Daily Tea: Here’s Your Safe Space


Sorry. This is all I’ve got this week.  Just talk about yourself. After last week when I stupidly mentioned politics. I think we all need a  safe space.

The tamaratattles.com  budget does not include the requisite  counseling  or bias intervention response teams .  So please don’t talk about politics, racial uprising, ethnic cleansing or genital mutilation in Africa.

Let’s just talk about ourselves.


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129 responses to “Daily Tea: Here’s Your Safe Space

  1. Lisa j

    One word, insomnia. Since my lymeopause i have forgotten what a 7 hour night looks like and am enjoying the 2 hours between hot flashes and frequent potty breaks. Hope everyone has a safe weekend.

    • TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsYoya

      I feel you Lisa j, for different reasons. I’m 8 1/2 months pregnant and sleeping is just painful at this point. I both dread and long for sleep. At least I have an end in sight soon. I hope your menopause journey is not too much longer.

      • therealdeb

        omg, I have just started the dreaded hot flash thing… I am so not happy.

      • fivecatsownme

        Congrats on the Baby! The last month is the worst. I wanted to smack people when they would say helpful crap like haven’t you had that baby yet.?

      • tamaratattles

        Oh crap, I should probably have been nicer to you lately, TAFKAY. I’ll try not to call you a shit disturber for at least the next two weeks.

        So what flavor kid are you having? Are you planning to keep it or sell it on the black market?

        See, this is why I never ate lunch with my coworkers in elementary school. They were always spitting out babies and flashing around ultrasounds and once, at lunch I learned what a mucus plug was. AT LUNCH! I WAS EATING!

        I’m not very good at this. Can I just put ten bucks in an envelope and sign a card?

      • Miguel

        Congratulations, TheArtist!!!!!!!

      • TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsYoya

        Thanks all :)
        TT, you don’t have to be nice to me just because I’m all weak with a baby. Snark is why I come here. He’s a boy and I’m gonna keep him!

        Fivecats, the most smack-worthy comment is regarding not being able to sleep and that it’s “just your body practicing for the baby”. This is always said with a chuckle as if it is a clever and funny thing to say.

    • Skeeter

      Lisaj and everyone else who is experiencing hot flashes. Good luck, I just went through 5 years of them and then one day I realized “hey I didn’t have a flash today” – that was a few months ago. Hang in there! It does go away, I just couldn’t believe mine lasted so long. They were hard flashes too, I had to take an additional outfit to work, that’s how bad I used to sweat. The only thing that is hanging on is the insomnia and I can deal with that, but those flashes!!!! I used to hate the little “zing” my body would have that would signal a hot flash and I would think “oh no” and here it comes. 90 seconds of hell, then you freeze, One day I noticed I wasn’t having as many flashes as I was and it trickled away. THANK GOD!

      • Skeeter

        …..sorry forgot to type this – please don’t take premarin!!!!! I knew 3 people that took it and out of those 3 ALL OF THEM got breast cancer.

  2. Can we talk Walking Dead premier?

    • Wonky Tonk

      They’re saying it’s gonna be HER, and it can’t be HER because I like HER! Can’t they just bring back someone nobody liked and make it them? What about the preacher he only just joined and he’s not very likable yet.

    • Espi

      Yes!!!!! Omg… I’m waiting on the edge of my seat. Love watching all the analysis on YouTube of the episodes that fans post to justify predictions. This fanale was so good last season that I can’t believe any predictions yet…

    • Robert

      Im 99% convinced it’s gonna be an Asian and a ginger. Both gims. No hers or hands. But the people that run the show are tricky so I may be wrong. But Im not lol

      • Wonky Tonk

        It better not be an Asian HIM because I like HIM even more than I like HER. I’m ok with it being the ginger HIM, dude’s never been able to make me a fan of his.

      • Asian is too popular and still can have story ideas. Ginger could be #2 because Neegan. HER caused this mess and is done story line wise. (They don’the need another baby). Added hand because of comic and Carl is doing the pirate thing already.

