Some Plans Are Meant To Be Altered

The Plan was to have everything ready to go to Lake Hartwell, attempt to sneak out of work early in hopes of avoiding traffic, and spend the entire weekend with the hash. This morning it was evident that I was in no way ready for the trip so the decision to put my departure off until tomorrow morning was an easy one.

Laundry, Grits, And Me
Why am I not ready?

I have laundry that is half done from Thursday morning. I really need to finish this load so that it doesn’t get moldy sitting in the washing machine.

I am responsible for preparing Andouille Cheese Grits With Crawfish Sauce for tomorrow night’s dinner. One of the steps in the process is to refrigerate the grit cakes so that they can firm up, therefore I’d like to make them tonight and refrigerate overnight. Did I mention that I’ve yet to visit the grocery store and pick up the necessary ingredients? Yep, I’m behind…

Truth be told, it might do my mind and body good to spend some time alone and not drink myself silly — which is what will happen to me at Lake Hartwell since I won’t have to drive anywhere when up there.

Let The World Know That I Don’t Recognize The 1919 Baseball Season!
I nearly cost “Meet The Hashers” our rightful spot at top of the heap for Thursday night Team Trivia at Raging Burrito in Decatur.

Last night I managed to break through traffic and make it to Decatur by 6:30pm. With ninety minutes to kill before the start of trivia I high-tailed it to the Brick Store Pub for one, or perhaps two, pints of beer. I started with a new Sweetwater ESB called “Motor Boat” which was quite delicious and at 7% ABV it packed a decent punch. I followed that beer with a Wells Bombardier. But this was not what nearly cost us….

As the “sports guy” on the trivia team I sometimes get a little too much credit for my sports answers. Did I mention that I had two powerful beers before the game started? Did I mention that I was drinking one more during the game? One of the sports questions last night was “Within ten minutes what is the record for the shortest nine-inning baseball game?” Knowing that an average game lasts approximately three hours, I figured the answer was somewhere around one-hour fifty-minutes. With much fervor one of my teammates argued that the shortest game was under an hour. I scoffed. Apparently in 1919 two teams played a nine-inning game in fifty-one minutes. Also in 1919 the Chicago “Black Sox” scandal occurred, therefore I think that the entire year should be struck from the record books. I wonder what the second longest game was? I’d guess that it must be sometime around one-hour fifty-minutes. 😉

Luckily for me we managed to answer the final question correctly and leapfrog the team who had been ahead of us going into the final question. First place was ours again! Meet The Hashers takes no prisoners.

ITP Flickr Pics
Take two, they’re small.

I still have nothing new (shame on me for enjoying myself at the Brick Store Pub instead of walking around Decatur shooting) so enjoy this panorama that I took in Colorado.
From Here They Look Like Ants
Click the panorama to see a larger version.

Oh what the hell, you’ve been a good reader. Here is something I saw on Choice Hotels’ website.

Who Says We Need An Editer?

I have an incredible knack of seeing misspellings. If only proofreading paid a decent wage….

That Man Has One Set Of Huge Balls
Lance Armstrong is supposedly coming out of retirement to ride in the 2009 Tour de France. I think The Onion‘s title says it best “Bored Man To Participate In 2,200 Mile Bike Race”

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – bummed that I’m not headed to Lake Hartwell tonight, but the night at home will be good for me.
Current Music – listening to the latest Net@Night podcast
Website Of The Day – Somebody is thinking about having one of his photos printed. Somebody is going to use Mpix to get this done.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 7.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 73 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 5 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4

September Goals
No idea

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Some Plans Are Meant To Be Altered

  1. Martha says:

    It seems like getting to Hartwell is problematic for several of us this year.

    *apparently so is spelling problematic this morning 🙁

  2. Wait, did I misspell something? I thought I checked thoroughly since I was mocking someone else’s spelling. 😉

    Also, I forgot to mention that my Moo business cards arrived yesterday. The color could use a little more punch, and I need to re-think the text side, but all in all I like them.

  3. Martha says:

    No, it took me about 4 times to spell that stupid word. I’ve had a headache going on four days and the meds are making me a little ditzy(ier).

    So was it the ‘lost’ set or the replacement set that showed up? Or do you care. Maybe I can check one out Monday after the run.

  4. It was the “lost” set that arrived — at least from looking at the ZIP code. Now I feel a bit shitty knowing that another set is headed my way. Oh well, this earned them some additional customer loyalty and I am sure that I’ll place another order with them soon because if it.

    I’ll have them with me on Monday if you care to see.

  5. Barb says:

    I was just looking at the recipe for the grits – I sure hope you don’t have to use Chinese Crawfish….. Emeril will not be happy.
    Looks good though, I hate to be missing it. How many times are you doubling, tripling that recipe? You have your work cut out for you tonight.

  6. Hmmm, the system lost the comment that I sent from my phone…

    Barb, I plan to use Chinese Shrimp. That shouldn’t make Emeril mad. 🙂

    I plan to make two batches.
    – a double batch full of meaty goodness
    – a single batch for those whose stomach can’t stomach the meat.

    I might also make or bring the ingredients for jambalaya for funsies.

    It’s too bad you and Allan won’t be there.

  7. Gentri says:

    You’ll probably pass me on the way up to Hartwell tomorrow morning, I have also decided that this year I need to be productive at home… but that won’t stop me from drinking tonight! 😉 I’ve got a Maudite with my name on it!

    Lookin’ fwd to the food however, it sounds very yummy (cooking is also an acceptable reason to be late… cookin’ for a million hashers is hard work!)

    Ha! 2 sets are better than one! Maybe the new set will have more color “punch”!

    Give me a shout if you need me to drag anything up for you… Andy’s driving, I’ll have him swing by.

  8. With any luck I’ll be up that way by daybreak for the Golden Light.

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