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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?

26 comments

  1. [4]
    AlarmedConflict
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    3 x 24 packs of Coronas, and the Highschool homies. Should be a good time

    3 x 24 packs of Coronas, and the Highschool homies. Should be a good time

    7 votes
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      mrbig
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      I love cigar, pipes, etc. Last time our group played poker, my best friend smoked so many cigars he lost the sense of taste for two weeks. He didn't have any class, smoking fine cigars one after...

      I love cigar, pipes, etc. Last time our group played poker, my best friend smoked so many cigars he lost the sense of taste for two weeks. He didn't have any class, smoking fine cigars one after another like cheap cigarettes and blowing smoke into soda bottles. He didn't deserve my expensive tobacco :(

      1 vote
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        AlarmedConflict
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        I love cigars too ! My favorite is a padrone especial with a Mexican coke. I don’t think I could stomach more than one a night tho

        I love cigars too ! My favorite is a padrone especial with a Mexican coke. I don’t think I could stomach more than one a night tho

        2 votes
        1. mrbig
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          We have good cigars in Brazil. There are a few manufacturers from Cuba that established themselves here. The state where I live houses most of them, so there are lots of quality cheap cigars, pipe...

          We have good cigars in Brazil. There are a few manufacturers from Cuba that established themselves here. The state where I live houses most of them, so there are lots of quality cheap cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff... you name it. The climate helps too.

          2 votes
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    Amarok
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    I was going to finish mowing our 5+ acres, which hasn't been bushwhacked properly in 3 years. I've gotten it about 80% of the way done. I was finishing up one of the hairier areas an hour ago when...

    I was going to finish mowing our 5+ acres, which hasn't been bushwhacked properly in 3 years. I've gotten it about 80% of the way done. I was finishing up one of the hairier areas an hour ago when my tractor discovered a wonderful pit of quicksand and embedded itself in seconds. I can't lift it out because all that does is make my boots sink a half meter into clay mud. Bonus, one of the supports for the mower deck broke off from the pressure, so I've got a nice welding job on my hands if I can get the mower out. I expect I'll have to wait for friends to come over this weekend to get it out of there.

    So, I'm contenting myself with taking a chainsaw to every low branch on every tree I can reach and cutting up four downed trees that are still laying around. Chainsaws are a wonderful way to get rid of aggression. I picked a fine week to quit smoking. I have bottomless nicotine-deprived rage on my hands right now. Great fuel for yard work. I hope it goes away soon or they'll be finding me dead of a heart attack sometime next week.

    At least the weather is nice. sigh

    5 votes
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      Amarok
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      Ah, busy day. Worst of the smoking withdrawal is over. The downed trees are toast, nephew has another half cord of free firewood. Tractor is fixed, mowing is almost completed. There's an acre of...

      Ah, busy day. Worst of the smoking withdrawal is over. The downed trees are toast, nephew has another half cord of free firewood. Tractor is fixed, mowing is almost completed. There's an acre of tall grass left shot through like a pollinator's paradise with goldenrod, milkweed, thistle, bee balm, knapweed, etc. I just don't have the heart to cut it down until September. I was mowing around it today and there were so many butterflies and bumblebees and honeybees (wild ones!) that I'm not going to deprive them of their food supply.

      Tomorrow will be branch trimming day.

      3 votes
      1. cfabbro
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        I know how you feel with not wanting to disturb the pollinators. We have a bunch of wild vines growing all over the wrought-iron fence in our back yard that I need to pull down, but I have been...

        I know how you feel with not wanting to disturb the pollinators. We have a bunch of wild vines growing all over the wrought-iron fence in our back yard that I need to pull down, but I have been holding off since it's flowering right now and attracting all sorts of beneficial critters. So I will probably end up wait until fall before I do it, even though it's a PITA to mow near it right now since they get in my face while walking past them.

        1 vote
  3. euphoria066
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    tonight I'm putting my eggnog in the fridge for christmastime, and my sister in law and her husband are coming over for dinner and a board game and maybe we'll have a fire? Tomorrow I'm gonna try...

    tonight I'm putting my eggnog in the fridge for christmastime, and my sister in law and her husband are coming over for dinner and a board game and maybe we'll have a fire?

