Angel: Will you just shut up for once?! Illyria: What? Angel: My God, the speechifying. Has it ever occurred to you that now might not be the best time for when-we-were-muck stories?

'Time Bomb'

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.

Steph L. - Aug 16, 2022 2:28:13 pm PDT #16886 of 22509
Apparently if you're enough of a power nerd, there is nothing that cannot be flowcharted.

Cold Hollow had a really excellent looking lunch menu so I think we'll eat there.

We've never had a chance to eat a meal there, but the restaurant was packed when we were there, so it must be good. There are 2 separate buildings with a parking lot in between -- one is the original building, where they make the non-alcoholic cider and the donuts (GET A DONUT) (TAKE SOME HOME) and sell a lot of merch. The newer building has the hard cider tasting room on one side and the restaurant on the other.

Now I'm missing Vermont something fierce.

-t - Aug 16, 2022 3:21:20 pm PDT #16887 of 22509
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

I'm enjoying all the Vermont love! I've only been there once, and that was a brief trip, but I am vaguely fond of the place for no real reason.

Unrelatedly, I just saw an ad for "probiotic water" and that sounds like something that could easily go horribly horribly wrong.

Laura - Aug 16, 2022 3:39:51 pm PDT #16888 of 22509
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Vermont is really lovely. When I was a kid we went over on the ferry from NY to VT to buy booze! My dad said the taxes were less there. Of course with my dad it could be that he just liked to drive to Vermont. There were a bunch of liquor stores right on the Vermont side when you got off the ferry. Don't know if that is still the case. We did cross Lake Champlain one year in the winter and the ferry was an ice breaker, which was super interesting. Crunch crunch crunch goes the ice.

Weather is going to be mixed. Thursday rainy and 66 for a high, but Friday high of 78, which is like a super heat wave. The inn has hot tubs so I hope the rain stops long enough for me to dash outside and get a nice soak.

-t - Aug 16, 2022 4:08:46 pm PDT #16889 of 22509
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Bus back to the transit center in 33 minutes. We're under a heat advisory, so I don't want to walk it. Express bus home in an hour. I am thinking I will stop for dinner on the way home from the station, maybe a margarita.

-t - Aug 16, 2022 4:28:38 pm PDT #16890 of 22509
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Less than 4 minutes from my desk to the bus stop. For future reference.

JenP - Aug 16, 2022 4:49:41 pm PDT #16891 of 22509

Nice! Margarita sounds super pleasant.

I missed pool time this morning, because I had too much work to do first thing, but then my 5p meeting got canceled, so I went at 4p, yay.

I think we're finally going to start Ted Lasso tonight.

askye - Aug 16, 2022 5:06:56 pm PDT #16892 of 22509
Thrive to spite them

I'm missing Vermont. And a Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich. And Cider Donuts. And a creemee.

I also really want to visit the Shelbourne Museum again, one day.

-t - Aug 16, 2022 5:07:35 pm PDT #16893 of 22509
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Enjoy! This bus has charging outlets, hooray! This morning’s might have as well, I didn’t think to look

askye - Aug 16, 2022 5:08:32 pm PDT #16894 of 22509
Thrive to spite them

This is from the otherday that I put in the wrong thread-- I had a disastrous neurology appointment. It started with her telling me after 8 months I still shouldn't have fatigue and I should be able to work full time.

I finally mentioned stuff I hadn't been able to the last times because of too much of her talking or last time her and the case worker. She finally did a kind of cognitive test. I did well on it but because I had mentioned memory problems and was getting upset she said she'd try to refer me to neuro psych test. I eventually got frustrated and asked why she didn't do it back in March and she said I didn't mention memory problems. But since it was just some questions and filling out a clock face it wasn't time consuming and I w9uld think someone had a concussion a dr would want a baseline of their cognitive function .

She is going to refer me to another neurologist and I sent an email to my lawyers.

I'm seeing the lawyer tomorrow.

I hate this whole unemployment and concussion process. Although today I worked 4 hours today and did okay, I'm working 4 hours tomorrow and thurs and then have fri and sat off. I'm going to see how I do and I want to change my work hours but I also don't want to deal the neurologist again

Sheryl - Aug 16, 2022 5:41:27 pm PDT #16895 of 22509
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

Back home now. It's been a long day and I'll be glad to sleep in my own bed tonight.