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Lovely 06-30-2011 11:53 PM

Alternachicks Chatter July!
Hey everyone!

It's July so I figured I'd start up a fresh new thread!

Here's a link to the old for reference: Original Chatter

Everyone is welcome to join in on the Alternachicks Chatter at any point, so dive right in!

Lovely 07-01-2011 12:05 AM

It's July already O_o

3Trip - I've been meaning to get lost in a video game :lol: Happy to see you stop in and say hey :hug:

Spangle - I loathe moving due to having to sort things. I'm sorry you're feeling sad about the relocation :hug:

Michi - Happy upcoming birthday! The older I get the more I realize that I like giving presents a lot more than receiving them. I want for nothing, and I no longer play with My Little Ponies, so I can't ever think of anything that I'd like. At this point, I already have accumulated way too much "stuff" so I don't want to add to the pile. For birthdays I end up just being reflective and thoughtful, and enjoying the company I'm in. That's enough for me. Do what you want to do for your day, and just let yourself live in the moment :) You have a great birthday no matter what!

Ellie - I don't have any plans for the 4th, either. My family has never been huge into cookouts. We might've had a small one for the 4th or sit on our front steps and watch the fireworks, but meh. I don't want to eat tons of food, and there's no place close that's doing fireworks so I won't go out to watch them. I guess I'll be celebrating my independence by eating a microwave hot dog or something. That's American-esque, right? >.>

I took a nap earlier which turned into a sleep. So, I'm awake. *sigh* I'll find something to do!

PS - Today is Canada Day! Happy Canada Day, neighbors! :D

SpangleMagnet 07-01-2011 05:17 PM

Lovely- Thanks. It's just feeling weird that, unlike the past couple of times I've done this, I'm not coming back to Lancaster after the summer. Oh well!

I got my degree results today. I'm graduating with a 2.1 :D Which is awesome!

triptriptrip 07-01-2011 06:11 PM

Just dyed my hair red. I was stuck with bleached hair for a few days so my hair wouldn't get crispy. It's a candy-apple red, but I can't seem to get a picture that really does the color justice. I love it so much. It's nice to go back to having crazy colored hair :D

Michi702 07-01-2011 07:02 PM

Spangle - Vikings? That's so cool! My boyfriend and his friends love anything Viking and his friends have several Viking/Norse tattoos. Also I can kind of relate to the whole 4th of July being a sore point for the British - in high school every year for Cinco de Mayo the Spanish language classes had parties and made lots of colorful tissue paper flowers. The French classes were somber and grumpy because we were doing actual language work that day. We barely got a 'jour culturelle' (cultural day) to celebrate except for around Mardi Gras. Those Spanish classes had all the fun!!

Trip - Ah! I used to do hot pink bangs/front section of my hair and I miss it. I dyed them for the last time in Fall 2010 because I knew by this Summer I'd be either getting a job, internship, etc which would surely frown upon crazy color hair. Below I posted my favorite picture of me (Not only do I look thin, I just love the crazy effect I got from the beaded curtains and color contrast of everything) as well as a more realistic but way less flattering picture from my Junior year of college were me and my two roomies had just dyed our hair together. My middle roomie, in purple, was a little shocked at how vivid the purple was so we spent the better part of that evening shampooing and re-shampooing her hair until it was about half as colorful as it is here.



Sorry they came out so large! I'm a little embarrassed because I can't figure out how to shrink it. My face is larger than life and you can see every blemish xD

Lovely 07-01-2011 10:40 PM

Spangle - Congratulations on the results! :)

3trip - If you get a picture, definitely post it. We'd love to see ^^ Bet it looks hawt!

Michi - Cute! >^.^< That pink looks fun! And you're so right, the purple beads look awesome with the hair. Hah! It looks like your friends also painted their nails to go with their hair! Love it.

I'm so... tired. Blah. Going to get to bed shortly. Hoping for a nice weekend so I can keep the windows open while I clean and organize.

