24 votes

What are you doing this weekend?

Even if you don't have any plans for the weekend, and just want to talk about how you are doing, this is a good place to do that too.

You can find last week's topic here.

So, Tildaladins, what (or how) are you doing this weekend?

49 comments

  1. [2]
    F1ores1 Link
    I'm gonna try to drop acid. my friends tryin to get some. I think ill walk around campus and troll people

    I'm gonna try to drop acid. my friends tryin to get some. I think ill walk around campus and troll people

    9 votes
  2. NaraVara (edited ) Link
    I just finalized the paperwork on adopting a 4 month old rescue puppy. So this weekend will be spent purging my apartment of old documents, clothes, appliances, and furniture that we can do...

    I just finalized the paperwork on adopting a 4 month old rescue puppy. So this weekend will be spent purging my apartment of old documents, clothes, appliances, and furniture that we can do without in order to make space.

    I'm actually not looking forward to it. Definitely looking forward to the pup, but my wife's predilection towards retail therapy and then her tendency to hoard stuff has always been in tension with my anti-consumerism and tendency to feel burdened and anxious about owning stuff. Her family was abandoned by the sole breadwinner and they wound up having to scrape by on welfare. She gets easily attached to material things and I think gets a way bigger hit from buying stuff than most people as a result. I, on the other hand, come from an immigrant family and moved around so much during my formative years that I never had the same address for more than 2 years until I was 26. I, consequently, feel ill-at-ease being anchored to any one place for long. Owning or being invested in things that I can't easily pack up and take with me makes me feel manacled and weighed down.

    This has basically been that "one fight" for us and the main reason we've never actually got around to cleaning, organizing, and unpacking our apartment despite having lived in it for 8 months now.

    I foresee much fighting and many tears over the weekend, but I think it will be worth it in the end.

    And somewhere in the middle of this I have to finish submitting my taxes too.

    7 votes
  3. ainar-g Link
    Tomorrow is GopherCon Russia, a Go programming conference, which I will attend. Sunday I will have to work overtime to finish something and then maybe treat myself to an Italian place near my office.

    Tomorrow is GopherCon Russia, a Go programming conference, which I will attend. Sunday I will have to work overtime to finish something and then maybe treat myself to an Italian place near my office.

    6 votes
  4. [6]
    Parliament Link
    Seeing Leon Bridges, watching the Masters, and doing some spring cleaning.

    Seeing Leon Bridges, watching the Masters, and doing some spring cleaning.

    6 votes
    1. [3]
      cfabbro Link Parent
      Damn... I'm super jealous and envy you. Leon is great and looks like he would be fantastic to see live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_oACPWGvM4

      Damn... I'm super jealous and envy you. Leon is great and looks like he would be fantastic to see live:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_oACPWGvM4

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        Parliament Link Parent
        It's actually my tradition not to listen to an artist the day of their show, so I'll have to check your link later! This is somehow my first time seeing him just through bad luck and timing - I'm...

        It's actually my tradition not to listen to an artist the day of their show, so I'll have to check your link later!

        This is somehow my first time seeing him just through bad luck and timing - I'm sure it'll be wonderful. Leon is also in my wife's top 3 musicians, and we got a babysitter and are going to dinner at a tapas place that's 21+ after 6 PM (which means we haven't been there in like 3 months).

        2 votes
        1. cfabbro Link Parent
          Leon Bridges and tapas? Now you're just rubbing it in! ;) Sounds like it'll be a night to remember though... have fun!

          Leon Bridges and tapas? Now you're just rubbing it in! ;) Sounds like it'll be a night to remember though... have fun!

          2 votes
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      cfabbro Link Parent
      How was Leon Bridges? Was he as phenomenal live as I imagine?

      How was Leon Bridges? Was he as phenomenal live as I imagine?

      2 votes
      1. Parliament Link Parent
        We had a great time. Pretty even mix of songs from first and second albums. The dinner and convo with my wife may have been just as fun though! We talked about everything under the sun.

        We had a great time. Pretty even mix of songs from first and second albums. The dinner and convo with my wife may have been just as fun though! We talked about everything under the sun.

