Fly Robin Fly

Anyone around my age should probably remember the old pop song “Fly Robin Fly” from the 1970s. I was singing it this morning as I nearly hit a robin with the M6 on my commute into work. I wasn’t driving that swiftly but the darned thing took its sweet-ass time to fly off the road, barely making it above the rooftop as I drive under it. I’m surprised that the M6 is not covered with robin poop at the moment.

German A1.4 Is In The Books
Last night marked the final meeting of my German A1.4 class. I brought beer and snacks, only one other person did the same. We had plenty regardless.

Currently I’m scheduled to have a three-week hiatus from German courses, but I’m contemplating taking the German A1 review courses to be taught on Tuesday and Thursday nights for the next two weeks. It would be a good lead in to A2.1…

Around The Mall Makes Twenty-Five
With warm mornings and early sunshine I’ve been great at getting out of bed and putting in a pre-work bike ride. I did so again this morning, going twenty-five miles. Of course I had to circle Perimeter Mall once in order to get past the 25-mile mark; it was like my own personal criterium.

Do We Need Another Chick-Fil-A?
About a month ago the free-standing Goodyear at the south side of Perimeter Mall was demolished. This morning as I encircled the mall I saw that it is being replaced by a rather-large Chick-Fil-A. The chicken sandwich pushing business must be really good in order to afford to build a new building and still remain closed on Sundays.

Don’t Know What I’ll Get Into Tonight
With my exercise complete and no other hard plans on the book I don’t know what I’ll get into tonight. It’ll be too hot for me to return directly home. Perhaps I’ll hit a bar, or more likely I’ll try to sneak in an appointment with my primary care physician in order to get this skin condition on the back of my left calf reevaluated. This is the thing I thought was poison ivy about two months ago, that has still yet to go away, even with the application of a cream prescribed about a month ago. Ah, old age…

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to Fly Robin Fly

  1. Steve says:

    I’m guessing that the tire store was no longer associated with the Macy’s and as such was a piece of high end real estate. Like you, CFA must be doing something right.

    We were planning of riding equines last night. Debbie had ridden Gus Monday evening, but when we got them both out to tack up, Gus’ back was tender… he reacted to the lightest touch. Don’t know what the deal was there. Debbie tacked up Phinney with a different saddle than I used a few weeks ago and I took a pony ride, trying it out.

    Got an email about booking my travel for Tou of Utah this morning and when I called the agent, non-stop fares on Delta were over $1000!! Holy crap. We finally found some Southwest fares with stops both ways just under $600. What, besides a bike race could be going on in Utah in the summer?


  2. Barb says:

    Chick-Fil-A is the fast food choice of the millenials. All the kids in my office swear by it – and eat it all the time, while basically hating on any other fast food chain. I really don’t think it is that much better, and to me its pretty pricy.

    Allan & I did the Cycleworks ride last night, the pace was just a little fast for me & I HATE people waiting on me, especially people I don’t know. (its a no drop ride). So, I told Tiffany that we were going to skip a small part of the route, and of course we know the course, so the 2nd half was much more enjoyable. Ended up with 22 (of the 25 route). Its a good route.

    holy crap Steve – what dates were you looking at?
    I jsut put in ATL to SLC on my Delta App for around those dates – got direct flights at around $600.

  3. I thought that the Goodyear still had a Macy’s affiliation prior to it’s demolition, but I’m not certain of that.

  4. bob says:

    Funny all the Chick-Fil-A talk, I had dinner with the director of IT Security for Chick Fil-A last night.

    Glad you had fun on the ride last night Barb, I need to get back to regular rides. Life has been way to crazy lately.

  5. Barb says:

    Also – we met a couple from Iowa last night that just moved here & are so bummed they aren’t going to be a RAGBRAI, and another guy that is goind & will be on Team High Life. We will be going to find them over the course of the week. He was impressed that we already have High Life jerseys.

  6. Darn, I have a Schaefer and a Molson Canadian jersey, but no High Life. I saw High Life jerseys on sale at Primal Wear but they do not have my size.

  7. Barb says:

    I’m sure they will still let you come by & have a beer with them……….

  8. Steve says:

    This was travel for the first week of August. I know a bunch of folks from Atlanta will be there, but come on!

    It’s always good to challenge yourself with a faster pace than normal.

    So Bob, what did the CFA guy have to say? I’m guessing their security is a little different than a “normal” business.

  9. bob says:

    CFA is interesting, the point of sale stuff and computers in the stores are really locked down. In the corporate office there is a lot of development going on so they keep him busy. He did say with the stores being closed on Sundays it is great for patching and updates.

  10. Steve says:

    You have to like the weekly change window!

    At the end of the stage of the Tour de Suisse, the leader was climbing at 10 mph. It was brutal.

  11. Barb says:

    I wish I could climb at 10mph……..

  12. Steve says:

    And this was at the end of a 147 mile stage! Holy crap.

  13. I just watched the broadcast of today’s stage. The ability of these riders is mind-blowing.

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