Michi702 07-01-2011 10:56 PM

Lovely - Ah - you're right, I guess I'm the odd one out as far as the nail color's concerned. The pink is super fun :) I envy those with straight hair though, because you can do a ton of neat tricks with different colors or 'peek a boo' when you just dye the bottom back half of your hair. Oh well!

Today was actually a great day and I'm hoping my good mood continues into tomorrow. I had a nice date night with my boyfriend and we capped it off by watching a bunch of episodes of Mighty Boosh and geeking out :) I highly suggest it for anyone who hasn't seen it and likes British humour, and if you only see one episode ever make it Nanageddon!

Who's ready for a fun weekend? :D

SpangleMagnet 07-02-2011 01:12 AM

Michi- awesome! I currently only have on Viking-y tattoo, but my brother is drawing me up another one that is a reward for one of my mini-goals :D I can't wait to start, I've got a load of books to read over the summer.

Lovely- Thank you! :D

ryeb 07-02-2011 03:58 PM

Hey ladies. I want some crazy hair!! I don't think it is appropriate where I work though =/ I did do a home highlight job, so now my red hair (I am a natural red head, not apple red hair) is more of a blonde/strawberry blonde. I didn't think I liked it at first, but it styled, it looks really nice.

I had gotten my nose pierced in March time, and I took it out a couple of days ago. I made the mistake of snagging the original piercing, and could not get it back in. Then, (while nose was like elephant man swollen) I bought a ring (stud) to keep it from closing. Apparently the metal was not good for "healing" so i have been battling an infection around it. A couple of days ago, I said screw it took it out, and it is almost closed now. I might re-pierce it later this year.

triptriptrip 07-02-2011 04:40 PM

It's much more vibrant in person, but I can't seem to get a picture that really does it justice.


Lovely 07-03-2011 05:56 AM

Michi - Sounds like a great day!

Spangle - :wave:

Ryeb - How's stuff? :) I always wanted a simple nose stud. I had similar things happen with my ear piercings. It's been a while since I've had earrings in so now I need to look into getting some new earrings and getting my ears used to them.

3trip - Love the hair! Cute curls!

I'm up at *** o'clock in the morning, gonna make breakfast and just sit for a few and play a game. Then I'll have to take my walk later, and ... it's laundry day! I need to get a few loads done.

I need to go through clothes and see what I don't wear, or what needs donating anyways. Blah. I feel like I have way too much crap in my apartment. I should aim to have it completely de-crapified by Fall.

bopbot 07-03-2011 08:38 AM

I miss having dyed hair. Mine is naturally brown, so I did two very deep turquoise green streaks a few years ago and loved it.

But I graduated college in May 2010, so I've had to make do with wigs whenever I want a shot of color. : / I felt the greatest loss, though, when I entered the post-college job market and had to take out my facial piercings.

triptriptrip: Looks pretty vibrant from here!

triptriptrip 07-03-2011 01:18 PM

I dread the day that I get to med school and they tell me I have to take the piercings out. I'm getting my nose re-pierced in a week and then I want to pierce my lip. The lip thing I've been mulling over for a few years, but I finally decided to go for it.

SpangleMagnet 07-03-2011 02:03 PM

Trip- that hair colour is gorgeous!

Lovely- Hello!

I'm sat in my parents house, having moved all my stuff back here for the summer, and it feels very weird knowing I'm never going back to Lancaster. Though, I am very, very glad to be home. I needed a break from everything, and I need the summer to just be looked after by my mum (lol) and get my life back on track. Saying that, she did greet me with a glass of wine... I'll get on the new exercise bike in the living room tomorrow with a Disney film on the TV!

ryeb 07-03-2011 04:27 PM

Trip, I LOVE, LOVE your hair!! You are one hot lady too!! Seriously, that was an excellent choice for hair color.

I am surprised that my job I am in, has no standards really at all. I can have piercings, tattoos (minus gang lol), and hair any way. It is weird I work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and you would think they would "mind"

I hope you are all having a great 4th of July weekend. It is finally Friday for me, so I am excited for my much needed weekend. I am going to clean my house top to bottom. The man is going to probably move in around the 15th :)

Lovely 07-04-2011 06:23 AM

Hey guys ^^

Happy Fourth to those in the States! I'm just going to be cleaning and getting sweaty. How exciting, right? :lol:

I had my weigh-in this morning! Down more than 25lbs. Woot! Almost at my next mini-goal.

