I'm sorry, dad. You know I would never have tried to save River's life if I had known there was a dinner party at risk.

Simon ,'Safe'


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.


meara - Mar 27, 2023 9:22:15 am PDT #21358 of 30000

Argh. I hate walking into Monday morning and it’s a work shitstorm. I mean, luckily not one I caused but still one I have to handle the consequences of, so….Joy.


-t - Mar 27, 2023 10:04:33 am PDT #21359 of 30000
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Does it play "Yakety Yak"?

That's an excellent idea

I have too many reminders on my phone, possibly. I have certainly gotten too comfortable ignoring notifications and reminders.


DavidS - Mar 27, 2023 1:35:19 pm PDT #21360 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Okay, we're confirmed for our infusion on this Friday, and I have booked our hotel and flight.

We're flying First Class. I don't know if they'll reimburse us for the full First Class amount, but I'll happily take the Economy Class reimbursement.

Just trying to find ways to make the travel less onerous.

Our hotel is directly across the street which is good because the infusion starts at 8:15 and will run for 10 hours. The first two times down JZ will have extended time at the hospital as the trial wants to measure the level of meds in her bloodstream over time.

After those first two trips, we can just do regular infusions (which take about 4 hours).

ION, we're headed to the Apple store to buy me a new laptop, since we're going to be on the road for the next couple years.


dcp - Mar 27, 2023 1:51:28 pm PDT #21361 of 30000
"I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam," -- Popeye

Are you signed up for the relevant airline/hotel/transportation rewards programs?


NoiseDesign - Mar 27, 2023 2:22:39 pm PDT #21362 of 30000
Our wings are not tired

David, Alaska airlines has a flight pass program in CA that might be a good thing.

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DavidS - Mar 27, 2023 5:38:02 pm PDT #21363 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Are you signed up for the relevant airline/hotel/transportation rewards programs?

I'm looking at Delta Skymiles right now!

David, Alaska airlines has a flight pass program in CA that might be a good thing.

Noted!

Thank you expert travelers.


askye - Mar 27, 2023 5:42:50 pm PDT #21364 of 30000
Thrive to spite them

That is a lot of travelling to do, I hope it all goes as smoothly as possible.

Today was a pretty good day- work went really well over all. And then at the Recraft thrift store I go to all the time, one of the volunteers and I have been chatting about various things we do, she has a gelli plate but has been scared to use it and I've been encouraging her so.....tomorrow I'm going over to her house for some crafting fun.

This is literally the first time in years I've done something with a friend and not a romantic partner or family member. It's been a long time. Which kind of feels sad and pathetic when I think about it but on the other hand-- progress! for me! growth and stuff....oddly I don't feel anxious, that will probably hit tomrrow.


DavidS - Mar 27, 2023 10:11:23 pm PDT #21365 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

tomorrow I'm going over to her house for some crafting fun. This is literally the first time in years I've done something with a friend and not a romantic partner or family member. It's been a long time.

That's wonderful! She'll appreciate your showing her how to do the gelli plate. I'm so glad.


Jessica - Mar 28, 2023 5:42:17 am PDT #21366 of 30000
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

any tips on how to word accomplishments as a project-manager sort of person to both (a) show I did something but (b) not make it sound like I did all the work—sometimes I directed others to do it and other times worked as part of a team. Some things I can claim—like oh, I looked at this issue or these results and realized we needed to do XYZ and then had the team do it, sure. But a lot of other times when trying to think of examples of things I’ve done I end up saying we we we we.

If this is for a resume/interview, my advice is take all the credit you can (without being dishonest).

Bali! Wow! (I am going to London next week which I am pretty thrilled about, but I have a feeling you’ll be getting better vacation weather than I will.)

Holy shit, Suela, your license plate?

But people stealing license plates is one of those things I have only ever read about in fiction and hadn't experienced in real life even as an anecdote so sort of an achievement unlocked kind of thing

Same!

Stabile-meds-ma to the Zmayhems. You guys deserve all the first class everything.

I had a job interview Friday (my first since getting time-delayed laid off) and last night I woke up at 4am with an anxiety dream where the recruiter got back to me to say I didn't get the role AND made a point of specifically telling me how terrible and unqualified all the interviewers thought I was. Thanks brain! It was super easy getting back to sleep after that!


askye - Mar 28, 2023 6:41:03 am PDT #21367 of 30000
Thrive to spite them

David .thanks. I'm really excited. Plus she has die cutting things so I'm going to have her show me all about that. Maybe not today. But at some point. I'm not getting a die cut machine. I am not any time soon because I gave too many started projects and I need to finish them and do more with what I have before I add something else.

Jessica I hate that your brain went to terrible places. You are awesome .

I've never heard of a license plate being atolen in real life either. Although I hadn't experienced a car being abandoned on a public street for weeks on end and that has happened. There has been a mini van in one of the parking spaces across from our place for...3 weeks maybe ? Cops have been notified but nothing came of it. So guess it isn't stolen.