It Was Twenty Years Ago “Today”

I worked my first day in Atlanta on Martin Luther King Jr Day in 1995, which Google tells me was January 16th. I’ll never forget the conversation I had with the company’s HR person when I asked if I would be starting on Monday or Tuesday that week. “You start on Monday, why would you start on a Tuesday?” she said. I assumed that everyone in Atlanta took the day off for MLK Jr Day. Obviously I was wrong.

A Depressing Thing Happened On My Way To Getting Ready To Go To Work Yesterday
I know. I know. I said that in 2015 I’d stop working on weekends. I’ll just have to keep trying. We will have visitors in the office with whom I will be spending a lot of time and because of this I needed to get a few things accomplished before they arrived. It’s always something, right?

I decided to go to the lavenderia before going into the office. With all of my regular jeans in the laundry pile I pulled out a couple that I used to wear. And to my dismay they no longer fit.

After getting out of the fetal position and off the floor I put on a pair of sweatpants and headed out the door. Sweatpants: The pants that scream “I give up!”

Needless to say I didn’t eat or drink much yesterday and my desire to spend most of the day watching football at at bar while drinking beer went out the door when I didn’t get in the jeans.

Even with visitors in town I am going to have to figure out how to carve an hour or so a day for exercise starting today.

A Strange Thing Happened On The Way To The Super Bowl
Though I’m not an official Packers fan I was very bummed, and slightly more than confused, to see them lose that game yesterday. Hell, I turned the game off at halftime not wanting to jinx them, and to get some other things done.

With the Patriots winning handily as I write this part I will have no interest in watching the Super Bowl in two week’s time.

I Should Start Cherishing The Good Days, And So Should You
Since Saturday my body has been “off”. I don’t wish to bother with the details, but suffice to say I’ve not been really thrilled with life the past few days, even disregarding my jeans issue. My condition seems to be with me again today.

As I dressed this morning I realized how many “good” days I have had, and how I took them for granted. It is my newest goal to recognize this daily and celebrate the good days that I have between now and the day this all goes away.

I encourage you to think about it.

For those of you fortunate enough to have today off from work, enjoy! I’m in the office and was pleased with the lack of traffic I saw today because of this.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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7 Responses to It Was Twenty Years Ago “Today”

  1. Steve says:

    Debbie has been suffering from the Ebola I gave her last week and is finally feeling better today.

    Friday evening, Debbie was at the hunt in Ft. Valley (getting sicker by the minute) and I happened to notice the answering machine was blinking. Some realtor wanted to show the house Saturday!! That’s how I spent the morning… cleaning! No great report from the realtor except “you have a lovely home”- duh.

    Yesterday, I went to the Wheelhopper, which was off the Comet in Hiram. I took my CX bike and tried to stay on trail, but the big rocks were causing problems, so I stayed on the Comet until trail went off it. It was all going well until I got caught in a swampy section and couldn’t clip out fast enough. The swim was brief, unwitnessed, but not a lot of fun. Somehow, I was FRB and was rewarded with PBR.

    Off to breakfast shortly. Those that have it, enjoy your Holliday and those that don’t don’t be haters.


  2. Barb says:

    Haven’t you read the stories about the CEO of Levi saying you should almost never wash your jeans? It gives you an excuse to do a whole lot less laundry.

    I’m at work – freight does not stop moving for someone’s holiday.

    Weekend was good – Saturday we Pine Lake’d – a nice intown no feet wet trail – officially was hared by Luttle Pucker (Otto), but I’m pretty sure One Ball did all the work. Ended at their house, and since we were so close, had to make a stop at Palookaville in Avondale. That place is quite fun, how can you go wrong with corndogs & boozy shakes????

    Sunday Allan worked, went for a hike with Sharon & Felicia at Sope Creek, Sharon is heading to the Grand Canyon for a backpacking trip, so she needed to test out her brand new backpack. Then we went & saw WILD last night. It’s a cool story, but there is no way in hell I’d want to backpack the entire Pacific Coast Trail by myself,

  3. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Palookaville? Dang, now I wish I had got. I have desired to go there for some time but always forget about it when it comes time to make a decision.

  4. Barb says:

    We do want to go back to Palookaville again, so many boozy chakes to try! (but,they aren’t cheap) and Kevin Beebe wants to go too. We will have to plan an outing.

    We are heading to Vero Beach, FL to hopefully get some sun & warmer weather on Thursday morning. I guess I need to think about packing & find some shorts & other more summer clothes.

  5. steve says:

    What’s in Vero Beach? Dodger Spring training still there?

  6. If memory serves me right the Dodgers have moved back to the West Coast for Spring Training. Regardless, they wouldn’t be reporting this early.

    EDIT: Yep, the Dodgers and White Sox share Camelback Ranch in Glendale, AZ.

  7. Barb says:

    Vero Beach, lots of old people, and some friends with a lovely condo right on the beach. Just going down for a visit & some much needed vitamin D. No idea what we are going to do besides watch Graham try to teach me to fish from the beach, and hang out. I guess I should do some research on what there is to do down there.

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