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What are you doing this week?

This topic is part of a weekly series. It is meant to be a place for users to discuss their week.

If you have any plans, goals, accomplishments, or even failures, whether they be personal or work related, I'd love to hear about them. This is a place for casual discussion about your week, past, present, and future.

A list of all previous topics in this series can be found here.

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

30 comments

  1. [2]
    Douglas
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    Absolutely nothing. I hadn't taken any vacation days this year and was suffering noticeable burnout at work, so I just requested a week off and am doing nothing. Uninstalling my work apps,...

    Absolutely nothing.

    I hadn't taken any vacation days this year and was suffering noticeable burnout at work, so I just requested a week off and am doing nothing. Uninstalling my work apps, disconnecting work email accounts, and just going dark.

    I can't afford to go anywhere at the moment (/am taking an actual vacation in November), so the week will be mostly video games, movies, and veggin'.

    I'm a morning person, so I'm going to spend at least one of the days waking up as early as possible and going to my favorite coffee shop when they open, and just watch everyone else go to work.

    9 votes
    1. xstresedg
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      Dear Gods, do it. Take that break, recharge those batteries. I just did this during the last week of August and first week of September. It felt so good. Also, glad to see you're taking a real...

      I hadn't taken any vacation days this year and was suffering noticeable burnout at work, so I just requested a week off and am doing nothing. Uninstalling my work apps, disconnecting work email accounts, and just going dark.

      Dear Gods, do it. Take that break, recharge those batteries. I just did this during the last week of August and first week of September. It felt so good.

      Also, glad to see you're taking a real vacation. I don't do those lol I'm poor*.

      *: I'm not poor, so much as I make bad financial decisions because food I don't cook is delicious. So is food I cook but I'd rather do something else lol

      5 votes
  2. euphoria066
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    Fun week here! We got almost a foot of snow overnight so the city is shaken up, but it also reminded everyone that christmas is coming and they should order custom things at my work now! We were...

    Fun week here! We got almost a foot of snow overnight so the city is shaken up, but it also reminded everyone that christmas is coming and they should order custom things at my work now! We were really slow the last couple of weeks, but so far 4 appointments have been made for this week!

    Tomorrow is my boss's 70th birthday, we're a super small business, 4 people, so we'll go out to lunch to celebrate! Then, I have Thursday and Friday off for a trip to Vancouver for Shut up & Sit Down Convention which is a board gaming convention! My husband's company is exhibiting and so I'll work that booth a bit and also maybe play some games, etc!

    I was really hoping to have my sweater finished by today, but I'm not even CLOSE! How do people crochet so fast?

    7 votes
  3. [5]
    CALICO
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    I'm currently chilling out in Kuwait International Airport, thinking about grabbing some Shake Shack. Heading back to the US for a couple weeks for training & medical, and I ought to have time to...

    I'm currently chilling out in Kuwait International Airport, thinking about grabbing some Shake Shack.
    Heading back to the US for a couple weeks for training & medical, and I ought to have time to sneak in a weeks vacation in Asheville, NC before I come back overseas. Gonna visit some very dear friends, maybe get a tattoo, ideally go for a hike. Kuwait is fine I suppose, but I miss tree's and mountains.

    7 votes
    1. [4]
      hungariantoast
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      Have fun! When was the last time you visited the area?

      Asheville, NC

      Have fun! When was the last time you visited the area?

      1 vote
      1. [3]
        CALICO
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        Oh, about 9 or 10 months since my last visit. I used to live there, and those were the best two years of my life.

        Oh, about 9 or 10 months since my last visit.
        I used to live there, and those were the best two years of my life.

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          hungariantoast
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          Sheeeeit I forgot we talked about this before. I lived there between 2003 and 2017. Dunno when you were around, but me might have crossed paths. Enjoy the changing leaves!

          Sheeeeit I forgot we talked about this before.

          I lived there between 2003 and 2017. Dunno when you were around, but me might have crossed paths.

          Enjoy the changing leaves!

