What are Your Labor Day Weekend Plans?

I mean besides swinging, what are you Peeps up to? See you in the comments!

8-month old Cockapoo puppy Shin’yuu (Japanese for best friend) was begging to get on this swing so finally, Lisa B. obliged.



  1. H-hello.. Did someone remember I’m in here? Guys? GUUUYS….? O-okay, I’ll just wait for you to come back..

  2. Ugh. This weekend, am working as usual. Wish I had a designer doggie to play on swings with!

    Not really. I’d prefer to get one from a shelter. 😉


  3. Martha in Washington says:

    My plans for Labor Day…nothing, absolutely nothing. Anybody wanna hang out?
    (I’m available to babysit cute swinger puppy.)

  4. OMG that dog looks JUST like my dog. We rescued her from the Northridge CA shelter and always assumed she was a Cockapoo, but have never seen one like her before, so we weren’t sure. Here is a photo of Nicki: http://bit.ly/c4pcA5

  5. Beepable nose! Is so beepable! Beep! Beep!

    Love the bunny paw pose as well.

  6. Queen of Dork says:

    Hi Meg! Well, there’s this new “ride” here in Vegas where you can jump off Stratosphere and do this sort of a controlled fall to the ground. So I’m kind of thinking, “what the heck? I live here so I might as well give it a go.” So at some point this Labor Day weekend, I think I might try this:

  7. I love this classic look on dogs (and cats) when we put them in certain human situations. It’s as if he’s thinking here, “Oh humans…this again?” Har!

    Pets are so accommodating and giving. God love them.

  8. “somebody push me? please? I’ll share my gummy bears…”
    i’ve got a little poodle thing at home. He’s always got that look.

  9. @QoD, Holy Carp!

  10. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: I know. I’m thinking I maybe should buy some adult diapers before I do this. (gulp)

  11. My Labour Day plans involve celebrating 11 years of Happily Married Life with Mr Snowpea and putting up several bags of Roasted Tomato Sauce in our giant freezer.

    Trying out Sticky Toffee Pudding may also be in the plans.

    And nomming on Tree ‘Roo earses. ‘just sayin’ (love that next post)

  12. @QoD
    “Well young lady, if all your friends jumped off a tall building, would you do that too?”
    I guess we have our answer.

    Looks like fun, but it would be even better if you got to wear a showgirl outfit instead of one of those baggy jumpsuits.

  13. Queen of Dork says:

    260Oakley: You are SO right! That’s it! I want to jump off wearing spangles and sparkles and a huge feathered head piece! Yeah! That’s soooooo Vegas! 🙂

  14. Queen of Dork says:

    *rushes downtown to purchase ticket and rent show girl outfit with feathered head piece* Yay! Bye!!!

  15. I’m going to compulsively, joylessly check and recheck the same 6 websites (plus e-mail and blog stats), even though the entire world is at my goddamn fingertips and I’ve got the software and computing power to record and mix my own orchestra, edit professional-quality video, design and print my own books, and restore all those 100-year-old family photos I’ve got in the closet. Then I’ll probably google “social isolation” a couple of times, edit this mix tape I’m making for Masi Oka (obviously he didn’t listen to the last one I sent because [waggles empty finger] HELLO!!! Something MISSING here!!!), set out a few more roach baits, and fall asleep drunk watching Berlin Alexanderplatz so the DVD screensaver is all bouncing around when my cat wakes me up wanting breakfast at 4am.

  16. Queen of Dork says:

    Patito: Wow. That was really strange. And…Cool!

  17. There is nothing cool about the truth.

  18. Oh people, I’m so happy. I’ve been working 24/7 for four years and my only outings have been to doctor’s offices, hospitals and pharmacies. My dad has alzeimers. When I got an invitation to a wedding in New Orleans I decided I’d go whatever it takes. My dad is going to stay in assisted living for a week and I’m going to New Orleans. I feel so happy after four years that (and I’m not making this up) I leap into the air and yell, “Who Dat?” when I reached the peak of my jump. (I’m 56 so I’m not jumping that high.) I feel like a kid again. I’ll be swinging like that little dog but with a happier look on my face. That’s what I’ll be doing for Labor Day weekend. Who dat! Me dat!

