It's good to have cargo. Makes us a target for every other scavenger out there, though, but sometimes that's fun too.

Mal ,'Shindig'


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.


JenP - Sep 22, 2021 8:40:51 am PDT #9456 of 12145

Indeed!


DavidS - Sep 22, 2021 8:49:32 am PDT #9457 of 12145
"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 12145
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 12145
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

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 12145

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.


-t - Sep 22, 2021 12:00:26 pm PDT #9461 of 12145
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Sorry y'all went through that, Rick, but I'm so glad it wasn't worse! Always nice to see your pixels


meara - Sep 22, 2021 1:00:14 pm PDT #9462 of 12145

Yikes Rick—but glad it turned out well as could be I guess?

I’m baffled how Seattle has just almost as high of vaccination rates as San Francisco but still has so many more cases per capita!! (Apropos of Hec posting about it on fb)

Also, I still love the pumpkin cream cheese Trader Joe’s has, but my stomach may not love it as much as in the past. They don’t sell cinnamon sugar pita chips anymore so I decided to dip ginger cookies in it, and it was good and I maybe ate too many and now feel gross


-t - Sep 22, 2021 1:02:59 pm PDT #9463 of 12145
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Mmm ginger cookies


Trudy Booth - Sep 22, 2021 1:07:16 pm PDT #9464 of 12145
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

One would think that ginger cookies would be self-correcting tummy ache wise...


DavidS - Sep 22, 2021 1:32:43 pm PDT #9465 of 12145
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I’m baffled how Seattle has just almost as high of vaccination rates as San Francisco but still has so many more cases per capita!! (Apropos of Hec posting about it on fb)

Maybe it's Oregon's fault! As much as I love my birth-state, it does share a border and sensibility with Idaho, and there are a lot of right wing refuseniks on the Eastern side.