Dawn: I thought you were adequate. Giles: And the accolades keep pouring in. I'd best take my leave before my head swells any larger. Good night.

'First Date'


Spike's Bitches 49: As usual, I'm here to help you, and I... are you naked under there?

Spike-centric discussion. Lusty, lewd (only occasionally crude), risqué (and frisqué), bawdy (Oh, lawdy!), flirty ('cuz we're purty), raunchy talk inside. Caveat lector.


smonster - Mar 10, 2021 9:51:47 pm PST #7562 of 7611
All that and Lynda Carter too. - WindSparrow

Sequentially or simultaneously? Inquiring minds want to know.


Toddson - Mar 11, 2021 8:47:58 am PST #7563 of 7611
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

Sequentially. Also from Florida - guess he was hoping for Spring Break.


amyparker - Mar 11, 2021 2:26:00 pm PST #7564 of 7611
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

Follow-up foot doctor visit!

Dr. P. wheeled himself in on a knee scooter, with his left foot in a boot. This is an interesting way to start the visit. He'd borked something running and decided to take the relative downtime to finally get it sorted, but as the aide who did the initial intake was also wearing a boot . . . .

I'm healing up well; I can call back in another three weeks for a physical therapy referral if I'm not happy with my progress, so it's "Do I want to spend the money on deep tissue foot massage?" Probably not, but it's good to have the option.

(If I won the lottery, I'd blow it on books, a Pilates Reformer and a weekly massage from my friend Calli.)


meara - Mar 16, 2021 8:24:13 am PDT #7565 of 7611

He’s not just the doctor he’s a member too?


JenP - Mar 16, 2021 12:00:52 pm PDT #7566 of 7611

Ha, ha, ha! Fortunately, I had just swallowed my coffee.


Laura - Apr 10, 2021 1:59:39 pm PDT #7567 of 7611
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

In parenting sucks and why do we ever do this news, my boys continue to disappoint. I continue to be upbeat and motherly to them, but basically they suck. #1 son goes for weeks without contact, which either means he is depressed or is hiding something, or both. I continue to send little lighthearted links and/or family updates and ignore his lack of response. His GF responds, so that is something. #2 son is all about his life and complains non-stop when i talk to him. I did go to lunch with him a couple weeks ago or so ago when I messaged him and asked. I arranged at that time for us to go up and have dinner with him and the fam at their favorite Italian joint. But he never came here for the couple months he was working just a couple miles away and drove past daily. My NY sister is coming here at the end of the month for my FL sister's birthday. I asked him if he could go over for the birthday, anytime that weekend, because my sister will likely never be able to come to our coast again, and she hasn't seen the baby. Not likely to happen. It's just too hard for him. He has plans Saturday, and it is too hard to come on Sunday when she has to get ready for work on Monday.

So best if I ignore him for a while so I don't tell him how I feel. I'll hear from him because he wants me to do his taxes. Right now I don't think I have time. I don't talk about it much because it doesn't change and remains depressing.


brenda m - Apr 10, 2021 6:12:29 pm PDT #7568 of 7611
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

Ugh, I’m so sorry Laura. I was hoping things had turned around some. I know jo painful and frustrating this is for you.


Beverly - Apr 11, 2021 2:44:33 am PDT #7569 of 7611
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

I'm so sorry Laura. I have no good advice. But I do wish either or both of them would get a clue. Meanwhile, take care of yourself.


Laura - Apr 11, 2021 7:00:41 am PDT #7570 of 7611
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I'm pretty much okay with it. At the very core of my being I know I did the best that I could raising them. They were loved unconditionally. I supported them and encouraged them and told them they could do anything. I honestly don't see that I failed them in any way. It is likely that this phase is a growth thing where they reject the parents to become their own persons. I don't take it personally because I don't think it really has anything to do with me. The opposite of it's not you its me, it isn't me, it's them. It is far harder on Brendon because he does take it personally and tries to figure out what he did wrong. Maybe because he is a Mr. Fixit guy by nature, maybe because his relationship with them was different than mine. He was more go and do stuff dad with all the coaching and sports. He still yearns to fix it, while I am more go forward. That chapter is done and it is our turn now. The ungrateful asses will wake up eventually. I'll invite them to family gatherings and remember their birthdays, but my life decisions going forward are based on our needs, not theirs. eta: Apologies for the emotion dump here, but I really have to get it out sometimes.


Vortex - Apr 11, 2021 10:31:33 am PDT #7571 of 7611
"Cry havoc and let slip the boobs of war!" -- Miracleman

Honey, no apology necessary, we're here for you.