Actually, I was thinking it would be sort of like a pet. You know, we could...we could name her Trixie, or Miss Kitty Fantastico, or something.

Tara ,'Empty Places'


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.


Steph L. - Nov 20, 2020 7:47:43 am PST #12 of 2642
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

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 2642
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

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


Dana - Nov 20, 2020 7:59:22 am PST #14 of 2642
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 2642
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 2642
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

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 2642
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 2642
"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 2642
"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 2642
Herding cats for fun

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


Laura - Nov 20, 2020 8:51:58 am PST #21 of 2642
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

This is a quote from my brother's email when I wrote him considering a visit since it has been so long.

.... we'll be here. Be forewarned though, we are not as passionate about masks, testing and sanitizers as you are.

Yeah, I love ya bro, but maybe next year. I feel bad because my sister depends on brother and his wife to take her to doctor's appointments, shopping, and so forth. She goes as little as possible but she still shares a vehicle with them at times.