Everybody dies, Tracey. Someone's carrying a bullet for you right now, doesn't even know it. The trick is to die of old age before it finds you.

Mal ,'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.


Trudy Booth - May 27, 2022 8:25:34 am PDT #15357 of 16857
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 16857
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 16857
"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 16857

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


Laura - May 27, 2022 9:53:55 am PDT #15361 of 16857
"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 16857
"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 16857
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!


Laura - May 27, 2022 10:40:55 am PDT #15364 of 16857
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Ha, that reminds me that I had wanted to put the 2nd booster on my list before I left, but now I'll wait since I don't want to risk exhaustion with all the driving in the next few days.


Matt the Bruins fan - May 27, 2022 10:57:33 am PDT #15365 of 16857
It also had Luke [Macfarlane] being enthusiastic about dating Michael Urie while the latter would rather talk about how great his allegedly platonic roommate was instead of returning the interest. Godzilla movies have required less suspension of disbelief from me!

Sorry to hear about the Covid news Dana. At least you have good friends only a door away?

I picked Little Meg up from the vet today. She did not make friends. And got into a fight with her mother almost instantly upon release, though they seemed to be getting along better after an application of wet cat food.

I also got hit with an almost $700 dollar bill, nearly twice what I expected. Instead of the "charming and lovable" discount that Gizmo benefited from a few years ago, Little Meg seemed to qualify for a "get this yowling hellcat out of our kennel!" surcharge.


Steph L. - May 27, 2022 11:07:57 am PDT #15366 of 16857
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.

Little Meg seemed to qualify for a "get this yowling hellcat out of our kennel!" surcharge.

I suspect Murderbiscuit incurs that surcharge as well. Although when we were on vacation earlier this month, our petsitter texted an update and said he was "being sweet." We instantly suspected he was possessed by a demon (because, of course, a demon would be sweeter than Murderbiscuit).