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Blayne Bradley
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I got up this morning and said "alright, this is it, this is the Day Blayne! Go and ask that incredibly hawt red headed girl out! Ask her if she wants to go for coffee sometime!" I arrive and guess what? My Calculus class with her was canceled and I have not even the slightest clue where she hangs out.

I am Angry at the Universe for ruining the day where I took extra case to be hygienic. I even brushed by hair!!!

There's not many weeks left before the semester ends, im running out of time!

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Whose hair did you brush by? Because that probably matters quite a bit.
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I'm sorry Blayne. Though if it makes you feel any better, I had a much needed chuckle reading your post. When life gives you lemons, make some lemonade and hope it refreshes someone else. [Smile]
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As a member of the "Class Canceling Subcommittee of the Ruining Blayne's LoveLife Division of the Universal Conspiracy to Mess with Blayne" I can relax now. Nice to see that the Sub-Group on Wasted Hygiene was on the job as well.

I hope there is a plan for if Blayne just asks her out the next time he sees her!

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El JT de Spang
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Congrats on screwing up your courage and your hygiene in preparation for the big day. My advice is, make tomorrow the big day. Or whenever you see her again.

And speaking as a dude who does okay with the ladies, I can say that ALWAYS taking the extra time to be hygienic and well-groomed is the smart play.

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"the ladies"? I just had this vision of you in a mustache wearing disco pants.
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The phrase "the ladies" really ticks me off. It just has too much connotation of possesion.
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It doesn't offend me at all. I just can't hear without seeing Steve Martin as a wild and crazy guy.
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"The phrase "the ladies" really ticks me off."

So do you like 'ladettes' better???

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"And speaking as a dude who does okay with the ladies, I can say that ALWAYS taking the extra time to be hygienic and well-groomed is the smart play."

Speaking as a guy who knows a guy who clearly doesn't wear enough deodorant, I agree.

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not really
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Huh? How does "the ladies" have a connotation of possession?
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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
Whose hair did you brush by? Because that probably matters quite a bit.

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As a "lady," I always want good hygiene from everyone around me. Even if a guy has taken the effort that day, if my first impression is of a scruffy guy, I am not going to be impressed.
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El JT de Spang
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I think you should clarify how 'scruffy guy' necessarily equals 'bad hygiene'.
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Still not getting it, Blayne.
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As a "lady," I always want good hygiene from everyone around me. Even if a guy has taken the effort that day, if my first impression is of a scruffy guy, I am not going to be impressed.
I thought the ladies love the scent of a man. . [Razz]
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quote:
Originally posted by El JT de Spang:
Congrats on screwing up your courage and your hygiene in preparation for the big day. My advice is, make tomorrow the big day. Or whenever you see her again.

And speaking as a dude who does okay with the ladies, I can say that ALWAYS taking the extra time to be hygienic and well-groomed is the smart play.

Amen. Not just for their sake, but for the sake of other people who know you as well. [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by katharina:
a mustache wearing disco pants.

Now I have an image of a mustache in shiny pants.

It's rather disturbing . . .

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quote:
Originally posted by adenam:
The phrase "the ladies" really ticks me off. It just has too much connotation of possesion.

I think you're being overly sensitive. Is there a reference to women, made by men for the purpose of discussing their own love lives, that does not offend you?
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I find it surprising that anybody would be offended by the phrase "the ladies."

Birds must be squawking more these days. [Wink]

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"My ladies" is possessive. "The ladies" is... descriptive.
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Blayne, persistence pays off.

It really does. I swear. Would you expect someone to become a world-class competitor at a particular video game if they'd only spent an hour playing it? No.

To all and sundry--I used that analogy because it's the only thing I've seen him show any persistence at.

No, Blayne, I'm not insulting you. I wasted a lot of time and energy in my late teens/early 20s. If you're still living this lifestyle in 20 years, it might be time to change. Right now, I'm inclined to give you a pass, to some degree.

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quote:
Originally posted by steven:
Blayne, persistence pays off.

These days it frequently pays off with a restraining order, as I hear it.

[ May 01, 2009, 11:40 PM: Message edited by: El JT de Spang ]

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quote:
Originally posted by El JT de Spang:
I think you should clarify how 'scruffy guy' necessarily equals 'bad hygiene'.

Well scruffy means untidy. Low hygiene is very rarely tidy.
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Perhaps, but untidy doesn't necessarily mean bad hygiene. There are people I know who are very hygienic and are also very untidy, though the untidiness is generally intentional for the sake of a "look".
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quote:
Originally posted by scholarette:
quote:
Originally posted by El JT de Spang:
I think you should clarify how 'scruffy guy' necessarily equals 'bad hygiene'.

Well scruffy means untidy. Low hygiene is very rarely tidy.
Swing and a miss. I am definitionally both 'scruffy' and 'hygienic'. As several regulars here can attest to. Unless you're using one of those words to mean something other than the common usage (which I'm assuming is what you're doing with 'scruffy', although I can't for a second follow how you think untidy is also equal to unhygienic).
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Scruffy lookin'!?
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I think you can easily be hygienic and scruffy- and for a guy like that scruffy wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. But, I am not convinced about being unhygienic and not scruffy. Everyone I have seen who does not take proper care of hygiene has been pretty scruffy.
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Don't get too mad at the Universe; you never know what it's up to. It may have a plan to help you after all.
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There's fake scruffy and then there's real scruffy. To mistake one for the other is a huge mistake.
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quote:
Originally posted by El JT de Spang:
quote:
Originally posted by steven:
Blayne, persistence pays off.

