The Joke Is On Me

The wifi at the office is down again so I must use my iPad to post.


I had a few ideas for pranking you, gentle ITP-Reader, but time is once again my enemy so I must just say hello.


Yesterday was a boring day in my life — work which is not going well, laundry, shitty buffet food, and a telephone chat with my mother — all while feeling less than stellar, before retiring early and waking up early to pack for my trip to Austin, Texas.

Tomorrow’s blog will eminate for the not-so-great state of Alabama, because I will be spending tonight in enemy territory (read “Tuscaloosa”). I was smart enough not to wear Gator gear today, and as long as I don’t slip with a “Go Gators” at anytime I believe that I will be okay.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to The Joke Is On Me

  1. Barb says:

    Get Cameron (Enema’s kid) to entertain you tonight in Tuscaloosa.

    We went over to Sope Creek to mtn bike last night, and to try to meet up with Sean (aka Jack@ss) we went the wrong way (it has a suggested route direction). He parked down near 285 at the bottom, we started from the top at the Paper Mill marking lot. It is amazing how many people feel the need to tell you that you are going the wrong way, like we didn’t know that. I started answering no we aren’t, its Tuesday, just to mess with them. It ended up being an almost 17 mile ride, though over half of that was on the road or the running path. I was beat, there are some good hills over there near the Chattahoochee.

  2. By the time I roll into Tuscaloosa I will be looking for nothing more than a bed. Well, maybe one beer and then a bed. I’ll still have a long haul ahead of me on tomorrow to make it to Austin.

  3. Steve says:

    So what did you rent for this expedition? And why aren’t you flying?

    To the dump, to the dump, to the dump, dump, dump I went. It is amazing how much crap one can acquire while owning a large piece of property. The first load of crap went to the dump yesterday and there should be another one later this week.

    My plan later today is to attempt a run. I say attempt, as I have gone upstairs a couple of times in the last few days and have felt my heart pounding in my ears. This radioactivity doesn’t help your VO2 Max.

    Once again, I’m asking about a fence party… next weekend, the 12th and 13th? Any takers?


  4. Barb says:

    I think we are wide open next weekend – let me ask Allan laer to be sure, I don’t think he has anything going on at the firehouse that I dont’ know about.
    We get back from St. Croix Thursday night.

  5. Martha says:

    I could do the 12th, the 13th I’m going to attempt a training run for Twisted Ankle. I mean I haven’t ran in 3 months, why not take on Becky’s Bluff and 10 miles of trails. What’s the worst thing that could happen?

    I say that, when I did actually twist my ankle this morning during bootcamp. We were doing some lateral ladder work, I tweaked my right ankle, cursed, started over and then really messed up the left one.

    A little excitement on Knott Street. The big fire truck came down the street, lights flashing but no siren. Stopped about 3 houses down, 2 guys got out (no gear, just t-shirts and pants), went around to the back yard, I don’t know if they went in the house…then they were gone in about 5 minutes…very strange but I guess it’s good it wasn’t anything serious.

  6. I rented whatever Hertz gives me this afternoon. I went for the cheapest thing they had, assuming gas mileage would be better, but this is a small Hertz facility so I won’t be surprised if I get a free “upgrade” instead.

    Flying was expensive and since I decided to tack on a couple of days pre-conference I figured that I’d need to rent a car anyway… The original plan was to leave bright and early tomorrow morning and drive all day, but I decided to get out of Dodge tonight instead and suffer the expense of another hotel night.

    I’m busy the night of the 12th but I could be a day-laborer that day or the 13th.

  7. Barb says:

    sounds like a typical fire dept call, like most of Allan’s stories about all the stupid things they have to check on. The driver stayed sitting in the rig, they always have at least 3 guys.

  8. Oh, and I could have picked a city further than Tuscaloosa but I am not sure what time I will be hitting the road, nor how much I will feel like driving. I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time alone in a car (seriously) as I have a ton of podcasts and audiobooks to listen to. Hopefully the car I get today will have a similar audio (bluetooth) setup that the last one had.

  9. bob says:

    Have fun in Austin, looking forward to the report. I really want to check it out someday.

    Steve, I am a maybe for that weekend. We will be “camping” in TN all week and supposed to meet my brother in Nashville that weekend. If they bail we will come home early and I can help out.

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