Buffy: I was regrouping. Spike: You were about to be regrouped into separate piles.


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.

JenP - Aug 14, 2022 10:10:52 am PDT #16859 of 30000


I've gotten a pedicure so far.

The friend I was supposed to have dinner with asked to reschedule, which actually worked out great, because I want to get some work done... and, also, she was at the game night last night, so now we can have some happenings before we get together for dinner to catch up, ha.

So beautiful here this weekend. Miraculous for August in this area.

askye - Aug 14, 2022 10:53:47 am PDT #16860 of 30000
Thrive to spite them

I'm glad Matilda has had a good summer. I hope her junior year is a wonderful one.

I kinda slept in, ended up making scrambled eggs & a hash for us for breakfast. M's mom went to church so we had the house to ourselves for a few hours.

Watched the kitties outside, Scrappy & Cheeto played together (no growling that I could hear and no fur or tails up...just 2 cats pouncing and tussling with each other).

I've been feeling frustrated because I have this amazing desk and haven't felt like doing much except put things in it. But yesterday after work I went to the Creative Reuse Center, they were supposed to be getting some really nice , high end art products in and I wanted to just look at them. I ended up buying a pound and a half of nice copy paper (like resume quality) to use for geli printing, some Better Homes & Garden magazines from the 70s , and these craft paints that said they are acrylic craft paints that do a water color effect and it was $7. The paint is interesting , didn't paint with it but I did use it for gelli printing. Adding the water makes the pages curl up and I need to figure out some kind of drying situation for all the pages I can churn out. You just put some paint on the plate, roll it around , lay paper down, it's very ....soothing. I'll post pictures on FB later.

That was not what I meant to do , I meant to make a little art journal...using paper I have for the signature and using greeting card for the cover---gluing a print to cover up whatever the actual card says. Once my new prints dry I'll try to do that.

I was going to cut out images from the Better Homes and Garden for collage but I may just leave them intact.

sj - Aug 14, 2022 11:26:38 am PDT #16861 of 30000
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

ltc has a little over two weeks left. In that time she has a birthday party, a week of dance camp, and an overnight with each set of grandparents. The summer flew by! I’m glad Matilda had a good one.

I’m spending my lazy Sunday reading the magazines I didn’t finish reading while we were in Cape Cod while TCG is playing outside with ltc. I plan on taking a long bath later.

DavidS - Aug 14, 2022 1:33:33 pm PDT #16862 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

We're about to take Pickles back to Animal Control. They'll make a note to her file that she'd be better placed as a solo guinea pig.

But it is disappointing and a little sad. We feel like we let her down in some way.

Even though she flat out wants to murder Prubs.

Scrappy - Aug 14, 2022 1:39:57 pm PDT #16863 of 30000
Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

I just booked tickets to spend a week in the Berkshires visiting two very old friends. One is my best friend from college in the 70s and thereafter, and the other who I became friends with in NYC in the 90s. Looking forward to hanging out with them. Cool women hanging out in a rural setting, should be fab!

Sheryl - Aug 14, 2022 7:09:42 pm PDT #16864 of 30000
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

Well, the con is over. I’m not sure when all of us will next be at a con. Gary’s been thinking of eating the cost of the memberships for Worldcon for Mr. S and him, given the behavior we’ve been seeing on this trip. I am still going to go, but Gary and Mr. S may not. Sigh…

sj - Aug 14, 2022 7:38:56 pm PDT #16865 of 30000
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Scrappy, we were in the Berkshires a couple of weeks ago and there is some great stuff at MassMoca if you have the time.

{{{Sheryl}}}. I’m so sorry.

Hec, I’m sorry about Pickles.

DavidS - Aug 14, 2022 9:17:28 pm PDT #16866 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I just booked tickets to spend a week in the Berkshires visiting two very old friends.

How cool! My friend has a family cabin up there is always making a run to Moltenbrey's for meats.

Hec, I’m sorry about Pickles.

We were heavy hearted about it but the woman at Animal Control who took Pickles in asked a lot of questions about her behavior and didn't seem to think she'd have a problem placing Pickles. She said some unspayed females are extremely territorial and that's what happened with Pickles & Prubs.

She said Pickles would do better in a house with either a neutered male, or solo, but she'd be adoptable because she's so tractable and comfortable with humans. Also she's really cute.

Cass - Aug 14, 2022 10:01:15 pm PDT #16867 of 30000
Bob's learned to live with tragedy, but he knows that this tragedy is one that won't ever leave him or get better.

They'll make a note to her file

Finding the right place is what everyone involved wants for Pickles. Whether solo or neutered male. You weren't her suitable home but she has one. And she'll find it.

Everyone finds their home.

Laura - Aug 15, 2022 6:03:43 am PDT #16868 of 30000
Our wings are not tired.

Sounds like some nice weekends.

{{Sheryl}} I'm sorry that your plans need to be changed.

Sorry Pickles didn't work out, but a good home will be found. We've had to do that before and it is hard.

We had a busy and fun weekend. Went to my SIL's place outside NYC and went to see A Chorus Line in an outside park environment. It was good fun. After the show I had to look up the bio of the man who was clearly the best dancer on stage. It ended up that he wasn't experienced at all and it was his first show with the ensemble. He was a choreographer with a high school. Older, with a pot belly, and absolutely glided on the stage. (eta: he played the assistant Larry) Also a delightful surprise, the sound was perfect. All too often musicals with live orchestras outdoors just don't get the vocal/music balance right at all, and the sound people knocked it out of the park, so to speak. DH let them know it was noticed and appreciated.