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Rated G for Gazongas

What obsolete skill are you?

You are 'growing one's own food'.You are guided by two words: 'Live simply.' You value quality over quantity in most things, and you have little use for the materialism and consumerism of modern culture. You know the value of hard work and try to be self-sufficient as much as possible, and what you do you do well. Unfortunately, no man is an island, and you cannot do everything yourself. Your puritanical work ethic makes makes people think that you are weird, and not much fun. Your problem is that growing one's own food has been obsolete for a long time.

Take this quiz!

Saturday's Featured Outing was a trip to that place that was on Oprah that figures out your proper bra size (and no, I do not sit around here watching daytime telly all day, I picked this info up from somebody's LJ a while back). Surprisingly, I was actually wearing the right band size; the cup size, however, well, let's just say no wonder I was having trouble breathing in the sports bra. I've never thought of myself as particularly busty, except when I smash one of the damn things into/under something (my left nipple has a death wish), so I was more than a little nonplussed when I noted which poundage category the tag on the winning sample had placed Whomper and Misabel into. The shop is having to send to another branch to obtain this marvel of engineering in a color I can live with myself wearing (their "Nude" mostly only highlighted my skin's Perdue-yellow undertones, and pink lace was right out), and I will be set back $56 when I slink in to claim it, but for the sake of improved oxygen intake, I suppose I can live with the possibility of guys suddenly taking a heightened interest in my vast collection of witty t-shirts. It's not as if they'd have been talking to my face before, after all.
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atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: September 25th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I object to your meme. Growing one's own food is not only not an obsolete skill, but also one that many folk are turning to these days in an effort to get better quality and variety than what is available on the supermarket shelves. That's only obsolete to ignorant city dwellers, the kind who, when I grab leaves off of an herb plant and put them in my food, goggle at me like I'm about to consume poison. I actually disturbed somebody by nicking the tops off a basil plant and adding them to a pasta dish I was eating. Crazy grocery store-dependent dorks....
rennie_frog From: rennie_frog Date: September 25th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Hey, you were using another almost-obsolete skill (unless you're a foodie, then it's a hobby, and tolerated) 'cooking from scratch'.
atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: September 25th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Aaaaaaaaahhh!!! *cringes in mock horror* What kind of psycho world do you people live in?!

Food does not come from boxes and cans!

Food comes from living things!
rennie_frog From: rennie_frog Date: September 25th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Don't get me started on this one, because I agree with you! I'm cranky about how there are a large number of people in the world who don't get that food can be made from ingredients... Not just removed from packaging and heated.
atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: September 25th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Oh, thank goddess!! I thought you were one of them. Don't frighten me like that! :) Personally, I try to eat most things fresh and I've developed a strong aversion to ready-made foods in recent years, the only exception being pizza. I could go on and on about this one, too, and I'm not sure who was more astounded in that last scenario...the guy watching me eat basil leaves or myself that he would be disturbed by my eating them.
rennie_frog From: rennie_frog Date: September 25th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I have food sensitivities... Corn and soy. I have people ask me how I manage, constantly. I cook, from scratch. You know, from INGREDIENTS. The amazement this generates... frightens me. T

he capper had to be when I was in the hospital, where they insisted on putting margerine on the veggies and fish... The nurse could not believe that I couldn't eat the margerine, and wanted to know what I could possibly use at home. She was floored when I answered "Butter".
robling_t From: robling_t Date: September 26th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Hey, I know perfectly well how to cook from scratch, it's just that the theory can be somewhat removed from the actual execution... (I have been known to set fire to soup. Eep.)
robling_t From: robling_t Date: September 26th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Yeah, the meme-writer also condemned the French to obscurity as well. :) As for me, I'm setting up a herb garden in the new kitchen window as soon as I can work out an appropriate shelving mechanism...
ashnistrike From: ashnistrike Date: September 27th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Do they really only carry underwires, as it implies on their website? My major problem tends to be finding stuff that fits and *isn't* underwire.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: September 27th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I asked, and they do have some models that aren't dependent upon underwires for the support, but I found the elastic on those to be too wide for my taste, so the one I settled on does have an underwire; it doesn't seem all that noticeable and "I AM WEARING AN UNDERWIRE OMG" like some bras I've encountered in my day, though. {remembering the strapless underwire I needed to wear the summer I worked Faire, where the underwire went into "screw you, I'm going home" mode after three weekends and had to be repeatedly darned back inside} At any rate you'd at least find out what size to be zeroing in on even if you didn't end up shopping for bras there forever more...
randomdreams From: randomdreams Date: October 13th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Ha! ha! I must have missed this post.
One of my friends calls hers Scylla and Charybdis, coz she's all classical like that. She's been known to wear shirts that have, strategically placed, words reading:

"the face is | up there!"
randomdreams From: randomdreams Date: October 13th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
(you'll just have to imagine that there's an arrow in the middle of that: I forgot that LJ ignores spaces.)
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