It’s true that Maribou and I will be getting on a plane early Friday morning to go to the Leaguefest, but if I weren’t, I assure you that I would be running errands like any other weekend this weekend.

A visit to Costco, maybe. A visit to PetSmart for umpteen more bags of litter. A trip to King Soopers to pick up some of their chicken thighs that they’re selling for 2 bucks a pound (oh, my gosh! Why did I never grill these before?!? Was it because all of my recipes called for chicken breasts? I must have been brainwashed…). But we’d probably manage to squeeze a DVD in on Saturday night or a couple episodes of something and spend Sunday recuperating and quietly preparing ourselves for the coming week ahead.

I mean, out of the 7 people I work with on any given day, 5 of them are on vacation next week.

This means that I’ll be the one fielding all sorts of chaos and I won’t even have my various people that I am thinking of when I tell management “I don’t know the answer to that, but I can get the answer to that for you” to run and ask.

But, of course, I am going to Leaguefest this weekend. Which means that I will spend the weekend with dear friends, only a handful that I have seen before, and sit thinking and trying to remember how humans interact in person.

“You there. Would you enjoy eating? If we go somewhere and get different foods, we would have an obvious and non-confrontational conversation topic available to us!”

Luckily, I have Maribou with me to help.

Of course, once we get back, I’ll still have to recover as much as I can for next week… but what’s the worst that could happen?

So… what’s on your docket?

(Image is Tristan and Isolde Drinking the Love Potion by Gautier Map from the Messire Lancelot du Lac. He did most of his stuff in the 12th and 13th century so I figure it’s in the public domain.)

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32 thoughts on “Weekend!

  1. I’ll be in surgery tomorrow, just a minor alteration to make this bloated meatsack slightly more pleasant to live in.

    It’s low risk, but I will be under anesthesia, so yeah.


  2. Famous last words, JB. ;)

    I don’t usually have trouble in social situations, but meeting strangers always takes a little while to become comfortable. Actually, the more I think about it, the more precarious it is. Thanks a lot! As a millennial, I don’t think much of meeting strangers from the Internet. They’re just like any other stranger. But when you point it out…


  3. Chicken thighs are finally getting the credit they are due. And they’re so much cheaper! I’ve almost forsaken chicken breasts completely. My favorite recipe is to give them a heavy dusting of turmeric and then saute them on the stove top in some olive oil. Then I chop them up and serve them with some Alabama White Sauce right off the cutting board.


    • I knew that I needed to cook with them in my slow cooker in order to make the dishes taste better… but this whole “try them grilled” thing hit me and the only thing that made them not delicious was the sour taste from taking *THIS* long to finally try it.

      I’m a fan of orange juice, liquid smoke, and olive oil and then sprinkling one of the 13 kinds of Mrs. Dash on them while they’re on the grill.


    • Nope, you don’t. And Jaybird will be fine. Just know that if he’s acting weird, it’s not (any of) you in particular, just social situations with in-person-for-the-first-time people in general.

      That goes for me too, for that matter :D.


      • Seriously, when I first met JB I was afraid he was going to faint, he looked so nervous at first, but then I think I talked like the whole time so God(ess?) only knows what kind of impression I gave in return. I really need to visit CO sometime when we can hang out and play some games in a more relaxed setting instead of with my husbands extended family looking on.


  4. Busted my ass for the last 2 weeks. Missed jujitsu classes, ate crap. Taking a 4 day weekend to catch up with friends, have some good food and drinks, play games, cook, relax, research next vacation, etc.

    Might pay a bill or two as well and clean the car if I get really motivated.

    Enjoy LeagueFest.


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