The Stoppage Of Time

It is said that a stopped clock is right twice a day, kids this was coined prior to the invention of digital clocks. The only thing worse than a stopped clock is a sporadically running one, because it is rarely correct. Yesterday I recalled that the watch I was wearing falls into the latter category and caused me to be late to a meeting because it was running five minutes slow.

Since I put a new battery into this watch no more than six months ago I cannot suspect a drained battery.

I cannot own an unreliable watch, therefore I can no longer own this watch. Pity, because I like it…

Wash, Eat, Exercise
You will need no hint as to guess which one of these three things did not occur last night.

By the time I was done with laundry, approximately 7pm, I was really hungry. And because I was by one of my favorite restaurants, El Pollo Norteño, I decided that I was going to eat.

And I did.
And there was a smattering of rejoicing.

On my drive home I attempted, and failed, to call my mother from the M6 using its voice-dialing feature. Maybe I’m too old to understand this fancy-pants technology? I don’t know. I suppose that sometime this week I will breakdown and RTFM (read the fucking manual).

ITP Flickr Pic
I took this picture of the Raleigh Royalty’s cat Bacchus.
Look In To My Eyes
Even though I like cats Bacchus and I didn’t start out as friends, he was never willing to come close to me. I guess time and familiarity have warmed him up to me as now he let’s me get pretty close to take shots like this.

Returnan To German
Mein Gott! Mein Deutsch ist schlecht.
(My God! My German is bad.)

Though I spent nearly the entirety of my lavanderia idle time reading my German “text”book (text is in quotes because this is a modern-day textbook that contains very little text) I still do not feel prepared for tonight’s German class. And I’ve had two weeks to prepare!

I guess it once again boils down to the fact that I am not using my language skills enough to have it set in, especially they vocabulary. So if you are around me in the near future and hear me muttering to myself it’s not because I’ve had a stroke, it’s because I’m practicing my German. At least I hope that will be the reason.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to The Stoppage Of Time

  1. Barb says:

    Our system here at work isn’t working this morning, another fun morning!

    I saw the in-laws across the street fairly late into the evening, so invited them over for dinner. They have started the tearing out process, and working on getting estimates for getting the furnace moved (& maybe replaced) and that sort of thing. We made a super easy soup in the crockpot – recipe said 5 ingredients (box of cream cheese, box of chicken broth, 2 cans of diced tomatoes, bag of fresh spinach, and a box of refrigerated cheese torellini). I added a few more, some cooked diced chicken, onion, garlic & salt & pepper. It was really tasty. Perfect for a rainy night.

    Tonight we will have a chicken casserole, since I cooked up way too much chicken.

  2. Steve says:

    Paulie, surely there are resources at the school to help with keeping your conversational skills up?

    Barb, I hope TJ&M are having fun. Must be exciting to plan a new house and not be worrying about the old one!! I can’t say we’re in that situation.

    Debbie wanted to go speak to the potential “new neighbor” about renting pasture space, but he won’t be available until Thursday. We have our primary plan and our fall back plan in place and hopefully, we will be able to execute. For those interested, the weekend of March 7 and 8 will be the moving weekend… just not sure if that will be load and move, or just load!!


  3. Barb says:

    Steve – there is a chance that my sister & her daughter from Phoenix, and my brother & family from Wisconsin will be in town that weekend. But, if they don’t make it, we will help. (but Allan works Saturday). Mary is totally stressing herself out over all of it, but eventually she will get it figured out.

    BTW Paulie – what’s the timeframe for Saturday & the play? Should I meet you at our house, or where?

  4. I’ve not investigated other options yet. As with everything else time is the limiting factor.

  5. The play starts at 8:30pm. I usually get there thirty minutes before the start of the play in order to get a good seat. Let’s plan to meet at Horizon Theatre at 8:00pm.

    Horizon Theatre
    1083 Austin Avenue
    Atlanta, GA 30307

  6. Barb says:

    What? no dinner before? what kind of Valentine’s date are you? Just kidding, how much do I owe you for the ticket?

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    We can meet for dinner if you want. I was trying to make the evening as easy for you as possible. 😉

    Show’s on me. Consider it payback for the free meals you have provided to me in the past.

  8. Stacy says:

    LOL @ Barb! I was actually kind of expecting a “Let’s meet at the Yacht Club at 7pm” out of Paulie…. friggin’ cheatin’ on me and OUR tradition. 😉

  9. Steve says:

    Yeah, what kind of a deadbeat VD date are you Paulie?

  10. Barb says:

    So, let’s go meet at the Yacht Club, just to piss Stacy off! Any time if fine, I’m available to be there at any time.

  11. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Sounds good. Let’s plan to meet at the Yacht Club at 7pm. I will park by Horizon and walk to Yacht Club and back — just makes life easier.

  12. Stacy says:

    You two are dead to me.

  13. Barb says:

    come join us Stacy……….

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