I love a parade, so I am going to one even though the weather remains shitty.

No software update occurred, so the blog is still alive…

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Waschsalon morning.

Could be the start to one of the worst weather weekends this city has seen recently, hello cold and wet. ☹️

It appears that there is a new major version of WordPress to install. Who knows what will be working/broken once this blog space is updated. December 7th may be a date which will live in infamy.

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Baby it’s cold outside. So cold that I am putting off my Waschsalon visit until tomorrow.

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Overslept. It’s 8:00am EST as I type this, guess I will be late to work today.

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I just couldn’t convince myself that a Monday night hash was worth dealing with a eighteen-mile drive (one way) in traffic; I was also not convinced that I had packed warm-enough clothes in which to hash. Instead, I went home, mounted the trainer for an hour, and then whipped up a quick dinner.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 209.2 pounds (-0.6 from last week’s weigh-in); not the great result for which I was hoping.

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Weird weekend.

On Saturday I made a batch of spicy chili with hidden cauliflower (because Barb), and attempted cornbread in a toaster oven; had I not burned the cornbread both would have been delicious. I used white cornmeal when I realized that I could not remember how long it had been since I purchased the yellow cornmeal in my pantry.

On Sunday morning I had this ridiculous Google Voice phone call transcript waiting in my inbox:

Hey, it’s me. Call me at this number that I just called you call when you get a chance. If you can call me back tonight, or call me tomorrow. I will have it after probably tomorrow. So but just call me and I’ll tell you just how to get in touch with me somehow. All right.

Needless to say, I’m not returning the call.

Yesterday I saw the Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the High Museum — it was good but not as impactful as I expected it to be.

I didn’t exactly “kill it” in November:

11/01 – ?, V, nothing 😢
11/02 – ?, V, nothing 😢
11/03 – ?, V, walking 🙂
11/04 – ?, M, nothing 😢
11/05 – ?, V, walking 🙂
11/06 – 209.0, V, walking 🙂
11/07 – ?, V, nothing 😢
11/08 – ?, V, nothing 😢
11/09 – ?, V, nothing 😢
11/10 – ?, M, hashing 🙂
11/11 – ?, V, hashing 😀
11/12 – ?, V, nothing 😢
11/13 – 208.4, V, walking 🙂
11/14 – ?, M, nothing 😢
11/15 – ?, V, trainer (55:00) 😁
11/16 – ?, V, nothing 😢
11/17 – ?, M, nothing 🤒
11/18 – ?, V, cycling 😀
11/19 – ?, V, nothing 😢
11/20 – 207.4, M, nothing 😢
11/21 – ?, V, nothing 😢
11/22 – ?, V, nothing 😢
11/23 – ?, V, nothing 😢
11/24 – ?, V, hiking 😁
11/25 – ?, V, hashing 😁
11/26 – ?, V, hashing 🙂
11/27 – 209.8, V, nothing 😢
11/28 – ?, M, nothing 😢
11/29 – ?, V, nothing 😢
11/30 – ?, M, nothing 😢

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It’s funny how one adjective can change my attitude. Yesterday I received mail from the High Museum that stated “As a new member…“; New? Who are you calling “new”?!?! I have been a member for at least twenty years! Anyway, I am going to see that Infinity Mirrors exhibit on Sunday at 4:00pm EST, and have one free ticket for anyone who claims it here and can meet Bonnie and me outside the High by 3:15pm EST Sunday. (Bonnie, 4:00 is the time printed on the ticket. Please forgive me if I told you earlier as I had put in my calendar incorrectly.)

I saw an intriguing play called “Knead” last night at the Hertz Stage of The Alliance Theater. One couple near me thought differently, leaving about 30 minutes into the 80-minute performance.

Congratulations to ATL UTD. Let’s hope they do better in their championship game than Arthur Blank’s other team did nearly two years ago.

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Used the “Soup” mode of the Instant Pot for the first time to make my rendition of that butternut squash soup last night; I added an entire can of coconut milk instead of 1/2 cup, a habanero pepper that I had on hand, and also some red curry paste. It was, and will continue to be, rather tasty.

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Tired, and moving slowly this morning. I am going to cherish my night at home tonight, doing chores, drinking hot chocolate, and watching “tv”. Who knows, I might be asleep by 8:30pm tonight.

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It’s so easy to be a bum and sleep late on these cold days. Today I am a bum.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 209.8 pounds (+2.4 from last week’s weigh-in); disappointing considering how much exercise and restraint from overeating I had last week.

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