Had my first real failure with an Instant Pot recipe last night — mac and cheese with hidden cauliflower; the dish was bland and the noodles were over-cooked. It was so disappointing that I have already deleted the recipe from my recipe app and am considering tossing the leftovers. Barb, you are off the hook! 🙂

Last night I also realized that Christmas is six days away and that this year I probably won’t obtain any Christmas spirit. That being said, here is some music on Spotify to which you can listen down the homestretch:

Paste 2018 Holiday Playlist

Bloodshot Records’ “13 Days of Xmas”

Greg Hawkes’ (yes, the guy who played keyboard in The Cars) “Jingle Ukes”

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At the Waschsalon this morning. Last night’s caroling was okay, though I never got onto the swing of singing and the end, Fellini’s in Candler Park, was a bit of a cluster for such a large group (25 perhaps?).

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 211.6 pounds (+2.0 from last week’s weigh-in); I feared today’s weigh-in realizing how much merry I had been making during the last week.

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Wouldn’t let the dank spoil my fun. Went to The EARL on Friday night for an evening of Christmas tunes. Yesterday I joined a group of Urban Explorers for a slow bike ride from Lindbergh Station to New Realm Brewery.

Tonight I will join the hashers who will once-again attempt to sing Christmas carols to unexpected homeowners. How is that not a show on Bravo yet?

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Taking a long weekend.

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WordPress auto-updated to version 4.9.9 even though version 5.0.1 is now available. I’ll never understand how blogging software works.

Have eaten twice at a Tasty-China-like restaurant called “Yummy Spicy Gourmet” on Buford Highway. It serves really good food, not as inexpensive however. Found out that Tasty China now has an ITP location on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. So much Szechuan…

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It’s all yours today.

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Went hashing around midtown in the drizzle and cold last night. If I don’t get sick this week it’ll be a Christmas miracle.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 209.6 pounds (+0.4 from last week’s weigh-in); I didn’t feel confident about my weigh-in today, and I was right.

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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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