Because I am still fending off this low-grade sickness I returned home last night instead of stopping at My Friend’s Growler Shop to fill up my empties. It was cold outside (or so I thought at the time) and traffic forced me to choose a path to East Atlanta that didn’t make driving to Grant Park / Cabbagetown convenient, which made my decision to go directly home a lot easier.

I spent the night relaxing, finally seeing who won Top Chef New Orleans (again, this was last season of Top Chef).

When I awoke this morning the app I use to check the weather said that it was 11° F outside; by anyone’s standard (at least anyone that I know) this is fucking cold. Therefore I did what any person who didn’t need to be at work at a specific time would do, I turned off the alarm and pulled the covers over my head and returned to sleep. It’s now 8:45am and I’ve eaten breakfast at home and am getting ready to get in the shower so I can prepare to go to work, even though it’s only 12° F outside currently.

If I decide to brave the cold tonight I have to options for entertainment — the monthy meet up of Atlanta CocoaHeads, or Fred Eaglesmith performing at Eddie’s Attic. Either option would be fun, but I may just decide to spend the night at home again. I saw Eaglesmith perform at Eddie’s last year and really had a great time, but the journey from Perimeter Mall to Decatur may prove to be a plan-killer.

A Clean Start I Forgot About Yesterday
I forgot to mention yesterday that I’ve heard about a new in town playhouse that I will be visiting for the first time later this month. Located on Arizona Avenue (near the newish Big Nerd Ranch office that will house tonight’s CocoaHeads Atlanta meet up), Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre puts on live plays. I’ve purchased a ticket to the “Pizza Man” performance on Saturday, January 24th and am looking forward to experiencing new-to-me theater in town.

On that night I might even treat myself to an outing to a new-to-me restaurant as well, Ration and Dram.

If you’ve beaten me to either of these places and would like to give a review in the comments, please do.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to Brrrr

  1. Steve says:

    Brrr indeed. My shower thought about not starting, as there must have been a little slush in the line somewhere. The water heater is in the attic, so I might have to look at some insulation around it.

    Suffering and fish tacos at home last night. All ponies in the barn with their binkies on. We added hot water to their buckets at bed check, but surely they are frozen pretty solid by now.

    The cartoons after the attack yesterday were so moving. All were clever, but the one that caught my eye was an image of 3 pencils, “yesterday” was a complete pencil, “today” was a broken pencil, and “tomorrow” was the broken pencil re-sharpened.


  2. Laura says:

    Greetings: I looked on the Gladiators’ site and it looks like a group minimum is 10 and we are at nine! I have Barb, Allan, Paul, Barb & Allan’s two friends, the 3 Kahn-Knolls and Jim. Anyone else interested? C’mon, Jenka, Martha…everyone’s doing it…it’ll make you feel good.

  3. Barb says:

    the post I want to put in FB, but won’t –
    People, its January – so its cold out! I don’t need 100 screenshots of the temperature on your phone!

    Anyway – we have critters in the attic – Allan found out where they were coming in & fixed it, so they are now trapped. So, we have to trap them to get rid of them. The braintrust of my FB friends have determined they are flying squirrels after we posted a picture, as we have caught one already (obviously the hungrier or stupider one). We know there are at least 2. Good times last night. Dean is bringing by his BB gun, in case Allan wants to just hang in the attic & hunt.

    Dropped the CRV off last night about 8:30pm at Peach Auto, needs an oil change & whatever else they think it needs at 213,000 miles. Hopefully it is done by tonight so we can pick it up on the way home from getting the in-laws at the airport.

  4. Laura, so glad you didn’t say “If Paulie just had a significant other we’d be all set!” because that’s what I was thinking when I read that we are one short.

    Damn, eTrailer is on it! My trailer hitch arrived today. it’s much heavier and larger than I imagined, the size of the box reminded me of the 16″ bicycles I used to build in the olden days.

    Good luck with the critters Barb. As long as they remain out of my attic the money I spent on the new gutter guards last year, um 2013, was well worth it.

  5. Barb says:

    hey Laura – we can always reschedule, or just pay the regular price.
    you make the call.

    So Paulie – is Bob or Allan going to help you get that hitch installed?
    Did you go 1 & 1/4″ or 2″? And – do you know what rack you want to buy?

  6. Jenka says:

    Laura, I was actually tempted to join in the hockey fun! I’d love to go sometime! Unfortunately we will be in Ellijay again. For those who don’t know, Kevin’s cabin got broken into and was completely emptied out. We discovered it when we got there last Monday intending to have a delightfully relaxing New Year’s in the mountains. Instead we spent the time filing police reports and drilling up particle board where the assholes threw a rock into the french doors. Happy New Year to US!

  7. Steve says:

    Sorry to hear that Jenka. Having come home to my home broken into many years ago, I can relate. Eff’ers.

  8. Ugh, so sorry to hear that Jenka.

    Barb, both have offered help. I guess it depends on time, tools, and whatever. I’m in no rush however. I bought a 1.25″ in hitch receiver because that’s the only option I had at eTrailer. I’ve looked at Yakima’s site and have a couple of ideas of which bike carrier I’ll get, the current favorite is called the Ridgeback 4, though the Ridgeback 2 looks as if it could be sufficient.

  9. bob says:

    Have you considered the tray type?

    I would go that route if I was in the market, it will hold more different types of bikes.

  10. Barb says:

    I’d go with the tray kind, but have it not clamp on the frame (don’t want to scratch the frame), but clamp on the wheels. I have no idea what Yakima model we have, but I really like it.

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