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June 8, 2019

pride weekend planning
posted by soe 1:02 am


This week has been Pride Week in D.C., which will culminate tomorrow with our annual parade, which starts just down the street from the Burrow, and in which Rudi will be participating with his colleagues.

Here’s what I’m hoping the weekend includes:

  • Watching some of the parade. This is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which helped coalesce the movement, so it seems appropriate to acknowledge it. (Did you know that in Germany (or maybe just Berlin, which is where my new friend is from), they call their Pride parade the Christopher Street parade, in honor of the street where the Stonewall Inn is located?)
  • Swimming. Tomorrow is the last we’ll see of the sun for a few days, so it seems like a good idea to take advantage of it. But this is also the last week the pool will only be open on weekends, so at least I’ll soon be able to take more advantage of it.
  • Sending out some resumes.
  • Cleaning the apartment. Vacuuming, clearing out the fridge, emptying the cat boxes, and dealing with the bathroom are all on the list.
  • Doing laundry.
  • Buying limeade so we can make daiquiris, although to be fair, it looks like Sunday might be more of a make a pot of tea kind of day instead.
  • Shopping at one of our local bookstore’s quarterly member sales — we plan to buy a cookbook we loved from the library and will peruse our favorite sections.
  • Heading to the farmers market on the early side. I’ve missed out on milk the past two weeks. Plus, it sounds like cherries and raspberries might be available to the early risers.
  • Reading. At least 20 minutes a day. But preferably many more.
  • Watching sports — either baseball or women’s World Cup soccer — and the Tonys (the only award show I particularly care for).
  • Tending to the garden. I need to get beans and some onions in the ground and need to stay on top of my greens so they don’t completely bolt.
  • Visiting the library. I should probably finish a book or two so I can trade them for the holds waiting for me.

How about you? What’s on tap for your weekend?

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