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

37 comments

  1. [3]
    blake Link
    This weekend I hope to get on my motorcycle a lil bit: https://i.imgur.com/r3owsW6.jpg Then I may start doing some rally prep for my car, have a race in a few weeks. I'll be going to the junkyard...

    This weekend I hope to get on my motorcycle a lil bit: https://i.imgur.com/r3owsW6.jpg

    Then I may start doing some rally prep for my car, have a race in a few weeks.

    I'll be going to the junkyard to get some fenders for my brother's rally car.

    Probably going to work on my brother's rally car mostly, swapping an engine, transmission, driveshaft, and differential. All of those will go in easy on Saturday/Sunday, but the wiring will take a month or two.

    9 votes
    1. [2]
      switchy Link Parent
      That is a beautiful bike! Nice to see an older that has been kept stock and not chopped up like everything else...

      That is a beautiful bike! Nice to see an older that has been kept stock and not chopped up like everything else...

      3 votes
      1. blake Link Parent
        Thank you! It does hurt my soul to see some beautiful older bikes all chopped up. I'll never chop this one up, they only made about 6,000 of them. My only modifications are/will be parts from the...

        Thank you! It does hurt my soul to see some beautiful older bikes all chopped up. I'll never chop this one up, they only made about 6,000 of them. My only modifications are/will be parts from the racing version of the bike, and I have an electronic ignition.

        2 votes
  2. [3]
    hungariantoast Link
    First of all, I apologize. I typically try to respond to at least one or two comments in these topics every weekend, but right now and for this past week I haven't had time. Sunday I might have...

    First of all, I apologize. I typically try to respond to at least one or two comments in these topics every weekend, but right now and for this past week I haven't had time. Sunday I might have some free time and if so I'll get around to it then.

    This past week I've been doing math. This weekend I'll be doing math as well, except for Saturday, when I'll be waking up at 5:30 AM to go fishing for the day, because I haven't been fishing in a long time and I want (and need) to at this point.

    So yeah, complete a math assignment, get my fishing license, come home, complete two more math assignments, drive to my friend's place, crash there for the night, get up at 5:30 AM, drive to the lake, fish, come home Saturday night, crash, wake up Sunday morning, do last two math assignments, cry, study for test on Tuesday.

    The lesson here is that putting off starting your homework until Wednesday is not fun. Though, in my defense, I only started so late because I transferred classes.

    I won't have time this weekend, but since I will be recording a GPS track of my drive to the lake, I plan on eventually examining that track and mapping the areas along it, such as any spots we stop at. Gas stations and convenience stores along highways in the US are very undermapped and are actually useful features compared to the dumb stuff I normally map. I'll also take a look at the lake and see if there are any slipways, piers, parking lots, roads, trees, street lamps, etc. that have not been mapped and complete as much of that as I can.

    (I'm also thinking about starting a blog. I just have some things I want to write about and share with places like Tildes, Lobsters, and maybe even Hacker News and a blog is the easiest way to do that. Posts would be infrequent, probably not more than one a month. Should I just write the whole damn thing by hand? I actually don't mind doing this, but for a blog that I hope to contribute to monthly for years to come... Anyways, checking out Hugo and Jekyll is on my todo list, but I'd love to hear recommendations from others, even if it's just your own little generator that you think looks quite pretty, I'd love to see it.)

    8 votes
    1. Deimos Link Parent
      I'd probably use one of the existing blog generators, unless you really want to use it as a project to teach yourself a new language or something. There are so many capable ones already that you'd...

      I'd probably use one of the existing blog generators, unless you really want to use it as a project to teach yourself a new language or something. There are so many capable ones already that you'd just end up duplicating a lot of work other people have already done instead of spending time on the writing that you actually wanted to do.

      I use Pelican for the Tildes static sites (Blog and Docs). It's worked well for me, but I'm not trying to do anything very complex with it. Since it's Python and Jinja templates that's the same tech as the site itself uses, so that's nice.

      4 votes
    2. rmgr Link Parent
      I run a Hugo blog for weird RPG stuff I wrote sometimes through github pages and it's SUPER easy. I just use the deploy script on their wiki which keeps a git repo of my source files updated and...

      I run a Hugo blog for weird RPG stuff I wrote sometimes through github pages and it's SUPER easy. I just use the deploy script on their wiki which keeps a git repo of my source files updated and then uploads the compiled site to a second repository.

