Just realized Jaybird has been so busy he forgot to write Weekend! yesterday.  And right now he’s at a ball game.  (His employer’s box is right behind home plate for our local AAA team.  Sweeeeet.)

So, you get me instead.

I’m working tonight (but it’s quiet and I have help, two things that rarely happen at the same time).  Tomorrow will be the Big Spring Push at our house, which doesn’t really involve cleaning, but more so stuff like switching out winter and summer clothes (something we’ve kept pushing off due to snowstorms), setting up the wee 3X4 foot garden box and my raised  deck planter (also put off due to snowstorms), and all that sort of thing.  Maybe we’ll watch something together after we’re exhausted from all that, maybe I’ll make my weekly family calls while Jay plays video games instead.  Sunday we have an afternoon ball game to attend (50 cent hot dog day! woohoo!) and then I’m working until 2 in the morning…

A pretty quiet weekend, all told.

What’s on your docket?

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21 thoughts on “Weekend!

  1. The combination of you going to $0.50 hotdog day and the fact that I’m not allowed to eat them while pregnant makes me want them so bad!

    Tonight is relaxing with friends out on the town. Tomorrow I’ll be going to The Mystery Box show to celebrate their 5 year anniversary with them. I love that Portland has so many live story telling shows! Sunday is mani/pedi with the girls, and strawberry daiquiris with grandma. We’ll probably both be drinking virgin daiquiris, so we’re really going out for smoothies, lol.


  2. Hodgepodge of a weekend for me, and sadly I do not believe that any of it will involve ball games or 50 cent hot dogs.

    My sister-in-law is in town, so I am sure there will be much family gossiping. My son has the second of back-to-back lacrosse games tonight, where it promises to be windy, bite-ass cold, and and pouring down rain in a stadium that has no roof over its bleachers. So he better goddamed win.

    Like Ms. Mary, I am also doing story stuff this weekend, but work-related less than sit back and enjoy. Lot’s of work this weekend, in fact. Meetings, bloody meetings all weekend long.

    Speaking of work, if anyone here has bought Tony Robbins stuff or been to a Tony Robbins event (or knows someone who has) and wound’t mind talking to me, let me know!


  3. I am in Portland tonight also, for the giant auto swap meet. And will vouch for the weather, cold and wet and windy. Also having a great time! 3500 vendors, 40,000 attendees. And i could easily drop 40k on a restored 49 Mercury.


  4. Dude, the baseball game was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!

    We weren’t even on the board until the 7th inning. It was 0-3 and then, finally, we made it 2-3. (My boss was making jokes about how, sure, they have more runs and sure they have more hits but we’re beating them at errors!) Then Omaha made it 2-5 and my boss told me, at the top of the 9th, that us all that he was going out to his truck to watch the post-game fireworks and then get out of the parking lot before the post-game exodus tied everything up in knots.

    Bottom of the 9th, it’s still 2-5. Then, somehow… the Sky Sox find 3 runs. YAY! Extra innings! On the fireworks night!

    Anyway, top of the 10th, Omaha hits one out of the park with someone on base already and it turns into 5-7. We can get a couple of runs out of this, we told ourselves… then, miraculously, *WE DID*. The Sky Sox made it 7-7! (A football score!)

    Guy gets on 1st, manages to steal 2nd. Next guy gets walked to 1st. Next guy strikes out. Then the guy after him hits one *PERFECTLY* between the pitcher and the shortstop and it’s bouncing on the ground to the centerfielder who is sprinting toward it but the guy on 2nd is already home.


    Then we got a fireworks show.

    It was *AWESOME*.

    And the Sky Sox are undefeated!

    And after all that, we’ve got a game on Sunday with $.50 hot dogs! WOO HOO!!!!


  5. Going to California. Hanging with Saul on Saturday, teaching immigration law to some pure bono people representing minors on Sunday, and Passover on Monday.


  6. Hopefully the first trip of the season up the Incline happens either today or tomorrow. I’m just waiting for this afternoon when the weather should be better. Then tonight we’re ditching the boys and heading out for dinner.


  7. Saw Cirque de Soliel Luzia last night. Much to recommend.

    Except for the 5 mildly drunk people behind us who just could not shut up.


  8. Spent yesterday watching them pull a 100′ railroad turntable out of the ground (210,000 lbs) and the pivot point (10,000 lbs) and load it on a ginoumous truck. Was hoping we would get the permits from the city/state to move it to the museum today but alas bureaucracy. ODOT wants us to use city streets, the city wants us to use the interstate. They will probably futz around until later next week so we have to move it in the rain.

    Tomorrow yard work, the code nazis are out measuring everyone’s grass and looking to generate revenue.


    • Ugh, we have code nazis here, too. I’ve been written up twice, because the alley way (which I do not technically own, even) gets “brushy” and I’m expected to cut it, even though I don’t own it.

      I think I got written up the second time because I complied so fast the first time. I think they have a quota of these things they have to do and they like the homeowners who snap to it, because then they don’t have to send out the hirelings to mow or whatever. (They may realize, though they don’t admit, what a nightmare it can be to get a workman out in this town)

      There was talk of making my neighborhood an “historic district,” which made me do the over-dramatic Movie NOOOOOOO! and threaten to move, but I think they’ve realized most of us here can’t afford the time or the extra money that kind of compliance would take, and the council member pushing that got voted out.


  9. Went out and did All The Shopping. Including the natural foods store an hour’s round trip away (they are the only source I have found for some things I like, and these days, my diet is sufficiently circumscribed that I’m not going to let distance keep me away from some of the foods I like and can eat)

    Bought a jar of “not-peanut butter.” I think I’m developing a sensitivity to peanuts based on some serious catarrh the last time I tried peanut butter (it WAS chocolate-flavored peanut butter so it could have been the sugar, but I’m leery of eating something that might send me into anaphylaxis when I’m all alone).

    This kind – the new jar – is made with ‘yellow peas’ (like dried peas, I presume). I was leery because it was so expensive but it’s MAGICAL. It tastes very good. 10/10, will eat again, and am happy to have some kind of a bread-spread that is rich in protein but which I don’t have to worry about. (I have tried almond butter but the kind I tried was unpleasantly gritty)

    It really kind of sucks having allergies.


    • filly,
      Just be glad you aren’t allergic to wheat… or eggs… or half a dozen other “we put this in everything, sorry” products.

      My husband is allergic to everything except Maple. The allergy test sent him into anaphylactic shock.


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