          1 vote
          1. CALICO
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            Given that range, I'd say there's a fairly high probability my face has seen your face, or vice versa. The changing of the leaves is always fantastic in the Blue Ridge, but tbh I think I'm going...

            Given that range, I'd say there's a fairly high probability my face has seen your face, or vice versa.

            The changing of the leaves is always fantastic in the Blue Ridge, but tbh I think I'm going to enjoy the rain more. I've never lived anywhere with so little rainfall as I saw this past summer—zero days, not even a drop.

            1 vote
  4. rmgr
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    I broke my ankle a few weeks ago and tomorrow I have an appointment with the surgeon which will HOPEFULLY result in me getting a CAM/moon boot which should allow me to walk and get to work and...

    I broke my ankle a few weeks ago and tomorrow I have an appointment with the surgeon which will HOPEFULLY result in me getting a CAM/moon boot which should allow me to walk and get to work and stuff. My boss is great and has been letting me work remotely for the last few weeks but God damn I'm sick of sitting in my house alone for like 11 hours a day.

    5 votes
  5. Staross
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    I've been on a movie binge lately (I noticed karagarga relaxed their upload ratio, so I can download without remorse). I've watched Höhenfeuer tonight, it's a Swiss movie that take place in a...

    I've been on a movie binge lately (I noticed karagarga relaxed their upload ratio, so I can download without remorse). I've watched Höhenfeuer tonight, it's a Swiss movie that take place in a remote alpine farm, mixing disturbing moral tale, beautiful shots and intimate everyday life. It was surprisingly good, definitively the best Swiss movie I've seen.

    Murer is, in fact, a veteran documentarian, a specialist in Swiss rural culture with more than 20 films to his credit. He grew up on Lake Lucerne, not far from this film’s location, and he fixes his gaze where a native would: toward the ground, toward the houses and the minutiae of everyday life, less often toward the towering mountains and clouds beyond--the overpowering vistas that are here taken for granted.

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-07-15-ca-2366-story.html

    Getting sick also...

    5 votes
  6. zara
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    I was given a lot of hours (well, what could be considered a lot for a retail employee) because a lot of people have left my department. Also, my mom's starting her second round of treatment this...

    I was given a lot of hours (well, what could be considered a lot for a retail employee) because a lot of people have left my department.

    Also, my mom's starting her second round of treatment this Wednesday.

    4 votes
  7. [4]
    scrambo
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    I'm going camping with my girlfriend up somewhere in PA! It's our 1 year anniversary, and we wanted to celebrate somewhere :) We both like being outdoors, so it's gonna be nice to get away from...

    I'm going camping with my girlfriend up somewhere in PA! It's our 1 year anniversary, and we wanted to celebrate somewhere :) We both like being outdoors, so it's gonna be nice to get away from everything for a weekend.

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      xstresedg
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      Considering the weather up here in Canadia, I'm assuming you mean Pennsylvania and not Prince Albert lol

      Considering the weather up here in Canadia, I'm assuming you mean Pennsylvania and not Prince Albert lol

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        scrambo
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        That's an affirmative heh She's definitely not a cold weather person, so no winter camping for her :/

        That's an affirmative heh She's definitely not a cold weather person, so no winter camping for her :/

        3 votes
        1. xstresedg
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          I live up here and I'd say no to winter camping. But I'm also not an experienced camper. And I hate cold lol

          I live up here and I'd say no to winter camping. But I'm also not an experienced camper. And I hate cold lol

          2 votes
  8. [4]
    xstresedg
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    Working. Gym after work with my partner Monday and Wednesday, hopefully Friday but she may still be away at her parents then. Tuesday night, maybe work on Ion Bob. Thursday night, probably Ion Bob...

    Working. Gym after work with my partner Monday and Wednesday, hopefully Friday but she may still be away at her parents then. Tuesday night, maybe work on Ion Bob. Thursday night, probably Ion Bob or something else.

