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I don't like buying clothes online unless it's t-shirts. My size has fluctuated quite a bit in the last few years, so buying a new pair of pants or even shirts can be hit or miss. I have to try things on. that being said, there is this new online clothing business called Stitch fix. They now have clothing for men as well. You simply sign up and they send you clothes. You try them on at home. If you like them and want them, you pay for them. If you don't, you send the clothes back and wait for the next shipment. However, they are a bit pricey. My wife did it once, and of course, she liked everything that came in the box (lol) and it wound up costing about $200. But it's very high quality stuff and she looked really good in the clothes.

yea that is a real big thing now. my significant other does that as well

It can get kind of expensive though. For me, I tend to gravitate toward clothing styles that I can't readily find in the store though. Such as cargo khaki pants for instance. I love cargo pants. I can use them as casual pants, work pants, and somewhat business casual pants for the office. They're not really in style anymore, but you can still get them from Amazon and other online retailers. Problem is, it goes back to the changing size thing for me. I've lost a lot of weight recently, and so my "fat man" pants no longer fit me, but I'm at a point with my weight where it's kind of an i between size. Some pants, I can weight size 33, 34, 36, even 38 if the pants run small. Problem is, that's quite a wide range of waist sizes. It's a lot of hassle to order the pants online and to turn around and ship them back. But, if I ever get to my forever size (still got about 20 more pounds to go), then maybe the lack of availability for my style will prompt me to never gain weight again lol! 

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General Discussion / Re: Martinsville = Highest Opioids use In Nation
« on: July 11, 2017, 01:17:14 PM »
The Editorial Board of the Martinsville Bulletin has a very good writeup on it this morning:

We need to treat the problem, not the symptom

If the goal is to actually stop the opioid epidemic, then it seems like a two-fold solution is needed. First, we have got to cut down on the amount of opioids provided to patients. That's not a maybe. Not an if. That's something we must do. We have to look at alternatives. In a city with a population of less than 14,000, we are giving out more than three times the average amount of opioids to patients. It's clear that strategy blew up on us and so step one has to be to cut back.

Step two is also pretty simple, it seems to us. We have to establish programs to help those already struggling with addiction to get back on their feet. This is where we can agree with the state. Yes, you do need to provide resources for addicts. They need to know what programs are available, how to sign up and what's involved. What they don't need are free needles.


http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/opinion/editorial-we-need-to-treat-the-problem-not-the-symptom/article_e1e90c70-65c8-11e7-bfc6-87acbd50abc6.html


There are resources in Martinsville for addicts. Piedmont Community Services is a wonderful example. What the state needs to do is to provide more funding to places like PCS to provide sufficient staff and programs to help counter the drug problems in that area.

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General Discussion / Re: I'm baaaaack!
« on: July 11, 2017, 01:13:07 PM »
Keep having to re-register for this forum, but alas, I'm back! So, what were we talking about the last time I was here?  ;D

Good to have you back Skins! You're old account is still here, you just have to reset your password. It's a security thing.

Seems like I tried to do that but it gave me a message as if it didn't exist. Well, this being my true old account, can I just stick with this one?

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I don't like buying clothes online unless it's t-shirts. My size has fluctuated quite a bit in the last few years, so buying a new pair of pants or even shirts can be hit or miss. I have to try things on. that being said, there is this new online clothing business called Stitch fix. They now have clothing for men as well. You simply sign up and they send you clothes. You try them on at home. If you like them and want them, you pay for them. If you don't, you send the clothes back and wait for the next shipment. However, they are a bit pricey. My wife did it once, and of course, she liked everything that came in the box (lol) and it wound up costing about $200. But it's very high quality stuff and she looked really good in the clothes.

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Politics / Re: CNN: Most Trusted Name For Fake News
« on: July 07, 2017, 02:31:28 PM »
I remember a day when you could turn on the evening news and that's all you get - the evening news. Now, it's all about turning into the news that best caters to your political leanings.

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Sports / Re: NFL 2017 Season
« on: July 07, 2017, 02:19:17 PM »
My Redskins have greatly improved the defense over the offseason, so I'm eagerly awaiting to see how that pans out. I hated that we cut Garcon and Jackson loose, but I am just fine with Pryor, and Doctson is healthy this year. Along with Reed and Jamison, I have no worries about our wide receivers. Running back will be interesting. Pedine looked like a beast in college, but I'm hearing that he's slow to catch on during the mandatory training days back in June, so we'll see how that works out. Fat Rob will still be the main feature back.

Should be a very competitive NFC East this year.

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General Discussion / Re: You be the judge
« on: July 07, 2017, 02:10:51 PM »
B, C, and D. Guess what....this has happened to all of us guys at one point or another. I remember a girl who wanted me to drive all the way up to Roanoke to meet her after work. I had not planned on having the make the drive, and it was right after work, so I had to drive through a bit heavier traffic. I forget where we met at, but we met at a restaurant. I offered to buy her dinner, but she didn't want anything. When I was trying to talk to her, she kept looking over my shoulder at someone else, not really paying attention to me. After about a half an hour, she thanked me for meeting her and she had to get to another appointment with friends and left.

You know, it just happens. While I didn't have to buy her dinner, I did have to drive an hour to see her, and then she acted completely uninterested the whole time we were there. You just chalk it up as a band experience and move on.

Glad I don't have to go through that stuff anymore.

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General Discussion / Re: Pinball Wizard!
« on: July 07, 2017, 01:40:29 PM »
I think this is a fantastic idea! One of my Martinsville friends came to visit us on the 4th, and he was talking about the Pinball place. I think he said it was about $12 to get in, but that came with unlimited amount of time to play as well as a drink and a bag of chips. Next time I am up in Martinsville, I might need to stop by and see how the place is. I love Pinball machines!

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General Discussion / Re: Twitter
« on: July 07, 2017, 01:23:39 PM »
I have been trying to get up the courage to delete my Facebook account. I have a lot of people who likes keeping in touch for the reasons of seeing the lasted pictures of my little boy, but other than that, I've found it to be more about people arguing about politics and hot button topics. For me, Facebook was only supposed to be about having fun, not a platform to push my ideology onto people.

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General Discussion / I'm baaaaack!
« on: July 07, 2017, 01:20:09 PM »
Keep having to re-register for this forum, but alas, I'm back! So, what were we talking about the last time I was here?  ;D

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