  19. Queen of Dork says:

    *putting on disapproving bunny face* The Truth is always cool. The Untruth (much like the Undead) remains to be seen. But The Truth is always cool. *Undoes disapproving bunny face.*

  20. Lewis n' Clark says:

    Boss gripes is making ME work Labor Day weekend. And, at the same time, forcing me to come to CO over and over again, instead of working.

  21. I love these dogs! Come on! How cute is that face!?

  22. @Linda
    Laissez les bons temps roulez! Sounds like you deserve a little jump start.

  23. I’m going to try and salvage the Coralberry vine a batch or caterpillars mauled today.

    While I’m annoyed that they ate so much of the poor plant (which is almost 20 years old) I’m overjoyed at what I learned. Those caterpillars? Bumblebee Moths! My little plant/bug geek head is ready to explode! I’ve always had the host plants, but this was the first year we’ve ever seen Bumblebee Moths, let along their larval stage!

    So yeah, I’ve got about 8 of them in an old Betta tank with some of the plant they nommed on. They turn into some of the cutest bugs you will ever lay eyes on!

  24. I’m snuggling in with the kitties for the Twilight Zone marathon….love couch potato weekends. 🙂

  25. trying to stay warm, and working on Monday when all the grumpy peeps who went camping come shivering back into town.

  26. janet2buns says:

    I’ll be taking my youngest son to university and setting up in his residence room. And then returning with my husband to our empty, oh so empty house…..WAHHHH!

  27. All day tomorrow I’ll be holding our spot on the river in Cincinnati, waiting for the annual kick-butt Labor Day fireworks show to start at 9:05! Then I enjoy 30 minutes of world class BOOM! On Monday I’ll lay low at home and nurse my voice back around. 🙂

  28. Yay for Linda!

    I’m moving.

  29. I’m celebrating our “close call” with Earl (Long Island) and volunteering. 🙂 Shhh, don’t tell the kids and hubby that the sekrit bonus is that it gets me out of the house away from them for the day lol! 😉

  30. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ QoD: O NO YOU DI-unt!!! IF YOU EVEN THINK about going up on that blasted dangerous lookin’ (etc etc etc blustering and saying other indignant things)

    You may, however, purchase said rhinestoned and sequined headdress and costume and present your wonderful dancing abilities to properly screened audiences. After all, SK does need his monthly new selection of tiaras.

  31. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    (attempts to wave cheerfully and encouragingly to PG) HIYA!!!!
    I send you Spiffiness, over the broadband universe…..

  32. i’m counting my cat goober’s whisker dots, natch. goober’s plans include stalking, strafing, and generally terrorizing his cat mavis. mavis is studying the roommate ads in the real estate section and now i can’t find my cell phone or that post-it pad i keep on my night stand or that cute pencil with the pink feather pompon…..

  33. I’m impressed. I think the most fun I’ll have this weekend happened when I read your comments!

    @Q of D – go for it! (Encouragement from a woman who can’t stand on a chair without hyperventilating!) I so long to leap tall buildings but have the bravery of a weenie.

    @Linda – Hooray for you! When you come back, let us know how it went.

    To all CO peeps: Have a marvelous time no matter what you do, and may there be chocolate in it!

  34. I’m going to prime and paint my carport this weekend, and if that goes well and I have some time left over, I will spend the rest of the weekend swinging in my hammock with a book and a cold beer.
    That will be my reward for doing one last outdoor project for the summer.

  35. @260Oakley and @QoD

    AND if you could land in dolly parton’s .. um … HAIR!

  36. @patito

    OMG, that is just too weird. i was going to sleep until 4am, then go ask you to get me breakfast.

  37. I just wanna squeez this lil guy such a cutie!!!
    This doggie looks a lot a very lot like my Honey who is a rescue dog,
    but thinks he is a big foofy teddy bear…I am off to bed to hug him
    now nite nite…

  38. @karen



  39. Spending the Labour Day weekend obsessively checking the same 6 websites. Yes, @Patito Gigante, only 6. Then writing on my 3 blogs, or not writing on them.
    Working on my book. I need 3 chapters plus other stuff to submit to the publisher almost immediately. Eating sourdough toast with blackcurrant jam. Reading.

