Hashy Birthday To Me

What a difference a year makes
The evening of birthday number forty was spent eating a chef’s selection dinner in Las Vegas. The evening of birthday number forty-one was spent eating rice on my couch alone. Now before you scold me for whining, let me tell you that this was my decision.

Because the weather forecast for this weekend for almost every city within driving distance from Atlanta was the same as Atlanta’s, I decided not to flee the city. Instead I ran the Pine Lake 100 hash with 185 of my closest friends1. I chose to run the “eagle” trail, touted as a six-miler with no swamp crossing. It was hot, I could not get hydrated and had to walk more than I’d like. The only reason that I didn’t fear dying was that nobody ever dies on their birthday2. I was so tired when I got home from the hash around 8:15pm that I decided that I was going to stay at home. See, not whining…

On Sunday I was supposed to run the Black Sheep trail (way OTP in Canton!) but the blisters on my feet from Saturday convinced me not to run. For those keeping records I did drive the forty-plus miles to Canton in order to deliver the stats that I keep for the Black Sheep hash; I’m dependable that way.

1: okay, there must have been about fifty or more people there who I have never seen before
2: this is a made-up fact that I have not verified

And Prior To Hashing…
On Saturday morning I set out to join some Flickrites at the Lowe Gallery. The meeting was scheduled for 11:00am and I decided to get out of the house and head up there early so that I could snap a few shots around the Bennett Street area before everyone arrived.

Rear View Mirror

Unfortunately I got up there so early I was done with my shooting by about 10:00am, and I didn’t want to sit around in my car until everyone else arrived… so I went home.

Tour de Lance Floyd
I am already having Tour de France withdrawal. After following the Tour for three weeks my morning seems empty. At least now I can get myself out on my bike and not worry about being called a poser.

A Class Action Suit Settlement With Little Class
I’ve been a Sprint customer for a long time. The other day I was sent an email alerting me to the settlement of some class action suit against Sprint. Quick to see what sort of settlement had been determined I scanned the long and boring legal document looking for my options.

There were three choices from which I could choose one. The most astonishing of these options was

A one-time payment of $15 as long as I agree to extend my contract for two more years

Are you kidding me? They want me to extend my contract for two years for a measly $15? No thanks!

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Velvet Underground — “Heroin”
Website Of The DayTourist Remover looks like a neat app for magically removing people from your digital photographs.

If you ever want a quick glance of the sites I’ve picked for my Websites Of The Day, you can check them out on del.icio.us, my user name is InsideThePerimeter (go figure), and they are all tagged as “blogged.”

Exercise (b)Log – running/walking ~6 miles on Saturday

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to Hashy Birthday To Me

  1. Barb says:

    “no one ever dies on their birthday” – hmmmm – can that really be true? I might have to do some research. Glad you made it thru the day, you could have done the chicken-ish (as Niplets discribed it) trail, supposedly 3 miles. Found out too late, the ish meant lots of creek & swamp. I’m not sure about the 3 miles either. I love wet sand in my shoes for miles. Wheelhopper was fun, you really need to join us someday again.(I know, when it isn’t a Black Sheep weekend)

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Had I not been the holder of the Black Sheep stats on Sunday I would have ridden Wheelhopper this week, and made an effort to go to the picnic at Scream’s & Cheese’s house afterwards.

  3. tony says:

    read it and weep, “Barb”



  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Tony, do you have a URL for the eagle trail too? I’d like to see it if you do. Thanks!

  5. tony says:


    This is more or less what we reccied. Since I didn’t actually lay it on Sat, they may have done it a little differently, but prob not too far off. There is also prob a bit of extra distance due to trail squiggles I’m not taking into account … I’d bet it was 6.5 or thereabouts.

  6. Barb says:

    Tony – I am weeping…… I realize how slow I am when it involves swamps. Thanks for the map. And – in case you were wondering, that was sarcasm about loving wet sand in my shoes.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Thanks Tony.

  8. tony says:

    of course Barb … I know you save the real bitching for more important stuff …

  9. Barb says:

    MC has taught me well……. what can I say.

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