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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?

19 comments

  1. blake (edited ) Link
    Rally racing tomorrow!! So prep the car today (oil change and what not), race all day tomorrow, then Sunday I'll probably rest. Maybe do a little work on my brother's rally car. Here's a sneaky...

    Rally racing tomorrow!!

    So prep the car today (oil change and what not), race all day tomorrow, then Sunday I'll probably rest. Maybe do a little work on my brother's rally car.

    Here's a sneaky peaky of the rally car in progress: https://i.imgur.com/4o3fe0q.jpg

    10 votes
  2. Gaywallet Link
    SF pride! Going to visit the gf in Berkeley and I think she's found two play parties this weekend? 😂 Walking with my work in the parade on Sunday. Feels a bit corporate for my tastes but it should...

    SF pride! Going to visit the gf in Berkeley and I think she's found two play parties this weekend? 😂

    Walking with my work in the parade on Sunday. Feels a bit corporate for my tastes but it should be fun. It's been a while since I've actually been to the pride parade.

    8 votes
  3. patience_limited (edited ) Link
    Gradually winding down the fascinating (?) Tetris game of trying to consolidate a house's worth of stuff into an apartment. Listen up, kids - definitely prioritize experiences over things,...

    Gradually winding down the fascinating (?) Tetris game of trying to consolidate a house's worth of stuff into an apartment.

    Listen up, kids - definitely prioritize experiences over things, including the things you keep to memorialize experiences.

    Even after what we thought was ruthless purging, there's still the whole shelf of photo albums, the artwork we were in love with that may never make it back out of the shipping boxes, and That Box Which Shall Not Be Spoken Of (has my deceased mother's pottery in it).

    6 votes
  4. Neverland (edited ) Link
    I missed this last week, so I'll give a delayed response. I got to hang out with my brother in Prague all last week! It's only a couple hour drive for me, but he flies in from Seattle for work...

    I missed this last week, so I'll give a delayed response.

    I got to hang out with my brother in Prague all last week! It's only a couple hour drive for me, but he flies in from Seattle for work once a year and it's the highlight of my year.

    We save up and go a bit hedonistic. We ate once at Field and twice at Sansho. Those meals were all amazing. I highly recommend both places, though Field is more expensive.

    Story Time:
    One day I got my sleep schedule thrown off by some previous US-timezone meetings. I couldn't sleep and I had just bought a vintage lens at photog heaven. I realized that I am lucky to be in Prague and that I shouldn't waste any time there. So I packed my backpack and asked the lovely gents at our hotel bar where to go late night. They sent me to a local 3 level subterranean bar which was open until 4AM. It was a great recommendation. Afterwards I walked around taking photos, and eventually remembered that "after-hours" is a thing. So I searched Google Maps for that term around 6 AM. I was not disappointed! I ended up at Le Clan. This place was ridiculous to find. I had the address but could not find the entrance. I saw some younger folks hanging out and smoking outside, like a half block away, I heard bass coming from somewhere... but no freaking door. I had given up and started to walk away when I thought "that's what they want me to do!" So I turned around and kept looking. Eventually, exactly at the address on Gmaps, which appeared to be a run-down retail store I saw a tiny oil painting that said "Le Clan" with an arrow pointing at the door. Right when I was about to ring the bell, the door was opened by a super-beefy security guard. Things happened in there.. like movie stuff.. I just had a couple beers and some Havana Club while talking to a guy about politics. Hours later I emerged with an Omaha/Dublin based American film director, and his Georgian sound guy (ex-IBM dev) and we walked up to the park and smoked while watching the day begin.

    I then tried to explain all that to my brother while he got ready for his all-hands team building thing.

    It was a great week. Though I think I can only handle that kind of thing for about a week per year these days.

    edits: formatting, storytelling, photo link

    4 votes
  5. hungariantoast (edited ) Link
    Hm, the script I've been using to post these recurring topics failed when it ran at 11:00 AM today, but I don't know why. This topic was thirty minutes late as a result though. Oh boy, finals are...

    Hm, the script I've been using to post these recurring topics failed when it ran at 11:00 AM today, but I don't know why. This topic was thirty minutes late as a result though.


    Oh boy, finals are due by July 3rd and I'm a little worried. I bombed my last mathematics test, but what's even worse is that I don't know what my current grade is, which means I don't know what I need to make on the final to pass the class, or even how the final affects our grade. On top of that, I have twelve sketches, a presentation, a building analysis project, and my other final also due by July 3rd for my architecture class. Busy busy busy.

    Can't wait for the five days of peace I get after all this is done though.

    That's it, really. I've just got a bunch of school related stuff to do. I recently installed Arch Linux back onto my desktop and might start configuring and living in it this weekend and I started mapping a hospital on OpenStreetMap yesterday, but I don't know if I'll feel like bothering with any of that by the time I get done with all the homework. Woo.

    3 votes
  6. alyaza Link
    catching up on some of my incredibly long reading list. i have it at 113 books and articles currently, which seems like a lot but i also read a lot and i tend to read fairly quickly when i...

    catching up on some of my incredibly long reading list. i have it at 113 books and articles currently, which seems like a lot but i also read a lot and i tend to read fairly quickly when i actually have the time to.

    3 votes
  7. first Link
    Working. Sigh.

    Working. Sigh.

    3 votes
  8. banned Link
    Half dying due to the heat and playing some more interactions on my server.

    Half dying due to the heat and playing some more interactions on my server.

