Zoe: My man would never fall for that. Wash: Most of my head wishes I had.

'Our Mrs. Reynolds'


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 15258
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

You're an influencer!


JenP - Sep 17, 2021 12:07:17 pm PDT #9330 of 15258

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 15258
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 15258
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 15258
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 15258
"Because if life gives you lemons / you don't have to make / lemonade / sugar isn't free / and grief doesn't have / to be productive." -from "lemonade" by Kaitlin Shelter

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 15258
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 15258
He does keep running, very poorly, for brief and agonizing stretches of time. It still sucks unbelievably, like how come digging your nails into your cuticles until they bleed counts as “self-harm” but making your entire body hurt is considered “healthy”?

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 15258
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 15258
He does keep running, very poorly, for brief and agonizing stretches of time. It still sucks unbelievably, like how come digging your nails into your cuticles until they bleed counts as “self-harm” but making your entire body hurt is considered “healthy”?

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.