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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 Doctor Jay says:

    I have very, very fond memories of ZatAoMM. Very fond. I never asked Philosophy majors about it, though, for the simple reason that I don’t know very many. Such it is to be a STEM geek. Besides, it didn’t seem to have much to do with the sorts of things they had me read when I took Philosophy 101.Report

  2. Avatar Kimmi says:

    To truly fix the kitchen, you take the garbage disposal out.
    Seriously, they’re prone to breaking.
    And when was the last time you used it anyway?
    (retracting if you use it daily, instead of a composter)Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Kimmi says:

      This one has 3/4ths of a horsepower. The old one only had a 1/2 horsepower.

      That’s a quarter of a horse.

      And we use it a couple of times a week.

      (Our part of Colorado is too dry for us to compost.)Report

      • Avatar Fish in reply to Jaybird says:

        Well, you can do it, but you have to water your compost bin, which makes Colorado the place where it’s dumb to water your lawn but perfectly ok to water your garbage.Report

  3. Avatar Maribou says:

    What is on my docket for this weekend is NOT FIXING THE KITCHEN since we did that lat weekend. I am sure the usual chores, etc, will take place.

    Oh, and Sunday, Dman’s wife and I are going to marathon all the Librarian movies and then watch the first episode of the new show.Report

  4. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    This evening we head out to Mr. T’s family’s place, maybe ice some cookies, sleep. Tomorrow is a Christmas-ish party with that extended family, then sleep again.

    Sunday, we come back home, Fledermaus has a dance show, we collapse in exhaustion.

    Monday I get up ungodly early to go most of the way back to where Mr. T’s family lives for an all day meeting with our extended work team – a meeting of enough people that I have to actively restrain my cynicism about its actually get anything done.Report

  5. Avatar Chris says:

    6-year old, watching my undergrad school play my graduate school (and rooting for the former to absolutely destroy the latter, as they did Kansas), and reading.

    Speaking of philosophy majors, in fact, have you read McTaggart’s The Nature of Existence? I’m making my way through now, and like Schopenasshole’s WW&R, it is a clear and inspiring read, full of stuff that I will never agree with but find so wonderful that I wish I did. And you can get it free online, ’cause it’s old.Report

  6. Avatar Glyph says:

    The kids’ cousins are coming over tomorrow, so a house full of screaming children.

    Black Mirror marathon, with any luck.Report

  7. Avatar aaron david says:

    The wife and I will be doing the one thing we swore we would never do…
    Putting up Xmas lights!
    That and getting a tree.

    Oh, and @jaybird if you have any other electrical questions, shoot me an email, as I love that stuff, and am good at it.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to aaron david says:

      We put up interior decorations last weekend, so I need to do lights/exterior this weekend.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to aaron david says:

      @aaron-david, What I would like to do most in my life is change out the ceiling lamps (they use those dinky little golfball lightbulbs) in my basement for human sized ones.

      I worry about how difficult that would end up being.Report

      • Avatar aaron david in reply to Jaybird says:

        @jaybird
        Not really that different from changing the garbage disposal. You are basically putting in another lamp, and everything will be in the wall/ceiling already to go, just like the GD. Main things would be to make sure that the base would cover the mountings, but everything is standardized now, so unless your home is older (prewar) it should mate up easily. The biggest problem would be that if there is no natural light in the basement you will need to rig something up (you will have to turn off the power at the switch at the least) and if they are on the ceiling you will have to work around having the fixture hanging from the power cords. Be very careful with safety, and enjoy!Report

  8. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    Tonight, burning the annual Xmas CD that I send out as a Christmas card. This year’s high(?)light is Fruitcake by The Superions.

    Tomorrow, going to see Nick Lowe do his Quality Holiday Revue with some friends.

    Sunday, church and a sing along Messiah, which is just about the most ridiculous piece of music ever written.Report

  9. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    Dickens Fair for the first time. I think I will either find it strangely enjoyable or highly regret the idea.Report

  10. I’m getting over the sniffles, as is the little girl.

    The big mission is going to be to try to get some food into her. She was on hunger strike for part of last week, for reasons unknown. Right about when she seemed to be snapping out of it, she started getting sick and it started all over again. She hasn’t eaten regularly in over a week. Oddly, I find myself more worried about it than my wife, when she is usually the worrier.

    I’m getting caught up on some TV shows. I’m listening to the worst audiobook ever recorded (the story is fine, the narrating is just the worst), but I hope to get into all this on the Sunday post.Report

  11. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    Got home late tonight from a week in Hartford,CT for work. I ate a lot of delicious meals (gotta love that corporate card) but now I feel the need to detox. Salad and more salad. Got to learn to either eat healthier on business trips or visit the hotel gym more often.

    UFC 181 tomorrow night should be awesome. Need to put ip the outside xmas lights if it ever stops raining.Report

  12. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    This weekend is my annual “just me” retreat.

    This year, I am staying semi-local and holing up at the Edgefield, a hotel/winery/brewery/distillery that has (according to Bon Appetit) one of the country’s best farm-to-table restaurants, several pub grub eateries, and about a dozen different bars, all different but all very rustic — most heated by either very old fireplaces or wood burning stoves.

    It’s pretty damn awesome so far.Report

  13. Spent one day taking care of the granddaughter this week. Nap time was a battle. She ate her peas at supper by stabbing them individually with the little kid sized fork — I don’t remember either of my kids with that level of fine-motor skill at 15 months.Report