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Tuesday, March 5

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anne / September 1, 2006 10:20 AM

Heading to our nation's capital to do some heavy drinking. Which is, I'm told, what the holiday is all about.

VinceJose / September 1, 2006 10:38 AM

Jazzfest, sushi and Monday barbeque on the agenda so far. And I'm not going anywhere near my car.

sabrosa / September 1, 2006 10:39 AM

Working at the restaurant and moving!

jennifer / September 1, 2006 10:52 AM

helping my parents lay hardwood floor in their new house, and watching a lot of cable.

jonesybot / September 1, 2006 11:05 AM

Singing a song that goes like this: "la la la, I'm not a work. Work can suck it because it's labor day, la, la, la."

Bill V / September 1, 2006 11:07 AM

Some music and beer, then relax with wine. I will be hitting the mountain bike trails in Michigan, the beer and wine will probably put me to sleep.

vit / September 1, 2006 11:07 AM

Having a few drinks on saturday night with a friend who is moving to the evil empire (nyc) in a couple of weeks, and going with some out of town friends to a Cubs game on Monday (as I Sox fan this kills me, but I'll be polite and not openly mock them).

Oh, and unpacking boxes from last weekend's move....ugh.

M. / September 1, 2006 11:11 AM

Saturday: driving out to west Illinois to camp at my cousin's new acreage. Barbeque, beer, bonfire, dunebuggies, a few 9mm pistols and a lot of Led Zeppelin.

Sunday: Dodgeville, WI to stay at the Don Q Inn (I rented the Jungle Sarafi suite). Me and the wife are gonna drink a lot of red wine and get naughty in the jacuzzi.

Monday: back to Chicago so I can bathe the damn cat and watch "The Libertine" on DVD (and drink more wine).

I'm gonna be cringing when I see my next credit card bill after charging all weekend long.

s / September 1, 2006 11:17 AM

Lake Geneva Speedway Trailer Races! (they got rained out last Saturday.)

C / September 1, 2006 11:18 AM

Reenacting developing-country pasttimes with 2 RPCV friends up in Milwaukee: drinking coffee and beer, smoking, gossiping, and playing backgammon. At least this time we can swap out the Nescafe instant for brewed coffee and count on the power staying on all day!

Carrie / September 1, 2006 11:24 AM

Dancing machine tonight
Tomorrow I'm going to a football party, even though I really don't like football. I've been told to wear my favorite college team's jersey or something silly like that. The hostess knows this won't be happening, so she told me to just come and bring some beer.
Sunday I will probably be on my couch, rotating every couple of hours to make sure I don't get bed/couch sores. (ewww)
Monday is probably an association meeting in the backyard and I plan on bringing my 40 of miller lite. yessss

jen / September 1, 2006 11:32 AM

tonight - happy hour, then friends over at my place for more boozin'.

saturday - possible trip to the dunes

sunday - road trip to Indy to see Louis C.K.

monday - return to Chicago, "drinking heavily" with an old friend that's in town

tuesday - Band of Horses @ Metro w/ college friend that's in town

fluffy / September 1, 2006 11:58 AM

lots of sleep, Friday night drinking immediately after work, cleaning of the apartment, painting & organizing studio, laundry, more drinking or whatever it takes to try to get over this recent break-up.

Kelly / September 1, 2006 12:15 PM

Moving! Wrangling movers, unpacking boxes and decorating. With drinking and napping inbetween ... hopefully.

christy / September 1, 2006 12:23 PM

first, jazz fest

then framing and more framing (getting ready for show at Around the Coyote Fest next weekend) -- working on photos I took at friends' wedding last weekend -- portrait shoot for another friend's profile --

and in-between all that, enough debauchery to keep up my energy level!

emyduck / September 1, 2006 12:31 PM

dinner + drinking on the roof, yard sale!, packing, errands, maybe the zoo on monday?

maybe my husband will even take me out on a date.....

miss casual / September 1, 2006 12:32 PM

shopping, beer, more shopping (for a new bike), sleep, bbq, more beer, beach / ultimate, more beer, more sleep

Emerson Dameron / September 1, 2006 12:56 PM

You'd like to know.

Lisa / September 1, 2006 2:01 PM

M--I thought we were the only ones with a cat who needs baths!

Cinnamon / September 1, 2006 2:07 PM

Food with friends. Knitting with friends. Food with friends. Sleep. Relaxation. And a crapload of sewing, but doing so in a relaxed and non-stressful manner.

I'm happy about all of it, but mostly about the sleep.

