How Was Your Weekend?

Mine was extremely lazy, which I did manage to remedy a little bit at the last minute, but still. I also ate way to much junk food and feel kind of sick as a result, because I’m super great at this whole adulthood thing.

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28 Responses to How Was Your Weekend?

  1. martinmegz says:

    I flew a plane this weekend! I’m an aviatrix! It was a little two-seater prop plane and it was totally terrifying. I did the take off and steered around the sky for half an hour. It was thrilling and terrifying.

  2. I went to Disneyland for the first time, even though I’ve lived in California for 4 years. I ate all the food and went on Big Thunder Mountain three times. It was great.

  3. catweazle says:

    My recently-dumped sister stayed with me this weekend and she’s a wreck and I am so mad at her shitbag ex and there’s nothing I can do about it! Can I ask you guys for some advice? The ex currently works in my office but it’s a contractor position which is supposed to end at the end of this year, but my supervisor is currently vetting him for a permanent position with our department. I was previously happy about this because I thought that he was a good person and that his relationship with my sister was stable, but oh how wrong I was! I would like to think that he’s not dumb enough to take the job if it’s offered to him but honestly I think he might. Do you think I should tell my supervisor that they broke up just so she’s aware that it could be awkward? I’m not going to straight up tell her not to hire him or anything but I feel like it’s something she might want to know? But I don’t trust myself to be objective because I want to light him on fire and throw him off a mountain.

    • As tempting as it would be to completely screw him, I think it would be best to stay out of it. If your supervisor comes to you to ask what you think of him, you can say something like “I can’t be objective about him so I don’t feel comfortable giving an opinion” but I think it would be unfair to him to say anything that might hurt his job prospects unless your sister and he broke up because he was an embezzler or something.

    • FRQ says:

      I think it’s reasonable to disclose any potential conflicts of interest when it comes to work. So long as you address it in a professional manner and, as you had stated, not requested he be let go, I think that would be okay. It should go without saying that I am in no way an HR guru.

    • martinmegz says:

      I would not do that because I think it would end up making you look bad, not him. You don’t have any obligation to help him get the job, but I don’t think it would be wise to bring up your sister’s break up with your boss.

      • catweazle says:

        I worry about that (it reflecting poorly on me) more than I worry about screwing him over because he’s been a real jerk in this breakup in ways that really make me question his judgment and his maturity level. But I have a good relationship with my supervisor and have never been involved in any kind of office drama in the 5 years I’ve worked for her so hopefully it would be ok? Anyhow, my department is very small so if two people have an awkward personal situation it could affect the group dynamics. I kind of think that a supervisor of a department might want to be aware of that ahead of time! I can internalize my rage and keep it profesh but who knows what this clown will do.

        • martinmegz says:

          OK well that might be a different story then. Do you consider your supervisor a friend? Do you usually weigh in on new hires? Does your supervisor care about interpersonal dynamics in the office? If yes to all of those, I’d say yes to bringing it up.

        • catweazle says:

          We don’t hang out outside of work or anything but we sit next to each other and are friendly. Like, I show her pictures of my nephew and she tells me about her kids and stuff like that. She sometimes has me help with interviewing. She’s very big on team unity and since there are fewer than 10 people in our department we all have to interact with each other a lot.

          I will probably end up not saying anything because I am too passive but we’re having a work outing in a couple of weeks so maybe she will pick up on the fact that something happened since he and I will not be speaking to each other.

  4. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    Weekend was the perfect amount of lazy/productive. Saturday morning, I had to work, so I came home and was very lazy for the rest of the day.

    Sunday, I banned TV/Netflix from noon-8, and got so much done – work stuff, errands, laundry. I bought myself ice cream as a reward, and Mr. Costco brought home Chinese food from my favorite local Chinese restaurant, so dinner and dessert were fantastic!

    We watched Insurgent on Saturday because Divergent was ok enough. We basically Mystery Science Theater 3000’d it the whole time because it was pretty bad!

