Monday, April 21, 2008

Weekend review

While you were busy adding earthquake reinforcements to your house, I was having the best weekend ever.

Srsly, I got a lot accomplished and was left Sunday night with a pleasant healthy exhaustion. Felt good.

Here's a partial list of what I did (not in chronological order):
  • Mowed the lawn -- added fertilizer and weed pre-emergent

  • Attended a training seminar to qualify as a volunteer to work with children and disabled adults (more on this later)

  • Dragged out and assembled our patio furniture

  • Made awesome beef arm roast for Sunday dinner

  • Assembled backyard badminton court

  • Repaired two bicycles

  • Cleaned garage

  • Three loads of laundry

  • Fixed broken garage door hinge

  • Cleaned street gutter in front of house

  • Refilled bird feeders and humming bird feeders
Yeah. I'd say it was a good weekend.

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  2. I love badminton even though I suck at it. If you invited me to play you would have a 100% chance of winning

  3. Meesha, consider yourself invited. Maybe we can get a badminton tournament going sometime.

    I tried to teach my 5-year-old to play, but she lost interest after she got smacked in the face with the racket. Oops.

  4. I hate...HATE...badminton with a passion that could fire the hearth of Satan's lair. It sucks ass so badly, that if you ever invited me over, not even for a badminton match, or for anything related to the backyard at all, you'd wanna watch me close. Because, man...I wanna tear that shit down.

    Isn't it funny how the badminton thing was what people focus on? Hm!

  5. Wow, Faith. Hate like that doesn't come from nowhere. I'm guessing there's some kind of repressed junior high shcool gym class memory that's causing this otherwise unwarranted hatred of a beautiful sport.

  6. I am sorry Faith, many people mow, fix their houses and work with disabled children but only few (maybe only one)will have a badminton court in their yard.
    Emaw,please Faith-proof your badminton venue before I can play there.

  7. You didn't save the world from intergalactic war? Slacker.

    Faith obviously had some kind of accident while playing badminton when she was younger. I bet she got hit in the face with a (shuttle)COCK. Faith I think you need to tell us about the (shuttle)COCK hitting you in the face.

  8. I cut lawn and weeded. Lost the string on the trimmer. Tried to fix it. Failed.

    My weekend sucked and I sucked.

    So there.

  9. emawkc you are one handy sonofagun.

    hehe shuttlecock.

  10. (shuttle)cock injuries are tough to recover from, specially if you *hmmm* find them dangling from a posterior postiton. very painful.
    It sounds like you had a very good weekend, at least better than those astronauts who landed alittle off their mark. Prolly took them the whole weekend to walk back to the re-entry spot and try it again.

  11. Serenity is correct. Shuttlecock injuries are no laughing matter.

    Depending on the location of the injury, getting struck by a shuttlecock can lead to blurred vision, wind pipe obstructions and even difficulty walking.

    So please, if you're playing with your shuttlecock, be careful where you aim it.

    And that's... One To Grow On.

  12. Wow! That sounds like a great weekend! I love badminton! We used to set it up in our yard too.

    Thanks emawkc...I just lived a refreshing weekend by reading that post while in reality I was standing for 14 hours straight working in the cardiac icu.

    Maybe someday I will have a normal life.

    Until then, I'll just read about yours.


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