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  1. Avatar Alan Scott says:

    Saturday and Sunday, I will be working, plus the second section of my 13th age game is on Sunday morning. The players will be arriving at Sigil, City of Doors and crossroad to the planes.

    Now that my Summer School job is over, though, the days I have off mid-week from my retail job will be actual days off. I will likely spend them catching up on sleep.Report

  2. Avatar aarondavid says:

    Well, I am heading into Berkeley tomorrow to have lunch with my wife, and will sneak in a bit of junk shopping in the morning, searching for hidden treasures (and a 1/4 horse 1725rpm 115vac motor) Other than that, no real plans but puttering about the house and the wife gardening.Report

  3. Avatar Damon says:

    Back when I was married, my wife wanted to get a playmate for our recently adopted older cat. The new arrival, was smaller, female, reclusive, etc. in public, but when she settled in, she ended up as the bully. There was no fighting but there was a lot of dominance games. We finally had to separate them while selling the house for the divorce since one or both were pissing in the dining room.

    Years after the divorce and me taking the female, both cats are healthier and happier apart. Now the female just dominates me 🙂Report

  4. Avatar Kim says:

    Enjoy the convention!
    My friend has this tendency to hire folks to go to conventions for him…
    I wonder how many he’s hired this year?Report

  5. Avatar Glyph says:

    Assuming I feel any better tomorrow, I have a persistently-recurring mildew spot by a ceiling register that I have to go General Sherman on somehow.

    Probably taking the kiddos to a Comic-Con on Sunday.Report

  6. Avatar North says:

    Maribou my dear, I didn’t know you were into Arthurian mythology. Have you ever read the Finovar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay?Report

    • Avatar Maribou says:

      @north Yes indeed! I read it in high school and loved it very much. I really should go back and reread it one of these days.Report

      • Avatar North says:

        I’d recommend it. If I were inclined to be religious it’d probably be my bible.Report

        • Avatar Maribou says:

          @north It’s certainly one of my all-time favorites, based on my hazy recollections. Sadly I didn’t enjoy much else of his that I’ve read – Ysabel was pretty good – though I think maybe Tigana might be better than I remember based on what other people say about it?Report

          • Avatar North says:

            I think you might like A Song for Arbonne if you haven’t read it. It’s a stand alone book and pretty well done, there’s a warrior character in it that reminds me of Jay. It’s a lengthy read tho.

            No argument, though, that The Finovar Tapestry was the apex of his writing.Report

          • Avatar zic says:

            I loved it as a teen, but didn’t like it so much when I re-read it as an adult; particularly compared to the The Sarantine Mosiac, and The Lions of Al Rassan. But the absolute best, most treasured is Under Heaven. One of the most beautiful books ever written.Report

  7. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    That sounds like a great conference! I hope you have fun.

    On Saturday there’s paintball (part of a friend’s stag party) then Mr. T’s cousin’s wedding, then either stay at the wedding or go for drinks at the tail end of the stag party.

    Fledermaus may have a lighting gig at the Banff Centre for the Arts next week, in which case she’ll head out on Sunday evening.

    Monday is a day off for me. Maybe we can even get the basement ceiling finished up. It will feel soooo good when we finally have that done. I think the problem is that the basement in its current half-finished state is just functional enough that we can use it, such that any work on the space involves cleaning everything away, then getting the work done, then setting things back up – so we can’t make any useful progress unless we have a long window of time to make the clearing out and setting up worthwhile.

    Once we get the larger room finished, I suspect the smaller room will go much faster, because the stuff from that room will be making the larger one useless, making us impatient to wrap up.Report

  8. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Well, that was more unpleasant than I was hoping for, though less than I had feared. First mouse dead. It didn’t kill the mouse right away, unfortunately. Went to check on it, opened the drawer, and saw what I’m pretty sure were the last moments of life for the thing as its bulged eyes looked up at me.

    I gave it every opportunity, so I don’t feel too guilty. There are more than one, but I’m pretty sure the one I caught tonight is the one that’s been most persistent.

    It’s the mouse cub I saw last night that makes me just a little bit sad when/if it gets snared.Report

  9. Avatar Will Truman says:

    So… other than the whole mouse thing, no strong plans this weekend. We’re recovering from our Alaska trip. Incidentally, my wife just got called for a recruiter out there. Double her current salary, no nights or weekends. But a job she would hate, and she couldn’t take the endless nights.

    I had intended to hit the ground running when we got home arranging various things for the house. But our handy man hasn’t called me back, and I can’t find a mason for all the world.Report

  10. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    The granddaughter has developed a propensity to climb things. So working my way around the first floor, anchoring and tethering furniture to the walls.Report

  11. Avatar Jaybird says:

    And it is sinking in that I don’t have the option of leaving the house today.

    Oh. This is soooo wonderful.Report

  12. Avatar Blomster says:

    Just to concur with the PTSD comment. My mother is a therapist with more than a decade’s experience of working with PTSD clients. A few years ago, she adopted a resque cat that had an unknown, but obviously troubled, background. For one, it was obvious that the tail had been broken as a kitten.

    My mom says the physical manefestations of PTSD were obvious – with no intent of hyperbole or anthropomorphism. For instance, he would get very nervous whenever he realised that he was in a closed room without a manner of escape. Even without any reason why he’d need to escape at that point. Or he’d switch in a moment between being happy and content to being totally freaked out, triggered by some innocuous movement or sound.

    It was great to see him come around over the years. The only cat I’ve ever known to consistently come when his owner called him.Report

  13. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    You all have wrapped up your weekend, but I just began mine! Junior is home from a two week stay with his father for summer. Holy cow, I missed him. Today and tomorrow are family day with a short break to donate platelets. I think he’s already sick of all of the hugs and kisses.

    Also, he has a wiggly tooth! Such a big boy 🙂Report