Weekend Plans Post: The Double Feature


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  1. Reformed Republican says:

    Last weekend I was trying to get caught up on yard work, since I didn’t get any done the previous weekend during our flooring experience. I finished mowing and part of the trimming and edging, when I realized I was out of weedeater string. During all of that, I also hurt my back, so I never got around to finishing. This wasn’t the worst experience with back pain I have had, and I am mostly recovered, but I plan to do as little as possible this weekend. We have a few errands to run, but hopefully that is it.

    Oh yeah, and my wife and I no longer fit in our wedding rings. Several weeks ago, we went to get replacements. Mine was titanium, so I just had to get a replacement. However, for her, we got a custom ring that reused her existing stones. I got the call yesterday that we can pick up the ring today, so we get to do that tonight.Report

    • Perhaps a warning: Maribou and I discovered that we didn’t quite fit in our wedding rings anymore a little over a decade back.

      We did the responsible thing and went to the jeweler and had our (simple) rings expanded.

      Then we did the (even more) responsible thing and went on the South Beach Diet and went to the YMCA three times a week to make our newly larger rings into rings that were too big.

      So we went back to the jeweler and got our rings smaller-sized.

      And then we gained weight again and then we said “heck with it” and now neither of us wear wedding rings.

      If we get hit on, we count that as a victory.Report

  2. Marchmaine says:

    Have to catch-up on Pasture maintenance as well as equipment maintenance this weekend. But, before that, Lady M and I are going to watch aging X’er Brad Pitt ironically assassinate milennials people on a train. At least that’s what the trailers lead me to believe.Report

    • Fish in reply to Marchmaine says:

      Heck yeah! Trying to talk a couple of my people into going to see that tonight as well.Report

      • Marchmaine in reply to Fish says:

        :fist bump:

        I feel like Mr. Pitt embraced his inner X starting with Oceans 11 … since then only growth.Report

        • Fish in reply to Marchmaine says:

          Update: It was ridiculous, dumb, and a whole lot of fun. The cameos were great.Report

          • Slade the Leveller in reply to Fish says:

            Definitely the most fun I’ve had in a movie theater in a long time.Report

            • Marchmaine in reply to Slade the Leveller says:

              Yeah, came away from it… ‘full’. Not something that’s happened much during the current era of nonsense Superhero movies.

              Not exactly fine dining and not exactly take-out, nor any sort of health food; more like a regular restaurant that serves good hamburgers and meatloaf… but definitely better that the empty cotton candy carnival food we’ve been eating.

              Except for the fact that we’re emotionally investing in the lives of murderous sociopathic crime lords (who love their families, mostly) – on that score I can’t tell if it’s deliberate subversion (the Director is making fools of us) or simply modern moral ambivalence (the Director *is* the fool).

              But other than that, a murder mystery on a train full of murderers.Report

  3. fillyjonk says:

    I don’t know. Frankly, I’m fairly exhausted – this has been A Week, between student health issues (several out with COVID and missing the first exam, another one who may have a brain tumor and I’ve been trying to work with them to keep them caught up) and Issues in another part of my life. And I did my big self-assessment report for the year, which always leaves me feeling inadequate. And it’s hot, and humid, and the allergens are bad. And just all the wearying news of the world.

    I’ve got MOST of the fabric tubs home and unpacked. I am going to run out of space on the metal shelves. I don’t know whether to grab more tubs when I run home for lunch, or to start contemplating yarn storage (in a different room) or what. What I really want to do is make space in the sewing room and either start a new quilt top or hand quilt on the one I put back in the frame.

    Instead: I may just go home and stare at the wall. It’s been that kind of a week.Report

  4. Jaybird says:

    I have also been informed that I will be getting boosted today.Report

    • fillyjonk in reply to Jaybird says:

      “ha ha, antibodies go brrrr”

      I got my second booster (which was just the OG shot all over again) in July and I had a strong enough immune reaction that I prefer not to be alone when I get the next one, so I’m gonna see if I can talk the Jewel pharmacy up at my mom’s out of a bivalent booster when I’m up there for Thanksgiving.

      I hear tell that around here, whatever strain is going around is behaving more like OG Covid again, with the loss of taste and smell. Of course we’re not “typing” so I have no idea if it’s a new strain, a variant, or if OG has reared its head again. A friend who has had both boosters caught it from her son, who caught it at pre-K.

      I’m just…..so tired.Report

      • Jaybird in reply to fillyjonk says:

        Well, I found myself asking “why in the heck am I going to get a second booster for Alpha?” and being mostly against the idea entirely.

        Then they came out with one for Omicron and I found myself saying “well, this is what you wanted, right?” and my boss told me that he was going to get boosted but since the boosters only protect you for two months, he was going to time it so that he got his protection over Thanksgiving and Christmas.

        I thought that that was a good play but have since been told, no, you’re getting it today.Report

        • Jaybird in reply to Jaybird says:

          Got it. Got the flu shot too.

          Ugh. Tomorrow is going to be slow.Report

          • Jaybird in reply to Jaybird says:

            Friday night: some dull pain at the injection site, some feeling kinda loggy.

            Saturday: My arm felt like someone had been giving me “two for flinching” all day Friday. I had *ZERO* gas in the car. None. It was tough to get the gumption together to play a video game. (I managed but, seriously, got nothing done on Saturday.)

            Sunday: Felt great. Woke up, made everybody breakfast, did dishes, finished the laundry, beat Arkham City. Whew.Report

  5. Michael Cain says:

    I hate getting old. This week was the first trip to the lawyer to start rearranging our finances in light of my wife’s progressive memory loss. It’s a bad week when the highlight of the meeting is the lawyer saying, “Oh, good! You have a power of attorney she signed that’s only 12 years old. That will make things easier!” Either that, or, “You’ve done everything pretty much exactly right. Unless the government decides to f*ck with you, you’re good.”

    OTOH, the 20 miles on the bicycle went well — legs, lungs and heart all seem to be doing well. Even got to help a young woman with her bike flipped upside down on the side of trail, cursing a blue streak. She had a flat, and all the gear to fix it, but her husband had put the wheel on most recently, and had cranked the quick-release hub down so tight she couldn’t get it loose. With some focus, I could. I suspect there’s a guy out there who’s not getting laid for weeks.

    Weekend for recovery. It would be nice if the Denver Broncos and the CSU Rams could both win their football games.Report

    • In the category “you learn something new local every day”… The basketball/volleyball arena on the Colorado State campus is Moby Arena. That’s what the big shiny letters on the outside say. I had always assumed it was named after a donor. Today I learned that after it was built, someone observed that it looked like a beached whale where someone else who worked for the campus newspaper could hear it. There followed a successful grassroots campaign to officially name it “Moby Arena” after Melville’s novel.

      I should have considered the possibility. When my children were at an appropriate age, they heard me cursing at the overgrown bush in one corner of the backyard that I couldn’t keep under control or even outright kill. “Moby Bush” is still a piece of family folklore.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Michael Cain says:

      Oh, good luck. Is power of attorney something we ought to renew periodically? Maribou and I got each other’s when we did the Last Will and Testament thing. Is that something that will eventually age poorly?Report

  6. Slade the Leveller says:

    I have friends in from Canada (yes, they’re actual friends!) and I discovered they’ve never seen The Death of Stalin. So, the highlight of my weekend will be introducing them to that comic gem. I can’t wait!

    Also, my foursome won the charity scramble we played in today, so it’s shaping up to be a great weekend.Report