See you all later!

McMurphy 07-04-2011 01:24 PM

Trip.......LOVE it! I used to have a blue streak in my bangs, but since I have to wash my hair everyday (very oily), it runs out too quickly. What kind of dye do you use? I'm thinking of doing it again.

triptriptrip 07-04-2011 02:03 PM

I mixed Manic Panic Vampire Red with Beyond the Zone Crimson Storm. I leave it in for a few hours, use a hair dryer until it starts to get dry and then wash out with cold water. It really helps.

Michi702 07-04-2011 04:04 PM

trip - Ah that's so good looking! I've heard bad things about Manic Panic so I've always stuck with Special FX, but it looks like Manic worked out nicely for you :) I think if I did a low-key red then once I got a job they might be ok with it, but no more pinks :'( I weep for my youth!

Spangle - you know, even though I'm living near where I went to college it's still weird to think I'll never be living in the dorms again with my roomie of 4 years. We got extremely close and it was almost like having a sister. I'm an only child and she has 2 older brothers so it was a first for both of us back four years ago as freshman.

Lovely - did you have a good Canada Day? I don't know much about it to be honest, is it as popular and celebrated as the 4th? I mean here, you might think July 4th was like an annual second coming of Christ for some people... we had an hour long fireworks extravaganza at the party we went to last night!

I hope everyone else had a nice weekend. I'm going for an interview at Target on Wednesday and right now just hanging out with the boyfriend in the air conditioning. Ahhh livin' the life :)

iamworthit 07-05-2011 04:03 AM

Hi everyone.
I thought I'd just jump in and say you are all amazing and an inspiration.
I wish I could color my hair into such pretty shades but since my hair is dark brown...all the salons here say its not possible.

McMurphy 07-05-2011 04:16 AM


Originally Posted by triptriptrip (Post 3920169)
I mixed Manic Panic Vampire Red with Beyond the Zone Crimson Storm. I leave it in for a few hours, use a hair dryer until it starts to get dry and then wash out with cold water. It really helps.

Thanks for the tip :) I find that if I use permanent hair dye (like what most people would do their whole head with) it works better because it uses developer. I'm diggin' the red...thinking of doing that myself.

Lovely 07-05-2011 06:21 AM

Back in college I'd dyed by ends blue. Bleach the tips, wait a day, then on went the manic panic electric blue. Fun times :lol:

Michi - I'm not Canadian, but I'm sure those who are had a fun day. ;) July 4th is nice, and all, but other than watching fireworks it wasn't a huge deal at my house. Have a great interview! Hope you get the position! ^^

iamworthit - You join us any time you want to chat :)

I was up eeeaaarrrlly ... I can't ever seem to get into a normal sleep schedule! Ah well. I enjoy it.

Hoping to get some cleaning and organizing done around the house while the husband goes back to work.

Have a great day everyone!

SpangleMagnet 07-05-2011 10:01 AM

I was up far too late. Had a bad, bad night last night (being back at home where there is ridiculous amounts of food in the fridge and cupboards, including foods I would never buy myself is making midnight binges all too easy...) and woke up to a brunch of cheesy eggy mushrooms on toast. Going to kick my *** into gear, though, and pop on another Disney movie and exercise bike it all away.

Ellie Hastings 07-05-2011 10:40 AM

Hello girls!

Well, although it rain lightly through the fireworks last night it was still a nice show. Same thing happened to us last year. Is this a trend?

I had one cup of low-fat ice cream but because I had banked the fat grams and calories during the day it fit into my caloric intake for the day. It was the first dish of ice cream I'd had in a YEAR! But that's not counting the Chick-Fil-La banana pudding shake I had last spring - yum!

Can you tell I haven't had breakfast yet this morning? Sheesh!


McMurphy 07-05-2011 03:10 PM

Ugh, talk about bad nights. I *just* woke up half an hour ago. I hate myself when I do that - makes the motivation to do everything else, especially working out, much harder to come by.

