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by Jennifer
Today, 14:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116117

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Here's an older post which, I'm happy to say, has not aged well at all: Between the super-slow vaccination rollout rates, and my being among the last in line to get it ... chances are I WON'T get the shot by the end of this summer. It's less than a week now before I'll be at two weeks past my second...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 21:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136468

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I kinda like wearing masks, especially during pollen season and swarming-clouds-of-gnats season. Of course, I say this as a married woman who no longer goes out in any flirtation or looking-for-flirtation contexts. If I were looking to possibly-maybe meet someone, I would definitely want my face and...
by Jennifer
05 May 2021, 13:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136468

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

It's abundantly clear that yelling (or clutching your pearls or clicking your tongue) at people showing vaccine hesitancy about how stupid or ignorant they are does not do anything except harden their opinion against getting the vaccines. It's really something that people should be backing off of i...
by Jennifer
04 May 2021, 11:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1518
Views: 166361

Re: Star Trek Wankery

Having now raised the issue of impractical Star Trek clothing, I cannot un-see how very impractical other in-universe garments are. Last night I caught parts of two episodes -- the one with Data's daughter Lal, and the one where Q loses his powers and turns to the Enterprise for protection -- again,...
by Jennifer
03 May 2021, 10:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10195
Views: 717259

Re: Petty annoyances

I ordered the carafe. But of course it's not here yet, so I woke up again wanting coffee and nit having any. 🤬 Back to 7/11 I go! Edit: cold brew sounds like a good option, except that it involves planning ahead. Another thought -- not for everyday coffee use, but for emergencies/hurricane kits -- ...
by Jennifer
02 May 2021, 16:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1518
Views: 166361

Re: Star Trek Wankery

Some Croatian kid streaming (or Chinese kid or Ethiopian or Martian colonist...) could kick off some fad that spreads and sticks and evolves for centuries. Sure, but what I'm kinda curious about (not that there's much chance of being able to answer now) is, how long will it take before ordinary eve...
by Jennifer
02 May 2021, 12:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1518
Views: 166361

Re: Star Trek Wankery

Taking the ball even further: now I'm wondering about clothing in general -- specifically, how clothes today look or are different from clothes of yore, and also -- how different will clothing look in the future? Or have we reached a sort of "style plateau" wherein a lot of the clothes you have righ...
by Jennifer
01 May 2021, 23:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1518
Views: 166361

Re: Star Trek Wankery

I mention this because I was recently watching one of those TNG episodes where Picard was relaxing in casual clothes -- not his red-and-black captain's uniform but that weird "two loose pieces criss-cross in front" shirt Do you remember the episode? Not that specific one, but Picard wore a dark gre...
by Jennifer
01 May 2021, 18:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10195
Views: 717259

Re: Petty annoyances

I switched to cold-brew pitchers a couple months before covid, and it is GREAT. Not only does the coffee taste better IMO, but when you're first waking up, merely pouring a cup from a pitcher is ever-so-much easier than fiddling with a hot-coffee maker.
by Jennifer
01 May 2021, 13:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Glooming of 2024: Return of the Knave of Orange
Replies: 44
Views: 806

Re: The Glooming of 2024: Return of the Knave of Orange

That's what worries me -- even if "Trump" is finished, "Trumpism" might not be.
by Jennifer
01 May 2021, 11:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1518
Views: 166361

Re: Star Trek Wankery

Crossover thought: on another thread discussing an annoying worrywart article about thrift stores and Kids These Days and capitalism and whatever the fuck else, I mentioned how my own extensive thrift-shopping experience compares to what the article claims, specifically how the clothing pieces I see...
by Jennifer
30 Apr 2021, 19:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116117

Re: Random covid-19 observations

After the shot, where do you go for the 15-minute observation period -- do they send you to park in a given area?
by Jennifer
29 Apr 2021, 19:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116117

Re: Random covid-19 observations

(Headsmack) I've been seeing Swarovski ads on every website I visit (my own fault; a few nights ago, I checked out of idle curiosity to see if they'd gone back to selling 'personal hobby' figurines, which they have not), and just now saw, on Facebook, an ad for Swarovski-encrusted face masks (for $5...
by Jennifer
28 Apr 2021, 10:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4604
Views: 327766

Re: When journalism goes bad

What would really help is if one of the Derek Chauvin clones still on the job were to beat the crap out of a white grandmother on video. I thought you were in fact referring to the thing posted above with litote irony with this comment. I wasn't aware of it when I first posted. I am surprised at ho...
by Jennifer
26 Apr 2021, 14:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116117

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I'm rather hungry right now but I'm not going to eat anything, because Jeff is supposed to be bringing barbecue home in celebration, though I don't know what time he'll get here. He's already had his first professional haircut in 14 months.
by Jennifer
26 Apr 2021, 08:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116117

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Today is Freedom Day for Jeff: two week after his second shot. Today he's planning to get a professional haircut, visit a certain comic-book store, pick up some barbecue and a few other things. Tomorrow, he and a local vaccinated-but-carless friend are going to visit some of the local secondhand boo...
by Jennifer
25 Apr 2021, 17:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Tell Me a Joke
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: Tell Me a Joke

This is one Jeff told me when we were dating:

Did you hear about the gay Jew who wanted to become a Catholic?
[holds arms in crucifixion pose]
He heard they had a guy hung like this.
by Jennifer
24 Apr 2021, 23:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 469

Re: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.

There's an interesting PDF article "Why was cycling not included in the ancient Olympics?" that is a PITA to link on mobile, but searching the exact title should work. Primitive bicycles, scooters, etc. are interesting in their absence from the ancient world. I wonder if it has something to do with...
by Jennifer
24 Apr 2021, 08:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 469

Re: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.

I remember reading about that steam engine. This is the type of thing I find fascinating. How many other inventions were made before their time, lost, and reinvented? The general conclusion of my own research on these topics is that all of these things keep getting pushed farther back in history as...
by Jennifer
24 Apr 2021, 07:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 469

Re: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.

On a Star Trek thread just a few weeks ago, I mentioned the real-world discovery that the steam engine was actually invented in ancient Greece -- somebody did make such an engine, tiny, only powerful enough to move the smallest of toy gadgets, and for some reason nothing much ever came of that inven...
by Jennifer
23 Apr 2021, 19:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 953
Views: 76533

Re: The F Word

Headline and paragraph now on Twitter's "Events": COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people who experience menstruation or are post-menopausal, medical experts say COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people who experience menstruation or are post-menopausal, medical experts say Medical experts say that COVI...
by Jennifer
23 Apr 2021, 16:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 953
Views: 76533

Re: The F Word

Headline and paragraph now on Twitter's "Events": Aside from the phrasing (which a tad unwieldy but accurate in context) I'm more weirded out by the content. I hadn't heard this was even a rumor...so, glad to hear it isn't true, I guess! I only first saw it yesterday, but didn't particularly care b...
by Jennifer
23 Apr 2021, 16:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 953
Views: 76533

Re: The F Word

Headline and paragraph now on Twitter's "Events": COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people who experience menstruation or are post-menopausal, medical experts say COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people who experience menstruation or are post-menopausal, medical experts say Medical experts say that COVI...
by Jennifer
23 Apr 2021, 13:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 953
Views: 76533

Re: The F Word

Headline and paragraph now on Twitter's "Events": COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people who experience menstruation or are post-menopausal, medical experts say COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people who experience menstruation or are post-menopausal, medical experts say Medical experts say that COVID...