Glad the weekend is almost upon us.

@TheHorse (73732)
Walnut Creek, California
October 21, 2016 4:57pm CST
I don't usually say that, but this has been a strange week in some ways. The transparency (overhead) projectors disappeared from all of the rooms where the Psych Department teaches at the College, and I accidentally got underpaid at two of my three jobs. I've had to spend time dealing with issues that could have been spent more productively. On the other hand, I did get to see afternoon kid clients every day this week (good productivity numbers), subbed at the preschool one day (fun and hugs), and got caught up on some paperwork. I'm also considering buying a Martin D-18 guitar, and the Cubs are one win away from going to the World Series. So it's been a positive week as well. Are you looking forward to this weekend?
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@LadyDuck (183312)
• Switzerland
22 Oct 16
I am already halfway, it's Saturday and it's 5:30 PM. I am glad that tomorrow is Sunday, I need a break.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
Are you still in "getting stuff done" mode?
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@LadyDuck (183312)
• Switzerland
22 Oct 16
@TheHorse Yes, I am. Today I decided it was a big laundry day. I still had summer clothes to store. Now this is done. Tomorrow I plan to rest.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
@LadyDuck Laundry! Thanks for the reminder! I had earmarked today as a laundry day and forgot to send myself an email!
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@FourWalls (15873)
• United States
21 Oct 16
Twenty seven outs and at least a one-run lead away from eliminating 71 years' worth of frustration!!! Of course, it'll render one of my favorite Steve Goodman songs ("A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request") obsolete (with its line about "the last time the Cubs won the National League pennant was the year we dropped the bomb on Japan"), but if Steve were still with us he'd be the first one telling them to make the song a thing of the past! (Of course, they already have in many regards, because the Cubs are no longer "the doormat of the National League"....that distinction belongs to the Cincinnati Reds...must be somethingi about a "C" on the cap )
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@JohnRoberts (65375)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Oct 16
The Cubs will be power for a few more seasons until Bryant and all his fellow young players hit the big money contracts and the Cubs will not be able to keep them all.
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@DaddyEvil (26044)
• Aurora, Missouri
22 Oct 16
Hmmm... it does sound like you have some good reasons to look forward to a bit of a break! I never know what day of the week it actually IS, pony! Yes, I have to know the date, but the day is unimportant to me job-wise!shrug!
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
I take it you're busy weekends as well. I am too, but at my own pace.
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@DaddyEvil (26044)
• Aurora, Missouri
22 Oct 16
@TheHorse Yeah, I honestly don't know when I'm off unless I check my schedule for some reason. We are scheduled three weeks in advance... I set up alarms in my calendar to go to work... It has happened that I wake up before time for the alarm, so I get ready and go to work, only to find out I wasted two hours of my day off!
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil I find myself automatically getting up at 6:30 AM these days, whether I need to or not.
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@vandana7 (68713)
• India
22 Oct 16
I dread weekends now..lol. Saturday there is a lot of grinding for breakfast (we eat idlis on sunday monday and tuesday and aunty also on those three days so grinding work in the evening). Sunday there is cooking session to cook for two to three days for me and aunt. Respite on monday ...hope this week brings good news for you. 6 out of seven rents are received.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
Six out of seven sounds pretty good. What is idlis? I ate corn flakes this morning. And half a banana.
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@vandana7 (68713)
• India
22 Oct 16
@TheHorse idlis are ..lol...very difficult to explain...ok ..I will try...you know black lentil..we take black lentil peeled one ...soak it for 6 to 8 hours and we also get boiled rice out here...it is available like semolina (hope you know that). We soak that too. For every one lentil cup, we use two cups of boiled rice flour or powder ..whatever you call it. We call it rawa. Then in the evening we grind it to cake batter consistency. Leave it over night for fermenting. Following morning we add salt and we have idli vessels...they have you know tiny holes in them. We apply a little bit of oil, and pour this batter in those and steam it...in microwave it takes about four and a half minutes. Good protein source, and since rice is boiled much of the starch is out of way. I eat it with mango pickle. For dad and aunt I prepare some chutney. Peanuts ...fry them, and peel them, add half onion, green chillies, some cumin powder, tomatoes to taste, salt to taste, and corriander. Grind. Raw onion good in the morning. It keeps sun stroke away. On the whole, supposed to be healthy breakfast. Everybody eats this so even I eat this. End result looks like this Actually folks like hora and porridge would love idlis...its supposed to be a delicacy with sambhar (which is a type of lentil soup).
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Idli Idlis with chutney and sambar Alternative names Idly Course Main course Place of origin India Region or state South India Serving temperature Hot with a condiment such as sambar or chut
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• India
22 Oct 16
@vandana7 we eat idlis on sunday monday and tuesday and aunty also on those three days Talk of Hannibals....
