How Was Your Weekend?

Well, mine would have been fine if I’d felt better, but I’ve developed a cough that will hopefully go away soon. It was cold and nasty here, so I spent most of the weekend curled up on the couch, drinking tea. Pretty ideal, but for the coughing.

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About Theresa Couchman

Theresa Couchman was born in Upstate New York, went to school in Upstate New York, and currently resides in Upstate New York. She has a pair of impractical Master's Degrees and a taste for the pointlessly weird, and is occasionally funny on Twitter.
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22 Responses to How Was Your Weekend?

  1. hotspur says:

    I had an ambitious writing plan and then did almost none. I did spend six hours on Saturday plotting out some story stuff, but I thought that task would take 30 minutes, so the reality was mortifying. Then the coffee I’d sipped during the plotting kept me awake till 4 am, because I don’t drink coffee anymore. So Sunday didn’t get off the ground till noon.

    I cooked a bunch? I cleaned a little? I watched some episodes of Death Note (which is great) and a really bad movie — if you ever feel tempted by Rock the Casbah because it has Bill Murray, resist the fuck out of that temptation. So disheartening. Why is a bad movie sometimes so disheartening?

    Seriously my main achievement this weekend was eating properly. I hope you guys did better.

  2. catweazle says:

    The podcast taping went well aside from some technical fuckups, and that was the only thing of substance I did all weekend. From this coming Sunday until the end of January I’m only going to be in my apartment for like 12 hours so I had the laziest weekend and it was glorious. I didn’t leave my apartment once! I played video games for a whole afternoon! I watched six episodes of The OA! I failed to edit the first episode of the podcast because I didn’t feel like it! I feel very recharged.

  3. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I got home on Friday night, and didn’t leave again until this morning. Usually, I would find this to be a glorious achievement, but my hermit tendencies are starting to get a little depressing.

    It was way too cold to go anywhere anyway, and it didn’t help that I had an upset stomach for a significant part of the weekend. I have been taking Xanax since the Monday before Christmas, and I could have sworn it was the magical cure to end my stomach problems. But now I’m not so sure. Luckily, I made an appointment with a specialist months ago, and that appointment is this week.

    I did start reading one of my new books, enjoyed sleeping in, watched the Golden Globes, and even got some stuff done for work.

  4. old man fatima says:

    I was sick all weekend and still am, so stayed home from work, so I guess the upshot is that my weekend is still going?

    I downloaded tinder. Everyone sucks! And then I saw Fatiman on there which was a big old 😦 But then I changed my profile to just “Tell me about your dog” and swiped only on guys with photos of dogs, and I got like 10 guys message me about their dogs! So it wasn’t all wasted. But then one guy asked me about my dog and I told him all about Chompsky’s career as a civil engineer, and he never replied. I don’t actually want to date anyway! I just want to hear about your dogs!

    On Saturday morning I went with some friends and our dogs to the beach for a snowy play date. Chompsky is getting so bold now! She is madly in love with one of these dogs, and she kept trying to mount him anytime he stood still long enough, but he didn’t even notice! He only had eyes for fetch, sorry Chomps 😦 Here they all are:

    • old man fatima says:

      Note her whispering sweet nothings into his ear in the 2nd photo while he is completely unaware of her existence! Poor girl. I feel that, Chompsky!

    • flanny says:

      What a great idea for a dating profile! If I request picture of a cat, though, will I get a bunch of lesbians?

      • catweazle says:

        I’ve had luck messaging dudes with cats in their pictures and telling them that I only swiped right for the cat. Good ice breaker that weeds out dudes with no sense of humor.

  5. martinmegz says:

    I successfully kept a human baby alive by myself for four hours! I also watched some Mozart in the Jungle (GGB is so freaking good in this show, but I was disappointed to find out that the main actress doesn’t actually play the oboe). I didn’t get much else done this weekend oh wait! I made a vision board for 2017, how very 2006 of me.

  6. collin0truckasaurus says:

    After getting the wimpiest version of the winter storm we were promised, we were stuck inside all day Saturday and got a little cabin fever. Sunday was much better. We taught my kid to play the recorder. She’s pretty bad in general but pretty good for her age I guess.