        2 votes
  5. hungariantoast (edited ) Link
    I actually have, by my standards, a fairly busy weekend. I'll be visiting my parents and having steaks Saturday, which is nice. One of the few things I like about Texas is how cheap the food,...

    I actually have, by my standards, a fairly busy weekend.

    I'll be visiting my parents and having steaks Saturday, which is nice. One of the few things I like about Texas is how cheap the food, especially steak, is compared to North Carolina.

    However, before that, I have to get new tires for my Miata. I don't know how it happened, but recently my rear, driver side tire has been slowly losing air. About every two weeks I've been putting air in it to keep it inflated. At one point I pulled the wheel off and tried to find the culprit, but couldn't. After procrastinating for so long and not buying a new set, the tire now has to be refilled every week and is getting worse, so it's definitely time to replace it, which is what I'm doing as soon as I post this comment.

    I'll also be desoldering the LEDs off my Planck keyboard since the USB-C port broke off. Last year I opted into an early delivery of my board, with the caveat that I might end up with a very early Revision 6 model that could have a monodirectional USB-C port (which mine did) as well as other issues. Since I knew what I was getting into, I'm not upset, especially since Jack, the owner of OLKB, has been nice enough to send me a brand new, Revision 6.1 board as a replacement, and even covered the cost of return shipping. So, I'll be desoldering the LEDs from my old PCB and soldering them to the new one once it arrives. It's a pain in the ass, sure, but it beats having to buy more LEDs.

    The 6.1 revision fixed the USB-C port issue so I shouldn't have any other problems, which is good, because my Planck travels with me and gets plugged in and unplugged a lot and that's why the port degraded and broke in the first place.

    In the past few topics in this series I've mentioned that I'm looking for a solution to sync files between multiple devices and I think I've found that solution. I've been using the program for a few days now and once I've done a bit more testing with it, I plan on writing a topic covering all the programs I tried, how they function, why they did or did not work for me, and what my requirements were.

    I have also been testing different fonts for my terminal and text editor, which has been fun. I haven't settled on one yet, but I've been capturing screenshots of most fonts that I've tried, and plan on eventually posting a topic centered around those screenshots. I'll discuss each font, how I got it working, and any issues I encountered.

    Finally, like every weekend, I'll be mapping on OpenStreetMap, tracing unmapped mountain roads and trails in North Carolina with a friend. I alos might get around to verifying and removing nodes for schools that have been closed and no longer exist. These nodes were added as a mass import in the United States over a decade ago. Most of these schools, even at the time of the import and especially now, no longer exist, but there's still about thirty thousand of them left to be verified and, if the school isn't around, deleted.

    If anyone is curious, you can see the location of these schools using an Overpass Turbo query. Just zoom to somewhere in the US and click Run in the top left.

    EDIT: Cleaned up the comment, tried to shorten it, made it longer instead, got new shoes for the Miata, they charged my card twice but whatever, should be sorted on Monday.

    5 votes
  6. [7]
    Adam_Black_Arts Link
    Gotta get some yard work done, now that it's springtime and the grass is getting too tall. But we'll be taking a break at some point to play the old Dune board game I bought off eBay last week and...

    Gotta get some yard work done, now that it's springtime and the grass is getting too tall.

    But we'll be taking a break at some point to play the old Dune board game I bought off eBay last week and which just arrived today! My wife grew up playing the game, which was made in the mid-80s shortly after the David Lynch film came out.

    I'm totally stoked to play this board game, because it looks like a refined/upscaled version of one of my old favorite board games: Shadowlord!

    I also recently got my hands on an on the old Dungeon board game from the early 80s, which I haven't played since it came out.

    Gonna be a fun weekend!

    5 votes
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      hungariantoast Link Parent
      God I hate yard work. I hated it as a kid, I hate it now, and I'll hate it when I'm an old man. Gardening? I could probably enjoy that, if I didn't live in Texas, but I absolutely fucking hate...

      God I hate yard work. I hated it as a kid, I hate it now, and I'll hate it when I'm an old man.

      Gardening? I could probably enjoy that, if I didn't live in Texas, but I absolutely fucking hate mowing the lawn. I'm getting grumpy just thinking about it.

      On a not grumpy note though, do you mind if I ask how much the Dune board game costs? It seems like a relatively rare, vintage product, based off a very popular IP, so I'm just wondering if it was particularly pricey.

