Zoe: I thought you wanted to spend more time off-ship this visit. Wash: Out there is seems like it's all fancy parties. I like our party better. The dress code is easier and I know all the steps.

'Shindig'


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.


-t - Sep 23, 2022 8:51:39 am PDT #17607 of 20375
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Good lord, Tep, what a morning! Your assessment sounds right, I hope you can get there without too much wear and tear on yourself in the meantime


Dana - Sep 23, 2022 8:56:36 am PDT #17608 of 20375
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Jesus, Steph. Way too much.


Steph L. - Sep 23, 2022 9:01:25 am PDT #17609 of 20375
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.

My dad's across-the-hall neighbor happens to know my SiL, so now neighbor texts my brother when shit goes down. So my brother texted me at 11 last night "Dad’s neighbor just texted me to tell me that he’s outside talking to the cops because dad called them saying people are breaking into his car and his apartment again."

My entire reaction was to text back "FUCK", take an Ativan, put my phone on silent, and go to sleep. My coping mechanisms are shot. And this is on top of my long Covid fatigue being the worst it's ever been for the past 4-5 days in a row. I might have to make a blanket fort and cry in it later.


-t - Sep 23, 2022 9:06:26 am PDT #17610 of 20375
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Those sound like appropriate coping mechanisms to me. Ativan, silent phone, blanket fort, crying - all good. I would like to make you soup.


Steph L. - Sep 23, 2022 9:09:20 am PDT #17611 of 20375
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.

I would like soup!


-t - Sep 23, 2022 9:16:34 am PDT #17612 of 20375
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Virtual soup is not my best, but you are welcome to it!


Steph L. - Sep 23, 2022 10:29:32 am PDT #17613 of 20375
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.

I'm still thinking about soup, and wondering what kind of soup I can rustle up for dinner. Maybe potato-broccoli soup.


Laura - Sep 23, 2022 10:41:10 am PDT #17614 of 20375
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

I might have to make a blanket fort and cry in it later.

Appropriate response. Soup sounds good. Just about any kind of soup. Mmmm soup.


msbelle - Sep 23, 2022 11:08:04 am PDT #17615 of 20375
I remember the crazy days. 500 posts an hour. Nubmer! Natgbsb

Oh Steph, so very not good. I think inpatient is the right call.

MAC GOT THE JOB!!! Waiting to hear the start date and dress code info. Fingers crossed that within 4 weeks there will be some monetary contributions from him.


DavidS - Sep 23, 2022 11:09:29 am PDT #17616 of 20375
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I do have the last remnants of a roasted chicken and I typically make soup when I do because the carcass makes such good broth. It's not really cool and inviting for soup in SF, though, as we're having a glorious Indian summery day. But my chicken/lemon/garlic/orzo soup is soooo good.

I'd run the last four days but decided to forego it this morning. So I went out early and got a coffee and a little muffin sized frittata (Ham/Swiss/Jalapeno) and walked the Panhandle. Then picked up a fresh strawberry Berliner at the German bakery and sat down to eat it in the park, on the base of a statue in the shade.

There I met a woman who was out walking her cat on a leash. A very pretty slim orange tabby boy, adolescent and curious. He came over for finger sniffs and allowed me to give him some head rubs and strokes. His name was Arrow, and I said "You and Your Arrow" and she acknowledged the name came from Harry Nilsson.

On my way out I also met a sweet black lab puppy, who was tied up outside a plant store and munching on a leaf. When I greeted her she rolled over on her back for belly rubs. I declare this an A+ day of neighborhood pet encounters.

Bird colors I have spotted in the last couple days: Bluebird, Yellow finches, Black Ravens, and Green squabbling Conures, chattering as they swooped low over the dogs in Panhandle.