I was hoping things would be “normal” today. But, my coding didn’t go as well as I hoped (surprise, surprise) and though I spent ample time in the office this weekend I am still behind the eight ball. So today won’t be the return to form I predicted, though I do have a thing or two to say.
Red Hare, Fiery Lips
Oh, you think I speak of a woman, do you?
On Saturday (after working a few hours) I joined ITP-Reader Barb and her husband Allan at Red Hare Brewing for a brewery “tour.” I’ve tasted Red Hare’s beers at Taco Mac and have liked it well enough. At the brewery I had two samples of the IPA and single samples of their brown and porter. Red Hare is currently not bottling, so if you want to consume their offerings you need to find a bar/restaurant which is serving it.
Post-brewery the three of us went to Tasty China. Woo Hoo! There we ordered up a mess of food included some dry-fried green beans and ordered I crispy beef. My first choice entrees was explained to be something with pig intestines. “Luckily” for me they were out of them, so I switched to the crispy beef.
I’m here to tell you that Tasty China makes for an excellent tasty breakfast on Sundays.
Sunday Alcohol Purchase FAIL
After working for a while on Sunday I decided to head home and make some dinner (I’m calling it a “Pilgrim’s Pie” and will describe this concoction tomorrow). Though I knew of a handful of places that I could stop for dinner ingredients, I wanted to try buying alcohol at the Kroger in Sage Hill Shopping Center on a Sunday. It was to be my first Sunday purchase since the law changed, and I was fairly certain that this Kroger was inside City of Atlanta limits and would be selling. I was wrong. The Blue Law still whacked me over the head, but by the time I found out that this Kroger was still part of the Prohibition Zone I had a basketful of groceries and no desire to stop elsewhere.
Good thing alcohol is always stocked at the ITP Estate. 😉
It’s Like I’m Listening To Myself
I’ve started listening to Roderick On The Line. I’ve always considered Merlin Mann a kindred soul, but listening to his conversations with John Roderick has convinced me of this.
RealiTV Update: The Amazing Race – Wait, What?!?!
For the uninitiated, Spoilers Follow and I it should be known that I never stick around for the “scenes from our next episode”. I was rather surprised to find out (by reading it on Facebook of all places) that this season of The Amazing Race ended at Turner Field. Doing a handy bit of Googling I found out that the race ended on July 10, 2011, which was a Sunday and my records indicate that I was at Public Enema’s house watching the Tour de France that day. DANGEN!
HOW FUCKING COOL WOULD IT HAVE BEEN TO BE THERE AND SEE THE FINALE?!?!
AND IT ENDED A MERE THREE-MILES FROM THE ITP ESTATE!!!
WHY AM I STILL SHOUTING?!?!
This opportunity will never happen for me again and I blew it. Oh well, this is probably the last season of The Amazing Race that I’ll be following anyway…
All I wanted was a Pepsi. (+1 to those of you who know of what I reference)
Let me tell you one thing for certain. If you and I are a team on The Amazing Race and I am forced to do the Road
Block which requires me to walk across two hi-rise buildings on a tight rope, be prepared to finish in fourth place.
Hey Marcus, enough with the football metaphors! We get it, you used to play in the NFL (and apparently retired before the Colts won the Super Bowl).
It appeared that Team WWJDude saved all of their blunders for one leg, which unfortunately for them was not the fourth non-elimination leg this season. Charlie Chaplin? Seriously? Yes, you were dressed like Charlie Chaplin, but don’t you think that’s a bit obvious and out of context?
I was so hoping one of the teams (Team B-Average Joe specifically) would accidentally book a plane ticket to Panama City, Florida instead of Panama City, Panama.
In last night’s episode we learn the valuable lesson the being first is not always the best place to be. Team WWJDude was the first to the penultimate pre-finale Road Block and went on their own wild goose chase costing them a place in the finale. Their blunder would not have been costly if the other teams’ cab drivers hadn’t collaborated to get the other three teams to the Pit Stop because only Team I’m Sorry, Who Are You? was the only team of those three to not also jump on “Balboa” being the clue.
So there you have it, three teams left:
Team I’m Sorry, Who Are You?
Team B-Average Joe
Team Super Bowl Shuffle
I wonder of Team Super Bowl Shuffle spent enough time in The ATL to have given them a local’s advantage.
I’m not sure that I should watch the finale, because if Team B-Average Joe wins I am likely to throw something through the television. And to think that had I known the race ended here I could have made certain she didn’t finish in first place. LOL.