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.
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”…