  5. FRQ says:

    I ate a shitload of ice cream. Here is a tiered list of what I sampled:

    A:
    Pumpkin w/ crushed ginger snaps
    Peppermint
    Peanut Butterscotch

    B:
    Banana pudding
    Peach pecan
    Salted caramel
    Birthday cake
    Butter brown with fried apple
    Coconut with pistachios
    Nutter Butter
    Summer Strawberry

    C:
    Oatmeal Cookie
    Cake batter
    Green Tea
    Key Lime
    Dulce De leche
    Arnold Palmer sorbet
    Non-summer strawberry
    Blueberry sorbet

    D:
    Cucumber watermelon mint

    F—–:
    Sausage biscuits and gravy (100% serious)

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      Wow, that is so much ice cream!

      Also, what is non-summer strawberry?

      Sausage biscuits and gravy ice cream? No thanks! But I probably would have tried it.

      • FRQ says:

        The people that made the B tier strawberry ice cream called theirs Summer Strawberry. The other one was just called plain strawberry, which in retrospect would have probably been a better name. There wasn’t anything different in the Summer Strawberry, I just thought it tasted better.

    • Please elaborate on how and why this happened because it sounds like something I would want to partake in

      • FRQ says:

        Last week my friend told me there was an ice cream festival 20 miles north of town. I like ice cream so I went. THE END.

  6. I am so tired because the show I went to last night started at 9:30 so it didn’t get out until well after midnight, then I had to catch a bus home. Also, I thought it would be a good idea to go on a 20 mile bike ride before the concert. That was dumb. But it was fun! I like music, even if it keeps me up past my bedtime.

    Otherwise the rest of the weekend was very quiet. There was some lovely midnight pizza on Friday. Always a good choice.

  7. artdorkgirl says:

    I went to the beach yesterday and while I have a lovely tan and played can jam and read Dance with Dragons, I think I maybe stayed out in the sun too long because when I got home my stomach hurt and so I got into bed, turned out all the lights, and spent last night watching Monarchy on Netflix. Which is a pretty good doc, but I feel asleep right about the time of the English Civil War. Sorry, Cromwell. You’re just a weird guy.

  8. collin0truckasaurus says:

    I had a pretty good and relaxing weekend! My parents were in town and they hung out with me and the baby and all that. Only bummer is that mr truck is sick again and he’s been sick on and off for the last month and he’s pretty much over it (I am too…). But he’ll get better sooner or later.

  9. flanny says:

    Saturday was my 1D concert and it was the alpha and omega of my summer. We stayed in a hotel that used to be abandoned but is now a Doubletree, and somehow I snagged a room that had a outer sitting room and then a closed off bedroom, like VIPs. Then we went to a very fancy small plates place in downtown Detroit, where I accidentally brushed an old man with my butt when I got up to use the ladies’. We ate some sort of cheese called “burratta” cheese or something? Oh, it melted in my mouth. But I think all the fancy food didn’t 100% agree with my frozen-pizza-loving stomach, because it rumbled a little during the concert. But I soldiered on.

    Haters are going to hate, but the concert was so good and fun. Unlike last year, I was surrounded by like-minded Louis girls, so we all screamed very loud when he had solos. Harry was precious, Liam was a ball of joy because it was his birthday, and Niall was also there.

    Then on Sunday we went to a vegan soul restaurant for brunch, and it was also very tasty. Then on my two-hour drive home, I kept thinking I was just so tired and my throat just hurt from the concert, but I think actually I was sick, because today I called into work and slept for hours and drank hot liquids even though it’s in the eighties here.

    • martinmegz says:

      I’m glad you had a great time! Nothing is better than seeing your favorite band live.

    • I am jealous of both your 1D concert and your burrata

      • hotspur says:

        Burrata is literally the best cheese. You can just sit and eat it on slices of tomato with a little salt and pepper and olive oil and it is like you won a contest.

    • Simon Spiderfleek says:

      Your ambivalence made me feel bad for Niall, but I immediately guessed that he was the blond one and googled him and was right, so now I feel even worse. Poor Niall, ranked last even by people who don’t know anything about you.

      • flanny says:

        Niall is currently my fourth favorite member of One Direction, but that means he’s also my fourth favorite person on earth because I love One Direction more than anything. SORRY MOM.

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