#6879 - 05/12/0209:51 AMRe: what do you normally do on the weekend?
In no particular order here are the things I do on the weekend at varying times. I get up very early regardless of whether or not it is the weekend. Up most days by 4 AM.<br><br>Go sailing, go skiing, surf the internet, work in the garden, play around with the Boxster, read, see a movie, go out for dinner and drinks and live music, go for a drive in the countryside, visit with friends, shoot some photographs, do things that need to be done around the house like laundry, vacuumning, watch TV (very little though), spend time with my wife shopping or whatever, take the kayak out and get a little excercise with it in the harbor. Gee, I imagine there are a few more things I do, can't think of them right now though. <br><br>P.S. Might smoke an occasional bit of ganja and listen to reggae music, then trip out a little with iTunes visuals.<br><br>
Most weekends during the school year, I grade essays. Our semester just ended on Friday, so I'm looking forward to reading about 1,000 pages worth of undergraduate prose between now and the 24th of this month. With that prospect in mind, I took this weekend off. That means that I did five loads of laundry yesterday, mowed the lawn (actually "cut" is more appropriate because I actually cut it with lawn shears--it's a very small space), and in the evening went to see the last production of my school's thater group (a really excellent performance of four one- and two-person plays). Today I've been doing Mother's Day stuff, with my mother at the nursing home and with my wife. Tomorrow starts the reading.<br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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I try to do as little as possible. Usually a freelance client completely blows any chance of doing absolutely nothing, but once in a while... I can actually get away with doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BUT EATING AND SLEEPING!!! <br><br>[color:red]semicolon dash parenthesis</font color=red>
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Yep self employed.<br><br>Over the weekend I meet new clients, do the things around the house.<br>When no clients to meet I could go flying, surfing, sailing, fishing or just hang out on the beach.<br><br>Yesterday met with 2 clients then mowed the lawn, today meet with one more and then day would be shot so I will just relax at home.<br><br>
Now that our boat is launched, my weekends from Friday to Sunday night will be spent on board Adagio. We cruise the 30,000 islands of Georgian Bay. I won't be near any computer or TV. Just nature and me.<br><br><br><br>
Most of the time boating IS a lot of fun. Sometimes though it can be terrifying. Many times we have been far from our dock and had to return in very scary storms or dense fog. Times like these you must use all your skills and knowledge to return home safely.<br><br><br><br>
Saturday:<br>Got up at 8, soaked in the tub, reading, 'til 9.<br>Pruned a couple of trees that were making it tricky for Mrs MachOne to negotiate the driveway.<br>Took smallest rugrat to soccer and yelled loudly for 40 minutes. His team won, 1-nil.<br>Took smallest rugrat to watch middle-sized rugrat play rugby. Yelled loudly for an hour. His team won, 29points to 17. He scored a try and kicked 2 conversions.<br>Back home, tidied up all the lopped off branches, had a quick lunch and knocked off a couple of quick forum posts.<br>Went to the shops and grabbed some stuff for arty daughter.<br>Got home just before Large economy size rugrat arrived home from playing netball (Sorta like outdoor basketball, but played by girls only). Her team won.<br>Neighbors invited us over for impromptu dinner and music session, Paul on guitar, me on bass. Chug a couple of Heinekens as well.<br>Head back home and park in front of the box to watch the Crusaders flatten the Waratahs in Super 12 rugby. Yay!<br>Crash.<br><br>Sunday:<br>Up at 8 for a fast Four Esses, then off to a small cafe in the village for Mothers' Day brunch.<br>Travel cross town to big shopping mall for clothes shopping expedition; as it turns out, for everyone but me.<br>Back home for an hour in the garden, washed the car, and did some work on the Mac.<br>Knock up another couple of forum posts.<br>Pick up arty daughter from cross town and shop for art stuff before heading home for social chit-chat and Mothers' Day dinner.<br>Forced to sit through "Runaway Bride" for the umpty-eleventeenth time...*sigh*<br>Hit the hay for a few well-earned ZZZs.<br><br>Not much really. <br><br>
true, but I live in Texas, and I'd only be "boating" on small lakes, so I don't think I'd worry all that much... nothing a 6 pack and a floatation device can't get you out of in Texas lakes <br><br>Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.<br>-- Aaron Levenstein
"In the old days, you'd finish a day's work and announce, 'I'm done.' Nobody ever does that now. There's never enough time." -- Elliott Masie
weekends are family time for me...i can sometimes check the internet for about 5 minutes about 3 or so times a day or while the kids are napping (rare for them to do it at the same time) and after they go to bed (now). this weekend we drove to chicago to see my wife's parents for mother's day. next week we'll drive to kansas to see my parents and attend my graduation from the university of kansas. <br><br>we typically stay home on the weekends to do chores and play around the house and neighborhood. if we are going to go out with the kids, we'll do it on a tuesday or wednesday (weekday) when everything is much less crowded. my wife and i teach at the same university and our semester ended in april and we aren't doing anything until late june so every day is a weekend for us...for the time being. i can get used to this.<br><br>i bought a lawn tractor last year and actually enjoy mowing the lawn now...since it takes me 15 minutes when it used to take closer to an hour. we have a lot of landscaping to do in the next month and half. i'll post some before and after pictures when we're done.<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
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