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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.


Rick - Sep 22, 2021 11:57:58 am PDT #9460 of 11070

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 11070
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

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 11070

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 11070
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Mmm ginger cookies


Trudy Booth - Sep 22, 2021 1:07:16 pm PDT #9464 of 11070
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 11070
"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.


JenP - Sep 22, 2021 3:15:47 pm PDT #9466 of 11070

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

One would think.


Cashmere - Sep 22, 2021 4:41:33 pm PDT #9467 of 11070
Now tagless for your comfort.

Good luck, Rick.

Glad the mammo results were good, -t!

All hail, Pumpkin Cream Cheese!


Sheryl - Sep 22, 2021 4:53:02 pm PDT #9468 of 11070
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

Day 1 of getting Mr. S to school went well. I hope the rest of the week goes as well.(Silly boy left his lunch bag at school. Oh, well, I guess we'll have to use Gary's insulated bag tomorrow.)


meara - Sep 22, 2021 5:34:13 pm PDT #9469 of 11070

Oh I would definitely blame Idaho before Oregon, but I was looking at the Seattle-specific (or well, King County) stats, they’re generally way better than the rest of the state. Our surge seems to be going down but not as quickly as one might like.

I’m taking tomorrow off work, because I have some vacation days to burn. So far my plan is get up at mostly the regular hour, drop dog at daycare, go to the bougie bakery, and maybe go hike to a lake? Supposedly a pretty easy 4 mile round trip. Not sure if I want to plan to bring lunch or just snacks. May go classic PB&J. Then I’m thinking a Costco run? Not sure what else. In the evening I have an outdoor happy hour.