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  1. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Brewing! This time around, it’s a simple fruit cider. Orange-rind cream ale is ready to go so it’s time to get some more fermentation happening. I think a simple green apple cider is what the doctor’s going to order up in the three weeks or so it’ll take us to go through the beer. cider ferments faster than beer, so we can have this stuff ready for a 4th of July barbecue.Report

  2. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Tomorrow we’re going down to the elementary school to talk to some more development specialists about Lain. We think that they’re going to tell us that she has progressed out of the state’s development assistence program. Or they’ll tell us that she hasn’t, which will make us sad but will mean free day care.

    We’ve had some truly amazing progress on the sleeping front. There is an ebb and flow, but the bad nights are better than the good nights used to be, for the most part. We’ve got her completely off of night milk, and she is relying less on us to soothe her.

    I’m hoping to actually get some TV watching done, but life keeps intervening.Report

  3. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Hey, does anybody here have a Pebble Watch? I got one, and I’m looking for some interesting apps.Report

    • Avatar Chris says:

      What’s a watch? (I actually had to look up what a Pebble Watch is.)Report

    • Avatar aaron david says:

      My watch is a wind-up!Report

    • Avatar dragonfrog says:

      My colleague has one. I’ll pick his brain on Monday.Report

      • Avatar dragonfrog says:

        It turns out it’s mainly his wife who uses it. She uses it mainly for
        – quick review and canned responses to text and email messages (“I’m at work, I’ll reply later today” etc.)
        – calendar notifications
        – exploiting the phone/watch pairing to locate her phone
        – a few gamesReport

        • Avatar Will Truman says:

          @dragonfrog Thanks. I haven’t tried any of the games yet. I’ve considered looking around, but with three buttons I’m not sure how they would work.

          As someone with a terrible sense of direction, I like the compass functionality! And as someone who snores, I’m gonna see how the snoring app works.Report

  4. Avatar Maribou says:

    Plz to note that we’ll still have a futon mattress on the grown-up bed, and that the grown-up bed cost 200 (on deep sale) and has to be put together, so I’m not sure HOW grown-up it is. BUT, it is not broken, and it superficially LOOKS like a grown-up bed, and that means we will be a 2 grown-up bed household, and man, that’s weird. And grown up. An actual bed for guests to sleep on!

    Other than putting the bedframe together and helping with getting the old stuff into the truck for the dump run (THANK YOU FISH), my biggest hopes for the weekend are a) reading a lot, b) actually writing some review thingers so I can post more bookposts to my blog, c) resting. Oh, and I have a therapy appointment on Monday.Report

  5. Avatar Glyph says:

    I’d like to get some home projects done. I have some painting I’d like to do, and a lotta dirt I gotta move (a good friend once told me that much of human existence is schlepping heavy objects from one place to another, then back again. The challenge is to find this Zen, rather than Sisyphean).

    I also cracked my first book in a while (Bone Clocks). Hoping to maintain momentum, as it was only the topmost book in my ‘to-read’ stack.Report

  6. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    My GF is going to be out of the country for most of June including her birthday.

    She is having a picnic on Saturday and Sunday we are going to SPQR to celebrate:

    http://www.spqrsf.com/Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko says:

      She has good taste. I’ll hope for a full review; I don’t often get to dine at Michelin-starred restaurants.Report

      • Avatar Saul Degraw says:

        @burt-likko

        SF is an embarrassment of riches in terms of restaurants right now. We might not have enough good restaurants considering how hard it is too get a reservation at many places. We were out last night and looking for a spot to eat. Many places had a long wait even though it was 9 PM on a Thursday night. I have seen restaurants packed with people at 10 PM on a Sunday night.Report

        • Avatar Kim says:

          I went to a restaurant in SF that would literally cross your name off the waiting list if you seemed too ignorant.Report

          • Avatar Saul Degraw says:

            I am calling BS on this one.Report

            • Avatar Kim says:

              It was in Jtown, and they have a small place… and a line at most times of day and night.