These days it frequently pays off with a restraining order, as I hear it.
Agreed. Be careful that 'persistence' does not turn into 'creepy'.

Case in point: I was taking a class in college a number of years ago when a young gentleman followed me to my car after class and asked me out. Followed me. Into a parking lot. While I was alone. I was engaged at the time and told him so and then left. This fellow took offense and proceeded to follow me to my car every day after class. I finally ended up dropping the class and getting my money back in order to end the 'cat-and-mouse' game.

The irony? The class was Psychology of Sexuality.

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Who you callin' scruffy lookin'?
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I've been staying roughly 2-3 desks apart from her and never making any outward appearances of being "in" to her so to speak aside from asking occasional questions about the work on hand.

I only when Im not talking to her look at her through my peripheral vision.

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Don't worry about the cluelessness of these fools. I know you're no stalker. Inappropriate groper, maybe. But stalking? You ain't got it in ya. [Smile]
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If brushing your hair is an atypical event, then it really doesn't matter whether the Universe conspires against you or not, you've already conspired against yourself.
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Don't worry about the cluelessness of these fools. I know you're no stalker. Inappropriate groper, maybe. But stalking? You ain't got it in ya. [Smile]
Stalking would take a lot of time, time that could be spent playing and replaying video games, after all;)

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I've been staying roughly 2-3 desks apart from her and never making any outward appearances of being "in" to her so to speak aside from asking occasional questions about the work on hand.

I only when Im not talking to her look at her through my peripheral vision.

First off, this sounds like an excellent recipe for an uninterrupted continuation of the status quo.

Second, allow me to carefully point out that although of course I can't speak specifically to you and this woman, I can speak for a lot of people and say that an individual is often not the best at gauging whether or not they're being opaque or transparent.

In other words, just because you think you're keeping a good poker face doesn't mean you are. Speaking specifically about you, though, I don't think rigid self control is an ability you can claim. Not as far as online discussion forums can hint at, at least.

And that would be another reason not to be satisfied with the status quo: it may not be what you think it is.

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quote:
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If brushing your hair is an atypical event, then it really doesn't matter whether the Universe conspires against you or not, you've already conspired against yourself.

Can I get an A-Men!
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Well, really, it depends on the length of your hair and your affinity for hats, berets, turbans, or what have you.

However, if your hair is sufficiently long that it is easily spotted at a glance whether you've brushed it or not...dude, brush your hair. You don't even have to mousse it or hairspray it or anything. It can get mussed up when you're working or something, and that's no foul, but brush it before you go out at the very least.

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There's a T-Man on this board, I think, but only one of him.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kwea:
quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
If brushing your hair is an atypical event, then it really doesn't matter whether the Universe conspires against you or not, you've already conspired against yourself.

Can I get an A-Men!
I never brush my hair, and I do quite well in the female department.
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quote:
Originally posted by Blayne Bradley:
I only when Im not talking to her look at her through my peripheral vision.

I can imagine she wonders about the guy who flinches every time she turns her head. (Dude, she's gonna get the vibe that you're staring, even if you keep it peripheral.)
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quote:
Originally posted by JonHecht:
quote:
Originally posted by Kwea:
quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
If brushing your hair is an atypical event, then it really doesn't matter whether the Universe conspires against you or not, you've already conspired against yourself.

Can I get an A-Men!
I never brush my hair, and I do quite well in the female department.
If I recall correctly from that picture of you holding a knife, your hair is not long enough to actually need brushing.
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Eh, my hair is certainly long enough that many people would brush it: http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs005.snc1/2810_91837954536_616129536_1875158_4153422_n.jpg
It's sticking all over the place!

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Do you not take pictures unless you are holding a sharp metal object?
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I do, but they're not as good without a phallic symbol.

Edit: And technically, I didn't take the photo.

[ May 04, 2009, 01:16 AM: Message edited by: JonHecht ]

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I had forgotten how you looked.


I don't flinch, since it is afterall a calculus class I have plenty of stuff to do as to avoid flinching like looking in the general direction of my Cal1 teacher.

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quote:
Originally posted by JonHecht:
Eh, my hair is certainly long enough that many people would brush it: http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs005.snc1/2810_91837954536_616129536_1875158_4153422_n.jpg
It's sticking all over the place!

Oops!
It's like my brother's hair and of course he doesn't brush it. I thought that was normal. Thanks for letting me know I should have higher standards.

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Honestly, I was not trying to let you know that you should have "higher standards", whatever that means. My point was that brushing one's hair is not a necessary quality, at least with the current trend in men's hair-style, to attract women (or men, which seems to be the predominant case in my situation... unfortunately).

I feel some people, let's call them "hatrackers", who are of an older or more formal ilk than what is common among college students nowadays, do not understand the current fashion. Nor do they approve of it, even if they do understand. All I know is that combed hair would make me look like a jerk; particularly given my attire. If I had combed hair + a suit jacket, then that would just be bad. Messy hair with the suit jacket creates a nice juxtaposition.


Edit: That having been said, all other forms of good hygiene are necessary things.

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quote:
My point was that brushing one's hair is not a necessary quality, at least with the current trend in men's hair-style, to attract women (or men, which seems to be the predominant case in my situation... unfortunately).
Dude, if you stand around with fencing foils and an untucked button-up shirt beneath a sportcoat, your hair strategically mussed, clenching your jaw and sternly eyeballing the camera beneath your deep-set brows, you are going to send mating signals to a certain breed of gay man. It's pretty much a given.
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