Xander: I still don't get why we came here to get info about a killer snot monster. Giles: Because it's a killer snot monster from outer space. I did not say that.

'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.


Susan W. - May 26, 2023 7:24:07 pm PDT #22407 of 30000
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.


Calli - May 27, 2023 8:28:43 am PDT #22408 of 30000
I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul—Calvin and Hobbs

That sucks, meara. I hope the scan results have better news.

It’s good to hear that JZ’s scans look promising. More of that, please, universe.

We’re having an unusual cold snap here mixed with possibly 72 hours of drizzly rain over Memorial Day weekend. I managed to take care of all my external activities yesterday, so I can spend my time on a sofa, under cats, reading some new books. With the occasional bit of cooking and housework to keep my joints from fusing solid. It’s pretty much a perfect weekend.


DavidS - May 27, 2023 9:17:46 am PDT #22409 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

and acquired good-quality outdoor furniture

We're in the market for new outdoor furniture after the winter storms capriciously lifted our glass topped table by the umbrella and smashed it down to the ground with a good littering of broken glass everywhere.

I think we're leaning towards the Papasan we've enjoyed at the hotel.

so I can spend my time on a sofa, under cats, reading some new books

You have optimized your weekend plans!

It's a gray day in LA but the sun should come out in the afternoon. We've already scuttled off to the French bakery and are back in our room with treats.

Our plan for the day is leisurely walk to dog park, peruse at the Friends of the Library. Back for a nap for JZ and then some poolside lounging and reading.


brenda m - May 27, 2023 9:19:09 am PDT #22410 of 30000
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

We're in the market for new outdoor furniture after the winter storms capriciously lifted our glass topped table by the umbrella and smashed it down to the ground with a good littering of broken glass everywhere.

That exact thing happened to me last year!


meara - May 27, 2023 9:46:24 am PDT #22411 of 30000

That sounds like an excellent day!

Mom had her CT scan this morning, and the plan is she’ll call me when the docs come to discuss. But who knows when that’ll be—probably in a few hours when it’s halftime at the soccer game I’m going to and I can’t find a quiet space. But if I stay home they won’t call til after the game I’m sure. Fingers crossed the news is not horrific.


DavidS - May 27, 2023 9:55:28 am PDT #22412 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

That exact thing happened to me last year!

These storms hate glass topped tables! I'm leaning towards one of those cool looking triangular awnings this time.

Fingers crossed the news is not horrific.

How well I know this scan-xiety! All phalanges crossed.


brenda m - May 27, 2023 10:37:27 am PDT #22413 of 30000
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

Pulling hard for your mom meara.


Sheryl - May 27, 2023 11:59:21 am PDT #22414 of 30000
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

I’m sorry meara.

Yay for good progress, JZ!

We’re here at Balticon. Mr. S is here for the day. Seems a bit restless, not sure what he wants to do.


NoiseDesign - May 27, 2023 12:01:17 pm PDT #22415 of 30000
Our wings are not tired

It's a gray day in LA but the sun should come out in the afternoon. We've already scuttled off to the French bakery and are back in our room with treats.

It is a bit of a dreary day here today. It was chilly and gray when I dropped K off at LAX this morning. I'm striking production on Kinky Boots tonight starting at 11pm and that's going to be a chilly evening.


meara - May 27, 2023 12:12:22 pm PDT #22416 of 30000

Well, scan is basically as feared—big pancreatic tumor, big liver mets, lymph nodes etc. they’ll do a biopsy soon to see what kind but it’s inoperable and very not good. :( they did seem like treatment rather than “don’t bother” but….we shall see.