How Was Your Weekend?

I was terribly lazy, although I did manage to get a few chores done. Otherwise, oof. I may have to start using a planner again, in order to guilt myself into productivity.

(Also, feel free to talk about the SAG awards, if you watched them! I forgot they were on.)

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23 Responses to How Was Your Weekend?

  1. taoreader says:

    I don’t think I’d get anything done without lists and planning on a calendar. There are some things I just won’t do if I don’t schedule them.

    I’m with you and the laziness thing. I watched all of the Worricker Trilogy on Netflix. Now, come on, virtually every female character sleeps with/has slept with/wants to sleep with Worricker? Bill Nighy is awesome, bur please.

    I also had some tequila.

    • hotspur says:

      Perhaps Europeans have different sex traditions. Let us not judge.

      I saw Worricker #1. It is so low-key that it took me a while to pick up on how funnily low-key it is. Some day, I will watch #2!

      • taoreader says:

        Yes, I agree. And Rachel Weisz is just super attracted to him, naturally!

        The next two episodes continue the story, and I recommend them especially because Christopher Walken is in them. And Winona Ryder too, who is really good. And super-attracted to Worricker!

  2. hotspur says:

    My coffee shop is in disarray. This is bad. It’s where I write, mainly, so it needs to get its act together for the sake of immortal art. I am not productive when I stay home.

    So, Saturday I went there at 2:30, thinking I’d stay and eat dinner there, come home around 10 or 11. Except: abruptly they closed at 5:00. They’ve been doing this sometimes lately. I’ve gotten conflicting stories, but it seems the whole management team and half the kitchen staff quit in an unspecified huff — or possibly were canned; or some were canned and some then quit in reaction — and the owners haven’t hired replacements yet. Who knows when the Troubles will end.

    So at 5:00 I ended up wandering my neighborhood, hoping to find a second place to work. There’s another coffee shop nearly a mile away, so, ambitiously, I walked over. By reputation, this one is THE coffee shop. It is alleged that actual Hollywood writers and comics meet to collaborate on the next big thing, there, as well as total losers (but hip losers!) — but as soon as I walked in, I remembered why I never go to it. The tables are awkwardly positioned, it’s full of couches that fill me with bed bug anxiety, and it’s poorly lit. Like, dark. DARK.

    So I didn’t stay. I went to the used book store next door and bought a book that I never heard of but that looked very good, then went next door to that and bought a bottle of wine and a chocolate bar. So at that point I had my entertainment and my dinner all laid out, plus my exercise because of the long walk. I went home and wrote till about 11:00. A great day. I have no recollection of what I did before 2:30. Maybe it wasn’t great.

    Sunday I hiked up Runyon Canyon, a 9k round trip, and then picked up tamales at the farmers market. Then I scrubbed the kitchen floor until it was aaalmost white again. The robot handled the rest of the apartment. When all was done I was sore from hiking and cleaning. The satisfied kind of sore? My employer emailed some crap I hadda do, so I made OT there, and then around 9 pm I got in bed “just to warm up” and it was all over.

    There is a movie I started Friday night that I meant to finish last night and tell you all about today. I think you guys would dig it. But I will finish it before revealing it.

    • taoreader says:

      You may just win the prize for Most Successful Weekend.

      It’s hard enough to get a good writing habit down. When The Man starts shutting down your “office” randomly, it’s just cosmically unjust. Clearly, it was the magical wine and chocolate that got you through.

      What is the movie!?!

  3. collin0truckasaurus says:

    My weekend was great! Saturday we hung out with the kids and then the grandparents came over to watch them while we went out. We had dinner at a restaurant we both really like and saw Jurassic Park in concert at our symphony orchestra. Guys, if you haven’t done this, and are a movie and music nerd, DEFINITELY do this! They show the film and the symphony orchestra just plays all the music. It’s INCREDIBLE. I super loved it and everyone there was a Jurassic Park nerd and that was great! They had the jeep out front and we took pictures with it. A++ experience!
    Sunday we had a normal morning with the kids but then after the older one had her nap, we went to the park and played and took a really long walk home. Then Mr. Truck made dinner and we all just hung out. It was an incredibly nice day.

  4. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I haven’t watched the SAG Awards yet, but I plan to watch it sometime this week. Kristen Bell is one of my favorites, so I hope she did a good job as host.

    This weekend was a pretty good mix of productive and lazy. I also bought myself a small box of Fannie May Mint Meltaways, so I guess A+ weekend.

  5. catweazle says:

    I saw four movies yesterday! I will try to write an actual Sundance post later but here is a small summary:

    Lizzie: Chloe Sevigny is Lizzie Borden and Kristen Stewart is the family maid who she bones. Did not like this very much even though it had gay shit and my wife in it.

    Juliet, Naked: Based on a Nick Hornby book I have not read. It was very funny and I liked it very much. It has Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd and Ethan Hawke and was directed by the dude who directed Our Idiot Brother.

    Colette: Biopic of the French writer Colette who I knew nothing about going in except that once on Gilmore Girls Lorelai said she was reading a Colette biography. But omg it was SO GOOD. Keira Knightley is too beautiful for life and it was full of LOTS of gay shit that I was not expecting.

    Sorry To Bother You: This was the weirdest fucking movie I’ve ever seen. Sort of like if Southland Tales was not made by/about white people.

    No celebs were at any of the screenings but I did get to see Q&As with all of the directors except the dude who directed Colette.

    • I’m glad to hear that Colette is good! It seems like it’s been ages since we’ve gotten a decent period drama that wasn’t another Austen/Bronte remake.

      • catweazle says:

        Yeah I honestly only got a ticket for it because I love Keira Knightley and the director (Wash Westmoreland) had one line in my favorite movie, Velvet Goldmine. I was expecting it to be a typical period piece but it was not at all. There’s a dude who has been reviewing Sundance movies by selecting various Paddington ecards and he said this about it:

    • hotspur says:

      I wish I liked Nick Hornby’s books, because I heard him interviewed once and he was great. Just hilarious and perceptive and humble. Ah well, if they turn into good movies…

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