I just think it's rather odd that a nation that prides itself on its virility should feel compelled to strap on forty pounds of protective gear just in order to play rugby.

Giles ,'Beneath You'


Natter 75: More Than a Million Natters Served  

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.


-t - Oct 24, 2016 1:08:02 pm PDT #11 of 30002
‘if you had committed a murder and were trying to get away with it, you wouldn’t let a trifle like a second breakfast stand in your way.’ - The Five Red Herrings

Argh. This thing came up as a possibility for my biggest account two months ago, at which time I was told they needed to gather more information before testing whether it would go forward. Today I found out it's live and apparently has been for a while. The person I went and asked about it sent out an email this afternoon saying "I know I confirmed this in passing/verbally but never sent an email since [...Reasons...]That being said I felt compelled to confirm in an email" and left me off the distribution.

Blinvisible. Not a concept I think I can explain to my leadership team.

ETA but my complain-y post goes to eleven, so that's something.


Beverly - Oct 24, 2016 1:09:05 pm PDT #12 of 30002
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Sorry, -t.

Top dozen, at least?


billytea - Oct 24, 2016 1:09:39 pm PDT #13 of 30002
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

From the previous thread:

billytea, not sure how useful this will be, but it's cute! Every Hamilton song summarized in one sentence:

That is fun. Unfortunately, I think I would take longer explaining the summaries to Biyi than I would explaining the actual songs.


Kalshane - Oct 24, 2016 1:15:37 pm PDT #14 of 30002
GS: If you had to choose between kicking evil in the head or the behind, which would you choose, and why? Minsc: I'm not sure I understand the question. I have two feet, do I not? You do not take a small plate when the feast of evil welcomes seconds.

So apparently making a down payment before an operation is a thing some hospitals are doing now?

I fired my old GI because he was useless and the new one (understandably) wants to take a look at my innards and see what's going on rather than relying on Dr. Clueless' observations. I just got a call from the new hospital to get everything in order for the procedure and at the end of the call they informed me there would be a $150 fee upfront when I checked in tomorrow morning.

I was taken completely off-guard, but some Googling says that this is becoming a more common thing. You'd think they would have mentioned it when I originally scheduled the procedure two weeks ago.


-t - Oct 24, 2016 1:33:11 pm PDT #15 of 30002
‘if you had committed a murder and were trying to get away with it, you wouldn’t let a trifle like a second breakfast stand in your way.’ - The Five Red Herrings

Wow, that is pretty fucked up.


erin_obscure - Oct 24, 2016 1:33:18 pm PDT #16 of 30002

I had to put down a $600 deposit before orthapedic surgery in 2014 :/ And of course only had, like, 200 and change left on my flex spending card and had to use 2 cards to pay it.


-t - Oct 24, 2016 1:34:03 pm PDT #17 of 30002
‘if you had committed a murder and were trying to get away with it, you wouldn’t let a trifle like a second breakfast stand in your way.’ - The Five Red Herrings

And separately, I hope the surgery is easy and recovery smooth and your new doc finds out some useful stuff that helps you out.


erin_obscure - Oct 24, 2016 1:34:06 pm PDT #18 of 30002

But that was through OHSU, Providence required no such down payment on abdominal surgery...but by then my out of pocket max was already hit so maybe they woulda wanted one also if I hadn't already been tapped out.


-t - Oct 24, 2016 1:40:58 pm PDT #19 of 30002
‘if you had committed a murder and were trying to get away with it, you wouldn’t let a trifle like a second breakfast stand in your way.’ - The Five Red Herrings

And if you can't come up with a way to pay, what, no hospital for you? That seems pretty damn wrong.


Dana - Oct 24, 2016 1:41:34 pm PDT #20 of 30002
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

At husband's aunt and uncle's, and his aunt saw a video on the internet that Hillary smells bad.

Help.