Hermanos! The devil has built a robot!

Numero Cinco ,'The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco'

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.

Dana - Jan 27, 2022 4:56:35 pm PST #12493 of 16026
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Money is so stupid.

megan walker - Jan 27, 2022 4:57:46 pm PST #12494 of 16026
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

But then again, it's only on paper (or online) right now. None of that matters if we're not cashing out right now, which we're not.

Yeah, I only move to "cash" because Vanguard makes it so easy to do so without actually cashing out. And I wouldn't even do that if I had other money to buy in with when there are drops. Which I don't sadly. One day I'll start contributing to my retirement again but I haven't really been able to since becoming self-employed.

brenda m - Jan 27, 2022 5:00:54 pm PST #12495 of 16026
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

Yeah, I’ll be looking at my 401k again in 10 years. Or maybe not that but no time soon.

Laura - Jan 28, 2022 5:07:58 am PST #12496 of 16026
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Wishes for hot cocoa (or toddies) and a nice warm crackling fire for my NE snowbound Buffistas.

I have my windows open, but I wouldn't say no to an Irish Coffee.

Toddson - Jan 28, 2022 6:00:27 am PST #12497 of 16026
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

I'm back to the nibbled to death by ducks stage. Our office final final move was scheduled for last Friday, but streets were blocked off for the right to life march/gathering. In light of that, I'd scheduled today off but the move was rescheduled for today, so I took yesterday off. Came in this morning wearing clothes suitable for moving only to discover that it's been rescheduled ... indefinitely. And my full-size monitor isn't getting a signal from the computer so I'm hunched over trying to read the tiny laptop screen. Tried incr5easing the size but half my icons disappeared.

There's snow predicted - nothing like what was predicted for the Northeast - but the town's freaked out, as usual. I think the snowplow's still available, but they've done the pre-treatment (which seems to be beet juice and salt ... don't ask, I have no idea, but the street's not even pink).\

I may give up, go home and go back to bed.

Tom Scola - Jan 28, 2022 6:05:49 am PST #12498 of 16026
Don’t copy that floppy.

So yesterday they were saying < 3″ of snow, but this morning they’re saying 8–11″, and probably even more in New England.

Calli - Jan 28, 2022 6:46:34 am PST #12499 of 16026
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

They've been saying 1-2" here, but WXRisk (a weather guy whose stuff I like) thinks we'll be in the dry slot, so we probably will get a dusting at best. I shouldn't be sad—we've already gotten more snow than usual around here this month. And there's a solid shot at snow in a week, too.

Toddson - Jan 28, 2022 7:35:02 am PST #12500 of 16026
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

Calli, it occurred to me that if your soup isn't as good as you hoped, adding some shredded cheese on top and letting it melt might help. It's good on soup regardless of the quality (for bean soup, I prefer Monterey Jack cheese, but it's up to you).

In more me me me news, since the tech support people were here to see if they can get things fixed up for The Move, one of them took a look at my monitor and got it working. yay! now I can sit upright and actually see what's on the display.

-t - Jan 28, 2022 8:14:21 am PST #12501 of 16026
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Dang, Toddson, that move seems to have been going on forever and now it's officially indefinite? Jeesh.

Money is so stupid.


Laura - Jan 28, 2022 8:26:10 am PST #12502 of 16026
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Decent size monitors make a world of difference.