  7. flanny says:

    Oh boy, guys! On Saturday I went to Ann Arbor (the home of U of M) which is about an hour and a half away from where I live. I went to celebrate my birthday by shopping and seeing Hidden Figures and eating Indian food. It was tons of fun and I cried like a literal child at Hidden Figures and then ate 2 samosas, just because that’s all they served me. 😦 The weather forecast had been totally clear and beautiful when I left Saturday morning, but it had taken a turn for the sinister by the time I left around 8 o’clock. I found myself driving in the darkness along the snow-covered highway, topping off at 40mph where I usually go 73mph and literally shaking in fear because the snow was so thick sometimes I couldn’t see where the road was going. So eventually I pulled off in Jackson, which on a normal day would be half an hour from where I lived. I pulled off in Jackson and grabbed a room at the Holiday Inn ( https://youtu.be/GmKjTC8yDFM ), which was actually jammed packed with bowlers in town for a convention. Jackson is the home of a state prison, so bowlers were a step up from what could have been there. But even at 9:30, the bowlers were DRUNK. And because they couldn’t drive anywhere the hotel was LIT. There were a bunch of them gathered around the tv in the hotel lobby in their bowling shirts watching the Red Wings game, and at any moment there were two or three standing outside smoking, and one lady bowler was having a loud conversation with someone on her cell phone at the end of my hall. I stayed in my hotel room. Because I had not been planning on staying at a hotel, I did not have pajamas or a toothbrush or even a phone charger. But because I am a nerd I had literally a dozen new books that I had purchased in Ann Arbor. So I spend Saturday night in a hotel in my underwear reading about the Plantagenets. In the morning the fun did not stop, because I made eye contact with a man bowler in the hallway while I was taking the books to my car, and he very quietly said “hello” to me and then I feared that he was memorizing my room number. And when I got into the elevator for the last time, there was another full-grown adult male bowler stradling a luggage dolly. He did not make eye contact with me and forced me to reach across him to press the button, even though we were both going to the lobby. Then he made a phone call during which he demanded his friend (who was smoking outside) come get him from the elevator. Hahahaha, I hugged my cat SO HARD when I got home, even though she had pooped outside her litter box in the night because she’d been mad at me. SORRY, CAT, I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE!!!

    • collin0truckasaurus says:

      I would love to see FX make a miniseries out of this adventure!

      • Sota says:

        This would be amazing!

        (Ps the downvote was me on accident…this keeps happening and I wonder if Siri is sabotaging my clicking or something.)

      • flanny says:

        The guy who played the bad guy in the new Ghostbusters should play the bowler who said hello. And I would like to be played by Cate Blanchett. I don’t care if she wouldn’t do FX.

  8. martinmegz says:

    What a roller coaster! I’m glad you got off the road rather than risk unsafe conditions, you are v. v. smart.

  9. Sota says:

    My weekend was moderate. Friday evening I didn’t leave the house. I made stir fry and watched pretty much all the free sitcoms I could find. My attempt to hold off on Netflix is going to break under the erasure of Minnesota winter. I have almost caved. Saturday I went to the post office, saw LaLa Land with some girlfriends who politely didn’t give me a hard time for falling off the face of the planet while my BF was here for the holidays. Then I went to the mall to take my return back to Banana Republic and realized I didn’t have the receipt. Ugh. Instead I went to target and bought cheap clothing off the 50% off rack and then went home and made breakfast tacos for dinner. Sunday I went to church with another friend who was nice I ignored her while my BF was here and then layed in bed all day watching tv and almost buying Netflix. I give it another week before I’m a subscriber again. Lol.

  10. mordonez says:

    I staved off these cold everyone seems to be passing to each other via the internet somehow, and managed to win my family’s slightly delayed (because they were sick last week) Hannukah potato latke cookoff in scenic Milwaukee. I beat both of my uncles and my dad, and do feel a little bad about it. Still, they were all fairly good latkes, and mad props to my non-cooking non-Jewish dad for trying.

    Next year I have plans for refining my game a little–grating a few more of the potatoes very fine to go along with the others, grated coarsely, and being slightly more patient with oil temperature so I don’t have any over-browning/crisping issues.

    After that (and PIE), we ran away from the Packers game back to mrsdonez’s temporary Milwaukee digs to a)figure out that Time Warner effed up and she had no internets, b) that her mac was fine but one monitor was dead and c)Ikea has the most insane wordless instructions, even for tiny items like “DIGNITET”

    Here are the instructions, should you ever find yourself owning one:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/assembly_instructions/dignitet-curtain-wire__AA-1362547-2_pub.pdf

    Argh you damnable Swedes!

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