    3 votes
    1. [4]
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      1. [3]
        xstresedg
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        My game dev project. I don't have a lot to show for it, right now, as I'm still prototyping it. You can check here for any updates that come from it, or overall any updates from my website here or...

        My game dev project. I don't have a lot to show for it, right now, as I'm still prototyping it. You can check here for any updates that come from it, or overall any updates from my website here or on my Twitter.

        I'm a (very) amateur game dev, as a hobby. I had talked about my learning project in previous What are you doing this weekend and What are you working on creatively threads, but that project has since been halted. I may come back to it eventually, but for now it's on an indefinite hiatus. I do hope to get the actual webpage up for it to show my previous states, but it's not been a priority. Most of my website development has been done during downtime at work.

        Edit: In regards to going to the gym with someone, yeah. My partner is really into weightlifting and enjoyed our first session and she's looking forward to this session today, so it's kind of awesome to have someone who likes weightlifting too. I haven't really done any concrete WLing since high school so hopefully this becomes a habit for both of us.

        4 votes
        1. [2]
          ovo
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          I would be glad to follow your progressions, both the website and your game. Having a deadline can be helpful for finishing a game but it also adds a lot of stress. /!\ Attention, you have a http...

          I would be glad to follow your progressions, both the website and your game. Having a deadline can be helpful for finishing a game but it also adds a lot of stress. /!\ Attention, you have a http tag instead of a html

          2 votes
          1. xstresedg
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            Bahahaha thank you, it's been updated. I'm shocked that the website didn't appear broken with the use of http instead of html. That's what I get for copying my old markup constantly and not...

            Bahahaha thank you, it's been updated. I'm shocked that the website didn't appear broken with the use of http instead of html. That's what I get for copying my old markup constantly and not reading what I typed beforehand. Though I have a feeling that was that way from a loooong time ago since the original pages all came from my old sites.

            As for deadlines, it's sort of a no-go. Between work, spending time with my partner, going to the gym, and relaxing, my dev is sort of an after thought. For now anyway. Just gotta find that balance.

            1 vote
  9. [5]
    jprich
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    Pushing the 29th chapter of this damn book out of my head and onto (digital) paper while finishing 30 & 31 and plotting out the second books chapter content. At work I'm trying to rob peter to pay...

    Pushing the 29th chapter of this damn book out of my head and onto (digital) paper while finishing 30 & 31 and plotting out the second books chapter content.

    At work I'm trying to rob peter to pay paul with equipment as I have two new people starting monday but I wont be here so everything needs to be done by thursday.

    Fri through Mon I'll be in upstate NY knocking out another fire tower hike and catching up on sleep while my wife rocks her side hustle selling clothes.

    3 votes
    1. [4]
      hungariantoast
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      Oh, neat! What's the book about? Do you have any tips for people who would like to write something, someday? (Sorry, that's a cliche question, I know.)

      Oh, neat! What's the book about?

      Do you have any tips for people who would like to write something, someday? (Sorry, that's a cliche question, I know.)

      1 vote
      1. [3]
        jprich
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        "What's the book about?" This has been a hot topic between my wife and I. I think we've come to the conclusion that it's a romance/drama/comedy with some sci-fi and supernatural elements. My...

        "What's the book about?"

        This has been a hot topic between my wife and I. I think we've come to the conclusion that it's a romance/drama/comedy with some sci-fi and supernatural elements.
        My shitty elevator pitch is "It's a soap opera that takes itself seriously." lol

        "Any tips..."

        When it comes, it'll come. Aside from writing things for school or work this is my first extra curricular writing project. I have no idea what's made me so go hard on it.

        I know I made a go a NaNoWriMo last year with a zombies on mars story. Each day I was putting my words in, I couldn't get the nagging feeling out of my head that I wasn't working on my main story.

        Maybe give NaNoWriMo a shot and see how you like it? If not, when your mind is ready to spit it out, it will let you know.

        Whats your genres? I ask because Im a big fantasy and scifi fan and NEVER thought Id be writing a love story.

