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2014-04-05 09:04:18 AM  
Hipster level: OVER 9000
 
2014-04-05 09:04:45 AM  
I bet any neighbors living below her, never even knew she was there.
 
2014-04-05 09:12:13 AM  

lack of warmth: I bet any neighbors living below her, never even knew she was there.


You'd think they'd hear her banging into things all the time.
 
Slu
2014-04-05 09:12:56 AM  
She must get laid all the time.
 
2014-04-05 09:16:00 AM  
I use vinegar for cleaning. Is that weird?

/*shrugs*
//not a hipster
 
2014-04-05 09:19:43 AM  

Vacation Bible School: lack of warmth: I bet any neighbors living below her, never even knew she was there.

You'd think they'd hear her banging into things all the time.


Or her cat barking.
 
2014-04-05 09:20:21 AM  

lack of warmth: I bet any neighbors living below her, never even knew she was there.


I'd bet when she cranks Artie Shaw up on the gramaphone the walls get to a-shakin'
 
2014-04-05 09:22:26 AM  
"The only modern thing I have in my house is my computer; I need it for my work," she said. "I also have a modern fridge, but only because I haven't found a nice 1930s one yet and they no longer deliver ice for ice boxes."

Cheater, Attention Whore. I bet she has an indoor toilet too and a shower too.
 
2014-04-05 09:23:47 AM  
That's just farking weird.. like mental illness weird.
 
2014-04-05 09:25:21 AM  
What a shocker - her Flickr page has a bunch of cats on it.

I'd bet a year's salary she uses that laptop to get online a diddle herself with internet strangers.
 
2014-04-05 09:26:24 AM  

Slu: She must get laid all the time.


Well, I'd look at that and think "jackpot" but I like my mental illness out in the open where I can watch it.
 
2014-04-05 09:28:34 AM  

MassAsster: That's just farking weird.. like mental illness weird.


Depends, if she is doing this as part of research on how people lived back then, then that is a pretty cool level of dedication.  My guess is that she is going to do this for a couple of years, then publish a book.  She also mentioned having a computer for work, so I am guessing there is some kind of blog involved, that is also bringing in a little money.
 
2014-04-05 09:28:40 AM  

Badgers: "The only modern thing I have in my house is my computer; I need it for my work," she said. "I also have a modern fridge, but only because I haven't found a nice 1930s one yet and they no longer deliver ice for ice boxes."

Cheater, Attention Whore. I bet she has an indoor toilet too and a shower too.


Those were becoming common by the 1930s.  If you read TFA, she lives in a block of flat put up in the 1910s to showcase "Modern" living, so they would have had modern kitchens and bathrooms.

/But to put it in perspective, in working-class England in the 1930s, the WC was in a shed in the garden most people did their bathing at the nearest public bath.
 
2014-04-05 09:30:58 AM  
One time at the library I looked at the newspaper from the day I was born. In the Help Wanted section jobs were separated, jobs for Men and jobs for Women.
 
2014-04-05 09:32:22 AM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: MassAsster: That's just farking weird.. like mental illness weird.

Depends, if she is doing this as part of research on how people lived back then, then that is a pretty cool level of dedication.  My guess is that she is going to do this for a couple of years, then publish a book.  She also mentioned having a computer for work, so I am guessing there is some kind of blog involved, that is also bringing in a little money.


Blog? Those still a "thing"?
Personally, I've yet to run into any single persons content and say "meh, I'd pay to read more.."

If you got a book deal lined up, sure, go for it..
 
2014-04-05 09:35:31 AM  
I want to chalk this up to white people doing weird shiat.

Then I look at my screen name and shrug.

Meh.
 
2014-04-05 09:40:26 AM  
Not hot enough to fark that kind of crazy, I'll pass.
 
2014-04-05 09:41:33 AM  

Hermione_Granger: I want to chalk this up to white people doing weird shiat.

Then I look at my screen name and shrug.

Meh.


laf
 
2014-04-05 09:45:48 AM  

Hermione_Granger: I want to chalk this up to white people doing weird shiat.

Then I look at my screen name and shrug.

Meh.


+1 for self - awareness and fair play
 
2014-04-05 09:46:48 AM  
I know it's cruel, but I feel the urge to slip a penny from 2014 into her pocket.
 
2014-04-05 09:48:10 AM  
I'm guessing it's Amsterdam, 1930's look. From what I've seen with American 1930's, ( Great Depression aside), could look pretty classy if done right, (Art Deco era)
 
2014-04-05 09:50:11 AM  
Well, is she harming anyone by doing it?  Doesn't appear to be, so I say carry on.
 
2014-04-05 09:53:52 AM  

Vacation Bible School: lack of warmth: I bet any neighbors living below her, never even knew she was there.

You'd think they'd hear her banging into things all the time.


Barkeep! A round of drinks for my two new best friends here.
 
2014-04-05 10:01:30 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Badgers: "The only modern thing I have in my house is my computer; I need it for my work," she said. "I also have a modern fridge, but only because I haven't found a nice 1930s one yet and they no longer deliver ice for ice boxes."

Cheater, Attention Whore. I bet she has an indoor toilet too and a shower too.

Those were becoming common by the 1930s.  If you read TFA, she lives in a block of flat put up in the 1910s to showcase "Modern" living, so they would have had modern kitchens and bathrooms.

