Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After a couple of weeks of mostly rain we’re in for a gorgeous weekend here. Then it’s going to warm up next week.

The week:  We’re getting together with family on Saturday afternoon and will be social distancing.

TV: We finished Litte Fires Everywhere (HULU).  We also finished Defending Jacob (Apple TV+). We started on Big Little Lies (HBO) and are close to finishing the first season (of two).  I want to also watch Space Force (Netflix).

Weekend Open Mic: I’m thinking about not doing a Weekend Open Mic.  I started doing the Open Mic about ten years ago because John Walkenbach used to do one on his blog which he ended in 2011. John would leave an Open Mic when he was traveling and not around to blog.  j-walkblog.com had a robust number of comment ers on his Open Mics through the years.  Readers that discussed many different things and it wouldn’t be unusual to see a hundred or more comments on one.  It was always enjoyable to read.  

The B&P Weekend Open Mic usually only has a handful of comments, if that.  So, I’m not sure what I’m going to do right now, but I’m considering a change.

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

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Wet and warm! Then more wet and warm.

The week: A couple of family birthdays this weekend so we’ll be celebrating social distance style. We were thinking about a bonfire Sunday night, but the forecast doesn’t appear to want to cooperate. No real plans for Memorial Day.

TV: We watched Spinning Out (Netflix) about a young ice skating couple. Then we watched Back To The Future, the original (Netflix). This week we started watching Defending Jacob (Apple+) about a teen charged with a classmate’s murder. And we’re a few episodes into Little Fires Everywhere (HULU).

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

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After a wet weekend it looks like summer will be upon us here in the Midwest.

The week: The area around here is slowly coming out of lockdown.  We’re going to meet friends at a park for lunch on Saturday while social distancing.  Not much else planned for the week.

TV: We watched the 3 episode series of Middleditch And Schwartz (Netflix), two guys who do improv.  I really enjoyed this one.  Wish there were more episodes. We watched Outer Banks (Netflix) and enjoyed it also.  I forgot to mention last week that we watched Dangerous Lies (Netflix movie). 

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

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: A cool start gives way to a warmer and wet week ahead.

TV: We watched a couple of episodes of Waco (Netflix). Not sure we’ll go back to it.  Watched a couple more episodes of Kim’s Convenience (Netflix).  We watched the first season of Never Have I Ever (Netflix). We also finished America In Color (Prime). 

The week:  Not much planned this weekend or the week ahead.

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

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Summer is here! Well at least for Saturday, then it’s go back to spring.

Websites: Our sister-site Bits of Wisdom was hacked. GRRRR! I’ll be starting all over with that site. Stay tuned!

TV: We watched the first season of Run (HBO). We also finished Dispatches From Elsewhere (AMC) this week which was quite weird yet interesting in a weird sort of way.  We’re now watching Never Have I Ever (Netflix).  Not sure what to watch next.

The week: The last couple of weekends we made and delivered chicken & dumplings and fresh green beans to some family and friends.  I think we have just a couple more deliveries this weekend before I hang up my ladle for a while.  I’ve been able to get out here and there and am observing social distancing when I do.  Most of Missouri is supposed to start “opening up” slowly starting on Monday.  

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: I guess this is about what I’d expect at this time of the year here in St. Louis.

Website:  I don’t think I mentioned it last week but I’ve made a few minor changes to B&P.  I’ve moved some things around on the sidebars to make them more even. I also removed the dropdown to select Categories, Archives and Previously on B&P because Google was complaining that they were covering the ads when people clicked on them.  Seems stupid to me because they obviously weren’t looking at the ad at the moment anyway.

TV:  I did finish Tiger King (Netflix) and don’t really see the appeal to it other than the main charachter is really weird.   We also finished The Morning Show (Apple TV) and really thought it was good.  Haven’t seen Run (HBO) yet.  We did start watching America In Color (Prime) which has some rare footage from the 1920s thru the 1960s.  We’re only a few episodes in but it’s really interesting.  It’s free on Prime just till the end of the month.

The week:  I plan on working on landscaping on Sunday if the ground isn’t too wet.  Need to mulch and plant banana trees.  Not much else going on.

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

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After a pretty chilly week it looks like it’s going to start warming up this coming week.

The week: Have some yard work to do Saturday and we’re going to try to picnic with some friends while social distancing Sunday afternoon.

TV: We’ve watched a few episodes of The Good Cop (Netflix) and The Morning Show (Apple TV+).  I finally finished The IT Crowd (Netflix) earlier this week.  I have two episodes left of Tiger King (Netflix). Not sure I can finish it but I might try. I’ve heard good things about Run (HBO) but haven’t seen it yet.

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

Weekend Open Mic

Weather: We had a record high of 90°F Wednesday and then the cold front came thru on Thursday dropping temps into the low 30s. A little cooler in the coming week.

TV: We finished the third season of Ozark (Netflix) and Hunters (Prime) this week. We also watched a couple more episodes of Tiger King (Netflix) but I think we’re done with it.  I’m still watching episodes of The IT Crowd (Netflix) every now and then.

The week:  We painted our master bath twice in the last week. I didn’t like two of the walls so we changed colors.  We also did some rearranging in our garage and shed in the back yard.  Still have quite a bit of work to do in those places.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: A short spring leads to summer in St. Louis this coming week. I should be complaining about how hot it is any day now.

TV: Just finished the new season of Ozark (Netflix) Friday night.  We haven’t watched any more episodes of Tiger King (Netflix) or Hunters (Prime) this past week but might get back to those.

The week:  We were supposed to be in Las Vegas this weekend but that was canceled when the world closed down.

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

 

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?