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  • hahahahahahahahaha - no they are just happy in their work.
    I made them homemade bread with chutney, cheese and sliced tomatoes !
    Interesting thou, the older guys keep driving off in one of the three vehicles that they came in.................. bunking praps ??????
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    • I got a hair stick!

      I'd been having SO MUCH TROUBLE finding hair sticks in NZ. I could find hair sticks made in NZ, shipped to the US, sold in the US, and then ship-able back to NZ, which just seemed damn silly!

      Then, my friend and coworker found one at a local shop that sells maori art and crafts, and she got one for me. it's bone and carved and stuff. I love it. It works great. Now I can wear my hair up!

      I'm on a mission to grow my hair out to waist-length. It's silly, but I want to do it!

      So, this means that my 4 hairstyles are out. I usually do pony tails. Actually, if I can find my fancy clip, I will be able to wear that, but otherwise -- no pony tail bands, nor the kind of clippy barrets that I have because they break the hair and create split ends. I can use hair sticks to hold my hair up -- but haven't been able to find any -- hence my excitement!

      From here, I brush with a boar bristle brush or the bone hairstick (which has two prongs and doubles as a comb), and then get a trim every 3-4 months. I had my first one a few weeks ago to start the growing-out. She had to lob off a fair bit -- nearly 3 inches! -- but it's a good start and I'm excited to see how it grows.

      One of my online (new) friends told me that she got from shoulder to waist length in about two years -- which I think is pretty cool! I started to notice, too, that many of my friends have long hair. One has waist length, the other is mid-back/'bra strap' and another has between mid-back and waist.

      My first "goal" is waist, and then I'm thinking about tailbone. We shall see.

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      • I just googled hair stick - they look great! I have waist length hair, but lately the ends have gone really feral and lots of breakage, think a lot to do with hair ties. I see there's some on ebay if I can't find one at the local shops.

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        • I sometimes use chopsticks to put up my hair. And scrunchies when prepping food. Mine's not too long; just below the bottom edge of my scapula.
          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

          B*tch-lite

          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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          • Morning all - I also sometimes use chopstix or a pencil etc... Quite easy if your hair is long enough.

            Two van loads of Tongan boyz today. This house painting caper will be over before we know it !!!!

            I have had huge issues over many years with a food allergy, that has ended in hospitilization a number of times. I have NEVER thought that dairy has been the culprit until last night............. now I am curious, so I will put a dollop of cream on my inside wrist and see if it reacts with my skin...... if it does - what an absolute duffisssss I have been.
            Honestly I have blamed sugar and grains, but am thinking maybe its been a combo of all three - all along.
            Yesterday I had a wee bit more dairy than usual - no grains - no sugar, and honesty I was not a well camper over night - so we shall see.................
            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

            ...small steps....

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            • years ago i cut all sugar, grains and dairy for a week and i felt and looked amazing. i can live without sugar and i can live without grains but dairy. and i only have a small bit. butter, cream, brie. stuff all LOL i feel like those people who tell me they have hardly any gluten. just toast for breakfast. but yeah, still swimming down that river in manhatten on the dairy issue. now if i could find something that adequately replaces milk in my coffee and if i could keep up with making ghee, and get used to cooking more with tallow. i could make progress. this week, from today, OMG, i am only going to have a cup of coffee with breakfast. no more after that till the next day. dont know if cream on the wrist will work G? i thought alot of food we react to is coz the proteins cross thru the gut into the blood and our immune system attacks them or something like that? so unless it absorbs thru the skin into the blood, you wont be able to tell.

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              • Cheeeeeeeeeeeese glorious cheese..... I can pig out on almost anything (even alcohol) and pretty much be not interested in it for awhile after the pig-out, but not cheese. And of course, there are as many varieties of the danged stuff as there are cheese makers.

                Gwamma, I will send up a wish to the cheese goddess that you aren't sensitive to dairy! (Maybe I should burn a cheddar candle?)
                "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                B*tch-lite

                Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                • yeah nuts are nowhere near as appealing even if they do taste a bit too good sometimes. i guess i could console myself with liver pate but even that has butter and cream in *sob* LOL here's hoping G

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                  • aaawwwww thanx guys - actually when DD3 was a wee thing she went through a stage of eating mainly yoghurt. Of course most of it ended up on her face, and often a rash would develop where it was on her face - even if only for a few minutes.
                    Dr always said - no biggy - so I didn't do nuffink about it................
                    ....................... anyhooooooooo I have taken a picky of my inside wrist pre creaming !!!!!!, then about 15 minutes ago I applied cream, and who would have guessed ???? I am getting quite a sore wrist - conincidence - lets wait and see..............

                    I love self experiments !!!!!!!
                    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                    ...small steps....

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                    • I have also used chopsticks and pencils, but having a hair stick is extra nice. And yes, you can get them on etsy and ebay as well -- lots of different designs and ways of using them.

                      At the Long Hair Community I learned a lot about different styles that you can make with hair-sticks, which is really cool.

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                      • how's the wrist G? we just been for a dive to the secret squirrel kina spot and got a couple of kina. i got one and my youngest got the other which was a pretty good effort as it was a couple of metres down. i had paua fritters for lunch. and fried paua guts - yum!!!

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                        • yuk !!!!!!!!! paua really does look gross.
                          The wrist is fine - so obviously not a cream intolerance ???? I don't know - shoot me now !!!! LOL
                          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                          ...small steps....

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                          • 2 funny. have you never had paua? i do get bored with it sometimes and i reckon the price if you actually have to buy it is crazy. i much prefer crayfsh and kina but will make do LOL i have been almost drowning in that river in manhatten this week on a totally unrelated matter to dairy products but you are welcome to join me G. or we could go eat in the restruant in africa! i prob should be concentrating on dairy products instead anyways LOL

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                            • what is this river in Manhatten that you refer ??????
                              enlighten this old Gwamma - please...............
                              "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                              ...small steps....

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                              • Lordy, but sometimes you people "tawk funny." *chuckle*

                                Okay, crayfish is the same as crawfish - yummy. Do you all prepare it in a spice boil? Do you suck the heads? Amazingly, the best craw/crayfish I ever had was at a little takeaway place on the Texas/Louisiana border that was attached to a gas station. The meat was sweet, and the heads were so spicy they made me cry. The cat went nuts for them (I sucked on the meat before giving them to him so he wouldn't get hurt by the spices.)

                                Our season with our mild winter started a little early this year and the crawfish are being munched on by locals and tourists alike.

                                Paua is abalone (thank goodness for google). I've never had it and I'm not sure why. I do know I probably should have tried before it went to $80/lb!!

                                And kina is sea urchin endemic to NZ. I've had that (not sure if it was the NZ one). A little weird, but I was younger, so maybe I'd like it better now. I had it at a sushi bar with a raw quail egg on top.

                                And you catch all that near your home - what a wonderful thing.

                                And so today, I learned new things. That's always good, and it helps this old brain to function just a little better (though I really wish I had the ability to learn and remember things that I had in my 20s).
                                "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                                B*tch-lite

                                Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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