Another Old Man Day

No, I didn’t title today’s post because it’s my brother’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Bro!

Instead I can already tell that it’s going to be one of those “old man” days for me, which seem to occur more often than I’d like.

I Thought She Was Trying To Kill Me
Yesterday I joined ITP-Reader Lisa on a trip to the YMCA. After a ten-minute warmup on an elliptical machine we went and did a body pump class, you know, some aerobics intermixed with resistance band and dumbbell reps. For nearly an hour the young, fit, instructor kept barking out the routines we were to do, and I struggled mightily (no surprise). I thought that I was going to die, or at least throw up. Clearly I am out of shape and the person I saw exercising in the mirror directly ahead of me was not the person I’d like to present to the world any longer.

But I did it. Well, as much of the class as I could…

And I am sore today as well.

After our workout Lisa and I celebrated our efforts with a wonderful vegetarian Indian lunch.

How Apropos For Groundhog Day
Yesterday afternoon I decided that I wanted to buy something from B&H Photo. Naturally I went onto my iPad, fired up their app, and placed the order I had queued up a couple of days ago. And then there was an error telling me that my session had expired so I’d have to log in again.

So I did.

And my shopping cart was empty.

So I placed my items into the cart and made the purchase.

And then I received two email confirmations, one for the “unsuccessful” attempt and one for the one I just executed.

Groundhog Day indeed…

After a few minutes of being on hold waiting for a customer service representative I was able to cancel one of the orders before it actually shipped.

It Looks As If I Will Have To See Some Of My Friends Less Often
Oh bother, each time I read articles about addressing today’s health issue they say that I should give up (some are nicer and say to “reduce the consumption of”) caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine and alcohol? These are my bestest friends!

Unfortunately it’s clear that my body is telling me that I have a problem and I am starting to consider going to yet another doctor in order to get some things checked out, especially if I want to make it to the point where my brother is today.

I have been cherishing the days that I’ve not had health issues these past two weeks. Remember, you should be doing this too.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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14 Responses to Another Old Man Day

  1. Barb says:

    Today I got to experience the fun of sitting in traffic.
    My 4 mile commute took 30 minutes. I guess there was something that happened down near 285 & 75, so everyone decided that Powers Ferry was better than the highway. I think they were probably wrong.

    Happy Birthday to Paulie’s brother!

    Work is slow, so I need to figure out something to keep me busy (other than FB). I guess I can start reseaching places to go & things to do in Oregon this summer.

  2. Bro. Bill AKA Ronnie says:

    Thanks for the birthday shout out. The snow and ice is still here and more on the way! I’m going to become a “snowbird” next year to get away from the winter cold.
    Now that’s getting “old”.
    PS: your changing tradition, your card was on time.

  3. Steve says:

    Greetings from snowy Colorado! Currently snowing and rumors of a winter storm warning for tomorrow. This should be interesting.

    I’ve managed to hit the snow a couple of times, but it’s been my own fault. The “new” skis are terrific, except for having to schlepp them back and forth to the lifts.

    As I was going to sleep last night, I remembered Debbie had jury duty this week and asked if she remembered when. She got up and checked and it’s good she did, as it was today!

    The news on the house is it’s a done deal! Closing set for 3/6 and out by 3/13! Needless to say, we will be having a couple of packing parties, so expect an invitation! We might have found something to move into, so stay tuned…


  4. My card was on time because I wanted to send it prior to leaving for Raleigh. Otherwise I would have waited longer. 🙂

    Barb, figure out what I should do for Oregon. 🙂 I need to book my flight soon.

  5. Barb says:

    I think you have plenty of months to book a flight. (unless you see a really good deal of course) I need to wait until I get my next companion ticket from Delta, the one I have expires in May, so I’ll get the new one about that time. We are thinking about flying out Saturday 8/29 & coming back on Monday 9/7. But, that could change as I see the available flights. You have to use certain fare levels for the companion ticket. We are considering going up to the Seattle area too, for a day or two.

    I’m also thinking about re-financing the house (again, if I can find the right deal). that should keep me busy a little later.

  6. martha says:

    A bit of excitement this morning, I got to the gym early, as soon as I got the room set up for class the power went out! So no class this morning which was a bummer because it overbooked! Appears the outage was pretty wide spread, we kept power at the house but I was told it was out as far north as Edgewood. Thankfully, it was back on in just over an hour but it looked like traffic on Moreland was already FUBAR.

    I avoided the worst of last nights traffic by heading north to Brookhaven for some new trail shoes. By the time I left BPRC the worst was over.

  7. I saw the news yesterday and was glad that I wasn’t dealing with Atlanta traffic.

    Barb, I’m going to see if I can book a first-class ticket with SkyMiles for Portland, that’s why I need to do it ASAP. That is if it’s not already too late to do so.

    Martha, I’m glad you said how quickly power was restored. I think the alarm system’s battery backup should have handled things fine. My computer on the other hand…

  8. Barb says:

    oh, well yeah – get booking if you are using FF miles. In April (or May) I need to work on our FF tickets out to San Fran for the spring 2016 wine tasting trip. I think its 330 days out you can book.

  9. Stacy says:

    Happy birthday, Paulie’s bro! And yaaaaay! Congratulations, Steve & Debbie! What great news! 😀

  10. My problem has been that I’ve not spent time figuring out how long I want to be out west and what I want to do while I am there.

  11. Barb says:

    BTW Paulie – I emailed you some RAGBRAI info – just so you can see what Team Wimpy sends out. We don’t know until March 1 if they have room (alumni gets first dibs) but I’m pretty sure they will have room.

  12. Jenka says:

    A day late, but: *GLOAT, GLOAT, GLOAT*! GO PATS!

  13. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I got honked at and flipped off (Northern style) by a woman driving in a Raleigh parking lot. While I did cut someone off, thanks to the indecision of the person in front of me, there was no need for this. Just shows that there are assholes everywhere.

  14. Barb says:

    That’s funny Paulie.
    Just started working on re-financing the house (again), looking like it will be pretty easy staying with Suntrust – bringing it down to 2.99% for 15 years.

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