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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6225 on: December 10, 2012, 02:37:44 AM »
Does anyone else hear the "mood" of songs differently when they feel strongly one way or another at the time? This happens to me a lot, especially if the lyrics are vague. For instance, take "Never Let Me Go" by Florence and the Machine. I heard the song for the first time and I thought "Wow, this is a somber-yet-strong-and-optimistic song". Now that I'm sad at the moment, I heard the song again and I'm thinking it's the most depressing thing I've ever heard.


Yeah, that happened to me the other day.
Listening to "More than a feeling" by Boston on the radio in the shower of all places, started bawling my eyes out for some reason even though it dosen't bother me any other time.  :-\
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6226 on: December 10, 2012, 03:13:02 AM »
I love Fields of Gold by Sting, but the song has changed for me since my BIL died as we sang it at his funeral a la Eva Cassidy. It's still beautiful, but now it's poignant too.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6227 on: December 10, 2012, 07:10:30 AM »
I've heard different aspects of songs based on my understanding of the words, so I get the idea of different feelings.  To give two examples, I'll use "Hey Jesus" by the Indigo Girls and "In My Dreams" by REO Speedwagon.  For the first, most people seem to hear it as a drunken girl asking God to keep her boyfriend from leaving her, and seen in that way it's sad and a bit pathetic.  But when I heard the line "My baby's gonna leave me" I took it literally, so for me it was always a drunken girl pleading with God not to let her infant child die, and that makes it a lot sadder.  For "In My Dreams", it's obviously written as a wistful love song until you picture the singer as someone who really shouldn't have to dream about it.  In my case it was imagining the song as sung by a teenager to her mother that changed its aspect.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6228 on: December 10, 2012, 02:58:26 PM »
I love Fields of Gold by Sting, but the song has changed for me since my BIL died as we sang it at his funeral a la Eva Cassidy. It's still beautiful, but now it's poignant too.

My favorite version of that song.
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6229 on: December 10, 2012, 08:16:28 PM »
I haven't finished the entire thread, but I have a stupid fashion question. I hope this hasn't been brought up before. Probably not - it's really dumb!

I have a lovely pair of brown high-heeled shoes that I would love to wear with my (several) brown or green skirts. The problem? I can only wear said shoes with socks or tights, otherwise they give me blisters. I vastly prefer socks or thigh-highs, and despise panty-hose. I only have black socks and tights (50% of my wardrobe is black...). This looks stupid to me, so I don't end up wearing my brown shoes, and only wear said skirts with my brown boots, where this isn't a problem.

So, if you were wearing brown shoes and a brown or green longish skirt (below the knee to mid-calf) what color socks or tights would you wear? White is too jarring. I hate taupe or nude pantyhose.

Help?

P.S. Yeah, I know, really dumb.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6230 on: December 10, 2012, 08:22:28 PM »
I haven't finished the entire thread, but I have a stupid fashion question. I hope this hasn't been brought up before. Probably not - it's really dumb!

I have a lovely pair of brown high-heeled shoes that I would love to wear with my (several) brown or green skirts. The problem? I can only wear said shoes with socks or tights, otherwise they give me blisters. I vastly prefer socks or thigh-highs, and despise panty-hose. I only have black socks and tights (50% of my wardrobe is black...). This looks stupid to me, so I don't end up wearing my brown shoes, and only wear said skirts with my brown boots, where this isn't a problem.

So, if you were wearing brown shoes and a brown or green longish skirt (below the knee to mid-calf) what color socks or tights would you wear? White is too jarring. I hate taupe or nude pantyhose.

Help?

P.S. Yeah, I know, really dumb.


Dark brown, either sheer or opaque depending on your desired level of formality.


White pantyhose isn't just jarring. It only looks good on little girls. On anyone beyond their teen years, it's massively unflattering.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6231 on: December 10, 2012, 08:23:59 PM »
I haven't finished the entire thread, but I have a stupid fashion question. I hope this hasn't been brought up before. Probably not - it's really dumb!

I have a lovely pair of brown high-heeled shoes that I would love to wear with my (several) brown or green skirts. The problem? I can only wear said shoes with socks or tights, otherwise they give me blisters. I vastly prefer socks or thigh-highs, and despise panty-hose. I only have black socks and tights (50% of my wardrobe is black...). This looks stupid to me, so I don't end up wearing my brown shoes, and only wear said skirts with my brown boots, where this isn't a problem.

