Maribou is a voracious reader who also likes to watch, stare at, and listen to stuff. Occasionally he makes stuff, too. They work in a small liberal arts college library, and share a house in Colorado with their husband Jaybird, three cats, and what looms ever closer to ten thousand books. She is identifiable as genderfluid, trans, farm-raised, citified, and bisexual, among a plethora of other adjectives.

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  1. Avatar Aaron David says:

    We adopted a dog today! That will be the weekend.Report

  2. Avatar Aaron David says:

    Oh, and my phone died yesterday out of the blue, so I will be sans téléphone, which is très magnifique.Report

  3. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    Junior turned six on Wednesday. I am throwing him a pool party tomorrow. It has been a week full of birthday festivities and tears from mommy. At least he is happy about being a big kid.

    In addition to wrangling a bunch of kids at the pool, I’ll be working job #2 and thanking my lucky stars to have two days off from job #1. I think I’ll indulge in some alone time this weekend. Ahhhh.Report

  4. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    I picked up a beer keg for conversion into a brew kettle. I bought it from the owners of a new bar – apparently they moved in to the space to find over a dozen kegs sitting around, which they can’t return until they have a license, and can’t have sitting around the space while they try to get their renovations done, and they can’t get a license until the renovations are done. So they sold the kegs online. So I will get a new cut-off wheel for the angle grinder and cut the top off the keg, and order fixtures, and wait impatiently for the fixtures.

    Tonight maybe pizza and movies at our friends’ new place. Saturday we have two symphony tickets; Mr. T will for sure be a symphony goer, Fledermaus and I will figure out who gets the other ticket, and the other one of us will stay home or perhaps go swimming with kiddo. Then Fledermaus and I are going out dancing and Mr. T staying home for the later evening.Report

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  6. Avatar KatherineMW says:

    Watching “Jessica Jones” on Netflix. It’s very dark, but excellent; probably the best thing Marvel (movie and TV) has produced. Strong characters, nuanced relationships, powerful emotional impact. I prefer it to Daredevil by a wide margin.

    It’s also a total disturbing mindscrew, especially if you’ve watched Doctor Who.Report

    • Avatar Zac says:

      I just now finished a two-day binge-watch of the whole season, and yeah, a really excellent show. And I concur with Katherine, it’s even better than PunchLord — I mean, Daredevil.Report

      • Avatar Glyph says:

        I really want to watch this, and I enjoyed both Daredevil and Agent Carter a lot, so hearing that this is the best one yet (from multiple sources) is pretty exciting. Plus I like Krysten Ritter anyway.

        I still haven’t watched With Bob and David. I tried last night but was too tired and was falling asleep, so I turned it off a few minutes in and went to bed. They sure made the animated opening credits a bit Python-esque.

        Finally finished the Bone Clocks (twenty minutes uninterrupted book time/week is not enough. Pretty sure Federal prisoners get more than that). Not sure what I think of it; Mitchell has obviously genre-mashed before, but I think that Cloud Atlas’ obsessive focus on its internal structure helped overcome the disjointed feel and pacing problems this one has – it takes way too long to start in on the “real” plot, which when it finally arrives, feels a bit out of place – like all the sudden the book has turned into a Stephen King novel, but without the character development for all (and there are quite a few) of these newly-introduced characters; then those characters all mostly disappear again, and there’s an now an unconvincing Irish version of On The Beach at the end.

        I’m going to chew it over a little more. Maybe I am missing something. It’s still an enjoyable read, and had I been able to read it in a more compressed time frame instead of drip-dripped over a year maybe it would have read differently.Report

  7. Avatar Morat20 says:

    I got to experience the fun of a “RUSH” allergy treatment. That’s when they fill you to the gills with steroids and anti-histamines, and then squish six months of stepping through slowly increasing exposure to allergens in a single day (or as far as you can get).

    Which requires a great, great, great many injections. I made it to about the five month mark. They stop when you start reacting, and I made it to the first cycle of undiluted allergens. (Which, frankly, are only a liquid due to hiring a good lawyer, and thus make the shots…fun. It’s like getting injected with particularly nauseating colors of jello. Pain wise, it’s about a lidocaine shot — it’s not that bad).

    On the bright side, I got to verify that indeed my allergy symptoms ARE the things I want to get rid of (I get a throbbing sinus pressure and feelings of intense fatigue, and while I was assured they a type of allergic symptom actually feeling that as I turned bright red was a relief) and I also got to experience an epi-shot.

    Which was…really odd. It wasn’t urgent (again, flushed with a mild headache) but they wanted the symptoms gone before I was released, and more steroids and antihistamines didn’t do it. So they told me how it’d feel.

    It’s freaking weird. You get all jittery. Your hands tremble. Your heart feels like it’s pounding, even if your pulse isn’t much higher. It feels like the aftermath of getting a really big scare, except it goes on for about 30 minutes. (Which makes sense I suppose).

    I’m rather hopeful — my son is on monthly maintenance shots (three years) and the improvement has been drastic. Not a matter of degree — he’s stopped taking daily antihistamines and simply doesn’t react to pollen counts (and he used to have screaming red eyes, eczema — many visible symptoms). Since I’m also highly allergic to environmental factors I can’t avoid, and I spend a good chunk of my year with headaches from it, I’m hoping I see good results myself.

    It was not the funnest day I’ve ever experienced, but I think it’ll be a worthwhile investment.Report

  8. Avatar Zac says:

    Other than Jessica Jones, as I mentioned above, one of my roommates recently turned me on to a wonderful little web series called High Maintenance; it’s a series of 5-15 minute character vignettes revolving around a pot dealer/delivery-guy in Brooklyn and his various customers, and it’s incredibly well crafted. Apparently, it was recently picked up by HBO to do at least another six episodes that will air sometime next year. You can check out the first dozen-ish episodes for free on Youtube. (Warning: show is NSFW and also literally the first few seconds of the first episode contain loud porn sounds [a customer is obliviously watching some in front of The Guy], so maybe careful with the volume depending on the your setting)Report