Slow start to the blogging year.
Change is underfoot. Since I failed to post yesterday I will declare my theme for 2014 today. I had two from which to choose:
- The Year of Living Dangerously
- The Year of Mobile Living
The former refers to the life-altering adventures I plan to take this year, the latter my desire to build a more mobile-enabled life for myself.
So I present to youâ€¦
“2014: The Year of Living Dangerously Mobile”.
It’s a work in progress.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Learn about local volunteering opportunities.
Volunteering can bring great benefits to your community, by providing help and services to those who can use it. But it can be a big help for you, too! Volunteering brings a sense of satisfaction, bolsters self-esteem, and can help you feel needed and valued. It also communicates to those around you that you care about the community in which you live. Finally, it allows you to learn new skills (or develop ones you already have) and meet new people.
I used to be quite the volunteer. Now, I’m a slacker.
“Oh Cheddarhead, Oh Cheddarhead” Or “Don’t Fence Me In”
An enormous gathering of hashers and non-hashers alike came together in Marietta to celebrate Cheddarhead XXV. You could tell the non-hashers from the hashers because the former were younger, cleaner, and wearing racist attire (I saw a “Hot Chocolate 15k” hoodie and a “Monday Night Brewing 10 Mile” t-shirt as well as a few others).
The pack ambled along I-75 until reaching the Wisconsin Beer Stop, and then around the neighborhood until the end (your keen scribe knew well of the ending house and took his gang of four on a shortcut to the end). My two hashing injuries both involve chain-link fencing — I scraped my left knee while walking over a downed fence, and I twisted my right knee contorting to go under a fence. I am suffering soreness, among other ailments mightily today.
I saw many-a-old hashing compadre yesterday, chatted about the old times, rekindled stories that seem to get more outrageous as the years pass.
The bowling gods were not on my side yesterday as I failed to summon the necessary skill to win the men’s division for a third time.
The driving gods weren’t on our side either as upon return to I-285 we (ITP-Reader Randy nor myself) weren’t paying attention and went West instead of East. Whoops! By the time we realized our error we were headed to Tucker via I-20. Good times. Good times.
ITP Flickr Pic
“Happy New Year”
Weird, Flickr has changed their embed HTML.
I just got pulled into a meeting for which I need to prepare.
Today’s Personal Project
Plan a better blog post for tomorrow. Changes here already, more on their way.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sore
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Recycling Resolutions: Almost half of us make the same New Yearâ€™s promises year after year. Guilty as charged.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – hashing/bowling
Morning Weigh-In – starts on Monday
TBD By Monday
2014 Goals: Measurable
TBD by Monday
2014 Goals: Unmeasurable
TBD by Monday
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2014
Oh, I see what Flickr has done now, they’ve made it possible for you to scroll through my Flickr stream. Hmm, I’m not sure how I feel about that. I may have to figure out how to link statically again starting tomorrow.
And for anyone interested in my New Year’s Eve outing, it was a blast. A few beers with my boss at Wing Factory after leaving work, followed by a long and hard nap, followed by my trip to The EARL for the Gringo Star / Turf War show. I was home by 1:15am.
BTW – one of those non-hashers showed yup at my house about 9pm, wondering if I had found a cell phone. I guess when I get home tonight I ought to walk around to look, but with all the help cleaning up, I’d assume if it was out there it would have already been found. I guess I need to post something on the AH4 website.
Good times yesterday, and I got my stair workout, I think I went up & down the stairs hundreds of times. I can feel it today. I’m finally going back to yoga tonight, I desperately need a good stretch.
Happy 2014 to all!
We ended the year by attending a lovely gathering of fox hunters (and spouses) hosted by our HVAC man and his wife. Departed the party in time to watch the ball drop from the comfort of our bed and the sounds of much gunfire and fireworks. Yippee.
2014 was kicked off by a trip to Huddle House, where the mizzus likes to show the staff (who know her on a first name basis) that she does in fact, have a husband!
Next stop was the Cheddarhead! What a great turnout. Chatted with several of the Atlanta Outdoor Club folks as well as many hashers I actual recognize and better yet, still recognized me! A brief trail, complete with a tunnel under I-75. Nice.
Beaver (and Mrs Beaver) did his normally spectacular job with all the victuals and I would comment on the fried cheese curds and poutine, but never stood in that line.
Bowling was a complete bust for me. I corrected my ball and hole choice from Saturdays’ recon mission, but the place was still dark as a cave because of “Cosmic” bowling, which we learned is corporate policy!! Don’t expcet to see my smiling face there any time soon. I did not break 100 and was low score for our little group. My, how the once mighty have fallen!! (emphasis on ONCE).
I’m thinking maybe we should do afternoon bowling sometime, maybe there we can get some lights?
(and – we really need little Miss K to join us again, I LOVED the rest of the story)
That would work. As I’m not sure of Ms K’s long-term plans I don’t know if her liver will have recovered in time to join us again. 😉
And if all goes to plan I will be trying one of those crockpot recipes this weekend.
I’d much rather go back to the place on Delk- at least they have lights! And poor Ms. K! That really was too funny. Rookie.
I saw the pictures for Cheddarhead, but I just couldn’t get myself to leave the warm confines of my house after the gym.
I did however, finally, get my car washed and cleaned out. Between all the moving and the trip north (with two dogs), it was in a state…so much better now.
Like I said I made it to the gym, washed the car, check out the current state of Knott Street (wow) and did shopping for ‘healthy’ food. Trying to get 2014 off to a good start.
NYE was laid back, Jerry, Jenka and I had burgers at The Drafting Table and called it an early night, I was a sleep before the clock struck midnight.
And surprise another rainy day in Atlanta!
I really, really like the Drafting Table! Such a cool pub.
If you all are willing to come in to Midtown Bowl, I’m in. I’m a really shitty bowler, but I love doing it!
I have still yet to make it to The Drafting Table.
Midtown Bowl is fine by me. I used to be a good bowler, now I just play one on TV.
I don’t even know where Midtown Bowl is, but I’m sure we could find it.
I don’t think any of us could be considered good bowlers anymore, I think you need to actually bowl occasionally to get to be good. (just like golf)
Midtown Bowl is on Monroe near I-85 (think “near Sweetwater Brewery”)
Oh, THAT one. Now I have it dialed in. Might just have to plan an outing if Jenka will join us.