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  1. Avatar Saul DeGraw says:

    I will be avoiding Bay to Breakers on Sunday. Just like I avoid it every year.Report

  2. Avatar Chris says:

    We’re going to see Moosh and Twist tomorrow night. If you don’t know who Moosh and Twist are, that’s because you’re old enough to buy beer. Therefore, I will be be spending my Friday evening feeling old. The price of a partner who is forever young, I suppose.

    Saturday, I plan on telling some youngins to get off my lawn, yelling at the television, and finding a car to drive slowly in the left lane with my blinker constantly on. And napping (that part is true).Report

    • Avatar Saul DeGraw in reply to Chris says:

      “We’re going to see Moosh and Twist tomorrow night. If you don’t know who Moosh and Twist are, that’s because you’re old enough to buy beer.”


      I think you should do the twist at the concert.Report

  3. Avatar Chris says:

    Oh, and congratulations!Report

  4. Avatar Maribou says:

    While both Jaybird and I DESERVE to do diddly-squat (and we keep trying to do so), we won’t actually be doing so.

    Friday: testing out the summer’s Friday-means-we-sit-on-the-porch, though the only people invited are selected just-about-to-graduate students from my workplace, mostly ones that are no longer in my employ. (This is an annual tradition.)

    Saturday: one of my oldest friends here (we finished undergrad together) is graduating from her master’s program.

    And then, something that will take up the rest of Saturday AND Sunday: We are adopting a 4th cat under urgent circumstances.

    Fortunately, the last one will at least involve a lot of sitting quietly with various kitties as we let new cat get used to his house (or at least, to the one room he’ll be in at first) and his new people, and as we reassure all the old kitties that we still love them best.

    Still it would be very nice to have a weekend some day where absolutely nothing of interest happens.Report

  5. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    Congratulations! And good luck with the new kitty.

    Today is my daughter’s birthday, so she gets to take cupcakes to preschool, which is about as exciting as it gets. The party’s not till next week, as lots of people will be out of town for the long weekend, but I’ll still probably swing by the bakery on the way home and pick up a cake.

    The second of the two shows my wife has been working madly on opens tonight, after which she will probably pour herself a large glass of wine and gradually relax her shoulders.

    On Saturday, if the stars align right, we’ll go camping until Monday.Report

  6. Avatar zic says:


    You bless us. You’re shining and beautiful and proud.Report

  7. Avatar James K says:

    Congratulations Maribou!Report

    • Avatar Maribou in reply to James K says:

      Thanks, James! You might be amused to know that one of the things I am really looking forward to doing now that I’m not in school is getting back to my giant reread of all Terry Pratchett’s books :).Report

  8. Avatar KatherineMW says:

    Congratulations, Maribou!Report

  9. Avatar James Hanley says:

    Infinite congratulations.Report

  10. Avatar Road Scholar says:

    Congratulations! That’s what we’re doing tomorrow morning. After six years, two schools, and I think, three? changes in major, our oldest puts on the cap and gown. Whew!

    Now she goes to grad school. [shakes head]Report

  11. Avatar zic says:

    This is for Maribou and the rest of you, too:


  12. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Congratulations, Maribou!

    Myself, I’m recovering from this past week’s road trip. I’m getting too old to drive 1100 miles with an eight-month old strapped into her car seat in the back. Overall, the granddaughter was a real trooper, napping a reasonable portion of the trip and allowing herself to be distracted by various things most of the rest of the time. And my Mom, the great-grandmother, was very pleased about the visit.Report

    • Avatar Maribou in reply to Michael Cain says:

      Thanks, Michael! And I’m glad you had a good trip. Some things that aren’t a lot of fun are still extremely satisfying.Report

      • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to Maribou says:

        One of the real surprises was watching an eight-month-old enjoy the zoo. She liked the big cats, and was absolutely enthralled in the aquarium where she could sit on a shelf, put her forehead up against the plexiglass of the big tank and watch the sharks and rays swimming around.Report

  13. Avatar Kazzy says:

    Thirteen and one-tenth miles. One hour and fifty-six minutes.Report

  14. Avatar Kazzy says:

    And congratulations abound for Maribou.Report

    • Avatar Maribou in reply to Kazzy says:

      Thanks, Kazzy!Report

      • Avatar Kazzy in reply to Maribou says:

        You’ll be happy to know I have reinvigorated my love for the library. When I lived across the street from a state-of-the-art one in Yonkers, I was a regular visitor. The relatively newfound ability for libraries to cluster and share resources AND to make these shared resources accessible via the internet (i.e., I can request a book anywhere in the cluster and have it delivered to my local library in a relatively short period of time) is wonderful. It took me a while to get acquainted with the system where we live now, but am excited now that I am.

        Often, it’s faster to request a book via the library than to get one delivered via Amazon. And it’s free!!! WHO KNEW?!?!Report

      • Avatar Maribou in reply to Maribou says:

        @kazzy Hooray! (I did know that, but lots of people don’t. Here at my workplace, we’re part of a 45-library 2-state cluster (some of them have branches), which is about to hook up with a 70-library cluster that covers three other states. Thank goodness for geographically-weighted algorithms….Report

      • Avatar Kazzy in reply to Maribou says:


        I don’t know what a geographically-whatevered whoziwhatsit is, but that sounds awesome for your area!

        I’ve always been a big fan of libraries, but moreso in principal than in practice. Some of my fondest memories growing up involved our local library. I understand many libraries face budget cuts and other issues. I don’t know how widespread the problem is, but it is problematic. I wonder how many people know how the internet and the partnering of libraries have improved things. For instance, I can expect an email in the next day or so telling me that the entire set of discs for “The Wire: Season 2” is ready for me to pickup. Hot damn!

        My school currently lacks a library. Or, we have a library space — a room full of books — but no librarian. It is a damn shame. One of the supposed elements of a “21st century school” is to be library-less. The idea is that knowledge, information, and resources shouldn’t be concentrated in a static room. Which tells me that people who push such ideas don’t really know how libraries work.Report

  15. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Congratulations, Maribou!Report

  16. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    Congratulations, Maribou!!! How exciting 😀

    I hiked, ate, and soaked up the sun at the beach. It was fantastic :). I’m avoiding firing my gardener. 🙁 I’m such a conflict avoider.Report

  17. Avatar Kim says:

    Saw a great exhibit on American Landscape painters and the Hudson River School at the Frick.Report