Priority Adjustment

It’s going to be an odd weekend…. I’ll be in Atlanta all weekend! This will be the first time this has happened in about a month. With one scheduled exception (Betsy’s 32+8 Birthday Shindig) I shall be having a weekend at home, pretending like I enjoy being a homeowner, cleaning and performing maintenance tasks. As it stands right now I am even planning on skipping Sunday’s Black Sheep Hash! I’m also skipping my company’s “Work Swap Day So That You Don’t Have To Work The Friday Following Thanksgiving” day tomorrow.

In Conclusion, My Pot Luck Lunch Scored A ‘D’
So here is the modified version of the recipe I followed.

  • 20 oz if dried mixed beans, soaked over night
  • 2 cups vegetable juice (I used V8)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 16 oz frozen mixed vegetables (beans, corn, carrots, peas)
  • 10 oz frozen onions
  • 7 oz frozen mushrooms
  • 1 cup frozen potatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • water

Soak beans overnight.
Drain beans and reserve soaking water.
Place beans into crock pot.
Add vegetable juice, soy sauce, apple juice, add enough water to cover beans and cook on high for two hours.
Add vegetables, bay leaves, pepper, basil, parsley, cook on high for four hours.

Sadly for me the beans never got as soft as I would have liked. The meal was edible, but not nearly as succulent as I wished.

Would you believe that I didn’t remember to take any photos? Not that photos of bean and vegetable stew are are that compelling…

Perhaps Georgia Tech And The Thrashers Should Have Home Games On A Thursday?
Traffic in this town is bad enough on its own, did we really need to add two sporting events which draw traffic downtown? My drive home last night was horrible at least until I got past North Avenue, where things opened up immensely. It took me over an hour to get from the Perimeter Mall area to North Avenue, and at that I considered myself lucky due to the amount of jockeying I had to do in order to get home.

City Planning / Sports Scheduling FAIL…

ITP Flickr Pic
Again the cupboard is bare. 🙁

Speaking Of Failure, Let Me Tell You About My Investments
Two weeks ago I though that the stock market was a bargain. Today I have lost a small assload of money. I guess it’s time to use the “Hold and Pray” investment strategy for a while.

On the positive note, I’ve opened an account with Delta Community Credit Union. So far my interactions with them have been pleasurable. When’s the last time you said that about your bank?

Busting My Holy Taco Cherry
I had no intention to go to last night’s EAV Buzz New Buzzer Meetup at Holy Taco, after all I am far from a new Buzzer. However, Betsy wanted to go and I wanted a reason to finally lose my Holy Taco cherry.

The “New” Buzzer Meetup was nearly 90% “Old” Buzzers like myself! LOL!!! I had two Holy Taco tacos, one brisket, one skirt steak (it was a meat day after all), and both were amazingly good. I’ve avoided Holy Taco because so many people said the food was fantastic and I didn’t want to be let down. Let down I was not, and I shall return for some grub in the future.

The End Of The “Shitty” Blog
I’ve not been too happy with my blogging recently. Time pressures have really cut back on the quality of this blog. Look for a return to quality starting next week — consider it a really early Christmas/Hanukkah gift.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – frustrated, that’s become the norm lately
Current Music – half-heartily listening to the Ruby on Rails training.
Website Of The Day – In these difficult economic times you may want to seek out new ways to save money. Try going online and printing out your own coupons at
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing

Foot Mileage – 15 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 21 (21)
Vegetarian Days – 14
Carnivorous Days – 6
Marta Rides – 0

Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4

November Goals
1) Lose no fewer than three pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 75 miles
4) Bike no fewer than 100 miles

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Priority Adjustment

  1. Gentri says:

    wankers, you should have called me!

  2. Dude, I haven’t seen you in ages. I assume from your photos you were out of the country or something?

  3. Gentri says:

    I know, I know… I’ve been/am crazy busy with the new house. and YES! yes! YES! Spent 9 days terrorizing Switzerland and south Germany! Flew over on my buddy Karl’s Miles and More miles to help him celebrate being 40 years young! I was then able to hang with my host sister (from 20 years ago when I was an exchange student in Germany) in Munich, plus visiting a few other mutual friends in Bern and Freiburg… it wasn’t very relaxing, honestly! but I was able to see my host father who has been battling cancer… he looked good and it was so cool, because it was like I had never been away! Hiking in the Swiss Alps was amazing… actually, the whole trip rocked! I am very lucky!

  4. Martha says:

    I got Betsy’s message just as I was leaving for Little 5…my phone is FUBAR, it keeps just shutting off…new one was ordered yesterday.

    I was going to swing by, after L5P, but didn’t think I could take mexican for the third time in 24 hours.

    Funny side story, I’m waiting at the bar in Sabrosa and tried to order a beer, the guy carded me and I realized I didn’t have my wallet/ID…he woudn’t serve me! Ha, I’ve never been so flattered…he’s appologizing to me and I can’t stop giggling. I did get my beer after my friend showed and we got a table inside, thank goodness for 21 yo waiter who think everyone is old.

    Traffic was miserable last night, no less than 5 accidents on the connector as I was driving home and I left the office at 4!

  5. Barb says:

    We actually came ITP last night to go visit Mango & Kat, and we were in that traffic too. AND, even better, well, not really, there was some sort of accident on the connector late that evening, so it took us an hour to get home (10PM-11PM) then as well.
    Damn, there is a reason I never leave Marietta, and I get reminded about it everytime I try to come into the city. I had forgotten about the Thrasher game, I knew the Georgia Tech game wasn’t over yet, but I guess those wimpy fans couldn’t handle the cold.

  6. Michelle says:

    I’ve been a member of the Delta Community Credit Union since 1990 when it was known as the Delta Employees Credit Union. I was living in Oklahoma at the time and used to send my check deposits in via Delta company mail, ha ha!

    The DCCU has served me well as I moved from Oklahoma to San Francisco to Washington, DC to San Francisco and finally to Atlanta. All Delta employees I know agree that the service received from the DCCU is top-notch and you don’t get charged *#&*! fees for every little thing like you do at a bank.

    I’ve taken out several loans over the years there (including one for the car I am presently driving).

    Paulie, I hope you like the DCCU as much as I have for the past 18 years….

  7. Smoove D says:

    Paulie said, “City Planning / Sports Scheduling FAIL…”

    I would argue that since both events are accessible via clean, modern, and (for the most part) timely heavy rail (Phillips moreso than Bobby Dodd), that this was a mode choice fail on the part of attendees.

    In related news, I was at that Thashers game and based on the embarrassingly low attendance I doubt the game had fuck all to do with the traffic situation. The building might’ve been 25 percent full.

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