The problem with work spouses who are also like family who are also extroverts who are also from out-of-town is that when they come visit for a week to do work, you end up working extra hours all week and then going out every night.

As such, we have simultaneously had a wonderful slew of weekend-like social encounters AND a really long work week for both of us. (Jay because it’s his work spouse that’s in town. Me just because I was waiting for the guys to pick me up every night, and why not do some work since I’m at work anyway…)

I’m pretty tuckered. I foresee a lot of napping once Jay’s work spouse leaves.

Tuckeredness aside, we have a fairly busy weekend planned: bbq at the house of Jay’s *other* work spouse (he sure has a lot of them…) and family on Friday night, gaming on Saturday night, and some running around going “OMG BEFORE JAY GOES TO QATAR WE HAVE SO MUCH STUFF TO GET DONE!!!!”  all day Sunday.

So… what’s on your docket?


(Photo is “Footrace finish line, 1925” from the Seattle Municipal Archives, used under a creative commons license.)

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21 thoughts on “Weekend!

  1. Might go see a local color fest in the city.

    Might go see a movie with a gal pal.

    Might be playing witcher 3 blood and wine and doom.

    Might be trying to submit a 300 pound dude in ju jitsu


  2. My wife is out of town until Sunday, and my daughter is house-sitting for her grandparents, so I am planning to have a guilt-free day on Saturday where i don’t leave the house. Binge TV, a few chores and just seeing what strikes my fancy. Sunday I have to make the house look presentable again.


  3. A few hours of work today setting up for summer camp. Then hopefully a run and/or workout. Got a voucher for free Shake Shack so I plan to make my way over there at some point. Then home to hang with a friend. Golf tomorrow early for a buddy’s birthday. If the weather holds, I’ll get drunk on his roofdeck by the pool. Gonna crash at a friend or sister’s empty apartment in lower Manhattan and soak in the city. Other sister’s birthday lunch Sunday afternoon, also in the city. Big Apple BBQ or exploring the city surrounding that. Then prepping myself and Owen for our first day of camp (together! Sort of… he won’t be in my group but he will be at my school…)


  4. Juno Reactor are playing Edmonton, so tonight I will go to the annoying expensive bar that always gets the good acts so I still go there a couple times a year.

    Tomorrow Fledermaus is dancing in, lighting tech-ing, and semi-stage-managing, and Mr. T is playing music in, a burlesque & bellydance & music revue. Currently scrambling around for babysitting so I can go too. Earlier I’m having chai at a friend’s house, which at least is an all-ages venue.

    Sunday maybe we get something checked off the list of of the perpetually-procrastinated home renos – now we have a deadline to light a fire under our butts, as we’ve bought a house and need to get this one ready to rent out before the autumn term starts.


      • Your weekend sounds pretty nice too. I understand there is to be an embarassing-sex-story component to tonight’s show as well, with the tellers drawn from the audience.

        Juno Reactor was a great show; my knees are by now feeling mostly alright. I think I was one of four people in the bar in clothing that was not black from head to toe – now I know, Juno Reactor’s fans are mostly goths, at least in Edmonton.


  5. Tonight I plan to hang at home and be pretty low key. Maybe a movie, maybe just reading. Maybe Chinese take out?

    Tomorrow night I got pegged to do a show where — I swear am not making this up — professional actors, comedians, and writers tell highly embarrassing sex stories from their own lives. Which means that I will probably have many, many drinks both before and after the show.

    Sunday I have no plans, save to have fun in whatever capacity fun happens to reveal itself.


  6. I’m starting a new job Monday, so I took Thursday and Friday off. Unfortunately, a friend who was in the hospital passed away on Wednesday night, so instead of meeting another friend and going to the hospital to see him, we had shots of Jamesons at 11 am (my deceased friend’s drink of choice).


    • Sorry to hear that. It sucks to lose people, beings, we’re close to. Here’s a piece on vulnerability by the great David Whyte that helped me thru my brother’s death. Maybe it’ll help you too.


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