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  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    Wedding anniversary, forgive me if I’m not aroundReport

  2. Avatar aaron David
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    Go Hawks!

    And it will always be PAC10 to me.
    (My two oldest friends are coming over as i am batching it.)Report

  3. Avatar Fish
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    And I’m the guy who wears his Arsenal jersey to work when we have “wear your team’s football jersey” days (like today). Then I get to have the conversation where someone points at my Arsenal jersey and says, “That’s not a football jersey!” and I get to say, “No, this IS a football jersey. What you’re wearing is a jersey for some kind of American hand-egg thing that nobody else on the planet (except Canadians) understands or plays.”

    Good times. #COYGReport

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Fish
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      Hey, did you see that the Broncos won last night?Report

    • Avatar Saul Degraw in reply to Fish
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      @fish

      You know, I wouldn’t know what to wear if I worked for a place that had one of these as events. Yay for being the guy who thinks of it largely as sportsball!Report

    • Avatar El Muneco in reply to Fish
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      A major reason why I adopted the team I did is a uniform shirt they wore for a few years in the late 90s – an era not looked back on fondly by lifetime supporters.
      Red and white … checkerboard. With the red so saturated that it almost looks orange in certain lighting. So loud that a total stranger once commented on it in public – on a golf course!
      I figured that any team that had the huevos to go out dressed like that in the thud and blunder of the lowest English professional division – they might be worrth following. And might end up needing it.Report

      • Avatar Fish in reply to El Muneco
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        That’s the secret to why I’m an Arsenal fan: I was a young Airman who wanted a jersey and I liked Arsenal’s the best.Report

        • Avatar El Muneco in reply to Fish
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          That’s fair – although I do know too many dudebros who “found” soccer when Man U were at their peak, and rode the wave. So I still have a latent suspicion of anyone born in the USA who supports a title contender in Europe – but I drop it freely when “I was born in Barcelona” or “I liked the shirt” or “I’ve been there since ’02 when they were fighting relegation”. The people who Roy Keane was talking about in his “prawn sandwiches” rant is who I’m thinking of.Report

  4. Avatar James K
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    Ugh lanyards, I have to wear one for work, and it’s a constant irritant.

    At least people don’t switch them over to sports-themed ones at any point, because otherwise that would be another vector for rugby to try and impose itself on my life.Report

    • Avatar El Muneco in reply to James K
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      In my previous career in semiconductor fabs, we basically had to wear lanyards, and not just ordinary ones – we had badges which were required to get in and out of areas, the areas themselves had various clean room protocols, which in many cases (gowned, masked, and gloved) precluded pockets, and a lot of the machines had the possibility of grabbing anything dangling into the machinery, so a breakaway arrangement was necessary.
      On the plus side, with everyone gowned to the nines, often the best way of recognizing someone you didn’t know well was by reading their badge, on the requisite lanyard.Report

      • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to El Muneco
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        Where I work displaying the badge is extremely non-optional. Like if the CEO is walking around without his, the encouraged behavior would be to challenge him to produce it. The standard is to clip it to your belt, but I find wearing it on a lanyard more convenient.Report

  5. fillyjonk fillyjonk
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    weeking for the workend. (I have to write my annual productivity report and have it in by Thursday, and I’ve had too much to do otherwise to get it done yet)Report

  6. Avatar Maribou
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    Some combination of demo, cheerleading squad, and resting-while-looking-after-the-toddler-and-the-dog, in support of the Deck Project.

    And some downtime and reading I hope.

    Earlier this afternoon I went out to lunch with my mother-in-law. I’m so lucky the two of us get along so well :).Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to Maribou
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      Ooo, what sort of Deck Project? Will there be pictures, a la Hanley’s house repairs?

      Find myself starting a deck project of my own. The wife asked, “Mike, why is this part of the deck uneven? Why does it seem bouncy in places?” Took up half the planks and found stringers with the ends rotting badly, and hangers pulling out. Fortunately, there’s two distinct halves to the deck, so I’ll rebuild the worst half this fall and work on the other half next year. Tomorrow it’s off to the deck supply company to look at synthetic stuff for the visible parts. Pressure-treated (instead of low-grade redwood) for the hidden structural parts. Heavier hardware all around.Report

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