    And consuming. My favourites: Solid followed by a liquid.

    ie toast, then milk. But not milequetoast.


    Oh, and stressing out about all of that. Maybe I’ll eat some chewable Rolaids, as well.

    I have a new couch and loveseat. They’re very nice. Rustic, sort of. I will spend a bit of time admiring them.

    And Rubicon, I’ll watch some of that.

  40. Recovering Hippie says:

    Well, spent today tie dying tshirts w/ friends…tomorrow will be a picnic in Michigan and Monday is *sigh* laundry and housework. With snuggle time with the kitties thrown in for good measure.

  41. @Recovering Hippie: MICHIGAN??? JELUS! I’m a transplanted Michigander and miss my family in SW Michigan.

  42. I’m spending the weekend trying to litter box train my new and ridiculously adorable little 8 week-old lionhead bunny, Pixie. Pallina is spending the weekend grooming Pixie and generally smothering her with affection and taking care of her brand new BFF. (It only took 10 days for them to bond and they are now inseparable!) 🙂 Pixie, will be spending the weekend sproinging around the living room, snuggling with Pallina and generally ignoring my attempts to teach her new tricks. Tomorrow both bunnies will pile into their pink stroller (which was lovingly presented by my mother to her “grandbunies”) and we’ll head out to the farmers market for some end of summer veggies and fruit.

  43. Crappy long weekend weather so change of plans, and now it’s a Food Network marathon + stacks of Ikea flatpacks + J-key/Allen wrenches = woo hoo! [sorry, wü hü!]. I hum the theme from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ as I raise each bookcase upright . . . duh DA!!!
    All that’s missing is a sproinging Maru in boxhab.

  44. @Meg, NTMTOM, Prongs and Sharpy, what will YOU all be doing this weekend? Something fun I hope!

  45. Mary (the first) says:

    So far this weekend I signed up for Ancestry.com, found a cousin I didn’t know I had who is going to send me something my father gave her mother decades ago (got me all verklempt) and then clicked on “famous relatives” and discovered I’m (allegedly) related to MANY interesting and important people. Among them, “Wild Bill” Hickock and Emily Dickenson. What a crazy family!! Oh but tomorrow is a picnic now that the temp. is going to drop from low 70’s (very pleasant) to mid 60’s (cool) and maybe rain. On picnic day. Darn. Also I bought all the ingred. for my potluck salad EXCEPT the head of cabbage. Darn again. So, grocery store on the way to the picnic. Assemble onsite.

  46. Mary (the first) says:

    Ack! TMI. You see I haven’t much to do right now! 😀

  47. Queen of Dork says:

    Mary (the first) The thought of cabbage causes me to almost sort of drool. (picture Homer Simpson right now drooling at the sight of donuts and that’s me right now. Except I’m not an overweight, white, male, cartoon character). But I love cabbage. Yuuuuuuuummmmm. I actually have some in the fridge right now that I can cook.

  48. Queen of Dork says:
  49. There aint a lot of swinging in my neighbour hood, our equivalent of labour day was a bank holiday last weekend , when I did bugger all.

  50. On labor day I’ll be recovering from going out on friday and saturday to salsa night! Whoooo salsa!!!!! This dog should get out of the swing and do some machata and merengue…

  51. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    Excuse me, peeps, but ….

    that’s some seriously *PLUSH* walltowall (taupe) carpet on this puppeh’s front paws!!!!

  52. The best event of the Labor Day weekend already happened (my granddaughter’s 17th birthday party). The rest of the weekend (and the next two weeks) will be cat-sitting the boys next door – chubby Wooster and his brother Marbles, who requires two pills a day for his heart and blood pressure. Marbles can be hard to find, so this will be a challenge.

  53. TrixandSam says:

    I’m packing up the old place, cleaning the new place and starting to move things in. Cooking some fabulous meals in the evenings (hard work deserves good food). Enjoying the company of family (they love to eat the good food) and getting to spend a little bit of time with my new beau. Hard work, a little play and lots of feelings of accomplishment!

