Wash: You want a slinky dress? I can buy you a slinky dress. Captain, can I have money for a slinky dress? Jayne: I'll chip in. Zoe: I can hurt you.

'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.


Vortex - Mar 19, 2023 9:37:55 pm PDT #21226 of 28851
"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 28851
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 28851
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 28851
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 28851

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 28851
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 28851
Apparently if you're enough of a power nerd, there is nothing that cannot be flowcharted.

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


meara - Mar 20, 2023 8:44:14 am PDT #21233 of 28851

Yes somewhere that uses a needle rather than a gun!!


-t - Mar 20, 2023 10:21:54 am PDT #21234 of 28851
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

The tattoo place I took my mom to for her extra ear piercings was great, highly recommend that approach. Mom was a little dubious before we went, but they were super nice

My 9 am meeting got canceled which was a relief and I checked my email early in hopes that it would be so I didn't start early (not that 9 am is an early start, but I have a standing 11am meeting that typically takes me all morning to prepare for so I would have needed extra time if I was in another meeting before it). It got cancelled because a coworker has COVID, which is a bummer, but I was still relieved to not have to start work early.


Vortex - Mar 20, 2023 10:39:39 am PDT #21235 of 28851
"Cry havoc and let slip the boobs of war!" -- Miracleman

not that 9 am is an early start,

YES IT IS!!! Normalize other cicadian cycles and allow late starts and late finishes. This concept that "early" means productive is a fallacy and counterproductive for night owls.