      • Wonky Tonk

        If it’s HER that would be the end of the Veterinarian’s line, and HER being pregnant and all, that would just be terribly sad. The ginger really has nothing going for himself, that’s just a wasted pretty unlikable character to me so far, that overbearing macho shit doesn’t play well the way he does it, and the preacher, well, if it’s a choice between him and the others …

      • Agreed, except HER has big karma to pay for pushing the war on Neegan.

      • jodiping

        I’m thinking the hand, her and her sword…… new love.

      • Aunt Sassy

        I am thinking along those lines as well. Ways to hurt HIM that could be worse than death.

    • Robert

      Im 99% convinced it’s gonna be an Asian and a ginger. Both hims. No hers or hands. But the people that run the show are tricky so I may be wrong. But Im not lol

    • I think it’s going to be a ginger. They kind of humanized him toward the end of last season (always dangerous in the world of WD). I don’t want to be right because unlike you meanies I like him 😉 Dolphin smooth. And I think hand too.

      I’ll be recapping again this season. Can’t wait for the premiere. Greg Nicotero directed & he said that finding out who died won’t be the saddest part of the episode. I better get my vicodin refilled this week…

  3. Right now, apparently I am in a mood,I am beyond disugusted with Bravo and Andy, they do not seem to have any interest in RH. this year, In my opinion all RH cities have headed to the crapper, too much violence, bullying and hate.

    unnecessary violence, that starts with alcohol. What happened to watching the life of opulence, the life of giitz and glamour? we are now stuck with violent alcoholic’s and bullies and liars etc.

    I am so disgusted, of course i am reconsidering the importance of RH in my life – I am not living vicariously through their lives! So, alas, I am considering not bothering with RH anymore.

    • Cheryl B.

      Gotta say, I thought I was just cranky last week and annoyed by the shows. Unless something changes or I feel differently, I may have to consider a RH break.

      • Good afternoon Cheryl it is getting frustrating..Bethenny’s voice gives me a headache and her bashing non stop…sux fun out of watching..not sure if I will watch RHOA…even with the level of the “volume” on low..it seems they are on “holler” non stop..I dunno..I know for sure I will drop RHNY ..upon Bethenny’s appearance…Kelly from rhobh – such a violent aclohholic and bully..won’t be watching …if she returns..maybe I am being a big baby..but ..RH is spupposed to be my escape from the real world..yet..each RH sound like the 6 o’ clock news

      • Cheryl B.

        Samael, it’s just become different, drunken nice is fine, lately it is just not fun, boring and I question what has happened? I get it, it’s just not the fun escape it was. I’m hoping the new seasons get back to what we love. Have a great afternoon and cross fingers for tonight’s RH.

      • I liked it when the woment would go to that Cirque place (rhobh) everyone had fun. Even though there was a little drama in the begining between Yo and KimR, everyone proceeded to have fun. As it is right now RHOC is ripping and shredding each other on screens and twitter and instagram and facebook.

        And on RHONY, Bethenny shredded the whole cast to tears, she ruined RHONY for me. I would have rather watched rhony events and even just going to restaurants – my huge goal – to visit NY and I usually google the restaurants the women go to. I know that drama is required, but, it doesn’t need to be “knife to the neck” drama.

    • Cheryl B.

      Thank goodness for TT recaps, I will never have a reason to give those up!!

  4. Makes me remember why I hate the Bitch Sesh podcast. #OwnIt

  5. Minky

    It’s 2am in my neck of the woods and I’m watching “The Dead Files”. Some girl is claiming to be possessed or traumatized by the spirits. The retired detective with the tattoos looks real concerned. Fuckin’ dead people. They always be fuckin’ up all yo’ shit!

    Seriously, though. That’s all I got. It has been a long week and once my melatonin kicks in I’m hoping to sleep until noon tomorrow/today. Which reminds me of a really cute Gabriel Iglesias joke: “Do you know what time it is?! It’s tomorrow!!!”

    Best video ever TT. You have impeccable taste.

