The Vine: April 19, 2013
I have started composing this question several times, but have always left off for fear of looking like a deviant. But this book is still bugging me, so I decided to finally give it a go.
Sometime in my junior or senior year of high school ('93-'94) I came across a book in my school library. The book had a mustard-colored binding, and beneath the title was an outline of a man and a woman. It was science fiction, set in some sort of dystopian future, and pretty much all I remember about it was the sex. If I recall, the entire society was highly sexualized, but reproduction was illegal. Everyone wore "pleasure packs" that did…well…exactly what you would think they did.
The main character had disconnected the wires on his and people he knew always gave him crap for it. They used to give him crap for not having sex regularly too, but he didn't care for the way it was done. People couldn't just have sex, there was some sort of gel-bag that had to be between them. The main character meets a woman, they have sex without the bag thing, she gets pregnant and they have to run away because everyone would know they broke the law.
I never finished it, and it's been bugging me for ages. I know it sounds like the plot of a bad sci-fi adult film, but I figure it must have some redeeming qualities or it wouldn't have been in the school library.
Really Not A Deviant
A question for the readers — I am looking for collared shirts to go under a required-for-work blazer. The catch is that I want collared shirts that are made of extremely soft material — basically a knit-/t-shirt-type material rather than anything traditionally used for suits or business attire. Color is not a major issue nor is sleeve length. Buttons of some nature down the front would be nice but are not particularly necessary.
I have two shirts that I currently love – one from J Crew and one from the Gap — but I am having trouble finding anything recent from either one, particularly online which is how I normally shop. A similar price point would be ideal but I could definitely go more expensive for the right shirt. Despite this being for work, the more slouchy, comfortable, and soft the better; the only work requirement is that the shirt technically have a collar on it.
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