2022-06-29

I am tired of being depressed and angry.
I miss happiness.
There is no end in sight for the former, and no ship on the horizon to bring back the latter.

While I realize that this may lead to the end of this blog, posts for the foreseeable future will be nothing but Wordle updates. I have nothing else left to give.

I solved today’s Wordle on my last attempt; my starter today was HURTS

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2022-06-28

My rain gauge caught 3.5″ of rain yesterday. Yowza. My weekend plans involve camping, and the weather forecast I am seeing now looks much worse than when I made the reservation. I can cancel today and not incur a $10 fee, though I might gamble and wait to see what the weekend weather forecast looks like on Thursday.

I started rewatching season one of “Only Murders in the Building” yesterday in anticipation of season two’s release today. I find myself relating to the Steve Martin character this time around.

Rumor has it that The Highlander might not be dead in the water after all! Time will tell…

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

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 186.4 pounds (+0.8 from my weigh-in two weeks ago); time to reverse this upward trend.

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2022-06-27

Twelve weeks of unhappiness have gone by, where does the time go? When I can put it all out of my mind I am getting by, but depression and anger continue to creep in when I think about the past three-plus months.

I heard The Highlander closed this month, after thirty years in business. I have twenty-seven years of fond memories at that place. I now wish I had chosen it as the end for my final Wee Has Risen Moonlite hash in April.

My latest health annoyances, the chalazion on my eyelid and the bump which has appeared on my chin recently, are bugging me lately. I may have to have the chalazion remedied this year, even though I know that will be painful.

This week’s weather forecast looks better for WLF than for my bike riding efforts; Black Jack may need to be mounted on the trainer so I can spin the wheels this week. I’m not looking forward to the long 4th of July weekend. Since I cannot emotionally handle doing any of the hash activities, I have made plans to get away again.

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

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2022-06-24

Change of plans, headed homeward.

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

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2022-06-23

It was probably good for me to have little internet or cell service, it kept me from doing things I really wanted to do, but shouldn’t.

This trip is a mere temporary escape from my reality however, and it hasn’t put much of a dent into lessening my sadness. If anything it has reinforced the serious challenges that I will face in order to regain happiness. I have one more destination on this journey before I head home, clean up WLF after a week of neglect, and start planning my next escape from reality. It’s weird to think how different 2022 has become from what I anticipated during the first quarter of the year, with many emotional hurdles still ahead of me.

Oh, hi. I have unexpectedly popped into the closest town for lunch and have a smattering of cell service. I will have cell service again at some time tomorrow, though I don’t know when. By the time that I do it may be too late to post anything.

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

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2022-06-22

Still here…

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2022-06-20

Perhaps like Icarus I flew too close to the sun by staying in Clayton, thus resurfacing bad memories. But Clayton is situated perfectly for where I am headed next.

I had the most amazing 42 mile bike ride yesterday morning, and yet by the afternoon I was in my hotel room depressed. I still feel like the loser…

Sonnabitch, yesterday’s Wordle answer was LOSER? I could have finally gotten it in one; instead I solved it in four.

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

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2022-06-17

This heat is as brutal as the stock market…

Trying to figure out how a nearly 57 year old man, who is admittedly not the best looking thing around, can meet a single woman between 45-57, who likes beer/breweries, road cycling, (car) camping, is not a hasher (since I am on hiatus), listens to indie rock and attends small venue concerts, doesn’t have/want tattoos nor children, is not religious, and with whom I have a mutual physical attraction. Geographic Desirability is a huge bonus. I know that there are women like this out there, but they are few and very far between.

See my dilemma now?

I really hate my current situation, am not enjoying living like this again, and don’t know how I am going to change it.

Understand why I am depressed?

Fear not, you won’t get any of this drivel next week. Follow me on Strava (or maybe Instagram) to find out where I am, and what I am doing. This space will only have my Wordle updates, assuming that I have cell service.

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

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2022-06-16

Watched an episode of “That’s My Time with David Letterman” at Betsy’s last night, thought it was pretty good.

A terrible night of sleep and aching legs have already altered my day, postponing the morning Stone Mountain bike ride I was going to take until tomorrow.

I can’t wait for the first time I once again experience a genuine smile and laugh. Being sad all of the time sucks.

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

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2022-06-15

Sweltering twenty-mile ride last night. When I was done my kit was as wet as if I had jumped into a lake.

I have found a replacement for the “Great British Bake Off”, it’s called “Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year”. It’s a British competition painting show with the same mood as GBBO. Thus far I have watched the seasons from 2916 and 2017 free with ads using the Tubi app; I am not sure if the show survived the pandemic, but I guess I will eventually find out.

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

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