Fighting Fires

Metaphorical ones, not real ones here at work. We had a planned power outage this past weekend so I shut down my Mac. Upon reboot this morning neither the keyboard nor mouse were being recognized. After about ten minutes things magically worked, but there was a software update that required a reboot, and now the mouse is being recognized but the keyboard is not. Ugh.

I’m back from another lovely weekend at LEAF with the Raleigh Royalty. We met up on Friday and hung out together through what was a by-and-large great weather weekend. There was a smattering of light rain on Saturday night that literally put a damper on the evening, and the winds were high at times making things a bit chilly, but for an October weekend in Black Mountain we couldn’t ask for much more.

With the exception of picking up two new inexplicable scratches on the passenger’s side, the Jackmobile handled the trip well, even after I accidentally hit a curb driving home from a concert on Thursday night. Before you ask, no, I was drinking and driving, I just wasn’t paying close enough attention.

Of course today I am fighting allergies/a cold from being around dust and grass in cool weather.

ITP Flickr Pic
“And I Thought That I Was A Glutton For Punishment” (Black Mountain, North Carolina, US)
And I Thought That I Was A Glutton For Punishment
Not only did the mini-van (with a North Carolina license plate, I might add) have this sticker, it also sported a front license plate that said “#1 Jets Fan”. I wondered if the person had lost a bet.

In the background you can see some of the Fall colors; the darkness is my shadow along with one cast by the building next to which the minivan was parked.

All I Want For Christmas
Are new head coaches for the University of Florida Gators and the New York Jets. Both teams are once again mired in embarrassing seasons. Of course I’ll be buying myself the real things that I want for Christmas, but getting these would be an added bonus.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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3 Responses to Fighting Fires

  1. Barb says:

    we had a nice weekend –
    Friday, cooked a pizza on the Egg & hung out on the deck.

    Saturday, had a nice mountain bike ride at Allatoona Creek, since it is closed for hunting all of November & December. I really like those trails.

    Sunday – went to Black Sheep & carpooled with Deposit, Oops, Pissticide & HoPo. We had a full truck, but it was fun, the start was right on the Arabia Mtn trail out a few miles from the Monastery. (no, the trail didn’t go to the Monastery, but we saw the sign to it on the bike trail). Then talked Oops into Tasty China on the way home, he said he thought it would be too spicy. We ordered him shredded crispy beef, he now a Tasty china lover.

  2. It’s funny how I want to get back into hashing but keep going out of town on Black Sheep weekends. Oh well, at least the poison ivy should be gone by the time I really return. 🙂

  3. Barb says:

    it was an entertaining afternoon. But I’m actually not a fan of the live hare trail, they make the checks so hard, and if you aren’t with the big group at the beginning, it sucks trying to find trail.

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