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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. [3]
    aphoenix
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    I brined up my third batch of hot sauce. Here's what I put in: about 60 scotch bonnets. They're small but holy hell they're hot to handle. a full sweet mayan onion a full bulb of garlic a full...

    I brined up my third batch of hot sauce. Here's what I put in:

    • about 60 scotch bonnets. They're small but holy hell they're hot to handle.
    • a full sweet mayan onion
    • a full bulb of garlic
    • a full yellow sweet pepper
    • a touch of cayenne because why did I do that?
    • a healthy bunch of black tellicherry peppercorns
    • a dash of cumin
    • salty briney water

    The last batch of hot sauce I made was much milder - it was jalapeno, cucumber, onion, and garlic, and was mostly made so that my son could enjoy the hot sauces that I was making. He loves hot sauces, but not too hot. It was very tasty, but not very spicy, so it'll be nice to have something with a bit more zip.

    I also spent a lot of time putting up drywall mud. I'm not good at it, but it needed to be done.

    I played about 1.5 hours of WoW to actually experience the pre-patch before expansion launch, which is today. It was fun.

    I did a bit of my Timasomo project.

    7 votes
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      Greg
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      I want to thank you for the delightful image of someone sprinkling a half teaspoon of cayenne onto a literal bucketload of scotch bonnets and then nodding in satisfaction.

      I want to thank you for the delightful image of someone sprinkling a half teaspoon of cayenne onto a literal bucketload of scotch bonnets and then nodding in satisfaction.

      3 votes
      1. aphoenix
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        It gives the brine a heady "weaponization" scent that the other sauces just didn't have until much later in the process.

        It gives the brine a heady "weaponization" scent that the other sauces just didn't have until much later in the process.

        3 votes
  2. [4]
    teaearlgraycold
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    After trying for a while to get a new Trek bike (I even wrote a sniping tool that texts me when one shows up on their site) I ended up buying a used bike. I got the 2016 model of this bike. Sadly...

    After trying for a while to get a new Trek bike (I even wrote a sniping tool that texts me when one shows up on their site) I ended up buying a used bike. I got the 2016 model of this bike. Sadly it's getting colder here, I may have gotten it just a couple days too late to comfortably ride medium distances.

    6 votes
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      aphoenix
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      That's a beautiful bike! I hope you get good use out of it. Not sure where you are, but at least where I am we got about 20cm of snow yesterday, but it's projected to be 10 degrees and sunny by...

      That's a beautiful bike! I hope you get good use out of it. Not sure where you are, but at least where I am we got about 20cm of snow yesterday, but it's projected to be 10 degrees and sunny by Thursday, so you might be able to test it out yet, since 2020 weather seems crazy.

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      1. teaearlgraycold
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        Yeah. Day after Thanksgiving it should be 60°F. Right now it's not too much colder than that but it is quite windy, and there's some rain coming up.

        Yeah. Day after Thanksgiving it should be 60°F. Right now it's not too much colder than that but it is quite windy, and there's some rain coming up.

        2 votes
    2. DougM
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      What a beautiful bike! We live in Colorado and I got into mountain biking this summer due to COVID. It was a really challenge to find anything as all of the shops were essentially out of...

      What a beautiful bike! We live in Colorado and I got into mountain biking this summer due to COVID. It was a really challenge to find anything as all of the shops were essentially out of everything - including Trek.

      2 votes
  3. knocklessmonster
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    I house- and dog-sat for my sister in law's family. They went a state over to visit their aunt (whose husband is immune-compromised, every precaution was taken). My SIL's dog is probably one of...

    I house- and dog-sat for my sister in law's family. They went a state over to visit their aunt (whose husband is immune-compromised, every precaution was taken). My SIL's dog is probably one of the favorite dogs I've ever met anyway, and the other is more or less a stock-standard, sweet small dog, so it was a blast hanging out with them for three days, until my SIL's dog had an anxious vomit session by the back door while I was working on my paper (he tries to go outside, but can't open the sliding glass door, obviously). I used the time to try to play through Celeste (got to ch 5), and to do an essay draft for my Philosophy class, which is twice as long as it should be.

    I also decided to upgrade my chair. A gaming chair was something I never thought I'd want, but after spending 8-15 hours a day in front of my computer, I need something with better support. When I go back to work next year, I'll still have this awesome chair to sit in. Hopefully I'll get it this week.

    I also realized after walking my SIL's dog (the other one isn't into walks) that four 1.6 mile walks was more in four days than I've walked any single week since quarantine. I'm going to try to keep the habit of ~2-mile walks every night so I can get my leg strength back up and maybe lose a few pounds.

    5 votes
  4. SleepyGary
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    Set up Christmas Lights and decoration as a birthday present to my wife while she was visiting her folks. I'm usually a Dec1 kind of person but my wife loves christmas season and anything after...

    Set up Christmas Lights and decoration as a birthday present to my wife while she was visiting her folks. I'm usually a Dec1 kind of person but my wife loves christmas season and anything after Remembrance Day is fine by me.

    Also cleaned out the dishwasher because it wasn't draining properly. Tidied the garage. Watched Project Power (decent movie, doesn't deserve the viewer hate on RT) and Scott Pilgrim.

    4 votes
  5. Keegan
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    I hung out with my dormmates (my friend group stayed as long as possible, so we were the only four people left in our dorm section) a lot for our last weekend on campus before our two month long...

    I hung out with my dormmates (my friend group stayed as long as possible, so we were the only four people left in our dorm section) a lot for our last weekend on campus before our two month long winter break. We watched some movies, went to get takeout, and in general had a blast. Midnight walks around campus are pretty fun too.

    We packed our things and moved furniture around to meet the distance requirements from heaters. A few days ago us four got tested for COVID together at a drive through clinic (roll down window and they do the test for you) since we are around each other a lot (we don’t have symptoms), and the results all came in today as negative. This was all primarily done to ensure we feel safe going home to family. After I’m home for a few days staying somewhat distant from family, I plan on getting tested again.

    3 votes
  6. DougM
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    Adjusted my resume to a lot of your suggestions and got about 80 applications out for a summer 2021 internship. It's been a rough road so far but still working on my DS&A and getting them out....

    Adjusted my resume to a lot of your suggestions and got about 80 applications out for a summer 2021 internship. It's been a rough road so far but still working on my DS&A and getting them out. Plan on just relaxing tomorrow for the first time in awhile.

    3 votes
  7. punk
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    I worked. After a stressful day of working i tried to relax a bit at home.

    I worked. After a stressful day of working i tried to relax a bit at home.

    1 vote