Maribou is a voracious reader who also likes to watch, stare at, and listen to stuff. Occasionally he makes stuff, too. They work in a small liberal arts college library, and share a house in Colorado with their husband Jaybird, three cats, and what looms ever closer to ten thousand books. She is identifiable as genderfluid, trans, farm-raised, citified, and bisexual, among a plethora of other adjectives.

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  1. Mike Dwyer says:

    I am meeting with my best friend tonight to start planning a roadtrip for next year. We are vaguely planning to head out west, but really, the entire country is open for discussion. He and I haven’t done this in a very long time and with he being recently divorced and I having one of the most understanding wives ever…we’ve decided to hit the road. Should be a fun evening of staring at maps over beers and dreaming of all the fun we are going to have.

    Tomorrow we have a college football game. My beloved University of Louisville is having a very bad week, which comes on the end of a very bad couple of years. But the mayor declared today ‘Wear Red Day’ to support the university and we will show up tomorrow to help remind everyone that the university is bigger than a few misguided individuals.

    Sunday will be a quiet day of seclusion. We’re doing some deep cleaning to get the house ready for buttoning up for the winter. When you know you will be locking most of the air inside for 6 months, it’s best to have it as clean as possible.Report

  2. Michael Cain says:

    Down to the Springs to see parts of the fencing tournament at the Air Force Academy, and take Maribou and JB on the aforementioned tour (anyone’s first impression of a fencing tournament is the chaos, not the underlying order*). On Sunday, if the weather gives me a break — other than some occasional bits of sunshine, Denver’s been cool and gray and rainy for almost a week; everyone is ready to slit their wrists — back to work on the deck reconstruction project.

    * Two Saturdays ago I ran my club’s annual tournament for the fourth time. It’s the oldest still-running fencing event in Colorado. Chaos came closer to prevailing this year than I like. My concern must have shown — at one point one of the female veteran fencers hugged me and said, “It’s a cool event, Mike — and if you’re worrying, you’ve clearly never been to a badly run fencing tournament.”Report

  3. pillsy says:

    First weekend in a while where I don’t have work deliverables hanging over me, and it looks like there’ll good weather for walking the dogs and/or taking them to the dog park.

    And maybe I’ll finally be able to finish Bloodborne. Good game, but I’ve been beating my head against it for like three months.Report

  4. Jaybird says:

    I am at the gate in Denver.

    There are three things I can’t wait to see:

    1: Maribou
    2: Momo
    3: the shower in my own bathroomReport

  5. LeeEsq says:

    Yom Kippur.Report

  6. Kolohe says:

    Shenandoah national park and some of the towns that surround it.Report

  7. fillyjonk says:

    Some resting, I think. Maybe some house cleaning, i don’t know. Writing an exam for next week.

    But mostly resting. I don’t know what happened the first part of this week but I had several VERY bad days – days where I felt alternately (a) everything I am doing is futile (b) no one cares how hard I work or that I pay attention to detail (c) higher ed is doomed anyway and I’ll probably end up on the dole or starving (d) no one cares about me so why do I even bother.

    I mean, it wasn’t quite “Call the Hotline” bad, but, it was pretty bad.

    Then I had a massive outbreak of hives. (I have chronic idiopathic urticaria. Several doctors have fundamentally said, “This happens sometimes and we don’t know why, if you notice some food or some kind of soap makes them worse, stop using that” which I could figure out myself without paying a co-pay).

    I am….actually wondering if the two could be linked because this isn’t the first time that’s happened.

    So anyway. I need to rest and to do some of the low-level fun things (knitting, reading for my own entertainment) that I didn’t feel like doing earlier in the week.Report

  8. aaron david says:

    I am sitting in a hotel room in Tacoma, up here to meet with the owners of various antique stores. Mmmmm, business trips. Then I get to go home a see about dealing with the hot knob and tube electrics I found in the wall of my “new” house. Yay vintage home ownership.Report

  9. Morat20 says:

    Well, I plan to void my PS4 warranty to clean the fan. (It’s not a huge gamble. The PS4 is like…three or four years old. There’s no warranty to void).

    I just find it amusing that opening the case to clean the dust-clogged fan is warranty voiding, but letting the dust build up until your CPU fries is okay.Report