19 Responses to “Friday Confessional 2-6-2009”

  1. Jackie (Literary Escapism / Open Source Cook) February 6, 2009 at 2:37 PM #

    I’m happy to find that someone liked my article on recipes and copyright. For some reason, I’ve been getting a lot of responses saying that recipes are copyrighted and have been surprised by my research.

  2. MB (Leah) February 6, 2009 at 2:47 PM #

    I feel your pain on pants buying. I’m 5’2 and am just in between petite and misses in length. So many times the petites are too short and the misses are almost always too long. *sigh*

  3. Bookwormomster February 6, 2009 at 3:28 PM #

    My daughter is a tiny little thing and we buy all of her jeans & dress trousers at Petite Sophiticate. The store near our house carries ‘regular’ and ‘petite’ lengths (petite petites? lol). Wonder of wonders, we rarely have to hem them. If you’ve a PS near you it’s well worth the trip. As to prices, I really don’t know. I gave up the endless hunt for inexpensive petite clothing & we just shop there. :bat:

    Happy Shopping! :glee:

  4. Amy February 6, 2009 at 3:36 PM #

    Pants are too long for you, and I have the opposite they’re too short for me. I’m a giant. LOL.

  5. Ashley V February 6, 2009 at 3:58 PM #

    Zombies!! I am such a zombie freak, I wish that had happened here. I love it!

    I hate buying pants too. I am 5’3 and one of the best things I ever did was learn to hem my pants lol

  6. Lynne Connolly February 6, 2009 at 4:58 PM #

    Hello? Needle and thread? You need a good steam iron, a tape measure, some pins and – well, there you go.

    More news – the results of the Romantic Novelists’ Association Valentine poll for the Ten Sexiest Celebrities Alive has come through. I voted for the winner, and I’m so glad he won! I just did a piece on it, and looking up the pictures was torture, I tell you!

  7. Kristen February 6, 2009 at 5:13 PM #

    Italian Love cakes sound awesome, especially since I make my own limoncello.

  8. Angie February 6, 2009 at 5:17 PM #

    Needle and thread? I have a sewing machine. Bump the needle and thread ๐Ÿ˜›

    Kristen, how do you make limoncello? And is that included on the raw diet? :belly:

  9. Karin February 6, 2009 at 5:46 PM #

    I love your choice for picture of the week. The Zombie traffic signs have been a bit topic this week and I laugh every time I see the pictures. I wish I could’ve seen one in real life.

    I have the complete opposite problem when I try to buy pants. Most of them are too short for me and have only been able to find a few stores/brands that carry longs that are actually long enough.

  10. Jana J. Hanson February 6, 2009 at 7:45 PM #

    Did you try New York & Company? They have petite sizes.

    Have fun at the cocktail party!!!

  11. Kimber An February 6, 2009 at 8:13 PM #

    And people wonder why we Alaskans are suspicious of Lower 48ers meddling in our unique affairs. ๐Ÿ™„ Maybe we wouldn’t be if they actually bothered to gather all the facts on the ground in Alaska before twisting things around to suit their own political agenda.

    The fact is Alaskans were battling airborne predator control years before Sarah Palin ever entered politics and, sadly, will probably be battling it for years to come. I’ve lived here a lot of years now and the issue is one for the voters. Not the Governor. It’s been on every ballot of every election I can remember since I moved here and every single time Alaskans (myself included) vote it down, but the issue never goes away. In fact, the issue cuts across party lines. Just as many conservatives believe it is wrong to shoot wolves from helicopters as liberals.

    Start at http://www.ktuu.com if you want to learn the real story on this issue. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Angie February 6, 2009 at 8:22 PM #

    I used to shop at a Petite Sophisticates when I lived in ND, but that was ten years ago and I haven’t seen one since.

    Jana, most of my clothes come from NY&C. I was just whining because the Kohls prices were really good, and it was brands like Chaps and the Vera Wang collection. Wah.

  13. Annmarie February 6, 2009 at 9:47 PM #

    I am short too. I’m also a great seamstress. What I’ve learned, however, is that the stress of preparing for travel and altering pants is too much for me. I totally botched a $130 pair of pants because I was rushing. Haste makes waste. FER SURE!

  14. Angie February 6, 2009 at 10:21 PM #

    I don’t like altering pants. I find it tedious and kind of stressful. I’d just as soon pay someone to do it for me. I only want to sew when it’s fun ๐Ÿ˜›

  15. Jana J. Hanson February 7, 2009 at 12:15 PM #

    The “Boo!” to Kohl’s for no petites!! Or should that be “Boo!” to Chaps and Vera Wang? Hmm…

    NY&Co is probably my favorite store. I can usually walk in confident I’ll find something I like that will look good, too!

  16. Angie February 7, 2009 at 12:30 PM #

    I was in NY&C today and I’m sad because I hate their new collections. Orange, yellows and greens. Blech.

  17. Joan February 7, 2009 at 2:10 PM #

    I want to see one of those zombie signs. That is just too funny…come to think of it…some of the road workers around here move as fast as zombies…maybe that’s what the signs referred to, lol.

  18. Brandy W February 7, 2009 at 9:29 PM #

    I knit but that would probably take me a while to do that scarf but it is pretty cool. I loved the tea wallets too. My Mom would love something like that.

  19. Kristi February 9, 2009 at 8:17 PM #

    Hah! I have had the exact same problem with Kohls. I even blogged about it once last fall, after trying on every single brand of black/gray pants in the entire store in a 6-size range (regular & petite, 8-10-12). Nothing fit.

    I buy most of my clothes at Old Navy and Gap, because for some reason, their pants fit me (but only the low waisted ones–I have exactly no space between hips and rib cage, so “low waist” hits me at the waist…”regular waist” leaves the crotch dangling to my knees). But they don’t have nice dress clothes that often.

    I hate pants.

    Good luck on your search!

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