  54. Kathyp – If you take away the cat sitting part it makes your comment very funny. Cripes poor kids called Chubby Wooster and Marbles, thats Americans for you.

  55. I will be caring for a damaged kitten I found in my garage. When I took her to the vet she had to have her right front leg amputated. Now she will recuperate at my house. I am so sad for her injury but glad she was able to be helped.

  56. “Don’t just stand there, push me, pleaaaase?”

    @Linda…I am very happy for you. Caregivers need to get regular relief. Enjoy!

    As for Labor Day. Getting hair done. Doing a little shopping.
    I spent Friday/Saturday volunteering at a remodeling site for one of our local congregations. I was a bad girl though…I forgot my sun screen, and I was in the sun most of the day. My dermatologist would give me such a scolding. I am a bit red. I was up at 5:30 both days. Today I am tired., but it is a satisfying tired.
    Y’all have a great day off. Tuesday, back to the saltmines.

  57. Queen of Dork says:

    Mo: That is so sad and happy at the same time. Sad that kitty lost her leg and SO happy that she has you to take care of her. How wonderful you are!!!! 🙂

  58. Queen of Dork says:

    Hi Peeps! Here!

  59. Naturalady says:

    Spending the holiday weekend caring for teensy weensy tiny newborn kitten, dropped in my sister’s driveway in the dark of night (feel the heat, oh yeah) and being fostered by my brother’s family.Today is third day I’ve been kitty-sitting, and the love growing is so big it hurts.
    So much could be said about kitten-tossers, but would be moverated into oblivion.

  60. Queen of Dork says:

    Shoot! I don’t think I can do the Stratosphere jump today because it’s too windy and they always close the rides down that are up there when the wind blows. Crap. Maybe tomorrow the wind will stop….

  61. O NO! He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    1: I’m *so relieved* that the Str. jump no esta available to Mme. Q/D…Ya had me skeered, outta what’s left of my wits, “young lady”!!!!!! (Stern facial expreshe)
    2: “what am I …” …? um…jist awaitin’ on me knucklehaid brudder who sent me an email Sat 8 pm (E. Coast time) saying to look out for him to arrive and reinforce a few cabinets/ bookshelves in me new apt ….today …..”midday” (ie: 11 am? 2 pm?)
    AND IT’s now 6:30 pm and no Bruce esta aqui. (*sigh*)
    Oh well, he also has Monday off work, so presumably that will be Plan “B”. ….

    and otherwise? (cue the M Python/ H Grail soundtrack here)
    “I feel happy; so happy!” 🙂

    3: also @ QoD: nice flora, there, ma’am. BTW, me mudder’s FAVORITE flowers sont les Daisies!!!! CHA-CHING!!!! 🙂

  62. “The truth is a plain picture of a tramp vomiting, man, in the sewer.”

  63. @qod

    dang! i was planning to live vicariously through you. the video made it look like you plummet at measured rate… is it an actual free-fall PLUNGE?

  64. @QOD-I’m jealous! That looks like so much fun!!! My weekend so far was fall cleaning, a lesson in batik tie-dying and a 10 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail w/a friend and our dogs. Tomorrow is a canoe race on the river. Hope we win a canoe!!

  65. Queen of Dork says:

    Sharpy: I TOTALLY plan to do this once the wind dies down some. They really do close everything down up there when it’s too windy. Which of course is a good thing. I don’t want to die or anything, I just want to have a little fun! I’m really not sure what the heck happens but I’ve heard that it’s a controlled fall from top to bottom. And I SO want to do it!!!! YAY!!!

  66. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh. Okay. I just called and it’s on. I guess it’s not too windy. I have to go gather my daughter because she’s going to want to do this, too. I’ll tell you all about it when I get back. *puts on diapers*

  67. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:


    Just who’d’ye think can use their thumbs to open cans o’ cat food fer His Orneriness SK or buy him new tiaras, hmmmmmmmmmm?

    (*bunny disapproving expreshe*)

  68. Snorgling, sleeping, looking up cuteness, playing with cuteness, nomming chocolate…usual.

  69. @QoD


  70. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ Sharpy: How DARE you encourage her sufferinsuccotashwhyIoughttainmydayyoung’unsatedirtandweregratefulforit

    –for the REST OF YER LIVES!!!!!