So, if you were wearing brown shoes and a brown or green longish skirt (below the knee to mid-calf) what color socks or tights would you wear? White is too jarring. I hate taupe or nude pantyhose.

Help?

P.S. Yeah, I know, really dumb.

Burgundy. Or aubergine.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2012, 08:25:51 PM by Amava »

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6232 on: December 10, 2012, 08:44:41 PM »
Re: sock colors with brown shoes

Dark green

Burgundy

Beige with some kind of design...I find plain beige kind of blah, but I have some really cute beige trouser socks with Flowers and some stripped and also plaid.

Plaid

Brown with or without designs

Nude/sheer
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6233 on: December 11, 2012, 04:49:07 PM »
I think black would work if you match it with something else black like a blouse, jacket, belt, scarf or even a black pin or thick beaded necklace.

What type of top do you wear with the skirt?



Edited to add (the next day): I saw someone at work today dressed with brown shoes, black nylons, brown skirt with matching jacket and a black blouse. It looked good! ;D
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6234 on: December 11, 2012, 09:34:22 PM »
Okay, I thought I knew all the acronyms used here but I've read a new in two separate posts now and can't guess from the context. What does JADE/JADE-ing mean? :-[

Also, I know DD, DS, DF and DH but I still get tripped up over DP - Dear Parter? Parent? Possum? :-\
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6235 on: December 11, 2012, 09:43:44 PM »
Okay, I thought I knew all the acronyms used here but I've read a new in two separate posts now and can't guess from the context. What does JADE/JADE-ing mean? :-[

Also, I know DD, DS, DF and DH but I still get tripped up over DP - Dear Parter? Parent? Possum? :-\

Justify, Argue, Defend, Explain. Things you shouldn't do when trying to say no to someone.

DP is either Dear Parent or Dear Partner, depending on context. :)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6236 on: December 11, 2012, 10:29:59 PM »
Okay, I thought I knew all the acronyms used here but I've read a new in two separate posts now and can't guess from the context. What does JADE/JADE-ing mean? :-[

Also, I know DD, DS, DF and DH but I still get tripped up over DP - Dear Parter? Parent? Possum? :-\

Justify, Argue, Defend, Explain. Things you shouldn't do when trying to say no to someone.

DP is either Dear Parent or Dear Partner, depending on context. :)

Ah thank you JADE makes sense now - I will try to remember that one, I like it.  :)

DP makes sense - all DHs are DPs but not all DPs are DHs...but I notice DW doesn't get used much on here...muse be 'cause all the Ws are perfect!  ;D ;)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6237 on: December 11, 2012, 10:53:30 PM »
Okay, I thought I knew all the acronyms used here but I've read a new in two separate posts now and can't guess from the context. What does JADE/JADE-ing mean? :-[

Also, I know DD, DS, DF and DH but I still get tripped up over DP - Dear Parter? Parent? Possum? :-\

Justify, Argue, Defend, Explain. Things you shouldn't do when trying to say no to someone.

DP is either Dear Parent or Dear Partner, depending on context. :)

Ah thank you JADE makes sense now - I will try to remember that one, I like it.  :)

DP makes sense - all DHs are DPs but not all DPs are DHs...but I notice DW doesn't get used much on here...muse be 'cause all the Ws are perfect!  ;D ;)

More likely because we're overwhelmingly women  ;D  The few of us women who have female partners tend to be pretty evenly split between using "DW" and "DP."

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6238 on: December 12, 2012, 12:22:47 AM »
Ultimate stupid question (though it's not a contest ;)):

In Star Trek (the movies), the Federation has a space dock for its ships.  Where do the Klingons and Romulans keep their spaceships?  Presumably in a spacedock of their own?

I would guess that the home planet of the Romulans is Romulus.  What is the Klingons' home planet?  Is it ever mentioned?

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6239 on: December 12, 2012, 01:03:27 AM »
I would guess that the home planet of the Romulans is Romulus.  What is the Klingons' home planet?  Is it ever mentioned?
The Klingon home planet is called Qo'noS (pronounced Kronos), but it's also been referred to as Klin and Kling.