2023-01-30

One of the last things I expected to encounter on Saturday night was the M6’s goddamn TMPS alarm going off on my drive home from meeting my buddies in Chamblee. I woke up yesterday and checked the pressure in each tire, and if you can believe it, I discovered that after only one day one of the tires has a fucking nail embedded it. FFS, it’s not like I am driving around construction sites or anything like that. I am returning to Discount Tire this morning, hopefully the insurance I purchased will mean that they will patch it for free. I wasn’t feeling physically/emotionally great before discovering this new problem, and this turn of events really derailed my day.

One good thing to happen this weekend was discovering a little library that also is a jigsaw puzzle swap! I grabbed a free puzzle on my walk, and will return it when I am done, as well as the one I completed a few weeks ago to keep the cycle going.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was TREAD, apropos for all of the tire nonsense with which I am dealing.

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2023-01-27

Did a five mile walk yesterday. This weather has not been conducive to the thought of outdoor bike riding (but has not stopped the hardcore, so I guess that I am not hardcore), and look, more rain is predicted for next week.

I experimented with dinner last night, making a baked pasta dish. The experiment came by not boiling the pasta prior to baking it. I have done a similar magic trick using the Instant Pot, but wanted to try using the stove. Conclusion? I should have baked it without the lid, because in order to drive off the water I needed to bake it an additional twenty minutes, which did not help the texture of the final product. Oh well, at least it was an edible failure.

Off to get expensive new tires for the M6. I’m bringing my laptop with me, because at the rate I am burning through my savings I am going to need to earn an income again.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was GUILE, admittedly a low-percentage word for getting Wordle In One.

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2023-01-26

It wasn’t until it was too late that I realized I never read my daily short story yesterday. Oh well, streak broken, perhaps I will start a new one today. At least I feel as if I had a good excuse, I was busy working on my “homework”, went out for a 4.5 mile walk, and went over to Betsy’s for dinner.

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was CAMEO

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2023-01-25

I’d like to tell you at what time the Department of Watershed Management finished their job and reinstated my water, but I have no idea because they never told anyone. At 6:30pm I wandered down toward the job site, and upon seeing vehicles driving past had a good feeling that they had finished and cleared out. Of this I was correct, and when I returned home I was able to purge the air and dirty water from the ITP Estate’s pipes and resume life as “normal”.

If you live in the southeast of the US the rain is a’comin, or has come and gone by the time you read this. It seems that we’ve had a very wet winter. I probably could have filled three rain barrels with what has fallen in the past three months, sadly I have but one.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was SLICE

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2023-01-24

I don’t know how I did it, but either either burned my tongue or had an adverse reaction to something I ate because after lunch I had a spot which hurt. Of course this led me to prod it constantly with my teeth, thus irritating it further. My body is so unusual.

Today I will continue to work on my professional practice homework for the Stanford iOS class CS193p along which I am following; the current assignment is a single player version of a game called Set. As I take this class I will also work on my Wordle clone, and then start adding some apps which require networking, etc. to my portfolio. None of these apps will be what makes me income, but hopefully they will lead to a position that will.

I solved today’s Wordle in two attempts; my starter today was ASCOT

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 195.8 pounds (-0.8 from last week’s weigh-in); still need less food and beer, and more exercise.

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2023-01-23

It was not a bad weekend, but nothing monumental. I did make a big batch of soup (chickpea/potato/spinach) using a recipe from one of my cookbooks; much like the rest of the weekend it wasn’t bad, but nothing monumental.

The most surprising thing to happen this weekend, in my opinion, was getting 2″ or rain over Saturday night / Sunday morning.

The most disappointing thing to happen this weekend, in my opinion, was the dismal 7-1 loss suffered by Werder Bremen. At least I didn’t spend a lot of time watching the game.

I need to get more exercise, including but not limited to, riding my bicycle.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was TALES

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2023-01-20

Did a little day drinking yesterday at New Realm (where parking is no longer free, but I found a street space), and then Manuel’s Tavern. Not surprisingly, I passed out early last night.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was ARISE

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2023-01-19

I put in a not-so-successful workman like effort yesterday with the raised bed. While I failed to get the raised bed area leveled so that I could set the container in place and fill it with soil, I did get out some of the frustrations caused by the effort by removing the stump of a large bush that used to live in that soil. I am hoping to rectify my farming deficiencies this year so that WLF can provide an abundance of food.

I was sound asleep by 9:30pm last night, one of the hazards of waking as early as I do (often not purposely), even when I get a good nap in the afternoon.

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was GUEST. I had to ensure success by fishing for letters when my third guess was proven to be wrong. At least this time my wrong guess has yet to be a previous Wordle answer.

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2023-01-18

Got distracted often by my jigsaw puzzle yesterday and didn’t get nearly enough tasks accomplished. I did manage to construct the raised garden bed that was delivered yesterday. I was hoping to get it installed today, but don’t know if I am feeling ambitious enough to make a trip up to Lowe’s to buy the necessary items to complete the project.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was TRAMP

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2023-01-17

Need to adult and get some nagging shit done starting today.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was BEAST

Tuesday Take of the Tape: 196.6 pounds (+0.4 from last week’s weigh-in); a little too much MLK Day imbibing perhaps.

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