Emily / September 1, 2006 2:10 PM

In 24 hours my plane will be taking off for Scotland. Until then I will act the part of a headless chicken, running around trying to put stuff together. The rest will all be bliss.

spence / September 1, 2006 2:27 PM

Global Fest.
$5 t-shirts.

*not my

Tobermory / September 1, 2006 2:34 PM

First thing tomorrow I'm writing the check to the cat sitter, dropping the dog off at the kennel and heading north for a week in Wisconsin.

Paradise is sipping a New Glarus Brewery Spotted Cow ale while sitting on a porch swing and watching the sun set.

Suz / September 1, 2006 2:38 PM

cleaning out my fridge.
adult slumber party.
visiting old friend.
possible trip to The House on the Rock.

daruma / September 1, 2006 2:58 PM

Tonight: Bowling & Beer
Sat: Kenny Chesney & Beer
Sun: CSNY & Beer
Mon: Just Beer

Kristy / September 1, 2006 4:04 PM

Complete network rebuild / overhaul and a weekend full of 16 hour work days.

eep / September 1, 2006 4:13 PM

Today: being bitter about still being at work while other people were sent home early. Drinking tonight to drown the bitterness.

Saturday: bad movies with friends.

Sunday: my grandma's birthday party. Woo.

Monday: more bad movies with friends, but this time with a lot of drinking.

Baldeesh / September 1, 2006 5:53 PM

Bit of a fun weekend -

My sister is moving to the city tonight, and she's having a gathering (10 bucks says she's cranky by 11pm)
Barbeque on Sunday at a friend's mom's house
Volunteering on Monday
Work sporatically
Probably get drunk and try to discuss unions with the Aussie (it just comes up sometimes, I can't control it)
Make goulash sometime
Run to my mom's house and pick up some books
Ikea trip possible (but probably not - the car has just requested a lot of money)

And since the trend this Labor Day is bathing the cats, I'll do that, then, too.

Carlotta / September 1, 2006 6:21 PM

Friday: Gapersblock party (natch!)

Saturday: Wish-it-were-a-date night. Otherwise battle household clutter, some shopping, and have a heavy workout very late night at the gym

Sunday: either (1) poetry slam at Green Mill (2) R&B band at Simon's in Andersonville (3) George Clinton & the Funkadelics in Washington Park. Plans depend on friends.

Monday: Spend all day at Paradise Sauna on West Montrose. Relax, get steamed (literally, instead of the usual figuratively!), maybe watch tennis?, write in diary.

christian / September 1, 2006 6:24 PM

Drinking tonight.

Sleeping in the rest of the weekend, even though I never work on Mondays, I will pretend it is some sort of magical day filled with unicorns, beer and something else.

I'll most likely be reading a book. Or watching Airplane.

Flips / September 2, 2006 8:27 AM


S: Prepping for and actual event: Friend's wedding, will be loads of fun, good peeps

Su: recovery and possible BBQ

M: daytime date!

Hopefully find some time to bathe the cat since all the cool kids are doing it.

jHab / September 2, 2006 9:06 AM

Taking a quick detour to the Elegant Farmer on the way back from Sheboygan to try and get my hands on a Baked Applie Pie Baked in a Bag.

a.l. / September 2, 2006 1:29 PM

1. making cupcakes
2. getting hair cut
3. losing sleep worrying over the first day of school
4. obsessively going over lesson plans for first dayof school
5. setting 3 alarms so as to not oversleep for first day of school
6. worrying about oversleeping for first day of school

Brandy / September 2, 2006 5:57 PM

Uh, last night I got sick with dehydration (I can be a real doofus.)

Saturday: cleaning
Sunday: cleaning
Monday: cleaning

After a very busy August, I'm actually looking forward to being home and cleaning the abyss of my apartment.

w / September 3, 2006 9:17 PM

The 73rd Assyrian American National Convention in Schaumburg. All weekend long, culminating in a labor day picnic in Busse Woods.

jared / September 3, 2006 9:48 PM

- Bike up to Skokie Lagoon from Lakeview, then see the Botanic Garden. (completed)

- Museum of Modern Art

- Films, just not sure which ones

- Rewatch season 3 of 'The Wire' (Which I recommend to all) (completed)

- eat at a new restaurant (suggestions?)

mew / September 4, 2006 1:50 PM

My labor day weekend included a trip to the emergency room - I will spare you all the gross details ...

Marilyn / September 4, 2006 5:55 PM

Mew, me, too.

And put up 18 quarts of tomatoes.

And saw the Illusionist (good).

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