Living The Dream

Ha, whatever. 🙂

Last night was interesting. My German class was taught by a substitute teacher. This is the first time in nearly three “semesters” that I’ve had another person teaching me, suffice to say I didn’t know when I should be zigging or zagging (not German words) last night. The teacher also spoke more German in class than we’ve been used to hearing, which is good, but made for a more difficult evening. Finally she showed us some sample German A1 proficiency exams — someone has some studying to do…

After German I drove up to Center Stage, home for the eponymously-named venue as well as The Loft, and Vinyl. There I got parking for $8 and managed to make it in time to hear the second-opening band play a few songs prior to Courtney Barnett taking the stage. While buying my one-and-only beer of the night I saw the hasher “Asshole” in the crowd, which I didn’t find surprising. What I did find surprising was looking two people ahead of me as Courtney Barnett started playing and seeing (I’ll say former) ITP-Reader Betsy in the crowd! She was there with a friend of hers, who was there for her daughter. Oddly the crowd was older than I expected it to be, I would have expected more of us old farts to be a mile away watching The Rolling Stones at Georgia Tech.

Speaking of The Stones I got to see the tail end of the fireworks that capped their show as I drove past Georgia Tech on my way home. I decided for reasons that I’ll expose in a second that I should leave the Courtney Barnett show prior to her encore, even though I like her music.

I didn’t want to ride this morning, in fact I almost slept so late that I’d make it impossible. But I did, even though I am suffering some old-man issues today, and I did so in a new, freshly-washed jersey. I did a 21-mile loop this morning, thankfully with no flats.

Today I tried the Strava app to mark my ride. In the past few months I’ve used MapMyRide, Wahoo Fitness, and now Strava. I’m trying to decide which I like the best. So far Wahoo Fitness is the only one through which I know how to record my heart rate. I’m sure the others do as well, I’ve just not spent enough time using them.

Maintenance Night
I’ll be showing up to Maintenance Night tonight. I’m hoping to tighten up the shifting, give the bike a once-over, and if all goes to Allan’s plan install the hitch-receiver. This could be “interesting”…

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Living The Dream

  1. Oh, and I also learned today that I need to recharge my new fancy-pants rear light; it apparently expired sometime during today’s ride.

  2. Barb says:

    So, the jerseys fit? I’m glad.

    I talked to my brother last night, sounds like the bands at night at RAGBRAI will be a total 80s theme.
    it might cost a few extra bucks since we aren’t paying the registration fee & won’t have wrist bands.
    For your birthday – HAIRBALL!!!!!!!!!! can you imagine what songs they will do?

  3. Yeah, the jersey I wore today seemed to fit okay. A bit snug but nothing bothersome. With any luck I’ll slim down a few pounds within the next month.

    Cool. I have no problem coughing up whatever is necessary to have fun during RAGBRAI.

    I must admit I’ve never heard of Hairball before. But a quick glance of the internets shows me that I’ll enjoy their music.

    HAHAHAHA!!! The motto for the segment on my 50th birthday is perfect — “It’s all downhill from here.”

  4. Barb says:

    I have no idea who Hairball is, but I can just imagine the songs now. they call it Arena Rock. Im pretty sure we will know most of the songs.
    Allan says he wants to see Cheap Trick in Coralville.

  5. Steve says:

    Glad you got out on your bike. I got to sleep in a bit as I had a 7:40 eye doctor appointment. The doc said to get off my a$$ and get the new script (from DEcember) filled. When they tested my right eye with the current old script- I couldn’t see crap! Oh well.

    I had lots of friends at the Stones last night- I guess I’m (we’re) of that certain age. We had an offer of tickets and a party bus, but didn’t have the cash to spare.

    Hoping to hear from Bob about finding them at camp tonight and going to dinner- they should be well into their century…


  6. Barb says:

    they are camped in a football field – they were pretty easy to find.
    We turned off Hwy 29 onto Sewell & turned on Waterworks – & that went straight deadended into a parking lot -the football field was on the left. go down the hill & they were on the right side on the field, so they will get shade in the late afternoon.

  7. Steve says:

    OK, I got it dialed in.

    Newnan is supposed to be throwing a big party on the square- I don’t know if they want to hang out there or what.

  8. Barb says:

    just went to Tom n Chee for lunch – if you like grilled cheese sandwiches, you should try it out. Cute place, that got its big break on Shark Tank.

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