Unexpected Doings

I seemed to spend a lot of the weekend doing things I hadn’t expected to do and not doing some things thing that I had.

On Saturday my computer started behaving strangely. Every time I started it some process consumed whatever free space remained on the SSD, making it nearly impossible to do anything. I tried to understand what was going on, but couldn’t. I gave up in frustration.

Later in the day I joined my boss and his friend for an afternoon at Der Biergarten where we drank beer and ate German food. I planned to be super-productive upon returning home, but alas passed out rather early.

After making three more attempts to fix my laptop it was inevitable that Sunday morning was going to be spent wiping it clean and reinstalling everything. Suffice to say, this was not in my time budget. After getting a clean install and about 75% of my stuff back on the laptop the ghost in the machine that caused the grief identified itself; it was the dreaded UGA virus…
No Self-Respecting Gator
I noticed this letter/color combination in Safari’s Favorites screen and, being a self-respecting Gator, rearranged these boxes so that it no longer spelled UGA. As of this writing the only things I know that I’ve lost in this reinstallation are my Apple developer IDs (because I could never reinstall the tool to get them), and some photos (that I know are on backup disks that are at the office) because I erroneously thought that I’d copied them to the USB I had available.

I was certain that I was going to get a bike ride in this weekend; I did not. The weather never warmed up the way I’d hope that it would.

I was also fairly certain that I was going to buy a new cycling trainer (I’ve given up on ever getting mine back) this weekend at REI, and although I made it into the store along I-85 yesterday, I decided not to buy anything.

And I had no idea that I’d be spending so much time under the covers reading, finishing “Mycroft Holmes”; the story, though not spectacular, was an entertaining read.

Two Big Losses For EAV
The other day I notice that the “village’s” dragon was gone. The metal structure, in place for a few years next to the Argosy, was reclaimed by the artist who created it.

Also now missing is one of the best businesses to open in many years in East Atlanta Village, Brother Moto. After battling with the City of Atlanta over zoning restrictions and the use of their space they threw up their hand and closed the space in order to move elsewhere. Though not a member of their club I am so annoyed by this news because they brought one of the few non-bar/restaurant business plans into the neighborhood and have been forced out by the politicians.

Depending on when you read this I may be at the Mazda dealership getting the M6 its 15k mile routine service (at 16k), at work, or at Terminal West for the Dandy Warhols show. Of course, you may read this well passed Monday, in which case I have no idea where I am.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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11 Responses to Unexpected Doings

  1. Steve says:

    That UGA virus is really bad. I think I’m immune, though. 🙂

    Saturday was opening hunt, and while it was a chilly morning, Debbie and her pals were staying warm with blankets and anti-freeze, I had heat in the cab of the BF John Deere tractor I was driving. Nice, 16 speeds, heat and AC, and stereo. While Debbie wasn’t riding, Phinney was out in the field, on loan to another lady who enjoyed him immensely. If she had her truck, she would have been tempted to take him home, and as it was, she said she wondered if he’d fit in the back seat of her car.

    Sunday was interrupted with work, then chores, and then a new Sufferfest video. Should have gone out on the road, but didn’t feel like riding alone. I only just downloaded 3 new videos- the one I rode last night is 90 minutes of climbing and power with beautiful scenery of the Italian and Austrian Alps.

    Have a great Monday!


  2. Steve says:

    And I got this when I posted the comment-

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/pnuesslein/insidetheperimeter.net/wp-content/themes/spotlight-13/comments-ajax.php on line 71

  3. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Strange, I have no idea what that’s about…

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    And I just received the same thing. Will have to investigate when I find time.

    It probably is linked to an automatic upgrade to PHP by my host last Thursday.

  5. Barb says:

    kept fairly busy this weekend –
    Saturday went for a hike with a friend at the Chattahoochee park – Island Ford (off 400, near Northridge/Roberts Drive). Met a nice part ranger that knew about hashing (he saw my foot sticker) and was wondering what I knew about that day’s Pine Lake trail? I had seen flour on our hike, but played dumb. He was planning on going to the start & letting everyone know, you can get a ticket for hashing in the park. I guess he even showed Ballerina where it is really written in the rules.
    The hares I guess really didn’t know they couldn’t go thru the park, so they had to re-route it, but of course some hashers didn’t figure that part out, but luckily just got sent back by the ranger.

    Sunday – we got a camper! My friend in Birmingham decided he was tired of it being in his driveway, so brought it over.
    It is a 2010, but I swear it hasn’t hardly been used, it looks brand new. We are working on the insurance & getting it a tag today.
    It retailed at $24,000 (we have that receipt) and we got it for $7000. Not a bad deal at all. Next up, get a list for all the “stuff” for inside, sleeping linens, silverware, dishes, pots & pans, etc. Hoping to take it on its maiden trip for a test run for 1 night Friday 11/27 up or Red Top or a campground at Lake Allatoona. (if anyone wants to come along)

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Still waiting for my car, starting to get antsy.

    Hashing is illegal in state parks? We can’t hash on private grounds (legally) as well as public founds? Is it because of the marks? Is it considered littering?

  7. Barb says:

    I’m 95% sure its because of the marks – probably littering would be the charge.
    Ballerina said he saw the rule online – the ranger showed it to him.
    It may be just in the Chattahoochee Park – I know years & years ago there was a big problem – that’s why the rule probably got written.
    He was telling me about toilet paper specifically annying them & being littering, and going off trail thru areas that there are some endangered species of plants.

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Not a stellar service day for Hennessy Mazda. It took them forever to complete routine service, only for me to find out that
    My glovebox now sticks upon opening and I have to apply force to open it fully. They are looking at this now.

    I’ve been here three hours…

  9. Steve says:

    I think Island Ford is NPS, not state, so that may make a difference.

    Barb, the camper looks awesome! I think I see a trip to Goodwill in your future- or you can come shopping down at Steve and Debbie’s Kitchen Supply- I have a complete kitchen outfit (from my brief stint as an apartment dweller) still boxed from that move home.

  10. Barb says:

    hmmmmm – that’s not a bad idea Steve.
    We are thinking we need a big list, & then Mary & TJ will finally have things to get us for Christmas.
    We have most that we need in our camping box, but want so better (aka newer) stuff at this point. Like a real knifes that are sharp, etc, etc.

  11. Steve says:

    Oh, you want SHARP knives? Maybe… 🙂

    A late report from Debbie- we knew Brownie had made a complete transition to house dog this weekend when we found him reclining on the sofa. His house days may now be in jeopardy, as he chewed a hole in the cushion. Not a bright lad.

    And I may have found a home for Jack, who wasn’t endearing himself yesterday when he wouldn’t STFU. Even wearing the shock collar.

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