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    Introduction

    Hello, my name is Jeanine (with French pronunciation), or shortly Jean (with American pronunciation). I am originally from the USA (Oakland, CA), but went to Cologne, Germany in 1993 and still live there.

    I have a little problem. My wife (same-sex marriage) would like to join too. We do, however, share the same e-mail address (we see no reason to use different ones)

    We are both members of Prog Archives as well, and sharing the e-mail address is absolutely no problem there. So why is it here?

    Anyway, I am a lover of old school prog, with very few exceptions. There are some artists that I like newer albums of as well. My favorite artists are Van der Graaf Genearator, Gong, Hawkwind, Can, Embryo and Amon Dl 2 and anything related to them. My favorite studio albums by these artists are "Pawn Hearts", "You", "Warrior on the Edge of Time", "Future Days", "Steig aus!" and "Tanz der Lemminge". I do however much prefer live albums to studio albums.

    I also love classical music, especially Johann Sebastian Bach, jazz and ethnic music.

    My favorite movie is "Rashomon" by Akira Kurosawa, my favorite book is "Ulysses" by James Joyce, my favorite painting is "Ophelia" by John Everett Millais.

    I also happen to have alopecia universalis, hence my nick.
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    Hi Jean,

    I don't think your wife having the same email address would be a problem. Just use different log-in names and different passwords. The moderators should verify that, though.

    Anyway, welcome and have fun. Be prepared to spend lots of time and probably money based on the information you'll get here.
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    Also, might want to use 2 different internet browsers if you both want to stay logged in full time.

    Welcome!

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    It is a problem with registering. My wife tried to register with that e-mail address, and it was not accepted because it was already in use.

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    Nice to see you here Jeanine, always good to see fellow PA'ers here. I'd just create a dummy email account on gmail or yahoo and never use it again if I were you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldJean View Post
    Hello, my name is Jeanine (with French pronunciation), or shortly Jean (with American pronunciation). I am originally from the USA (Oakland, CA), but went to Cologne, Germany in 1993 and still live there.

    I have a little problem. My wife (same-sex marriage) would like to join too. We do, however, share the same e-mail address (we see no reason to use different ones)

    We are both members of Prog Archives as well, and sharing the e-mail address is absolutely no problem there. So why is it here?

    Anyway, I am a lover of old school prog, with very few exceptions. There are some artists that I like newer albums of as well. My favorite artists are Van der Graaf Genearator, Gong, Hawkwind, Can, Embryo and Amon Dl 2 and anything related to them. My favorite studio albums by these artists are "Pawn Hearts", "You", "Warrior on the Edge of Time", "Future Days", "Steig aus!" and "Tanz der Lemminge". I do however much prefer live albums to studio albums.

    I also love classical music, especially Johann Sebastian Bach, jazz and ethnic music.

    My favorite movie is "Rashomon" by Akira Kurosawa, my favorite book is "Ulysses" by James Joyce, my favorite painting is "Ophelia" by John Everett Millais.

    I also happen to have alopecia universalis, hence my nick.
    Wow, is it really all that hard to go and create a new email somewhere for the purpose of signing up? It's not like you need to actually use that email in order to use the site. Heck, I've probably used a couple of dozen emails for all the things I've signed up for over the years... [/QUOTE].
    Last edited by Facelift; 01-20-2016 at 03:31 PM.

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    Hi, I am Friederike, the wife of BaldJean, but just call me Friede. Our musical tastes are quite similar, My favorite movie is "M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mrder" by Fritz Lang, my favorite book is "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" by Susanna Clarke, and my favorite painting is "the Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch.

    I have alopecia universalis as well; Jean and I met in a self-help group

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    Hi Jean & Friede. Welcome to the 'hood! Enjoy your stay, post freely, and get ready to empty your piggy banks on all the recommendations you'll read about here on PE.

    I don't have alopecia universalis (had to look that up), but have been slowly working my way towards a similarly hairless pate for many years!

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    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
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    Hello Friederike, welcome to PE I shaved my head for the first time a couple of weeks ago, it was getting there naturally.
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    Welcome! It's customary for new PEers to buy everybody a round of drinks. If two of you are sharing the same username, I think it only makes sense that you buy two.

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    Welcome, ladies. Good to see that you worked out how to both get on here. Enjoy your stay.
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    Here is a photo of us. Jean is the one in pink. As you can see we don't even have eyebrows or eyelashes (and of course no body hair either).
    jean_and_friede_at_restaurant.jpg
    Last edited by BaldFriede; 02-15-2016 at 11:55 AM.

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    Here is a photo of us. Jean is the one in pink. As you can see we don't even have eyebrows or eyelashes (and no body hair either).
    jean_and_friede_at_restaurant_zpspnkborxp.jpg
    Last edited by BaldFriede; 02-15-2016 at 11:54 AM.

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    Hi - welcome aboard.

    I am the system administrator, and just saw your post(s) now, for the first time.

    I'm glad you've resolved the email conflict, by creating a new Yahoo email address.

    Nice picture, and it's refreshing to see that you seem to be completely comfortable with your condition.

    Enjoy the site, and be prepared to open your wallets - wide - because the excellent music recommendations just never stop!
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    Welcome aboard ladies!

    My ex-girlfriend has alopecia universalis. I can empathise a little with your condition. She'd get odd looks at time. People thought she was purposefully bald as some sort of social statement. Others thought she was recovering from chemo. She couldn't go bald and used to wear a scarf over her head. She found the toughest part was having no eye lashes.
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    Trust me, at the beginning I wanted to do the same. But in the self-help group you learn to accept the look. The mantra "I am beautiful without hair" helps a lot. We almost love the look now.

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    There are several people here (me among them) that shave their heads as a preference rather than as a side effect of a disease. My late girlfriend (known to many on PE) convinced me to do it several years ago just to try it. If I didn't shave my head, except for a receding hairline and a small bald spot on the top of my head, I would have a full head of hair at 71.

    You ladies and the expressions on your faces in that photo (you both look terrific!), speak volumes about the strength and upbeat outlook of the worldwide LGBT community in spite of all the unwarranted, despicable and ignorant crap they have been through that unfortunately won't be over until blinders come off a whole lot of people..

    Welcome to both of you.
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    Welcome! Great taste in music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    There are several people here (me among them) that shave their heads as a preference rather than as a side effect of a disease.
    It is not a side effect, it is the disease itself. Actually it is an auto-immune disease. Hair is recognized as not belonging to the body by the immune system and rejected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldFriede View Post
    It is not a side effect, it is the disease itself. Actually it is an auto-immune disease. Hair is recognized as not belonging to the body by the immune system and rejected.
    I think he probably knew that and just meant "associated with a disease."

    In any event, welcome and I hope you enjoy the site. I don't believe the PE experience nearly as hair-raising as it's often depicted on PA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Facelift View Post
    I think he probably knew that and just meant "associated with a disease."

    In any event, welcome and I hope you enjoy the site. I don't believe the PE experience nearly as hair-raising as it's often depicted on PA.
    Odd choice of words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldFriede View Post
    Here is a photo of us. Jean is the one in pink. As you can see we don#t even have eyebrows or eyelashes (and no body hair either).
    jean_and_friede_at_restaurant_zpspnkborxp.jpg
    You look like a nice couple.

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    Thank you.

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    Now I see you live in Cologne, a city I visited quite some times. After my mother's death almost once a year, until the largest recordstore became much smaller.

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