Love isn't brains, children, it's blood, blood screaming inside you to work its will.

Spike ,'Sleeper'


Natter 78: I might need to watch some Buffy for inspiration

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.


Shir - Apr 29, 2024 1:05:24 pm PDT #7 of 1563
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

Good news is that I'm officially without fever from about an hour ago (w/o medication). If it can stay like this for the next 23 hours as well, it's all good and only another day's delay in schedule with masks everywhere. Good thing I brought plenty.


NoiseDesign - Apr 29, 2024 1:12:24 pm PDT #8 of 1563
Our wings are not tired

Hey look. New Natter.


erikaj - Apr 29, 2024 1:19:12 pm PDT #9 of 1563
I'm a fucking amazing catch!--Fiona Gallagher, Shameless(US)

Haven't been here for thread turnover in a while. Not much to say, though.


askye - Apr 29, 2024 2:12:51 pm PDT #10 of 1563
Thrive to spite them

New Natter!

Shir I hope you stay fever free. I went to the Dr about my lack of desire to do anything and general feeling of fatigue and my even worse sleeping. I was frustrated because he went straight to prescribing Trazadone and wanting to increase he Lexapro. I know I had blood work in Dec and things were good. But I also know what depression and anxiety feels like for me and this has been different. So after a brief discussion he did order some blood work to check for vitamin deficiencies and some other things.

Maybe an increase in meds and short term help sleeping is all I need but also it seems better to rule out other causes. So I got blood work.

My nephew is going to be in town for a long weekend. The same weekend as JZ's memorial. I was able to get get my schedule arranged so I can see him. I'll make time for the live steam of the memorial. It will be good to see E. He will be 16 in Aug. I haven't had a chance to really talk to him , every time I'm free he is busy with Scouts or his part time job or swimming.


smonster - Apr 29, 2024 2:56:27 pm PDT #11 of 1563
We won’t stop until everyone is gay.

New thread smell!

Shir, lots of wishes for fast healing.

Thanks, -t. The one (out of two) coworkers I like may have walked out today? Unclear. Waiting for a text back but he super hates texting.

askye, I’m glad you pushed for testing. Do you know how long it will take before you get results?

Edited: I went to Beep Me. Duh. JZ’s memorial is 5/18 for anyone else out of it.


DebetEsse - Apr 29, 2024 3:56:26 pm PDT #12 of 1563
Woe to the fucking wicked.

Oof, Shir, glad it's mild and I hope you clear the infection soon.

I will have to miss the memorial. DH is in Mamma Mia and we don't have the child care infrastructure to make that weekend work. Sad.

Uncertain work drama... Not a good band name.

Askye, that seems reasonable.

Speaking of meds, I've just started a low-does SSRI and have nausea on Day 2. I'm trying to figure out if this will persist, because this is worse than what it's trying to fix. Anyone have any insights or experiences?


Steph L. - Apr 29, 2024 4:38:25 pm PDT #13 of 1563
this mess was yours / now your mess is mine

Shir, Covid is a lousy welcome-to-the-US gift. I'm glad it's mild, and I hope you stay fever-free!

It will be good to see E. He will be 16 in Aug.

How is he 16 already?

Speaking of meds, I've just started a low-does SSRI and have nausea on Day 2. I'm trying to figure out if this will persist, because this is worse than what it's trying to fix. Anyone have any insights or experiences?

Initial side effects should go away, but you might have to give it a couple of weeks (hopefully sooner, though!).


Steph L. - Apr 29, 2024 4:39:29 pm PDT #14 of 1563
this mess was yours / now your mess is mine

The infection in my left ear has been joined by my right ear, in some kind of sympathy or copycat move. It is not very cool at all. I feel like I'm underwater.


smonster - Apr 29, 2024 4:50:28 pm PDT #15 of 1563
We won’t stop until everyone is gay.

Oh no, Steph. That super sucks.


Steph L. - Apr 29, 2024 4:59:38 pm PDT #16 of 1563
this mess was yours / now your mess is mine

I have antibiotics, so they just need to do their job. Still, I don't care for this shit at all.