What supplies are you stocking up for the long holiday weekend?

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    May 24, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    We usonians have a three-day weekend coming up that many people are stretching into four days. What sort of supplies are you stockpiling for it? Most of my neighbors seems to be buying wheelbarrow-loads of beer and stuff to grill. It makes me feel a bit ill to think of it.

    Myself... I'm stocking up on sunscreen, lube, and a couple of bottles of wine.
    icon_rolleyes.gif I wish icon_cry.gif

    Actually I just blew almost $400 on fiberglass resin, paint, sealant and mahogany. Time to get serious about getting the boat back on the water where it belongs.
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    May 24, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    Lots of paper to print out scientific literature, pens, pencils, a few highlighters, and coffee. I'll be shutting myself up in the corner of a library this weekend cause this master's thesis isn't going to write itself! icon_neutral.gif

    Seattle's still cold and rainy (surprise surprise), so I won't be missing much, anyway.
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    May 24, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    Hmm pretty much junk for hiking and the beach! Can't wait to go. Thank you holiday whatever holiday it is....lol. So this weekend should be pretty fun.
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    May 24, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    MightyMouse87 saidLots of paper to print out scientific literature, pens, pencils, a few highlighters, and coffee. I'll be shutting myself up in the corner of a library this weekend cause this master's thesis isn't going to write itself! icon_neutral.gif

    Seattle's still cold and rainy (surprise surprise), so I won't be missing much, anyway.


    "Print out?" How quaint... FWIW I started drinking coffee while writing my MS thesis. The beginning of a long addiction.
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    May 24, 2012 7:01 PM GMT
    Beer, sunscreen, tent, sleeping bag for two, air mattress, grill, steaks, whiskey, firewood, RTDs, road tunes. Camping in Sedona with my man icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 24, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    mindgarden said

    "Print out?" How quaint... FWIW I started drinking coffee while writing my MS thesis. The beginning of a long addiction.


    I print out the important papers like reviews, meta studies, and the previous literature from my lab that preceded my project. Those papers I like to highlight and write all over like I do on my buddy when he's passed out drunk. (Yes, I've drawn penises on literature, too lol) "Trash" papers I don't print out: papers where I used their protocol, papers that demonstrate some minor factoid, etc.

    In all my years of undergrad and grad school, I never touched coffee...until now, trying to whip out a thesis in about a month. I know at least a few other people who didn't start drinking coffee until they went to grad school, hah!
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    May 24, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidWe usonians have a three-day weekend coming up that many people are stretching into four days.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usonian

    Usonia ( /juːˈsoʊniə/) was a word used by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright to refer to his vision for the landscape of the United States, including the planning of cities and the architecture of buildings. Wright proposed the use of the adjective Usonian in place of American to describe the particular New World character of the American landscape as distinct and free of previous architectural conventions.

    'Usonian' is a term usually referring to a group of approximately sixty middle-income family homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright beginning in 1936 with the Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin.[1] The "Usonian Homes" were typically small, single-story dwellings without a garage or much storage, L-shaped to fit around a garden terrace on odd (and cheap) lots, with native materials, flat roofs and large cantilevered overhangs for passive solar heating and natural cooling, natural lighting with clerestory windows, and radiant-floor heating. A strong visual connection between the interior and exterior spaces is an important characteristic of all Usonian homes. The word carport was coined by Wright to describe an overhang for a vehicle to park under.

    also...

    The only officially and commonly used alternative for referring to the people of the United States in English is to refer to them as citizens of that country.[15] More generically, they may be specified as "U.S. Americans".[16] Several single-word English alternatives for "American" have been suggested over time, including "Usonian", popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright,[17] and the nonce term "United-Statesian".[18] The writer H. L. Mencken collected a number of proposals from between 1789 and 1939, finding terms including "Columbian, Columbard, Fredonian, Frede, Unisian, United Statesian, Colonican, Appalacian, Usian, Washingtonian, Usonian, Uessian, U-S-ian, Uesican, United Stater."[19] Nevertheless no alternative to "American" is common.[15]
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    May 24, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    This. irishrussian.jpg

    And my Phoenix boyfriend. icon_cool.gif

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    May 25, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    So you're stocking up a few six-packs?
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    May 25, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    Drinks, meat, and suntan lotion
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    May 25, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThis.
    And my Phoenix boyfriend.

    Just one six-pack? You'll burn through that before tomorrow night.

    Myself? Ice-cream and tons of fruit (Melons, grapes, bananas, cherries and strawberries) Have recorded lots of movies and my man is traveling.
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    May 25, 2012 11:25 AM GMT
    Beer here!!!