Not My Standard Year-Ender

In past years I’ve used the final post of the year to give a synopsis of my year. For 2007 it will suffice to say “It sucked!” Well, there was a fun trip to Arizona and two great weeks spent in Seattle and Canada. And I did really well financially. But other than that 2007 I don’t have much love for the year that was 2007. Time to move on…

Fifteen If By Day, Eight If By Night
If you ever fear being completely alone I have a perfect plan for you to implement.

First you have to agree to host a Sunday Runners’ event. The call of beer and bacon will bring these people out even when the weather is completely crappy (see also “yesterday’s weather”). Yesterday I had ten people come over and run, and another four who came over to eat my delicious food (the offer of free beer helped, I’m sure) along with fantastic unsolicited additions brought over by others (apparently my food is not as good as I thought).

The second part of that plan is to kick the Sunday Runners out so that you can shower and drive to Roswell to have dinner with friends. Be careful with this one however because people at this type of event often know your personal history even though they are generally three-sheets-to-the-wind when such history occurs. Last night’s excuse to get me to travel OTP was to see Laura, who went and got herself all knocked-up by her hubby Bob. I lost the “I traveled the furthest to get here game” because Raleighites (Raleighinians?) Lurking Lisa and Randy came in to visit as well. You’ve probably seen them hanging around the comments here, and my photo of their dog Sugar was my pick for best photo from April. Also in attendance for the dinner Barb (also a frequent commenter), her husband Allan who has no time for such nonsense as blogging, and MC (aka “Sonya”). I am proud to say that the meateaters outnumbered the vegetarians five to three.

ITP Flickr Pic
Did I mention that I was at one of the four sold-out Band Of Horses shows at The EARL this weekend?

Did I mention that I was one person away from the front of the stage? (next to that “annoying girl” who is too cute for words, is always kissing her boyfriend, getting wasted off her ass, and dancing wildly around singing to every song — I think you know the type)

Band Of Horses

Did I mention that I only brought my point-and-shoot camera because I didn’t think that there was any way that I would get close enough to get good shots of the band?

What Are You Doing On New Year’s Eve?
As for me, the answer will most likely be “staying home.” For me New Year’s Eve is a “couples event” (beaten only by Valentine’s Day). And, as you may guess from my year’s worth of blogging I am currently uncoupled. There is a chance that I’ll head somewhere. There is a chance that I might wander up to the East Atlanta Village. There is a chance that I will not. What ever you decide to do for New Year’s Eve please be careful and watch out for the people who shouldn’t be behind the wheel of a car.

There is a 100% chance that I will be at the annual Cheddarhead Day Hash put on by the Atlanta Hash House Harriers and Harriettes. I’ve got a bowling title to defend you know…

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – ready for change in 2008
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Los Campesinos! — “You! Me! Dancing!” and now Husker Du — “Could You Be The One?” (possible themes for 2008)
Website Of The Day – There are rare occasions that I wished we never moved from New York. Go see how New Yorkers will spend New Year’s at NYC New Year’s.
Exercise (b)Log – hashing, ~4 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 24.1 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 11

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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12 Responses to Not My Standard Year-Ender

  1. Steve says:

    Sorry we couldn’t make it out to the SMR. The monsoon showed no signs of letting up, and Debbie made it up to me with sausage gravy and biscuits!! And I need to congratulate you… you have more running miles this month than I do.

    We’ll see all next year at the Cheddarhead- don’t forget your bowling shirts!!

    -FP and YIW

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Biscuits and gravy….. mmmmmm. Can I request those for the first time you host at the farm? 🙂

  3. martha says:


    Being part of a couple is no guarantee…I had a boyfriend last year and spend the evening alone and I am seeing someone this year and we have not made plans…there is always Bean’s party.

    Thanks again for yesterday.


  4. Steve says:

    They are almost on our SMR menu. Hopefully, we’ll get a date for that run shortly- I’m still trying to find good running routes. We could always have the horses chase us around the pasture!


  5. Steve says:

    Proofreader- almost always on our SMR menu.

  6. martha says:

    Just an FYI…don’t try to make gravy with Soy milk 🙁

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Soy milk? What’s the point, I am going to through a pound of sausage into my gravy concoction, so why not go “whole-hog” and use real milk?

    I think tomorrow I will be attempting to recreate this year’s first breakfast

    My First Meal Of 2007

  8. Brody says:

    I’m with you on the 2007 suckage. I hope 2008 is great for you.

  9. martha says:

    I know (hanging her head in shame), soy milk…but it was all I had in the house. At least I didn’t use the veggie sasuage I have in the freezer.

    2007 was a REALLY tough year, lot of changes, some good (I did lose 20 pounds), some not so good and some that seemed bad at the time but are for the best. I’m hoping the new year starts off better than this one did.

    See you at Chedderhead 2008!!!

  10. Barb says:

    Paulie – even though I’m part of a couple, I’m single tonight for NYE as well. And – I think I received more party invites this year than ever. I’ll be attending the closest one to my OTP home, but it will be doubtful that I will stay out until midnight. Since I was ill (not hungover) for last year’s Cheddarhead, I need to be sure I can make it this year!

    And – it was fun having the old gang together last night, I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. We definitely need to get “the four horsemen” together more often. Hope you aren’t working all day.

  11. Lurking Lisa says:


    JR will ring in the NY alone too… you know me, I can NEVER stay up until 12 AM!
    I know you’re just plotting strategy to keep your bowling title. Rest up! I think that Slutty has a lot of pent up energy.

  12. martha says:

    Well it looks like I’ll be on my own tonight…let me know if you head to the village or want to grab some dinner.

    Also I just heard from Scott that Brix (the wine store in ERD) as all their beer 40% off…I’m meeting him there in a bit to check it out.

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