@baqui63 I think their editor quit. Either that or they’ve outsourced their poll writer. There have been quite a few weird grammatical errors recently. Or maybe they just enjoy getting a rise out of those of us who care about such things.
@baqui63@PurplePawprints They seem to have changed writers a few months back because the quality of the write-ups started taking a nosedive then. IMHO, of course. Used to love to read them. Now I generally can’t bring myself to or regret it when I do. But I agree the poll grammar thing may have recently moved from “mistakes of a subpar writer” to “intentional nuisance.”
@baqui63@heidiporn@PurplePawprints so I looked it up on their job site. They are hiring and Carrollton, TX is 4 1/2 hours away from where I live. Very tempting to up my whole life and move them but … Meh.
@mfladd@therealjrn@tinamarie1974 Zardoz! Being a big Sean Connery fan back then, I suffered through it to the lame reveal at the end. Imagine my disappointment when I (also a big Star Trek fan) saw essentially the same lame reveal at the end of the first movie. “V’ger”, gimme a break!
I look forward to breaking out the LLBean section of my wardrobe each year. Hurricane shirts and beflanneled jeans. Why is there a squiggly line under beflanneled? That’s a word! I know because I just made it up!
My adult footie jammies with hood and slits in the wrists so I can wear like fingerless gloves. I don’t love the pattern: red with white bears/penguins, but at least it isn’t pink with unicorns, which is what I think my bratty (read “I love them sooooo much”) kids had been hoping to find me as a gift but settled for this.
In SoCal we look forward to being able to wear synthetics. Too hot for nine months of the year to wear them without sweating like a pig wearing synthetics that somehow has the ability to sweat (pigs don’t sweat)(then why did I use that metaphor and why am I posting this without editing the stupid reference to pigs sweating? Is this a lame attempt at humor? Probably).
I wouldn’t say I’m “exciting” to wear them, but my go-to winter clothing is hoodies.
They are sweater, scarf, hat and earmuffs all in one garment.
I have various different weights of hoody to chose from, depending on just how cold it happens to be.
Aside from being warm, they’re also some of the comfiest articles of clothing I own.
I should add that this penchant has developed in correlation to my losing my hair.
(I should also add, at the risk of rambling, that I recently realized that I haven’t been “losing” my hair, just misplacing it - it has been migrating from the top of my head to my ears and nose. )
Oh, I just remembered - my L.L. Bean flannel lined jeans…
They feel like pajamas and are incredibly warm.
I do love wearing them, but they’re actually too warm to wear on any but the bitterest of cold days, of which we get only a few where I am.
My Dad bought me a mad bomber style fur lined hat for dog walking. I can only wear it when its really cold and when my wife is not with me (for totally different reasons ) but I love it and don’t care what anyone thinks when I wear it.
I also have a Swiss officers wool coat that I like a lot; it had buttons inside for a liner I was never able to find but I adapted a US field jacket liner (almost all the buttons actually lined up!) and makes it quite warm. It looks like something a spy or Bogart would have worn in 1940s-60s noir Europe.
@duodec I also have the Swiss Military Surplus Coat. Bought it on Sportsman’s Guide probably 20 years ago. Don’t get much call for it in the desert southwest, but on that handful of really cold days each year it’s great.