Who Was This Exerciser?

After being a lazy bum on Friday evening, having a few beers at Lucky’s Burger & Brew in Brookhaven with the boss, I headed home and crashed on my bed. While sitting at the bar I also committed to riding on Saturday morning.

As I started my drive toward Vinings I received a text message from my friend who de-commited from the ride, alerting me that he was sick. I could have kept on the straight and narrow, but since I was running a bit late myself I decided to turn around. I bet you are thinking that I’m going to say that I didn’t ride because of this. Oh no, I was dressed and ready to go, so once I pulled into my driveway I popped the bike off the back and headed out for thirty-four miles. It was a lovely day that started in a fog, and ended with brilliant sunshine. Upon returning home I proceeded to take a nearly three-hour power nap. SCORE!

I was supposed to go to a play on Saturday night, but I was in no mood so I stayed at home and drank red wine.

On Sunday I had two entertainment options – hashing, joining my boss and another of our friends for a day of drinking. I chose the former assuming that if I was going drink I might as well get some exercise prior to doing so. With BWANA, Davey Crochet, and Super Suck as the hares you know that the trail was shiggy-filled. I rediscovered that no amount of riding helps in the preparation for running (hashing). We ended trail, packed up and drove over to Sanitary Not’s house for circle and celebration. I sat on the ice for being a “too long”, and may have expose the true meaning of my hash name. 😉

My legs are super sore today. Because of this I decided to skip my morning trainer ride.

Tonight I will be doing a lavanderia trip to clean all of my nasty hash clothes.

How About That Amazing Race?

On Saturday morning I downloaded an watched the finale of The Amazing Race. I couldn’t have been much happier with the episode. There were three memory challenges, the Paparazzi team self-exploded through argumentation (and should really blame the Green Team for scaring off their taxi), and the Green Team cost themselves a million dollars because they were to cheap to give their cabbie another $100 to wait for them. I think that the Reporters are worthy victors given the number of times they finished in second place during this season.

I can almost see the Green Team returning for a future “Second Chance” or “All-Stars” edition of TAR.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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11 Responses to Who Was This Exerciser?

  1. Stacy says:

    I was so happy with the TAR ending myself! Good on them kids! 🙂 I’m glad they won. If they hadn’t, I would have been OK with the Green Team simply because they really did play a great game throughout. So glad the McBickersons came in 3rd. Stupid fools not studying the flags.

    Whenever I watch this show, I wonder how much of it is editing when they show teams neck-in-neck at tasks. I imagine sometimes it’s not so close but they make it look that way for dramatic effect, and I’m OK with that. I thought they were doing it with this episode — clearly the reporters had a gigantic lead — until Green came storming up the beach and was working chairs right along side them. WOAH. Like, those folks are machines for real.

    Great job on the bike ride Saturday. Oh what a gorgeous day it was! I hoofed it myself and got about 10 miles in. My goal was to rec’y trail I’m laying coming up later this month and accomplishment unlocked! As expected, though, my knee was hurting a bit yesterday, as it does a little after long walks like that. Blaming it on age these days.

    I hope your friend has recovered from being sick. There’s lots of nastiness out there this year. 🙁

  2. Steve says:

    “because they were too cheap”, please.

    There was much digging, laughter, and beer on Saturday. I met up with Bob and his Chattahooligan brothers and commenced with the Big Dig. I’ll let Bob recount the day, but it was a lot of fun.

    And since I was so close to Dover (think Performance, but for horses) in Alpharetta, I had to make a stop and pick up something that could be found few other places.

    Saturday evening, we met friends for dinner and live music by some other friends. What we didn’t expect at the Mexican place was bad karaoke, mostly performed by kids!! Ugh. The actual live music was good.

    Sunday saw me get out on the road bike for 25. I had bigger plans, but the legs were fairly dead. Then a few shopping errands followed by Jambalya made by the mizzus. Tastee!


  3. Barb says:

    I liked the girl on the green team, they guy – so annoying.
    Very happy with the outcome.

    Hyox party was a hoedown theme – so I decided Allan needed a pair of jeans to wear………. what was I thinking going out to retail establishments on a Saturday afternoon in December. But – I had to go to Cycleworks for some spokes for Allan, so what the hell. First Kohls in Roswell – total disastter area in the jeans dept – I hate when people don’t put them back in the right place & don’t fold them so you can see the sizes on the leg. Kohls in East Cobb was much more organized – found a pair. Party was fun, DJ did a good job & the 3 ladies teaching line dancing were pretty funny. They even taught a square dance.
    After party at the hotel’s courtyard firepit was pretty fun, other guests joined the Hyox crowd, hotel staff decided enough of the noise about 1230am.

    Sunday was a little more lazy, had dinner with our friends Amy & Matt that now live in San Diego (formerly in Rota Spain) They were in town for a baptism. Great to see them, now we have to fit a trip to SD in sometime – I’ve never really been there. Their 2.5 year old Edie was a hoot – way too much energy.

  4. bob says:

    My weekend mileage was exactly zero, the only bike time I had was hanging my bike on the hook to get it out of the way.

    Saturday’s Big Dig was a success! I am incredibly lucky to have friends that will come over to my house and dig a big hole. Lots of laughs, digging, beer, and pizza. We got it all done in about 5 hours. As it turns out the original plumber only put a small amount of cement on a pipe fitting and the pipe slipped out of the coupling. Hardest part was getting to the pipe. I put a photo on the facebooks, the hole we had to dig was so large that 7 people were able to stand in it. It was around 5 feet deep too.

    Saturday night one of the guys in the neighborhood got the PPV UFC fight so went and watched that. Didn’t get home till after 1AM. Sunday was pretty much a wash.

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Forgot to mention that I could only think of Allan when the first Road Block was retrieving a dummy from a burning building.

  6. Steve says:

    And a big raspberry to Laura, who not only asked if we knew what we were doing (i.e. “Is Allan coming over?”) and forgot we had the sewer line open, and decided it was a good time to take a SHOWER! Fortunately, we were doing a test fit of the repair, when the guy in the hole says “I hear water running through the pipe”.

  7. Stacy says:

    Ohmygosh, that is funny Steve! And after reading that, I thought: well REALLY good thing it wasn’t a sewage pipe….

  8. Barb says:

    oh yeah – he was definitely yelling at the TV on that challenge.

  9. Barb says:

    We did joke that I was wondering if we will get a call – but glad to know, Allan wasn’t needed. He doesn’t know much about plumbing, and was busy with his shed most of the day. I didn’t volumteer him when I saw there was plenty of folks already showing up to help.

  10. Steve says:

    Stacy, all the water goes down that pipe, the “bad” and the good. Fortunately, she did think “that” through.

  11. bob says:

    Oh yeah, I forgot about the shower thing! We got lucky with that timing or it could have gotten a little messy.
    I’m used to the incompetent comment, she never thinks I know what I’m doing until I finish said project and it works just fine. If it is over my head, I do know to call for help.

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