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Jaybird

Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to AskJaybird-at-gmail.com

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  1. Avatar Glyph says:

    Get S1 of either Hannibal or The Americans (assuming you have a player to watch them on). If it’s Hannibal, def. spring for the Blu-ray.

    Man, it has been a CRAP week. I took tomorrow off just because. Tomorrow I have to take the dog to the dentist(!), and maybe go deal with the city on some code stuff, and take some books back to the library, and get serious about house-hunting, and all the headache that entails.

    Tonight: I may go get good and drunk.Report

  2. Avatar Chris says:

    Mobb Deep has a new album out. Dunno if it would be at Target, but if it is, it’s good.Report

  3. Avatar Saul DeGraw says:

    There is a young alum picnic for my college on Saturday.

    Other than that not much. More future planning.Report

  4. Avatar dhex says:

    “And I realized that I had no idea what music was out there and new enough to be available at Target and something that I’d want to listen to for a month.”

    this may be the ultimate game show challenge.

    probably a johnny cash greatest hits thing?Report

  5. Avatar Saul DeGraw says:

    Also, there is such a thing as Pandora…Report

    • Avatar dragonfrog in reply to Saul DeGraw says:

      Soundcloud is where I tend to turn, but I suspect the different platforms have their strengths and weaknesses in different genres. Electronic music of various stripes is my preference.Report

      • Avatar Glyph in reply to dragonfrog says:

        I have come to rely pretty heavily on Spotify (though I agree lots of cool stuff can be found on Soundcloud. Never use Pandora myself). Unsurprisingly, Spotify has led me to quite a few purchases (I use it to preview stuff I am curious about).Report

      • Avatar Chris in reply to dragonfrog says:

        Pandora has the benefit of being pretty much effortless once you’ve established stations (it’s work at the start of a new station), and it will inevitably give you new music.

        Spotify is great for listening to whole albums once you’ve found an artist you think you might like.Report

  6. Avatar Will Truman says:

    After a few days of some really bad vaping, I finally had a good one today. I keep running into technical problems which are pretty excruciating.

    Clancy has to commute for work for a rotation, so I’ll be spending more time taking care of the baby.Report

  7. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    You’ll never find this at Target, but the very idea of buying music there made me think immediately of this Half Man Half Biscuit song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glB6ZJfrEzs

    The relevant lyric is at 2:10, but the whole song is 3 minutes well spent.Report

  8. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    I’m a bachelor since Natasha is going with some girlfriends for a weekend trip. So it’s porn and potato chips for me all weekend long.Report

  9. Avatar Maribou says:

    Saturday is gaming and Sunday is… uh… *checks giant list of things she writes down so she doesn’t have to remember them* OH YEAH WRESTLEMANIA (the funny thing is – I didn’t even check the list, I just imagined looking at the list and then I remembered).

    Also ALL OF THE CHORES.

    ALL OF THE HOMEWORKS.

    And a fair amount of “just happening” to stop by my workplace at times when my students who I know are having a rough time are working. Just so they know I love them.

    I may or may not get very drunk tomorrow night.

    (One of our students who worked in a different part of the building – not mine but someone I thought was space awesome, and who was a good friend to several students on my work team – killed herself last week. And yet, nonetheless, it’s annual review time.* And building planning time. And for dumb but evidence based reasons no one really wanted to even slow down, administration wise – the right words were said but we didn’t miss a single official day as far as the academic calendar is concerned, even though at a school of our size, almost every student is either grieving, taking care of dear ones who are grieving, or both. I also went to a memorial service last Friday for a wonderful prof – my own age – who died a few weeks ago. And I miss Jay. It’s been a rough week.)

    ***************
    * weirdly, once I finished the agony of actually completing the thing (grading people! BAH! grading self! double bah!), the meeting part of my annual review was the easiest, even funnest, part of my week. i have an incredible boss, these days.Report

  10. Avatar Patrick says:

    Saturday, for eight hours, I’m talking.

    More or less straight. I’m running a HamCram, where we go through the 395 questions in the question pool to pass the Technician’s Exam for an Amateur Radio License, one question at a time, and then at the end we throw you in front of a volunteer instructor and let you barf it all back.

    If it works, you get your license.

    I’m halfway through preparing my materials. I’m really tired of making slides.

    I don’t want to volunteer for anything ever again. I hate people.

    Ignore that last sentence.Report

  11. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    This weekend, I have dueling far flung familial responsibilities.

    I’m in OKC right now, helping out my sister who had shoulder surgery. As soon as I got here, though, my father-in-law was admitted to a hospital with what might end up being life-threatening issues. So I may have to pack up and head home early so that my wife can go be with her father.

    Sometimes in life, everything all happens at the same time.Report

  12. Avatar Reformed Republican says:

    Tomorrow is Tabletop Day, so there will be gaming. Sunday is Wrestlemania!

