How was your weekend, guys?

In a word: RAINY. And COLD. TWO WORDS. But kind of nice in that I didn’t leave my apartment once yesterday. Instead I watched IO on Netflix which I really, really liked. And wrote a little and played Dungeon Keeper a lot.

Still waiting for the epic masterpiece Robin Hood to arrive from Netflix. Yeah, I’m still paying for a DVD plan. Do you know that this movie is streaming nowhere? I can’t even buy it through my PS4 yet. Preorder my ass!

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Writer and Editor. Pianist and singer. Feminist and proponent of Jean-Claude Van Damme movies. I don't get it either. I wish I could have dinner with Marie Curie.
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19 Responses to How was your weekend, guys?

  1. Tracey says:

    Oh I’m so happy to venture here and find this post! I actually have a nice weekend to talk about and I miss everybody! Thanks, Tao!

    So my weekend can be summarized in one word: tennis. I will use more words, though. On Saturday I watched four retired pros play, then stayed up late to watch the Australian Open men’s final, then Sunday I played a two-hour doubles match and emerged victorious! I hadn’t won a match in a very, very long time because I’ve been playing singles, so that felt great. It was sunny and warm here, around 78 degrees. Just a beautiful weekend. Now I’m back at work, where things are very precarious and stressful because we may be losing our jobs in a few months, but maybe not, which is totally a healthy mental state to exist in, as I’m sure you can imagine.

    • taoreader says:

      Living in limbo is the worst! I hope you can stay in your job.

      I admire your tennis abilities. Yay for winning! My athleticism extends to sitting in the stands and, like, eating something. So tiring!

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      Sunny. Warm. 78 DEGREES?!?!

      It is cloudy, cold, and around 20 degrees here 😦

  2. actionjackson5 says:

    Well, I discovered this site is in some weird delayed goodbye stage, which sucks. And I am a government contractor, so I am back to work for the first time since December 19! (Stupid shutdown). We’re waiting to see if our leave we were forced to take will be returned to us. Otherwise I don’t get another sick day until 2020. Wheee! And we might go through it all again in three weeks.

    https://tenor.com/view/justin-timberlake-stare-look-pissed-annoyed-gif-5103046

  3. actionjackson5 says:

    And I NEVER learned how to properly post a gif!

  4. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I didn’t leave the house on Saturday or Sunday. I was supposed to go to lunch with friends on Saturday, but we were all pretty meh about going because winter. So, we rescheduled.

    It’s going to be insanely cold over the next few days, but I’m hoping that just means that when it finally gets back up to 20 degrees, the rest of winter won’t seem that bad?

    I started watching Silicon Valley from the beginning because I have no idea where I left off, and I forgot how great that show was. I want to watch funny and happy things right now. Please suggest other ideas.

  5. hotspur says:

    I took Friday off and flew to El Paso, then drove to Marfa. If you think you are unfamiliar with Marfa, Texas, but you do know the internet, then guess what, you know at least one thing about Marfa: the fake Prada store in the middle of the desert. That’s Marfa-adjacent. It is a tiny town surrounded by MMFD* but it is full of art. Honestly, I spent the weekend thoroughly mystified by this place in the best way, and wondering if I could live there. I think the answer is no, because how do I pay the rent in this scenario? But maybe the answer is maybe.

    *In the First Gulf War, which I remember because I am ancient, US military pilots patrolling the skies of Iraq would occasionally be asked to report landmarks as they flew. “Report in, what are you flying over — anything of note?” — and the answer the pilots often gave was, “MMFD.” I hope you heard that in the same laconic pilot voice that I always do, because I think that adds to how entertaining it is. But either way, this handy acronym stands for Miles and Miles of Fucking Desert.

    • taoreader says:

      Oh I love that. I would think a place like Marfa would be… cheap? Am I wrong?

      I was in Japan during the Gulf War and there was no internet or email or anything. A couple fellow teachers pulled me into a room one day with the TV on, and it was Bush the First announcing the attack. It was translated in Japanese and I could barely hear him. A few friends came over that night and we used some guy’s ham radio to tune in Voice of America so we could figure out what the hell was going on. I mean, we knew from the paper that something was imminent, but it felt so weird. And then Iraq started shooting missiles at Israel, and my sister called and we were like, ARMAGEDDON.

      • actionjackson5 says:

        I was in Africa in the Peace Corps during the Clinton-Lewinsky thing and people were reading transcripts of the questions and answers from Ken Starr. I had to avoid some embarrassing questions.

      • hotspur says:

        Japan, wow! I was working at a mall and someone ran into the store and shouted, “War! It started! War!” Then we turned on a radio like Gilligan’s Island because the year was 1955.

        Marfa is a mystery. It should be cheap, but it’s not. Houses cost $250k – $450k there, which seems way beyond the range that says “I am an artist who wants to take a risk.” Meanwhile a lot of the jobs seem to be “tour guide,” or “donut artisan,” so… I couldn’t figure out how the local economy runs. That said, there’s something very attractive about a small community of interesting people willing to entertain whatever creative sensibility you show up with. I met a girl of about 30 who has a radio show on the local station, and I thought, “That’s great — people can do that here.” I could not walk into a local station in my town (LA) and say “I have an idea” and hear back “Cool, let’s try you out — how about 9-12 Tuesday night?” But also, as good as her show might be… is it paying the rent? Man, what a mystery that place is.

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