    Tomorrow I'm gonna try making a couple of recipes from this book I picked up yesterday and painting some baseboards black so they can dry, and then sunday I hope to trim my basement with the black baseboards so that our games room finally looks kind of done instead of torn apart! I painted it ages ago (probably march) and then we had some professional work done on our basement so everything has been poly-ed off forever!

    3 votes
  4. Gaywallet
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    Today I'll probably do some exercise of some sort. Monster of the week (pen and paper rpg) on Saturday. Up your alley (SF kink pride event) on Sunday. Just decided to purchase Fire Emblem 3 houses...

    Today I'll probably do some exercise of some sort. Monster of the week (pen and paper rpg) on Saturday. Up your alley (SF kink pride event) on Sunday.

    Just decided to purchase Fire Emblem 3 houses today despite having a large backlog. Might play that a bit too.

    Trying to keep busy and distracted.

    3 votes
  5. CALICO
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    I'm not entirely sure yet. My schedule is pretty hectic over here right now; I'm all over the place and every day I'm somewhere else doing something else. I'll be working through the whole...

    I'm not entirely sure yet. My schedule is pretty hectic over here right now; I'm all over the place and every day I'm somewhere else doing something else. I'll be working through the whole weekend, at least.

    I've checked out the gyms at every base here by now, pretty impressed with the main one at Ali Al Salem. I'm thinking I'm gonna get back into my old routine by tomorrow. It's been too long, and I want my dope-ass shoulders back.

    2 votes
  6. hungariantoast
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    Lazy weekend for me this time around. No real plans other than staying home. Yesterday, I was testing out a nice script that is, basically, supposed to reset my Linux installation to a default...

    Lazy weekend for me this time around. No real plans other than staying home.

    Yesterday, I was testing out a nice script that is, basically, supposed to reset my Linux installation to a default state defined in the script. Everything worked great, until I rebooted. First, it started with the microcode images not being found by grub, now I've managed to solve that but am getting kernel panics on every boot.

    So, after playing around with that for a few hours yesterday, today I'm going to just walk through the Arch installation guide again and see what I am missing. Once I get everything fixed I'll update the script to prevent whatever happened last time and try it again.

    This issue prevented me from finishing other tasks yesterday, which is mildly annoying.

    Other than that, I'd like to complete the outline for my second blog post and actually start working on making the blog itself, since right now it is just a single page.

    Finally, I still have a bunch of unfinished mapping projects for OpenStreetMap that I'd like to finish and push to the map, including the mapping of random villages and camps in Wadi Rum, because why not.

    EDIT: Oh, well... That was easier to fix than expected.

    2 votes
  7. mrbig
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    I'll try to go through a good portion of Colt Steele's WebDev Udemy course. Web development is not something I dream with, but a very motivational opportunity came up, $ if you know what I mean $.

    I'll try to go through a good portion of Colt Steele's WebDev Udemy course. Web development is not something I dream with, but a very motivational opportunity came up, $ if you know what I mean $.

    2 votes
  8. Ravus
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    Watch the end of ESA Summer and try to not melt in this wretched heatwave. My wife and daughter are away tonight so it's very peaceful!

    Watch the end of ESA Summer and try to not melt in this wretched heatwave. My wife and daughter are away tonight so it's very peaceful!

    2 votes
  9. Hypersapien
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    Doing the last bit of packing before moving on the 5th, and making a bit more garb and helping my girlfriend do the same before going to Pennsic on Monday (or possibly Tuesday, we aren't quite...

    Doing the last bit of packing before moving on the 5th, and making a bit more garb and helping my girlfriend do the same before going to Pennsic on Monday (or possibly Tuesday, we aren't quite sure). I need to finish my poofy viking pants and make my cloak.

    I also now have everything I need to run my c-pap for a week with no electrical line.

    2 votes
  10. Migaloo
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    I'm on my last few days of a 2 week trip to Japan. Im taking in pretty slow this weekend it's been a huge 2 weeks. I'm looking forward to my not so crowded home town.

