She just... she just did the math.

Kaylee ,'Objects In Space'

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.

Jesse - Sep 14, 2021 1:00:33 pm PDT #9246 of 10010
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Yeah, WTF, meara. I would put a hold on your credit reports and etc.

They switched up my Mom's meds, and she's MUCH more lucid now, and doing way better overall. She's supposed to be getting out of the hospital and going into rehab today.

Good news!

So, unsurprisingly, most people went with sports as their fandom. There was also a Britney Spears, a CHVRCHES, and an ice cream.

Love you, Nilly!!!!!

meara - Sep 14, 2021 1:34:27 pm PDT #9247 of 10010

Yeah what’s weird is the bank thing happened in person locally. And the phone thing apparently happened in North Carolina, it showed up in my account as a cash transaction in Greensboro changing the SIM card or whatever. So just….all my data is out there? I dunno. I did def go freeze my credit. And double check I have all the alerts and verifications I can, on my accounts. But still.

-t - Sep 14, 2021 1:46:36 pm PDT #9248 of 10010
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Oh, no, meara! Stop it universe or evildoers or whoever!

Y'all just need to sparkle more in your fandoms.


Sheryl - Sep 14, 2021 2:09:04 pm PDT #9249 of 10010
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

Nilly has said things much more eloquently than I could have(as always), but if I have hurt or offended anyone here, I ask your forgiveness.

Good mom news, Tom.

Trudy Booth - Sep 14, 2021 2:10:46 pm PDT #9250 of 10010
Greece's financial crisis threatens to take down all of Western civilization - a civilization they themselves founded. A rather tragic irony - which is something they also invented. - Jon Stewart

Thanks for the birthday happies! My day was spent quietly pushing fluids, eating ice cream, coughing my head off, avoiding major media, and rejoicing when the test came back that this was not breakthrough COVID.

Tom & Sheryl - I hope your parents continue to improve! They need to stop scaring the hell out of you. Hang in there.

I need to do that for my IBS. Although I'm also 98% sure a big contributor to the 2+ months of GI unrest is new unfun lactose intolerance. I switched to lactose-free milk and 1/2 and 1/2 for my coffee and things have calmed down enormously. I'm going to cautiously re-introduce cheese and see what happens (apparently some cheeses aren't problematic for some people with lactose intolerance, but it sounds like a lot of trial and error is involved).

Teppy, Hippie Mom and Geneticist pal both suggested I eat raw milk cheese to repopulate my gut biome and it worked a treat. It was a gruesome regimen - every Monday I bought a few ounces of some ridiculously expensive fancy pants cheese and ate a little bit each day with my breakfast. It took about two months of this grueling discipline and the milk in my iced coffee has stopped bothering me and I can once again eat ice cream without risking a sprint. If I can eat an ounce of amazing cheese most days for a few months, anyone can. Keep the faith!

And for Nilly (and the rest of the Chosen), Shana tova [link]

Steph L. - Sep 14, 2021 3:40:12 pm PDT #9251 of 10010
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

Teppy, Hippie Mom and Geneticist pal both suggested I eat raw milk cheese to repopulate my gut biome and it worked a treat.

Hmm. I wonder if the cheese and charcuterie shop in my neighborhood has raw milk cheese. I'll have to find out.

sj - Sep 14, 2021 7:01:50 pm PDT #9252 of 10010
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Trudy, any specific type of rawmilk cheese? Like a soft cheese or a harder cheese?

NoiseDesign - Sep 14, 2021 7:02:25 pm PDT #9253 of 10010
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

Meara, and everyone actually. There was a big exploit on iOS and MacOS devices that came to light at the end of last week. It's a zero click exploit, so you can fall victim to it by just having a text come in, you don't need to click on anything in the text. It gives full access to the device. There is now a patch available so I encourage everyone to update their devices right now. Seriously, stop reading this and update.

sj - Sep 14, 2021 7:03:28 pm PDT #9254 of 10010
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

ND, somehow my mother found out about that one before I did, and I updated my devices today.

ETA: This is the same mother who I had to send direct links to a cousin's baby shower registry today because she couldn't figure out how to type in the urls on her own.

meara - Sep 14, 2021 8:18:28 pm PDT #9255 of 10010

Hi ND—yeah, updated the phone already, about to do this iPad. Thinking this could also be related to the recent bad T Mobile data breach. But hey, so many data breaches, so little time…who knows. Froze my credit today too, which is annoying when I want to buy a car soon but better safe than sorry.