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  1. Will Truman says:

    We had a visit from the Development Coordinator. She talks a mile a minute in about fifteen different directions and so it took us a whole hour after she left just to recover.

    I finished the taxes and, as previously mentioned, we actually got a bit of a refund. Yay! (My head knows I gave the feds an interest free loan. My heart doesn’t care.)

    Trying to train the dog on the invisible fence. A “level two” “static correction” doesn’t seem to have any effect. Going to level three has her yelping and running in circles. Not sure what to do.

    We were really hoping to go mattress-shopping this week. Doesn’t look like that’s going to work out.Report

  2. Jaybird says:

    (My mom does this thing where she calls me at 5:15 AM on my birthday and explains to me that that’s the time that I woke her up lo those many, many years ago. Every year.)Report

  3. Murali says:

    We have a pre-wedding photo shoot.Report

  4. Burt Likko says:

    This weekend is bottling the homebrew!Report

  5. Chris says:

    Happy Birthday, Maribou!

    Going to see Lady Lamb (and the Beekeeper) tonight. Reggae Fest tomorrow. Then lots of housework to do Sunday.Report

    • Glyph in reply to Chris says:

      Bit of a tangent sparked off the Reggae Fest, but despite considering myself a casual fan of Oasis at best, I will always read a Noel Gallagher interview. That dude is hilarious, and seems to have a pretty good head on his shoulders.

      Anyway, he gave one to AVClub not too long ago, and in it he was asked about the “Blurred Lines”/Gaye Estate verdict, and he had this to say:

      AVC: What is your take on the “Blurred Lines” verdict?

      NG: I’m not sure what on Earth they’ve been sued for, if I’m being honest. An American journalist said to me it’s because of the rhythm of the track. Now if that’s true, and you can copyright rhythm, then all of reggae is fucked, all of dance music is fucked. All I can say is somebody has got some shit lawyers.


      • Chris in reply to Glyph says:

        Hehe… yeah, I get the impression a lot of musicians feel that way. I saw a lot of “this ruling will ruin the music industry” statements in the immediate aftermath.Report

      • ScarletNumber in reply to Glyph says:

        I will always read a Noel Gallagher interview. That dude is hilarious, and seems to have a pretty good head on his shoulders.

        Plus he wrote the greatest song of the last 20 years: Don’t Look Back in Anger.

        So he has THAT going for him, which is nice.Report

    • Maribou in reply to Chris says:

      @chris Thank you!Report

  6. North says:

    Happy Birthday Maribou.Report

    • Maribou in reply to zic says:

      @zic heee! thank you.Report

      • zic in reply to Maribou says:

        @maribou I didn’t want to ask yesterday, being do-nothing day. But I do today — did you manage to do nothing?Report

        • Maribou in reply to zic says:

          @zic Yes, I did! And every time I *didn’t* answer the phone, I got a thrill all over. *grins*Report

          • zic in reply to Maribou says:

            ***grins back***

            One of the things we forget about telephones is that it’s okay to ignore them, to turn them off, to leave them home. I hope you pursue birthday bliss more often, and ignore the phone, telling it, “You are not the boss of me,” at least once or twice a month. Or weekend. Or even every day.

            And I recently discovered Mr. Bliss. I’m uncertain how I feel about it; I didn’t love it nearly as much as I’d hoped; thought the illustrations far better than the narrative. It wasn’t quite silly enough to suspend judgement of the characters, not sympatico.Report

            • Kim in reply to zic says:

              You can leave the telephone at home. Sadly, the busybody cameras are rather harder to turn off. And then employers kvetch because they saw you “outside, having fun” (yes, employees who sign up for 24/7 contracts have themselves to blame. You’d think the employers understood that constant monitoring ought to account for sleep).Report

  7. Damon says:

    I’m perfecting my Gajar ka Halwa making skills, among other things….Report

  8. Mike Dwyer says:

    Happy Birthday Maribou!

    Busy weekend for me. We have a Kenny Chesney concert tonight (yes, I know this is probably hopelessly pedestrian to the music lovers of the OT – but I still love mainstream country music). Tomorrow is probably my favorite opening day of the year. Spring turkey season starts and so I will be up at a painful hour and should be sitting under a tree by 6:30am waiting for some big tom to come visit.

    UFC on FOX tomorrow night. Good card for anyone that wants to catch some quality free fights.

    Off to the airport on Sunday for my last trip to CT for quite a while. I’m handing the project off to someone else so I can transition to the NH side of things. Should be a productive week.Report

  9. dragonfrog says:

    Happy birthday full of as little as possible, Maribou!

    Personally I’m spending what’s looking like to be a beautiful spring weekend mostly in the basement, where the horrible awful no good very bad carpet is going to come out, and probably a few truckloads of stuff will go to goodwill, the eco-station, or the dump. Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to buy the new flooring before Fledermaus went out of town for the weekend, but honestly it’s unlikely we’d have had much time to install it anyway.Report

  10. Joe Sal says:

    Happy birthday Maribou!Report

  11. aaron david says:

    Happy Birthday Maribou!

    My wife’s birthday is middle next week, so she will be gardening this weekend and I will be building garden structures per her directions.

    There might be a birthday dinner, or that might be next weekend.Report

  12. Tod Kelly says:

    Happy Birthday, Maribou! I will raise a glass of an as-of-yet undetermined spirited beverage in your name this weekend.Report

  13. Maribou says:

    For once, I have nothing to add to Jay’s description of our weekend. 😀Report

  14. LeeEsq says:

    Happy birthday Maribou. Do you plan to have the traditional Canadian birthday caribou?Report

    • Maribou in reply to LeeEsq says:

      @leeesq Thank you! Sadly, it would be prohibitively expensive to fly caribou down here for the eatin’. I’ve had it a time or two in my life, though, and it was deeeeeeelicious.Report

  15. James K says:

    Happry Birthday @maribouReport

  16. Patrick says:

    (a) I will offer my standard “congrats on surviving another round-trip of star Sol on spaceship Terra!”

    (b) I envy your Saturday

    (c) Plans for this weekend:

    i. Tonight is Poker Night! Yay!

    ii. Tomorrow is kiddos Baseball Games and then a swing-by an old roomie’s place for his B-day party, coincidinkily.

    iii. Sunday is spending the morning up in the crawlspace with a respirator on measuring for insulation and also using the shop vac to clean up all the crap that’s up there from when we had the roof redone and debris rained down inside the crawlspace (also, there’s some other unpleasantness up there I need to get cleaned out prior to re-insulating the attic) The girl kiddo will be in Orange County with Kitty doing things with the Cousins. Then I have a community politics event in the park in the afternoon, I’m taking the drinks.Report