      1 vote
  3. [2]
    moriarty Link
    I have just become an American citizen today! 4 years of really frustrating bureaucracy came to an end, and just in time for my newborn in a few months. My colleagues draped my desk with a massive...

    I have just become an American citizen today! 4 years of really frustrating bureaucracy came to an end, and just in time for my newborn in a few months. My colleagues draped my desk with a massive American flag, had a MAGA hat on my monitor and a concealed permit application form on my desk.
    Going to celebrate this weekend by mowing my lawn, BBQing and having a long game of Battlestar Galactica with beers and friends.

    8 votes
    1. patience_limited Link Parent
      Congratulations! I've had a few friends get U.S. citizenship over the years - it's a difficult process and I respect your patience.

      Congratulations! I've had a few friends get U.S. citizenship over the years - it's a difficult process and I respect your patience.

      5 votes
  4. imperialismus (edited ) Link
    My little brother (who's nearly a decade younger than me) is about to graduate high school, he just had his last exam today. So I'm planning to go see what's probably his last home game on the...

    My little brother (who's nearly a decade younger than me) is about to graduate high school, he just had his last exam today. So I'm planning to go see what's probably his last home game on the local soccer team on Sunday. He'll be moving away somewhere (destination as yet uncertain) to study this fall.

    Also, I just got started reading War and Peace. Ask me how that's going in a couple of months, haha.

    Tonight, though, I plan to get moderately drunk and just chill, listen to music, whatever. Probably can't be bothered to actually go anywhere, although we'll see whether I feel like hitting the hay or hitting the bar once my beer runs out.

    7 votes
  5. [2]
    SUD0 Link
    Two bachelor parties! Both of the grooms are buddies of mine from college. Should be a great time. The first one, we are getting measured for our rental suits then going out to a brewery tour. We...

    Two bachelor parties! Both of the grooms are buddies of mine from college. Should be a great time. The first one, we are getting measured for our rental suits then going out to a brewery tour. We are also going to an Indians game, but I can't go. I have to bail a little early so that I can make it to the other party that same day. The second one we rented a cabin in Hocking Hills. There will be lots of booze and board games, so I'm pretty stoked :)

    3 votes
    1. frickindeal Link Parent
      Hello, fellow Ohioan. I'll be doing the Rib Burn Off at Tri-C in Parma either Saturday or Sunday, depending on which the family decides is better. I've learned not to rock the boat and just go...

      Hello, fellow Ohioan. I'll be doing the Rib Burn Off at Tri-C in Parma either Saturday or Sunday, depending on which the family decides is better. I've learned not to rock the boat and just go along. Shame the Indians aren't playing very well, but I miss the days of having season tickets and every game being a sellout.

      2 votes
  6. [3]
    lepigpen Link
    As usual, as I always post in this thread, I will be filming local sports. Namely BMX freestyle. Since I always end up posting this I might as well ask, is there anything you all would like to...

    As usual, as I always post in this thread, I will be filming local sports. Namely BMX freestyle. Since I always end up posting this I might as well ask, is there anything you all would like to see? Anything yall would like to know about this stuff? Sometimes I skate or surf as well. Depends on the conditions and my body.

    ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vu4iW9sQcw

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      antiolrach Link Parent
      I don’t know the first thing about BMX, but that looks fun as hell! Is there purpose-built bike places, or would you normally just go to a skate park and use the stuff there? Again, I don’t know...

      I don’t know the first thing about BMX, but that looks fun as hell! Is there purpose-built bike places, or would you normally just go to a skate park and use the stuff there? Again, I don’t know shit about this stuff

      3 votes
      1. lepigpen Link Parent
        There are a very select few bike only facilities. Some places, such as the Vans parks in SoCal, have bike days or bike hours. And a lot of places around the world tend to have a 'turn the other...

        There are a very select few bike only facilities. Some places, such as the Vans parks in SoCal, have bike days or bike hours. And a lot of places around the world tend to have a 'turn the other cheek' philosophy where as long as people are safely using the facility on whatever board, bike, scooter, roller blade whatever it's fine.

        Being in Los Angeles there are a TON of skateboarders and even though there are also a ton of bikers the relationship is always hit or miss. Luckily for me, I just dislike people/crowds/lines in general so I only go places really early so I'm usually alone or practically alone. Pro tip, douchebags like to sleep in :D lol

        To add to this, bike parks and skate parks are indeed designed differently. Bike parks are on average twice the size of skateparks, for various reasons that are mostly obvious. Also bike parks include much more ramps and transitions on average. Whereas some skateparks don't include a single "ramp" and consisnt solely of rails, ledges, and stairs. That said, really talented riders can definitely make use of the opposite discipline's facilities. There are great "street" bike riders and there are great "transition" skateboarders.

