And Kaylee, what the hell's goin' on in the engine room? Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys maybe got loose?

Mal ,'The Train Job'


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. - Jan 27, 2022 11:08:18 am PST #12476 of 16026
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.

Also our financial advisor is holding our money out of the market right now because it's so volatile

Oh my god, I had to stop checking my retirement account, because it's stressing me out (unlike Tim, who is cheerfully saying "Now is the time to buy!"). I'm pretty sure the value of my IRA is 2 nickels, some shiny rocks, and a handful of Froot Loops. I really hope the Froot Loop market goes back up.


-t - Jan 27, 2022 11:17:30 am PST #12477 of 16026
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

I, like Dr Zoidberg, am investing heavily in sandwiches.


meara - Jan 27, 2022 12:46:42 pm PST #12478 of 16026

Yeah I’m def not checking my 401k.

And sadly rather than an afternoon nap I have an afternoon dentist appointment.

I do like the shipping of the OTP though!! I do not like Teppy having covid.

Good luck with real estate Hec, it’s all so wild.


Steph L. - Jan 27, 2022 1:06:50 pm PST #12479 of 16026
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.

Yeah I’m def not checking my 401k.

It's full or Froot Loops. Or, if you're lucky, Honey Bunches of Oats.


Jessica - Jan 27, 2022 1:18:48 pm PST #12480 of 16026
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

It's full or Froot Loops. Or, if you're lucky, Honey Bunches of Oats.

Yesterday it was full of Froot Loops, today it's generic grocery store "fruit-flavored rings" in the cellophane bag.


Nora Deirdre - Jan 27, 2022 1:20:31 pm PST #12481 of 16026
I’m responsible for my own happiness? I can’t even be responsible for my own breakfast! (Bojack Horseman)

Non-Covid unicorn here!

Oh my god, I had to stop checking my retirement account, because it's stressing me out (unlike Tim, who is cheerfully saying "Now is the time to buy!"). I'm pretty sure the value of my IRA is 2 nickels, some shiny rocks, and a handful of Froot Loops

I haven't invested in a 401k (or any retirement plan) since I left MIT in 2010, but I left my account with their financial investment team and it's doing surprisingly well.

Life here in Austin is ok. I just applied for a job that would be perfect for me and I would kick ass at. So if there's any job~ma around, I could really use some. I think it's the only job/org I'd feel ok leaving the freelance life for.

Exciting home ownership news: we cleared out the garage and replaced the automatic garage door opener, and now I park my car in there ALL THE TIME. Ok, that's not exciting, but having lived a garage-less adult existence (and before that, I only knew garages as junk repositories.)

Oh! We also have a new cat who thinks he's a crazy kitten. We named him Milton and he's cute and feisty AF.


Calli - Jan 27, 2022 1:47:21 pm PST #12482 of 16026
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

Job~ma, Nora! And congrats on the new kitten.


-t - Jan 27, 2022 1:55:40 pm PST #12483 of 16026
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Job~ma, Nora! That is exciting garage news! Yay cat!

3-year Vision meeting went pretty well. I actually did talk and VP asked me follow up questions which I did not expect but it was fine. Cat only leapt across the camera a couple of times. Sigh. My only remaining meeting for the week is something "fun" tomorrow that I haven't RSVPd to yet.


JenP - Jan 27, 2022 2:02:22 pm PST #12484 of 16026

Rapid and painless recovery ~ma to the Covid sufferers. Yuck.

Job ~ma, Nora, and a garage with a door opener is a treat not to be underestimated or underenjoyed.

I am feeling all kinds of hermit-like today. Normally (well, pandemic normal), I order groceries and go pick them up, but I opted for delivery tomorrow instead. And then I don't feel like cooking or foraging, so I ordered BBQ, which is fab, but, also, I'd normally pick it up, but I used Grub Hub this time. Not sure why I'm out of sorts today, but I def am. Moods are weird.

I follow the real estate goings on here with interest.


Laura - Jan 27, 2022 2:18:33 pm PST #12485 of 16026
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Job~ma, Nora. Garage access is indeed a treat. Enjoy the kitty!

Good to hear the Vision meeting went well.

Mmmm, fruit loops. It has been quite a number of decades. I think I'll just think of them fondly. Stock roller coaster is likely more scary than the old rickety wood variety.