    I'm on my last few days of a 2 week trip to Japan. Im taking in pretty slow this weekend it's been a huge 2 weeks. I'm looking forward to my not so crowded home town.

    2 votes
  11. gergir
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    Ending sailing trip, speeding back to homebase, sleeping in own bed, taking real showers.

    Ending sailing trip, speeding back to homebase, sleeping in own bed, taking real showers.

    2 votes
  12. MimicSquid
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    Quiet weekend for me. Get the house back in order after the crazy week past, contract negotiations with a client who just couldn't possibly talk during business hours, nap every day. So many iced...

    Quiet weekend for me. Get the house back in order after the crazy week past, contract negotiations with a client who just couldn't possibly talk during business hours, nap every day.

    So many iced drinks to handle the unseasonable heat.

    1 vote
  13. FatherGlucose
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    Treating the hangover I'm about to give myself tonight from celebrating my friend's birthday. Otherwise, I'll be preparing for another interview next week for an internship at an AI company. I was...

    Treating the hangover I'm about to give myself tonight from celebrating my friend's birthday. Otherwise, I'll be preparing for another interview next week for an internship at an AI company. I was told I'll be interviewing with the engineering team. I'm kind of intimidated, never did something like that before. Not sure how knowledgeable they expect me to be.

    1 vote
  14. no_exit
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    sit on r/buildapcsales F5ing and try to catch a 2070 Super restock before they sell out in 45 seconds, it's the last part I need for my build. probably also hit a bar tonight or tomorrow, I...

    sit on r/buildapcsales F5ing and try to catch a 2070 Super restock before they sell out in 45 seconds, it's the last part I need for my build. probably also hit a bar tonight or tomorrow, I haven't been out for a couple weekends.

    1 vote
  15. AFineAccount
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    Mostly the same as I’ve been doing for every weekend for the past few months now. I’m going to write a few articles for work, apply to some more jobs, and get absolutely plastered before playing...

    Mostly the same as I’ve been doing for every weekend for the past few months now. I’m going to write a few articles for work, apply to some more jobs, and get absolutely plastered before playing AMP (tabletop game) on Sunday.

    Except for tomorrow. My mom recently discovered she actually has a family, and the half-brother she got in contact with (my half-uncle) is coming down to visit. Family’s a sensitive issue for me, and I’m approaching this guy with caution, and I probably won’t spend more than an hour with him. But it’s nice to know that I do in fact have blood-related family beyond my immediate one.

    1 vote
  16. liGF8qkq
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    Lazy weekend planned, but on Monday I am taking the kid to see Hannibal Buress.

    Lazy weekend planned, but on Monday I am taking the kid to see Hannibal Buress.

    1 vote
  17. centuriesenix
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    Sleeping in and showering, mostly. It's good to have some time to myself.

    Sleeping in and showering, mostly. It's good to have some time to myself.

    1 vote
  18. krg
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    Saturday: Watching old MADtv sketches -> lifting weights -> finish reading The Divine Milieu -> watch UFC -> ? Sunday: Watching old MADtv sketches -> give a guitar lesson -> ?

    Saturday: Watching old MADtv sketches -> lifting weights -> finish reading The Divine Milieu -> watch UFC -> ?

    Sunday: Watching old MADtv sketches -> give a guitar lesson -> ?

    1 vote
  19. rmgr
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    I had an engagement party. My fiance and I have been engaged since March so we took a while to actually do a party. My worst nightmare is being the centre of attention but it wasn't as bad as I...

    I had an engagement party. My fiance and I have been engaged since March so we took a while to actually do a party. My worst nightmare is being the centre of attention but it wasn't as bad as I was building it up to be in my head!

    1 vote
  20. TheDrampf
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    Moving sadly. Going back to my old apartment and moving out of there and then spending the latter half of the weekend moving stuff into my new apartment.

    Moving sadly. Going back to my old apartment and moving out of there and then spending the latter half of the weekend moving stuff into my new apartment.

    1 vote
  21. ChuckS
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    Working from the hotel here in sunny Abu Dhabi.

    Working from the hotel here in sunny Abu Dhabi.

    1 vote