Saturday With Portly

Often, I'm teaching on the weekends, so my usual "real" weekend is Wed/Thurs, but this weekend, it's a free and breezy, sunny and open two days for me to catch up on rest, relaxation, bills, and sundry activities that I didn't get to in the last, very busy, week.

Here's my usual Saturday routine (when I'm not teaching):

  • Lots of Green Tea with lots of honey (essentially, Green Tea is simply a carrying agent for honey, AFAIC)
  • A few hours of "being a bobo" (which means idly alternating between reading email and staring out the window, maybe catching up on some blogs if they aren't mentally taxing)
  • A nice, hot bath, followed by a little quality naked time in my office while I cool down enough to dress
  • 11 AM -- Listen to: This American Life on my wireless headset, sometimes while at the computer, sometimes while wandering around the house. It's a good time for dusting, as I can't seem to do anything else if I'm actually listening to the program.
  • Begin whatever day I've decided to have. Today, I'll be continuing on my video project, as there are hours and hours of open time to fuss with the incredible complexities of mesh-modeling -- something that I've discovered requires my entire brain -- and then some.
  • Late afternoon -- this is the time I generally eat my main meal of the day, if I can, so there will probably be some light-weight cooking involved (you know, can-opening in preparation for making the black-bean burritos of which I am so fond on a lazy Saturday).
  • Usually, at some point of the early evening, a movie. We have David Attenborough on hand today, but I don't know how National-Geo I'm feeling, so I may forego the movie and keep plugging away at the animation I'm working on.
That'll probably be me today. This American Life starts in 8 minutes, so I'm going to shuffle off to my local NPR station and give it a listen.

I hope the sun is shining where you are. It's shining here, and since we tend to get a bit mushroomy around these parts this time of year, I plan to enjoy it while I've got it.

Happy Saturday.

Posted byPortlyDyke at 10:52 AM  

4 comments:

pidomon said... February 23, 2008 at 11:15 AM  

Happy Saturday to you as well Portly.
No sun here in merryland but still doing my best to do nothing to0 taxing today other than pay bills and laundry.
Then it's off to buy the Family Guy star wars dvd and maybe a beer or two at the local watering hole.

NameChanged said... February 23, 2008 at 1:28 PM  

that sounds like a wonderful saturday

Katy Tukcer said... February 23, 2008 at 3:09 PM  

That sounds like a grand Saturday! We had sun today (up here in Ontario) where it has been far too gloomy of late. I don't think I"ve ever commented here yet, so...great blog, I've been enjoying it very much!

Phydeaux said... February 23, 2008 at 6:25 PM  

'Twas a glorious Saturday here in Teh Mountainz, NC as well. I hope your day has been as good as mine.

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