Hashers Hashers Everywhere!

While at Krog Street tunnel yesterday I noticed the chalk arrows marking this year’s Wheelhopper hash‘s Spring Dress Ride. While seated at Brewhouse with my friend Maigh I saw “Tastes Like Shit” and “Comes On The Ceiling” sitting inside The Corner Tavern, and then “Blue Ball Special” and “Bone Hole” drove by and wound up taking the table next to us. All This before I met up with “I Know That Trick,” “Check My Bags,” and “Bag O’ Tricks” for dinner. Then this morning on my commute I was passed by an SUV with a North Carolina license plate sporting an On-On sticker. Like ants swarming free bread… hashers are everywhere.

I Ate At The Place That Was Next To The Goodwill Before The Goodwill Moved To Its New Location
On Saturday morning I ventured OTP to meet up with ITP-Reader Stacy (and hasher “Cheese Nips”) at the Marietta Diner. It had been some time since I’d seen Stacy and had originally proposed having breakfast followed by a photostroll, but unfortunately she had to work so the meetup was confined to breakfast.

However, a fine breakfast it was. I ordered what’s known as the “Marietta Diner Breakfast Special” consisting of eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and toast. Yum! I allowed myself this melange of food knowing that this weekend would be the last great feast weekend prior to starting my dedicated weight-loss program today.

I had also been given a free-standing hearth in Roswell head’s up from ITP-Reader Bob (and hasher “Check My Bags”) so after breakfast I went on a journey. While I was able to find the hearth by the time I got their it sat in complete shade and made for an uninteresting photo for my collection.

ITP Flickr Pic
Wha, what? A photo? Yep, I did a little shooting yesterday. Expect a photo each day this week.
Glamour Shot
Yesterday morning I exercised my Zoo Atlanta membership (see, I get some exercise). I got there early, although their stated 9:30am opening is not accurate as there were already people in the zoo when I arrived at 9:20am. Knowing I had limited time yesterday I made a bee-line to the animals which I wanted to shoot before the milfs and urchins mothers toting adorable children could get to them.

A Room Full Of Nerds, Just Like Me
On Saturday night I went to Variety Playhouse for the Paul and Storm / Jonathan Coulton show. Having been to one of these previously I knew the crowd in which I would be immersed. But even so I was a bit astonished by the amount of nerdatude being display. Screw you running types these are my people for amongst them I am incredibly svelte.

If you’d like my first-hand account of my opinions on the crowd check out my Twitter stream from Saturday night.

Hey I can mock, for I am once again one of “them.”

I Snoozed. While I Didn’t Exactly Lose, I Did Miss Out
At the end of last week I started kicking around the idea of picking up a Dell Mini 9 netbook to use as a “train computer” (for when I start riding Marta again) and to have around as I start doing more software development. By computer-standards the Mini 9 was “cheap” at about $250 and with a little finagling could run the Macintosh operating system too!

As I do with all electronic purchases I weighed cons versus pros, hemmed, hawed, came very close to buying and then backed off to “think it out” again. I decided to wait to at least today before pulling the trigger. On Saturday morning I read that Dell had made the decision to discontinue sales of their Mini 9. Oh well, I have plumbing to fix…

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – listening to last weekend’s “Sound Opinions” podcast
Website Of The Day – If you are a fan of animation then check out Pencilmation. There are some pretty entertaining animated shorts on that site.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing

Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 1 (1)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 0
Marta Rides – 0

June Goals
– lose four pound… plain and simple

2009 Goals
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeño Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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28 Responses to Hashers Hashers Everywhere!

  1. Stacy says:

    Yay! I like making your blog. Which means we need to hang out more often…with or without little personal-sized packs of breakfast syrrrrp! (no “u” in syrup, of course!)

    LOVE the panda – great shot!

  2. Barb says:

    While riding again on Sunday, I think that hearth on Hightower would have some sun in the later afterenoon/evening. (I think……) I’m also wondering if they are going to leave it in their front yard, or if they will tear it down. You might want to get back there sooner than later.

    That other one I sent you that is on Azalea, I think would be better later in the day as well. You could possibly get 2 hearths in the same day. Let me know if you understood where it is, I can probably give better directions from my computer that I gave you texting from my phone.

  3. I’m all for hanging out with my friends more often. It gives me a lot of great blogging material. πŸ™‚

    Thanks. The panda did everything but smile for me. He/She/It laid there, and occasionally changed poses. By the time I made my shots families started to arrive which told me it was time to scoot.

  4. I’ll try shooting both soon, Barb. I’ll let you know if I have difficulties finding the one on Azalea. Thanks.

  5. Stacy says:

    Speaking of…the current play that just opened at the Horizon looks pretty good!

  6. I’m available Friday night and the entirety of next week. What’s best for you?

  7. Stacy says:

    THIS Friday? Perfect! πŸ™‚ Brisket before?

  8. Yeah, this Friday (June 5th) is good. I’ll call today to make reservations. Brisket before would be fantastic! I’ll get back to you.

