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  1. Avatar Will Truman
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    Barring something unforeseen, we close on the house on Tuesday. The movers arrive on Thursday. So we have a lot of work to do between now and then.Report

  2. Avatar Tod Kelly
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    Most of my weekend will be attempts at relaxation. A few hikes, a kitchen experiment or two, some dabbling in new cocktails. Maybe a movie(s). And reading… a lot of reading. Oh, and I think the Duck’s first game against some patsy is on Saturday?

    Only one “project:” I have it in my head these days to turn a room that was meant to be a wine cellar by our builder into an actual wine cellar. (It’s just a place that has book shelves, unopened boxes and a never-used cat box at the moment.) I think I’m going to start looking into that.

    I’ll be doing all-day barbecued ribs on Monday, when some as-of-yet undetermined number of friends come over for a late afternoon/early evening time on the deck.Report

  3. Avatar dragonfrog
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    My friend who does tree maintenance apparently knows a vacant lot with a tree covered in absolutely delicious apples. We might manage to do some harvesting of this tree tomorrow morning. I haven’t seen the tree, but I can confirm the apples are really good.

    I’ve got a cider press I made last year, but no fruit grinder. I’m going to try freezing and thawing the fruit, which I’ve heard also works pretty well for turning them into a press-able mush, without much affecting the taste of the juice.

    We’re going to my wife’s boyfriend’s family’s place for Saturday evening and all Sunday. I’m not sure which of the cousins and so forth will be there, but I hope there’s some – they’re lovely folks, and it would be nice for Kiddo to have someone to play with.

    On Monday I’m going on a bike-swapping bike ride with a friend who’s looking to get a new bike and so wants to try out some different ones in the next while.Report

    • Avatar ScarletNumbers in reply to dragonfrog
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      We’re going to my wife’s boyfriend’s family’s place for Saturday evening and all Sunday.

      While I understand each of those words individually, as a sentence they don’t make sense.Report

      • Avatar dragonfrog in reply to ScarletNumbers
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        Our relationship is polyamorous, or consensually nonmonogamous, or whatever you want to call it. I’ve been married to Fledermaus for 12 years, and she and Mr T have been dating for about 2.

        Mr T’s family have been super welcoming and accepting of our entire family. It’s always been a pleasure to visit them.Report

      • Avatar ScarletNumbers in reply to ScarletNumbers
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        @dragonfrog

        Mr T’s family have been super welcoming and accepting of our entire family. It’s always been a pleasure to visit them.

        Well considering that Mr T is getting the milk for free from your cow, I would hope so.

        Do you date others as well?Report

      • Avatar dragonfrog in reply to ScarletNumbers
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        I’ll thank you to use more considered language if you have any more questions. My wife is not my property, she is not livestock, and her affection is hers to bestow, not something to which I’ve purchased exclusive rights. Besides which, Mr. T is a member of our family, contributing to all of our wellbeing, happiness, and prosperity just as we try to contribute to his.

        And yes, I also date other people.Report

      • Avatar Glyph in reply to ScarletNumbers
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        @scarletnumbers – I want to make it clear, in case it’s not.

        When you make these sorts of thinly-veiled insults to people who are being open about their personal lives, this is how I picture you.

        I encourage everyone to do the same.

        Maybe you intend to come across as funny or clever or as a teller of unvarnished truth.

        But you’re just coming across as a jerk lacking couth.Report

      • Avatar veronica d in reply to ScarletNumbers
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        I’ve made my opinions on this person clear. He is truly a wretched human being. Dead weight on the forum.

        @dragonfrog — I’m poly also. Best choice my partner and I ever made.Report

  4. Avatar Burt Likko
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    Natasha and I are having another couple over for brunch on Sunday, something of a delicate political situation. We’d had a bit of a falling-out when mutual friends got divorced and they took one side and we were perceived as taking another (we thought we weren’t taking sides) and there was lots of drama and we said “We don’t want no drama” and withdrew from the situation completely. So now we’re trying to reconcile because, after all, just because our mutual friends got divorced shouldn’t mean that our friendship had to end. Other mutual friends have suggested that we deal with the situation according to The Guy Code, which is “Never speak of it again.”Report

  5. Avatar James Pearce
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    Working all weekend, yes, all weekend. Even Monday.

    If you go to the movies, think of me. I’ll be thinking of you.Report

  6. Avatar veronica d
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    Today I dyed my hair purple and I have family in town this weekend. So, yay!

    Probably no dancing, however.Report

  7. Avatar zic
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    I’ll be out and about taking photographs. It’s become my favorite thing to do, lately.

    I made a tumblr, just to share with you, with a few that I took today. Constructive criticism is welcome.
    http://082914inphotos.tumblr.com/

    When I concentrate really hard visually, I’ve found that I don’t have as much tremor in my hands; there’s some interesting brain stuff going on.Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko in reply to zic
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      I particularly liked the grasshopper. A simple photo, but the subject was so sharply-defined. Not quite sure how else to describe it. But I’ve enjoyed all your photo collections, and this is no exception.

      If I were to offer constructive criticism, it’d be something about the broader angle focuses not really capturing the majesty or the beauty of the subject matter. But I can never do that myself — getting grandeur is a damn tall order for most cameras.Report

      • Avatar zic in reply to Burt Likko
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        Thank you, @burt-likko

        Grandeur is difficult; 28mm wide-angle bends the sides, so careful placement of side elements is necessary. The mountain peak in the center vs. trees at the edges helps here, I think, diminishing the bowl effect. I struggle with keeping things level, often find that in the effort to balance the photo visually, I tilt the camera without thinking.

        The extreme zoom end of the camera; where the grasshopper resides, still astounds me. I’ve also grown to realize to really take use of this for insects, I’d have to auto-focus at the approximate distance, and manual focus on the bugs. They are very sensitive to the red light used by the focus mechanism, and it sends them scurrying.

        All the images are unedited.

        The funniest thing has been my google+ auto backup. Google goes through the photos and applies filters. I tend to shoot in bursts, journalist trick that helps avoid the closed-eye, so google’s auto-awesome tends to animate burst shots. Yesterday, I stumbled upon a whole page in the auto-awesome album of a friend dancing as she modeled some knitwear for me a couple of years ago. I wonder if, in matching the motion-animated cricket above, (you can see it here, if the comparison to all the other cricket pictures automated lay the seeds for digital sentience?Report

    • Avatar zic in reply to zic
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      Continuing with a theme, today’s photos, though I’m planning to go out once more; looking for the setting moon, and may add a few more. Shot in b&w today; the display has no color; so it’s rather disconcerting.Report

    • Avatar zic in reply to zic
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      Today, instead of random neighborhood photographs, I turned my gaze to the neighborhood eyesore, which just happens to be in my back yard: a now-unused grammar school. I shot it to capture the state of decay, and promoted this tumblr on my town’s team page on FB, where it’s stirred up quite a discussion about the buildings future or lack thereof. Bonus points to anyone who identifies Casa Zic.

      http://ethelbisbee.tumblr.com/

      Tomorrow, I’ll do a final post of shots from the day; early-morning trip planned to document a local farm’s (non-organic) daily harvest.

      And that, in four tumbles, will be my Labor of Love for Labor Day Weekend.Report

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