    • Wonky Tonk

      We need to get you some sleep Minky because that Gabriel Iglesias joke was awful.

      • Minky

        I know. I’m so sorry. But I swear it sounded great when Fluffy said it!

        When I really need a good laugh I listen to old Steve Harvey stand-up routines on the YouTube. It always does the trick for me.

        I wish Sister O’Dell was my neighbor so we could bullshit together and cuss people out over a couple of spiked Arnold Palmers and a pack of Parliaments on the front porch. That sounds fun to me. 🍹🚬

  6. Lawstangel

    Insomnia here as well. Watched SNL, oh boy it was darn funny! Love then durning election season.

    Alec Baldwin as Trump and Kate McKinnon as HC :-)

    Bruno Mars was on and he was seriously good!

    • LisaPat

      I saw it. Did you see “Melanianade?” That was great. I take it that you didn’t catch Surviving Compton? Did anyone see it? It was better than Straight Outta Compton, IMO.

  7. PlusOneForLuck

    Hey gang – I used to post some here but I’ve mostly turned into lurker now. I love these threads. I love how supportive you guys are of one another and I’m going through a rough time now and I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for giving me a smile when I really needed it. 😘

    • Plus One, sorry to hear you are going through a rough time. Trust you are not alone. Hang in there! 😊 I have also been going through a rough patch & have commented here more than I ever have. I am chosing to be in denial about my real life and come hear for laughter & posting on trivial things. So far it’s working for me. Eventually I will put on my big girl pants and deal with the real stuff but this is a great escape for now.

      I truly hope your rough patch doesn’t last long & I’m glad you commented. Remember the old sating that ‘This too shall pass’. xo

    • Sliceo'pie

      You’re not alone. I can relate and I’m sending good thoughts your way. Hang in there!

      • Slice, I have read what you are going through. Just want to say you are strong. Hang in there to you also!

      • Minky

        There are so many beautiful people who comment here. When I read some of the stuff some of you are going through it hurts my heart. I wish the best for everybody and know that if you just don’t give up there will be better days.

        It’s so interesting that many of us here found TT when we were going through difficult situations. I think she’s using her Psych degree to help us out and do an awesome sort of online group therapy. But that’s just my little conspiracy theory. Nevertheless, I’m grateful for this place.

        Mwah to e’rbody. I send you all cakes and cookies and pretty cocktails. 🎂 🍪 🍸

    • LisaPat

      I am going through a rough time too dear. This place makes it better and you know what makes it worse? Facebook. I look at these people and I wonder how everything can be that pefect in their families? They helicopter their kids to death, but they all look awfully happy!!

      • Minky

        Don’t let those staged, filtered pics get you down. In many cases it’s all a pathetic farce. I have a friend who keeps posting the organic, all-natural products she uses for her kids. My only thoughts were: “They’re diapers. Who cares if they’re all natural?! They’re just gonna get shat on!”

        Whatever happened to the good old days when kids would just play with rocks and dig up worms and make mud pies with no parental supervision? But maybe I’m just too old fashioned? Whatevs.

      • LisaPat

        ROFL !! I needed that Minky.. seriously , they all look SO happy on Facebook. It makes me feel inadequate.

      • RealE

        I have a theory that the more you see people living on social media, the less they are actually living. If you are out living all these beautiful moments, sure you may find time to post an occasional happy family photo, but likely you are too busy living these moments. Those that are always “look at me and my perfect life”, often are trying to make others think that when it’s not the case. Like a close friend of mine, who every time she posts how amazing her husband is on FB it seems to coincide with her long texting rants of how much she hates him and he treats her like shit. Her FB life is not her life at all!
        I even had a coworker friend on FB who had taken a photo in front of something cool and when I said oh u did said activity..” oh no, I would never. I just took the photo so it looked like it”.
        So don’t let those people make you feel bad LisaPat. The ones living and not posting are the ones to truly aspire to be like. And I definitely hope and think I’m more like that then these others. I bet you are living your life way more Like that too Lisa Pat.

