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An old man's ramblings

Unread postby o.o.pickme » 13 November 2021, 19:40

I wrote this part of more larger rambling several months ago, after a couple glasses wine, so it's a bit out there.


Once again a bit off topic but...


Both sexes want to strut their tail feathers to find a sexual mate. That's how the game is played.

Women will use every asset that they have. It may be short skirts to show off their pretty bottoms or their low cut tops to show off their cleavage, to attract a sexual partner.
Okay guys, whats up, women are showing off what they've got, but I don't see you guys manning up, arm's, chest (shaved or hairy), abs (once again shaved or not), look in the mirror, what do you think is your best asset, put it out there. Could it be your butt or your crotch, what ever it is show it off. I'm not saying to the point of offending people.
If women can strut their stuff, why can't men? Guys, like women, you have assets, biceps, chests, thighs, treasurer trails, and please don't feel that you need to show us, but looking at the shape of your butt or the size of your crotch, once again we don't have to see it a'natural, our imaginations can do a lot with simple hints, my point is women can show/suggest what they have...why can't men?????
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Re: An old man's ramblings

Unread postby NobodySpecial » 13 November 2021, 20:29

In the old days, I would say this is pretty true.. However, I notice a lot of women don't spend that much time caring for their looks like in the old days. Think of all the extremely obese women who don't care what they look like or what clothing they wear. Does Spandex look good with very large thighs?

Plenty of men do think of their looks more than they used to. Think of they guys who try to rinse out the grey hairs? I think men also work out at the gym in part to try to improve their shape. Growing up, men were not supposed to spend much time in the mirror. It wasn't manly. I see many more younger men (str8 too) spending more time in the mirror.

I never did understand guys who spend more time with clothing then fitness. I'd think it would be more commendable for an in shape man wearing rags, than an out of shape man with fine clothing. (It is the package that should matter more than the wrapping paper.

I don't have anything to brag about now. I'm overweight with heart issues and diabetes. I would work out more, but they re-instituted the mask mandates, and I just cannot do the elliptical bike for 2 hrs with a mask on. (I've been procrastinating fixing the flat inner tube on my bicycle. I can do that because out here in the country I can bike and to hell with masks! Note, I am a firm believer in masks and vax's. I just cannot huff and puff wearing one.)

On Tuesday, I am having surgery on my elbow in hopes to get rid of the numbness in my 4th and 5th fingers of my right hand. I've lost a lot of hand strength due to I guess my nerves being too close to the surface. Hopefully, I'll get some strength back. I won't be able to lift more than 1 pound for at least 6 weeks on my right arm.

I want to look good for my mate. That is all that matters. However, I don't have much to offer him since I have ED. One thing I am really big on is I despise NASAL hairs! Why many of us men get more of that when we get older is beyond me.

For my mate, I just wish he would quit smoking for good. He's already had 5 bypasses. Looking good should include smelling good. He got himself a new truck last year, and it reeks with smoke.

PS: One area that I hope men don't ever imitate women is all those products in "health and beauty aids" sections of pharmacies or grocery stores. I guess there still is a lot of purchasing of those products by women to justify reams of shelves dedicated to that stuff. If men start feeling the need to paint their faces, then heaven help us all.
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Re: An old man's ramblings

Unread postby pozzie » 14 November 2021, 21:44

o.o.pickme wrote:If women can strut their stuff, why can't men?


simple answer - sexism

While yes, we can explain a lot of human behavior in terms of preening to attract a mate, the way this applies to the sexes or genders has been different throughout my lifetime. Guys wore tight pants into the 80s and what do you think unbuttoning a shirt three or four buttons is about? Comfort or showing off one's chest?

I think the real problem is that men's 'fashion' (and I'm not really talking couture, but the way men dress in a given society) is generally a lot more limited (than women's). No idea what it's like now since I haven't been in a department store in years, but I remember the women's section always being WAY bigger than the men's.

But it's clear that through the 90s clothing trends were influenced by pop culture (as always) and that moved to a hip-hop beat (can anyone say gangstas and hos?) So yeah, the fashions for guys was baggier-is-better, (the whole sagging phenomena is just hilarious) while women's clothing grew even briefer. But hey, if the coolest guy around is a rapper, then who are the cool kids going to emulate?

