Look, you got a little stabbed the other day. That's bound to make anyone a mite ornery.

Mal ,'Ariel'


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 3:47:59 pm PDT #17625 of 18942
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

BTW, a couple of days later and I still have a nice lumpy tender spot on my arm from the Tdap shot. Not a painful swollen egg like shingles, but noticeable.


Jesse - Sep 23, 2022 4:25:18 pm PDT #17626 of 18942
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Yikes, that has been a lot going on!

I'm glad Mac is settling in and got a job, and I'm glad Steph's brother is helpful with their dad and I hope he gets his meds etc figured out., because that is a lot for you to deal with!

But my chicken/lemon/garlic/orzo soup is soooo good.

I've been trying to eat down my freezer, which includes a bunch of turkey stock. Do you think there is enough lemon in the world to make it avgolemono-esque??


sj - Sep 23, 2022 5:06:46 pm PDT #17627 of 18942
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Yay, Mac! Msbelle, I've been skipping and skimming, is this a job near you? Is he moving there permanently?

Tep, that is too much at once. I'm sorry. I hope they can get your dad's meds figured out quickly.


-t - Sep 23, 2022 5:10:53 pm PDT #17628 of 18942
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Mmm, turkey stock.

I am officially on vacation, hooray! I think I will kick it off with lazing about for a while and going to bed early.


Laura - Sep 23, 2022 5:11:56 pm PDT #17629 of 18942
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Vaca! Vaca! Vaca! Enjoy the lazitude.


Steph L. - Sep 23, 2022 5:24:36 pm PDT #17630 of 18942
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.

Lazy vacation is very good!

I am not having soup for dinner; I have a batch of rice on the stove for freestyle rice bowls.


DavidS - Sep 23, 2022 5:30:38 pm PDT #17631 of 18942
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Do you think there is enough lemon in the world to make it avgolemono-esque??

I've definitely done it with turkey stock.


Calli - Sep 23, 2022 6:03:45 pm PDT #17632 of 18942
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

Congrats to Mac on his job!

That’s a lot of stress, Steph. I hope things can get resolved soon.

That sounds like a nice walk, Hec.

Work has been extra worky this week. But it’s cool out, and I have a warm cat on my lap.

I hope our Maritime Buffistas are battened down for Fiona.


Steph L. - Sep 23, 2022 6:40:20 pm PDT #17633 of 18942
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 brother just texted me that he talked to the responding officer from last night, and the officer had someone pull the records on calls to the PD from Dad. Apparently last night was the 9th time Dad had called the cops since July. Jesus fucking Christ.


-t - Sep 23, 2022 7:24:20 pm PDT #17634 of 18942
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Oh my