Mal: So we run. Nandi: I understand, Captain Reynolds. You have your people to think of, same as me. And this ain't your fight. Mal: Don't believe you do understand, Nandi. I said 'we run'. We.

'Heart Of Gold'


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.


Laura - Feb 23, 2021 10:25:42 am PST #3779 of 3938
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Matt, that's what I mean! The couple of women I have known who do this are mega cool.


JenP - Feb 23, 2021 1:49:05 pm PST #3780 of 3938

I'm sorry, Cindy, and I hope his treatment and care are absolutely phenomenal and successful.

Happy Birthday, Laura!

Way to be, NJ.

Construction equipment is super cool. Considering how powerful I feel with just a weed wacker, I can't imagine how I'd do with serious heavy equipment. Cranes, baby. Up high and in charge!


Sheryl - Feb 23, 2021 2:11:29 pm PST #3781 of 3938
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

I slipped and fell on an icy patch of sidewalk as I was going from my car to my building at work. Scraped up my right knee(and ripped my pants in the process), my forehead and got a big bruise on the back of my left hand. Have taken some Advil because I am sore.


-t - Feb 23, 2021 2:14:06 pm PST #3782 of 3938
The real axe murderers were the friends we made along the way

Yikes, Sheryl, that sounds painful and unpleasant! Hope the Advil helps and you can rest and recover some.


Toddson - Feb 23, 2021 2:29:07 pm PST #3783 of 3938
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

Sheryl, ice down wherever you hit (speaking from experience here).


JZ - Feb 23, 2021 2:54:35 pm PST #3784 of 3938
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

Prayers to your nephew and his family and to you, Cindy.

Ouch, Sheryl! Ice and ibuprofen yourself up for sure.

Hil, that sounds so immensely frustrating for you and the student.

I have been grousing at my computer all day, but now I think I should be relieved that the worst problem of the day has been that some doctor sent me a 20-page Word document to upload in little pieces to different files on a non-Word platform, but the document turned out to be simply teeming with nested tables. Hec recommend I boot it back to the doctor with some stern words, but I am 150% convinced that this doctor (like most of them) would have no idea what he'd done to create the mess in the first place and he's the last person in the world who could possibly fix it.


EpicTangent - Feb 23, 2021 3:39:18 pm PST #3785 of 3938
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

JZ, from my personal experience receiving docs from Engineers, I would bet folding money that your assessment of the doc (and the Doc) is correct.

No fun, Sheryl! Hope the aches won't linger too hard.

So many good wishes and prayers for your nephew, Cindy.

And I hope a solution to reduce the frustration that you and your student are going through presents itself, Hil.

So, I had a recipe in the newsletter from my CSA that I was so excited to try, and put a not-insignificant amount of effort into, for a result that is very...meh. I'm so disappointed that I'm tempted to throw out the whole batch (muffins - unfortunately NOT minneola-flavored). They're not actually bad, per se, just meh. I hate to feel like the ingredients and the time were completely wasted. But I also know it's dumb to hang onto muffins that I don't particularly want to eat. (And yes, typing it out, I've pretty much talked myself into throwing them away. Guess I just needed to air my muffin grievances).


Cass - Feb 23, 2021 3:48:29 pm PST #3786 of 3938
Bob's learned to live with tragedy, but he knows that this tragedy is one that won't ever leave him or get better.

I support you in the muffin tossage.

Cindy, I know this a scary thing to face with your nephew.

You have a good memory but I'll tell you about my friend, Pamela, again anyway. She was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin's Lymphoma and recovered from it TWICE. It was hard. I am sure she'd be willing to talk with your nephew if he has questions.

She took to hobbies to keep her brain active. Puzzles were a great joy to her. Actually Buffistas were amazing as always and sent her gifts while she went through her bone marrow transplant.


Laura - Feb 23, 2021 4:50:09 pm PST #3787 of 3938
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Ouch, Sheryl. Ice and drugs now may help how you feel tomorrow.

Toss those muffins!

She was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin's Lymphoma and recovered from it TWICE.

Yes, it is important to read hopeful stories because there are many encouraging accounts of recovery.


Laura - Feb 23, 2021 4:52:35 pm PST #3788 of 3938
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Also, those of you that do the FB need to check out my handsome grandson. [link]