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Mental Magpie

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25095 on: January 17, 2014, 08:37:51 AM »
OT, but the actual saying is "The blood of the battlefield is thicker than the water of the womb." It means the exact opposite of how we use it today.

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« Reply #25096 on: January 17, 2014, 09:11:12 AM »
...    how blood was thicker than water   ...

I think in that family the blood had formed a clot.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25097 on: January 17, 2014, 09:13:49 AM »
...    how blood was thicker than water   ...

I think in that family the blood had formed a clot.

That made my morning, gramma dishes. Totally going in the personal lexicon!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25098 on: January 17, 2014, 09:53:37 AM »
OT, but the actual saying is "The blood of the battlefield is thicker than the water of the womb." It means the exact opposite of how we use it today.

Thank you for sharing this; I've never heard this saying before but I will use it!

Mental Magpie

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25099 on: January 17, 2014, 10:35:53 AM »
OT, but the actual saying is "The blood of the battlefield is thicker than the water of the womb." It means the exact opposite of how we use it today.

Thank you for sharing this; I've never heard this saying before but I will use it!

You're welcome.  At least my useless knowledge is getting some, well, use. :)

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« Reply #25100 on: January 17, 2014, 11:45:59 AM »
Someone needs to start an agency that supplies attendants to bridezillas who are only concerned about the look of their bridal party.  You know, maybe a set of matched blondes between 5'6" and 5'8", all size 6.  Don't let your fiance insist on his bald, 5'8" 300-lb brother for best man -- rent a 6' 195-lb dark-haired man.

I have an ex-friend who used to insist that when she got married, all of her bridesmaids had to be fatter and/or uglier than she was, so that she would look better by comparison.

I think I have very clear grasp of why she's an ex-friend. And that's not the first time I've heard someone say they want bridesmaids fatter/uglier/shorter then them to make them look thinner/prettier/taller. My BFF joked about how all but one of her bridesmaids was taller then her. But she didn't think we made her look shorter. She said her being short made her look short.

Ha! I'm 5'1, my hubby is 6.2. Everyone asked if I was going to wear, like 4 inch heels when we got married. If I had, I'd still be way shorter than him, AND miserable. I wore flats. I'm short. It's not a character flaw.

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« Reply #25101 on: January 17, 2014, 11:49:49 AM »
When I got married, I cheated. I had no bridesmaids at all. I had Ex's nephew as ring bearer and my niece as flower girl. I didnt want to have to choose between my friends, and I flat out didnt want the drama that bridesmaids can bring. Plus I was cheap.  ;D

I had my skinnier cousin but she was 8 months pregnant at the time is that fixed that!

Thank goodness she planned her pregnancy around your wedding so you would look good! Or shame on her for stealing some of your spotlight by being pregnant at your wedding!

Man, it's hard to think like a Bridezilla.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25102 on: January 17, 2014, 12:43:16 PM »
I'm 5'8", my hubby is 5'4".  I always wear heels.  3-5 inches generally.

My FIL ordered me... yes, ordered, to wear flats at my wedding and to slouch.  I did indeed wear flats because ballet slippers looked wonderful and were comfy with my black dress (not first wedding!) but I did not slouch.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25103 on: January 17, 2014, 12:49:17 PM »
OT, but the actual saying is "The blood of the battlefield is thicker than the water of the womb." It means the exact opposite of how we use it today.

Thank you for sharing this; I've never heard this saying before but I will use it!

You're welcome.  At least my useless knowledge is getting some, well, use. :)

And I thank you too! I'm totally putting this in a fanfic.  >:D
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« Reply #25104 on: January 17, 2014, 03:38:29 PM »
OT, but the actual saying is "The blood of the battlefield is thicker than the water of the womb." It means the exact opposite of how we use it today.

There was a situation in which I felt I had to choose a friend (who was having an emergency) over my family.  The family member who was negatively affected by my choice actually used the "Blood is thicker than water" line on me.  I replied "Exactly," as I left her home.