      And I won't judge. I mean, I spend hundreds of dollars on keyboards, there's nothing I can say.

      3 votes
      1. Adam_Black_Arts Link Parent
        Dune ran me about $40 (plus another $12-ish for shipping), and it was missing the little round Sardukar marker, but I have the means to print a new one so it's no big deal. Oh, it was missing the...

        Dune ran me about $40 (plus another $12-ish for shipping), and it was missing the little round Sardukar marker, but I have the means to print a new one so it's no big deal. Oh, it was missing the d8's as well, but I've got a ton of those laying around. All the other pieces are there, but the box is in rough shape and it's obviously been played. But I bought it to play, so I really don't mind.

        Near-mint versions start at $70 and climb to over $100 pretty quick, last I checked. One important thing I've learned about buying Old Stuff I Used To Own (like the old D&D Basic and Expert box sets I bought last year) is that they never, ever get cheaper or in better shape than they are right now, so if you're pining for an old board game or RPG from your youth, just grab it.

        As for yard work: I hated it till I bought a house! Now I call it Play In The Yard Day. :)

        1 vote
    2. [4]
      xstresedg Link Parent
      Dungeon as in Dungeon!? I just played that a few months ago for the first time. I was in the process of transcribing the manual rules to make a tweaked version for my friends based on the original...

      Dungeon as in Dungeon!? I just played that a few months ago for the first time. I was in the process of transcribing the manual rules to make a tweaked version for my friends based on the original Legend of Zelda haha I haven't finished transcribing though. Sitting in my OneNote (and now Indigrid) waiting to be completed. Then I have to design a map to layout, and then figure out how the hell I'm going to make a board of my own. I'm digging a hole for myself that I can't find a way out of.

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        Adam_Black_Arts Link Parent
        Yup! The 1981 version: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/424735/dungeon It was in REAL NICE shape, too. Box a bit beat up, but everything was inside and looks like it's been played maybe five times.

        Yup! The 1981 version: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/424735/dungeon

        It was in REAL NICE shape, too. Box a bit beat up, but everything was inside and looks like it's been played maybe five times.

        2 votes
        1. [2]
          xstresedg Link Parent
          That's awesome! I hope you enjoy the heck out of it!

          That's awesome! I hope you enjoy the heck out of it!

          1 vote
          1. Adam_Black_Arts Link Parent
            It's been a ton of fun so far! The Missus and I have been having a good time. :)

            It's been a ton of fun so far! The Missus and I have been having a good time. :)

            2 votes
  7. [5]
    ThatFanficGuy Link
    the only reason I know it's Friday is because of this thread appearing in the feed I have this idea for a prototype of a game that I'd like to experiment with. I want to find out if it work well...

    the only reason I know it's Friday is because of this thread appearing in the feed

    I have this idea for a prototype of a game that I'd like to experiment with. I want to find out if it work well as a small, plot-driven game set entirely within the confines of a fictional smartphone. The smartphone in question houses an AI that shows peculiar, though not entirely fictional qualities.

    There's a lot of sci-fi fiction going around that drum up fears of AI as an idea: that they would necessarily develop malicious consciousness and seek to kill off humanity, or conquer the world, or some other nonsense. I just want to see how my vision of an AI works out – that which is not unlike what Person of Interest has portrayed in both of their ASIs.

    4 votes
    1. [4]
      hungariantoast Link Parent
      Then my job here is done. As far as the game goes, it sounds interesting and I think you should pursue it. I haven't seen the show you mentioned (looked it up, going to watch) but anything that...

      the only reason I know it's Friday is because of this thread appearing in the feed

      Then my job here is done.

      As far as the game goes, it sounds interesting and I think you should pursue it. I haven't seen the show you mentioned (looked it up, going to watch) but anything that isn't an "AI = Evil" storyline is already interesting.

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
        I think I was inspired, for this particular idea, by a manifesto I'd read. It talks about incorporating device-local AI to analyze the user's patterns and formulate personal suggestions, instead...

        I think I was inspired, for this particular idea, by a manifesto I'd read. It talks about incorporating device-local AI to analyze the user's patterns and formulate personal suggestions, instead of sending the same data to corporate servers where it can be analyzed for ads.