  9. Martha says:

    “Screw you running types these are my people for amongst them I am incredibly svelte”

    That is one of the few nice things about going home to Indiana. Amongst the meat and potato Midwestern crowd, I’m build like a freakn’ super model.

    I’ve been considering a netbook as well. Much easier to carry with me when I travel, I just need it to check email, facebook, ect. CompUSA has been sending me emails for the past two weeks where I can grab on for around $200. This month the need for a new lawn mower trumped a new toy. Maybe July, they are only going to get cheaper I would guess.

    As for the hearths I send you, I have no idea when would be a good time to shoot them. I’ll see if I can’t get the location of the third one if we head out again this week.

  10. Weather permitting I may venture out to see your hearths on Saturday. Of course I’ll probably lay some false trail out there too. πŸ™‚

    The Dell Mini 9 was chosen as “Netbook of 2008” so I was more than surprised that Dell discontinued it. I could buy one from there outlet but fear that they’ll be no parts if it breaks in the future.

    Computer pricing is always weird. For years I waited for a sub-$500 laptop. But, as the acceptable level of technology arrived the models which should have dropped in price were simply replaced with “better” specs at the same price range as their predecessors.

  11. Hey Martha, any good stories from Saturday’s East Atlanta Beer Festival?

  12. Stacy says:

    Martha, I feel the same way about Wisconsin! I go home and feel: wooooah, I’m SKINNY! πŸ™‚

    Cool, Paulie! Looking forward to it already!

  13. Martha says:

    Well it didn’t rain so there was no mud wrestling. It seems one of the ice trucks caught on fire. All in all it seemed like a pretty calm year. Jerry and I went to Gravity after…where he fell asleep in the both. He didn’t just nod off, he laid down on the bench and was out. So I stuck around ate my dinner, while he took his nap. Betsy had mentioned having folks over to her place, not sure if it happened.

    Great crowd, more food and the beer lasted longer this year. Jerry enjoyed his first EABF, maybe a little too much πŸ˜‰

  14. Sounds like it was a good time. I was home from my OTP journeys sometime in the early afternoon, took a nap and then headed out to the Jonathan Coulton show attempting to avoid the drunkards — especially those who felt invincible and crossed Flat Shoals with reckless abandon.

  15. bob says:

    Good to see ya yesterday Paulie, sorry Bag O Tricks was being such a butthole. He passed out on the way home so the crankiness can be attributed to tiredness. Laura was worried that your blog would have a title of “why to never have kids” or something πŸ™‚

  16. Hahaha! Bob it was great to see you two-and-a-half too. I toyed with the idea of posting a dummy blog post to have some fun with the little one’s meltdown. πŸ˜‰

  17. B-Bob says:

    Paulie – I will admit to ownership of the SUV with N.C. plates and the On-On sticker. So, if it was a mystery, it’s now solved. It should be more recognizable next month… I’ll have my “HOG MTN” vanity plate.

  18. That’s awesome Bob. I tried hard (read “sped to the toll booth”) to get a look at the driver (who I now know was you) to see if I recognized the person.

  19. Barb says:

    re: Bag o Tricks melt down – both MC & the newly named Denial of Service said that the child was really good for the most part during the hash – and you know, if MC says that, it couldn’t have been that bad…..
    But I’m guessing this melt down was later at dinner & MC wasn’t there. πŸ˜‰

  20. bob says:

    You are correct, Travis was great at the hash. He waited until diner with Paulie to become a butthole.

  21. Bag O’ Tricks was helping spread the concept of birth control — not that there is any concern of me impregnating anyone. As they say, it takes two to tango — and I haven’t been one-of-two in a long time.

    Which reminds me of a story… Guess who I saw when I entered a Goodwill on Friday afternoon?

  22. Debbie says:


    Steve got his birth control reminder from my great nephews this weekend. Compared to these little future felons, anything Travis might have dished up likely paled in comparison. In fact, we might need some Travis time to mellow Steve back out on the future of humanity… πŸ™‚ yeah, it was that bad.

  23. Barb says:

    There was a Goodwill next to the Marietta Diner?
    I love that “little future felons” – I’m going to use that to describe someone else very soon.

  24. Debbie: I’ll make it like “Wheel of Fortune.” The puzzle is: J_anni_ πŸ˜‰

    Barb, I actually saw her at the Goodwill in Northeast Plaza (where Cheddarhead started). There used to be a Goodwill next to Marietta Diner… it’s the one that moved to Roswell Road (Marietta).

  25. Barb says:

    I’m pretty sure I know the answer! Was she dragging a little screaming kid around with her?

  26. No little future felon was in tow. Also needless to say that I didn’t stay around to exchange pleasantries.

  27. Tasty Pie says:

    Zoo – I can’t find online proof, but I seem to remember that the zoo opens at 9.30 to the public, but lets members in from 9am.

  28. I thought it opened earlier for members (of which I am one), but couldn’t find any information confirming this either.

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