        3 votes
  7. apoctr Link
    Well, given this week's exams went alright, the last stretch of revision before I'm finally finished. Cue the associated paranoia that because the last exam was easy, the next will be impossible.

    Well, given this week's exams went alright, the last stretch of revision before I'm finally finished. Cue the associated paranoia that because the last exam was easy, the next will be impossible.

    2 votes
  8. [2]
    DonQuixote Link
    Started reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being this week. It's philosophical in a novelistic way, which I wasn't expecting. One note, though. Early on there's a spoiler for Anna Karenina, but...

    Started reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being this week. It's philosophical in a novelistic way, which I wasn't expecting. One note, though. Early on there's a spoiler for Anna Karenina, but I've been told that I saw the movie. Guess I fell asleep somewhere in the middle.

    That and evening walks after a grueling week at work.

    2 votes
    1. patience_limited Link Parent
      The Unbearable Lightness of Being is one of my favorite books, and Milan Kundera is always worth reading. The movie is beautiful as well. Enjoy!

      The Unbearable Lightness of Being is one of my favorite books, and Milan Kundera is always worth reading. The movie is beautiful as well. Enjoy!

      1 vote
  9. Nep Link
    I have a lot of projects to do. I'm probably going to eat Taco bell, not sure. But I need to work on a lot of things for school, which is a drag

    I have a lot of projects to do. I'm probably going to eat Taco bell, not sure. But I need to work on a lot of things for school, which is a drag

    2 votes
  10. [6]
    patience_limited Link
    Moving across the United States. I've been quiet here for a bit because we just spent the last two days packing, loading the truck, and doing final real estate and house stuff. We are now heading...

    Moving across the United States. I've been quiet here for a bit because we just spent the last two days packing, loading the truck, and doing final real estate and house stuff. We are now heading to the quietest bar we can find in South Florida to unwind before the next leg of the journey.

    2 votes
    1. [5]
      moriarty Link Parent
      Oh nice! Where are you moving off to?

      Oh nice! Where are you moving off to?

      1 vote
      1. [4]
        patience_limited Link Parent
        Northwestern Michigan. The Third Coast is the best coast - South Florida is not agreeing with us. We've endured twelve years of crowding, pollution, frightening weather, evil traffic, high living...

        Northwestern Michigan. The Third Coast is the best coast - South Florida is not agreeing with us. We've endured twelve years of crowding, pollution, frightening weather, evil traffic, high living costs, lack of the outdoor and cultural activities we enjoy. Spouse works remotely, and I threw in the towel on a job that was burning me extra crispy.

        4 votes
        1. patience_limited Link Parent
          Also, we failed to find a quiet bar, but did discover one that has Sinebrychoff Porter, one of the best beers on the planet and very hard to find. Winning!

          Also, we failed to find a quiet bar, but did discover one that has Sinebrychoff Porter, one of the best beers on the planet and very hard to find. Winning!

          1 vote
        2. [2]
          moriarty Link Parent
          Wow, that's going to make quite the weather shock. Both myself and my spouse come from very hot places (in fact, the exact same latitude, 10k miles apart). We hated summers there, but now that...

          Wow, that's going to make quite the weather shock. Both myself and my spouse come from very hot places (in fact, the exact same latitude, 10k miles apart). We hated summers there, but now that we've moved to northern OR, we constantly complain about how cold it is.

          1 vote
          1. patience_limited Link Parent
            I'm from the depths of Michigan, so the weather won't be a surprise, even if it takes a while to adapt to it again. My former work involved 4-season travel around the U.S., and Kansas or Minnesota...

            I'm from the depths of Michigan, so the weather won't be a surprise, even if it takes a while to adapt to it again.

            My former work involved 4-season travel around the U.S., and Kansas or Minnesota in January kept the memory of winter alive. By contrast, Houston or Miami, or Los Angeles are far less livable, and Phoenix in August is a preview of Hades.

            I've been in Portland during January and February; it rarely freezes, but the dark and damp winters were a trial.

            2 votes
  11. Hypersapien Link
    DC Pride with girlfriend and other friends

    DC Pride with girlfriend and other friends

    2 votes
  12. eve Link
    Hanging out with da besty. We like to hang out for a day, talk for half and then like draw for the other half. It's so nice to be able to hang and then have that good, solid draw time! I'm also...

