I don't care if it is an orgy of death, there's still such a thing as a napkin.

Willow ,'Lies My Parents Told Me'


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.


EpicTangent - Oct 14, 2021 1:59:09 pm PDT #9931 of 11114
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Epic, there's a book called "It Came From The Swamp" - written (many years ago) by a reporter for the Boston paper about the weirdness of DC. One of her comments was that with the heat and humidity in the summer, "it's like trying to breathe clam broth" ... which isn't far off.

The only other time I was there it was January - I had no idea what the 3rd week of June was going to be like. And yes, the very air was both thick & wet.

It's great you have such fun memories of him to hang on to, JenP.

(My finger apparently lingered a bit on the "r" in "great". I fixed it since it was my sentiment, not Tony the Tiger's).


JenP - Oct 14, 2021 2:05:09 pm PDT #9932 of 11114

Heh, Tony the Tiger. Yeah, I am glad for that time and memories. I was remote, so I really only hung with those guys a few times in person.


-t - Oct 14, 2021 3:06:35 pm PDT #9933 of 11114
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Aw, Jen.


Sheryl - Oct 14, 2021 3:17:07 pm PDT #9934 of 11114
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

I guess in the 20-something years I’ve lived in the DC area I’ve gotten used to the humidity. It probably helps that I lived in NC for 7 years before that, and spent a couple of summers in Philadelphia. At least I’m in an air conditioned house. (The place I stayed in Philadelphia didn’t have AC.)


Laura - Oct 14, 2021 3:53:03 pm PDT #9935 of 11114
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

The meter is a bit off, but the Mamas & Papas in my head make it work.

I should have put more effort into it, but it was early morning.

I spent way too much time at the DMV today trying to change the title of a car from father to son. They needed 6 points worth of identification, and we ended up with 5. Driver license, utility bills, bank statements, vaccine card, and more. But not enough. Coming up with a pay stub and birth certificate now and hopefully that will be enough.


askye - Oct 14, 2021 4:58:52 pm PDT #9936 of 11114
Thrive to spite them

Happy Belated Birthday to everyone whose birthday I missed.

I'm packing tonight for our vacation. M was packing and he had like 3 shirts and maybe 4 pairs of underwear and I was like "you need more" and he replied "there's a washer and dryer down there this is all I need". In the meantime I'm counting how many days and what the weather may be like and how my moods will be and trying to jam all that into a carryon size suit case.


-t - Oct 14, 2021 5:01:11 pm PDT #9937 of 11114
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Man, why has it gotten so hard to identify yourself? What are trying to prevent with all that? That’s not a likely route for identity theft, surely. All this people needing to prove who they are all the time does rub me the wrong way. It’s something I remember learning in Civics class, I think, that we were not the kind of society that required everyone to carry papers. Sigh.

Anyway. Diastolic number is still high (the bottom number, whichever that actually is) so a phone appt with my GP and another follow up in November. Grocery pickup on the way home. And yet this week is not over yet.


msbelle - Oct 14, 2021 5:47:05 pm PDT #9938 of 11114
Now if your car ain't got it, go out and get it. We like the boom and don't you forget it. So turn down the treble and front your bass.

I'm still the primary answerer of all covid and vaccine mandate questions for my work, but we did have 3 people start yesterday and today they took calls and emails. I am rapidly updating the FAQ as we learn what questions are coming in more and more.

We got 1 issue in the vaccine verification system worked out, but I got a view into the data side of the third party verification system and it was missing 10 out of about 40 employees in my department in their "view by department" area, soooooo not great data integrity. It also did not have my vaccine info even though I filled it out last Monday. I had meeting with the head of OIT today and he now know that I was the QC dept for a start up once and am happy to point all these faults out DAILY to him.

The "deadline" is tomorrow, but we all know that will not be met - still tptb will not send out an email updating dates that were sent out in the original email in mid-sept.

Still no waiver form. still no one stepping up saying send all the really angry policy-bashing people to me. still no one from Health dept saying - hey let us take on some of this since testing and waiver requirements should somewhat fall to us.

I am beat.


-t - Oct 14, 2021 6:04:26 pm PDT #9939 of 11114
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

That sounds exhausting, msbelle


Laura - Oct 14, 2021 6:32:45 pm PDT #9940 of 11114
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I'm beat just thinking about it. Sorry that it is so frustrating.