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  1. Avatar Glyph says:

    Taking the kiddos to a fall festival tonight.

    Projects around the house tomorrow (get some shelves up in multiple locations).

    Having some people over tomorrow night for adult beverages; weather permitting, we might get the fire and hot tub going.

    Maybe a visit to our favorite tacqueria on Sunday.

    Hoping the ringing in my ears stops soon; the show I saw last night was excellent, but I really should have worn earplugs.Report

  2. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    One of these times I’m going to try to get a game of 100 Blank White Cards going – it seems like it ought to go well with a largeish group.

    The way it works is:

    – Obtain a bunch of pens and pencils and stuff, and a pack of blank index cards.
    – Give each player about half a dozen blank cards and some time to write or draw stuff on them.
    – If you’ve played before, shuffle your old deck and take about half a dozen cards per player in today’s game.
    – Shuffle the filled in cards in with a roughly equal number of blank ones – bringing the total up to somewhere around a hundred, depending on how long you want the game to go.
    – Deal five cards per player.
    – At any time, players may draw or write on any card in their hand.
    – Play proceeds to the left, with each player drawing a card from the deck, then playing one from their hand, unless someone plays a card that changes how the game works.

    That’s as far as the rules go – everything else is determined as you play. It’s like Calvinball, but with cards.Report

  3. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    One thing I’ll be doing is bringing in the last of the veggie garden – it’s supposed to get down to -20 C by Monday night.

    I guess I’ll also take the winter bikes into the shop and get them ready for the season – there shouldn’t be much left to do on mine, as I put it away pretty well tuned last spring. Fledermaus’s winter bike I don’t know about.Report

  4. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    My friend is having a birthday party tomorrow. I will go to the bar half but not the club half probably. I generally dislike clubs.

    Other than that trying to think of a way forward on the job market. I’ve been out of my last project for a month now and I’ve been applying to jobs with not much luck. I was told by a former freelancer employer that they don’t have enough work to give me a project and also what I need is a “real job”. Gee don’t I know that.

    My parents seem to think the best thing to do is good old school and knock on doors with resume in hand but I’m enough of an introvert that this makes me anxious. I also feel a bit like a freak who can’t get a job the normal way (by applying through a want ad). I did a test run today. Not fun. Will probably have to do more tomorrow. I tried doing this last spring with non-success.Report

  5. No tight plans this weekend. I’m trying to get back into watching my TV programs, but Lain is having absolutely none of it. I don’t get it, to be honest, because it’s not like there is any semblance of competition between her and the TV set. It took me three days to watch an episode of Continuum, and she is not an attention-demanding child (if she were, she’d be climbing all over my laptop). But the second I turn on the TV, she is climbing all over me, going BABABABABABABAAAAAAA, or finding one of her noise-making toys.

    Maybe she thinks that the TV is for music videos (which she *loves*) and anything else demands a round of Annoy The Daddy?Report

  6. Avatar Maribou says:

    I am at the tail end of a 6-day work week so mostly I want to sleep.

    Am pleased about the friends night on Saturday.

    Am looking forward to watching more Person of Interest with @jaybird.

    Am going to be reading lots.

    Am excited about a half day on Monday so I can go to a Bastille concert a couple hours north.

    But mostly I want to sleep. And maybe stare at the ceiling for a while.Report

  7. Avatar aaron david says:

    Well, two weeks ago I found out my father has early stage dementia, and I spent today in a surgical consult, finding out just how bad my back is. So, I will be visiting an old friend in SF and doing a lot of thinking.Report

  8. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Okay, I’m not precisely saying that I am five fingers of good Scotch and two hours into Skyfall as I type this. But I’ve read on Wikipedia that the set for the scene with final battle against Javier Bardem was built was in Surrey, which is far as I can tell is pretty much all southern suburban London. But the framing and set up shots, and all of the background scenes, are the bleakly beautiful Glencoe, in Scotland. They did all of that digitally? Damn.Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko in reply to Burt Likko says:

      And I should add that both Robert Deakins’ cinematography and Thomas Newman’s score are fishing brilliant. Which is all to Sam Mendes’ credit.Report

      • Avatar greginak in reply to Burt Likko says:

        It was very well shot and amazing that it was Surrey. Of course it shouldn’t be asked why he took M to the place he knew he could be tracked to instead of some completely random, anonymous place he couldn’t be found. It’s not like a super spy couldn’t get lost in……oh never mind….it was good final showdown.Report

  9. Avatar Morat20 says:

    I went and saw Otello, otherwise known as “Iago and the Handkerchief of Doom”. And then I called dibs on the Ring Cycle (the Houston Opera is doing it over four years starting this spring (they’re my wife’s tickets, so I don’t always get to go.)Report

  10. One thing this weekend is that we’re having the deck finishers take care of the deck.

    So it’s a good thing that we had some deck time last night (pictures!). Unfortunately, the deck people had to toss over all the leaves that Lain loves so much. Fortunately, there are many more leaves on the trees yet to fall off.Report

  11. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    I spent most of last week in Connecticut for work, so I went in to the weekend really just wanting to do a little hunting (deer season started yesterday) and hang around the house. Then I realized we had dinner out with friends last night and a birthday party today. So…there’s that.

    I have seven work days left before I start a 12-day vacation so I have a LOT to accomplish in the office. Should make the week go by quickly.Report

  12. Good news! I got my voter registration card this weekend! Now I just need to find out where the late voting poll stations are, and I’m good to go!Report