How was your weekend?


Do we know why Garfield, a feline animal with no job to speak of, hated Mondays so much? In any case, here we are, Monday once again. I have one more day to make a big life decision and am feeling torn about what to do. How do you make big decisions? My parents were like, “Only you can decide,” and I was like, “No, actually, you could tell me what to do!” Other than wrestling with my future, I did a lot of cleaning and furniture rearranging this weekend and I watched three episodes of The OA season 2. What did you do?

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21 Responses to How was your weekend?

  1. Kate says:

    I had a very artsy weekend. Saturday night was a gallery opening and I have a photograph in it. I am using this fun program that adds an augmented reality layer to my work. If you want to see it in action, you can download the Artivive app and view my works through your phone. You’ll need two devices: open my site,, on your laptop; then open the app on your phone and look at the paintings through it. Not all are augmented yet, but I’m working on it. Then on Sunday my chorus had a show that went very well. The bell choir from a local high school joined us. Beautiful. I’m tired today! But it’s worth it. Oh and Kelly had a story appear in the Sunday New York Times! There’s a section for children about humor, and Kelly and her friend Jesse both wrote pieces for it.

  2. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I went to a concert on Thursday night. I had been trying to see this band for a while, so I’m glad I finally got to see them.

    Friday afternoon, I went bridesmaid dress shopping. I have never stood up in a wedding, so I really don’t know what is expected of me. The bride is awesome and chill, which is great. I had to leave shopping early to go to a work event, but it looks like the group found a dress, and it looks like a good choice 🙂

    I finally cleaned the bathroom on Saturday! Sunday night, we watched a movie, and it was nice to relax after being busy and productive all weekend.

    • Tracey says:

      That sounds like a great weekend! What movie did you watch? I’m way behind on movies but there’s just so much TV to watch.

      Season 2 is okay so far. Netflix showed a summary of season 1 before it played the new season and it all came back to me.

      • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

        We watched the first Avengers movie. I am clearly not current on movies either since I am only now watching a movie that came out in 2012 lol. I’m definitely more up to date on TV shows.

  3. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    How is season 2 of The OA? I liked season 1 for the most part even though I don’t remember many details. Is it easy to jump back in to season 2? I don’t want to rewatch season 1, but I’m sure I could find some recaps.

    • taoreader says:

      I have thoughts about OA season 2, but I’ll keep them to myself until more people see it! They do a recap before the season begins, not extensive, but I thought it was enough.

      • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

        Good to know there is a summary. I’ll give it a go in the near future.

  4. hotspur says:

    I went to Palm Springs and alternated poolside book-reading with in-pool cooling off. Five stars, would pool again. (The book is Haunting of Hill House; one of my friends said the cover art looks oldschool and asked if I bought it at a “vintage book store,” and the answer is no, I bought it new, but I’ve owned it and moved it from house to house without ever reading it for three decades.)

    • Tracey says:

      That sounds like a Nancy Drew book, is it a Nancy Drew book?

    • Sergeant Tibbs says:

      How is it? Shirley Jackson went to my high school and she hated it! But I don’t hold that against her. I started and never finished We Have Always Lived in the Castle and this is a good reminder to pick it up again. She also has a book of short stories that are really good. Spoooooky!

      • hotspur says:

        It would be much weirder to think of Shirley Jackson as a girl who absolutely adored high school. Previously I’d only read The Lottery (you can’t graduate high school without it being assigned, I think) and The Sundial. I didn’t really “get” The Sundial at 16, and I’m not sure I’d have gotten Hill House then, either. Hill House is very good! Pages and pages are nerve-wracking. But it’s also subtle, and for full effect maybe it depends on knowing more about people than I knew at 16. So I’m glad I waited so long to read it. And it makes me want to reread The Sundial.

  5. Sergeant Tibbs says:

    It’s been unseasonably warm here (high 40s!) so all the snow is melting and on Friday evening I was inspired to go for a run and then immediately after, for a long bike ride. I did a biathalon I’m pretty sure! It was hard to get up the hill to my home…if anyone was watching me, they’d have seen a person zig zagging slowly up the side walk.

    On Saturday, I had the overwhelming urge to take a pair of scissors and hack at my hair so I decided to avoid this by finding a salon to do it for me. You guys, I live in Alaska and I’m sorry to say the situation is pretty dire. People have the Kate plus eight stacked haircut and chunky mid 2000s highlights all over the place and when you look at salons’ instagrams, it’s just very sad pictures all the way to the bottom. I do not wish to be a snob, but whoops I am. So, I paid $50 to have a salon take exactly 2 inches off and I’m waiting until I travel at the end of the month to make the big chop. I feel so much better with the trim though!

    And on Sunday, I drove to Sarah Palin’s hometown an hour away just to see The Philadelphia Story on the big screen! It was great, and I sat cozily in the theater with 4 old people and me and we laughed out loud a lot. Wasilla has beautiful scenery, like almost 360 deg views of snowy mountains. It also had 100% of cars with one of three accoutrements: American flag, Jesus quote, or Trump sticker. What a place.

    Also speaking of Garfield, did you see this article about vintage Garfield phones washing ashore in France? I prefer to think of a person occasionally floating off a phone to France to make people smile, rather than what actually is happening.

    • hotspur says:

      Hey, I forgot you live in Alaska! So exciting. Enjoying how 40s is warm, good good good. SIDE BAR: The dude I used to share a cube with (he now sits a row over) is from Wasilla. Wasilla ftw.

    • taoreader says:

      I did read that article. Something about Garfields washing up on a beach seemed like a must-read.

  6. Tracey says:

    That all sounds so nice! Although high 40s is still very cold for outdoor exercise! Sometimes I dream about moving to Alaska just to have some dating options.

    I 100% thought The Philadelphia Story was the Tom Hanks movie about the lawyer with AIDS, right up until you said you were all laughing, which was a clue that maybe I was mistaken.

    That’s a great story about the phones. That French environmentalist sounds so French. “We arrive after the battle.”

    • Sergeant Tibbs says:

      Hah, well I went to a nerdy college that was overwhelmingly male and the saying was, “the odds are good, but the goods are odd.” And I’ve been told the same about Alaska. It’s a very small community, so if you’re looking in a certain age range and at certain sociocultural markers (eg, loves hiking!) you’re going to be dating the same person as your best friend and supervisor which can be awkward! I mean, I don’t know how it measures up to John Hinckley Jr dating prospects though.

  7. taoreader says:

    Big decisions, ugh. But also yay, because change can be great. Can you sort through the difference between what you want to do and what you think you should do? Or is it one big mess of confusion?

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