    AND YOU”VE got to write the note to your work supervisors, explaining the reason for your absence..

    Just wait’til….(etc etc etc blah blah blah/ Teacher Voice from Peanuts’ cartoons)

  71. Queen of Dork says:

    Okay. I’m scared half out of my mind but I’m going to to try this now. I’ll let you know how it goes. (huge GULP)

  72. Strap ’em on, QOD. Much Depends on the right costume!

  73. @QoD

    buy the package with the photo!

  74. *whispering* @QoD

    i’m tying bedsheets together so you can get out the window. i’ll cover for ya! i’m typing really loud so ONOetc doesn’t hear you.

    okay, this is going waaaaayyyyyy off-topic.

  75. Yay QoD!… you are so brave… I would not do that in a million years!!! WE NEED PICS!

  76. I’m spending the long weekend in Yale, NYC, Mystic Aquarium.
    Hey to all youse NYC peeps!!!!!

  77. Queen of Dork says:

    Well, that was a complete and total waste. I’m back home after going all the way down to the strip to jump off Stratosphere. I even met some tourists on my way to the ticket place who were cheering me on. (That’s the cool thing about Vegas…you can always meet people who are so happy to be here on their vacaction) Anyway, it turns out that alot of people want to jump because the wait was that my turn would be tomorrrow morning. Crap. So I went to the line to ride the swrilly swing thng they have up there. So I was ready to pay for a ticket for that only to be told you must show ID for that. Or any other ride up there. Which I forgot to bring my State ID. I had my credit card but I didn’t know I would need my State ID. So perhaps, I’ll go back down there well armed tomorrow and jump off the freaking building. Damn. Oh. While I was there and thwarted, I decided to play some slots. So I won $6.50 which I gave those tickets to some lady I don’t know who was sitting there playing. She said “thanks!” and I went on my way. The End

  78. @QoD

    oh MAN! i was so excited! i was looking all over for stratosphere webcams so i could maybe watch! what a rip!

    and yay for the $6.50 good karma bomb!

    if you go tomorrow, won’t you have to wait all over again?

  79. This weekend, went to jersey Shore! and now I’m back waiting in dread for tomorrow’s first day of school…

  80. Queen of Dork says:

    Hi Sharpy

    I was going to see I could purchase the ticket online, find out what time my jump would be, and then just wait in the comfort of my home. I just woke up so I haven’t done anything yet. 🙂

  81. @QoD

    you better do it today or it won’t count as a labor day comment thread! 🙂 i’m starting to wish i could go, too!

  82. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    (stern, disgusted parental facial expreshe):

    Me= “a HEM !!!!”

    (directed @ both Q AND Sharpy, who SHOULD remember that as of yesterday, they are BOTH on PERMANENTLY GROUNDED).

  83. Puppy says: “Instead of taking pikshures there and get all sqeee, just pooosh meee! Why do you think I wanted in the swing in the first place?!”

  84. A bit tired of being “mother-rated”, there. I say nothing nasty, do I?

  85. Minou, I think sometimes it must be random. Or I wonder if it’s because we all use so many words written in CuteSpeak. Ya know, like pikshers and squee and meelks, etc. It may be mistakenly detecting cat-like typing, thus sending it into mother-ation (hee, I like that).

  86. @brinnann

    good explanation! if you guys could see the genuine spam that we catch, you’d be surprised. much of it is written by badly paid humans trying to blend in. so yes, i am just like a mother who knows an eddie haskell when she sees one.

  87. *curtsy*

  88. So, how is it that no one made a comment about the “swinger” hovertext? 😕 Or were those all mod’ed out? 😆

  89. What a darling face. This little guy should be in commercials. Cute, cute, cute!

  90. This is my little guy and we are very honored to be featured on this awesome site!

    And as for The Big Gripe who said “Not really. I’d prefer to get one from a shelter.” … Well every dog needs a good home, even dogs from breeders, not only dogs from shelters!

    Thanks again Cute Overload!

    Lisa B.