River: 1001. 1002. Simon: River... River: Shh. I'm counting between the lightning and the thunder to see if the storm is coming or going. .1005

'The Message'


Goodbye and Good Riddance: Hey, at least you didn't get a Peloton. (2019)  

Take stock, reflect, butch, moan, vent. We are all here for it.


Beverly - Dec 13, 2019 11:09:30 pm PST #32 of 140
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Wow, dcp, that sounds like the unfun kind of carnival ride, but I'm glad the car is...you know what? I'm tired of this metaphor. I'm glad it's been no worse. And yes, may ham return to you.


Shir - Dec 14, 2019 1:37:02 am PST #33 of 140
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

Dear lords, dcp. All the ~ma and good wishes in your direction for a much better 2020.


Theodosia - Dec 14, 2019 4:12:16 am PST #34 of 140
'we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon"

Here's hoping that 2020 is smooth sailing after your horrendous 2019, dcp!


Laura - Dec 14, 2019 11:31:29 am PST #35 of 140
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Getting Buffista cards is so fun! I will send mine out eventually.

I have 3 so far and it makes me very happy.

Damn, dcp! I am so sorry you have been going through so much. Sending love and ~ma for good reports from the next round of tests. Also, thank you for the card!

I am giving 2019 a couple more weeks to get the good list to catch up or surpass the bad.


Shir - Dec 14, 2019 10:45:10 pm PST #36 of 140
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

To make things more confusing to you in the US, the only stamps that were available at the post office this morning were of Jewish holidays. Not even Hanukkah, but of other Jewish holidays. I was hoping to the wonderful and vibrant stamps of local wildlife or wildflowers, but nope. Only high holidays stamps (and one of a political leader from the 70s and 80s). Sorry to disappoint.


amych - Dec 15, 2019 7:42:25 am PST #37 of 140
Now let us crush something soft and watch it fountain blood. That is a girlish thing to want to do, yes?

I've gotten several cards! And I will be sending mine out... as soon as I remember where I put the stamps


Sophia Brooks - Dec 15, 2019 8:46:42 am PST #38 of 140
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

I started mine, but I need to get them to Philip to mail off. We are all just limping along at this adulting thing.

And that was my year. You all saw my crisis that was years of non adulting in the making.

So my big things this year are

I got a kitten I quit the theatre I cleaned out my apartment/hoard I am starting grad school for education at 46!

I am planning maybe

Opening a Coop booth with Philip to see if I can sell my crafts (he would sell collectibles and take care of the shipping, I would sell crafts and take care of the in person stuff) Dressing at the Opera Learn to play an instrument.


Theodosia - Dec 15, 2019 8:49:18 am PST #39 of 140
'we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon"

I got a card from Erika!


quester - Dec 15, 2019 12:12:57 pm PST #40 of 140
Danger is my middle name, only I spell it R. u. t. h. - Tina Belcher.

dcp! damn! you deserve all the ham flavor in the world!


meara - Dec 15, 2019 12:27:49 pm PST #41 of 140

That sucks so bad, dcp! Glad it seems to be working but sheesh! Nobody expects back pain to mean cancer?!?