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You'd think there would be a market for high-necked sports bras/tops, wouldn't you?

One of the nice things about being snowed in is that you have a chance to catch up on some of the tv you've been missing (also, to do a *lot* of knitting. I think I did 66 rows on Sunday. Changed colors twice.)

So we've now watched "Grace Under Pressure" and "The Tower".

Less said of "The Tower", the better but spoilers for "Grace Under Pressure."

My theory, and I know others share it, is that John Sheppard is a geek who learned how to pass and likes it that way. And it's not just that he's pretty - Fox Mulder is beautiful, too, and athletic, but he's still a geek and treated as such. He's learned the language of the normal people - the spoken cues and the bodyparl (tm ozarque that say, "I'm a normal, American guy." Somehow, maybe during a summer between schools as his father's assignments changed, he learned how.

So no one knows he has a masters in some form of engineering, or that he could have joined Mensa or how much he loves numbers. He probably plays decent guitar, too, but no one's going to know that, either. He likes being viewed as a slacker who could do so much better if only he'd tried. Among other things, it meant he could fly with little chance he'd have to man a desk.

I've believed all this for a long time.

So. What happens in "Grace"? He outs himself. He doesn't change his hardwon body language, but he starts spouting ideas, and putting Chocolate and Peanut Butter together. And he does it in public. He also figures out what the whale means and isn't he the one who suggests joining the force field? Even if they can't use his incredibly *cool* winch? In a logical universe, no one would see him the same way again.

And why does he do it? Well, he doesn't leave men behind if he can help it, of course. And there is the seriously cool factor of it all. But Rodney's his best friend, and maybe more than that, and he's not going to think twice about it - and that's just lovely.

Tonight, I'm going out for dinner alone and then home to watch tv. It's Tuesday, after all.


well, HOW high-necked?

I own one that shows no cleavage whatsoever (as opposed to the ones I've owned in the past that did show some), but that's about as high as I'd care to go - & it's mostly a function of it fitting well.

Covers collar bone - about as high as a crew-necked t-shirt. I have a yoga top like that.

I'm just tired of having to bring an extra shirt with me for the martial arts classes. Or having to figure out a way to wear a black tank top to work.

With the compression factor of your avg. sports bra, I can see that being pretty problematic. Maybe for women who don't need much support...

I have one of these.

Even a high necked tank would be nice.

hm. I used to have some "sleeveless crewneck t-shirts" (that was the label on them) that might've worked...maybe search amazon for "sleeveless crewneck" or maybe "muscle tee" or "high neck tank top"?

that's all I can think of for ya, unfortunately....

You know, I've gotta agree with that assessment of Shep. There's no doubt about it. Between the MENSA thing, the fact that we KNOW he's quick with numbers, and the new engineering proficiency, he's got the skills. Add in the retelling of horror movie plots to the Athosian kids as "bedtime stories" (and the fact that he knows so many horror movies well enough to do that), the infamous "R2, I need you to turn the auto pilot off.", as well as the whole "ship geek" thing, and yeah, Sheppard's a certifiable geek. But he has mastered the art of hiding that fact to a level that's quite impressive. It's an interesting tactic, one I'm assuming he uses to get people to really underestimate him.

And, to branch off on it, by saving Rodney's behind, he has a way to fall back into that "slacker" persona, and wouldn't have to essentially play second fiddle "genius" to Zelenka if Rodney died. Much as I absolutely adore Shep, he does have a tendency toward behavior that is either incredibly self-destructive, or makes his life as easy as possible. That would certainly track with past behavior.

You might look at the tanks at http://www.junonia.com , some of them look fairly high necked.

That's where I got my yoga top.

There's one sleeveless top that's wearable under something else. Which is pretty good, actually.