      • Psylocke

        Couldn’t agree more RealE.

        A few years ago my cousin took a nightmare job flying little helicopter tours in Florida – he needed his last 500 hours to become licensed (registered? I don’t fucking know – all I know is he spent 10+ years trying to get those hours. He was flying my uncles helicopter since he was 16 but couldn’t get the mandated amount of hours because you cant get a job unless you have the prerequisite amount of hours, but you can’t get the prerequisite amount of hours unless you can find a job that will provide them (only two other options are military or private lessons).

        Anyways, he finally got the hours but pretty much had to put his life on hold for six months; because so many aspiring pilots look for these niche gigs to provide hours – the demand is SO insane, and the supply is so diminished – it’s essentially slave labor. He worked 16 hours a day cleaning, maintenance on the helicopters, chores for the owner, all manners of general labor between flights, most of the time not actually receiving his pay check, and continued to do so because there was a thousand other people that would take his spot in a heart beat.

        Anyways, I digress. I had never heard my cousin cry until that period, and he was absolutely miserable. However, his Facebook told a completely different story – there was audio of his tours with laughing tourists, panoramic views of gorgeous coasts, snippets of the sun setting with the video devoid of audio except the hum of the helicopter. Every comment was hyperbloic praise and admonishment on how lucky he was, how he was finally living his dreams. Even though it was always inherently obvious to me, that was when it really sunk in how much of a facade social media is – and that’s not as bad as it seems, because when you’re so unhappy you needed the praise and virtual emoticons of other people to help you get you through your days, at least you’re getting by some how.

    • Beau

      Hey PlusOneForLuck, I’m really sorry that you’re going through a hard time right now. I don’t know how, but I’m hoping if I maybe can show a smile on your face one way or another! Tamara, I don’t know if you still remember me, but I send you an e-mail a very long time ago about how me and a friend were at the Werck that the RHOBH went to! I’m that gay guy with the sunglasses.
      Anyway, I have been reading this website for months now and only know I dared to comment on something. So maybe that should enlighten you PlusOneForLuck (that I picked you to respond to!) I hope everyone is experiencing a very nice day over there in America, don’t know how late it is since I’m sending this from Holland.

      Lots of love,

  8. Hagz

    I think this is my second comment in years but I check this site a few times a day. I just wanted to echo what someone else said about how funny and supportive of each other you are and that it lifts my spirits when I come here. And thanks to Tamara for indulging me in my reality show obsession and for creating these open forums.
    Ok, I’ll probably go back to lurking now.

  9. Karen

    I had something a response I saw and wanted to respond to but couldn’t in the moment as I was working. I waited for this post to finally address it…but after seeing the guidelines set forth, I’ll just have to let it go.

  10. Cheryl B.

    I’m entering my third week of commenting here, after years of anxiety about it. It’s been so fun, and actually life changing by meeting a goal of 5 years. The commenters here are such a great group. I feel lucky to be a part of it. I hope everyone has a great day, feels good, and TT, I will be here tomorrow.

  11. Margaret Shepard

    Just got a good deal on HBO and really enjoying the show Westworld. Its on tonight. Its very dark but so interesting. It stars Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris as one of the best villains I have watched in a while. Also I really loved Ryan Servant of Million dollar listing new York’s wedding special. It was 3 parts and they married in Corfu, Greece. Gosh it was gorgeous. Lisa Vanderpump’s party planner Kevin Lee was their wedding planner. His fee was one million and it showed. He is hilarious.

    • misery chick

      Oh yeah, I LOVED Ryan and Emilia’s wedding mini-show!
      In my neck of the woods it was four parts. Ryan has really surprised me on Million Dollar Listing, he came off as such a soulless jerk, but he had a lot of fear and hang-ups to work through…he really is a sweetie 💖 Loved seeing the families on both sides, really loved seeing Luis and his antics. Could’ve watched a couple more parts!

    • Wonky Tonk

      I figured they would gradually lead in to the robot self-awareness so their approach was surprising, and not bad. The main robot’s first father robot was so good when he threatened the Anthony Hopkins Creator character. It promises to be really good. I’m hoping they do a series for Futureworld.

