Zoe: First rule of battle, little one. Don't ever let 'em know where you are. Mal: Whoo-hoo! I'm right here! I'm right here! You want some of me? Yeah, you do! Come on! Come on! Aaah! Whoo-hoo! Zoe: Of course, there are other schools of thought...

'The Message'


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.


Toddson - Sep 15, 2021 2:06:18 pm PDT #9268 of 11114
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 11114
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.


NoiseDesign - Sep 15, 2021 6:45:51 pm PDT #9270 of 11114
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

Looks like I'm going back to Puerto Rico at the end of October. I'm just doing the Covid hot spot tango. Northern Ireland at the beginning of October and then Puerto Rico at the end. All of those are Level 4 locations according to the CDC.


meara - Sep 16, 2021 8:31:42 am PDT #9271 of 11114

Nothing since 645 last night? Where is everyone? Was the east coast raptured?


DavidS - Sep 16, 2021 8:48:47 am PDT #9272 of 11114
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Where is everyone?

I've only had one coffee! I can't be expected to type.

But Second Coffee comes after I run, and...that requires a fair amount of effort. Yet I will do it because....coffee.


meara - Sep 16, 2021 8:50:24 am PDT #9273 of 11114

I am just thankful that so far today I am not dealing with any new identity theft (….so far) and that I don’t have a headache. I got no work done Tuesday because of the identity theft stuff (being on the phone, going in to the bank) and other appointments, and then I had a headache pretty much from Tuesday night until now, and spent most of yesterday sleeping. So I’m hoping to get work done but also like, dishes and laundry.


DavidS - Sep 16, 2021 8:52:29 am PDT #9274 of 11114
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I am just thankful that so far today I am not dealing with any new identity theft

See this is why you need a secret identity. And a sock puppet account. And a stage name.


Tom Scola - Sep 16, 2021 8:52:49 am PDT #9275 of 11114
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr Spock

This looks promising: A saliva test for COVID-19 outperforms nasal and oral swab tests, according to a new study.


DavidS - Sep 16, 2021 8:57:26 am PDT #9276 of 11114
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

This looks promising: A saliva test for COVID-19 outperforms nasal and oral swab tests, according to a new study.

I prefer spitting to being jabbed inside my nose.


Laura - Sep 16, 2021 9:00:49 am PDT #9277 of 11114
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

May the day continue to be headache and id-thief free!

A saliva test for COVID-19 outperforms nasal and oral swab tests

I'd be good with not doing the nasal swab anymore.

Looks like I'm going back to Puerto Rico at the end of October.

Safety~ma. I probably shouldn't jab the universe, but we are feeling pretty lucky that neither DH nor I have contracted this virus considering how many people we know who have been infected. Plus spending so much time in medical offices, plus the travel stuff. We are pretty darn cautious, but either we are doing something right or just are lucky.