Marco: Do we look reasonable to you? Mal: Well. Looks can be deceiving. Jayne: Not as deceiving as a low down dirty... deceiver.

'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.


-t - Sep 17, 2021 11:55:11 am PDT #9329 of 11114
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

You're an influencer!


JenP - Sep 17, 2021 12:07:17 pm PDT #9330 of 11114

I'm out here changing lives.

You're an influencer

I'm with Jesse on TJs tonight. You truly are!


EpicTangent - Sep 17, 2021 12:15:41 pm PDT #9331 of 11114
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Yep -- Tim's cousin is getting married in Vermont, and since (1) we didn't take a vacation (or really any time off) last year, and (2) our wedding anniversary is next week, we decided to turn the trip into a weeklong vacation. I had lofty plans of lots of challenging hikes, and those plans turned into "short lazy hike on the flattest ground possible while still being on a trail" followed by "anniversary couples' massage and/or fuck it, maybe a whole spa day because we are both so goddamn burned out." And probably just loafing around the shore of Lake Champlain. Also hot cider donuts, Ben & Jerry's, and a maple soft-serve that is the most amazing ice cream product I've ever eaten. And then at the end of the week, 2 days of Beckmeyer shenanigans. There are many, many family members who haven't seen how I enthusiastically dance really, really badly at weddings.

NICE!! You go, Girl! (Go and chill and relax and enjoy yourself!)


EpicTangent - Sep 17, 2021 12:18:38 pm PDT #9332 of 11114
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Yikes, lisah! That sounds no fun! Glad you're doing some better today. Hope the weekend of chilling takes you the rest of the way back.


Jesse - Sep 17, 2021 12:42:27 pm PDT #9333 of 11114
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Oh yeah, I meant to say OW, lisah! That sounds terrible and I hope you can take care of yourself.


Pix - Sep 17, 2021 12:46:47 pm PDT #9334 of 11114
"Our lives are like little bebe crows carried upon a curious wind and all we can wish is for that wind place us on solid ground." -Moira Rose

All we are doing currently is sitting around waiting to get the results of our Covid tests because we were both exposed (ND much longer than me) to someone (fully vaccinated) who tested positive earlier this week. He's doing really well and has no symptoms and his wife has tested negative twice, so crossing fingers we also both get negative results.


EpicTangent - Sep 17, 2021 12:52:12 pm PDT #9335 of 11114
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Steph, what gluten-free bread do you like? Specifically for grilled cheese if that makes a difference. (Not for me - we're doing a thing at work next week and somebody gluten-intolerant wasn't going to be able to partake. I figure since I already have to get the lactose-free cheese for myself, I can grab gluten free bread for her while I'm in Sprouts anyway).


Steph L. - Sep 17, 2021 12:55:20 pm PDT #9336 of 11114
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.

someone (fully vaccinated) who tested positive earlier this week. He's doing really well and has no symptoms and his wife has tested negative twice, so crossing fingers we also both get negative results.

Fingers crossed for you both! We have one friend who had Covid in March, is fully vaccinated, and got it again 2 weeks ago. She had no symptoms, but got tested because she was going to be visiting her granddad and wanted to be extra sure. So even though it's anecdotal, it does seem like vaccinated people who get Covid (or get it again -- I don't love that that's a possibility, but hey) do have extremely mild cases and don't pass it on very easily. That's not much of a silver lining, but I'll take it.


Jesse - Sep 17, 2021 12:57:00 pm PDT #9337 of 11114
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

I'm pretty excited to report that apparently no one else in my band got it from the person who tested positive after our session two weeks ago. We were outside, but close together and playing instruments! So that's a relief.


Steph L. - Sep 17, 2021 12:59:06 pm PDT #9338 of 11114
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.

Steph, what gluten-free bread do you like?

It looks like Sprouts has Udi's and Rudi's (different brands, separated by 1 letter!) in the freezer, and Schar on the shelf, based on a quick Google. Udi's and Rudi's are both good; I haven't tried Schar's bread but it gets rave reviews (I've had a lot of their other products, which are all stellar). So anything you find should be good.