How Was Your Weekend?

I had another good run of getting stuff done. I even went to–drum-roll, please–THE BANK. I also spent way too much time watching Monster Factory, my new favorite thing in the world (it’s a YouTube series wherein Justin and Griffin McElroy, stars of about a billion podcasts, purposefully create the most horrifying video game characters they can and then screw up the game as much as possible, and I’ve almost literally hurt myself laughing at every video).

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15 Responses to How Was Your Weekend?

  1. actionjackson5 says:

    This weekend included a Christmas Cantata (don’t ask), a failed trip to a pumpkin patch (don’t ask), free nachos, a Turkish festival, replacing the blades on a ceiling fan, brunch at a fancy hotel, a long playground visit, homemade apple butter, a church yard sale, and the movie “The Book of Eli” (which was a pretty awful movie).

    • Tracey says:

      I have so many questions. Let’s start with a full description of these free nachos, please. Also what is apple butter.

      • flanny says:

        I want to know about the fancy hotel brunch!

      • Have you never had apple butter?? Oh man, get on that ASAP.

        • Tracey says:

          NO I’ve never heard of it! I asked my coworkers and their attempts to educate me have made me more confused.

        • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

          There is also pumpkin butter! I don’t think I’ve ever had apple butter, but I am going to have to find some.

        • I don’t know how it’s made, but I think it’s just apples that are cooked down (with sugar and spices) until they become a thick paste that you can spread on stuff. It’s thicker and smoother than jam, but “apple cider jam” is the only way I can think to describe it. It’s soooo good (as is pumpkin butter).

        • actionjackson5 says:

          This was apple butter we made from apples we picked the previous week from a local orchard in the mountains. Core and peel a ton of apples (we have a hand-crank machine that cores, peels, AND slices the apple into rings!), into a large crockpot with white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, and cook on low for TEN hours. Blend to a smooth consistency with a hand mixer and it fills three large mason jars.

  2. catweazle says:

    The baby turned 3 on Saturday but he was with his dad’s family in the suburbs so I didn’t get to see him (we’re having a second party for him later). I did get to talk to him on the phone and he was very excited about his presents (he got a dollhouse among other things) and he really wanted to tell me that he was eating a bagel. He apparently associates me with bagels because almost every time he’s been to my apartment he’s eaten one. Anyway, today is his first day of preschool and I can’t believe how old he is!

    The only other thing of note that happened this weekend is that my brother came out as bisexual on Facebook which was quite a surprise and also very him to just put it online and not like, talk to his family about it. I spent a lot of time today trying to find a bakery where he lives that would make a custom cake decorated like the bisexual pride flag that says “Happy BIrthday” (his birthday is also next week) but all bakeries in Salt Lake City are either run by Mormons, vegan, or very expensive so I think I’m just going to make some iced sugar cookies and send them to him instead. OH MY GOD I just had the best idea, I could make triforce cookies where the triangles are the color of the bi pride flag and then they would be biforces ha ha ha ha hah a ha ha ha

  3. hotspur says:

    I tourismed for weirdos this weekend, semi-locally around the desert, with an old friend from high school daze who was in SoCal for a work thing. I’m exhausted now, and fighting a cold because my friend was very sick, which she didn’t tell me until after I drove the 4 hours to meet up. Come on. Anyway it was fun, but the highlights for me were the restaurants. Does this mean I’m defective? I feel like I should prefer the art and the nature, but I think what I’ll remember when I look back is two dinners. Plus the sensation that it would be so easy to get murdered in the desert. There is no one around to stop whoever wants to murder you.

    • Tracey says:

      Hi can we get some specific locations please. The last desert restaurant you sent me to was amazing.

      • hotspur says:

        I went back to that one. That was one of the ones.

        I have ambitions to do a TFW about the weekend. If I fail, I’ll give up and just tell you restaurant #2. But for now I will keep my powder dry.

  4. flanny says:

    I went curling! It’s crazy fun and I am, quite frankly, amazing at it, so I’ve joined the Rookie League at the club. I might have watched some pro curling online during my freetime and I have a big bruise on my knee from banging it on the ice. I’m an athlete now!

    • mordonez says:

      Some work friends and I went last year, and I enjoyed the experience, but was surprised that I was terrible at it. It’s the committing to balancing on my knee while sliding forward thing–couldn’t get a handle on really pushing off and sliding.

  5. collin0truckasaurus says:

    My weekend was good except for one football game that we lost. Otherwise was great! Took the kids to the grocery store and the park and made delicious football snacks and went to the soccer game yesterday! Very fun all around! Even got to sleep until 8am on Saturday!

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