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What are you doing this weekend?

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If you have any plans, things you want to get done, things you have done, things you haven't done, or even if you just want to talk about how you're doing this weekend, this is a place for casual discussion about those things.

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

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  1. [3]
    rogue_cricket
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    My girlfriend proposed to me yesterday so my original plans of going to the markets and playing video games are completely out the window in favour of freaking out with my friends and family....

    My girlfriend proposed to me yesterday so my original plans of going to the markets and playing video games are completely out the window in favour of freaking out with my friends and family. We're gonna be wives!!

    11 votes
    1. bee
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      Congrats!! Best of Luck to both of you! :)

      Congrats!! Best of Luck to both of you! :)

      4 votes
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    blake
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    Today: getting divorced! Saturday: Doing transmission work with my buddy for his truck. Maybe golfing 9 holes. Sunday: Not sure yet, probably working on one of my cars or motorcycles.

    Today: getting divorced!
    Saturday: Doing transmission work with my buddy for his truck. Maybe golfing 9 holes.
    Sunday: Not sure yet, probably working on one of my cars or motorcycles.

    8 votes
    1. Adam_Black_Arts
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      Recently divorced here. Good luck and good vibes, dude!

      Recently divorced here. Good luck and good vibes, dude!

      7 votes
  3. MisoSoupBroth
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    I imagine I'll be in bed tonight early. I woke up around 0500 this morning for the gym. I'm hoping to get some gym time in tomorrow morning before an appointment me and my fiancé have at 1030 with...

    I imagine I'll be in bed tonight early. I woke up around 0500 this morning for the gym. I'm hoping to get some gym time in tomorrow morning before an appointment me and my fiancé have at 1030 with a florist. After that... nothing other than meal prep on Sunday (I haven't decided what to make).

    In other words, I will likely play a lot of WoW.

    6 votes
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    Douglas
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    My wife and I are going to try and let our two cats sleep with us-- we normally lock them out of the bedroom. We're pretty certain they decide it's OK to bug us in the mornings (by...

    My wife and I are going to try and let our two cats sleep with us-- we normally lock them out of the bedroom.

    We're pretty certain they decide it's OK to bug us in the mornings (by meowing/scratching at the door) when the sun comes up, and we'd rather they go based off our alarms. And since DST ends Sunday and they'll try to wake us up earlier, we figured we'll try and set alarms tonight and tomorrow to see if they then go off the alarm again on Sunday when the sun's risen a bit earlier.

    This is our first winter with them, and when we'd tried letting them sleep with us during the summer's longer days, they would climb right onto my face at 5-6am and rub all over me until I woke up. I remember my dad saying the trick is to never give in/never pay them attention, but when I tried doing that, they'd find something in the room I cared about (headphones, reading glasses, etc.) to chew on and get me to stop them, so we just decided to kick them out.

    I don't know why I want them to sleep with us. I find I sleep a lot less comfortably with cats in the bed as I'm too nice to their needs/sacrifice my positioning to let them sleep wherever they lay, but it's an unconscious thing and I don't realize I'm doing it until morning when I've been stiffly contorted. I think we both just feel bad kicking them out at night after we're done reading on account they enjoy being with us and cozy up to us and our books.

    Damn parasites.

    6 votes
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      Deimos
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      Are they waking you up to be fed? Our cats used to heavily bug me every morning, but we got some automatic feeders that give them dry food at 4 AM (about an hour earlier than they'd start trying...

      Are they waking you up to be fed? Our cats used to heavily bug me every morning, but we got some automatic feeders that give them dry food at 4 AM (about an hour earlier than they'd start trying to wake me up), and now they leave me alone because getting fed doesn't involve me any more.

      3 votes
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        Douglas
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        We solely feed them wet food save for some dental treats at night. Whenever one of them eats dry food for an extended period of time (like when we go on vacation) he develops chin acne on account...

        We solely feed them wet food save for some dental treats at night. Whenever one of them eats dry food for an extended period of time (like when we go on vacation) he develops chin acne on account he's a bit of a drooler and apparently that's just a thing some cats can get.

        4 votes
        1. Deimos
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          Yeah, one of our cats gets that too. At least in his case, it happens if we don't clean/replace his dish often enough (and obviously that really only happens with dry food). We give them wet food...

          Yeah, one of our cats gets that too. At least in his case, it happens if we don't clean/replace his dish often enough (and obviously that really only happens with dry food). We give them wet food every day too, the dry food is only that automatic 4 AM feeding to save us from annoying morning cats, and we make sure to clean or swap the dish in the automatic feeder regularly.

          2 votes
  5. hungariantoast
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    Today, like every day between now and the end of November, I am going to be writing, trying to knock out 1,667 words a day for NaNoWriMo. I just finished the first version of the novel's...

    Today, like every day between now and the end of November, I am going to be writing, trying to knock out 1,667 words a day for NaNoWriMo.

    I just finished the first version of the novel's introduction. Now I have to begin writing the actual story.

    Tomorrow, I'll be heading out to Louisiana for a family event. I won't get back until Sunday afternoon. I'm hoping I will be able to find the time and place to write while I am gone, but I expect I will fall short of my word-count goal this weekend.

    Still, it'll be nice to get out of the house. I was going to go to a party with friends Thursday, but did other stuff instead.

    If I have time this weekend (and I seriously doubt I will) I'd like to do some mapping on OpenStreetMap of the area that I will be visiting, which, as far as I can tell, is almost completely unmapped except for my previous contributions and random imported data.

    5 votes
  6. Adam_Black_Arts
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    My new short-scale 5-string bass got delivered today, so I'll be having a lot of fun this weekend! Also need to draw some more comic pages. 14 pages left! Then it's time to figure out what I'm...

    My new short-scale 5-string bass got delivered today, so I'll be having a lot of fun this weekend!

    Also need to draw some more comic pages. 14 pages left! Then it's time to figure out what I'm doing with the rest of my life.

    5 votes
  7. ainar-g
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    Friday/Today: I sleep. Saturday/Tomorrow: I hope I will manage to go to my German class and then to my friend's wedding party (to which he has invited me literally less than 24 hours before it...

    Friday/Today: I sleep.

    Saturday/Tomorrow: Real shit? I hope I will manage to go to my German class and then to my friend's wedding party (to which he has invited me literally less than 24 hours before it starts) and not be too late to either of these.

    Sunday: I've got some paperwork to do. Hopefully, I'll be able to finally make bliný (Russian pancakes), which is something I've been meaning to do for the last two months or so. I've even finally bought a can of condensed milk, which is an amazing addition to bliny, along with variénje (Russian jam).

    4 votes
  8. zara
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    My father's coming home to help me out for a few days and we'll be asking our home helper if she can work more hours. I'm losing my job because the system at my workplace doesn't have my SSN,...

    My father's coming home to help me out for a few days and we'll be asking our home helper if she can work more hours.

    I'm losing my job because the system at my workplace doesn't have my SSN, despite me getting paid on time for over a year.

    I can't leave the house except for a few errands.

    I have to stay up late but also have to wake up at random times to help my mother with something.

    I think I'm going through caretaker burnout.

    EDIT: Things got so much worse, holy shit

    1 vote