Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread


Happy Friday, everyone! It’s 9:30 in the morning as I write this, it’s blue skies and full sun outside, and it’s going up to the mid-60s. I can hear Joanie stirring from her morning nap, so I’m going to get her up and get her dressed and we’re going to go out and enjoy this beautiful day — or at least the next two hours until she’s exhausted again and needs another nap.

What are you all up to this weekend?

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  • MissDre April 15, 2016, 3:20 pm

    I shared this on the date thread but…. I have a date tonight! Yay!

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  • Sue Jones April 15, 2016, 4:15 pm

    We are having a snowstorm this weekend! After having 75 degrees and sunny all week!

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    • Sue Jones April 17, 2016, 4:00 pm

      14 inches so far and it just stopped after snowing for 2 days straight.

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  • Lianne April 15, 2016, 7:31 pm

    I have my baby shower tomorrow. I’m so excited to see everyone and celebrate this baby.

    Right now I’m watching a really bizarre movie with Kristin Wiig called Welcome to Me. She plays a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins the lottery and buys her own talk show.

    I also took the day off on Monday to spend with my husband doing nothing house or baby related and just enjoy each other.

    Happy weekend!

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  • saneinca April 15, 2016, 9:06 pm

    What a cute baby!

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  • Moneypenny April 16, 2016, 6:39 pm

    That is one adorable baby!
    Today I went with a friend to a goat festival over at this farmer’s market- baby goats! There was a small petting zoo, but it required tickets ahead of time, and was sold out. But we bought a little cheese sampler plate, some fancy pressed juice, and a couple of oysters and a small roll, and sat and ate our fancy food! Plus it was pretty hot- mid-70’s- so gorgeous weather! Tomorrow, though, I will be studying…

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    • Kate April 17, 2016, 6:17 am

      I almost want to say it’s good you couldn’t get in? I personally would have a mind explosion at a goat festival. But no, seriously, I wish you did.

      We tried to do an errand around 4pm yesterday in Boston which turned out to be a HUGE mistake because we hit Beacon Street where the marathon finish line is and the whole place was so packed with people I completely freaked out. We went into a restaurant where we have a gift card figuring as long as we were down there we’d eat dinner, then go home and change and come back later in an uber for dancing. But I was so upset I was crying at the bar and could barely eat. I don’t have anxiety or anything diagnosed, but I can’t stand being in crowds after a bad experience years ago. After we got out of there it was ok though and I had a nice night.

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  • Dear Wendy April 17, 2016, 5:15 pm

    You guys want to hear a funny story? Friday night, my friend jeramy (a woman, not that it really matters) and I went to see our mutual friend, Heather, who’s a dancer perform in a dance down in the east village. Jeramy and I went to a speakeasy bar first and then had a quick bite at a sushi place next door and then headed to the theater for the show. As soon as we sat down I realized that I had to pee bad enough that if I didn’t go before the show, I was going to be very uncomfortable about halfway through, so I went through the double doors in the back and up the flight of stairs to where the bathrooms were located. But the women’s bathroom was locked and so was the men’s and not in a way that made me think they were just occupied. They seemed locked-locked. I really had to go but I knew the show was about to start and what could I do if the bathrooms were both locked anyway, so I turned around to head back downstairs, and the door that I had come through was now locked. All the doors all around me were locked. I frantically tried to find any door that might get me out and finally found one at the end of a narrow hallway that too me to another staircase and deposited me outside the theater. I quickly ran around to the front and – guess what! — all the doors were locked! And there was a sign on the door that said “Performance in Progress. No Late Entries. DO NOT KNOCK!”

    I didn’t have my purse with me, so no phone, no wallet, no jacket, no nothing. I had no choice but to wait outside the theater until the end of the performance. I still had to pee really bad though so I wandered around the east village looking for some bar or restaurant or something I could sort of sneak into and take a leek. Once that was accomplished, I ducked into a couple clothing stores and tried on clothes, which I never have time to do in my real life where I’m not usually locked out of a theater. I found some pants I liked on sale at Urban Outfitters of all places (I haven’t shopped for clothes there in at least five years), but of course, no wallet.

    I knew the performance would be roughly an hour, so I headed back to the theater around 9, a few minutes before the door swung open and almost hit me in the face. I was able to get inside and retrieve my stuff and tell my friends what happened. And I got a refund for my ticket. Which I spent on a pedicure the next day because it’s suddenly sandal weather here.

    All in all, it could have been much worse, and at least I got a story out of it.

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    • AndSoItGoes April 17, 2016, 8:25 pm

      Last week was Drew’s jury duty and The Missing Roomba. Now this. You’ve had a couple of interesting weeks, but these are great stories.

      I still want to know more about that jury. Is the honeymoon phase over yet? Or are they all still giddy over each other?

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      • Dear Wendy April 18, 2016, 9:24 am

        Jury duty ended Friday and Drew pretty much enjoyed it until the end. He was most fascinated by the cases the first week and by the dynamics among the jurors the second week, and I think he really liked having a break from work (though, since he wasn’t paid by his employers, I know he would have much rather preferred an actual vacation…). Civic duty done and now he’s free for at least 8 years.

      • AndSoItGoes April 18, 2016, 11:58 am

        Haha, thanks for the update.

        8 years is a long time. In my area of CA, it’s only 3 years. But I imagine that the pool of potential jurors is much higher because your county is so densely populated?

      • Dear Wendy April 18, 2016, 12:04 pm

        Yes, very densely populated. And Drew served on grand jury, which is typically a bigger commitment and therefore grants a longer period of time off from jury duty.

    • scattol April 17, 2016, 9:33 pm

      Aren’t there laws against this? Shouldn’t all emergency exits be unlocked at all times? One door doesn’t seem to be enough!

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