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What did you do this weekend?

As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their weekend. Did you make any plans? Take a trip? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!

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  1. ThatFanficGuy
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    Explored New York. Not personally: I went with Google Maps first (their Street View feature is a killer), and it turned out there's an official guide for NYC. Neat! It told me a few things about...

    Explored New York.

    Not personally: I went with Google Maps first (their Street View feature is a killer), and it turned out there's an official guide for NYC. Neat! It told me a few things about the city that I didn't know.

    Lost a random online bet so now I can't play games for a month. I made a personal clause that I can use games for testing: developing a game or a mod is rather inconvenient when I can't make sure it works properly before the next step. My cursor's still reaching for that (now gone) shortcut for a small game 0h h1 that I used as a tool for low-key meditation.

    More importantly, though... I had a personal breakthrough. At some point, I realized that despite all the difficulties I've been through, despite all the depression and despair I'd experienced for a couple of months, despite the odds... I might be okay in the end. It's why I've been on the New York hunt, where even last week I could barely touch the Google Maps bookmark.

    I've been dreaming of good things that could come should I continue to make things I want to make. I've been looking into the list of things I could do right now – and realizing that it's not as scary as it seemed recently. Approaching big tasks is never easy, and it's particularly difficult to break them down into smaller tasks when you're depressed, but at least today it's something I can do.

    Might not last forever, but I think it's true in a way that's essential to my being: it's true as in it defines something fundamental about me. So I made a pact with myself.

    In February, I said to myself I'll get the $100 I need to make my birthday nice this year. Yesterday, I said to myself I'm going to make whatever it takes to stay in New York for two weeks, eventually. (I think it's $3k if I stay in a cheap hotel and $2.5k if I stay in a hostel. Help me out with the math, please.) Maybe it'll be two years, maybe ten, but I'm going to visit it and walk it eventually. It's something I've been dreaming of for a decade – and now I'm thinking it might be possible after all.

    11 votes
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    aphoenix
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    I did nothing, and it was everything I thought it could be. Well, not quite nothing. My daughter was in a musical, so I went to see that; it was fantastic. I also drove her and my younger daughter...

    I did nothing, and it was everything I thought it could be.

    Well, not quite nothing. My daughter was in a musical, so I went to see that; it was fantastic. I also drove her and my younger daughter around to a whole bunch of different activities. My wife and son were out for most of the weekend at a family event (her aunt's 75th birthday) which I skipped due to driving daughters to various events. In the downtime around those events, I went out and practiced disc golf for a bit, and I watched the entirety of the Mandalorian (while also cleaning the kitchen).

    After writing that all down, I think I need to get a better grasp on what "doing nothing" means.

    9 votes
    1. [5]
      ThatFanficGuy
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      I once spent a whole day watching however many episodes of a TV show there was. The only breaks I took were going to the toilet and getting more food out of the fridge.

      I once spent a whole day watching however many episodes of a TV show there was. The only breaks I took were going to the toilet and getting more food out of the fridge.

      5 votes
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        aphoenix
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        Protip: If you don't do the latter, you don't have to do the former.

        going to the toilet and getting more food out of the fridge.

        Protip: If you don't do the latter, you don't have to do the former.

        4 votes
  3. [5]
    acdw
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    Hung out with an old friend from highschool and his girlfriend. It was nice to catch up, and we got to walk around town! I also bought a rear rack for my bike, but I don't have an allen wrench to...

    Hung out with an old friend from highschool and his girlfriend. It was nice to catch up, and we got to walk around town!

    I also bought a rear rack for my bike, but I don't have an allen wrench to attach it, so I have to get one of those now.

    Our D&D group also just finished our second session Friday! It was a lot of fun. We killed some rats.

    8 votes
    1. [4]
      ThatFanficGuy
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      whatcha playin

      Our D&D group also just finished our second session Friday!

      whatcha playin

      6 votes
      1. [3]
        acdw
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        "Bog-standard 5E," as the DM says. Most of us have never played before, so we're starting with the basics. I'm a buff gnome rogue named Flip. I'm having a great time.

        "Bog-standard 5E," as the DM says. Most of us have never played before, so we're starting with the basics. I'm a buff gnome rogue named Flip. I'm having a great time.

        6 votes
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          ThatFanficGuy
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          How do the new players find 5E so far? Are they confused about the mechanics often? Also, have they slain their first monster each yet?

          How do the new players find 5E so far? Are they confused about the mechanics often?

          Also, have they slain their first monster each yet?

          5 votes
          1. acdw
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            We have mostly all slain our first monster [see EDIT]... I get the mechanics, I think, but there's one player who's ... spirited, let's say, and wants to do whatever. I think she's getting the...

