Niska: Mr. Reynolds? You died, Mr. Reynolds. Mal: Seemed like the thing to do.

'War Stories'


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.


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.


Dana - Sep 17, 2021 1:00:07 pm PDT #9339 of 11114
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

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.

Yeah, my father had a very mild breakthrough case and my mom didn't catch it, and I have a friend whose husband just tested positive, but she's negative. Anecdotally.


JenP - Sep 17, 2021 1:11:56 pm PDT #9340 of 11114

I can vouch for Schar's being quite tasty.


NoiseDesign - Sep 17, 2021 2:03:27 pm PDT #9341 of 11114
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

I think if we get anything it will be mild it just complicates all sorts of stuff with a small company. I now have one person who needs to isolate for 10 days due to testing positive. If I test positive I need to do the same, and then we start to run into coverage issues on our work sites.

I'm also testing again tomorrow because I need to have a negative test from a specific testing company in order to enter a work site on Monday for a site survey for a project that happens on Oct. 1 to 3. Also if one or both of us get a positive result I think that means we won't be able to travel to my cousin's wedding in Ireland, we have a flight on Oct. 2.

So from a health perspective I'm not super worried, but from a, "keep my company from defaulting on projects" perspective this is a mess.


EpicTangent - Sep 17, 2021 2:12:39 pm PDT #9342 of 11114
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Good luck, ND & Pix, that is...a lot.

Thanks, Steph & Jen!


NoiseDesign - Sep 17, 2021 2:24:59 pm PDT #9343 of 11114
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

It's just frustrating. The country has just pushed forward and while I'm glad to have work and the business is looking good, there just aren't many options for small businesses when this virus makes things go sideways.


Laura - Sep 17, 2021 2:35:08 pm PDT #9344 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

Sending lots of negative~ma.


JenP - Sep 17, 2021 2:46:56 pm PDT #9345 of 11114

Negative -ma, indeed, Pix and ND.


-t - Sep 17, 2021 3:00:58 pm PDT #9346 of 11114
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

lisah I think I skimmed past the cyst, sorry about that. Ouch! Glad it's improving


Sheryl - Sep 17, 2021 3:45:22 pm PDT #9347 of 11114
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

No real plans for the weekend. I need a break, but that isn't happening any time soon. In fact, next week Gary has his first business trip since the pandemic started. I am not looking forward to wrangling Mr. S solo for 4 days. Especially since I have been frustrated with him a lot.