Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oh, Like the Week-end?

I love a three-day holiday weekend. It's really the best kind of weekend. I enjoyed this last holiday weekend so much I can't resist documenting it. It was such a satisfying combination of fun, laziness and productivity, and really, isn't that best kind of holiday weekend? Here is how we celebrated the births...lives....existence....of Presidents:

I reacquainted myself with Diablo II. I mention this first because this was an ongoing activity through the weekend. I think it's been three years or so since I played, and it was just as fun as I remembered. All that was missing was my family peeps to play with online! Wanna play, peeps?
(Look at all my dudes--skeleton dudes, skeleton mage dudes and my blood golem dude. Score.)

We saw an early bird of this movie.
(Pretty good. Someone cut Sam Worthington's hair before it becomes a true mullet.)

We ate many good foods, including this Thai coconut soup (twice), more of these chocolate cookies (much more than twice), some Poppers, pulled pork (the in-laws get credit for this one) and some random things at Sam's Club. We finished off the weekend by having grits, which are always delicious and not at all fattening. Right?

We got some books signed by this lady:
I've only read one of her books, but since most authors I read are long since dead, I thought I might as well take advantage of the opportunity to meet a living one. She was very pleasant and not uppity at all, though some people are disgruntled by her dislike of Tangled.

I finally started running again on Saturday. I was very slow.

One of my goals for this year was to go through my closet and get rid of all those things that have escaped previous purgings because I think I'll wear them. I never do, so off they went at last. Look at this haul!
I also finally gave up my beloved and truly tattered pink hoodie.
I don't want to talk about it.

Side note: does anyone know where I can find a pink hoodie with a) no words or logos and b) that is not made out of velour?

I then went on to clean out the fridge but I decided against photographic evidence of what I threw out. Some people were so enthralled with the look of some rotting potatoes they even wrote a Facebook status about it. Other people were too disgusted by the smell to care much for the look of them.

And that about sums up our weekend. Now I can start counting down to the next, which is Good Friday. It's only um...some number of days away.


  1. Long weekends--bah humbug! As you can tell, I didn't get one. But I'm even more jealous you got Shannon Hale's signature! I loved her first novel, The Goose Girl. The others were okay too. Also, the pajama pants are awesome, as was your pink hoodie. RIP, pink hoodie.

  2. I wanna play. I wanna play! I recently reinstalled Diablo as well. Let's play! I've been playing with Josh. I'll call you soon. Let's play

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  4. Who are these "some people" to whom you variously refer?? Whoever they are, they sound very interesting and well-reasoned and awesome.