Riley: Oh, yeah. Sorry 'bout last time. Heard I missed out on some fun. Xander: Oh yeah, fun was had. Also frolic, merriment and near-death hijinks.

'Never Leave Me'


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.


brenda m - May 26, 2023 11:28:45 am PDT #22398 of 22509
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

Yay for new drugs, smooth countdowns, and happy doctors. The relief must be so profound.


erikaj - May 26, 2023 11:29:52 am PDT #22399 of 22509
This machine kills fascists

Sounds promising. Got rid of the social worker for another 3 months.(Not that I *meant* to put them with the tumor, but it's fitting, in a way)


brenda m - May 26, 2023 11:33:30 am PDT #22400 of 22509
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

On another topic - anyone have Vegas advice or suggestions? Against my better judgement :-) I appear to be going for my birthday this year.

I agreed if my sis could find a reasonable package for the U2 dome thing - which tbh looks pretty mind-blowing - we would go, and this is how the dates worked out. So we have a package deal with the show on Weds October 25 and staying at the Venetian Palazzo on the 25th and 26th, checking out Friday am.

I want to plan it so we arrive on Sunday or Monday and stay somewhere else for a few days first. Recommendations? Good pool lounging if possible and general accessibility to things. And we’ll probably plan a Grand Canyon trip or something like that on Tuesday.

(Also I’m not saying that people should seriously consider whether they have anywhere else better to be that week, but I’m not NOT saying that…)


Laura - May 26, 2023 11:46:39 am PDT #22401 of 22509
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

“This seems to be working and moving in the right direction.”

This seems like a very good thing.


Jesse - May 26, 2023 12:15:16 pm PDT #22402 of 22509
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

I want to plan it so we arrive on Sunday or Monday and stay somewhere else for a few days first. Recommendations? Good pool lounging if possible and general accessibility to things. And we’ll probably plan a Grand Canyon trip or something like that on Tuesday.

I always stay in a VRBO, for maximum pool lounging and reasonable accessibility to things, especially with a group larger than 2. It usually works out great. And I took a smaller group tour to the Grand Canyon, which was great for me -- it is far, so tough for a day trip, but I wasn't trying to hike or anything. We also stopped at the Hoover Dam and the town that the Disney movie Cars is based on (??).


-t - May 26, 2023 1:47:55 pm PDT #22403 of 22509
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

No recs, but officially considering if I have anywhere better to be that week...[checks calendar, ooh, a week after the eclipse! Hm]


Steph L. - May 26, 2023 2:38:50 pm PDT #22404 of 22509
Apparently if you're enough of a power nerd, there is nothing that cannot be flowcharted.

I pulled a muscle doing yoga. I feel like that shouldn't be allowed to happen. I should get bendier, not ouchier.


DavidS - May 26, 2023 7:05:25 pm PDT #22405 of 22509
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I should get bendier, not ouchier.

I've come to think of my connective tissue - ligaments, tendons, cartilage - as being like old rubber bands which are desiccated and snap under pressure instead of stretching.

Your mother being a Yoga Freak has given you some unreasonable expectations.


Steph L. - May 26, 2023 7:09:26 pm PDT #22406 of 22509
Apparently if you're enough of a power nerd, there is nothing that cannot be flowcharted.

Your mother being a Yoga Freak has given you some unreasonable expectations.

She really is unreasonably bendy. (Good band name? One night only: Unreasonably Bendy!)


Susan W. - May 26, 2023 7:24:07 pm PDT #22407 of 22509
Good Trouble and Righteous Fights

Oh no, meara! Wishing hard for better than expected results.

So glad for the hopeful news for JZ!

We recently had a fire pit installed and acquired good-quality outdoor furniture, so my main ambition for this three-day weekend is s'mores.