Weekend Plans Post: not the beginning, but the end



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  1. Avatar Aaron David says:

    Ending the weekend is a bit different. I cook during the week, as I work from home (for the most part) and it would be churlish of me not to. But, I don’t like cooking. The wife, on the other hand, loves to cook. And enjoys the things that go along with that; gardening, canning, brewing vinegar, reading cookbooks, shopping for food, etc. So, I get a respite from the drudgery on the weekends.

    But I do the dishes no matter what. Which I don’t mind, and in fact enjoy. So, that is how I end the weekend.Report

  2. Avatar Pinky says:

    I’ll always associate Sunday night with The X Files.Report

  3. Avatar pillsy says:

    Due to scheduling conflicts, most of my D&D group met to play a different game (a Harry Potter story game one-shot) in NYC last night.

    There are now game cafes where you can go play board games and tabletop RPGs. This is a very welcome development. Not least because the group playing D&D next to us were the most hipstery hipsters to ever hip a ster.

    The paladin had a man bun.

    The DM was wearing pink cat ears.Report

  4. fillyjonk fillyjonk says:

    Most weekends, I watch Father Brown on OETA, sometimes while I eat a small light dinner (I tend to make my big meal on Sundays the noon meal, in memory of how it was when my grandmother was alive). After that’s over, I often watch Bob’s Burgers (how’s that for whiplash of styles?)

    I try to do a little knitting or handquilting as many weekends I have not had time to do that.

    Sunday evenings though were always pretty much “some kind of quiet tv show I like to soothe me back into the week” – for years, when I was in high school and college, it was “Murder, She Wrote” (I know a lot of people like to snark on that show, and I so was not in the demographics it was intended for, but I liked it). For a while after that ended, it was various things; now more often than not, it’s “Father Brown” (except when PBS is doing its annoying pledge season, where instead of normal programs they have woo-based health stuff of hectoring financial-advice people)

    I also try (but don’t always succeed) to go to bed early on Sunday nights, to try to stockpile a little extra sleep against the week.Report

    • Avatar jason in reply to fillyjonk says:

      If you have Netflix, Father Brown is on that. My wife and I just started watching it, and we enjoy it. Midsomer Murders is a good one in that vein. Why are stories of rural Brits being murdered so relaxing? I don’t know. It’s kind of sad that many of the victims deserve it (in the way that only fictional characters can).

      I also usually try for a relaxing Sunday evening, for the same reason as you: another week of classes begins.Report

  5. Avatar Maribou says:

    Sunday evening I like to go over to C’s, watch TV, come home, wake Jaybird up to kiss him goodnight, and then drift into oblivion over the course of a couple hours of downtime in the library before stumbling back into the bedroom and truly falling asleep.

    That’s kind of predicated on the rest of the weekend going as planned though, and life in general being reasonable.

    Lately it’s been more like “message C to tell her I can’t come over, fall asleep for four hours, wake up when Jaybird comes to bed, kiss him goodnight, and then deal with Stress Feelings until I finally manage to get sleepy again.”

    I strongly prefer the former.

    C’s out of town for a couple weeks, hopefully by the time she gets back I’ll be back to normal too.Report

  6. Avatar Fish says:

    Goodness, I don’t think I have a natural rhythm for wrapping up my weekend, come to think of it. Maybe I’ll watch a few episodes of whatever show I’m currently binging; maybe I’ll play video games; maybe I’ll read; maybe I’ll drum (that’s gotta be early in the evenings, obvs).

    Jaybird, why do I not know in what form you take your caffeine? I mean, OBVIOUSLY you’re grinding up Virain tablets and snorting them like a normal person, right?Report

  7. Avatar Fish says:

    “Energy drinks?! Those are so terribly bad for you!” he exclaimed while drinking his 5th cup of coffee.Report