Mmm. Wife soup. I must've done good.

Wash ,'War Stories'


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.


Jessica - Jan 18, 2022 1:17:17 pm PST #12193 of 30000
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

I blame Bill Clinton for a lot of this, because we knew he was basically a garbage person, but we were weighing it against the good he could do and gave him a pass. I think that passed along to people like Joss as well, because we were used to it.

This, and also I think it's probably a good thing that we look back every 20 years and think "Holy crap, why did we think that was ever okay." It means we are slowly, gradually, painfully, moving vaguely forward?

Our school district's bus drivers basically all have Covid. Or have quit because of insufficient Covid protections by the DOT. So now every afternoon I get an email from the superintendent with the subject line "URGENT! Status of busing tomorrow" that tells me which buses won't be running due to the driver shortage.

ION I'm going to be working from home forever now because my daughter needs to be driven to and from school every day.


DavidS - Jan 18, 2022 1:35:32 pm PST #12194 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

ION I'm going to be working from home forever now because my daughter needs to be driven to and from school every day.

FFS, why don't they build a people mover pneumatic tube system already!


Toddson - Jan 18, 2022 1:38:15 pm PST #12195 of 30000
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

Jessica, that's a good point (about looking back). I'm old enough that I can remember when the general business environment was bad for woman and the casting couch was pretty much a given. Some men in power seemed to work on the assumption that being respectful of anyone who didn't control their employment was a sign of weakness; being respectful (if not downright fawning) of those who did control their employment was the way things worked.


Jesse - Jan 18, 2022 1:39:00 pm PST #12196 of 30000
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

This, and also I think it's probably a good thing that we look back every 20 years and think "Holy crap, why did we think that was ever okay." It means we are slowly, gradually, painfully, moving vaguely forward?

Yes, thank you!


Jessica - Jan 18, 2022 1:44:53 pm PST #12197 of 30000
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

FFS, why don't they build a people mover pneumatic tube system already!

Pros/cons of buying Aeryn a personal jetpack, GO.


Dana - Jan 18, 2022 1:46:35 pm PST #12198 of 30000
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Don't be ridiculous, Jessica.

There are no cons.


meara - Jan 18, 2022 1:47:39 pm PST #12199 of 30000

Jet pack!! Jet pack!!


Jessica - Jan 18, 2022 1:49:02 pm PST #12200 of 30000
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

Awesome, thanks. *add to cart*


Toddson - Jan 18, 2022 1:58:50 pm PST #12201 of 30000
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

I used to work for an association for engineers. The problem with a people mover pneumatic tube is that, given a sufficient distance, the people would arrive completely squished (the comparison I heard was "strawberry jelly").


DavidS - Jan 18, 2022 3:12:35 pm PST #12202 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Pros/cons of buying Aeryn a personal jetpack, GO.

She's already Aeryndynamic.