        2 votes
        1. [2]
          hungariantoast Link Parent
          That does sound like an interesting, different paradigm from what I immediately think about when I hear the words "smartphone" and "AI." Thanks, I'll give that page a read. (And hey, if it hasn't...

          That does sound like an interesting, different paradigm from what I immediately think about when I hear the words "smartphone" and "AI." Thanks, I'll give that page a read.

          (And hey, if it hasn't been submitted already, it seems like good material to post a topic on)

          2 votes
          1. ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
            Thanks for the suggestion. I just did.

            (And hey, if it hasn't been submitted already, it seems like good material to post a topic on)

            Thanks for the suggestion. I just did.

            2 votes
  8. [2]
    SleepyGary Link
    Cleaning the garage, getting the workshop ready for nicer weather.

    Cleaning the garage, getting the workshop ready for nicer weather.

    4 votes
    1. asoftbird Link Parent
      I'm with you here. I'm renting a dorm room in a regular house split up into six rooms and recently got the chance to also rent the shed in the garden for use as a workshop. It's small and l had to...

      I'm with you here. I'm renting a dorm room in a regular house split up into six rooms and recently got the chance to also rent the shed in the garden for use as a workshop. It's small and l had to clean out all the furniture inside because it was formerly used by the landlord to store stuff. Thankfully it disassembled nicely and now quite literally takes up 99% less space, just have to put things together when they ask me to.

      I've moved my tools over to the shed; an old stick welder l bought a month ago plus all the accessoiries, angle grinder, bench vise and a small workshop storage cart l also bought a month ago that l still need to clean.

      I still need some kind of workbench though so l'm planning to gather up some steel and weld myself a nice, small but sturdy table that can take a beating. Not sure on the specifics yet but l'll figure something out. l'll also need to move the fluorescent tube lamp because l keep banging my head into it, and set up a fume extractor/filter so l can weld inside the shed safely(because outside means l blind the whole neighborhood).

      Still fairly new to all of this stuff but it's a fun pastime and honestly very refreshing to start from nothing and make my own stuff.
      What's your workshop like?

      1 vote
  9. [4]
    alyaza Link
    more cynical than probably anybody else will be, but probably trying and failing to get more sleep and continuing to stave off a long-running emotional collapse, so that's irritating. on a lighter...

    more cynical than probably anybody else will be, but probably trying and failing to get more sleep and continuing to stave off a long-running emotional collapse, so that's irritating.

    on a lighter note, maybe i'll finish this article for my wiki over yonder at some point this weekend, since i haven't made an edit there in like four months or something.

    The '''Judicial Reform–Minority Representation and Autonomy Act, 1951''', better known as the '''Judicial Reform Act, 1951''' is a current federal statute of the [[Kryfona Kingdom]] that was enacted by the [[38th Assembly of the Kryfonsparliszaiye]] on 17 April, 1952 and enacted into law by King [[Xeriren Awaseq]] later that day. A package of major reform bills aimed at increasing minority representation in the courts, ensuring fairness in the court systems of the Kryfona Kingdom by necessitating translation services, and establishing quotas of diversity for courts in the Kingdom among other things, the Judicial Reform Act, 1951 was one of the most comprehensive overhauls of the judicial system in the history of the Kingdom. It is perhaps most notable for the creation of two minority seats on the [[High Court of the Kryfona Kingdom]], as well as the creation of similar minority seats in other courts at lower levels of the Kingdom, but the bill is also regarded as having established the "Jadozsy rights" standard, which necessitates the recitation of the rights of the accused under the Kryfona constitution when they are detained by law enforcement.

    The Judicial Reform Act, 1951, was the brainchild of Loyalist MPs Voyket Antosz, Gozsiy Kolzsara, and Pajot Murinsz, as well as Yaraan MPs Heyoz Szyinid, Eids Tariz Jodalosku, and Zyŏn Mekar. Almost a full year was spent drafting the legislation before it was even proposed, work having started in January of 1951. While Antosz and Jodalosku were already well known by then for their judicial activism and Kolzsara reused many of his previous independent proposals on representation in the Kingdom's courts into the bill, the bill took extensive drafting because, owing to its purpose, it was a hotbed of potential legal issues. Many of the proposals were of unclear legality even with careful wording, and as such it was not a given that the bill would--even if passed by the Kryfonsparliszaiye--be able to meet constitutional muster. Nonetheless, by the end of 1951 the group was satisfied they had crafted something which might be able to withstand scrutiny.

