You know me! I'm like, "Go school! It's your birthday!" Or something to that effect.

Willow ,'Empty Places'


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.


DavidS - Sep 23, 2021 8:21:49 am PDT #9475 of 15368
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Today is Emmett's birthday! Over the last many years we've tended to focus on Matilda's birthday and he joins for that. However, she doesn't want a big family to-do for her birthday and wants to scamper off with her friends.

So Emmett and his gf, Kalena are coming down. EM is joining us. And in a big happy surprise, my college roommate Chip is in town with his wife Carole. I don't think Chip has seen Emmett since he was little so it'll be fun to introduce my kids to him. All gathering at our house at 6:30, then tromping on down to Siam Lotus for Thai food at 7. I just have to pick up the Fuerst Pueckler cake.


-t - Sep 23, 2021 8:22:29 am PDT #9476 of 15368
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Sounds fun!


DavidS - Sep 23, 2021 8:23:06 am PDT #9477 of 15368
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

but that does mean I will be constantly earwormed with it and my ridiculous brain keeps trying to try to put the words to Kubla Khan onto it. "In Xanada did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree where Alph the sacred river ran, Jolene"

Heh! If it's any consolation I've almost finished your package so I should be sending it out soon.


-t - Sep 23, 2021 8:23:36 am PDT #9478 of 15368
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Ooh, something to look forward to!


Laura - Sep 23, 2021 8:26:41 am PDT #9479 of 15368
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

That sounds quite delightful, David.


DavidS - Sep 23, 2021 8:32:15 am PDT #9480 of 15368
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

That sounds quite delightful, David.

After I moved to SF, Chip would come out to visit me (at this same apartment) for at least a week every summer for many consecutive years. I'd give him a set of keys and he'd do his runs through GG park and it was always great. After rooming together in college it wasn't really like hosting a guest.

I've seen him a few times over the last few years (and got to meet and know his adult kids) but that was back at Pittsburgh, or at college reunions in Ohio. Anyway, it's just a lovely surprise and bonus.


Laura - Sep 23, 2021 8:41:02 am PDT #9481 of 15368
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

I've heard you mention Chip often through the years. It will mean a lot to him to see you and yours together.


EpicTangent - Sep 23, 2021 8:55:10 am PDT #9482 of 15368
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

"In Xanada did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree where Alph the sacred river ran, Jolene"

As much as I love Dolly, I flippin' HATE this song, so your filk actually helps me. So thanks!


Calli - Sep 23, 2021 1:05:57 pm PDT #9483 of 15368
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

But boy does my arm hurt!

Yeah, my shingles shots (especially the first one) felt a lot like a tetanus shot, arm-pain-wise.


JenP - Sep 23, 2021 1:55:18 pm PDT #9484 of 15368

That does sound awesome, David. Enjoy, all!

That does not sound delightful, -t. Hope it returns to normal soon.

Lunch with friends, yay, Laura.

Have a couple friends over for a WFJ day (work from Jen's), and we took the one out for a b-day lunch. This is the crew I'm going to the beach with end of October for a WFB (work from beach) week.

That's about it from here. Rain cleared up just in time for lunch, which was great.