Well, It’s Over

When you read this I might be on my way homeor I may have arrived and am dead tired.

Forget About Friday
I considered pasting Friday’s post here, but that’s now ancient history.

ITP Flickr Pic
I’ll have more to share this week, but frequent ITP readers might find this one humorous.
If You Know Me Well

At The Hash
I saw a few Atlanta folks at registration but hit the mother lode when I arrived for dinner.

“Wee!” I heard, and there were a dozen or so of the Atlanta hashers with whom I used to hash and will again going forward.

Friday night I drank too much beer and by 1am I was actually dancing prior to catching the shuttle bus back to my hotel. Thankfully I don’t think there were any video cameras in action. 😉

I also managed to hurt my right foot on Friday night — stumbling while climbing the stairs from the bathroom — stupid beer. 🙂

On Saturday I walked the DC Men’s hash which took us around the Waterloo battlefield. It was a lovely four-mile walk.

Saturday night was much more subdued; I got back to the hotel around 10:30pm.

Yesterday, hurting foot be damned, I ran the Black Sheep Hash. The Black Sheep hash was fun, and had its fair share of deep-black mud; my shoes will live out the rest of their life in a European landfill.

Isn’t It Ironic
I put the bottle of wine I purchased in Bamberg into the refrigerator in Brussels with all intention of drinking it.

Then I realized that I had no corkscrew, so I bought a cheap one at the nearby Carrefour Express.

The I noticed that the bottle has a screw-off cap.

Then I never was in the mood to drink Riesling.

The unopened bottle is in my luggage, let’s see if it survives the journey.

Is It The Current?
I may figured out that my iPhone has been acting crazy only when it’s plugged in to a wall socket. I have a EU-approved outlet converter, into which is plugged an official Apple wall wort, into which I have a third-party lightning bolt cable.

When plugged in typing becomes erratic and screen taps are inaccurate. When not plugged in everything seems to be normal, well as normal as things get for me.

I Am Ready To Return
This has been quite the experience for me, but I am ready to return home.

Since I have never really been a long-term traveler I have found that this feeling of “This has been fun but I think I am ready for it to be over” is not uncommon.

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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7 Responses to Well, It’s Over

  1. Steve says:

    Dancing? And no cameras? WTF, O? Sounds like a good time.

    Let’s see.. painting (suprise!) yard work, gutter repair and some bike riding. I don’t know why I thought it would be a good idea to start my ride yesterday just after noon. 90 and I was no more than around the corner when my legs began to complain. I could feel they had been up and down stairs all day and were tired, but thought they would warm up- they didn’t. 24 miles later, stick a fork in, because I was done!

    We did have dinner Saturday evening at a Thai place that has a sushi bar- pretty good, then went to hear some friends in a band with a bunch of horsey types. Both the restaurant and bar would be walking distance from a potential new house we are looking at… 🙂

    I’m sure it’s only because you aren’t in front of your calendar, but today would be Lisa Cheese’s birthday! She reminded me last night of seranading her 14 years ago… I can’t remember who else was in our group- been a long time!!

    -FP

  2. Barb says:

    So, we have another new person today at the office, so we have 4 people with any experince, and now 8 people with less than 6 months.Iits so fun here….
    But – a few of the new folks actually seem to be really smart & on the ball, so maybe, just maybe life will get back to normal here. And, most are in therei 20s, so it is kind of fun having young people around. I’ve got 1 girl who is ready totally ready be a hasher, I just gotta find time to get here out to the hash.

  3. bob says:

    Glad your trip went well, sounds like you had a real good time.

    We got all our crap moved in over the weekend, now we just need to find a spot for it all. I’m already tired of moving , at least now it is just organizing and there is an end in sight. The new house is larger though so we may have some vacant parts for a while.

    Steve and Debbie, we will have a mountain of boxes for you if you need them.

  4. Steve says:

    We’re a go for boxes!! We just need to figure out a time when we can meet up and do the transfusion.

    We want to start packing, but don’t currently have any downstairs space for packed boxes, and I’m trying not to carry them UPstairs!

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Awaiting US Customs clearance. Flight had at least eight other Atlanta hashers on board.

  6. Barb says:

    good times. Say everything right!!!

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    On MARTA headed to my car at Perimeter so I can sit in traffic while driving home. Guess I didn’t plan this well. :/

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