I Drove Into “Snow”

I can almost hear my brother saying “Snow? He calls that snow? If he really wants to see snow again he should move back to New York.” 😉

Here’s the “snow” into which I drove this morning.


To be fair it was all wet until I got near the perimeter, at which time it turned into ice crystals and then snowflakes.

As I write this at 8:30am the snow is starting to accumulate. Hell, we may get as much as a quarter of an inch! I’m certain that it will all be a memory by 11:00am.

Lavanderia And Burrito
Because it was Monday night it meant that I was at the lavanderia. Due to late meetings at work I arrived there later than I desired. At first I was pleased to see the parking lot fairly empty, but was then disappointed to see that almost everyone who drove to the strip mall was also doing their wash. I managed to get all of the machines I needed, but it was a tight fit.

After doing my laundry I convinced myself that it was okay to eat dinner. I really wanted to go to Penang but I didn’t want to eat such a large meal and time was of the essence so I popped into Las Tortas Locas instead. For the first time since I’ve started eat at Las Tortas Locas the young woman working the cash register could not understand my food-based Spanish; perhaps I am starting to add a Germanic accent to it now? Through the use of an interpreter (interpreting my Spanish into hers), who was her coworker filling the juice machine, I was able to order a burrito al pastor, some chips and salsa, and get a cup for agua. Maybe I need to find a Waschsalon near der Biergarten so that I can eat dinner there instead.

AAPL Is At An All Time High!
And I am still kicking myself for selling as much as I have, for much less profit. Oh well, if I were rich I’d have no justification for not fixing up the ITP Estate.

Today’s A Momentous Day
Forget the blanketing of snow in Atlanta, today marks the [REDACTED]th birthday of my mother! I’m not saying that my mother is old, but when she was born there was no Google, Apple, nor Microsoft. However through the miracle of Wikipedia I have discovered that IBM was in business (founded in 1911!) by the time she was born; this was a fact that I did not realize.

Normally by 8:00am on my mother’s birthday I would have already called to wish her a happy birthday, but today I’ll let her sleep in… until 9:00am.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to I Drove Into “Snow”

  1. Steve says:

    Happy Birthday Mom!!

    I awoke this morning and immeadiatly checked all my electronic media for cancellations and closings, thinking that at least the bus would chicken out. None were available, so I proceeded as I do most mornings. When I hopped off the bus in Midtown, there was a little meat in the rain, but nothing to worry about much. Many co-workers on the North side were either taking their time coming in or were delaying their travel.

    This newsflash- my wife is a cheap drunk. One glass of wine on an empty stomach and she was fairly plowed by the time she arrived home yesterday afternoon. Mexican for dinner and an early night of it.

    As far as I know, all sales and purchases of real estate are proceeding normally. My fingers remain crossed.


  2. Child’s duty of calling mother on her birthday completed. Unfortunately mom was a bit sick the past few days. I know that she wasn’t feeling well because she told me that she skipped her birthday bingo on Sunday and is contemplating staying home tonight!

    Good thing I’m going down in a few weeks to visit.

  3. Barb says:

    Happy birthday to Paulie’s mom!

    I watched the Oscars a day late, that was my exciting evening. In-laws stopped in to use the bathroom, they got a new garage door or opener or something like that yesterday.
    My rest of my new seat covers came yesterday, the back seat came last week. They are pretty nice, Allan did a good job with his order for me. Now we just need to get tthe front seats installed, I may head to the airport one night this week so he can do it for me.

    There was some snow/ice on the ground, but the roads were fine here in Marietta, just wet. Half the office was super late – a bunch of pussies. Because of that I never feel bad when I take long lunches. School got called off in Cobb County, so one co-worker isn’t coming in at all. Like she’s really going to be actually working from home. I wish the boss would make people take PTO for that shit.

  4. Steve says:

    And speaking of working from home, Debbie’s drinking stop yesterday was at the Master of the hunt’s house at Bear Creek, where we were pleased to learn they use the Verizon 4G Broadband for their internet. The distance between houses is fairly minimal and the new house already has an antenna, so maybe we will be OK.

  5. I was just reminded that this would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday. That means my mother would have been [REDACTED] on the day he was born.

    The last time I sold some of my AAPL holdings it was the Monday after I heard that he had passed.

  6. Stacy says:

    Happy birthday to the ITP’s Mom! 🙂 Mine had hers last week…I’m going to guess they’re around the same age.

    I worked from home for a couple hours before heading into work today *just in case*. These days, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Love your photo today though! Saw nothing like that by time I got out and about (10am-ish).

  7. Bro. Bill AKA Ronnie says:

    Here is your brother saying “Snow? You call that snow? If you really want to see snow again you should move back to New York.” But believe me it ain’t worth seeing. Besides, you wouldn’t be able to find your WHITE “M6”
    All is good here in the “deep freeze”, 4 degrees this morning.
    Note: Call Mom for her Birthday, CHECK.
    To all the ITP readers, Stay warm and well!

  8. Barb says:

    There is a rumor we could get 3-8 inches of snow tomorrow. I’ll believe it when I see it.

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