Melancholy And The Infinite Sadness

Not just an album title any longer.

Due to my inability to get out of the house this morning this post will be brief.

I had as good of a time as can be had with a “Florida” resident. My mother and I ate out a few times, she had my remaining aunts and uncles over to the house for a card game on Saturday night, I drove her up to Tarpon Springs where I found out how difficult it is for her to walk any distances these days, and we went to bingo.

I won at bingo! I split a $150 game with two others, netting me $25 after the 50/50 split with my mother. I promptly gave her my $25 letting her know that I was not there for the money.

There was something strangely comforting about my time in Florida this time around. It was as if I belonged there again (maybe because the AARP has been propositioning me?).

I’ll give the M6 a B+ for the trip. I suppose that I’ll have to wash it soon.
The biggest disappointment I have with the M6 is still with its entertainment system, which rebooted twice on my journey home yesterday.

My journey home was mostly fine, though I encountered about a thirty minute slow up near Ocala, FL. When I saw the shape of the minivan that caused the delay I realized that even with all of my issues I was having a much better day than they were.

Tonight is my final German class for this session. It’s also my instructor’s birthday, so I purchased some German beer from Total Wine this morning to share with the class. How I plan to keep said beer cold is an issue, it’s currently in the company refrigerator, but I’ll figure something out.

Okay, gotta split because I have a meeting soon. Happy St Patrick’s Day all!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to Melancholy And The Infinite Sadness

  1. I planned to write much more about the trip, but just don’t have the time…

    Oh, and I’m a bad person of Irish descent today because I completely forgot to wear any green.

  2. Barb says:

    Isn’t German beer usually a little on the warmer side anyway?

    I wore a green shirt today, and went to a Mexican restaurant last night, is that close enough?
    I got our taxes done just in time to get to the hash that was starting down the street. (as is now usual, we get to pay the Feds & get a very small amount back from the state)
    I did an abbreviated version of the Moonlight hash last night, we were following trail, did a little short cut instead of going down this very steep hill in the woods, then back on trail & realized the rest of the trail might involve more shiggy than we wanted (a well known creek), so we took the roads back to the start/end. A few very wet hashers at the end proved to us we made the right decision. Gotta love an A – A trail. It was a decent sized crowd, I think around 20 people.

    We might try to host the Halloween home crawl in Marietta this year, we have figured out we’ve got 5 hashers that live close enough together. We will see……

  3. steve says:

    A trip out to dinner then the pleasures of grocery shopping last night.

    Farley wasn’t feeling well yesterday so off to the vet he went. Last night he was pretty much unable to walk, so back to the vet this morning. When 180 lbs of Dane doesn’t want to walk, it takes some work to get him in the car. He currently relaxing at the vet’s after getting some fluids and some bloodwork. I had to get to work and Debbie had to go meet the Verizon man. Maybe she will check in from home later.

    My weekend plans have changed. I got word last night the race in Tampa I was going to chief has been cancelled. I thought it was strange I could not get any response from the promoter.


  4. You’re lucky it was cancelled, it’s a boring drive. Take it from me… 🙂

    Hope Farley feels better soon. I can’t imagine trying to get him in and out of a car without his assistance.

  5. Barb says:

    I’ve driven it plenty of times too – but really, to me, almost any drive is boring.

    Speaking of cancelled, I saw that Wheels of Fire ride was cancelled.

    and – we are thinking about an Arabia Mtn Path road ride on Saturday – thinking about going all the way to the Monastery, since we didn’t get all the way there the last time. Anyone interested?

  6. Steve says:

    A towel holding up the back end and Debbie pulling at the front end- The Farls helped a little.

    Southwest was my method of travel to Tampa. This was one of my national assignments… too bad.

    And just a reminder, Bike to the Capitol is next Tuesday. If I can squeeze it in, I plan on it, but after taking the morning off, I may not puch my luck.

  7. Barb says:

    I’ll have to look & see if Allan is working at Hyox next Tuesday, maybe I’ll be “sick”.

  8. bob says:

    Paulie, your car is brand new, a malfunctioning radio is not acceptable. You should have it replaced (or read the manual and see if it is something you did wrong :-)).

    Ride to the capitol Tuesday, followed by post ride pub crawl. Annual event not to be missed, put it on your calendar. Tons of fun!

  9. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I can’t this weekend.

    The less-than-stellar entertainment system was a known issue before I bought it. The Mazda found are rife with people complaining about theirs.

  10. Stacy says:

    Paulie, was the rating B for all the bees plus other insects mushed to the front by the end of the trip? 😀

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