Sir? I'd like you to take the helm, please. I need this man to tear all my clothes off.

Zoe ,'Serenity'

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 - Aug 06, 2022 3:19:13 am PDT #16711 of 16857
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Shakes pompoms overhead because today is the scrappiest of birthdays! Happy birthday to Scrappy! May the day be filled with love and joy, and may the year to come be the best one yet.

Theodosia - Aug 06, 2022 5:20:44 am PDT #16712 of 16857
'we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon"

We had a quick thunderstorm yesterday that cut the heat by a lot. Still headed back up today, but what a welcome relief.

msbelle - Aug 06, 2022 8:51:19 am PDT #16713 of 16857
Now if your car ain't got it, go out and get it. We like the boom and don't you forget it. So turn down the treble and front your bass.

Power is back.

JenP - Aug 06, 2022 9:25:24 am PDT #16714 of 16857

Yay, power.

We are driving way longer than I thought we were today for a 50th birthday party, then turning around and coming back to have people over this evening (since my niece and her fiance are coming down this weekend -- so that the three of us can go to the DC Pen Show tomorrow.)

It's all fun stuff -- and low key; we're just ordering in tonight, but it all feels like a lot.

I just wish I had realized my friend moved 45 minutes farther away than the hour they already lived from me. It happened during my hospital time, so I'm not surprised I missed the move, but... I wish I'd realized before I tried to pack it all in one weekend.

Welll, and then my niece's future in-laws threw a wrench in things by descending on the kids without checking dates -- lovely people, but just not plan-ahead, I guess? So we had to shift the day we were going to the show, so it's all kind of fucked up.

Anyway, I'm not even cranky, I'm just kind of over-mellow almost to the point of, eh, whatever. I guess that's better than being a stressball. I dunno.

Anyway, guess I'll get dressed and put some make-up on now.

And find some pep. I'm sure I have some around here somewhere.

Theodosia - Aug 06, 2022 9:31:35 am PDT #16715 of 16857
'we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon"

I haven't gotten a whole lot done today. I'm going to try a New Thing, which is to reserve my bed for sleeping/napping only. Since I'm living alone now, it's not like getting up and turning on the TV in the living room is going to disturb anyone. (Indeed I've got the radio in the kitchen turned to NPR 24/7, in the hopes that the sound of voices will dissuade would-be burglars. God knows, the cats will be useless.)

Matt the Bruins fan - Aug 06, 2022 9:34:03 am PDT #16716 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!

Happy Birthday, Scrappy!

shrift - Aug 06, 2022 9:50:38 am PDT #16717 of 16857
"You can't put a price on the joy of not giving a shit." -Zenkitty

Happy birthday, Scrappy!

brenda m - Aug 06, 2022 10:20:00 am PDT #16718 of 16857
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

Sheryl and msbelle, I really hope the universe lets up on you this weekend.

JZ and Hec are the best of people, as we knew, and askye is so deserving of a lovely gift, as we also knew. Happy you are my people.

Did somebody try to claim that TCBITW has a husband and soon a house? Unpossible!

The potential buyer is a landscaper, and he said in his bid that the property would require "at least $30,000 of landscaping," and it totally felt like negging!

Well then that won’t be a problem for you, will it, landscaper jerk?

askye - Aug 06, 2022 10:40:25 am PDT #16719 of 16857
Thrive to spite them

Happy Birthday Scrappy!!

askye - Aug 06, 2022 10:42:14 am PDT #16720 of 16857
Thrive to spite them

We are ar moms and it's not turning out to be a great birthday thing. I'm tired. M is tired. Mom is tired of Dad. And she keeps making little comments about stuff under her breath. We just ended up having sandwiches for lunch and she made her own. I hear "I have to make my own sandwich. Happy birthday to me." And stuff like that.