Categories Open Thread Do Drop In On This Weekend Open Thread Post author By [E] Selena MacIntosh* Post date Friday, June 21st, 2013 22 Comments on Do Drop In On This Weekend Open Thread It’s finally Friday night. Who’s got the box wine? Tags box wine, open thread, weekend ot By [E] Selena MacIntosh* Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair. View Archive → ← New Show Recap: Mad Men, Season 6, Ep. 12, “The Quality of Mercy” → Lunchtime Poll: Please Pass the Bug Spray! 22 replies on “Do Drop In On This Weekend Open Thread” We hauled four truck loads of bamboo to the dump this weekend. Woooo! One step closer to having a bamboo free yard. (I never thought I could hate a plant so damn much). And tomorrow I start my new job. Yipes! Wish me luck. I had bamboo in a rental house once. That stuff is a terrible invasive weed. I never knew I could hate it so much either. I remember the first day it sprouted in the yard I thought alien creatures had infested my yard. One day? Nothing. Next day – BOOM! Four foot alien seedlings. Two days later IT IS EVERYWHERE. Good on you getting rid of that. Alien creatures! Yes! I cut at least 40 new growths of bamboo every other day. 40!! In two motherfucking days. And if I go three days without cutting? Holy shit, let’s just say I only went three days once. :-/ But seriously, this shit is going to take forever to die. As much as we don’t want to, we’re probably going to have to do some chemical warfare. Thanks for the encouragement though. It helps, a lot. Our backyard backs up to a tennis court (probably why the bamboo was planted in the first place–quick means of privacy) and all of the tennis players are constantly rooting us on. :) It’s nice to hear when we’re just feeling hot and frustrated. This week I: 1) Didn’t apply to any jobs because writing more cover letters made me feel like a panic attack was coming. 2) Entered a Pinterest contest and didn’t win. 3) Bought 3 dating sims apps. 4) Put my resume up on a job site after being yelled at by my parents for not doing anything. 5)Got contacted by 2 recruiters wanted commission only sales people for insurance companies. 6) Generally felt horrible due to allergies and my family situation. Here’s hoping for a better next week. I just started watching Parks and Rec. Going to give it until mid season 2 I think. Any hints for when it hits its stride? Everyone keeps raving about it. I modified a P-Mag recipe for dinner. So dang tasty. Used sweet onion and added garlic/pine nuts. Still so good. SO GOOD. http://persephonemagazine.com/2012/02/grannys-guide-to-foodcrafting-roasted-brussels-sprouts-potatoes-and-onions/ end of season 2 early season 3 is when it really hits it stride. once the character of mark is gone it gets way better..and ben and chris are added as characters. Season 1 was really hard for me to get into, season 2 started a lot better (rapping! penguin wedding!) and got continued to get better after that. It took me at least two weeks to force myself to watch season 1, then I watched all of season 2 in a few days. Stick with it if you can! The penguins were great! Season one was a bit meh for me but I got through it. I’m on episode 3 or 4 of season 2 and enjoying it more. However I took a break from it and started watching Orphan Black. Guess I’ll get back to Parks and Rec next weekend! Silverwane & Alyson – I’ll be on the lookout for the exit of Mark and the entrance of Ben and Chris. Excited. For reals. Oh yaaaay, I love Orphan Black! The main actress is magician, I can’t believe how good she is. Glad you stuck with Parks and Rec – the first season is funnier returning to it after watching a few more seasons, you can kind of see the potential it had even if it isn’t as good, if you know what I mean? Enjoy your awesome tv-watching! :D It changes its tone pretty drastically between season 1 and season 2. I didn’t really start loving the show until I’d slogged through the first season…after getting through that, it became one of my favorite shows. And I agree that once Ben and Chris come in, the show really shines. Got a new PB back squat today! 45kilo 5 rep max, booyah. I’mma be sore tomorrow and I’ll probably moan and possibly need wine for medicinal purposes… but still. Lifting heavy things like a boss! Woooo! Go you! Hello weekend persephoneers! I have friends, beer, and a puppy right now, so things are good. Keep fighting the good fight, all! May your Saturday and Sunday be full of unicorns and gifs! I am moving tomorrow. Oh god. What am I doing. I want to move out. I am terrified of moving out. I have let this angst manifest itself in half assed packing. So much to do. Also went to a baseball game tonight. Basically it was perfect. Home team won. Weather was lovely. Ate funnel cake. You want to move out. Pack those bags! : ) All the big stuff is in! My roommate and I have decided that we would rather burn our couch than have to get it out of our apartment (3rd floor, no elevator). Kitty has not decided if she likes this new place, but is stuck to me like Velcro when not exploring. My legs have called in sick to work, but I still have a ton of stuff to bring over. Third floor. No elevator. These are the exact reasons our 8 foot couch was donated to Salvation Army when we moved out a few months ago. :) Hope you’re nearing the end! I know there are some Alberta readers out there, but can’t remember if anyone is in Southern Alberta. The floods have made the national news in New Zealand. I lived in both Medicine Hat and Calgary and I absolutely ache watching the footage and seeing everyone’s evacuation updates on FB. Hang in there. As for the fuckers who are price gauging and profiteering with $40 water and $20 bags of ice, fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, that is not the Canadian way. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/06/21/alberta-flooding-calgary-canmore-high-water.html We’re south of the Ft. Mac highway washouts and north of the Calgary shitshow. It’s like we live in the only flood-free area. Our biggest worry right now is the potential of a forest fire! I have a seven-day PhD dissertation seminar starting tomorrow. The first thing on the schedule is a 10 minute professional conference-style presentation that I completely forgot to do. Last semester I managed to surpass all the rest of the cohort I started with, so now I’m in a class/seminar with a (sorta) new group of people, with a professor I do not like at all, a presentation that I’m only starting now, and only now it’s really hitting me that I’ve completed everything else but my dissertation and it’s really kind of overwhelming. I really want to drink ALL THE WINE, but then I’d never get my presentation done – or I’d get it done and it would be *ridiculous*. So I’m drinking tea instead, trying to calm myself down, but really just wanting to curl up in front of Netflix or go watch a late-night showing of World War Z. Guise, I’m into the actual real serious shit of this degree now. What the hell? I can’t possibly be ready for this… [I may be back intermittently to continue freaking out. But that’s why I love pMag.] Also, I really can’t stop watching this, it basically justifies how I’ve ever danced to anything: after reading your article title i want to listen to tori amos now.. thanks for the reminder. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.