I would be there right now.

Simon ,'Objects In Space'


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.


Consuela - Sep 17, 2021 8:57:27 pm PDT #9348 of 15368
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

Good luck, Pix & ND! I went looking for cheap Covid tests online the other day, but there really aren't a lot that you can just take at home. I think that's going to be a thing: people really need it to be easy to test.

In other news, I'm spending the weekend at my sister's new cabin in teh mountains, and then I'm going to San Diego for the week to meet with a bunch of coworkers. Officially it's for training: unofficially (and more importantly) it's for seeing all the other environmental staff in the agency. It looks like a pretty nice hotel, with lots of outdoor space, but I'm a bit worried about the possibility for exposure.

One of the guys coming only three weeks ago announced he wasn't getting the "experimental" vaccine. But since then Biden has required all feds to get vaccinated. So I'm not sure what the deal is with that guy. I hope he doesn't come: he's also expressed support for the Jan 6 riot. D:


Laura - Sep 18, 2021 4:37:13 am PDT #9349 of 15368
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Today we send happy birthday wishes to ErikaJ! Not seen often enough around these parts, but hoping she feels our wishes for a wonderful year coming her way.

Ugh, Consuela. I hope dude decides he has better things to do. I wouldn't want to spend any time with him indoors or out. I encounter the crazies in my life in social situations, but fortunately, they seem to keep away from topics they know are unwelcome. I tend to initiate conversation with safe topics like their kids or the event itself. I have no obligation or interest in educating the idiots. They have access to the facts as much as anyone.

Great nephew's first soccer game of the season is this morning. He is 11 so no vaccines for their age group. 8 girls and 4 boys on this year's team. Last year it was about half kids interested in playing well and a half doing cartwheels on the field, or just not paying a lot of attention. A fun time had by all nonetheless.


sj - Sep 18, 2021 8:28:20 am PDT #9350 of 15368
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Good luck, Pix and ND! I'm sorry you're having to deal with this.


meara - Sep 18, 2021 9:35:05 am PDT #9351 of 15368

Good luck Pix and Nd! And Suela good luck avoiding the crazies. Yeesh.

It rained a bunch last night and apparently it pooled in the stretched out canopy of my tent over my patio, to the point where the weight of the water broke the metal frame. Dang!! It didn’t even occur to me to try to do anything. Oops. It lasted 10 months, not too bad. And I may have found someone to house sit for me—my neighbor lives in one of our three townhouses and rents the other one out—she used to Airbnb but switched to travel nurses, during the pandemic. So she knew a nurse looking for a place!


DavidS - Sep 18, 2021 11:12:08 am PDT #9352 of 15368
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

It rained a bunch last night and apparently it pooled in the stretched out canopy of my tent over my patio, to the point where the weight of the water broke the metal frame.

Dang, meara! You're on a real hot streak lately.

I have reviewed the List of Things I Ought To Do, and the List Of Things I Want To Do for today.

There is no overlap.


dcp - Sep 18, 2021 11:19:04 am PDT #9353 of 15368
And he went away through the Wet Wild Woods waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone. -- "The Cat that Walked by Himself," by Rudyard Kipling

Alternate or concatenate? That is the question....


meara - Sep 18, 2021 11:37:15 am PDT #9354 of 15368

Yeah, the tent thing is a bummer, but my first tent only lasted a few months. This one lasted 10 months! Maybe if I buy a third one it’ll be a year? We shall see. Not sure if I’ll buy a new one right away? I feel like I haven’t been using it, but then again, it’s been warm and dry for months, so I didn’t much need it??


Sophia Brooks - Sep 18, 2021 11:45:25 am PDT #9355 of 15368
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

I love the word concatenate! No one ever knows what I mean, though.

Drew and Pix, I am hoping you have a good resolution. This seems just really difficult and stressful.

Meara, I think your stuff sounds stressful too. Luckily? I have no money or property…

Guys, I can’t quite say this on Facebook, but my Favorite student actor of all time won the Lotte Lenya competition! It is so unprofessional to have favorites of students, but he was the best. I had the biggest ever “mom crush” on him, which I had before there was the term woobie, but I think it might be similar in feeling. His time at School also coincided with the time of my absolute favorite costume student, so this is just taking me back to when I just loved theatre. They are actually some of the only students I have had still working in the field, as we are not really a theatre school and don’t have a major. But it was such a lovely and delightful time and for four years we basically were his personal wardrobe crew because he was just so good we needed to take care of him and not let him be taken care of by whatever random student wardrobe worker was there. Which is probably how I ended up teaching favorite costume student to be really good at wardrobe.

ETA his set is at about 39:00. [link]


Jesse - Sep 18, 2021 12:04:44 pm PDT #9356 of 15368
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Wow, that is cool!


meara - Sep 18, 2021 12:52:55 pm PDT #9357 of 15368

The redhead, Sophia?