Sooner or later, you're gonna want it. And the second — the second — that happens, you know I'll be there. I'll slip in, have myself a real good day.

Spike ,'Conversations with Dead People'


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.


sj - Sep 15, 2021 7:33:43 am PDT #9260 of 10010
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I'm pretty sure I have seen raw milk brie at either Trader Joe's or Whole Paycheck, and all I need is a good excuse to buy them...


dcp - Sep 15, 2021 7:53:00 am PDT #9261 of 10010
Empathy for Charlie and Algernon.

Goin' green: [link]


-t - Sep 15, 2021 8:35:37 am PDT #9262 of 10010
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Cannot brain today. Trying to work anyway because capitalism, I guess. Bah.


Steph L. - Sep 15, 2021 8:41:37 am PDT #9263 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.

Cannot brain today.

Same. (Kind of migrainey today.)

Trying to work anyway because capitalism, I guess.

Same.

Bah.

Same.


sj - Sep 15, 2021 8:51:15 am PDT #9264 of 10010
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I just sent emails to ltc's school library about volunteering there, an email to the library bookstore to see about resuming my volunteer work there, and an email about signing ltc up for swim lessons at her old school so she can continue to be comfortable with the water. So, a somewhat productive morning. I have to do some errands later today, but TCG is coming home for lunch so I'll do them after that.


-t - Sep 15, 2021 8:54:26 am PDT #9265 of 10010
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Fistbump of solidarity in the face of blergh, Tep. I realized after I posted that probably I used up all my Behave Like a Human energy yesterday at the in person Sales Meeting with waaaaaay more people than I am used to seeing at one time yesterday. I even said to a co-worker that I'd need to come home and hide under the bed afterwards, which I pretty much did, but I need more recovery time, apparently. All masked and socially distanced and everyone was required to be vaccinated to attend, I do not feel worried about contagion, just that was a lot of people


Laura - Sep 15, 2021 10:55:04 am PDT #9266 of 10010
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Goin' green: [link]

Boo for abuse!

Well done with the productivity, sj!


Jessica - Sep 15, 2021 11:06:32 am PDT #9267 of 10010
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

Cannot brain today. Trying to work anyway because capitalism, I guess. Bah.

Oh god me neither / me too. For like the past year.


Toddson - Sep 15, 2021 2:06:18 pm PDT #9268 of 10010
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

Hit me too ... I was trying to write up notes from a Zoom call yesterday - 95 minutes! - and COULD NOT concentrate. It's one of those tasks I hate and am bad at (not sure which is the cause and which the effect), so I kept getting distracted, taking breaks, etc. There wasn't enough caffeine in the world to keep me focused.


Jesse - Sep 15, 2021 5:11:54 pm PDT #9269 of 10010
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Back to fandom, I just tried to explain to my mother why the word portmanteau came to mind so easily for me.