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« Reply #690 on: March 29, 2011, 06:41:00 PM »
YKYOWTRW your watching a doco on women who keep getting pregnant or try to get pregnant wanting a child of one sex and you think of Alix.

I recently watched a doco called "8 boys and wanting a girl" which followed four women who have mulitple boys,  some have four, five or six while one woman had eight sons.   

The women talk about the pain of not having a little girl.   Seeing them so sad about what fate has given them it made me want to reach out and hug.   

One scene showed a woman being optimistic about her 20 week scan to find out the sex of her baby.   She crossed fingers it was a girl, while her husband and her dad believed that baby was a boy.    I think seeing her finding out it was a boy and watching her breakdown at finding out it was another boy made me think of Alix when she found out it was another girl when she gave birth to Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia.

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« Reply #691 on: March 29, 2011, 10:00:04 PM »
I recently watched a doco called "8 boys and wanting a girl" which followed four women who have mulitple boys,  some have four, five or six while one woman had eight sons.  
The women talk about the pain of not having a little girl.   Seeing them so sad about what fate has given them it made me want to reach out and hug.

I think I'd rather slap kick them back to reality. Besides, the runt of the litter is likely to be gay (they've literally run out of hetro hormones), so she can probably still have somebody to go shoes shopping with. But what she wanted was perhaps a nurse to take care of her in old age?  

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #692 on: March 30, 2011, 03:17:35 AM »
Going off topic a touch, I find it interesting that it is now socially quite acceptable to want a daughter to put in pink dresses and go shopping with, it is entirely improper for parents with only daughters to want a son.

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« Reply #693 on: March 30, 2011, 04:40:36 AM »
Going off topic a touch, I find it interesting that it is now socially quite acceptable to want a daughter to put in pink dresses and go shopping with, it is entirely improper for parents with only daughters to want a son.

Yeah, just as fascinating as these little pink-lovers wanting to be princesses without playing the piano, speaking French, helping the poor and doing embroidery. By OTMA standards they are aiming more for demi-mondaine than princess! 

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #694 on: April 08, 2011, 08:24:28 PM »
YKYOWTRW an elderly member of your parish dies and her obituary gives her birth date as 1916 and you think "Wow - Nicky was still on the throne when she was born!"

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« Reply #695 on: April 08, 2011, 08:59:24 PM »
YKYOWTRW an elderly member of your parish dies and her obituary gives her birth date as 1916 and you think "Wow - Nicky was still on the throne when she was born!"

...and then you think "And that's the year GD Olga and Nikolai Kulikovsky got married...and that's the year Rasputin was murdered..." 

Yeah.  I'm obsessed.  ; )

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #696 on: April 09, 2011, 09:21:59 AM »
I know i'm obsessed when...
- i found out that a friend of my grandma's was born in 1917 and i said: "oh, the same year of the revolution!" (and she replied: "Which revolution?? I was born just before our defeat in Caporetto!" and didn't understand... - i'm italian, by the way... that's why you maybe don't know what's Caporetto defeat  :D)
- Every time i see a pretty vintage dress i imagine one of OTMA wearing it (like this morning...)
- every time i read an interesting scene in a book or something, i imagine it could happen in my OTMA novels


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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #697 on: April 09, 2011, 09:56:51 AM »
YKYOWTRW...you see a word that begins with "hus" and you recite the poem the 3rd Hussars made up about Olga: We Hussars are not of foil, we are all of damask steel, how we value Olga's name, our white cloaks and our flags of fame.
And when you briefly glance at a package that says the name "Peter Gillham" you think it says Pierre Gilliard!

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« Reply #698 on: April 10, 2011, 06:01:45 AM »
 YKYOWTRW when a friend it was ages since i saw her last time speak me about her cosplay and in the night I dreamt of me cosplaying about the Romanovs...  ::)

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« Reply #699 on: April 26, 2011, 11:53:22 AM »
YKYOWTRW you're chopping up ham for a recipie and you think of Minnie's advising Alix to eat raw ham in bed to combat morning sickness. (I get flashback morning sickness every time I think of that!)

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« Reply #700 on: April 26, 2011, 03:56:27 PM »
YKYOWTRW you're chopping up ham for a recipie and you think of Minnie's advising Alix to eat raw ham in bed to combat morning sickness. (I get flashback morning sickness every time I think of that!)

 :D :D I always believed it was a stupid advice, but i found it so amusing, I just can't forget it  :D

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #701 on: April 27, 2011, 01:39:36 AM »
Slightly off topic since non-Romanov.

When you're taking part in a 50-mile military march, meet a Danish team and want to ask them what they thought of the baptism of the Crown Prince's twins!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #702 on: May 08, 2011, 05:14:15 PM »
YKYOWTRW you are in an elevator at your parents' retirement community and a man with a cute little dog gets on. You ask about the dog and he says it's name is Nicky and it's "a little girlie" and you think, "Wow, I have to go home and post that on the YKYOWTRW thread!"  :D

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #703 on: May 08, 2011, 05:45:51 PM »
(This is actually a "You know you're obsessed with the Tudors when..." post, but I don't know where to put it but here.)
YKYOWTT when you call thornless roses "Katherine Howard roses".

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #704 on: May 08, 2011, 06:50:34 PM »
(This is actually a "You know you're obsessed with the Tudors when..." post, but I don't know where to put it but here.)
YKYOWTT when you call thornless roses "Katherine Howard roses".

Ha, ha... I like that one... and hey it makes sense don't it?  :)