While I've been a DBA, I didn't use them overmuch. I think the reasons DBAs like them is that they spend a lot of their time in sqlplus (or the non-Oracle equivalent thereof) and therefore aren't accessing a database through code 99% of the time. Thus, stored procedures are a convenient means of access for them.
I didn't do much coding over the weekend, giving my eyes a rest. Rick and I went to see Terry Pratchett. While we planned to go on Saturday to Future Fantasy, we found we had more access at Kepler's. We listened to him prattle off for a while then went to the cafe.
I read the first two Honor Harrington books, which I enjoyed a lot.
I worked a bit on CottonBale, which I should have done in a few days.