What? She killed 'em with mathematics. What else could it have been?

Jayne ,'Objects In Space'


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.


Laga - Mar 19, 2023 10:33:53 pm PDT #21227 of 22509
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 22509
not to be confused with java cat

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 22509
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

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 22509

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 22509
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

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 22509
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 22509

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


-t - Mar 20, 2023 10:21:54 am PDT #21234 of 22509
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 22509
"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.


-t - Mar 20, 2023 11:41:11 am PDT #21236 of 22509
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Ha, I meant not early for me, my normal day starts at 8:30 am. Just trying to clarify that the meeting wasn't scheduled outside my normal working hours but it would have required my usual work to be done earlier. But it was cancelled, so none of that had to happen!