Weekend In Limbo

With arctic air covering the Southeast I know one thing for certain, I shan’t be mounting my bike and riding this weekend (“How is that from almost every other weekend?” I can hear you ask. Sadly, it’s not.). One day I should probably reach out to Little Willie and ask for my trainer back. I lent the trainer to him so he could recover from his knee surgery a few years ago; apparently he’s as efficient at returning things as I am. I think the theme of this weekend will be “Try New Things”, you know like being a responsible homeowner. Heeeeeey Ooooooooh! I’m here alls the week…

I Went, I Gave, I Helped
I made two donations yesterday in support of Georgia Gives Day. I gave to Goethe Institut (if you don’t know why you haven’t been paying close enough attention), as well as to my beloved Horizon Theatre. The latter contribution, along with all others who donated from 8-9am, also helped them win an additional $250 during their assigned “Power Hour” drawing. Huzzah!

In looking through the list of charities on the Georgia Gives Day website I am bothered by the number of pet/animal rescue organizations out there. I’m not bothered that they exist, I’m bothered that they have to exist.

I would have made more donations yesterday but I have already donated to a few of my favorite charities earlier this year and am not made of money.

Their Money Must Grow On Trees Now
I heard that the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be opening a new garden in Gainesville, Georgia. While good for those who live northeast of the city I certainly won’t be donating any of my disposable income to ABG since they obviously have enough to expand to open a garden far enough away for me to ever visit.

Oh, Costco
I needed a night alone last night so I left work and headed directly to Costco. If I were less hungry and in a better mindset I would have popped into the nearby LA Fitness before shopping, but that didn’t fit my schedule.

After eating my dinner consisting to a slice of pizza and a Pepsi, $2.76, I roamed the aisles talking myself out of buying things I don’t need while trying to justify buying a larger-than-needed quantity of those I did.

I have to admit it, I actually love shopping at Costco and am thrilled that I rejoined this year.

By the time I arrived home, after wading through annoying traffic, put away all of the goods purchased, I did a few things on my computer, caught up on Top Chef, and then dozed off to sleep under a serious amount of covers.

Looking forward to seeing some of you at Red Hare Brewing and then Tasty China. The spiciness of Tasty China will be much welcomed tonight.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to Weekend In Limbo

  1. Barb says:

    I went to Sam’s yesterday, I’m not their typical shopper, I bought 3 items, and picked up a prescription. I didn’t wander around much at all.

    Not sure if any of my co-workers will show up at Red Hare tonight, I think they may all talk a good game, but we will see…….

    And, I caught up on Survivor last night, I don’t think anyone reading here is watching, this year really isn’t interesting me all that much. One of the Twinnies is still there, but they don’t give her all that much air time, so that makes me happy. Her voice is so annoying.

  2. Steve says:

    Do get your trainer back. I think it would give you something to do at home on those days you don’t feel like going to LAF.

    I’m hoping to get out on my bike some this weekend- Debbie’s friend Libby has us scheduled to join her at Calloway for a “bikes only” evening ride on Sunday, but I think the rain will put the kybosh on that.

    And there is my favorite chore of all this weekend- housecleaning! yippee.

    Looking forward to seeing those who make the trek to Red Hare tonight. Our need for some TC love has gone on for too long unsatisfied.


  3. Martha says:

    I just joing Costco for the first time this week. We have been discussing it for some time, a JumpSport rebounder for $100 off sealed the deal. Might actually go into the store this weekend.

    Not much on tap otherwise, we got a new guest bed yesterday so we need to move some furniture and a little IM Kona viewing party tomorrow afternoon. I think some of you know my neighbor and friend Malissa Piersol. She qualified for Kona this year, about 8 or 9 weeks before the big day, she was in a pretty bad cycling accident resulting in a clavicle fracture, 5 broken ribs, puctured lung & very small vertebral fracture. Not only did she make it to the starting line, she was the last person to cross the finish line in the time limit.

    Also, I just finished binge watching Eureka and Warehouse 13…I’m open to suggestions as to what I should try next.

  4. I’m such a lazy computer nerd that I was trying to figure out what “Internet Message” Kona was as I read the rest of your comment. 🙂

  5. Barb says:

    wow Martha – 2 months before having that accident & she still did the race? that’s amazing.

    and – for the record, I’d rather be a Costco member, but Sam’s is so much more convenient for me.

  6. Debbie says:

    Newnan needs a Costco and Trader Joes in the worst way. All we have is BJs which I think comes in third behind Sams. Steve hates it when I say I’m going there, but there are some deals to be had and I TRY to stay on track.

    Looking forward to Tasty China!!

  7. Barb says:

    and – in case you forgot – 10% off at Tasty China if we all pay cash…….

  8. Steve says:

    IM Kona on the tube tomorrow? I might just have to turn off some very important football. Having NO CHANCE WHATSOEVER of ever doing a full tri, I am in awe of those that can.

    Martha, I’m sure there is room at Red Hare and TC for you and Jerry tonight…

    And yes Paulie, you can get your geek card punched today.

  9. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I have cash. 🙂

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