1) The Richmond Hill storytelling retreat is the same weekend as the American Crossword Puzzle tournament
2) The Washington Post Hunt is the same weekend that I am intending to go to Seattle to watch the Red Sox and, hence, check off another ballpark
3) The bookbinding retreat I'm signed up for is the same weekend as the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, as is Malice Domestic.
I actually do have a few unscheduled weekends here and there. So, universe, how about not having everything happen at the same bloody time?