And they're 80% confident that I'm a man. That's the second time I've fooled a computer program...
 

SW MI Planner

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Ok, this thread has turned away from the 'dainty' question, but as a female planner, I have to give some input!

As I said, I am a female planner. I am engaged to be married this October (to a man), so hence, I am not a lesbian. I shave my legs, paint my nails, wear makeup. I think I am a very friendly and likeable person.

BUT...

I do not wear skirts or dresses to work, and definately no nylons. Wearing girly clothes is not conducive to working outside in the field. I swear like a sailor (only when I have to of course!), and drink beer. Don't smoke for what it's worth, nor fight - I'm a lover :)

I think it is dangerous to be dainty in a field like this. People (co-workers, developers, public, etc.), try to get everything they can out of you. I try to be very nice, but definately not a pushover.
 
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