Can't even shout, Can't even cry. The Gentlemen are coming by. Looking in windows, knocking on doors. They need to take seven, and they might take yours. Can't call to mom, can't say a word. You're gonna die screaming but you won't be heard.

Dream Girl ,'Bring On The Night'

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.

Laura - May 27, 2022 9:53:55 am PDT #15361 of 17695
"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 17695
"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 17695
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 17695
"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 17695
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 17695
Freeze me like a popsicle and watch me melt

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).

askye - May 27, 2022 12:33:30 pm PDT #15367 of 17695
Thrive to spite them

Dana I hope you get better quickly.

So there's a new hiccup with going back to work. I was supposed to follow up with the neurologist Tuesday but since I haven't had the FCE the case manager reminded me I should reschedule that. So I did....for June 15th. They have to wait about 2 weeks to get the results. My birthday is the 16th so I assume the week of the 19th will be when I finally return to work.

I also found out the neuro ophthalmologist that I was referred to is booked through December so I need to talk to the case worker but if they can go with an earlier referral the neuro made about just seeing *a* neuro ophthalmologist and see if there is something available sooner, but further away.

-t - May 27, 2022 2:25:42 pm PDT #15368 of 17695
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

I think I'm going to go ahead and grant myself the stop-working-two-hours-early that we used to always get the day before a holiday because I am enormously tired and do not actually have anything that needs doing. Naptime.

Sheryl - May 27, 2022 4:44:52 pm PDT #15369 of 17695
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

At Balticon, and Mr. S is being wild. It’s going to be a loooong weekend.

Jesse - May 27, 2022 5:46:31 pm PDT #15370 of 17695
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

I guess there's a thread for this, but hey! I just saw in a post on tumblr that I went to high school with a guy from Our Flag Means Death. Black Pete.