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  1. Mine is pretty good so far. Did lots of productive work behind the scenes for the blog today (I’m now a professional blogger, official title “editor”), drank some orange juice at my aunt’s.

    Pretty mellow weekend so far.

  2. Mine was damn fine. We sent the children away with their grandparents and took the roadster to Seattle, where we ate meals not involving water cleanup or anything of horribly unnatural colour, nosed around in the Science Fiction Museum and assorted glass shops (of which Seattle has approximately eighty thousand), and just generally had a great all-adult time.

    The most restful part was not having to explain every little damn thing we did.

  3. Dean – you forgot to mention that no one, at any time in the last two days, asked “Are we there yet?”

    Awesome weekend, all in all. Just awesome.

  4. Well, I’m on my second day of sleeping with my new CPAP machine, and so far the results have been both immediate and dramatic. I’m feeling better than I have in literally years.

  5. Very good, thank you, kind of you to ask!

    Saturday me & my wife did some cross-country skiing on the golf course, had lunch at my dad’s place, had dinner at a Chinese place with my wife’s sister’s family.

    Today more skiing, this time with the kids: the 7-y-o has skis of his own and the 2-y-o will get to try the old Saami sleigh my dad got when I was a baby. Looks like a little dog sleigh, you wear a strap harness hooked to bamboo struts.

    Oh, yeah, and vacuuming. /-:

  6. just missed my sister’s wedding on Kauai island. I’m on da next island. Umm, didn’t know the thing was today. Thanks for asking the very question that you did, though. I had thought that my sister’s wedding was next Saturday….honestly….but that’s on the Hawaiian island that the reservoir breached sweeping away 7 people earlier this week, because of the extraordinary amount of rainfall Kauai island went through. Anyways, the island has been put under a new flood watch tonight. And the site where the wedding was being held is only accessible via the roadway that the flash flood waters rushed over a portion of, at the point of which, the road still passable as it is, is being contr-flowed, on an already heavily traversed two-lane highway. The only land route that exists to get to the wedding….an outdoor wedding at that, scheduled from earlier last year 2005. Can’t say that I didn’t wish for the serious weather conditions to postpone the ceremony until a day later. So, I don’t know, John.

  7. Yup, pretty good so far.

    Off to an engagement party in a couple of hours (which, somewhat disconcertingly for me as an office jockey, is being held at mid-day, due to the engagees and most of their friends being theatre types, and unable to party in the evenings).

  8. I would go with “pretty good.” I would be hard-pressed to really support “excellent,” but on the other hand, “mediocre” is not enough. So yah: pretty good here.

  9. I’ve been working all weekend. I also discovered this morning that my bathtub is leaking into my basement. I long for the halycon days of my lost youth where I didn’t have pay mortgages and plumbers.

  10. Finally started my weekend about four hours ago, contemplated the dismal prospects of the dollar and now I’m going to bed. Bed is always good; I’d like to second my disappointment at the length of Ghost Brigades, what am I supposed to be reading until your next book comes out?

  11. Mine’s a steaming bowl of suck, and I’m now eyeing you suspiciously for stealing my weekend goodness. (And the hubcap from my car’s front left wheel. Damn you! [shakes fist at heavens whilst bellowing the name of “Scalzi”])

  12. My weekend has been pretty good. Not spectacular, best-weekend-ever sort of good, but pretty good. Thanks for asking.

    I flew home on Saturday morning from San Francisco on the red-eye, slept for a couple of hours, and then ran a couple of errands. Then I went to a party with many old friends, and there was wine and fantastic food and a lot of it. Today I’m at work but it’s not too stressy.

    It would have been a nicer party had my menfolk attended with me, but they went out of town before I got back. They are presently on their way home from a hockey tournament at Niagara Falls. So there is a fair bit of family-missing going on.
    Aside from that, though, things have been relaxed and Saturday was great.

  13. Good and bad. “Good” includes seeing the Pretenders (amazing) and Lyle Lovett (eh) last night in Austin, and now being back to the loving arms of my wife and daughter in Atlanta. Also much productive software idea creation. “Bad” includes having a grand total of three hours of sleep in the last 36, and ending up in a shouting match with Continental Airlines bureaucracy, which has evidently been outsourced to a particularly surly band of Bonobos.

  14. Just finished Ghost Brigades. Aliens have such interesting lives…to paraphrase Bugs Bunny. I hope that this is not the last in the “series” since everyone here in my little community in central Israel are looking forward to me buying more Scalzi books.

    Best of Luck,

    Mark

  15. I finished my novel the other day and started thinking more about the next novel.

    We got our mortgage approved on our new house.

    We went to a party held by former co-workers last night. While I haven’t worked at Pitt in two years, my old boss from hell is still behaving like the boss from hell. It was fun.

    Jim and Leslie saw V for Vendetta today and liked it. I didn’t go because I hate torture scenes (though they agreed it wasn’t too bad, so I might go alter this week). I bought a sander so I can do some fix-up work at the current house.

    Packed about 10 boxes yesterday. The history books are now “gone” for the duration…

  16. We enjoyed the same clear blue Ohio sky you did. I helped some of the disabled I tend, which always makes us feel good. Went to an old church to research my past and we just got back from the park where my wife and I got twenty feet from a herd of ten deer. Some of the pictures turned out despite it getting dark. Life is good because we choose it to be.

  17. This was a weekend where I questioned our decision to have children. Well, two children specifically, as the first was fine, but the second, good Lord, she needed to go.

    I did manage to play some Ghost Recon online, though, which was amazing as usual. Managed to come in first in kills in a number of matches (that never happens) and get a few achievements in the process.

  18. I’m going to go with that “steaming bowl of suck” thing. Until I read it here, I thought our bad luck this weekend would be from sunspots or something. And instead almost everyone had a good time! Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down – I’ve had great weekends that this one is making up for.

  19. Sweet and sour on my end – the much of Saturday was spent in exile upstairs, since sis brought the kids over to visit gran (I could go downstairs, but then my entire menu of activity choices include “Pick The Unidentifiably Wet/Slimy Spot To Sit On,” “Name That Cartoon” and “Wheel of Tantrum.”). Towards the end of the day, however, hubs came home and rescued me. We went out to dinner and then hung around as many stores as we could think of to keep from going home (yay! new socks!).

    One bright moment – saw the OMW trade paperback in the wild and took a zen moment to ritually turn the books face out.

    Today we went to Mom’s house to see why her plumbing wasn’t draining. After much rooting around, hubs pulled out a 39 inch “hickory spider” as he called it – a hickory root that had grown into the outflow pipe and whose filiments had literally created a yard-long-plus solid logjam (well, something-jam) of disturbing constituency. Ewwww!

    I, on the other hand, sat indoors next to the wood fire and sipped blackberry wine with mom. So at least one of us had fun. :-)

    And then there were more Girl Scout cookies. So all is well.

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