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*chew gum.<br>
*put Gymboree clothes on my kids<br>
*decorate my house in lots of bright, colorful gee-gaws at Christmas<br>
*drink beer straight from the bottle<br>
*curse - sometimes in front of my kids <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I not only chew gum but chomp it, snap it, pop it and blow huge bubbles. Usually only at home, sometimes in the car and very rarely in public. Soooo tacky.<br><br>
I swear too much, but I'm working on it.<br><br>
Aside from that, I'm sure I am the picture of fine etiquette and grace.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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*chew gum.<br>
*put Gymboree clothes on my kids<br>
*decorate my house in lots of bright, colorful gee-gaws at Christmas<br>
*drink beer straight from the bottle<br>
*curse - sometimes in front of my kids <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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I love you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"><br><br>
I'm sure I do a lot that is tacky because I don't have the same mores and fashion sense as most people, and I guess I don't care. I mean I've always cared that people liked or didn't like me, but my social skills are a little off and it leaves me feeling bewildered, and I'm not a people pleaser in that way. I mean I can be really kind and nice and generous, but I can't not be tacky.<br><br>
I also don't think some people actually understand the meaning of the word tacky. I think some people just use the word tacky because it is a way of lashing out about things they don't like. I really don't get why putting Gymboree clothes on your kids would be tacky. Is it tacky if they come from the thrift shop or resale shop? Or if you get them as hand-me-downs or as a donation? Or if you buy them on clearance because you need some soft neutral clothes for your kids. Is it only tacky if you get them new and at full price, or is it only tacky if you don't. Clearly we all have different values, and I know some people won't even wear used clothing.
 

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You are not supposed to drink beer from bottles? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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In accordance to the Other Thread...<br><br>
Curse, but not frequently...sometimes it just slips out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Order meat medium-well in a restaurant<br>
I say "OMG" aloud, as well as "WTF"<br>
I LOVE toe rings!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
I have been known to wear toe-less shoes with pantyhose, but since my first pregnancy I've sworn off hose altogether (which may also be tacky if you consider the state of my legs) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I wear scrunchies...a lot...and I KNOW they're tacky and dated, but they're so much comfier than regular hairbands. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag"><br>
I use the word "crap" and "sucks" on a fairly regular basis<br>
I have a lighthouse toilet brush cover (just kidding <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">)
 

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Well I am moderately to highly tacky depending on the moment.<br><br>
* My kids wear all kinds of cartoon character clothing (especially my DD who has decided all clothes must have Pooh, Dora or Curious George on them).<br>
* I collect things -- like Willow Tree figurines.<br>
* My house looks like a snowperson reunion each Christmas season.<br>
* I drink beer and pop from bottles (or cans).<br>
* My DD's room is full of Tinkerbell accessories.<br>
* And no matter how hard I try I often have a muffin top. Its not like I wear really low rise pants that are tight. I just have some extra "baggage" from having kids.<br>
* I curse.<br>
* I hate rare meat and I even ordered a well-done steak at a $30 and up per steak joint.
 

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according to the other thread a shorter list would be the things i do that AREN'T tacky. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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* I curse- not as often as my DH, but often enough. Sometimes DD swears too. We aren't PROUD of it and we didn't teach her any of it on purpose, but we do laugh- secretly, where she can't see/hear. (In our defense, we've made a real effort to do better since she has become more verbal and we've been redirecting her to other words.)<br><br>
* I wear black shoes with everything, because that's all I have.<br><br>
* I love garden gnomes. Sue me.<br><br>
* Our yard is occasionally overgrown. DH works 12 hour days and is tired. I cannot use a push mower and watch/carry a 2 year old with noise sensitivities.<br><br>
* Some of our clothes have cartoon characters on them. We like them.<br><br>
* Our Christmas decorations are blinky, sparkly, bright and HAPPY.<br><br>
* I wear scrunchies, but not the overly poofy ones and only in black. I have very thick/heavy hair. A regular hair tie isn't going to do the job.<br><br>
* I put registry info in our wedding invitations. My own mother told me to do so. Everyone else in my family does it. The store provided nice little cards. I don't see what the big deal is. Would people rather pay/take the time to call long distance and ask?<br><br>
Honestly, I don't give a ____ what other people think is tacky. As long as it doesn't do any harm, I live for my own happiness, not the approval of random strangers.
 

