tonight’s audience participation

What’s on your to-do list this week-end?


  1. SherryM
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 11:11 pm |

    Sleep in wake up late order a pizza and do spring cleaning.

  2. Posted March 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm |

    1). Re-read manual for digital recording device. Practice some.

    2). Take same device outside, turn on device and then start car.

    3). Let the device record the sound the engine makes when you first start it up in the morning, so you don’t have to attempt to immitate the sound to your mechanic, while looking and sounding like a complete lunatic in public.

    4). Congratulate self for a job well done.

    5). Have a beer. Rinse, repeat.

  3. iD
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 11:23 pm |

    Watch some ski racing (I’ve got a big fan crush on Tessa Worley these days) and maybe some geocaching if I find any good caches to go after.

  4. Brad
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm |

    I work two ten hour days on Saturday and Sunday, so I know exactly what I am doing on the weekend.

    On my next days off, I will be shopping for a new computer.
    The old Acera has finally crapped out. The hinges for the lid have cracked and broken.

  5. DougM
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 11:33 pm |

    Avoid doin’ sumpthin’ that would likely interfere with my seein’ Monday.

    Fix Mom’s wagon.
    srsly Her garden-decoration wooden wagon needs rebuilding.

  6. The Ugly American
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm |

    Spring forward = Spring cleaning.

  7. Merovign
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm |

    Stop being sick. Find my backup medicine ’cause I’m about to run out of one (it’s in a box, I just moved).

    Pretend stupid stinking daylight losing time doesn’t exist. Or whipping someone whose fault it is.

  8. katzemeow
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 12:08 am |

    Weekend camping trip with the kiddies – pre new kiddie.

  9. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 12:10 am |

    FUUUUUUUUUUCK! It’s this week end?????????
    I was just thinking how nice it’s been to have a little daylight around here in the morning.

  10. Spin
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 1:17 am |

    Create anti-liberal spray… steal tanker… spray liberally.

  11. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 5:10 am |

    Noooooooooooo… I HATE the Spring Forward thing!
    I have a million things to do, but I have to find something that will not aggravate a shoulder that is killin’ me.

  12. Andouille
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 5:25 am |

    First high power rifle match of the year on Sunday. And there’s always the weekly a$$-eating from my beloved 95-year old mother who’s got dementia and raises hell with everyone she comes into contact with. Mother built bombs during WWII and it just don’t seem right. Ah well, you asked.

  13. mech
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 5:28 am |

    I will also stop being sick–worst ‘flu’ I’ve had in years. Feeling less like hammered road kill today.

    Celebrate brother’s birthday w/family.

    Eat well since I didn’t do much during the week.

  14. apotheosis
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 5:36 am |

    Spend time tying stuff down just in case the New Madrid fault starts feeling as frisky as that one off the coast of Japan.

  15. MCPO
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 6:01 am |

    1. bake bread
    2. vacuum
    3. dust
    4. laundry
    5. weather permitting; wash, vacuum and clean interior on the SUV of DOOM!

    Meh. If I get 3 done, I’ll be happy

  16. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 6:03 am |

    My Jeep is gonna get off the training wheels!

  17. rickn8or
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 6:04 am |

    Catch up on some WAY overdue stuff: oil change, haircut, cleaning, etc.
    Job has kept me too busy lately.

  18. The Digital Hairshirt
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 6:12 am |

    Another open house! Pray this house sells and La Familia Mas Rico can escape California!

    Oh, and I’ve been on a yogurt making kick, so I’ll probably make some more Greek yogurt, use the whey for pizza dough, and seriously consider trying my hand at cheese making.

  19. Posted March 11, 2011 at 6:34 am |

    The red queen owns a secretariat grandson that’s been being trained in new Mexico. He’s having his first show on the east coast this weekend, so we and the dogs are going to watch horses jump over big stuff.

  20. Josie Wales
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 6:50 am |

    Running a 50K Saturday and don’t plan on doing any surfing here in Cali.

  21. NJ Mike
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 7:00 am |

    Working on increasing ratios………I have severely diminished my butt to couch ratio the last few weekends and REALLY need it this weekend…..besides it’s gonna be too muddy in NJ to do much outside…..
    And as ever, cook like a maniac on Sunday. Loves me my cooking days!!!!

  22. Posted March 11, 2011 at 7:10 am |

    PAC-10 B Ball Finals on Saturday down in the LA.

  23. Snuffy Smith
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 7:15 am |

    Try not to be late Sunday morning.
    Figure out why I can’t access a favorite site.
    Try not to be late Monday morning.

    Fix my bad attitude.

    Cleanup the yard if the rain settles down.

  24. apotheosis
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 7:28 am |

    Figure out why I can’t access a favorite site.

    That’s nature’s way of tellin’ you this is the only site you NEED!

  25. Posted March 11, 2011 at 7:47 am |

    Trim tree branches, start taxes, and read books on self-publishing

  26. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 8:13 am |

    The Digital Hairshirt…that’s something I have become increasingly interested in. Dunno if I could keep up with the amount of yogurt I eat tho.

    Lemme know how it’s going!

    mech, I’ve had that respiratory infucktion that’s going around for 3 fucking weeks now. I’ve managed TWO decent night’s sleep in that time and I’m starting to get really pissed. I’m starting to think that maybe I’m psyching myself out when I go to bed because I lay there and just wait for the coughing to start now. I’m pretty fine, albeit tired during the day.

    I’m out of oregano from last year’s harvest for tea ( helps A LOT! ) and this thing just lingers and lingers and lingers…………

  27. SteveHGraham
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 8:25 am |

    Being part of a presentation at a messianic synagogue. They need help setting up an armorbearer team.

