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    quote: Originally posted by SugarDrive: quote: Originally posted by Yaya: quote: Originally posted by SugarDrive: quote: Originally posted by Yaya: btw, what does "going dutch" mean? :S help me out? anyone? it means wearing wooden clogs to dinner and bringing your date tulips. god that would be an awesome date. thanks for clearing that out. jodi, is it? hehe yes...my name's jodi. nice to meetcha! I forgot to reply to this! I wanted to say: nice to meet you to, and about time to say hi, after seeing you around quite a lot.
  2. Dating & Money

    quote: Originally posted by kaysntees: I can't speak for Yaya, but I was just trying to make the point that...you know the old slogan... people are just people. Not all girls are cryptic and not all guys are straight forward. We vary and that's what makes us wonderful! you spoke for me too. not all girls are cryptic and not all guys are straight forward.
  3. Dating & Money

    and what about the undertones of boy-speak, Jamie?
  4. Daniel Cowman

    I'm with you on that Emelie.
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    quote: Originally posted by ThisIsHowItWorks: quote: Originally posted by Yaya: well said, I absolutely agree. when it comes to gender stereotypes though, I think it's easy to get "tempted" to play along with it. It's like we've been fed with the image of the knight in shining armor and the beautifully vulnerable (and feeble) young virgin so much, that when we get a chance to play one of these parts, I think we get into it just automatically. *raises hand* Guilty! That is too true... I really think just hit the nail on the head. I have nothing to add because you said it so perfectly. It's almost as though we feel we have to fulfill these roles just because they're so ingrained into our society, and this is especially true of men. *raises hand* guilty too I'm afraid. so I'd say, maybe not especially true of men, but of women too. it's only natural really, to adapt to norms so to say. not doing so at all shows a lack of empathy alternately understanding of social codes I'd say. but I think most people, once they get a little older, do it less.
  6. Dating & Money

    quote: Originally posted by SugarDrive: quote: Originally posted by Yaya: btw, what does "going dutch" mean? :S help me out? anyone? it means wearing wooden clogs to dinner and bringing your date tulips. god that would be an awesome date. thanks for clearing that out. jodi, is it?
  7. Daniel Cowman

    quote: Originally posted by ThisIsHowItWorks: and very ironic last words: "I want to take a fucking bath." You should have listened to your friend, Daniel. Turns out your death sentence didn't exempt you from drowning after all. I just got chills... I just had to qoute you on that coz it was so nicely worded. It's like, when you listen to a song, whatever you have in your head at that moment can make one line sound really different at that moment from how it sounds at a different moment. Your words did that for me just now...just slightly adjusted my ears to hear something new. fuck! for once I was going to keep my blabbering short and not overanalyze shit...well, didn't work. as I was listening to the song just now...I couldn't help but see two people in this story. Daniel Cowman and Heroin Boy. and it made me contemplate their relationship. "the heroin boy had walked through the door screaming and eveyrone was like, "why you screaming like it's the end of the world?" well it is" made me picture heroin boy as a very, very close friend of daniel cowman....but even heroin boy's experience of "this is the end of the world" is a continuation of the world... which has gotta be tough for someone who's dead. LASTLY: I LOVE THIS SONG! It was one of the songs that got me into SPektors music.
  8. Daniel Cowman

    quote: Originally posted by good > perfect: i have always thought the narrator (Daniel Cowman) is dead. Hence "the world should have ended" and "i don't exist" lines, among others. he is trying to tell his story, but it is not coherent, more like a stream of consciousness. other than that, i don't think it has much of a linear storyline in the slightest-and that is why it is so amazing! it is so successful at conveying emotion and a certain type of atmosphere, that the rest doesn't matter in the least. I think this is the perfect explanation of this song. To me, this is one of those songs that can't be, and shouldn't be explained very much....because it is as you put it so nicely "just a stream of consciousness"....just a stream of thought/emotion.
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    btw, what does "going dutch" mean? :S help me out? anyone?
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    quote: Originally posted by jellybeanjules: no one is blaming men for the loss of chivalry. i would much rather have equality and feminism than chivalry. chivalry was killed for a reason...it's just sexism wearing a pretty smile well said, I absolutely agree. when it comes to gender stereotypes though, I think it's easy to get "tempted" to play along with it. It's like we've been fed with the image of the knight in shining armor and the beautifully vulnerable (and feeble) young virgin so much, that when we get a chance to play one of these parts, I think we get into it just automatically. when I was going to the airport in St Petersburg, it was so natural for one of the men (strangers) on the subway to carry my heavy suitcase for me (a small woman). It was expected that someone get up and help me. (just the way it's expected to give your seat to an old person on the bus.) and I liked it. Chivalry perhaps... playing along with gender stereotypes perhaps... but it was really nice to get some help. maybe if one could just ignore the fact that I was a woman and he was a man. maybe we could just focus on me being a small person, and the fact that someone physically stronger helped me out... (I would have been just as pleased with a strong woman carrying my bag.) coz when it all comes down to it... I wanna be the knight in shining armor sometimes. I make good money, let me pay. I'm good at bargaining, let me take care of the cab driver. but I'm fucking weak so you carry my bag for me. and I can't cook, so if he wants to treat me good sometime, cook for me. and why don't guys get to be the vulnerable one in a relationship once in a while? I say...let's fight the gender stereotypes worked into our heads. and let me treat my guy once in a while. let me be the one to open the door for him sometimes. and then maybe I can just be flattered next time he opens a door for me.
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    I can't find words for how awesome this is: and something you've probably never seen before:
  12. Us

    Hmm... you made me curious. going on vk now.
  13. Us

    haha, yes I do have an account on VK what is your name? I'll add you as a friend, even though I don't use it much. and did you know that there is a small Swedish speaking village in Ukraine? I can't remember where though... :/
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    cool! v Krimy, maybe? I have some good friends from Ukraine. Tanya and Tanya, haha!
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    Oh that's great! I'm glad you liked it. I love Stockholm, I'm glad you went there and not to Gothenburg. Gothenburg is a very industrial city, but it has a charm to it as well I suppose. (and very cool that you tried to learn Swedish! ) and where in Russia are you from?