What'd you all order a dead guy for?

Jayne ,'The Message'


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.


-t - May 26, 2022 9:34:48 pm PDT #15354 of 16026
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Yep. So pretty. I have wanted a Vespa since Lou Reed did that Honda commercial and that one calls to me so strongly! I will have to work on arranging my life to make owning one practical.


Laura - May 27, 2022 4:46:05 am PDT #15355 of 16026
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

{{Buffistas}} Sending ~ma in multiple directions.

In perpetual motion here. Today the usual work stuff, plus going to Miami at 10 to look at a boat. Then noon back here to move all my stuff to BIL's house where DH will spend the summer and I'll reside from time to time. Tomorrow at some early hour picking up 18 teens and driving to Orlando for 3 day basketball tournament. I plan to do as much food prep as possible, but don't even know the actual schedule yet. Hope to get info on that from DH on the road to and from Miami. We will have a kitchen at the hotel. (I know how to feed them easily enough, but don't know the game schedule or kitchen capability yet) Back late Monday and then Tuesday evening get the big ass rental truck to pack all our shit to take to NY. Leave Wednesday for NY with 3 animals and 2 vehicles. Travel 3 days. After about a week DH flies back to Ft. Lauderdale. Need to get him to commit to a date so I can make a reservation. I have tickets to fly down on June 30 for his surgery and stay a week. Guess I should get packing.


shrift - May 27, 2022 7:52:36 am PDT #15356 of 16026
"You can't put a price on the joy of not giving a shit." -Zenkitty

I'm here with Dana, btw. We're trying to keep her fed, hydrated, and entertained while she isolates in a bedroom upstairs. We're all testing daily and have had two rounds of negatives thus far.


Trudy Booth - May 27, 2022 8:25:34 am PDT #15357 of 16026
Greece's financial crisis threatens to take down all of Western civilization - a civilization they themselves founded. A rather tragic irony - which is something they also invented. - Jon Stewart

Hang in there, Dana.


-t - May 27, 2022 8:43:37 am PDT #15358 of 16026
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

That does make me feel better, shrift! Best wishes for all y'all


Dana - May 27, 2022 8:57:57 am PDT #15359 of 16026
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

I'm here with Dana, btw. We're trying to keep her fed, hydrated, and entertained while she isolates in a bedroom upstairs. We're all testing daily and have had two rounds of negatives thus far.

Yes, everyone has been wonderful, of course. I'm eating better here than at home.


JenP - May 27, 2022 9:14:12 am PDT #15360 of 16026

Oh, that makes me feel better, too. Good people.


Laura - May 27, 2022 9:53:55 am PDT #15361 of 16026
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Thank you shrift for taking care of Dana. So sorry you can't play together!!!


DavidS - May 27, 2022 10:31:43 am PDT #15362 of 16026
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I'm glad shrift is there to look after Dana. I'm reminded of the bit in Douglas Coupland's Microserfs where they'd slip food to each other under the door, either pop tarts or individually wrapped slices of American cheese. When people were coding they couldn't be interrupted so they developed a menu of flat food.


dcp - May 27, 2022 10:36:15 am PDT #15363 of 16026
numb little bug

Only somewhat coincidentally, I just booked an appointment for my 2nd booster at my local CVS. The confirmation email had a link to add the appointment to my Google calendar -- but the calendar page came up pre-populated for Dec. 4 1899 and p.m. instead of a.m. Ooops.

Paging Mr. Wells! Mr. H. G. Wells to the front desk, please!