  12. Katherine 2.0

    I am involved in a major project right now, so my television has been relegated to ginormous dust collector. Funny. I don’t miss it much. Now if I could say the same about COOKIES.

  13. Madashell

    I’m going through menopause too and can never sleep! Despite the fact I take unisom (have tried it all) and it helps me with about 4 hours and then feel bad all day at work. Read all night and even though my comments sometimes goes to the window licking station…I enjoy reading other people’s comments.

  14. Whyowhy

    Happy sunday, everyone!!

    It’s a rainy day here in Sacramento so I’m spending the day scrapbooking. Just waiting for my BFF to get here with the pizza.

    I had a second interview for a new job last week. I should hear if I got it in the next week or so. It would be a promotion and more money.

    I hope you are all well. I’ve been thinking of you all and been keeping up on the site, but it’s so busy here that I haven’t had much time to post.

    • Lawstangel

      Can you please send the rain to LA when you are done….:-)

      • Minky

        Fear not Lawstangel! Allegedly we’re supposed to get some rain tomorrow morning that’s gonna last for about 5 minutes. And then temperatures are gonna be back up in the 80s by the end of the week. Womp, womp.

        I wish we had NorCal weather down here. I am sick and fucking tired of the heat and the mugginess. I want to have a good reason to drink hot chocolate and wear a coat.

        @Whyowhy Good luck with the job. I spend a little while beating the pavement myself last week, but I won’t know anything until mid December.

    • Rach

      Good luck with the job!

  15. Rach

    Today i had a lovely day. I got a Facebook message last week from a guy I used to go school with and we arranged to meet for coffee today. When I got there we were having a ball reminiscing about school days and he told me, in fact thanked me for always being nice to him at school. I didn’t even know at the time that he was being bullied at school, but I used to see him on his own and I used to join him at lunch or at break. Sometimes it shows that a simple act of having lunch with someone can really mean a lot when they’re feeling alone. We left school 8 years ago so it was really nice to catch up. Also may I add he’s grown into a VERY good looking guy. Haha. Just thought I’d share my Sunday story.

  16. A while back someone mentioned a show called The Fall – just to let you know we are 3 eps into the third series. You need to see it, find it online if you are not in the UK. You will love it.

  17. MaraJax

    Hey all,
    I’ll be in Atlanta next month for work. Does anyone have any restaurant, shopping, attraction suggestions?

  18. LisaPat

    I was hoping for this .. who saw Surviving Compton last night on Lifetime? It was so good, so telling. I think she bared it all. I wonder if Chris Brown could possibly be one of Dr. Dre’s 13 children since they have so much in common? What a piece of filth Dre is to never have apologized. We saw a different side of Suge too.. awesome movie !

  19. Margaret Shepard

    Yes the Compton movie on lifetime was good. Who would have thought that Dre was a worse boyfriend than surge knight. Both kids of Dre and Suge. seem very well adjusted. Michaela ( do not know the correct spelling) has done a great job of parenting. The abuse by Dre was so hard to watch.

  20. fivecatsownme

    My beloved Fatcat died yesterday. He has started losing weight and acting lethargic. Usually he was first in line to the food bowl and he lost interest. A trip to the vet showed hyperthyroid, the next trip a few days later showed histoplasmosis pneumonia, he rallied for a day or two (the steroid shot), but went down hill again, tried force feeding (not happy for all parties involved) back to the vet for a feeding tube because if the antifungals kick in ,and they take a long time, the cat will start eating. If cats don’t eat it is liver failure. He hid under the bed or the sewing machine but would purr when he heard my voice. After a week or so of a feeding tube the poor cat had the dry heaves. I calculated a cat sized dose of Zofran and it helped. He quit losing weight. Then he started looking bad. Back to the vet to put him to sleep, but he perked up. Acted curious. Talked to me in the car. Fluffed up and looked better. The vet xrayed and his xray was clearing. Gave him more steroids and said use the Zofran. He was still running a fever and that way contributing to him feeling miserable. Got him home. He went to his spot in the Kitchen. Went up to bed with us. Growled at the Girl cat, and passed away at 3AM. He must have had cancer or the fever caused a Thyroid storm. I don’t know. I just hope he didn’t feel tortured for his last few weeks of life. He was 12 and could have had 5 to 6 more years. From the day he crawled into my bag at Petsmart to yesterday, he was my best pal. Followed my around the house, got in my lap when I sat down, was at the door when I came home. He would rub against our hands when we would set his food down to say thank you. My husband would even smuggle him into the hospital to visit me.

