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  1. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    Your uncle/nephew relationship sounds absolutely adorable.

    It’s my birthday week. My best friend took me out to dinner *and* lunch, because I’m the luckiest girl in the world, and my party is Saturday!!! I’ve rented a local, second-run movie theater. We’re watching My Neighbor Totoro! I’ve ordered all of the pizza, wine, and pie. I’ve purchased all of the essentials for the big birthday breakfast. I am pampering myself this weekend as all birthday people should. 🙂Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      For Christmas, the nephew wanted to buy a pair of Those Shoes (a pair which he has since outgrown). Kind of “air” shoes. Anyway, he said that the only thing he wanted for Christmas was contributions to his personal Those Shoes fund.

      So we went to Goodwill, bought a pair of unrelated shoes that had “AIR” written on the side of them (they were even his size!) and taped $50 to the soles.

      As he opened the box, we cheerfully told him “Gramma told us you wanted those air shoes and we figured we could buy you some and save a lot of time and money!”

      I’m going to need to figure out what the current song or dance craze happens to be and try to do it in front of him at the party tonight…Report

    • Avatar dragonfrog says:

      That sounds like an excellent party! Happy birthday!Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko says:

      Then perhaps you shall allow us to buy you a belated birthday drink next week!Report

  2. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    Flying to WI to visit family & take Bug to EAA.Report

  3. Avatar Maribou says:

    In addition to the nephew’s family birthday party, there is also gaming on Saturday and a get together with friends on Sunday.

    In less fun news, I am really hoping my flare-up slackens off so I can do Max Chores in preparation for not being home NEXT weekend. (Wooo! Leaguefest!!!!)Report

  4. Avatar Richard Hershberger says:

    Family vacation starts this week. My mother rents a house for the week on the Jersey shore, which is better that you would think based on reality television. My extended family gathers every year. My older daughter is quivering with anticipation. She started packing two weeks ago. I am responsible for breakfasts. Tomorrow morning I will go to the local meat market and buy a slab of bacon. This is the key to my popularity within the family. That at the double batch of gingersnaps I baked last night. Sadly, my older niece won’t be there as she is Extremely Great With Child: too great to fly. When my mother offered to pay for a train ticket she didn’t consider the idea worth a reply. But my younger niece will be there, and my kids adore her. I recently picked up a book on Amos Alonzo Stagg and the University of Chicago: splendid beach reading!Report

  5. Avatar Kazzy says:

    Wahoo! Weekend! Camp is done today. I’m grabbing a drink with some colleagues to celebrate the end of summer (assuming Mayo will cooperate) and then will head home. If there is time, maybe Mayo and I will go swimming or play in the yard before Zazzy comes to get them. I’ll spend the weekend with a new lady friend, probably lounging by the county pool with the lazy river (YAY Westchester!) and then adventuring in the city. Early Sunday morning I’m on a plane to Boulder (via Denver) for work and team building and a little R&R.Report

  6. Avatar Aaron David says:

    Quiet for us this weekend, but we are looking at a midweek trip to Muir Woods in a few days.Report

  7. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    Last music festival of the summer for us, so we’ll be out camping-that-barely-counts-as-camping.

    Then it’s back go town for the gaaah-terror-mortgage-lawyer-appointment-insurance-how-have-we-spent-so-much-time-packing-and-nothing-is-packed-the-shed-trailer-isn’t-ready-I’ve-never-built-a-subfloor-before process.Report

    • Avatar Richard Hershberger says:

      Yup: That’s not camping. It merely is substandard lodging accommodations. But I am a camping snob. To me it means you carried all your gear some number of miles away from your car.Report

      • Avatar dragonfrog says:

        I have somewhat more lax standards for camping than you do, but even I reckon if you can buy waffles with strawberries and whipped cream for breakfast, and then several people can eat those waffles while sitting together in the shade of the stage left speaker stack, you’re doing something other than camping…Report

  8. Avatar Will H. says:

    Hopefully, my neighbor will re-up on the loud.
    That would make for a nice weekend.Report

  9. Avatar North says:

    Dungeons and Dragons, Satan’s game!Report

    • Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

      Oh please, Satan hasn’t rolled a character in years. Last I checked, he was falling into pits of brimstone while playing Pokemon Go.Report

      • Avatar Kimmi says:

        Pish, Satan’s just reading all the data you guys are generating playing pokemon go.
        … or wait, is that 4chan? I get those two mixed up.Report

  10. Avatar Joe Sal says:

    This weekend in the briars will be survival of the fittest plant life. It’s been something like 6-8 weeks without rain of any measure. Sun is in full bake mode, grass dried to a bona fide tan crisp. Tomatoes didn’t make it, probably need to start them much, much, earlier in the season.

    A couple of of cactus planted last spring will likely perish. Not all cactus can handle water deprivation, but its no big loss as there are alway a dozen or so sprigs from tougher kinds ready to plant. Planted two column cactus on the ninth, 91 degrees in mid morning, they seem to prosper in the heat.

    Spiny hackberries are in full fruit. Last weekend the son and I picked a couple handfuls. Bushes are still loaded with the little pea sized orange fruit, will likely stroll out for a snack.
    Amy bartered computer work for fresh catfish, scheduled fish fry on sunday.
    Maybe go swimming if we find the time.Report