Simon: You are my beautiful sister. River: I threw up on your bed. Simon: Yep. Definitely my sister.

'War Stories'


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.


Laura - Sep 27, 2022 6:19:19 am PDT #17693 of 18941
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

I am excited. On the local Otter Lake FB group there were several pictures from various days of a MOOSE on Lakeview Road, which is the road my sister lives on and I drive every day. The pictures were all early morning and I drive to pick her up every day at 6:30 AM and drive her back around 7:45 so I have digits crossed that we will see him!! (the time we go to the gym, Mona pays the dues and I drive every day so she has more wake up time)


DavidS - Sep 27, 2022 8:03:51 am PDT #17694 of 18941
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Moose alert! This is not a drill!

'Tis another grey day in San Francisco, and once again everybody is moving at the speed of slug. As soon as I scootch Matilda out the door I have to move the car out of the garage so they can begin working. Then I'll get my run in.

Reading: Just finished Ducks by Kate Beaton. Currently reading the first Termaire book, His Majesty's Dragon, and Ripley's Game.

Watching: Paper Girls (it's really good! I don't know why more people aren't watching it), Puppycat and Bee, Hacks, What We Do In the Shadows.

To be Watched: A League of Their Own, Reservation Dogs, about eighty other things. Oh, I have been taking advantage of my Criterion Channel and watched Godard's "Masculin / Feminin" and Original Cast Album (the Sondheim doc by Pennebaker).


Calli - Sep 27, 2022 8:04:12 am PDT #17695 of 18941
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

Ooooh, a moose! When I drove the Lake Superior north shore in 2007 I saw moose warning signs all over the place, but never a moose. I hope you see him (from a safe distance)!

Thanks for the update, Epic.


askye - Sep 27, 2022 8:41:45 am PDT #17696 of 18941
Thrive to spite them

I heard from the lawyer. The hearing and deposition are canceled. Workers comp has agreed to pay for the ER visit they originally refused and they are sending the information they used to determine the full payments so the lawyer can determine if they were fair. I have to email my pay stubs to the lawyer sinfe i started back to work. Also i am on a cancelation list for the neuro opthomlogist but that appointment is still Dec 6.

That's also the next dr I'll see. I'm not clear why I am not going to see a different neurologist, the call was speaker phone and I hate having to focus with those. But I'm going to ask for clarification in an email. According to the lawyer I'll keep working 12 hours/week until I see the neuro opthomlogist.

I had another weird memory thing the other day. Minor really but a situation where I had to really think about information I should have known and then took me a bit to totally process it.

No settlement info because they can't do that until after the neuro opthomlogist visit at the very earliest.

Progress and I don't have to go to a hearing which I guess makes sense that they would figure this all out before it got to that point


askye - Sep 27, 2022 9:35:15 am PDT #17697 of 18941
Thrive to spite them

I realized I'm kind of in a panic over only working 12 hours a week and I feel like I need to figure out a way to be able to work more hours because if I don't then...something bad will happen....except I could look at it as-- wow I can work part time for the rest of this year and working part time is something I never thought would be possible.

I mean, I'm slightly worried it will be Dec 6th and I'll hear I have to see another doctor to get cleared to go back to work but that is different than feeling like I'm doing something wrong by only being cleared to work 12 hours


Laura - Sep 27, 2022 9:39:41 am PDT #17698 of 18941
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Progress! Make sure to write down a list of any related symptoms or issues to give to the doctor.


NoiseDesign - Sep 27, 2022 10:36:27 am PDT #17699 of 18941
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

OMG has anyone seen my motivation? I have just unable to get myself into a productive mode today.


meara - Sep 27, 2022 11:25:51 am PDT #17700 of 18941

Hi ND—I might have borrowed it this morning but it just ran out so sorry! Not sure how to refill the tank!


Laura - Sep 27, 2022 12:26:44 pm PDT #17701 of 18941
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Poor Brendon. This has been the worst visit to NY for him. Was supposed to be a week or two at most. Then major software issue to deal with, then Covid, then Covid rebound, now a hurricane that will travel up the I-95 route for the next 5 days or so. So 7 weeks now, and no idea when he can leave. Considering flying him down in a couple days so he can deal with stuff but he wouldn't have his truck. Life be complex. But he is negative again!


DavidS - Sep 27, 2022 12:56:19 pm PDT #17702 of 18941
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I was pretty motivated until I burned my frittata and now I'm filled with existential pessimism.

However, since the problem occurred because I haven't properly figured out how to use the new stove, it did motivate me to find the stove's online manual and figure out the stuff that's been bedeviling me.

(It's a double oven and changing the settings is arcane and requires scrolling through a barely visible computer list with extremely non-intuitive controls. 2 is up! 5 is select! Obviously!)

Have you tried caffeine in lieu of actual motivation? Being jittery may be the solution.