Book: Yes, I'd forgotten you're moonlighting as a criminal mastermind now. Got your next heist planned? Simon: No. But I'm thinking about growing a big black mustache. I'm a traditionalist.

'War Stories'

If the Apocalypse Comes, Beep Me

Birth, death, illness, new job, vacation...if it's happening to you and you want us to know about it, post it here. These threads are intended for announcements only. Want to offer sympathy or congratulations, or talk about anything? Take it to Natter. Any natter here will be deleted.

sj - Dec 11, 2021 8:08:25 am PST #5574 of 5590
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I’m updating address book. If you want to be added or have moved recently, email me at my profile address.

Gudanov - Dec 11, 2021 6:33:53 pm PST #5575 of 5590
Coding and Sleeping

Going to reboot the server to apply OS updates.

Gudanov - Dec 11, 2021 6:34:52 pm PST #5576 of 5590
Coding and Sleeping

Reboot finished.

DavidS - Dec 11, 2021 11:03:22 pm PST #5577 of 5590
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Reboot finished.

Thank you.

Trudy Booth - Jan 07, 2022 7:05:27 am PST #5578 of 5590
Greece's financial crisis threatens to take down all of Western civilization - a civilization they themselves founded. A rather tragic irony - which is something they also invented. - Jon Stewart

I am looking for a roommate for my place in Washington Heights, NYC.

Its a 12x14 quiet, sunny room with its own half-bath. Freshly (yet tastefully) renovated apartment with brand new kitchen. Elevator building. Close to parks & trains. $1250.

Pix - Jan 18, 2022 7:56:05 pm PST #5579 of 5590
"Because if life gives you lemons / you don't have to make / lemonade / sugar isn't free / and grief doesn't have / to be productive." -from "lemonade" by Kaitlin Shelter

Our own Hil lost her mom unexpectedly a few days ago. She would love cards and kind words, though she isn't up to posting about it herself.

She will be in New Jersey for the next week with her family; the funeral is tomorrow and they will be sitting shiva after that. Send me an email if you'd like that address or her normal home address.

Topic!Cindy - Mar 04, 2022 10:25:13 am PST #5580 of 5590
What is even happening?

For the Bronzers among us:

'stina has given birth to a great big beautiful baby boy. Details on Twitter: [link]

EpicTangent - Mar 16, 2022 2:58:08 pm PDT #5581 of 5590
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Well, I've got a preliminary diagnosis; there's "some evidence of cancer cells" in the biopsy the GYN took last week. I've got a CT scan tomorrow, another meeting with the GYN on Friday morning, and he's working on a referral to oncology.

I literally know nothing else and I'm freaking out a little. And I will take any and all prayers and healing vibes on offer.

beekaytee - Apr 13, 2022 4:30:29 am PDT #5582 of 5590
The bee used to have a j and I still don't have a Clyde.

I was able to speak to her at the hospital. Nothing broken, and all sorts of neuro-testing has already been done. She slept some and says they've been wonderful to her. She is drugged a bit and will be kept for observation.

I will check on her throughout the day.

Jesus. I practically had a heart attack of my own.


The officer found her at a local hospital and is taking her keys to her now. I'm going to call and will update when I know something.


The officer just called to tell me that he found Todd's key in her unlocked door, but she is not in the apartment. He did not know if she called 911 herself, but I can't imagine a rescue squad leaving a key and unlocked door. My mind is racing over some terrifying scenarios. ---- I have just initiated a welfare check on Todd. If anyone else has heard from her, please let me know.

Last night she sent an email saying that she had fallen, and asking if I thought she should call 911. I immediately replied that she should.

I later got another email saying that she had been able to get up but not that she'd called for help. I've followed up a bunch of times by phone and email.

I am not in town and could not get into her building even if I was. Again, let me know if you have heard from her. I'll post in FB as well.

EpicTangent - Apr 15, 2022 9:48:00 am PDT #5583 of 5590
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

I met with Oncology on the 7th. She saw something on the CT (kinda hiding behind the uterus) she didn't like the look of and decided she wanted a better look so ordered an MRI & colonoscopy . Rather than wait on scheduling as an outpatient, she got me booked in the hospital Thursday afternoon. The MRI went fine, colonoscopy not so much. There is inflammation, "narrowing", and some substance on the wall of the colon. They couldn't run the whole colon, but took a biopsy. The something behind the uterus is apparently an abscess. They kept me in the hospital until Monday night on IV antibiotics. Finally got the biopsy result on Wednesday night - colon cancer. They think the colon is the "primary" cancer, rather than the uterus. I've got a meeting scheduled with a colo-rectal surgeon on the 28th, another colonoscopy on the 29th, Oncology (not gyn-specific) May 4, and, presumably, surgery sometime relatively shortly thereafter. I don't know yet how extensive the surgery is going to be. And right now I actually feel pretty much fine. So I request continued prayers. And I'll let you know when I know more. Thanks for the support that I already know you're going to provide (got pretty behind in Natter while I was in the hospital, and busy trying to catch up with work since Wednesday, but hopefully I'll catch up today and find out what's up with all of you) . Love you guys.