There are cockroaches in Mexico big enough to own property.

Cordelia ,'Lessons'

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.

Consuela - Mar 18, 2023 1:52:36 pm PDT #21223 of 30000
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

I got in a brisk 8 mile walk in the redwoods this morning. Lots of other folks at the park, lots of muddy dogs! It was nice.

Laga - Mar 18, 2023 7:13:15 pm PDT #21224 of 30000
You should know I'm a big deal in the Resistance.

Now would be a good time to know who our accomplices are in the event that our marginalized buffistas need to relocate.

Sheryl - Mar 19, 2023 3:19:19 pm PDT #21225 of 30000
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

We went to a Celebration of Life for our friend who died in January. Plenty of music, as she was a musician. Nice to see how many people attended, both in person, and on Zoom.

Vortex - Mar 19, 2023 9:37:55 pm PDT #21226 of 30000
"Cry havoc and let slip the boobs of war!" -- Miracleman

My niece's 18th birthday is this week. It snuck up on me (denial?) I was thinking of getting her a gift card, but how much is appropriate these days? I remember getting a $100 gift card for graduating from high school (RIP Britches), so presumably more than that? I suppose I could ask her parents too, but I think that they'll lowball out of politeness.

Laga - Mar 19, 2023 10:33:53 pm PDT #21227 of 30000
You should know I'm a big deal in the Resistance.

more than $100 seems like way too much to me but I am not a parent

javachik - Mar 20, 2023 7:06:28 am PDT #21228 of 30000
Our wings are not tired.

I love a nice round number for gifts and think $100 is a generous (and appropriate) amount for the gift.

Laura - Mar 20, 2023 7:25:58 am PDT #21229 of 30000
Our wings are not tired.

Agree with the above as $100 is a nice round generous number.

Why Monday? Oh well, I did actually have a weekend for a change so I'll deal.

My big plan for today is to go get my ears re-pierced. I let them close up by being lazy about wearing earrings but miss them. I am just a chicken, but have to remind myself that I have done it before. My first set I did myself when I was around 12.

meara - Mar 20, 2023 7:52:18 am PDT #21230 of 30000

Go Laura! I have let several ear piercings grow in (I used to have many in each ear and now only have 1) and it’s a little sad to me. But not sad enough that I’m doing anything about it.

Also sad: it’s Monday and I’m exhausted and I got up for a 730am call that was then canceled.

Laura - Mar 20, 2023 7:56:45 am PDT #21231 of 30000
Our wings are not tired.

I was just going to go to Claire's but they seem to have a terrible reputation so I am going to a tattoo/piercing joint nearby that seems to have a great reputation.

Steph L. - Mar 20, 2023 8:38:44 am PDT #21232 of 30000
this mess was yours / now your mess is mine

Oh god, yeah, definitely go to a place that specializes in piercings. Claire's (or anything similar) is awful.