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@tammys85 (12423)
• United States
21 Oct 16
The projectors just disappeared? Ack! I'm looking forward to BARCStoberfest tomorrow; a doggy festival. :D
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Oct 16
Doggies that you play Frisbee with? Or doggies that you eat?
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@tammys85 (12423)
• United States
21 Oct 16
@TheHorse Dogs you play Frisbee with. There are different vendors that sell pet products, take donations for rescues, etc.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
@tammys85 Sounds like a worthy cause. I think dogs would taste greasy anyway. I'd rather play with them.
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@sallypup (29398)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Oct 16
Maybe kind of. I should do some property work like haul in hoses even though its chilly and maybe rainy out. Sunday there is a Howl-O-Ween event going on at a local feed store. We might bring our little Sally CattleDog to that. She will have her hoodie sweater on. I might wear the black cowboy hat that my hubby gave me for a Christmas giftie.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
Will you wear yuppie clothing with your cowboy hat? Or will you go all-out cowgirl?
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@sallypup (29398)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Oct 16
@TheHorse I have no yuppie clothing. But I also do not have jeans. Not sure what I wil do, Wish I had a jean jacket like when I was a kid.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
@sallypup Heh. I think I had one at some point. My "formal" pants are carpenters pants. I'll have to model my new flannel shirts as Winter approaches.
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@sharon6345 (142996)
• United States
21 Oct 16
Not really as I have nothing planned. It's the same old day different name.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Oct 16
Hope you have fun anyway! We have one gig scheduled for Sunday morning. And I think a friend is having a party Saturday afternoon. But I'll have some time for cycling, grading papers, etc.
@sharon6345 (142996)
• United States
21 Oct 16
@TheHorse YOu will have a better time than me. I am going to just enjoy being home.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
@sharon6345 That sounds good to me!
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Oct 16
I wonder why the projectors were taken? That guitar sounds like a fine purchase and gift for yourself.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Oct 16
I think Admin is planning on replacing them with something more high tech, but poor planning led to a gap between the old and the new. Not very smart!
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Oct 16
@TheHorse Ahhh, well laid plans again.
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
22 Oct 16
I am actually, this I think will be a good weekend
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
I hope it is a good one for you.
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 Oct 16
@TheHorse so far, good. Odd, and pensive, life taking me directions I never would have seen coming...and dont have an issue with, but good.
• United States
22 Oct 16
aw, the stress 't 'f all! i hope ya got't all straightened out, hon. 't least ya got to spend time with those young'uns, eh? that'd sure brighten my week immensely. no sir, aint lookin' ferward to the weekend. aint'n quite a few years. i dread 'em :( but,'n a positive note, the temps're 'pposed to climb back 'nto the 80's so's maybe i can get some schtuff done.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
How come you dread the weekends?
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• United States
22 Oct 16
@TheHorse long story i'll not bore ya with :)
@TheSojourner (17298)
• United States
22 Oct 16
I'm looking forward to the series going seven games, these last two in LA. :-)
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
I think the last two are in Chicago.
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• United States
22 Oct 16
@TheHorse I stand corrected. I had it backwards.
@TRBRocks420 (84694)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Oct 16
I can't wait for football Sunday and, yes go Cubs go
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
Football? Has the football season started?
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@TRBRocks420 (84694)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Oct 16
@TheHorse Yeah, we are already in week 7 lol.
@just4him (128987)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 16
I heard if they go to the series it will be the first time in 108 years. My dad was a Cubs fan. I bet he's watching from heaven. I'm glad you had a good week with your kid clients. I hope you get your pay straightened out. Good luck with the new guitar.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
Well, I think the Cubbies were in the World Series in 1945, but lost. The last time they won was 1908. They also won in 1907. I was very young then.
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@just4him (128987)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Oct 16
@TheHorse Wow! You were there for that? You really age well.
@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
22 Oct 16
I'm trying to catch up, but we had no plans for the weekend.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
I was going to grade some papers this morning, but a friend is coming over to check out guitars at Guitar Center with me.
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@dfollin (12777)
• United States
22 Oct 16
Oh my! I hope your next week is better!
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
This week was "productive." But I hope next week is a bit more relaxing.
@JohnRoberts (65375)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Oct 16
We in LA get to cry again. But it was inevitable for the Cubs this year. Go Cleveland!
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Oct 16
It ain't over yet. I hear some goat braying in a distant field.
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@jaboUK (55198)
• United Kingdom
21 Oct 16
I don't understand what you mean about the projectors disappearing - were they stolen? I've nothing special planned for tghe weekend, but I'll enjoy it anyway.
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@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Oct 16
We (the teachers) didn't know either. It turns out they're updating to some new technology, but they didn't overlap the two. They expected us to just do without for awhile. Needless to say the projectors are back in several classrooms now.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26827)
• United States
23 Oct 16
Well, as I read this it is Sunday evening and I did look forward to the weekend and it was a good one