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mandel9000 last won the day on November 8

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  1. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Hilarious, @Paul T!! Now we know what to wear if we ever meet up in real life. I'll be sure to check out Pale Honey next time I get the chance, @Bobbo. They actually played the nighttime program at the festival where I work this year - and work being the operative word, I had to go home and sleep before they actually started playing. Great updates, everyone. I'm very excited about the contest and almost forget that I have 18 months to post pictures and thoughts, I kind of want to do it all NOW. That said, another update coming soon.
  2. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Sorry, I couldn't help myself!
  3. Roy Big Bro 2 - aka Roy World Tour Round 2

    Hahahaha, I wish! Unfortunately I ordered my 20s without the suspender buttons.
  4. Roy Big Bro 2 - aka Roy World Tour Round 2

    Roys at the dentist’s. Zero cavities! But I might need braces...
  5. Roy Big Bro 2 - aka Roy World Tour Round 2

    Haha, hadn't noticed that! It was a barn made into a living space, I think, and this was the new top floor. It was certainly hot like a sauna when filled up with 100-150 people (mostly behind me when I took that photo), I had to go outside just to breathe a couple of times.
  6. Roy Big Bro 2 - aka Roy World Tour Round 2

    After so much time spent indoors I got dressed in layers of wool, grabbed some reading material and the camera, and went out for a walk today. It was cold and beautiful outside. I’m currently reading Mayhem by Granta editor Sigrid Rausing. It’s a family memoir of sorts, about the Swedish Tetra-Pak heirs and the death of her sister-in-law Eva in 2012. The story is quite grotesque but the book is mostly about what it’s like to deal with addiction in the family, also philosophically, and about tragedy and mourning. I also finally finished the New Yorker exposé about the Sackler family and the opioid epidemic. True crime about Big Pharma. When I did the TCB tour last Christmas I posted some photos of the new Edvard Munch museum. This is a progress report. The Opera to the left there. What I particularly like about that building is that all the workshops are on ground level with huge windows, so one can get a glimpse of props, costumes and stage design when walking by. This is the wig room. All stage performers have their own sewing bust made to measurements. It’s quite funny because the 30 small and skinny ones are the ballet dancers and the 20 more robust ones are the opera singers. It’s very easy to tell which is which. This is the front: That Italian marble is deadly when covered with a thin layer of ice, like today. I had sneakers on and got out of there quickly. This was around 3:30pm. I crossed this bridge from that new part of town and went home.
  7. Roy Big Bro 2 - aka Roy World Tour Round 2

    Poor me, I have the flu. Better today though, but I’ve spent the last couple of days in bed with nothing to report, so please excuse the lack of updates. On Friday, after popping a few pills and feeling somewhat up to task, I travelled to a barn to see an intimate invitation-only showcase with the Swedish duo First Aid Kit. This is me on the tube: This is the band on “stage”: The sisters were lovely but the whole thing left a sour taste in my mouth. Is this the state of things? Instead of fans, they had invited PR and event people, plus a lot of so-called influencers who experienced every second of it through their phone. Us sceptics got the last laugh when the organisers discovered that there’s no cell service in that area and that the influencers weren’t able to post anything on social media. The despair. Ha, how ironic (in the Morrissette interpretation of the word)! After that I went to an art opening that I really wish I had photographed, it was really good, but I checked my coat when I got there and left the phone in it. I’ll go back soon, will try again then.
  8. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Well put, garden gnomes and Volvo! Ed, I don't mind people taking the piss out of me every now and then and I appreciate nasty jokes as much as the next person. More, even. Keep being you, by all means, just tone down the chauvinist banter. If this is going to be the reaction every time I post a fit pic, I'll simply stop posting them. It's getting tired and old and certainly won't encourage more women to participate here. Pro-tip: Next time you want to write nice hips, just go with nice fit.
  9. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    RE: front rise Comparing the official TCB size chart on the first page with my own after wash measurements, they're more or less identical. Mine measure <1 cm less in the waist, thigh and desired inseam. The only place where they differ significantly is the front rise which I have at 30 cm - 2,5 cm or a full inch higher than the TCB measurements. A deviation I for one am very, very happy about!
  10. Roy Big Bro 2 - aka Roy World Tour Round 2

    I received the contest TCB 20s on Monday night and have been a bit occupied by them since (that whole soaking and measuring business), but tomorrow I'll be back in the Roys and documenting my leg again!
  11. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Great news! Let's see if this works... Pre and post wash + dry: Edit: Haha, apparently not. @aho, please teach me how to embed instagram. Thanks! Edit 2: Figured it out!
  12. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Fingers crossed, @nycsurfer530!
  13. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    No worries, Volvo! Do you know if any participants have yet to receive the jeans (or a shipping notification)? If we're all ready and eager to begin this week, maybe the 15th isn't too optimistic a suggestion after all.
  14. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Mine is down from 33" / 84 cm to 30.25" / 78 cm after a 40 c wash and 45 minutes in the dryer. One cm below requested but that's fine!
  15. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    It would make me very happy if we could just let that joke go and focus on the contest from now on. I did take some photos (and fit-pics) after washing and drying but the sun is going down right about now and they came out a little dark, so I think I'll wait until tomorrow. I've worn the jeans for half an hour now and they've already stretched out quite a lot. Very soft and comfy too.