    3 votes
    1. [3]
      user2 Link Parent
      That emotional collapse. Do you want to tell us about it?

      That emotional collapse. Do you want to tell us about it?

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        alyaza Link Parent
        i would, but honestly it's complicated to a point where it's difficult to really know where to begin. probably the best summary i've bothered to write on the subject at any point is here, though.

        i would, but honestly it's complicated to a point where it's difficult to really know where to begin. probably the best summary i've bothered to write on the subject at any point is here, though.

        3 votes
        1. user2 Link Parent
          I've replied to you in the linked post.

          I've replied to you in the linked post.

          1 vote
  10. Tlon_Uqbar Link
    Surprised I'm the only one, so far. It's Saturday, btw. Usually, I don't care too much about RSD exclusives, but my local shop is dropping some stuff from a recent trip to Japan. Gonna see if I...

    ctrl+F "Record Store Day" 0/0

    Surprised I'm the only one, so far. It's Saturday, btw. Usually, I don't care too much about RSD exclusives, but my local shop is dropping some stuff from a recent trip to Japan. Gonna see if I can snatch up some of those sweet imports.

    3 votes
  11. [3]
    maze Link
    "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield. Many years ago, this book arrived in the mail for me, and there was no indication of who had sent it. I reread it when I need to remind myself that it is...

    "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield.
    Many years ago, this book arrived in the mail for me, and there was no indication of who had sent it. I reread it when I need to remind myself that it is entirely my responsibility to control the creative process in my life.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
      Good book? I hear a lot of positive talk about it.

      Good book? I hear a lot of positive talk about it.

      2 votes
      1. maze Link Parent
        It's a must-read for anyone who is seriously wanting to pursue goals.

        It's a must-read for anyone who is seriously wanting to pursue goals.

        2 votes
  12. PepperJackson Link
    I just started in my PhD lab and we are having a lab party! I've been practicing making pastry lately so I signed up to bring some tonight. I'm a bit nervous that it won't turn out, but everyone...

    I just started in my PhD lab and we are having a lab party!

    I've been practicing making pastry lately so I signed up to bring some tonight. I'm a bit nervous that it won't turn out, but everyone in the lab is cool, so I doubt it will be an issue. I'm also planning on going to the big state farmers market today and hopefully get a new plant for the new house. So I guess I'd say this weekend is relatively busy!

    3 votes
  13. [6]
    xstresedg Link
    Going to a Tattoo expo tomorrow with my partner. She has a tattoo booked in the early afternoon, and I'm going to see what I can find for getting a flash one. Tonight is buying new shoes, as my...

    Going to a Tattoo expo tomorrow with my partner. She has a tattoo booked in the early afternoon, and I'm going to see what I can find for getting a flash one. Tonight is buying new shoes, as my the top fabric part of my left skater shoe separated partially from the rubber bottom, but that's my fault for buying a cheap pair from Walmart. The reason I did was because that style is hard to find nowadays (the fat-lipped style of skate shoe from the late 90s, early to mid 00s. Then Subway and board games.

    Sunday is an open day, so we'll see. Probably play some Rise to Ruins. I don't have any hobbies beyond watching TV and video games, so I'm really boring.

    2 votes
    1. [4]
      ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
      What kinds of games do you play?

      What kinds of games do you play?

      1 vote
      1. [3]
        xstresedg Link Parent
        It's dependent on my mood and mental state. If I want to play a game but don't know what to play, I tend to go with a game I've played before. I will go with a classic of some sort, so looking at...

        It's dependent on my mood and mental state.

        If I want to play a game but don't know what to play, I tend to go with a game I've played before. I will go with a classic of some sort, so looking at either a DOS game like Stronghold or an NES, SNES, or Gameboy game.