    • fivecatsoneme

      I am so sorry for your loss..pets have a way of nestling in a specific part of your heart..thank you for sharing with us..I hope this helps you.

    • tamaratattles

      So sorry to hear about fatcat. :( xoxoxoxoxo

    • natalie

      Fellow kitty lover, so sorry!

    • amisteree

      I’m glad you shared about your beloved Fatcat, thank you. I have a feeling he knew that he was beloved, Fivecatsownme, it sure sounds like he felt the same way. Cats who snuggle are quite special, no? Whenever someone takes the time to share about their furry family members, I’m reminded of the ones I still miss, and I’m grateful for the ones I have now. So thanks, and take care. xoxo

    • Joanplus2dogs

      So sorry for your loss! Pets are hard to diagnose especially cats since it is part of their nature to hide pain, illness. I lost one of mine last month. His 2 brothers were so distraught as they have never been apart except few hours at vet for neuter. Nothing helps the pain of loss except time & love of others. Maybe create a lil memory book for him when you can handle it. 🐱

    • Fivecats, so sorry for your loss. 😔

    • Cherry Bomb

      My heart breaks for you and I’m so very sorry for your loss. So thank you for sharing your story about Fatcat I’m sure he loved you and knew you were doing your very best to take care of him.

    • Sliceo'pie

      So sorry for your loss. You sound like you were an awesome, ‘Mom” and Fatcat must have lived a very happy life. My animals have been my best mates. My cat, Electra was incredibly empathetic. If I were upset and crying, she would come to me; even if she were in a different part of the house, she would find me. It was very strange and beautiful. It happened quite frequently. I still miss her.

    • Misha11

      So sorry to hear about your little guy. Sounds like you did everything you could for him and he probably knew it. It is good that he passed at home rather than from a needle in the vets office. He got to snuggle with you again and I’m sure he was happy to be home. They are truly amazing little animals that enrich our lives.

    • Erica

      FiveCats, I am so so sorry. I’m not Jewish, but the most meaningful words of condolence that have ever been said to me were “May his memory be a blessing” – which are traditional condolences from Judaism. Clearly you have a lot of memories tied to FatCat. My own Simon is 16 – and I’m scared for him in that I won’t know when the pain of his arthritis, etc. is just too much. It sounds as if FatCat left on his own terms. I do believe in Euthanasia for animals, but I also am a daughter of a man who rigged a harness up for his yellow lab so he could help him walk for a year, cleaned up his poop without complaint (the dog would sometimes poop when he strained to get up, or pooped in his sleep) Your FatCat obviously went out on his own terms. A growl and going out in the middle of the night while sleeping with loved ones – what else can we humans hope for??? Frankly, I just hope my guy goes that way so I don’t have to deal with the vets offie when the time comes.

    • Margarett

      So sorry for the loss of your friend, fivecatsownme. Cats know when you’re acting from love.

  21. Well, my son is having a rough day. Mood swings too painful for him to handle. Had to call in to work. Could use some funny stuff and hugs to keep strong for him. Love you all. Glad you are here.

  22. Cherry Bomb

    I have a moth infestation that is killing my grass. Does anyone know what works to get rid of them ? I spent a couple of days at my mom’s house and when I came home I could see that one part of the grass was really short and when I saw it the next day in the light I could see just how horrible it was. One day my grass was green and literally in a day my grass is being killed by moths.