Another basic in men's clothing is the business suit and while the cuts have grown tighter in recent years, they're not particularly sexy. Why would they be? And who's attention would a guy need to be getting at the office? Another guy? How gay is that? But notice, all those men look pretty cookie cutter and we've got the sexy secretary who is trying to get noticed. Think about those sexual politics a while.

it's also pretty clear that men compete differently than women, especially in the modern age. I'm not sure we as a species care as much about how big a provider's muscles are today: it's the size of his bank account and earning power that confer more confidence so guys look for ways to show that off - expensive car anyone? But people are still attracted to muscles and fitness and surely some of that is explained by eons of those things signaling a provider's fitness.
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Re: An old man's ramblings

Unread postby pozzie » 14 November 2021, 21:45

NobodySpecial wrote:On Tuesday, I am having surgery on my elbow in hopes to get rid of the numbness in my 4th and 5th fingers of my right hand. I've lost a lot of hand strength due to I guess my nerves being too close to the surface. Hopefully, I'll get some strength back. I won't be able to lift more than 1 pound for at least 6 weeks on my right arm.


Here's hoping the surgery is a success and recovery goes smoothly! Good luck!
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Re: An old man's ramblings

Unread postby o.o.pickme » 14 November 2021, 23:34

[quote="NobodySpecial"]
On Tuesday, I am having surgery on my elbow in hopes to get rid of the numbness in my 4th and 5th fingers of my right hand. I've lost a lot of hand strength due to I guess my nerves being too close to the surface. Hopefully, I'll get some strength back. I won't be able to lift more than 1 pound for at least 6 weeks on my right arm./quote]

NobodySpecial, thanks I don't feel so weird. I have the same problem. Right hand, little and ring finger have been numb for a couple of months. After some tests, doctors finally found I have a pinches nerve in my elbow. Since my busiest time of the year is the holidays, I have pushed the surgery off until mid Jan.

Let me know how it goes, I just hate hospitals, let alone surgery. At least mine is an out patient surgery.
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Re: An old man's ramblings

Unread postby o.o.pickme » 14 November 2021, 23:36

So didn't do that quote right, sorry.
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Re: An old man's ramblings

Unread postby pozzie » 15 November 2021, 02:34

o.o.pickme wrote:So didn't do that quote right, sorry.


yeah - just removed the open square bracket from the quote closing tag - easy fix. I do the same all the time since it can be hard to see.
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Re: An old man's ramblings

Unread postby NobodySpecial » 15 November 2021, 07:58

o.o.pickme wrote:
NobodySpecial wrote:On Tuesday, I am having surgery on my elbow in hopes to get rid of the numbness in my 4th and 5th fingers of my right hand. I've lost a lot of hand strength due to I guess my nerves being too close to the surface. Hopefully, I'll get some strength back. I won't be able to lift more than 1 pound for at least 6 weeks on my right arm.


NobodySpecial, thanks I don't feel so weird. I have the same problem. Right hand, little and ring finger have been numb for a couple of months. After some tests, doctors finally found I have a pinches nerve in my elbow. Since my busiest time of the year is the holidays, I have pushed the surgery off until mid Jan.

Let me know how it goes, I just hate hospitals, let alone surgery. At least mine is an out patient surgery.
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Sounds like even the surgeries we have are identical. They will cut open my right elbow and move the nerve under the muscle to protect it. I too had it for about 2 months. I had no injuries, I guess my genes simply put my nerves too close to the surface. I have it in the left hand too, but not as bad. I didn't want to risk doing it on both hands just to find the problem isn't fixed. I also didn't let them test the left arm because it felt like torture when they did the right arm. First they did all these electric shocks. It seemed like a couple dozen10 to 20 times, then did the same thing with needles. When he said he wanted to do the same to my left arm, I said we have done enough for today.

Mine too is out patient surgery. I looked back up the term for the procedure:

"(Right [as opposed to left]) Submuscular Transposition Surgery". I just hope it fixes the problem. I'm tired of the numbness and loss of strength.

PS: I'm right about 13 months older than you. (You said you turned 61 in early Nov. I turn 62 in early Dec. I just had no idea about things like this that could go wrong. I always thought these kinds of things happened as a result of injuries. I've never had anything wrong with my hands and arms. Oh well, I count my blessings as I know people younger than me who have had to face major things such as cancer.
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Re: An old man's ramblings

Unread postby Derek » 15 November 2021, 08:13

o.o.pickme wrote:why can't men?????

They can and do? I never know what the fuck old people are talking about. Everything you say is like a rhetorical exercise referencing a reality made up of imagined grievances.
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Re: An old man's ramblings

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 16 November 2021, 03:36

Derek wrote:
o.o.pickme wrote:why can't men?????

They can and do? I never know what the fuck old people are talking about. Everything you say is like a rhetorical exercise referencing a reality made up of imagined grievances.

Ugh. There you go again with your critical race theory junk. See? This is why we need Trump back in the White House. Too much political correctness.
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