I'm so evil and... skanky. And I think I'm kinda gay.

Willow ,'Storyteller'


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.


msbelle - Sep 23, 2022 11:08:04 am PDT #17615 of 17693
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.

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 17693
"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.


DavidS - Sep 23, 2022 11:09:58 am PDT #17617 of 17693
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

MAC GOT THE JOB!!!

Yay! Congratulations to Mac!


Laura - Sep 23, 2022 11:18:22 am PDT #17618 of 17693
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

YaaaaaY for gainful employment!


Steph L. - Sep 23, 2022 11:20:54 am PDT #17619 of 17693
Freeze me like a popsicle and watch me melt

MAC GOT THE JOB!!!

Right on, Mac! Stick with those daily showers and your employer will be so happy with you!


-t - Sep 23, 2022 11:47:03 am PDT #17620 of 17693
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Hooray, job for Mac!


Steph L. - Sep 23, 2022 2:22:14 pm PDT #17621 of 17693
Freeze me like a popsicle and watch me melt

The NP who my dad has seen at the geriatric medicine practice was out today, but her PA read my brother's email about Dad calling the cops last night; she recommended doubling his antipsychotic dosage for now, and then on Monday my brother will talk to the NP about getting a referral to a psychiatrist.

My brother also talked to the police today -- the cops who were at Dad's place last night were off duty when my brother called, but the person he spoke to said that the Cincinnati police do have a mental health crisis unit with mental health clinicians that they'll send instead of cops (I had no idea our PD had that, but it's definitely needed) if it's a low-risk situation. But first the person has to be registered in the CPD's system as having a diagnosed mental illness. So my brother is going to tackle that Monday, too.


Laura - Sep 23, 2022 2:34:50 pm PDT #17622 of 17693
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Yes, having him registered will be a big help, and of course being inpatient until they get him stable would be a whole lot better. I hope you can distract yourself this weekend.


Sheryl - Sep 23, 2022 2:38:39 pm PDT #17623 of 17693
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

Yay for Mac!


-t - Sep 23, 2022 2:54:27 pm PDT #17624 of 17693
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

That all sounds pretty good, Tep. Hang in there