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  1. Avatar Road Scholar says:

    You know… I gotta tell ya… of all the entertainment choices / phenomenon out there the one I find most baffling is pro wrestling. I remember back in the 90’s, my manager at the Radio Shack I was working at part-time would pay $50 (with inflation, like $75 or $100 now, right?) to see some Wrestlemania thing on PPV.

    I mean… you MIGHT be able to bribe me with free beer to watch something like that with you. But I ain’t never gonna voluntarily tune in, much less double my cable bill for the privilege. I’m not really a sports fan either, but that’s irrelevant since pro wrestling isn’t really a sport anyway. If I’m going to watch athletic competition I prefer it not to be scriped. If I’m going to watch scripted entertainment I have plenty of better options.

    Whatever. Different strokes and all that. Enjoy your weekend. I’ll be working as usual. Hopefully I can get a decent run out of Cali for the weekend, but freight has been tight out of there.

    AND, burying the lede I guess, I just got official confirmation that my daughter is getting married in a couple weeks. Just a courthouse thing to make what’s obvious official. They’ve been a couple for ten years and living together for the last seven or eight. So, I’m gaining a son!Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Road Scholar says:

      Well, the way *WE* do it is through the WWE Network. (It’s like Netflix for Pro Wrestling.) It’s only ten bucks a month and that gives you all the PPVs.

      But before we had the WWE Network, we generally all did our best to chip in somehow. One guy brought the wings. One guy brought the drinks. One guy paid for the PPV. This allowed us to have a FEAST and a MAJOR EVENT!

      Which somehow still ended up being cheaper than the nights where we all went out to Hooters to get the PPV and sit in a crowded bar surrounded by jerks.

      Congrats on the wedding!Report

    • Avatar Miss Mary in reply to Road Scholar says:

      Congrats on your newish son! 😉Report

  2. Avatar Damon says:

    Hmmmm

    An hour and a half of jujitsu on Sat. I missed the Tier 2 thursday due to dumbasses at work. Then it’s “taco sat” with the gal. Fresh margaritas…still can’t beat the ones at Ricardos in AZ.

    Oh, and PLENTY OF FALLOUT 4. Maybe hit that final expansion pack for Deus Ex Mankind Divided. Packing for Vacation too.Report

  3. fillyjonk fillyjonk says:

    I’m just pre-emptively reminding myself tomorrow is April Fools’.

    (When you grow up as an unpopular child in school and all….I dislike April Fools’).

    I have to go grocery shopping but this is “payday weekend” and also April Fools’ so….ugh. Maybe I just eat canned goods off the shelf this coming week.

    (Today is going to be spent judging the state junior high/high school science fair.)Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to fillyjonk says:

      Here’s what I was *GOING* to do for April Fool’s:

      Get a bag of m&ms.
      Get a bag of Skittles.

      Open both bags. Pour both bags into a bowl. Stir contents of bowl with spoon. Leave out for co-workers.

      But it’s a Saturday.

      And I probably shouldn’t do that to Maribou.Report

    • Avatar Kimmi in reply to fillyjonk says:

      Here’s to hoping nobody got you tranqie doggie biscuits then! (Yes, too much Archer (season7). Because of Archer, watched a Patton Oswalt Flick).

      My husband won’t talk about what’s happening on April Fools.
      I hope none of it gets near the house.Report

      • fillyjonk fillyjonk in reply to Kimmi says:

        I have decided I am going to run out early to the local grocery (sigh….wal-mart) for what food I need and then head back home.

        I forgot today was payday Friday, so most stores will be slammed tomorrow. So forget it.

        Also, it seems like everyone took a double dose of Idiot Pills before going out on the road today; I had someone decide the left-turn lane wasn’t big enough for them so they pulled over into my lane seconds before I was occupying that space.

        I’m…..glad I’m not dead.Report

  4. Avatar pillsy says:

    After a long week and a couple all-nighters, I am fleeing the state for a weekend anniversary getaway with my wife. This is much-needed, even if it means stepping away from Breath of the Wild for a few days. TBH, that game has kind of turned me into a hermit.Report

  5. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    Going to see Son Volt Saturday, preceded by a Mexican dinner with friends.

    Also, swinging a paintbrush.

    And, wondering if there is any Leaguefest 2017 news. Will there be one?Report

  6. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    Your post made me check my calendar. I thought… I don’t think I have any plans! I’m going to run off to the beach with Junior and do all of those fun beach things no matter what the weather has in store. In fact, I’m going to rush home on my long lunch today and pack!

    Alas, my cousin’s half sister, whose not even technically related to me, is having a going away party. In the four years she’s lived here, we have not gotten close and I only see her at family functions. But in my family, we’re family, so I’ll be attending her party. And sober, ugh, bummer!

    Which brings me to a surrobaby update. All of my surro friends are popping! I’m only 23 of 40 weeks and this jumping bean has finally decided to stop making me sick so we can be friends. No more killer heartburn and no more persistent nausea! However, I think my scale is broken. Now that I’m enjoying food again, things have gotten ugly between us.Report

  7. Avatar Maribou says:

    I had a hard week (I spent about 12 hours asleep overnight and I’m still exhausted) – so I’m really looking forward to lying around doing nothing a lot. Fortunately I get dibs on the recliners at Wrestlemania, so the two will combine well.

    We also have gaming on Saturday night, looking forward to playing Lords of Waterdeep for the first time in a while.Report

  8. Avatar LeeEsq says:

    Its the monthly meeting of the Gotham Swing Club. I’m going for three hours of lessons and dancing the night away on Saturday. Anybody else on this blog dance West Coast Swing?Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to LeeEsq says:

      I occasionally fence with a guy who does West Coast Swing. He seems to have a remarkable knack for arranging his consulting gigs so that clients pay his airfare to regional and national events.Report

    • Avatar Brandon Berg in reply to LeeEsq says:

      I went to West Coast Swing events a couple of times, but it seemed like most of the people there were much older than me. It was kind of funny watching people my parents’ age dance to the kind of music high school kids listen to. Ironically, actual swing dancing is mostly college kids dancing to the kind of music my grandparents’ generation used to listen to.Report

    • fillyjonk fillyjonk in reply to LeeEsq says:

      No, but I always wanted to learn swing dancing. Never found a willing partner, and most of the classes I saw advertised kind of expected you show up with a partner.

      Also, I’m too old and fragile for some of the really athletic stuff now, and I’ve always been too heavy for a guy to do “lifts” with me (unless he was like Andre the Giant, and Andre’s dead)Report

  9. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Previous two weeks in Zurich.
    This past week, a quick trip to North Carolina and back.
    Friday, leaving for a week in Hawaii (pleasure, this time)

    It’s appropriate that on the way back from NC I flew through Chicago:

    Report