I'm thinking about buying something very expensive. Maybe an antelope.

Anya ,'Get It Done'

Natter 74: Ready or Not  

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.

brenda m - Jun 30, 2015 8:52:10 am PDT #17 of 30003
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

Oh shit Maria. You have really been through enough.

Maria - Jun 30, 2015 8:54:13 am PDT #18 of 30003
Not so nice is that I'm about to ruin a Friday morning for a bunch of people because of a series of unfortunate events and an upset foreign government. - shrift

Is everyone officially in the Republican clown car now?

Has Jeb officially announced, or is he still in the exploratory stage?

I'm sorry work isn't seeing how amazeballs you are.

Me too, though I think it's less about that, and more about how I'm just one person covering the entire country, while our major competitor in the government space has offices in every mid to major metropolitan area. And the fact that they're not willing to cut their margins enough to compete.


You have really been through enough.

We all have. I'd like a break for all of us.

tommyrot - Jun 30, 2015 8:54:42 am PDT #19 of 30003
Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. Okay? And we don't arrest cats, I'm very sorry.

My photos from Sunday's Pride parade: [link]

This is Anna's and my fave: [link]

This is NSFW--a guy wearing nothing but a thong and a Dora the Explorer backpack: [link]

(If you click on the first link, you'll see a small version of the NSFW photo.)

lisah - Jun 30, 2015 8:55:50 am PDT #20 of 30003
Punishingly Intricate

Sorry Luna isn't well (poop-wise at least) but I hope this is a good opportunity to get a new and much better vet! That's great they could see her pretty quickly.

Meh, Maria, I'm sorry. That's bullshit. Feel free to come down here anytime and we can try to figure out what we want to be as grownups together, over grownup drinks!

Jack sounds great, Suzi! Can't wait to see pictures.

I promised myself that I'd take, and finish, an online class or two while I'm on sabbatical so yesterday I signed up for 2, one of which is a dog cognition class. Fun! Part of the class, that's optional, is getting your dog to participate in some tests. I'm not sure if that will work. I've found out since I've been home a lot more that my hound dog is VERY SERIOUS about her couch to floor to couch nap schedule.

Fred Pete - Jun 30, 2015 8:59:47 am PDT #21 of 30003
Ann, that's a ferret.

Good luck, Maria.

Zenkitty - Jun 30, 2015 9:23:22 am PDT #22 of 30003
Every now and then, I think I might actually be a little odd.

Oh, goodness. So much Tuesday today. Good luck to everyone with their job craziness, and to all the pets, and especially very glad Tiny Winter Soldier is home and doing well.

I've been doing really well on my new antidepressant regime, and I just wanted to report that. I feel so much better. Depression is an evil sickness because it makes you not realize how sick you really are until you finally start to get better.

From the Old Thread,

My coworkers and I are playing Bible or Metal Verse over lunch.
I got 16 out of 16 on this delightfully disturbing little quiz, thank you Bible-heavy education and heavy-metal-loving friends and family.

I think I've made a new friend. All on my own. Friend-friend, not make-out friend, which is what I wanted. (To clarify, I wanted the friend-friend. Not ready for make-out friend.) We have tentative plans for her to come to my house to play board games in a couple weeks, so now I have real incentive to clean up my house. I hope this works out into a real friendship. Also, a friend-of-a-friend that I've known for a while may be interested in becoming more of a friend-friend, and that would be dang nice too. I've lived in this town five years, it's about time I got out of my shell and started making friends.

Laura - Jun 30, 2015 9:54:09 am PDT #23 of 30003
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

My photos from Sunday's Pride parade

So much joy! Thank you!

{{Maria}} You are such a value to any firm! Sorry this isn't working out as well as you had hoped when you started.

kitty~ma and vet~ma for Burrell.

Go Zen with the friend making! Woo!

Now I need to play Bible or Metal Verse.

-t - Jun 30, 2015 9:57:34 am PDT #24 of 30003
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

It's so unfair, Maria. I'm outraged on your behalf! They have given you no support and are disappointed in the results? Schmucks.

Ooh, dog cognition sounds interesting! You can borrow Walter for tests, he's an excellent student and eager to please, if you can do them remotely.

Glad the new meds are helping, Zen! Always glad to get good news like that! Also glad to hear about friends coming into your life. Yay Zenkitty!

Gudanov - Jun 30, 2015 9:57:45 am PDT #25 of 30003
Coding and Sleeping

((Maria)) good luck and best wishes.

-t - Jun 30, 2015 10:05:08 am PDT #26 of 30003
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Oh, hey, btw, one of my avocado pits (one of, um, eight, maybe, that I stuck in water before deciding I should stop that) has sprouted. I may fall off the wagon.