  23. Whyowhy

    The rain has finally let up. It’s been raining off and on… mostly on… since Friday.

    To everyone going through hard times, you are all in my thoughts. Pets, families, personal… I wish you all nothing but the best happy thoughts and please know you are loved. And we are all here for you.

  24. cheychey

    Virginia has been so nice this weekend. Took my kids to a ginormous pumpkin patch. They had a blast and I was able to get thru it without the usual angst of the crowds of people. It’s always a good day when that jerk anxiety and his friend depression stay away. God is good.

    • Dandy Lion

      Oh! Virginia! I was born and raised there. I miss it the most during the fall! I’m in California where everyday is practically the same weather. I love it here but I miss the colors and crispness of the fall. Enjoy!!!

  25. Lisamia, I can fully relate to having a loved one with issues.
    Idk if this is laugh-worthy:
    Last night noticed a bunch of stuff that looked like confetti in my extra storage room where I keep backup drinks, paper goods & recently started putting backup bags of chips. (This area seperate but connected to domicile) I soon realized that all the chip bags had holes in them & the shit on the floor was in fact shreds of bags eaten by a rodent. It was just me and the female children at home & lots of gagging and shreiking ensued as we trashed all remnants of food knowing that a fucking rodent was responsible. After disinfecting and mopping EVERYTHING, I set out glue traps bc it was late & that’s all I had on hand.

    Fast fwd to this morning (before coffee & cig I might add), I went to check & sure enough caught a GIANT FUCKING RAT. More shreiking and hysteria as this disgusting thing wiggled to get free, scared, as it shit itself all over himself & the glue trap. Spent awhile googling how to kill it.

    Opted for drowning. All dressed for a nuclear war with requisite surgical gloves, we put it with glue trap inside of 2gallon ziplock & poured water in & zipped it airtight. It drowned quickly & then out with the rest of the trash.

    I can now say I understand the saying “you look like a drowned rat”

    Me: have lost my appetite, can’t eat, & the heebie jeebie factor has me feeling like shit is crawling on me still. Considering becoming vegan.

    I will say this… Sometimes the big shit gets so overwhelming that it takes the little shit to take over until you can attack the big shit.

    If I had the writing talent to give a visual of our morning it was pretty funny. Idk if any of this is even worth the read but I needed to get it out of my head.

    I have clearly lost my own mind & will take a break from commenting.
    I digress. FML.

    • Cheryl B.

      You are so VERY brave. I would have run out the front door and called animal control!!

    • Sliceo'pie

      Oh. My. God. What a nightmare. I was already pretty freaked out before you got to the rat shitting all over itself-I think I might have fainted! I’m impressed how you handled it! I don’t know about the drowning part but I’ll reserve judgement until a rat invades my pantry. (God Forbid)
      Both you and TT have scary rat stories this month.

    • Minky

      You’re tougher than John Wayne lady! I would have probably fainted.

  26. fivecatsownme

    Thank you everybody for all your kindness. I will miss my Bub, but luckily I don’t have an empty nest. I will continue to miss him every day, but we had 12 years together and that was a gift.

  27. JustJenn

    Watching old RHOBH and seeing the dark side of Lisa V :( Brandi drank less when she was FOH and everything was basically better.

  28. Spaghetti Kitten

    I sucked in the football pool. Fricking Steelers. Fricking Saints. Fricking fricking

  29. Margaret Shepard

    The Dawgs and the Falcons lost. Just damn.

  30. auroracooper

    Great new show on HBO. It’s called Westworld. The new SJP show Divorce isn’t bad either. I adore Thomas Hayden Church.

  31. tamaratattles

    If you haven’t been watching the new series QUEEN SUGAR on OWN you are missing one of the best new shows on TV.

    There will be a mid-season marathon on OWN starting at 4 on Wednesday. I highly recommend watching or recording it.

  32. Dandy Lion

    The Blacklist is back on! I like watching that but love me my British crime mysteries. :). Vera is awesome! Oldie but goodie, Dalziel and Pascoe.

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