Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Sure looks like spring is here. Warmer weather and scattered rain in the forecast.

TV: We started watching Tiger King (Netflix), and Hunters (Prime) this week.  We’re continuing to watch Dispatches From Elsewhere (AMC), The Walking Dead (AMC), Better Call Saul (AMC), A Million Little Things (ABC), Manifest (NBC), and This Is Us (NBC)  and will start on season 3 of Ozark (Netflix) over the weekend.

The week: My wife is on vacation for a few days so we painted our bathroom. Not sure what else is going to happen.  Unfortunately the trip to Las Vegas scheduled for the coming week is not taking place. 

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?
 

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: It got up to 74 on Thursday, the first day of spring, then dropped dramatically on Friday. We have quite a fluctuation of highs from the 40s to the 70s with quite a few chances for rain in the coming week.

TV: We watched The Gift (Netflix) on Friday night.  Also watched a few episodes of The Vahalla Murders (Netflix) this past week.  We finished What If (Netflix) and are still watching Dispatches From Elsewhere (AMC) The Walking Dead (AMC), Better Call Saul (AMC) A Million Little Things (ABC), Manifest (NBC), and This Is Us (NBC).  

The week ahead:  Like everybody else in the world we’re pretty much grounded until further notice.  We might try to get some things done around the house.

Las Vegas:  Sin City heard we have postponed our get-togher there next week so they just closed up the casinos and hotels and pretty much deserted the place.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Typical early spring weather here in America’s Midwest.

TV: Watching What If (Netflix). We’re 6 or 7 episodes in. Also watching Better Call Saul (AMC) and Dispatches From Elsewhere (AMC), not sure if I’ll stick with that one.

The week ahead: We usually go to a St. Pat’s Party on this, the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, but that isn’t happening this year. Really don’t have anything planned.

Las Vegas: Due to the coronavirus outbreak going around the world and considering event closings and travel restrictions we’ve decided to postpone the B&P Returns to Las Vegas gathering set for three weeks from now. Hopefully, we can reschedule for later in the year once things settle down.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: We’re starting to see signs of springtime around these parts and I’m good with that.

The weekend:  We’re going to a Chili Cookoff on Saturday and not much else happening after that.

TV: We’re really enjoying You (Netflix) as we’re into the second season. Still watching This Is Us, Manifest, A Million Little Things, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead too.

Las Vegas: We’re just over one month away.  Would love to have you join us there.  Las Vegas 2020

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Winter is still here, but it could be a lot worse, I guess. I still don’t like the cold.

The week ahead: It’s Mardi Gras weekend in St. Louis. They say the parade and party here is the second largest in the country, behind New Orleans. I used to go to the parade but I don’t think I’m going this time. We’re doing dinner with friends Saturday evening. Not much else going on this week.

TV: We’re a few episodes into YOU (Netflix), a tale of an obsessive young man and the extremes he goes to for the woman of his desires.

Websites: We’ve been fine-tuning things on the new host for B&P and BoW. There have been some issues with the theme changing and also with some getting errors when commenting. I think we’ve got those fixed now. We had to disable the Like button because there was some kind of conflict when it was active. We’re going to look for a solution to that.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After windchills under zero Friday morning it looks like a slight warming trend is in store for the coming week.

The week: Not much planned for over the weekend or the coming week.

TV: Finished watching The Stranger (Netflix) on Friday night.  It was very good.

The Website: A few people have been seeing some strange looking posts on B&P that seem to correct themselves once refreshed.  I’m going to reinstall the theme on Saturday, so it might look quite different for a short while.  Other than that it’s been great.  The site loads at least twice as fast as it did on the old host, actually almost three times as fast for me.

Las Vegas is 45 days away:  If you’re going to join us it might be a good time to make your reservations.  Let us know by leaving a comment on the Las Vegas 2020 page.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: A little rain, sleet, snow and very little sun this past week turns into more of the same in the coming week.

TV: We started watching The Stranger (Netflix) this week. We’re only a couple episodes in but I think it’s going to be good. I’ve recorded Tommy (CBS) because I like Edie Falco in everything I’ve seen her in. I haven’t watched it yet. We also watched the first episode of the new season of A Million Little Things (ABC).

Websites: I spent two or three days fairly stressed out as I migrated Bits & Pieces and Bits of Wisdom to a new host. It took 14 hours to move B&P because there were 59,300+ posts and 141,000+ comments to move. BoW took several hours to move its 10,000+ posts. A few of those posts on BoW didn’t make the transfer, but I’m sort of okay with that.
The sites seem to be loading faster and there is some fine-tuning I can try to see if I can get it working even better.

B&P Returns to Las Vegas: We’re just over 7 weeks away! We’d love to have you join us. See B&P Returns to Las Vegas 2020.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: We could have a record warm Sunday, then things will cool back down for a while.

The weekend: A busy weekend! We went to a trivia night on Friday night and will go to another one on Saturday night. Then we’ll gather with 40 or 50 friends for a Super Bowl party on Sunday.

TV:  Finished watching The Ranch (Netflix) the other night.  I really enjoyed this show and will miss it. I liked all of the characters on the four seasons divided into two parts each (two seasons aired each year) of 30 minute episodes.  Also finished season two of Succession (HBO).

Website: I’ll probably be changing hosts for B&P this coming week.  Hopefully that will all work out okay.  But if the site disappears or isn’t acting right, please know that I’ll be working on it, and/or trying to figure out what the Hell happened.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After a couple of days of rain, sleet, ice, and snow it’s clearing out this weekend and warming up a bit.

The week: I have a busy Saturday as I’m going to a Storm Spotter Training program a local TV station is putting on Saturday morning. Then I’m going to go to the St. Louis Auto Show (same location) right after that.  The NHL All Star Game is in St. Louis Saturday night, but I’m not going to that. That’s a pretty big 4-day event here so hopefully I won’t get tied up in that crowd.  We’re going to dinner later on Saturday too.  Not too much other stuff scheduled for the week ahead until later in the week.  I have two trivia nights and a Super Bowl party next weekend.

TV: We’re watching the second season of Succession (HBO) and I’ve really grown to like it. 

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Winter has come. An icy Friday leads into a wet and cold weekend and weary week ahead. Bright side: Spring training starts in 34 days!

TV: We finished Medical Police (Netflix), a silly dramedy. We started watching Succession (HBO) and it’s pretty good.  Also saw the first episode of 68 Whiskey (Paramount). It’s M.A.S.H. like.  I think that’s going to be a good show.

The Website: We had some issues with B&P this week.  It kept going down and after a few minutes it would come back up.  It was slow too.  I called tech support and they were of little help.  My hosting package is up for renewal in February so I’m most likely going to move to a different host assuming the site can be migrated.  Any web hosting recommendations?

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?