Friday Open Thread!

I’ve got a buttload of work to get through this afternoon, and the queue is currently empty, so we’re going to wrap things up a little early today. Tell me what you’re doing this weekend! And anything else you want to talk about! If you need a suggestion, I suggest watching the new Ninja Turtles trailer, because it is…really something. (Although I have to say that the people claiming that the “grittiness” is actually far more in line with the original comics than the cartoon and other movies were are indeed correct. Those things were dark, which I don’t think my parents realized when they let eight-year-old me buy them. Still: yikes.)

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42 Responses to Friday Open Thread!

  1. collin0truckasaurus says:

    Patton Oswalt is fighting with a Salon writer on twitter and it’s quite entertaining. He’s the best these days!
    Tonight is a very important basketball game that I will be watching and then I will attempt to sleep the rest of the weekend.

    • Commentatrix says:

      Truly riveting saga. I will say that Patton spent way too much time trying to win an unwinable argument, but his original tweet was clearly a criticism of the news station to me. (I guess responses to it are subjective, though, in that some people don’t understand satire, which I can sympathize with; it took a while for it to sink in when I first learned about it as a HS sophomore too.) so I guess I have to side with Patton on this one! Also, Salon has been disappointing for A WHILE.

  2. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I’m so glad it’s Friday. It’s cloudy and still cold, but I feel like the weather is starting to let up just a little bit. The fact that it stays light out until after 7:00 is drastically improving my winter blues.

    I plan on buying the Veronica Mars book, and hopefully having the time to read it since this weekend is sort of busy. Also, I am working on a little write up on our trip to the Veronica Mars premiere and party.

    Have a great weekend everyone!

  3. flanny says:

    I have a phone date tomorrow with my old roommate, and I’m so excited because I love our chats. Other than that, nothing too crazy going on. I’ve got some tasks to do, some errands to run, a ceiling fan to dust. Should be great!
    Thanks for another lovely week, all!!!

  4. FRQ says:

    I flew home for the weekend to have a procedure done on my hand (nothing serious), so I’ll probably spend the weekend healing and catching up on TV. It sucks because there’s so much going on in town over the next couple of days, but this stupid cast prevents me from doing pretty much any of it. Oh well, these shows aren’t going to watch themselves, right?

  5. old man fatima says:

    I never wrote my reviews of all the schlocky period romances that I watched because I got unexpectedly busy at work, but if any of you have a couple of hours this weekend I cannot recommend “The Two Lives of Jennie Logan” highly enough! It’s poorly filmed and very dated, but it is so much better than it has any right to be. The actors really own the parts, the sets are gorgeous, I want to own every single one of Jennie’s outfits, and it’s a fun, compelling story. It has burly men in velure v-necks, burly men in ruffled open front blouses, gorgeous old houses, mystery, time travel, romance… so, so good. In a nutshell, a woman in an unfulfiling marriage the 70s finds a Victorian dress in her new attic that transports her to the 1800s when she puts it on, where she meets the brooding, charming artist who used to own her house.

    This weekend I’m going to a cat show, buying a new bed frame, going out dancing, and going on a date-ish sort of it’s complicated. And doing my taxes. And finally finishing the new curtains, and knitting a cat for my bff’s bday. Jam-packed weekend for Fatimas!

  6. catweazle says:

    This week was eternal. I know this may be a controversial opinion, but I’m glad it’s Friday. I’m going to see The Grand Budapest Hotel with my sister after work. Probably won’t do much except go to class for the rest of the weekend. I have to learn the piano part of “Five Years” between now and tomorrow afternoon but knowing me I will probably just wing it/turn down the volume on the keyboard in class instead.

  7. thanks to all the monsters who recommended Broad City. it’s great! but ughhh now i have two more ladies i must add to my celeb crush list, which is already taking up most of my filing cabinet…

  8. taoreader says:

    You guys may remember a few weeks back when I was deciding whether to adopt a second rescue dog, this time a puppy. And then we did because we are soft-hearted suckers.

    Puppy Update: After only two weeks, the puppy broke! She was trying in that adorable, awkward puppy way to jump on the couch, which she usually does effortlessly, but she slid back and fell hard on her legs. I’ve never heard such terrifying scream-yelps from a dog. It lasted a full minute or so and was as loud as the fire alarm.

    Turns out the poor thing had a small fracture in her knee. So she had puppy surgery to have a pin put in to reconnect the bones. We were supposed to keep her down and resting for two weeks after the surgery, but within 48 hours she was running all over the place as if she had never been injured, and we just kind of let her because we’re bad puppy parents, apparently. When we took her in for her check-up, the doc said, “She looks great, healing nicely. Keep making her stay still and rest.” And we were like, “You got it doc, no problema!” Then we came home and threw the little tennis around ball for her.

    So she’s great. But our poor kitty is in the hospital with an inflamed bladder and kidneys, and they’re catherizing him for the second time. His kidneys are all backed up and his bladder won’t empty. He’s been in there since Wednesday and we’re hoping to bring him home Monday.

    tl;dr the puppy broke but we got her repaired, kitty is sick and we’re worried

  9. Commentatrix says:

    This weekend I am visiting my BFF in LA, so I’ll be spending time with a top 5 person AND escaping my boring ol’ nondescript California town for two days. So what I’m saying is the subtext here is “Help, I have to mooooove!”

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      We were just in LA, and we ate at this place called the Waffle. If you like waffles, go there. It was very very good. They also have booze.

      • Commentatrix says:

        But I’m already fulfilling my flanoscope prophecy of drinking wine right out of the bottle…

      • hotspur says:

        Oh no! I live 3 blocks from the place called the Waffle! It is one of my walking options.

        • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

          I would eat there so much if I lived within walking distance. I did get a side of fruit with my chocolate chip waffle*, so at least I tried to get something healthy.

          *The chocolate chips were baked in the waffle AND on top of the waffle. Delicious!

      • Commentatrix says:

        Not my favorite Leslie Knope waffle moment, but it’ll do:

  10. I haven’t decided if I am going to see Grand Budapest Hotel this weekend or Divergent (lol, choosing a real movie over my YA heroin. It will of course be Divergent). Other than that, I don’t have any big plans other than sleeping, which I am VERY excited about.

  11. I have a date with my nana and poppop tomorrow night. My social calander is filled with 80 year olds and less then 1 year olds.

  12. artdorkgirl says:

    UGH. Today has not been good, as Flanny can attest, but I get my bicycle tomorrow, so yay!

  13. artdorkgirl says:

    Have you all seen this? A small farm association was protesting French government cuts (I think?) so they ran a bunch of sheep through the Louvre! I would be so excited to see this! Almost as excited as I would be to see the art! Vive La France! Vive La Sheep (I don’t know what sheep is in French)

  14. Casey says:

    I am going to see Stephen Malkmus tonight at one of my favorite music venues. Hooray! Then tomorrow, our little boys have swim lessons, which are usually pretty adorable. Then there will be a yard sale at my late grandma’s house, which will be more fun than it sounds. I think this is going to be a good weekend, you guys.

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