Lovely 07-05-2011 08:03 PM

Spangle - You reminded me that I never got to watch the Princess and the Frog. So I popped that on from Netflix, and then took a walk on my treadmill. :D

Ellie - That sounds like a great night! =)

Awaiting- I hate those days when half of it's been wasted as I sleep. Makes me feel so "blah" and it's so much harder to do anything.

I just had a great dinner. I'm getting sleepy, though, since I was up too early lol

OH! My dvds came today. Belly dancing and Zumba. Gonna try the belly dancing one out first tomorrow. Should be fun!

SpangleMagnet 07-05-2011 10:29 PM

Lovely- I LOVE The Princess and the Frog! My boyfriend took me to the cinema to see it, I cried like an idiot near the end :p

triptriptrip 07-05-2011 11:10 PM

Finally got my nose re-pierced and then pierced my tongue while I was there. It's very exciting. I'm still a bit sore so I will be having soup for the next few days.

Lovely 07-06-2011 06:45 AM

Spangle - It was an adorable movie ^^ I like how it was a little different then most of the Princess movies they've done. Cute!

3trip - Nice! Bet they look great!

SpangleMagnet 07-06-2011 03:34 PM

Lovely- did you feel bad about what happened to Ray? I love Ray... I want to get a plushie of him for my unbirthday :p

trip- I really keep toying with the idea of piercing my tongue. How did you find it? Also, I hated it when I had to get my nose and eyebrow re-pierced. It hurt SO BAD.

Michi702 07-06-2011 03:35 PM

Lovely - Ah! My mistake... I had it in my head for some reason that you were from Canada. Oops >_< Have you tried your new DVDs yet? I wanna know about the belly dancing one!

trip - ouch, tongue :x I'm too much of a wimp to even get my ears pierced x_x

Ellie - Yum, ice cream! I had just enough calories to squeak by with a kid's sizer serving of Coldstone ice cream yesterday, it was divine. Today I'll have to settle for the 60 calorie fudge pops we have in the freezer as an after dinner sweet, which still isn't terrible :)

Spangle - I was up late last night too, but more because I was stressed about a job interview this morning. Luckily I ended up getting the job, but man I could not bring myself to have breakfast I was so nervous!!

I just got up from a nap not long ago and now I'm deciding (a little early) what to do for dinner. I have these yummy beef teriyaki and sesame skewers (just 100 calories each) that I might grill up to go with rice and some steamed veggies. I'm just having one of those days where no food is really striking my fancy, not even junk like pizza or fried chicken. Weird, right?

My boyfriend is watching some weird kung fu movie on TV right now... I think it's Kung Fu Hustle, but I was never into these crazy kinds of film. If I go for something foreign I try to pick a movie from France so I can keep my language skills fresh. The boyfriend, non-French speaker he is, begs for English subtitles but I told him I could just translate for him. It's a hard sell :)

Lovely 07-06-2011 03:45 PM

Michi - I popped on super quick to check something, but I'm watching Kung Fu Hustle, too.... I've seen it before, but it's actually very funny :x

triptriptrip 07-06-2011 11:54 PM

The tongue wasn't painful. It just felt like pressure. The nose hurt a lot. I wasn't all too keen on that one. My eyes were watering like crazy. Worth it though. Seems to be healing okay at the moment.

Lovely 07-07-2011 08:10 AM

Spangle - Ray was cute! I love cajun accents so that didn't hurt :lol:

Michi - I'm a New Englander like yourself! :D I tried out the belly dancing one. Oh my goodness... the moves started out with the arms, and it was TOUGH. I just don't have the arm stamina to do all that she was teaching. But I'm hoping to add it in regularly so I can practice and built my arm strength. Those skewers sound delicious! :drool:

3trip - Glad they're healing!

