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Have a good ‘un

Naw, it’s not really Weasel Day. I posted that old graphic because I FINISHED ALL MY WORK and I feel like a fairytale princess because I get to have a three-day week just like people.

And so, my imaginary internet friends, what are you doing for Memorial Day?


Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 28, 2016, 12:01 am

I will be working because there is no rest for the weary when you work at a hospital.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: May 28, 2016, 12:17 am

@Armybrat…having been a guest at a hospital not long ago, thanks to you and your fellow hospital people for doing that difficult job!

@SWeasel, just doing chores, reading and watching TV this weekend.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 28, 2016, 2:23 am

I’ll be flying my First Navy Jack out front, and out back I’ll be searing big slabs of cow and Italian sausages and onions and mushrooms and tomatoes on the grill, then eating too much with my family. Oh, yeah. And drinking plonk, lots of plonk!

Comment from Nina
Time: May 28, 2016, 2:59 am

Well, it’s the end of the school year in these parts, which is nice even though chemo has kept me home for the last seven weeks and I won’t even know the difference between work and summer vacation. So I’ll just hang about the house, feeling poorly, and not being able to enjoy any Memorial Day cookout food. Poor me!

But I’m a lot better off than the people we honor this weekend, so you won’t hear me complain.

Comment from catnip
Time: May 28, 2016, 3:38 am

Since everyone’s already left town for the holiday, I’ll be hitting the stores, shopping for food, critter-proofing, cleaning, first aid, and handyman supplies, because next weekend we’ll provision the mountain cabin for summer getaways.

Nina, I hope this course of chemo is nearing its end, and will leave you feeling better and better with each new day.

Comment from Allen
Time: May 28, 2016, 7:13 am

Finish re-building a Land Rover motor (The Brit kind, not the Japanese one). I don’t know if a vehicle can be possessed or not but I’m starting to wonder.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 28, 2016, 10:51 am

Wot Her Stoatliness didn’t reveal is that two mustelids are very excited because this weekend sees one of their favourite shows of the year. It’s a huge event with steam traction engines, tank driving, a vintage car show, speciality foods, plants and dozens (hundreds?) of stalls selling everything from new-old-stock car parts, ancient radios, farm equipment, lawnmowers… think a car boot sale on acid.

The Weasel tells me she wants a scythe… should I be worried?

Comment from sassamon
Time: May 28, 2016, 1:03 pm

Uncle Badger, don’t worry, unless she also asks for a long black robe with a hood.

Hope you enjoy the show this weekend. Sounds like a show that I would enjoy visiting. Can we get a trip report in the future?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 28, 2016, 3:13 pm

Uncle Badger – Scythes you can see from a distance. I’d be more worried about a concealable sickle or reaping hook.

Happy Steam Engines!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 28, 2016, 5:22 pm

I’m taking my mom to her garden club’s ceremony at the Blue Star Memorial in Patriots Park.

Then I’m going to use my reversible power drill and Sawzall to dismember the ancient rotten swinging-bench frame by the patio, and put the pieces in the dumpster.

Comment from OldFert
Time: May 28, 2016, 7:24 pm

Do they officially observe Memorial Day in the UK? Or is that just some CocaColonialization by Stoaty?

Nevertheless, Ms Weasel & Uncle Badger and Everyone: Have a good Memorial Day.

Say a prayer for, lift a toast to, and remember our fallen comrades.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 28, 2016, 10:33 pm

Mission accomplished.

And a sickle as well…

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Oh, and no… Memorial Day isn’t observed here because we do a similar event on a different day, Remembrance Sunday, which this year is on Sunday 13th November. It’s the anniversary of the end of the Great War.

I think we have a Bank Holiday this weekend as modification of the Whitsun C of E celebration, which Wikipedia informs me is something to do with Pentecost.

No, me neither… Possibly something to do with sacrificing virgin computers, but I could be wrong.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: May 29, 2016, 4:57 am

Friends are moving back to Japan next week (their house is already emptied) so we’ll be grilling up their Last Great American Meal® with giant burgers, bratwurst, roast corn, potato salad, watermelon, and a cherry pie. Oh, and traditional American alcoholic beverages.

“Après nous le possion cru” as it were.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 29, 2016, 6:37 pm

@Some Vegetable – I’m a bit confused by “Après nous le possion cru.” Somehow I don’t think you are referring to being followed up by South Pacific ceviche…

Comment from Nina
Time: May 29, 2016, 8:51 pm

Ooo! Joann’s has fat quarters on a huge sale. I might have to drag my sorry self over there and pick some up!

Leaving the house while on chemo is kind of leaving the house with a baby…you’re never sure when you’ll be able to go, or even if you can get out the door at all. Can I drive? Which drugs do I need to take before I go? Will I be able to get there, shop, and get back before I fall apart? Do I have everything in my diaper bag…errrr, purse…that I might need? Do I need the stroller? You parents know what I mean.

Life. It’s an adventure. But for eighty cent fat quarters, I’ll risk it.

Uncle B, we have three separate days for our military, although only two of them are actual holidays: Veteran’s Day, Armed Forces Day, and Memorial Day.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: May 30, 2016, 1:52 am

Uncle Al – I was just having some fun with Louis XV’s (actually his lover Madame Pompadour’s)

Apres nous le deluge

We gorged our Japanese friends on American barbecue food for their last big U.S. meal before their return to Japan and sushi and sashimi for chow.

Thus it’s literally a situation of ‘After [dinner with] us, raw fish [for dinner every night]’.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 30, 2016, 1:30 pm

Thanks, SV. I am of course familiar with Looie’s megalomaniacal declaration (although I do have to admit he had a point). It was the raw fish part that had me stumped as I hadn’t made the connection with the return to Japan of your friends.

When I did a quick search for possion cru the most interesting thing I found was that’s the name in Bora Bora and elsewhere in the region for a dish of raw tuna, coconut milk, and lime juice – thus my ref. to South Pacific ceviche. Which I’d like to try, BTW.

To all here in the U.S. – have a pleasantly reflective Memorial Day.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 30, 2016, 11:37 pm

Any day is a good day to Weasel!

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