              But if you like Ramen like I like Ramen…

              Ten bucks says you haven’t eaten there.Report

              • Avatar Saul Degraw says:

                If you gave me a name I would be able to tell you whether I ate there or not. I am well acquainted with lines at SF restaurants. They will cancel if it is your turn but you are too late at getting back.

                I have never seen a test of foodie knowledge. Your refusal to give a name or address makes me think you are BSing.Report

          • That is, if you took too long trying to spell it.Report

        • You could tell when things were really slow in SF (about 4 or 5 years ago), because you could just walk into any restaurant you liked without even thinking about making a reservation.Report

      • Avatar Saul Degraw says:

        I also think that SF and NYC are places where a lot of people do not cook at home.Report

  7. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    At the airport now, heading home from Manchester,NH after two weeks on the road. Going to kiss the wife and the dogs and enjoy a weekend of nothing.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      Man, there is nothing better than the feeling of going home.Report

      • Avatar Saul Degraw says:

        Waking up in a 5-star hotel in London or Paris?

        Waking up in a 5-star resort in the Tropics with a sea breeze on your face and the smell of fresh air, salt water, and fruit?Report

      • Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

        This was one of those returns that felt really weird. I was excited to be heading home but also felt some nervousness about it. The project is going well in the Northeast but there is still a ton of work to do (apparently opening a $45 million facility is harder in practice than it was on paper). I knew I needed to leave but I also felt guilty. I’ll be back in 2 weeks but that seems like a mountain of time for all sorts of things to go wrong without me there. Have to trust the team we hired can handle it and remember that home life always trumps work life. I’m in one of those seasons where the lines have gotten a little blurry.Report

  8. Avatar aaron david says:

    Meeting my best friend of 25 years’ new girlfriend for dinner on Sat.Report

  9. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    Memorial BBQ Sunday for my deceased brother as we approach the anniversary of his death. Hanging with my bestie on Saturday. He’s determined to make me feel better since I didn’t get that job I really wanted.

    I’m not on call this weekend!!!Report

  10. Avatar Joe Sal says:

    Replaced a washer machine last weekend. New one installed, but playing catchup on chores.

    As mentioned last weekend I will explain the instructions of the oyster mushroom kit that is currently waiting assembly. *some instructions abbreviated/liberated and spell corrected/incorrected

    1. wash hands, put on clean latex gloves
    2. empty bag of hardwood pellets into lower tray of terrarium, spread evenly
    3. boil 1 1/3 cup water and pour evenly over pellets, allow time for pellets to expand
    4. make 4 evenly spaced holes in wood fluff and apply spore medium into holes
    5. in one to two weeks white mycelium will be growing, take care that no other funk is growing in there (bacteria and such) or the mycelium could perish.
    6. 1-2 weeks after the mycelium grows, star-like pinheads will begin to form. When these baby mushrooms begin to form. place the terrarium base near moderate sunlight and moisten each day with approx. 1/4 cup of cold water.
    7. within 4-6 weeks mushrooms should be ready to harvest. To harvest wash hands and twist mushrooms out of the woodfill softly not disturbing the woodfill. Do not dig into the woodfill. Harvest as soon as the caps start to split.
    8. after harvesting, “cold shock” the woodfill with cold water to stimulate the mycelium to grow again.
    9. if cold shock worked, goto step 5.

    mentions 2-3 grow cycles are average for the kit

    Hope everyone fares well this weekend!Report

    • Avatar dragonfrog says:

      Thank you. That seems like something even I could handle, modulo planning around a couple of months when I’m not going out of town.Report

  11. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    We’re in Rosebud Alberta ttoday, having watched the opening of Fledermaus’s show (costumes on The Wizard of Oz!).

    Probably the next stop is the Tyrell dinosaur museum, which I haven’t visited since I was little, and kiddo has never seen. Depending when we get back to town, I might go out dancing tonight.Report