Yeah, but you're an amateur fry cook and I come from a long line of fry cooks that don't live past 25.

Buffy ,'Showtime'

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.

Pix - Jun 06, 2023 11:10:16 pm PDT #22578 of 30000
We're all getting played with, babe. -Weird Barbie

meara, I wish you more quality time and some peace. You are in such a difficult place.

So much this. I don't know what to say besides that I am thinking about you and sending you so much love.

Laura - Jun 07, 2023 5:07:19 am PDT #22579 of 30000
Our wings are not tired.

Yesterday was my last night in Otter Lake so of course we went to the movies. There was one other family in the theater with us! Tiny family owned theater which the local population supports as much as possible. The town even had a nice fundraising effort during Covid when they had to close the doors. Anyway, we went to see The Little Mermaid. It was quite delightful and a good time was had by all. My (51 yo) nephew sang to us on the way to and from, as well as during. The original was his favorite. He also declared it a delight.

ION, the air is worse than ever this morning. Big orange sunrise and a terrible haze. I don't know how people in more frequent fire areas manage. My throat is sore. Yuck. I'll be ready to get on the plane later.

Tom Scola - Jun 07, 2023 5:36:22 am PDT #22580 of 30000
Mr. Scola’s wardrobe by Botany 500

I’m so sorry, meara.

The smoke is really bad down here, too.

Jesse - Jun 07, 2023 6:04:18 am PDT #22581 of 30000
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Weirdly, the sky is blue here this morning.

msbelle - Jun 07, 2023 6:33:19 am PDT #22582 of 30000
I remember the crazy days. 500 posts an hour. Nubmer! Natgbsb

Air quality warning here today too.

I am so sorry, meara.

Today is my wfh day and I am taking it as easy as possible.

JenP - Jun 07, 2023 6:41:51 am PDT #22583 of 30000

Even here we have haze and air quality warnings. The graphs in the paper comparing to previous years are yikes.

Jessica - Jun 07, 2023 6:44:39 am PDT #22584 of 30000
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?


It doesn't look as hazy here today as it did yesterday, but my entire respiratory system is screaming in pain. I can only imagine how folks are doing upstate and in Ontario this week.

-t - Jun 07, 2023 9:08:14 am PDT #22585 of 30000
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

It is weird hearing about smoke and bad air and not being in it. Masks and respirators help, if you have access to any - those masks with the valve that we aren't supposed to use for COVID are pretty sweet for smoke. It's one of those obvious things that I forget I can do so I am reminding those of you who are in it that it might be something to remember.

Matt the Bruins fan - Jun 07, 2023 9:33:00 am PDT #22586 of 30000
"You should never say bad things about the dead, only good… Joan Crawford is dead. Good.” —Bette Davis


Yesterday was a surprise retirement dinner for my best friend at a Brazillian steakhouse. I got followed and accosted by a very aggressive panhandler on my way in, which I can't imagine working to solicit handouts. Maybe people who are scared of him throw money (rather than the punches I was tempted to)? Fortunately, good company and eating enough beef to satisfy a mountain lion salvaged the evening.

meara - Jun 07, 2023 9:35:52 am PDT #22587 of 30000

It is weird hearing about smoke and bad air and not being in it