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  1. Avatar Pinky
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    Weekend plans? That implies that I make it through the workday tomorrow. The guy who can’t plan was in charge of planning, and he put the guys who can’t code on the programming project. The guy who picks up the slack is on vacation, and the lazy guy, well, actually I don’t know what he’s supposed to be working on, but it doesn’t matter anyway.Report

  2. Avatar aaron david
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    Flying home from Philly, after a week of driving cross-country. Then sleep, glorious sleep.Report

  3. Avatar Damon
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    I just had some naan last night with my chicken saag. I have it on good authority, via an actual Indian woman I dated, that American Indian food is not real Indian food, much like American Chinese isn’t real Chinese food. That’s expected, but it’s still tasty, like she said…..

    Anyway, sounds like fun. I’m going to Nerd Fest! (aka D&D) night with some co students of the jujitsu class. My instructor apparently is a real nerd, but someone’s bringing home made chilli to so….

    Sun is tacos and russian food for Super Bowl with margaritas.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Damon
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      Yeah, I think that we should just go ahead and assume that (Adjective) Food is really just “American Food With Spices You Don’t Use That Often”.

      But some of those spices I don’t use that often are pretty tasty…Report

  4. Avatar North
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    Home made naan? Holy fish! I think I might be trying to sneak myself onto a plane to Colorado this weekend.Report

  5. Avatar Maribou
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    I had a very exciting week wherein I got to meet both Robert Sapolsky (neuroethology is one of those non-BS versions of EvoPsych that I keep alluding to) and Lynda Barry (one of my heroes and her stuff helped me get through my 20s). They’re both excellent speakers, btw.

    Very Exciting Week.

    Of course that means I am now a pancake (especially since I walked home last night) and will be spending most of the weekend in bed.

    Unless the magic of Americanized Indian food (American Indian food is a different thing, though it does involve frybread) somehow revives me, in which case there’s some spring cleaning I’d like to get started on.

    Yep. Spring Cleaning. I’ve decided to take a page from the pseudo-Celts (haven’t bothered researching historical accuracy), embracing my Irish ancestors, blah blah – and I’m declaring St. Brigid’s Day, aka the start of Imbolc, aka Feb 1st-ish, to be the first day of Spring. So the solstice will happen at peak spring (around here) AND February is now spring instead of still winter. My skeptical side was very skeptical that this would help – February being the longest month and also my least favorite – but so far I’m appreciating the shift in perspective. REMARKABLY so.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Maribou
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      You know how when you see something for the first time, you always see it again? Last night, I was reading Walter Jon Williams’s new novel Quillifer, which is a slightly fantasy, mostly mainstream novel set in what amounts to the early Renaissance, and the narrator mentions that the old calendar worked exactly like that, with the equinox in mid-Spring instead of its beginning.

      (Sorry, Duck, still not the third Metropolitan book.)Report

      • Avatar Maribou in reply to Mike Schilling
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        @mike-schilling Heh, figures. Funny how that works, with the turning up more than once.

        I need to get me some Quillifer one of these days too.

        (In very eastern Canada, where I used to live, calling the spring equinox the middle of spring would have made not-much-sense at all – we were lucky if we got any non miserable days at all before the equinox. Spring was barely over by the summer solstice! But here in Colorado, the old way fits rather better. It’ll be funny if it snows on Spring Equinox though …)Report

  6. Avatar Jason
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    I’m gonna try a homemade brownie recipe (Alton Brown’s, so I’ll if it really is good eats). Maybe some school work to make time for grading next week. I have a new stand mixer, so I need to do some cleaning and arranging to make room (part of our gradual de-cluttering process).

    Ideally, I’ll get some x-wing playing in or maybe some assassin’s creed: origins.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Jason
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      I’ll need to hear a small review of Origins.

      I’m torn, you see.Report

      • Avatar Jason in reply to Jaybird
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        It’s good. I played the first two games of the series and the pirate one. This one is my favorite (except I really, really liked the pirate ships in Black Flag). There are many different side quests that are pretty cool and many of them have multiple steps. The setting is beautiful.
        I guess it depend on what your specific tastes are. This is the most open world type of AC game. You also level up and get to choose different abilities. There are different weapon types that all have different play styles. I’ve just been to busy to finish it. So far, I’ve enjoyed it more than any of the other AC games I’ve played.Report

  7. Avatar dragonfrog
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    There’s an arts-and-music-and-tromping-around-the-beautifully-illuminated-ravine festival thing, which we’re going to this evening.

    A friend’s birthday party tomorrow evening, starts on the late side and will probably become less child-friendly (he’s very much in his 20s) later on, so we’ll just drop by for a short while.

    Probably there’s other stuff I don’t know about yet.Report

  8. Avatar Saul Degraw
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    Crab dinner on Saturday.Report

  9. Avatar Marchmaine
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    My wine guy is taking us to dinner at a new restaurant he’s helping to open. He’s also a regular old friend… but interesting things happen when you go to his client’s restaurants with him.

    We were supposed to go last week, but someone died and we had to postpone… now the menu changed and my Trio of duck with foie gras is gone. Does that make me sound petty? I’m trying for urban cosmopolitan chic.

    If its not too cold we’ll be in the new woods clearing and bucking the scraps from when the previous owner had it timbered. Otherwise playing Total War II with my Xenophobic Wood Elves systematically destroying neighboring civilizations. (no politics).Report

  10. Avatar Burt Likko
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    Canvassing on Saturday to lay the foundation to flip the local Congressional seat, and apartment hunting online to prepare for my upcoming move.

    Sunday, I’ve been tasked with making “that cheese dip everyone likes” for a Superb Owl gathering. Since that actually isn’t specific enough, I’m going to make the kind with diced roasted japapeño chilis.Report

  11. Avatar Michael Cain
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    Aside from the SB hoopla, internet research. I find myself in need of a small cross-platform 3D rendering engine. I’ve been using POV-Ray, a ray-tracing engine, only to discover that the Windows version is combined with a GUI and not scriptable. I don’t need anything fancy — unfortunately, most packages seem to be fancy in one direction or another.Report

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