  28. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 8:33 am |

    Try to not be late for church Sunday.

  29. AZHolmes
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 8:41 am |


    All that and a Jeep, too!

    I tried to put up a photo of mine, but my html-fu is too weak.


  30. AZHolmes
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 8:41 am |

    Or, maybe not!!! Woohoo!

  31. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 8:54 am |

    Granted, mine is a Cherokee, but I love my Heep!

    Uploaded with

  32. altered states
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 9:04 am |

    Gotta’ trim the hop crowns and get the trellises ready for another season. Hand spade the garden if the weather permits. Brewing beer with the crew on Sunday – maybe some wheat beer for the summer.

  33. geezerette
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 9:11 am |

    When you’re a geezer and a geeserette every day is a weekend day–the most important plans are– first what day is it??– than what do we have to do today?? than what’s for dinner?? once those plans are done we’re all set–we usually go to the “camp in the woods” for a nice hot sauna– but not this weekend–:(((–

  34. Thomas M.
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 10:12 am |

    Handling media and taking photographs at the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. I’ll be on Constitution Avenue between The Washington Monument and The White House is any KisPers are in town.

  35. PatrickP
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 10:41 am |


    1. Make R’s birthday breakfast of bacon and flour free banana pancakes. (Mashed nanners, almond butter, eggs.)

    2. Go for 45 minute walk.

    3. Put away laundry.

    4. Wait for dryer repair guy….

    5. Clean out computer files and update iPod.

    6. Nap.

    7. Gym.

    8. Reheat the bison chili I made last night and gorge myself.

    9. Nap.

    10. See Battle L.A.

    11. Sleep.

    That’s today’s list.

  36. The Digital Hairshirt
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 12:14 pm |

    Headmistress, making the yogurt is so easy it’s sinful.

    Take two quarts of milk.

    Heat to between 175 and 180 degrees. I do it in the microwave, so I don’t have to watch it. With mine, I found 25 minutes on High, remove skin, stir, and zap for about another 3 to 4 minutes is just fine.

    Let cool to between 110 and 120 degrees. I just stick a probe thermometer in and check it now and then. It’ll cool at room temperature within 30 minutes. You can always use an ice water bath if you’re in a hurry.

    Whisk in a half a cup of nonfat dried milk, or not, it’s optional. Add two teaspoons of yogurt as starter. I use my previous batch.

    Preheat oven at any temperature for 1 minute. Turn it off. Turn on oven light. Cover milk and wrap bowl in towel, place it in the oven, then check in about 10 hours. The trick is keeping it at around 100 degrees consistently. If your oven goes that low, great. Heating pad will do. But the oven light is just fine. This is especially easy if you’re going to leave it overnight.

    When done, pour off whey (lots of uses for that) and either refrigerate as yogurt or strain off whey to make Greek yogurt. I do that. I use a plain old mesh strainer and find 30 to 40 minutes on the counter is fine, or just shove it in the fridge. Again, use the whey – pizza dough comes to mind.

    Two quarts of milk make about a quart of Greek yogurt. So I am paying about $1.50 for something that would cost me $7 to $8 bucks. I use nonfat milk; can use whole, skim, or goat’s milk. I eat about two cups a day.

  37. DougM
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm |

    Wait! Scratch the above.
    WX forecast says 70+deg & sunny.
    One word: iHammock
    Everything else will be merely to get me in the mood.
    … and this range time.
    … and this mulching of leaves and picking-up of pine cones.
    … and this surfing for a 3D HDTV.
    … and this sorting of stuff on the office floor into files.
    … and this eggs Benedict.
    But mainly the iHammock.

  38. Posted March 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm |

    Install repaired Victrola motor and tone head in upright phonograph for an old friend.

    Prune trees in yard.

    Shoot the Mr.Completely March e-Postal target.

  39. Snuffy Smith
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm |

    Giving the Bartolinis a workout tonight and again on Sunday morning.

  40. Fat Baxter
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm |

    Gun show Saturday and Sunday!!!!!!!!

  41. mech
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm |

    SondraK, A couple of hot toddies triggered the fever that finally broke my flu weds. Now I’m on the trailing end of it — except this morning when I woke myself up at about 3 am sounding like I had swallowed a kazoo on my right side. Thought I’d have to go to the doc but It cleared up after hydrating and a hot shower.

    Lavendar flower tea works wonders. I’ll try the oregano tea–how would I use the oil in this case?

  42. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 7:32 pm |

    Commit another undetected crime……

  43. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 8:55 pm |

    mech, the oil is pretty strong for a tea but you steep the leaves to release the oils so it’s the same principle. Just tastes milder I guess.
    I haven’t tried it with fresh but I bet it’s even yummier.

  44. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 8:56 pm |

    pee ess
    Glad you’re feeling better. I’m at about 70% which I am welcoming with open arms. I just haven’t been able to rest much so that’s not helping AT ALL.

  45. mech
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm |

    I’m about the same and made it to work today. But compared to having been hammered roadkill, 70 is like being back in college in springtime.

    The morning alarms are being turned off and when I do meet the sun, shopping for oregano leaves will be included in the schedule.

  46. AZHolmes
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 11:18 pm |

    I don’t get it. I haven’t been that kinda sick in at least 20 years. I blame all of the disinfectant crap that everyone uses (which I refuse). For me, I hold the bathroom door open for the next guy, barehanded (shudder!), while he stands there with paper towel in hand. I welcome the immunity workout. Seriously, I think it helps to be exposed to as many germs as possible, in small doses. Now pollen, on the other hand, is a totally different animal.

  47. Rock and Roll Doctor
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm |

    Go to a friend’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party and watch the NCAA tournament selection show.