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by Jennifer
Today, 02:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1521
Views: 167166

Re: Star Trek Wankery

Ah, good. Itch sufficiently scratched. I do recall Worf complaining to Troi about Alexander not seeing to his dirty clothes, now that you mention it. And liked the bit where, no matter how simple and easy a housekeeping task might be, there will always be those (especially kids) who just can't ever ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 11:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8281
Views: 485701

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Saw Dogma for the first time since it was new-ish, so long ago there were entire subplots and major characters I'd forgotten. (The only reason I have a copy of the movie is, about a week ago I came across this article explaining why the movie is not only out of print but also unavailable on streamin...
by Jennifer
12 May 2021, 00:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53660

Re: Infrastructure

I really don't think that personal vehicles will go away. I do see the likelihood that they are all electrified, although I don't know how quickly that will happen. I don't expect that will happen until either battery technology (or whatever tech is necessary) improves to the point where fully char...
by Jennifer
11 May 2021, 21:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1521
Views: 167166

Re: Star Trek Wankery

I don't know if this is indicative of the relative popularity of various Trek franchises, or just a meaningless statistic about a single trip to a particular bookstore, but: Jeff and I went to Chattanooga today to visit our all-time favorite secondhand bookstore (happy Covid Freedom Day to me!) -- t...
by Jennifer
11 May 2021, 02:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 616
Views: 71949

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

The GOP is officially the Trump party now. Which does not bode well for the country, especially considering how the GOP no longer supports the peaceful transition of democratic power, either.
by Jennifer
07 May 2021, 22:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)
Replies: 333
Views: 61228

Re: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)

So ... I let the Spanish thing lapse after awhile (got distracted by the discovery of the all-Star Trek TNG stream), but went back to it a week or so ago -- specifically, keeping the preschool shows on in the background. Same shows and same episodes as last summer, and while it does seem I've retain...
by Jennifer
07 May 2021, 14:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116229

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
06 May 2021, 21:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1747
Views: 136860

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: 1747
Views: 136860

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: 1521
Views: 167166

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: 10202
Views: 721076

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: 1521
Views: 167166

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: 1521
Views: 167166

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: 1521
Views: 167166

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: 10202
Views: 721076

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: 817

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: 1521
Views: 167166

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: 116229

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: 116229

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: 329251

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: 116229

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: 116229

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: 322

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: 471

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: 471

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...