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Lanea
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Posted - 12/21/2005 :  2:15:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
Too true. I'd normally go your bail Lissa, but I just spent all my money on my poor, cancerous kitty. So no shooting.

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booglass
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Posted - 12/21/2005 :  3:42:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit booglass's Homepage Send booglass a Private Message
samgrans - has a good point. I ahve yet to knit much for my hubby but if I do, I think I'll ask for a post-nup. ;-) What would you charge to write one?

And FYI, I think men are great. I happen to adore my husband with all his faults since he seems to adore me even with mine. Although, I think we can agree I have few. Yes, yes???

So Lissa congrats on the invoking the curse, it sounds like you were ready. I just hope you aren't knitting up a voodoo doll too.

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Lissa
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Posted - 12/21/2005 :  3:44:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
BARBARA!!!! HOW ARE YOU? WHERE ARE YOU????? ARE YOU OKAY??????(shouting intended)

Lissa

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SpinaYarn
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
492 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2005 :  9:22:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit SpinaYarn's Homepage Send SpinaYarn a Private Message
Chin up Lissa -
The curse seems to have brought on some timely insight as to this gent's (and I use the word loosely) intentions.
Suffice it to say, you don;t deserve this,and we shall all beat him about the head and shoulders with our knitting needles and stash.
(this could lead to suffocation in some cases)[**]
We think you are terrific - so pooh-bah on him.
There's a book out that my daughter told me about (and its actually quite entertaining) called "He's just not that into you"
enlightening.
We love you - and are sorry for this shumck. He's too pitiful to know what he's missing.


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Teyani

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Imknittin
Chatty Knitter

USA
171 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2005 :  08:41:44 AM  Show Profile Send Imknittin a Private Message
and the sequel to "he's just not the into you" (which I highly recommend), which is called something like..."you're really just not that into him" is supposed to be very good and entertaining and informative, too! I really recommned the the first one, has helped me a lot.

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cactusqueen
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  07:45:26 AM  Show Profile Send cactusqueen a Private Message
Does the guy in question in any way resemble your father? I just read this book that says we pick men by how ``familiar'' they feel to us, based on when we were little. It has completely blown me away ... guys who read the newspaper when I'm around (there was one), etc.; guys who are ``too busy'' to spend as much time with you as you would like (was father this way? in my case, yes), etc.

Just a thought ...

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Lissa
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  08:33:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
Interesting question. In some ways, yes: he's supersmart and funny. In some ways, no. He's very communicative about feelings, even when he's demanding not to acknowledge his. He's also very adventurous, unlike my dad.

Lissa

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Lanea
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  08:58:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by cactusqueen

Does the guy in question in any way resemble your father? I just read this book that says we pick men by how ``familiar'' they feel to us, based on when we were little. It has completely blown me away ... guys who read the newspaper when I'm around (there was one), etc.; guys who are ``too busy'' to spend as much time with you as you would like (was father this way? in my case, yes), etc.
Just a thought ...


What did the book have to say about fatherless women?

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westcoastchica
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Canada
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  10:34:51 AM  Show Profile Send westcoastchica a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Lanea
What did the book have to say about fatherless women?



Ya good question... I need some insight there... I don't seem to have a type.. my four major boyfriends were all different in every way... appearance... personality.. commitment... feelings towards me...

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Dicksie
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  3:14:47 PM  Show Profile Send Dicksie a Private Message
Using a scarf as a litmus test was brilliant! Not a great deal invested if he fails, yet enough to be a tender gesture if he's a keeper. There are many beautiful sweaters floating around the US to make me realize this was one to pass on. But my dear dear hubby saw a sweater I had knit when we first started dating, asked if he could try it on - I like mine oversized, he likes them to fit more closely - of course I gave it to him. That was over 25 years ago and he wore it again just yesterday!
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Rho
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  6:07:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Rho's Homepage Send Rho a Private Message
Oh Dicksie I just love your story. You made my day.

I know I didn't go for someone like my dad -- both great men but totally different.

It is better to know now even though your relationship has been going on for awhile -- just don't think that he will change -- that is the BIGGEST mistake women make. If something bothers you now your reaction to it will get much worse as time goes on.



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vakelly
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USA
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Posted - 12/28/2005 :  07:42:52 AM  Show Profile Send vakelly a Private Message
I wouldn't want any of my boyfriends to be remotely like my dad! I asked a bf once what he wanted knit for him and he didn't want anything but a scarf made in cashmere. So, I bought the yarn and started the scarf. It is still a WIP because we broke up while I was knitting it. No other bf since then has been worthy of that scarf. I hope to make it for me!
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sallyjo
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Posted - 12/28/2005 :  10:06:03 AM  Show Profile Send sallyjo a Private Message
If I'd only known...
I started making a scarf for my ex when we were dating, and he said he wasn't really into scarves.
I'm working (again) on the socks for Bigfoot. He might be getting the needles instead if he doesn't start behaving.
Have ordered the book. Will have to pretend it's a murder mystery or something...

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mamid
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Canada
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Posted - 12/28/2005 :  2:11:47 PM  Show Profile  Send mamid a Yahoo! Message Send mamid a Private Message
I tried the scarf as a litmus test two years ago. He said it was "too small" and he didn't like it. So what did he do? He steals my K1C2 scarf anytime he can get his grubby mits on it.

He also stole my shrug so I simply decided to make myself another one. What happened? He stole that one too! ARGH!

Then there's the Jayne cobb hat I made for him. Does he wear it? Nope. I can't even get him to wear it long enough to get a pic of him in it. *sigh* and he's a browncoat too!

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dragonmom
Seriously Hooked

USA
956 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2005 :  1:30:06 PM  Show Profile Send dragonmom a Private Message
um, brown coat? i'm confuzzled.

Minnie

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Lissa
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4942 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2005 :  12:09:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
Sorry to be out of touch. I was back in Michigan for a week. The Curse has worked spectacularly. The man is out of his mind - the series of emails that passed between us this week is the stuff of Dean Koontz: Me: "I'm sorry that you're living in hell, and I wish I could help." Him: "You say you love me and you understand, but you really mean that you're angry and bitter and that I don't have a right to be unhappy!" Me: "WTF?????"

Eight emails in this vein. I haven't cried this much in years. Done.

Lissa

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a
revolutionary act. -- George Orwell


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sallyjo
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Posted - 12/31/2005 :  12:29:55 PM  Show Profile Send sallyjo a Private Message
Ewww. Reverse the pronouns in his email, and I think you'll have an understanding of what he's thinking.
I'm glad you were able to use the power of knitting for good.

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Lissa
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4942 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2005 :  2:14:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
Yeah, I'm thinking "transference" with a capital T, here. I told him that the only person with hidden agendas is staring at him from his mirror. When I suggested that he get some help from someone trained to help people sort out their lives, he accused me of calling him deranged. Perhaps I should have...

Lissa

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Rebecca
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Posted - 12/31/2005 :  3:02:36 PM  Show Profile Send Rebecca a Private Message
I think you both need counselling.

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mamid
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Canada
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Posted - 12/31/2005 :  5:43:07 PM  Show Profile  Send mamid a Yahoo! Message Send mamid a Private Message
browncoat = firefly fan.

Caught him in it finally too.

He still threatens to steal my knitting. I can't give him anything so I don't bother to knit for him anymore. He mumbles something about knowing "quality" as his excuse. So, of course, instead of the more masculine or even neutral colours I used to knit, I'm doing pinks and purples. He doesn't touch those.

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