Every LEAF writes its own chapter in history. I thought this Fall’s version would be about the cold temperatures and not the gale-force winds on Saturday night / early Sunday morning that mangled numerous tents and canopies, snapping some trees, and destroying one festival tent. I heard there were some injuries, but I do not know any more about that.

I saw a great band (artist), Kishi Bashi, perform on Saturday night too. They (he) play a sold out show in his current home of Athens on November 3rd.

I know it was chilly here, the temperature inside the ITP Estate was only 64°F when I arrived home last night.

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Packing up for my semi-annual trip to Black Mountain, NC for the Lake Eden Arts Festival, aka “LEAF”. The winner of this year’s “Most Unfortunately-Named Performer” is “Mitch McConnell”, who I am assume is not this Mitch McConnell. 😉

Have a great weekend all.

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My day started out alright and I am going to see how long I can maintain a positive attitude. If you’ve read this space at all during the past fourteen years you know this can be a challenge for me. Wish me well…

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Monday: colonoscopy
Tuesday: laundry
Today: car dealership

Recently as I have performed low-speed stopping in the M6 the brakes sound bad with a grinding noise, and there is a rhythmic noise made as we (the car and I) come to a stop. Recall that I paid a lot of money recently to have the brakes replaced so today I am giving Hennessy Mazda another opportunity to look at them and make any necessary adjustments. If Hennessy fails, next week I will be taking the M6 and my “lifetime brake warranty” to another Mazda dealership for evaluation and repair. I hope it doesn’t need to go that far.

Yesterday I allowed myself to eat everything under the sun, today (some) common sense returns to my eating habits.

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With a clean bill of health regarding my colon it’s time to move on to start fixing the many other issues in my life. I’m starting small today by visiting the Waschsalon.

I thanked her in person yesterday but want to do so publicly, “Thanks for driving my and allaying my fears Bonnie”. And thanks to you, gentle reader, for being a friend of mine.

As hash haring often goes, last night’s Monday night trail used one of the three areas that Bonnie and I are considering for her virgin lay on Monday, November 5th. Yes, it will be Guy Fawkes Night, a night to remember!

Back to doing my laundry…

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 204.8 pounds (-1.8 from last week’s weigh-in); thanks colonoscopy prep!

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:oscopy day.

Saturday’s Porchfest was fantastic. The weather was perfect, the music was good, and the beer consumption was constant.

Yesterday I woke up hungry and have not had a bite to eat since waking at 6:00am. I was so desperate for flavor yesterday that I made it a meat day by eating chicken broth.

I’m hangry today! I’m ready for the procedure to be over so that I can eat again.

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Don’t know if it’s the onset of a little chilly weather or the affects of a stressful week, but I’m moving slowly today.

Also, driving without audio last night I could hear the M6 braking and it didn’t sound right. Just had brakes done a few weeks ago, may have to find time to go back.

Today starts low-fiber diet for Monday’s colonoscopy. Going to be an “interesting “ weekend…

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Well that was fun, right? Hope none of you suffered any damages.

Today I need to put my weekend pre-colonoscopy meal plan together. Weee!

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Unfortunately starting my day with a stop at my doctor’s office. Hoping this is just a overreaction visit for me, but given my family history…

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Still buzzing from last night’s amazing ITP Anniversary gala — free food and beer, and I was able to convince REM to get back together for one live performance! I’m surprised none of you attended… 🙂

Yesterday I paid someone to rid my carport of a yellow jacket nest. I sprayed the crap out of the remaining woodpile again this morning in hopes of getting it all out the carport tomorrow.

Last night I got a fantastic bit of exercise, walking three-plus miles to and from Eventide, plus “running” whatever distance the hash was. I’d be on top of the world today if my body would just stop hurting.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 206.6 pounds (-4.6 from last week’s weigh-in), I certainly don’t feel that “light”. I even weighed myself twice to ensure some degree of accuracy.

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