Four days, where did you go? With the exception of yesterday I spent most of them having fun with the Raleigh Royalty.
On Thanksgiving I joined the crowd at Sanitary’s for a wonderful dinner, followed by a less-than-wonderful game played by the Packers.
On Friday the crew went to a place called “Slingshot” on Jimmy Carter near Peachtree Industrial. Once a BJ’s warehouse it’s now home to go carts, Ninja Warrior courses, and a lousy bowling experience. Get this, the pins are on strings! I shit you not. On more than one occasion I “knocked down” pins because the stringed-pins flew back and did the work for me. With each racking it appeared like ten marionettes were being pulled back by their master. The overall experience was great for the kids, however.
Saturday brought a trip to the Georgia Aquarium, where we spent the better part of the day. We all went to George’s Bar for lunch, spent some time at a park, and then returned to Sanitary’s for a dinner of Thanksgiving leftovers. After the kids went to sleep we rented and watched Trainwreck. The movie, which garners only 6.5/10 on IMDB, made me laugh constantly. I don’t know what the people who down-voted it were expecting. Maybe I’m just uncouth.
Thankfully I remained so preoccupied that I failed to watch, or even check the score, of the dreadful FSU v. UF game. My Gators have completely lost their mojo and will most likely be stomped by Alabama next weekend in the SEC Championship game.
Yesterday was going to be my “big” day — go for a bike ride, clean house, do German homework. I think you can see where this is going… While I did do some housecleaning, including washing my kitchen floor (!) you can’t tell though because I think its permanently dirty, I didn’t do much else of what I was supposed to do.
Oh, I did by a cycling trainer at Performance Bike. I was headed to REI to buy one and decided to stop into Performance since I was in the neighborhood. Good decision, they were on sale for 25% off!
After getting my trainer I drove down to Decatur. I was hoping to watch the Jets game at Taco Mac but couldn’t find parking in their lot. So I drove over and found a spot at Twain’s. Unfortunately the Jets game was only on a TV that I couldn’t see from any table, so I chose to sit at the bar and watch the Falcons lose. Fun fact: did you know that the owner of Twain’s now owns the former Suburban Lanes in Decatur? Yep.
While sitting at the bar I heard about the firing of Mark Richt by UGA. Very interesting…
After getting my fill of football, beer, and food, I headed home to resume the tasks that awaited me. This lasted until I got a text around 5:30pm from my boss asking me if I wanted to meet up for a beer. Of course! We met at Slice & Pint in Emory Village. By the time I returned home again, around 8:30pm, I was pooped, and went to sleep. From the looks of the final score I missed a pretty decent game last night — unless you are a fan of the Patriots.
Oh well, have to get back into work mode. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.