Well, lady, I must say-- You're my kinda stupid.

Mal ,'Heart Of Gold'


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.


Cashmere - Sep 22, 2021 12:27:24 am PDT #9451 of 10010
Now tagless for your comfort.

meara, my twin sister has the kid—SHE is vaccinated. But she’s playing peacemaker and trying to tell me not to be upset about this whole thing.

Older sister insists she tested negative before she left—which, FINE. But I think her stepdaughter—the one who lives with Dad isn’t vaccinated either. Which, WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK?

I just hope my brother gets vaccinated while he’s in jail.

It’s a Hoosier Shit Show.


Calli - Sep 22, 2021 6:01:44 am PDT #9452 of 10010
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

Cashmere, I would be sourcing bone saws and pig farms. Good lord. I'm glad you and your dad seem to be getting through it, though.

Yay for fast, clear mammo results, -t!

I have been having massive insomnia for the past three nights. Now I'm a tad befuzzled. We have gray skies and rain forecast for the whole day, and I'm working from home. Keeping naps at bay will probably be my primary task.


JenP - Sep 22, 2021 6:20:43 am PDT #9453 of 10010

Yay for clear, -t.

Uh, while I was boiling on your behalf, Cash, I forgot to say that I'm sending quick and easy recovery -ma your and your dad's way.


Jessica - Sep 22, 2021 7:42:05 am PDT #9454 of 10010
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

But she’s playing peacemaker and trying to tell me not to be upset about this whole thing.

FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE

Holy fucking shit, Cashmere. Rage is pretty much the only correct response. I got your alibi if you need it.

For real. You were with me the whole time. (3 feet apart, wearing masks, and vaccinated.)

Can I brag about my kid for a minute? Aeryn's teacher does a Question of the Day at the beginning of every class, and Monday's question was "Would you rather time travel 100 years into the past or 100 years into the future?" I heard through another parent in the class that A's answer was 100 years in the future because 100 years in the past she wouldn't be allowed to do anything because she's a girl. And when I asked her what her answer was, she said "But really I just want to stay in the present, what if I went to the future and we hadn't solved global warming yet?"

I am raising one snarky and cynical motherfucker, oh yes I am.


-t - Sep 22, 2021 8:09:49 am PDT #9455 of 10010
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

That is some well reasoned thinking on Aeryn's part! Well deserved brag


JenP - Sep 22, 2021 8:40:51 am PDT #9456 of 10010

Indeed!


DavidS - Sep 22, 2021 8:49:32 am PDT #9457 of 10010
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

"Would you rather time travel 100 years into the past or 100 years into the future?" I heard through another parent in the class that A's answer was 100 years in the future because 100 years in the past she wouldn't be allowed to do anything because she's a girl. And when I asked her what her answer was, she said "But really I just want to stay in the present, what if I went to the future and we hadn't solved global warming yet?"

Ooh, smarty pants. Tossing in a little Zen for the final twist.


Trudy Booth - Sep 22, 2021 11:06:22 am PDT #9458 of 10010
Greece's financial crisis threatens to take down all of Western civilization - a civilization they themselves founded. A rather tragic irony - which is something they also invented. - Jon Stewart

Oh Cashmere, I'm so sorry. This is a doozy even for your family which seems to have a real knack for putting you through the ringer.

My best wishes to your father and to you for a speedy recovery.


-t - Sep 22, 2021 11:23:05 am PDT #9459 of 10010
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Day after shingles vaccine #1 report - I feel generally rundown and a little sickly but is that any different from every other day? I can't tell anymore. But boy does my arm hurt! It surprises me anew every time I move it. Way better than getting shingles, of course.


Rick - Sep 22, 2021 11:57:58 am PDT #9460 of 10010

I wish a fast recovery for Cashmere and her people.

My own household just went through Covid. We were a little startled, because for a year and a half we were so scrupulously careful. My 11 year old twins attended school online, and our campus was working remotely, so my wife and I taught our classes and worked on research from home. We knew how terribly disruptive the virus was across the country, but for us the situation was almost idyllic. Our little family isolated together at home, like Little House on the Prairie, but with Amazon Prime and no-contact grocery pick-up at Kroger to replace any frontier hardships.

Then in the pre-Delta optimism of last summer we (along with everyone else we knew) decided to send the boys back to in-person school this fall. I don't know how we convinced ourselves that things were going to different this fall, but we did. Our university was adamant that everything was going to be back to normal, and I think we got caught up in that. Within a couple of weeks there was an outbreak in the twins' classroom, they tested positive, and we were all back home again. They were pretty sick for a couple of weeks, but thankfully are recovered and back in school as of yesterday. I never did get sick. I don't think you can ask much more of a vaccine than keeping you from getting sick even when you have multiple Covid patients crawling into bed with you because they are so miserable, and coughing in your face all night. Tomorrow my wife and I switch back to in-person teaching and we give normalcy another try.