        I've been playing a lot of Rise to Ruins recently. I also play some Roguelites like Rogue Legacy or Binding of Isaac. I enjoy Stardew Valley, but also try to find time to play AAAish games like God of War (2018), though I don't play many AAA games. I find most of them seem boring.

        I don't enjoy multiplayer, really. I prefer single player experiences.

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
          Rise to Ruins sounds awesome. Gotta try it. Did you enjoy God of War?

          Rise to Ruins sounds awesome. Gotta try it.

          Did you enjoy God of War?

          1 vote
          1. xstresedg Link Parent
            Rise to Ruins is tough if you play it the way it's designed to be played. It's also developed by one dude, all of the art is hand pixelled. It's wondrous. I did enjoy God of War, up to the point...

            Rise to Ruins is tough if you play it the way it's designed to be played. It's also developed by one dude, all of the art is hand pixelled. It's wondrous.

            I did enjoy God of War, up to the point I'm at. The first time playing it, though, I found the combat hard to adjust to, but once you do, it's not bad. I was just spoiled from the smooth combat mechanics of Horizon Zero Dawn, after dumping too many hours into it haha.

            2 votes
    2. xstresedg Link Parent
      As a follow up to this: I got a Hannya mask tattoo at the Expo. My partner got a coffee pot with a flower beside it on her arm. I do not have a picture of hers though, just the one of mine (linked...

      As a follow up to this: I got a Hannya mask tattoo at the Expo. My partner got a coffee pot with a flower beside it on her arm. I do not have a picture of hers though, just the one of mine (linked above).

      1 vote
  14. spit-evil-olive-tips Link
    My favorite movie theater here in Seattle, the Cinerama, announced a "1999 rewind" mini festival, so I'm seeing Election tomorrow and Eyes Wide Shut on Sunday. Both of which I've seen before, but...

    My favorite movie theater here in Seattle, the Cinerama, announced a "1999 rewind" mini festival, so I'm seeing Election tomorrow and Eyes Wide Shut on Sunday. Both of which I've seen before, but never on the big screen. Especially excited for Eyes Wide Shut since it's one of my favorite Kubrick movies.

    2 votes
  15. [2]
    Apex Link
    I will be hosting by semi-bi-weekly D&D game tomorrow with some friends, and hopefully finishing off our first adventure. Sunday’s schedule is looking pretty clear, and it’s going to rain all day,...

    I will be hosting by semi-bi-weekly D&D game tomorrow with some friends, and hopefully finishing off our first adventure. Sunday’s schedule is looking pretty clear, and it’s going to rain all day, so I might stay in and try to make some progress on The Witcher 3 or 10 billion other games I’ve accumulated over the years.

    2 votes
    1. masochist Link Parent
      Are you running something from a published adventure or homebrew? Which edition? Would love to hear any craziness that happens this weekend. I commented in the "what are you playing?" thread about...

      Are you running something from a published adventure or homebrew? Which edition? Would love to hear any craziness that happens this weekend. I commented in the "what are you playing?" thread about the game I'm playing in, so would love to hear from you about yours.

      3 votes
  16. oryx Link
    I'll be waiting for Sunday night to roll around. Besides that I'm gonna check out the local record convention on Saturday.

    I'll be waiting for Sunday night to roll around. Besides that I'm gonna check out the local record convention on Saturday.

    2 votes
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    boredop Link
    I'm going to a bar mitzvah in Rochester NY. It's our first family gathering since getting engaged (last weekend) so I'm sure we'll be a center of attention. Blech.

    I'm going to a bar mitzvah in Rochester NY. It's our first family gathering since getting engaged (last weekend) so I'm sure we'll be a center of attention. Blech.

    2 votes
    1. moriarty Link Parent
      Make sure to rain down hard candies at the poor unsuspecting victim :)

      Make sure to rain down hard candies at the poor unsuspecting victim :)

      3 votes
  18. [2]
    univac Link
    Prep for exams. Last semester of college and I want it to end ASAP.

    Prep for exams. Last semester of college and I want it to end ASAP.

    2 votes
  19. cwagner Link
    Drinking with my wife and a friend while playing Wizards first and Cards Against Humanity afterwards :)

    Drinking with my wife and a friend while playing Wizards first and Cards Against Humanity afterwards :)

    1 vote