    Hanging out with da besty. We like to hang out for a day, talk for half and then like draw for the other half. It's so nice to be able to hang and then have that good, solid draw time! I'm also going to start on my Mari Kondo journey and start tidying and cleaning up. I need to start that so when my SO and I move in, it'll be easier to pack up and have less clutter around! I am also going to sleep in a bit and bake donuts.

    1 vote
  13. acdw Link
    working an event tomorrow,not sure what else. do more audiomo? probably.

    working an event tomorrow,not sure what else. do more audiomo? probably.

    1 vote
  14. moocow1452 Link
    Either going to or talking myself out of going to a grad party out of state. Because it's a long ass drive and I'm traveling with family, so to go to a Saturday afternoon party, I'm likely leaving...

    Either going to or talking myself out of going to a grad party out of state. Because it's a long ass drive and I'm traveling with family, so to go to a Saturday afternoon party, I'm likely leaving early tomorrow and going to be back noontime Sunday, if we don't get side tracked, which odds are good.

    1 vote
  15. switchy Link
    Long weekend! Attempt two of my sourdough baking adventure (the culture isn't particularly vigorous since it's quite cold)...

    Long weekend! Attempt two of my sourdough baking adventure (the culture isn't particularly vigorous since it's quite cold)...

    1 vote
  16. [4]
    Parliament Link
    Starting a week long vacation with a wedding in the Rocky Mountains. The altitude is already getting me!

    Starting a week long vacation with a wedding in the Rocky Mountains. The altitude is already getting me!

    1 vote
    1. [3]
      andre Link Parent
      My fiancee and I are thinking of getting married in the Rockies, somewhere outdoors with a lot of trees. If that's similar to the venue you're going to, I'd love to hear how much you liked /...

      My fiancee and I are thinking of getting married in the Rockies, somewhere outdoors with a lot of trees. If that's similar to the venue you're going to, I'd love to hear how much you liked / didn't like it!

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        Parliament Link Parent
        It was a beautiful wedding. Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, CO. We stayed in Winter Park and loved exploring there. I can give you more detail about our trip if you’d like - it was Winter Park...

        It was a beautiful wedding. Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, CO. We stayed in Winter Park and loved exploring there. I can give you more detail about our trip if you’d like - it was Winter Park -> Boulder -> Denver. I live in the Appalachians though and would say we have more tree-covered mountain landscape than Colorado. Just depends on what exactly you’re looking for.

        1 vote
        1. andre Link Parent
          Thanks for the reply, and especially the tip about checking out the Appalachians. I've looked around a bit, and it seems more in line with what we're wanting!

          Thanks for the reply, and especially the tip about checking out the Appalachians. I've looked around a bit, and it seems more in line with what we're wanting!

          1 vote
  17. [2]
    andre Link
    I'm finally getting around to fixing my E46 M3 after putting it on jack stands over a year ago and not touching it since. I was finally able to find some time last weekend to track down a clunk in...

    I'm finally getting around to fixing my E46 M3 after putting it on jack stands over a year ago and not touching it since. I was finally able to find some time last weekend to track down a clunk in the front suspension to a ball joint on the lower control arm. Unfortunately, ball joints aren't replaceable on the M3 - you have the replace the entire LCA.

    I ordered a pair (the car has 95k miles, they're both pretty worn), and they arrived yesterday. I've already pulled the old ones off, and will be putting the new ones on tomorrow. Looking forward to driving the car again!

    1 vote
    1. mwksl Link Parent
      Did you buy it used or were you the first owner? There always seems to be something meditative about maintaining a car properly – in different ways depending on if you made the mess or if someone...

      Did you buy it used or were you the first owner? There always seems to be something meditative about maintaining a car properly – in different ways depending on if you made the mess or if someone else did!

      1 vote
  18. mwksl Link
    Going to finish up Influence: The Power of Persuasion, hack away a bit at my side project, and reward myself by exploring the lightshope project!

    Going to finish up Influence: The Power of Persuasion, hack away a bit at my side project, and reward myself by exploring the lightshope project!

    1 vote
  19. skullkid2424 Link
    I need to sleep in to catch up on sleep...but we'll see if that happens. Today (sat) I hung out with a few people for Pokemon Go's community day. Tomorrow is a game of ultimate (frisbee).

    I need to sleep in to catch up on sleep...but we'll see if that happens.

    Today (sat) I hung out with a few people for Pokemon Go's community day.

    Tomorrow is a game of ultimate (frisbee).

    1 vote