I was under the impression that I was your big comfy blanky.

Oz ,'Him'


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 - Jul 30, 2021 9:16:23 am PDT #8232 of 9370
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

High fives my sister in negativity. They said within 24 hours, but I had my results before I got home.


Sheryl - Jul 30, 2021 5:00:02 pm PDT #8233 of 9370
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

We got an email last night from Mr. S's camp saying that a kid tested positive for COVID, so camp would be closed today. Luckily, our nanny was able to come at 8 this morning so Gary could go to the office. Unfortunately, Mr. S has developed a very congested nose, and is miserable about it. We may bring him in to the pediatrician's office tomorrow to get tested. At any rate, it doesn't look like we're going anywhere this weekend. Sigh...


askye - Jul 30, 2021 5:49:09 pm PDT #8234 of 9370
Thrive to spite them

I'm so sorry Pix.


askye - Jul 30, 2021 6:02:07 pm PDT #8235 of 9370
Thrive to spite them

So work is still having Kidsfest, it was last minute so we will see how busy it is. All the cloth masks that work was selling (which some weren't the best but I do remember the good brands) are clearance and it's double discount so I'm stocking up.

I didn't wear a mask today or yesterday. I spent most of yesterday in stock rooms alone working on a project for my assistant manager (we have a lot of loose men's shoes and a lot of empty boxes or boxes with only one shoe--in 2 different stock rooms. so my project was to try and get it all sorted out. I didn't get as much done as I wanted but I swear they were multiplying behind my back). And then today I was supposed to work 6-2 but that turned into 6-12:30 for scheduling reasons. So I was only in the open store from 6-10. It wasn't that busy and I really didn't have to get too close to customers.

I realize that I'm still putting myself and others at risk but I'm having to weigh that against my issues with heat and humidity. It was extremely hot today and yesterday and the humidity wasn't as bad as it has been but at 6:30 am this morning the heat index was already 76F and the air didn't kick in at work until like 9. I mean it ran some but not what it is during when we are open. Tomorrow I'm going to try and wear a mask as much as possible, drink Smart Water, and move slower.


d - Jul 31, 2021 4:21:17 am PDT #8236 of 9370
It's nice to see some brave pretenders trying to make it interesting.

askye, what about wearable neck AC or a cooling vest to help?


DavidS - Jul 31, 2021 8:43:07 am PDT #8237 of 9370
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I am looking at Matilda's Bell Schedule for the coming school year and I've never felt so happy about a school district PDF.

She has orientation on this Monday, and starts school Aug 16th. Also she works all the way to the previous Friday on the 13th.

She's going to be back in school after 17 months.


Gudanov - Jul 31, 2021 10:09:38 am PDT #8238 of 9370
Coding and Sleeping

I'm a little nervous about school here in Missouri. The Delta variant seems to affect children more or at least makes them more efficient carriers, and the state is rife with COVID.

Meanwhile, the GOP just makes me angry. [link]

Why can't a disease just be a common enemy? There are so many other things to be divided about.


Gudanov - Jul 31, 2021 10:36:18 am PDT #8239 of 9370
Coding and Sleeping

Two weeks into the new job and things seem to be going well. I'm still in the period where doing development tickets is extra difficult because I don't know the code, but I feel like I'm starting to contribute. After having a really bad experience with a new job a couple of jobs ago, my stress level has been super high, but the longer I don't have a bad experience the better it's getting.

It's still weird to think that I'm in the gaming industry now. It just doesn't seem like something one does as a coder in the midwest.


Dana - Jul 31, 2021 11:03:46 am PDT #8240 of 9370
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

Why can't a disease just be a common enemy? There are so many other things to be divided about.

Because Republicans have self-selected themselves into the party of ignorance, fear, and greed.


DavidS - Jul 31, 2021 11:49:23 am PDT #8241 of 9370
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Two weeks into the new job and things seem to be going well.

Right on!

The Delta variant seems to affect children more or at least makes them more efficient carriers

The viral load with Delta is much higher than in previous variants. It still doesn't make children dangerously sick.

Once they authorize the vax for younger children we can really start to close this off.

There was an interesting NYT explainer about how the Delta variant seems to surge at high speed and then peter out. That's what happened in India and some localities stateside. They don't know why, but it's encouraging.

Delta's a concern because it's so much more transmissible, but it's not more deadly. The big issue is to get everybody vaxxed before we get a more lethal mutation going.