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          hungariantoast
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          I love this idea and now have something to prepare for. It's funny too because earlier today, before I received your reply, I came across this thing: NaNoGenMo 2019 It's a challenge to write code...

          Maybe give NaNoWriMo a shot and see how you like it?

          I love this idea and now have something to prepare for. It's funny too because earlier today, before I received your reply, I came across this thing:

          NaNoGenMo 2019

          It's a challenge to write code to generate a 50,000 word novel. I won't be doing that, I'm going to take an actual, honest shot at just writing the novel myself, but I thought it was funny that I ran across that earlier today, then you mentioned a related thing in your comment.

          Anyways...

          Whats your genres?

          Fantasy, science fiction, and history are the three that I tend to really enjoy. I'm not really big on superhero stuff, but I absolutely love Worm and its sequel, Ward. Some time ago, I was reading a blog post by the author of Worm where he was discussing how he thinks he found success as a writer and it inspired me to try my hand at writing. NaNoWriMo seems like the perfect excuse for me to start. Thank you for making me aware of it.

          1. jprich
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            Welcome! Im three chapters from being done with my first book and then its into the quick edit for draft 1.5 for beta readers so Im tapping out of NaNoWriMo (again) this year. But words down is...

            Welcome! Im three chapters from being done with my first book and then its into the quick edit for draft 1.5 for beta readers so Im tapping out of NaNoWriMo (again) this year. But words down is progress and progress is progress right?

            Save this and comment with your finished novel at the end of Nov. I will have time to read then. ^_^

            1 vote
  10. Hypersapien
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    My girlfriend and I are going to visit her parents for her dad's birthday this weekend. She and I are taking that day to go to the PA RennFest too.

    My girlfriend and I are going to visit her parents for her dad's birthday this weekend. She and I are taking that day to go to the PA RennFest too.

    2 votes
  11. [2]
    hungariantoast
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    This week has been pretty "meh" so far. I've got a math exam Tuesday that I'm pretty sure I'm going to fail, a writing assignment due tomorrow, and I have to finish up some algorithm exercises...

    This week has been pretty "meh" so far. I've got a math exam Tuesday that I'm pretty sure I'm going to fail, a writing assignment due tomorrow, and I have to finish up some algorithm exercises tonight. I've been nothing but busy this week.

    There is good news though. That thing I talked about last week worked out pretty well. Monday was nothing but good vibes and Wednesday we got out of class early and worked on homework together, so it was as good a time as any to ask her out.

    We're going out tomorrow.

    So, that's pretty cool.

    2 votes
    1. Tygrak
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      Good luck on the exam. Good job getting the guts to ask someone out, and even succeeding :). Have fun.

      Good luck on the exam.

      Good job getting the guts to ask someone out, and even succeeding :). Have fun.

      1 vote
  12. cwagner
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    Saturday we’ll go to a Rock meets Metal concert with Black Moon Down (heavy metal), Lichtscheu (Gothic/Metal) and Goldmouth (Rock) :)

    Saturday we’ll go to a Rock meets Metal concert with Black Moon Down (heavy metal), Lichtscheu (Gothic/Metal) and Goldmouth (Rock) :)

    1 vote
  13. Tygrak
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    Did all of my homework for this week early, instead of procrastinating until the deadline as I do normally, because I wanted to make time to do Ludum Dare this weekend. I missed the last one,...

    Did all of my homework for this week early, instead of procrastinating until the deadline as I do normally, because I wanted to make time to do Ludum Dare this weekend. I missed the last one, because I didn't even really notice that it was happening. Looking forward to making some cool game, and maybe even rating enough games to get my game into the rankings again :).

    Also, I stopped eating meat on sunday, because I already ate mostly just chicken and was thinking that maybe I would be ok with being vegetarian. Not sure if I am going to stick with it too long, but I want to "experiment" with it for at least a month or something.

    1 vote
  14. Five
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    Absolutely nothing

    Absolutely nothing

    1 vote