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« Reply #25105 on: January 17, 2014, 07:03:02 PM »
OT, but the actual saying is "The blood of the battlefield is thicker than the water of the womb." It means the exact opposite of how we use it today.

There was a situation in which I felt I had to choose a friend (who was having an emergency) over my family.  The family member who was negatively affected by my choice actually used the "Blood is thicker than water" line on me.  I replied "Exactly," as I left her home.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25106 on: January 17, 2014, 07:47:36 PM »
I'm 5'8", my hubby is 5'4".  I always wear heels.  3-5 inches generally.

My FIL ordered me... yes, ordered, to wear flats at my wedding and to slouch.  I did indeed wear flats because ballet slippers looked wonderful and were comfy with my black dress (not first wedding!) but I did not slouch.
Our photographer asked DH to slouch in the wedding photos.  Such a bad suggestion leads to sad (sorry they look that way) photos.

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« Reply #25107 on: January 17, 2014, 09:14:39 PM »
When I got married, I cheated. I had no bridesmaids at all. I had Ex's nephew as ring bearer and my niece as flower girl. I didnt want to have to choose between my friends, and I flat out didnt want the drama that bridesmaids can bring. Plus I was cheap.  ;D

I had my skinnier cousin but she was 8 months pregnant at the time is that fixed that!

Thank goodness she planned her pregnancy around your wedding so you would look good! Or shame on her for stealing some of your spotlight by being pregnant at your wedding!

Man, it's hard to think like a Bridezilla.

She did actually plan it around my wedding but only so she wasn't due on my wedding day. She carries small so a lot of people didn't even notice she was pregnant!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25108 on: January 18, 2014, 01:02:37 AM »
When I got married, I cheated. I had no bridesmaids at all. I had Ex's nephew as ring bearer and my niece as flower girl. I didnt want to have to choose between my friends, and I flat out didnt want the drama that bridesmaids can bring. Plus I was cheap.  ;D

I had my skinnier cousin but she was 8 months pregnant at the time is that fixed that!

Thank goodness she planned her pregnancy around your wedding so you would look good! Or shame on her for stealing some of your spotlight by being pregnant at your wedding!

Man, it's hard to think like a Bridezilla.

She did actually plan it around my wedding but only so she wasn't due on my wedding day. She carries small so a lot of people didn't even notice she was pregnant!

Nobody plans their pregnancies.

They take a wild stab at it, and sometimes they get lucky. That's all.

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« Reply #25109 on: January 18, 2014, 06:24:33 AM »
My mum is being a PA snowflake it seems (not that this is a news flash to me, but this time its very underhanded).

I share a house with my parents (it's my house, they are retired and live with me). I have repeatedly told my mum I don't like those plug-in mosquito vapour thingies. Maybe I'm being a snowflake myself about this, but I don't know what's in them, but I don't want to be breathing in unknown repellant chemicals for hours on end.

I had to drive home in the middle of the morning today because I had a warddrobe malfunction at work (my trouser button wasn't as firmly sewn on as I had hoped and it popped off). My parents are out and I dive into my room to change and notice that there is one of those mosquito repellant thingies plugged into the plug in my room.

Which means that my mum (knowing I really don't like those things), waits until I go to work, plugs one in and leaves it in all day and then unplugs it before I come home. Which means I've been breathing in those repellant chemicals I don't like while I sleep at nights. Thanks mum, thanks a bunch.

Wow, that would tick me off too and would have me contemplating a lock on my door and taking the only key to work with me!
If someone did that in my house - they would find the outer locks changed and their belongings outside.


It would explain why the inside of my mouth and nose were blistered, why I had been having breathing problems, and why my skin was raw and fissured, because I would have been having a massive reaction to that poison in the air. It would even have to be the ones Wolfways is talking about the air fresheners will cause the same reaction. 
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