Kaylee: Is that him? Mal: That's the buffet table. Kaylee: Well how can we be sure, unless we question it?

'Shindig'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

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.


Laura - Nov 20, 2020 7:35:22 am PST #11 of 15288
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

My first chuckle of the day, Rick Scott has Covid. Well deserved. I can't believe my fellow citizens ever voted for this crook.


Steph L. - Nov 20, 2020 7:47:43 am PST #12 of 15288
He does keep running, very poorly, for brief and agonizing stretches of time. It still sucks unbelievably, like how come digging your nails into your cuticles until they bleed counts as “self-harm” but making your entire body hurt is considered “healthy”?

Tim's Covid test update: because Ohio's curve is basically a vertical line, all the CVSs and Walgreens that are doing Covid test appointments are fully booked. I suggested he call his PCP, because if they're doing Covid tests, he probably wouldn't need an appointment per se -- they could probably fit him in to have a nurse do the test.

Tim talked to PCP in person, told him the circumstances around his co-worker testing positive (ie, their work shifts only overlap for 2 hours, Tim's interaction with co-worker was minimal, Tim always wears a mask, co-worker did not wear a mask). PCP said that he doesn't think Tim needs to get tested.

I generally trust Tim's PCP, especially after he caught Tim's busted mitral valve so early. But I'm iffy about this. I agree that Tim's exposure was minimal, but I just feel like the inconvenience of a Covid test is worth it.


Laura - Nov 20, 2020 7:51:31 am PST #13 of 15288
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Ugh, I'm sorry the PCP shot it down.


Dana - Nov 20, 2020 7:59:22 am PST #14 of 15288
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

WTF? Why not get tested? Hmph.

And I expect I'm going to be progressively angrier as it gets closer to Thanksgiving and people are just fucking jetting off to have 20-person dinners with their families while I sit at home because driving to see my family seemed too risky.


Fred Pete - Nov 20, 2020 8:05:19 am PST #15 of 15288
Ann, that's a ferret.

Dana, on the other hand, you won't be in the hospital with COVID for Christmas. It's a trade-off.


Laura - Nov 20, 2020 8:12:17 am PST #16 of 15288
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Yes, it will be Thanksgiving for 2 this year and I am fine with that.

eta: Oh! Doing the dance of getting my Buffista number for a post number.


Dana - Nov 20, 2020 8:13:44 am PST #17 of 15288
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

I don't regret my decision. It's just not fair. I have to behave because other people can't be bothered. People who literally have no choice are getting sick and dying because other people make the selfish, self-serving choice.


sj - Nov 20, 2020 8:22:03 am PST #18 of 15288
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Not cool Tim’s doctor.

And I just feel like I want to drag everyone who is having trouble getting tested to MA because we haven’t had any trouble with that yet.


DavidS - Nov 20, 2020 8:37:39 am PST #19 of 15288
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Ahhh, new thread smell. I dig it.


Katerina Bee - Nov 20, 2020 8:37:58 am PST #20 of 15288
Herding cats for fun

Hello new thread! I shall still pursue the foamy goodness wherever I may find it.