/But to put it in perspective, in working-class England in the 1930s, the WC was in a shed in the garden most people did their bathing at the nearest public bath in a a tin bath, in front of the fire.


Public baths were for toffs.
 
2014-04-05 10:11:13 AM  

Badgers: "The only modern thing I have in my house is my computer; I need it for my work," she said. "I also have a modern fridge, but only because I haven't found a nice 1930s one yet and they no longer deliver ice for ice boxes."

Cheater, Attention Whore. I bet she has an indoor toilet too and a shower too.


Good lord!  Why would anyone want to bring their toilet inside?  It's not as if you can cut a hole in the floor anywhere you like!

The neighbors below her must be horrified.  Those poor people.
 
2014-04-05 10:23:12 AM  

awfulperson: I know it's cruel, but I feel the urge to slip a penny from 2014 into her pocket.


That only works on Christopher Reeve.
 
2014-04-05 10:25:06 AM  
In Jack Finney's two time travel books (About Time, Time After Time), living the lifestyle is how you start the time travel.
 
2014-04-05 10:32:37 AM  
First World problems.
 
2014-04-05 10:35:07 AM  
Looks like she's the perfect gal for Steve Rodgers...
 
2014-04-05 10:35:26 AM  
If you really want to do something, go pre-industrial.
 
2014-04-05 10:36:17 AM  
Does she have a family hiding in the attic?
 
2014-04-05 10:41:58 AM  
I'd hit it!
/and every other woman I've had she'd have to suffer through the depression.
 
2014-04-05 10:43:03 AM  

Tillmaster: Dwight_Yeast: Badgers:

Cheater, Attention Whore.

/But to put it in perspective, in working-class England in the 1930s, the WC was in a shed in the garden most people did their bathing at the nearest public bath in a a tin bath, in front of the fire.

Public baths were for toffs.


In 1930s America, baths were taken on Saturday night in the kitchen in front of the cook stove, where they heated the water. Kids first, then Mom, followed by Pa, who got the water dirtiest. It was the start of the Saturday Night Party as a tradition.

/Uff Da
 
2014-04-05 11:04:25 AM  

MassAsster: That's just farking weird.. like mental illness weird.


TFA says she became disillusioned with contemporary design in the 1970s. I'd argue that mental illness would be looking at the 70s and NOT wanting to run screaming into another decade.
 
2014-04-05 11:31:17 AM  
Couldn't be more proud...

www.nndb.com
 
2014-04-05 11:40:36 AM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: awfulperson: I know it's cruel, but I feel the urge to slip a penny from 2014 into her pocket.

That only works on Christopher Reeve.


I think I scared my neighbors with how loud I laughed.

I mean seriously A++ would read again.
 
2014-04-05 12:02:12 PM  
Will she take  Ceftobiprole?
 
2014-04-05 12:44:47 PM  
From her business website:

"Welcome to Historic Consultancy '30-'45.
A unique information service concerning daily life during the first half of the 20th century, specifically the years 1930-1945. "

So this what she does for a living.  Hardly crazy or eccentric, no more than anyone else who essentially brings work home in one form or another.
 
2014-04-05 01:45:09 PM  

Slu: She must get laid all the time.


Not with that haunted pussy, no.
 
2014-04-05 03:04:40 PM  
No crazier than Steam Punkers and more common as vintage lifestyles have been a thing since for at least the last 2 or 3 decades.
 
2014-04-05 03:05:13 PM  
My dad lived in Amsterdam in the 30s and 40s. They had indoor plumbing and hot water and a proper phone and an electric refrigerator.

When they moved to North America in the 50s they had a party line and an ice box. He was pissed.
 
2014-04-05 04:29:18 PM  
Ah, when Amsterdam had white people in it.
Must be some strong filters on those windows
 
2014-04-05 04:36:07 PM  
If she can commit to her chosen lifestyle, more power to her. That kind of fantasy living goes right out the window if you have kids.
 
2014-04-05 05:59:03 PM  

Vacation Bible School: lack of warmth: I bet any neighbors living below her, never even knew she was there.

You'd think they'd hear her banging into things all the time.


But Amsterdam is nowhere near her plane's last known position.
 
2014-04-05 06:16:05 PM  

Forty-Two: If she can commit to her chosen lifestyle, more power to her. That kind of fantasy living goes right out the window if you have kids.


nursing322sp10.files.wordpress.com

Disagrees with you.
 
2014-04-05 08:51:11 PM  

towatchoverme: My dad lived in Amsterdam in the 30s and 40s. They had indoor plumbing and hot water and a proper phone and an electric refrigerator.

When they moved to North America in the 50s they had a party line and an ice box. He was pissed.


It really depended on where you lived in the US or western Europe.

One of the things I'm currently fascinated by are municipal, public baths.  They were really common in New York, where people often lived six or eight to a room in large tennaments and they were fairy common in Baltimore, where working-class rowhouses were too small for bathrooms.

But here in Philadelphia, the city only ever built a handful, and they were all in one area.  The reason seems to be that by the early 20th century, every working-class house that went up not only had an indoor toilet but a bath tub as well.  Housing here was so cheap that even poorer working-class families could afford to rent new, sanitary rowhouses rather than living in slums.
 
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