Inara: Mal, this isn't the ancient sea. You don't have to go down with your ship. Mal: She ain't going down. She ain't going anywhere.

'Out Of Gas'


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 - Nov 28, 2020 5:40:59 am PST #431 of 4252
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

That does sound like a perfect day, David.

I mean this 100% sincerely: I love seeing my extroverts get the energizing people-time they need, especially because the pandemic has drastically curtailed that out of necessity.

Seriously, with my station at the polls being the front door I had hellos and goodbyes to a couple hundred people. It was blissful and satisfying for this people person. And quite a number of them were chatty too!

Who would have thought Twitler would spend $3 million on a gift for us this holiday season?

Ha! That type of headline and his appointed judges turning him away left and right are quite the delight. I honestly didn't think he could act like such a fool of a sore loser though. I don't know whether he says all these ridiculous things because he thinks his cult likes to hear it or if he is in such a bubble he believes it. I think the former. It is likely he thought his judges would be "loyal". Can't fire lifetime appointments, dude.


Shir - Nov 28, 2020 5:42:48 am PST #432 of 4252
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

I am losing the battle of making my PC to recognize the new webcam (or truly, almost any other usb I'm trying to connect). How's your Saturday going?


Laura - Nov 28, 2020 5:45:45 am PST #433 of 4252
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Oh no! People need to see your beautiful face. I know it sounds silly, but with the USB it might help to remove the power cord completely and wait 30 seconds then plug it in again. Disconnecting the cord completely sometimes gives a more complete reset that can help with detecting devices again. We have to do this with our scanners sometimes.


Shir - Nov 28, 2020 5:49:15 am PST #434 of 4252
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

Yeah, that ain't it - the laptop wasn't connected to a power cord when I tried this. I already tried half of the methods here: [link] and right now taking a break for food and for stop restarting my computer every 5 minutes.

Technology, meh.


sj - Nov 28, 2020 7:37:19 am PST #435 of 4252
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Mom called to this morning to tell me her cousin's husband passed away (he's been sick for a long time so this wasn't a shock), and that Stepdad's uncle has Covid-19, along with several other people at his independent living.


Laura - Nov 28, 2020 7:49:59 am PST #436 of 4252
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Oh dear, sj. That is concerning.

Shir, maybe since it is a laptop removing the battery for a complete reset might help? Yeah, technology is too often very annoying.


Laura - Nov 28, 2020 8:38:59 am PST #437 of 4252
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Not even noon yet, but the day has been a mixed bag. I did manage to get out for my walk around 7, then decided I would tackle my living room to prepare to put up the tree. Took down the curtains that get dog nose nasty from him pushing them aside to look out the window. Tackling the end tables, the annoying list.

The highlight was picking a random YouTube playlist of "Top 100 Music Videos". Fun to watch a variety, Missy Elliot, Talking Heads, Prince, never know what is coming next. I may be dancing around the living room more than cleaning.

The worst time was deciding to fill my water cup. People with ice makers know that thing where an ice cube randomly ends up on the kitchen floor. Well, little puddle plus tile floor plus plastic sandals equal Laura falling spectacularly hard, glass and ice cubes all over. I am absolutely fine, but I'll expect to see an impressive bruise on my forearm and thigh.

So, I figure I have to keep dancing around the living room to keep from getting stiff. And Dire Straits are now singing Money for Nothing. Picture Laura dancing like a complete dork!


Jesse - Nov 28, 2020 8:45:51 am PST #438 of 4252
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Oh, ow, Laura! Glad you're OK.


Laura - Nov 28, 2020 9:18:02 am PST #439 of 4252
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I'm fine. Madonna is singing Vogue!


sj - Nov 28, 2020 9:20:59 am PST #440 of 4252
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Laura, I'm glad you're okay.