    I also need to figure out how to fit in mowing the lawn, getting a haircut, and my usual weekend chores into this weekend.Report

  13. Avatar J@m3z Aitch says:

    Yardwork. At last, our long Westeros winter is over, and I can rip out the weeds that invaded our front yard and reseed it for the third time in 5 years.Report

  14. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    It’s supposed to by dry this weekend… and then rain again. Perhaps I will do some yard work. I will definitely be doing some spring cleaning at home. I will also dive back into online dating. Ugh, I don’t like dating; I like a guy, but he doesn’t like me, or he likes me, but I don’t like him. Is 27 too young to acquire a bunch of cats and cuddle up with my books?Report

  15. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    Jaybird,

    I know you bought the DS for gaming but what do you do for TV/movie entertainment when away from home? A friend of mine travels a lot for his job and is up in Canada frequently and he swears he couldn’t live without his Slingbox. The ability to access what is stored on the DVR seems pretty awesome. Do you have a tablet or laptop for streaming? Most TVs in hotel rooms have HDMI inputs now so you could stream movies from Netflix right into the TV in your room.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Mike Dwyer says:

      I did that! The problem is that the internet in the hotel is juuuust this side of almost good enough.

      It’s perfect for text (yay us) but less perfect for television. But how long have we lived with less than perfect? I plan on finishing Orange Is The New Black while out here and maybe doing that Hannibal thing that Glyph is constantly harping on.Report

      • Avatar Glyph in reply to Jaybird says:

        If you have Amazon Prime you can stream Hannibal S1 for free (never done it, so not sure about the streaming quality…)

        A commenter on the AVClub recap from last night’s ep noted that Fuller is taking the show “completely, next-level bananas” this season.

        I agree and approve.

        It’s opera.

        With viscera.Report

  16. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    I am in Day 2 of a four-day weekend that I took to hang out with the wife and youngest daughter while they are on Spring Break. Day 1 involved rain all day so we stayed in the house and did some spring cleaning. I also squeezed in a two-hour nap which was wonderful.

    This morning I got up early and ran errands. New wipers for the truck. Some lumber for a small project. A few groceries and I grabbed lunch for the gang. I think we’re going to a fish fry tonight (Catholics + Lent = Fish and beer) And I promised the youngest daughter we would see Captain America.

    Saturday is for projects. I have several semi-fun ones to choose from so time management will be key in squeezing in as many as possible. I need to get out to the farm and do some post-storm cleanup but it’s going to be a muddy mess so I may give it a week. Sunday we have a birthday party for niece and nephew then tickets to see Billy Joel Sunday night.

    Also prepping for a big move at work on Monday. I am starting my new management position which means a trip to the barber for a respectable haircut and (insert sobbing here) I need to shave off my beard. I have been given two weeks from the wife to try a mustache and hopefully I will look more like a young Ernest Hemingway instead of a 70s pornstar. I have dusted off all of my business casual clothes and (hooray) they all still fit. Lots of little tasks next week wrapping up the year-long project I was on and getting all my new management swag set up. New laptop, new phone, AmEx card, business cards to order and a new ID badge with the little M on it that means I have to act like a grownup now.Report

  17. Avatar Pyre says:

    Well, if you had your Xbox with you, I’d say that you should check out the XBLA version of Arkham Origins: Blackgate since you’re into the whole Batman-Arkham thing.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Pyre says:

      It was a 3DS game before it was a downloadable!

      (I already got it! And it ain’t bad.)Report

      • Avatar Pyre in reply to Jaybird says:

        Yeah, that’s why I know the ending to it since I figured that it was going to stay a 3DS game but I wanted to make sure you knew about it.

        I figure that I’ll get it when my demo backlog hits three (Counting Magrunner, it’s at two.) or a sale happens.Report

  18. Avatar Pyre says:

    I guess I should say what I’m doing besides telling you to check out the Blackgate demo.

    Tonight, by coincidence, the guild is raiding an Op that I’m actually interested in as part of my wrapping Cognitus up.
    Saturday: standard Xbox Live day. Borderlands 2.
    Sunday: Wrestlemania.
    Monday: Since wrestling is usually kinda naff after Wrestlemania, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We’ll see if my theory on Cap being more interesting when the ending isn’t railroaded in comes true.Report

  19. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    So far – reacquainted myself with how dreadful OEM installs of Windows are in the process of trying to get all the junk off one and turn it into an actually usable system; met an old friend and his partner for a very nice dinner; conversed with a confused and frightened elderly lady who was hiding next to our house when we got home (eventually someone who knew her arrived and took her home).

    To come – some cleaning, a friend’s birthday party, the usual volunteer shift, more cleaning.Report