Thursday, October 23, 2008

wtf costumes

Recently I've been loving some wtf costumes, so when I came across this one, I couldn't not share it:

If you really want to stand out at a Halloween fancy dress party you need a few things;

1: An original idea
2: Craft skills to actually see the idea come to life
3: Attitude to make the costume work

What you see above is all three together but for all the wrong reasons.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Mail bag 2!

I'm still occasionally getting emails and facebook messages about the blog, which leads me to believe I'm on the right track achieving my dream of becoming some sort of menstrual pop-culture icon. Weird....


Dear Jamie,

First, may I say how much I enjoy reading your blog! :)

I wrote a blog recently on the Always adverts (y'know, the whole 'have a happy period' malarkey), and the blog ended up being about periods generally, and about period pain. I'd love to know your opinion on what I've written, and on the comments that have been left as a result. Here's the link to it...

Thanks! :)


I read your post and all the comments at the end. Things got tense!

I never really know what to say during discussions about period pains. I certainly know that some women have a terrible time with it every month, but fortunately I'm not one of them. So consequently, I really don't know what it's like to be incapacitated for a few days with cramps/headaches/backaches/nausea/what-have-you any more than a man would, I don't think. I understand it's a problem, but as far as physical sensations, I'm largely in the dark.

I do have a feeling that if men suffered from crippling cyclical pains, there would be a little more research on it, especially historically. Buut, I don't really have anything to back that feeling up, you know what I mean? I'll have to think about this a little more.


Things did indeed get a little's always more difficult when it's people you know! I agree about the whole not being able to back up that 'feeling' - but I think there is definitely evidence to that effect out there. Take endometriosis, for example - there has not been much research into it, despite the fact that it affects a vast amount of women, and awareness about it is seldom raised - so many women I know had never heard of it before, even though it is a very real issue. People always say 'well what about breast cancer, that's something which affects only women and it has loads of research into it...but I think the very fact that you can only point to one woman-specific illness is very telling.

It is a tricky one though! I can see where the commenters are coming from, even if I disagree with them, and such an argument is always difficult when neither side is especially well-versed in the world of medicine...

Caitlin x

So go read Caitlin's post and all the comments because it is a little something to think about.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bad ideas

Today I was thinking about the title "Period Piece" and how I've never really been completely in love with it. I like "Menstruator Extraordinaire" a lot better.

I was considering changing this from P.P. to M.E., but thought that was a bad idea because it's a pain to spell out M.E. (hence the abbreviations).

Then I thought about ways that I could maybe shorten it, and the first thing that came to mind was Mens. Ex.
Men Sex.

That's way hilariously misleading. So bad idea. Any better names?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Clever.... or no?

Something about this I don't like.
Perhaps it's my general disdain for unwitty slogan t-shirts.
Or maybe it's my unfailing need to over-seriously apply logic to just about every aspect of everything:
How does bleeding for 5 days and not dying make someone untrustworthy?
It logically makes her tough, or persistent maybe. But I see no connection to trustworthiness.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Boobie secrets!

I know this is more of an "upstairs" accessory and doesn't necessarily have anything to do with your monthlies.

So to make a tenuous connection to the blog: The Cleavage Caddy does seem like a great place to tote around your Insteads, or, if you must, your tampons.

There are tons of times I don't feel like carrying a purse, but pretty much all of my dress clothes are without pockets. Unfortunately, I guess the catch-22 there though is that I probably wouldn't want to be seen digging around in my boobies on any occasion I'm wearing dress clothes. Drat.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Halloween costume idea

Someone be this for Halloween please. (Either the girl or the little bloody characters.) I will give you a dollar.


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