            We have mostly all slain our first monster [see EDIT]... I get the mechanics, I think, but there's one player who's ... spirited, let's say, and wants to do whatever. I think she's getting the hang of it though.

            The DM isn't worrying about some things, like alignments, which I think makes the mechanics a little easier?

            EDIT: we've just engaged with a pack of giant rats in a wizard tower. It took a while for everyone to get to the room with the rats, but we've got a better handle, I think, for the rest of the tower. Mostly everyone is kind of timid, and I'm like, it's about adventuring! Also meta-game-wise, the DM wouldn't throw super powerful stuff at us when we're all beginners.

            6 votes
  4. xstresedg
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    Spent the morning on Saturday with my partner, as she was back on shift work and was working evenings. Then lazed on the computer all day after that. Started Stardew Valley again. Fire started at...

    Spent the morning on Saturday with my partner, as she was back on shift work and was working evenings. Then lazed on the computer all day after that. Started Stardew Valley again. Fire started at my partner's work, and was still burning throughout Sunday so she didn't go into work (well, she did, but didn't stay). Sounds like they're going back into shutdown and she'll be back on days for the next few months lol So yeah, spent most of Sunday with her until about 5, then went to Superstore, grabbed some groceries, and cooked up some Vegetable Fried Cauliflower Rice, and a couple small pork chops. Had half for supper last night, and half for lunch today.

    Other than the initial cauliflower forwardness of the first few bites, I'm surprised at how much it tasted like fried rice. Which is really easy when you fry something with soy sauce and egg lol

    8 votes
  5. porridge-progress
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    Had my first alcohol free weekend for 8 years. I'm tired and I'm quitting. Finally getting some help and crushing the habit. 7 days tomorrow!

    Had my first alcohol free weekend for 8 years. I'm tired and I'm quitting. Finally getting some help and crushing the habit. 7 days tomorrow!

    5 votes
  6. eve
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    I swam, crocheted a little bit, played plenty of apex, got my library card and finished a drawing! The drawing? Illustration? Whatever, was the biggest thing I did. I had started it last Saturday...

    I swam, crocheted a little bit, played plenty of apex, got my library card and finished a drawing! The drawing? Illustration? Whatever, was the biggest thing I did. I had started it last Saturday and was slowly working through parts of it and finished it up on Saturday. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out :^D

    6 votes
  7. Gaywallet
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    Saw Charlotte de Witte and Gorgon City this past weekend. Holy shit the music at Gorgon City was banging the entire night. It was one of my fav raves ever.

    Saw Charlotte de Witte and Gorgon City this past weekend. Holy shit the music at Gorgon City was banging the entire night. It was one of my fav raves ever.

    5 votes
  8. PetitPrince
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    I went to the 23rd College of Wizardry LARP (it's absolutely not Harry Potter). I accidentally helped start a war with the vampires; saw two prefect of opposite Houses swapping bodies (and liking...

    I went to the 23rd College of Wizardry LARP (it's absolutely not Harry Potter).

    I accidentally helped start a war with the vampires; saw two prefect of opposite Houses swapping bodies (and liking it) ; gained point for the house cup by building golem.

    I'm exhausted but had a blast.

    5 votes
  9. Kuromantis
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    I read one of the books I was recommended! It was metamorphosis, mainly because that was the one my mom (who does have a slim interest in reading) was most interested in me reading, otherwise I...

    I read one of the books I was recommended! It was metamorphosis, mainly because that was the one my mom (who does have a slim interest in reading) was most interested in me reading, otherwise I would probably still not know which one to read. Off to making the project soon then. Also in my school they showed us the new 'handout' ('Apostila' em inglês apparently), which had some questions for the 'project of life subject about your feelings and habits, which will certainly be fun to answer.

    3 votes
  10. Ellimist
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    As little as possible. I’ve actually been off for 10 days now and did absolutely nothing of note....well nothing of note for myself. My best friend and his wife welcomed their first child, a son,...

    As little as possible.

    I’ve actually been off for 10 days now and did absolutely nothing of note....well nothing of note for myself.

    My best friend and his wife welcomed their first child, a son, on the first day of my “vacation”. I spent some time here and there running them food either at the hospital or once they made it home.

    Dabbled in some video games I had put off or hadn’t played in ages. Star Trek Online, Star Citizen, Ori and the Blind Forest.

    A few chores around the house just to feel somewhat productive.

    Hurt myself(twice) playing softball. Pulled my hamstring on the first Sunday of my vacation, thought it was healed enough to at least jog for the next weeks games and managed to hurt myself a little more there with a slightly strained calf on the other leg....

    3 votes