I've got a busy day out of the house, but it's a good kind of busy. I'm hoping to get a few needed chores done and I'm going for an eye doctor appointment today to get new glasses. :) Hurray!

iamworthit 07-07-2011 08:33 AM

@Michi and Lovely - Kung Fu Hustle is funny. One of my most favorite LOL movies. Nothing like the part where they threw a handle at the lady. hahaha

@Trip - I had my nose pierced last February. For some reason it took a while to heal. I had many accidents with it.. from scratching my nose and the stud off... to my eyeglasses getting caught and.. just waking up without the stud.
I'm thinking about getting my tongue pierced soon. How long does it take to heal?

Ellie Hastings 07-07-2011 09:23 AM

Morning, Ladies, :wave:

Well, after a busy day yesterday I gotta hit some chores, for the place is a disaster!

@Lovely: Oh, the eye doctor visit! I gotta do the same thing in August and this time I'm gonna try contacts if I can! I don't mind wearing glasses but I would like to run errands without remembering to bring my glasses to read small print. Anyway, hopes it goes well.

@Michi: Frozen pops are good! I like those WW dark chocolate with raspberry ones...yummy!

A question for the chat in general. Does a nose ring mean something in particular or are they considered like another piece of jewelry or bodily adornment? I see them at school everywhere, but think it would be too impolite to ask. :)


SpangleMagnet 07-07-2011 12:26 PM

I'm pretty sure nose rings mean something in a few cultures, but honestly I think for post people it's just another body mod =)

Lovely- Me too! As a kid, Gambit was my favourite character ever, so Cajun accents always get me :p

Loaded up on fresh fruit and veggies today. Feelin' goood!

Lovely 07-07-2011 01:38 PM

Iamworthit - :wave:

Ellie - I never thought it meant anything in particular. Just a pretty piece of jewelry. I'd probably wear contacts, but I have an astigmatism so they don't sit on my eyeballs well.

Spangle - LOL! I was thinking the same thing! *sigh* When he used to call Rogue "cher" ... he was so dreamy.

I got most of my chores done today (with the husband's help) just stopped in at home to get some food in my stomach. I still need to go food shopping, but didn't want to go while I was hungry or I'd be bound to pick a few things that I didn't really need.

Good news, my eyes are fine and healthy other than that I just needed to get my new prescription and will be getting the glasses within a week or so. :)

NiteOwlMommy 07-07-2011 02:06 PM

Hello ladies :wave:

I was reading some posts and wanted to just jump on in!

Oh Gambit how you stole my heart I also loved his accent and I always thought his coat was awesome!

I also really enjoyed The Princess and the Frog it was different and my little girl enjoyed it so much we watch it a lot! I think I can recite the whole movie by heart LOL

I used to have my tongue pierced but I had to take it out when I was pregnant it made my nausea worse but that was over 2 yrs ago and I have yet to get it re-pierced.

Oh crazy hair!! These last couple of months I have been getting my hair cut in a mullet style it pretty much looks like a choppy layered bob on top of some long hair kind of like Elvira! whenever I leave the salon I look like I walked out of the 80's big hair period LOL! Anyway my hairdresser asked if I would do some highlights and I said sure. I gave him creative freedom with my hair so now I have blonde streaks and red streaks. I love that the red really pops in the sun! I have been wanting to pick up some dye and color the blonde pink but I fear the red will be affected too much.

A funny thing I have noticed about people and my tattoos. My daughter likes to draw on herself with markers I don't mind it always gets washed off before bed and I don't like limiting her creativity. The other day an older woman was staring at me and then would glance at my daughter and came up to me to let me know that she was disgusted with the fact that I tattooed my 2 yr old. I looked at her, looked at my tattoos on my arms which are all actual drawings, and then looked at the squiggles my daughter had on her arms and legs. I pulled out a wet wipe from my purse and wiped off one of the squiggles. She looked at me and I said "No I would not tattoo my 2 yr old but she does like using herself as a canvas" I wanted so badly to say other things but I restrained myself, she however walked away with an extremely red face!

SpangleMagnet 07-07-2011 04:16 PM

Hey NiteOwl! :D

Seems we're all on the same wavelength :p My boyfriend got me a mint condition issue of his first appearance in the X-Men comics. I love being with a geek :D

That thing about your daughter is crazy! As if anyone could be silly enough to think they were real tattoos!?

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