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*chew gum.<br>
*put Gymboree clothes on my kids<br>
*decorate my house in lots of bright, colorful gee-gaws at Christmas<br>
*drink beer straight from the bottle<br>
*curse - sometimes in front of my kids <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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Yes to all of these.<br><br>
I also:<br><br>
Get acrylic nails<br>
Wear fake tan (unless you want to be blinded by my bright white legs you won't complain <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br>
Order my meat WELL done<br>
Wear flip flops all year round<br>
my thongs hang out of my pants quite often<br>
sometimes my bra straps show (especially when DS2 decides to pull my shirt down)<br><br>
Oddly enough these are all things my hubby finds cute about me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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i swear like a sailor.<br>
i wear black shoes with blue pants, but only if wearing a shirt that warrents black shoes over brown shoes. im sorry, but i am not wearing a black shirt, blue pants and brown shoes.<br>
i drink beer out of the bottle. out of the can too.<br>
i have a muffin top too, but in order not to have one, i would need my pants pulled up to my boobs! LITERALLY!<br><br>
and now i am sure my list will grow ever so long, but hey! its not like i am trying to impress anyone with my untackyness.
 

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I wear black shoes almost all the time.<br><br>
I blow my nose at the table when I have a really bad cold and not doing so means I would basically not be at the table for more than 20 seconds at a time.<br><br>
I've laughed when DS has sworn.<br><br>
I've had a muffin top, but I really try not to!
 

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--I have blue hair<br>
--I swear like a sailor<br>
--I have a muffin top because I can't find pants that fit correctly<br>
--I wear sandals or crocks year round. In Missouri.<br>
--I have several visible tattoos and piercings.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wear black shoes almost all the time.<br><br>
I blow my nose at the table when I have a really bad cold and not doing so means I would basically not be at the table for more than 20 seconds at a time.<br><br>
I've laughed when DS has sworn.<br><br>
I've had a muffin top, but I really try not to!</div>
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For awhile my DS1 (2 1/2) was saying "ohhh cwahp" and I wouldn't encourage it but I would have to go in the next room and giggle. It was a guilty giggle though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br>
Speaking of that has anybody seen <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCOPNuuGeKA" target="_blank">this</a>?? FWIW I think she's saying asK.
 

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Nothing really. If I thought it was tacky I wouldn't do it.<br><br>
I disagree with many things people say are tacky, though. Like I don't think Precious Moments stuff is tacky.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Nothing really. If I thought it was tacky I wouldn't do it.<br><br>
I disagree with many things people say are tacky, though. Like I don't think Precious Moments stuff is tacky.</div>
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Well I think this post is kind of a like "What do you do (according to the previous list) that is tacky?" KWIM?
 

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I love and have a small collection of garden gnomes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">.<br>
I say "crap" and "sucks"- sometimes I even say "shitty" and other curse words.<br>
We have a super tacky stuffed duck on our mantle that we received as a wedding gift (as a duck for luck).<br>
We hang clothes outside.<br>
We don't use chemicals on our lawn, so we usually have weeds and bald patches.<br>
I wear black shoes a lot and sometimes with blue pants (oh the horrors!).<br>
I drink beer out of the bottle.
 

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I can't think of anything except maybe go barefoot too much, so my feet aren't beautiful most of the time. If I thought something was tacky (except bare feet), I wouldn't do it. I guess I'm a little too self-conscious to be tacky!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well I think this post is kind of a like "What do you do (according to the previous list) that is tacky?" KWIM?</div>
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Oh ok.<br><br>
I wear flip flops<br><br>
Occasionally chew gum<br><br>
Like Precious Moments<br><br>
Wear logo clothing<br><br>
dress my child in Gymboree<br><br><br>
I've been known to order streak well done (until I learned medium rare is safe to eat, and is WAY better!)<br><br>
And many more things, but that's all I can remember off the lists people made.
 

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I drink beer/soda out of a bottle/can<br><br>
my child wears gymboree (and he's a boy<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
talk loudly on the phone while in a grocery store (but its usually my boss who has issues with tech stuff)<br><br>
Order steaks well done<br><br>
Curse way too much
 
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