    3 votes
  9. [5]
    apoctr Link
    I've got nothing but spare time on my hands currently, so yo quiero aprender(estudiar?) español because it was something I did poorly at in school despite wanting to do well. Due to previous...

    I've got nothing but spare time on my hands currently, so yo quiero aprender(estudiar?) español because it was something I did poorly at in school despite wanting to do well. Due to previous education and the similarity of many words I have a fairly wide vocabulary base, but I'm not confident in my grammar beyond the basics.

    Does anyone know of any good resources (either plain informative webpages or more interactive sites/apps) in this area?

    2 votes
    1. euphoria066 Link Parent
      If your vocab is good enough now, I really like watching English sitcoms with the (for me, Brazilian Portuguese) subtitles turned on. It's helpful to see how they translate things for people just...

      If your vocab is good enough now, I really like watching English sitcoms with the (for me, Brazilian Portuguese) subtitles turned on. It's helpful to see how they translate things for people just talking to each other. Probably my Brazilian would make me sound like a Chandler Bing now, though.

      3 votes
    2. [3]
      mftrhu Link Parent
      If your problem was with vocabulary I'd suggest Anki, but for grammar - not sure. Have you looked at /r/languagelearning and /r/learnspanish yet? Paralleltext might also come in handy.

      If your problem was with vocabulary I'd suggest Anki, but for grammar - not sure. Have you looked at /r/languagelearning and /r/learnspanish yet? Paralleltext might also come in handy.

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        apoctr Link Parent
        Not as of yet, I suppose it shouldn't surprise me there are subreddits dedicated to learning languages. From my understanding, Spanish grammar isn't too different from English. But I get hung up...

        Not as of yet, I suppose it shouldn't surprise me there are subreddits dedicated to learning languages.

        From my understanding, Spanish grammar isn't too different from English. But I get hung up on small things such as whether the pronoun "yo" should go before "quiero".

        1 vote
        1. mftrhu Link Parent
          Yeah, there's pretty much a sub for everything, even incredibly niche topics. It's where Reddit actually shines. With a decent vocabulary I'd probably try to tackle this by just... looking for...

          Not as of yet, I suppose it shouldn't surprise me there are subreddits dedicated to learning languages.

          Yeah, there's pretty much a sub for everything, even incredibly niche topics. It's where Reddit actually shines.

          From my understanding, Spanish grammar isn't too different from English. But I get hung up on small things such as whether the pronoun "yo" should go before "quiero".

          With a decent vocabulary I'd probably try to tackle this by just... looking for books or articles in Spanish, and reading, reading, reading. Podcasts are another option, or grammar books, but I never liked the latter very much.

          1 vote
  10. Parliament (edited ) Link
    I’m going to our local soccer club’s game on Saturday then walking 18 holes of golf super early by myself Sunday. Just watching the USWNT game against France this afternoon and eating at our fave...

    I’m going to our local soccer club’s game on Saturday then walking 18 holes of golf super early by myself Sunday. Just watching the USWNT game against France this afternoon and eating at our fave hole in the wall Mexican place for an early din. The US is up 1-0 as of this message! On Fox if you’re US.

    2 votes
  11. Kirisame Link
    Video games! I've started going to tournaments for Under Night In-Birth, my new favourite fighting game as of a few months ago. I've got a lot of situations to practice, from my notes from my last...

    Video games! I've started going to tournaments for Under Night In-Birth, my new favourite fighting game as of a few months ago. I've got a lot of situations to practice, from my notes from my last event.

    I'm slowly improving at Sound Voltex (not my footage; nowhere close to this level yet, lol). But this game needs a trip to the arcade to enjoy, so I might not get around to this one.

    I'm also hoping to make some good progress on my Bloodstained playthrough; I'm going in blind on Nightmare mode, so it's pretty slow-going. Lots of dying trying to trek from one save room to the next. I suppose I'm a little masochistic, though -- it's a blast, and I recommend it to any fans of Metroidvania games.

    2 votes
  12. mftrhu (edited ) Link
    I am going to try to get a full night of sleep. Summers don't agree with me, and this summer has been especially bad. I can't wait for winter to be back. Otherwise... studying. Messing around with...

    I am going to try to get a full night of sleep. Summers don't agree with me, and this summer has been especially bad. I can't wait for winter to be back.

    Otherwise... studying. Messing around with gopher, maybe. Not sure, but I don't have any plans.

    Edit: was trying to get a bee out of my room, pulled the shutters up, shutters remained up. Had to climb on a ladder at 23:30 to try to coax the shutters back down, just so I won't get a face-full of Summer Sun™ by six in the morning. I was only partially successful.

    2 votes
  13. Staross Link
    Staying sheltered inside to escape the heat wave and watching some dota (last major before the international).

    Staying sheltered inside to escape the heat wave and watching some dota (last major before the international).

    2 votes
  14. alyaza Link
    despite my optimism, what i ended up doing in practice for the latter half of this weekend (most of sunday) was dealing with a fucking idiot's efforts to lob a rape accusation tied to someone's...

    despite my optimism, what i ended up doing in practice for the latter half of this weekend (most of sunday) was dealing with a fucking idiot's efforts to lob a rape accusation tied to someone's real name--false, of course, making it even better--into the general vicinity of my friend group, which has resulted in me having to parse it all out which is just a clusterfuck. they're still doubling down, which all but ensures i'll be dealing with this today and probably tomorrow too, which owns.

    great way to end a week, honestly. at least i'm not directly involved this time!

    1 vote