Weekend!

Sorry, last week was a crazy week and I was working 12s and I didn’t remember to write my weekend post then.

It would have been about Daylight Saving Time, though, and how evil it was and how good it was that it was ending. However temporarily.

Daylight Saving Time is behind us, though, however temporarily and now we can get into the whole “man! I can’t believe how dark it is already!” thing. Seriously, Colorado Springs has the front range over there and when the sun hits the mountains it’s *GONE* a few minutes later. Completely different from when we’d visit Muskeegon, Michigan in the summertime and the sun would set and it would take *HOURS* to fully immerse itself within Lake Michigan.

But it’s nice to go to work when it’s light, and come home when it’s dark.

As it is, though, we’ve had Standard Time for a week and I’m pretty much caught up and no longer jet-… what’s the opposite of “lag”? I’m no longer jet-hastened?

Well, having reached a new normal, of sorts, I’m looking forward to the weekend. I’ve already purchased a bottle of something and brought the first wave of the dirty laundry downstairs to be sorted tomorrow prior to it being laundered and dumped out on the bed as part of the autumnal switch of summer and winter fashion.

“Wait, I thought you did that three weeks ago?”

“Yes. Well. Life comes at you fast. We had a bit of a heat wave that had us sleeping with the window open and going to work in short sleeves. We’ve hit the part of the year where, now, we only crack the window and go to work in zip-up hoodies first thing in the morning.”

And so now we’re going to officially transition into fall, officially get ready for the coming holidays, and officially take a three day weekend because, seriously, last weekend was seriously crazy and by “seriously crazy”, I mean “working a 10 on Thursday, a 14 on Friday, and a 5 on Saturday” kinda crazy. So my accumulated hours have turned into a day off without having to use a vacation day.

And I’m going to spend it doing nothing worth writing about at all. Well, maybe waking up an hour later than I’m used to followed by doing laundry.

So… what’s on your docket?

(Image is “Play” by Clare Briggs. Used with permission of the Briggs estate.)


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19 thoughts on “Weekend!

  1. We’re doing the Big Sort of all our clothing this weekend, is the really awful pun I’ve been giggling about. (No politics! :D)

    I started the weekend early skyping with a friend in NZ, joined at the end of the call by a friend who lives in Denver, in person in my living room :).

    Tomorrow I work until 10, then I will probably catch up on all the sleep I mostly haven’t been getting.

    We have gaming on Saturday. That will be good.

    Chores. Recuperating. Getting caught up on normal life things.

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  2. “But it’s nice to go to work when it’s light, and come home when it’s dark.”

    Dude, now is the time I leave and come home from work IN THE DARK. Sunrise is 6:30 plus and I’m usually at work by then.

    I’ll finally be able to take a Tier 1 class and not get hammered by blue belts in Tier 2 this saturday. I may actually survive without injury. Maybe a bit o culture with a friend and then something with the lady friend. I’m feeling the need for a nice rare steak and a few martinis.

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  3. Tyranny!

    Started playing last night, and so far it’s another solid isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian. Particularly interesting is its blend of class and skill based character building: characters level up and gain incremental effectiveness based on skill ranks (think Elder Scrolls), but when they level up they get a point to invest in trees that grant new abilities or more dramatic passive boosts. NPCs each get two trees that define a fairly traditional class, but the player character gets access to a wider array of abilities, with your character creation decisions simply determining a couple of starting talents.

    Need to try to get up to wine country as well, as we are leaving for Thanksgiving next weekend and various family members have requested we bring some bottles.

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  4. The Wife flew back into town last night! So, spending time with her, and feeling beat down from the time change. As i get older, it kills me more and more.

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  5. The cold that I battled all week, has now landed on the wife, just in time for the weekend. So I will be playing nurse and trying to make it a little more bearable for her. I will sneak out for UFC 205 Saturday night, which should be amazing.

    Sunday we celebrate the youngest daughter’s 18th birthday with the extended family (actual birthday is later in the week). Poor kid missed voting in this crazy election (no politics!) by 9 days. I’m having fun reminding her that I will soon no longer be legally required to feed her.

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  6. I’m going to the clinic to have the surro-baby put in today. Bed rest this weekend. Doctor ordered pizza and Netflix in bed?! Hell yeah! If only there was wine and a hot guy to wait on me hand and foot. ;)

    Junior is with his father this weekend. Great timing.

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  7. Last H.S. football game of the year for me on Saturday. Playing some Louvin Bros. in church on Sunday.

    I’m pretty tired from staying up late trying to digest what happened Tuesday, so sleep is definitely on the agenda.

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  8. I’ll play Mastermind with my kids before bed tonight and then watch a movie with my wife – maybe the Revenant or the new Star Trek. Tomorrow my kids have piano and Japanese school in the morning. I’m training for my first marathon, so I’ll try to run ten miles in the early afternoon. Then we’re having friends over for dinner to drink beer that comes in bottles with corks and cry about the future of our country. I’m going to try to make these pineapple paprika chicken tacos that my daughter found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_bMKcFoc_k. Sunday I’m planning on getting up really early and powering my way through a bunch of research projects that have deadlines coming up and that have been on the backburner for a few months. I’m looking forward to Westworld Sunday night!

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  9. Mostly Nothing is on my docket after working too many weekends of late. I do have a personal project (making a Christmas present for someone) I am working on so I hope to get that mostly finished.

    And I always feel less jet-lagged after the switch back to standard time than I do after the switch to daylight saving time. I’m sure it has to do with the hour of sleep.

    And I am loving driving to work in the light. I don’t care if it’s dark as I’m coming home – there’s just something so depressing about GOING to work before it is light out.

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  10. Taking my grandfather to Doctor Strange. Not his sort of movie, but the place is one of those movie tavern things. So he gets a free lunch, beer, and time out of the house.

    So far, his comments after the movies I’ve taken him to have been hilarious.

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