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 Post subject: Period Question!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:07 pm 
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No, not my period (I'm a guy)
I figured this could probably go in the Spa, but if it needs to be moved so be it :)

It's my best friend's period birthday this month, the same day that I fly into town from across the country, and she's picking me up from the airport. I'm getting her a gift and was planning on ordering http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/899/ for her, along with a feminist fist patch. Do these seem like appropriate/sufficient gift ideas? I don't have tons of money but if anyone else has suggestions I'd love to hear them.

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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:22 pm 
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period birthday? Is that a thing people do? I don't mean that in a snarky way, I'm genuinely curious!

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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:36 pm 
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I don't know, haha, I know she does and she always gets super excited about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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I think that's a really cool gift.

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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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I think that is so totally adorable and sweet.

Though the idea of celebrating my period "birthday" is rather mystifying. But maybe that's just my socialization speaking, cause, really, the fact that I can make babies is pretty damn cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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wait, what? shes celebrating her anniversary of menarche?


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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:50 pm 
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Every year she celebrates the day she had her first period! I think it's rad. I wanna make sure I get something neat though!


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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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I don't remember the date (or year, even) of my first period, although I do remember it was a Friday afternoon in my Religious Education class. That's cute, though. As is your gift!

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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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You are a good friend! No one wants to celebrate my period birthday with me. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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I think that's fun and sweet!

If you have some extra time, linzer torte/thumbprint cookies with raspberry or strawberry jam would be a funny and appropriate gift.


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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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mel c wrote:
I think that's fun and sweet!

If you have some extra time, linzer torte/thumbprint cookies with raspberry or strawberry jam would be a funny and appropriate gift.


haha! yes!

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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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Will they let me bring those through airport security? I was thinking of making her a tincture or something for vaginal health but I don't think i'll be able to bring that through. I don't wanna risk having them take my gift(s)!


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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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garlic clove?

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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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interrobang?! wrote:
garlic clove?

+1 yummy!


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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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Isn't that for a yeast infection?


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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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Abelskiver wrote:
interrobang?! wrote:
garlic clove?

+1 yummy!

+ 2 yummier!

Not to discount your friends joy in her birthday period because it seems to bring her joy, but that is the last forking day I want to celebrate. I know I was 11 and it was summer and I was pissed that it ruined my day.

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 Post subject: Re: Period Question!
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Roonster wrote:
Isn't that for a yeast infection?

yes it is, they were just joking, i think
The gifts you have planned sound great to me!

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