Another Quickie

I’m suffering this morning, but not in the way I had hoped to be. Instead of waking up and getting on the trainer I’ve awoken with an upset stomach which has prohibited this exercise. Dangen! Something I drank or ate last night? Who knows…

Annual Christmas Routine Part 1
See “Santaland Diaries” — CHECK!

As always Horizon Theatre put on an entertaining performance of “Santaland Diaries”; I’ve lost count of the number of years I’ve gone too see it.

Because traffic wasn’t as bad as I feared I got down to Little 5 Points with enough time to park, and then walk up to Wrecking Bar for dinner. I ate their pastrami sandwich with fries, and tacked on a side of Brussel sprouts hash. With my meal I drank two, eight-ounce IPAs.

I even had enough time to take a photo last night!
“Have a Coke and a Smile” – Atlanta, GA
Have A Coke And A Smile
This was taken inside the old school building that houses Horizon Theatre.

With even more time to spare before the start of the play I called and made a Christmas Eve dinner reservation for Gunshow. I’m a little confused as to whether or not the reservation is for a normal dinner that evening, or a recurrence of the wonderful Christmas Eve dinner put on last year. Either way I plan to dine at Gunshow for my Christmas Eve dinner.

Santa Came Early To ITP-Writer Paulie
Yesterday I took possession of a Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator that I had ordered last week. It’s part of my “2016: Changes Are A-Comin'” Campaign.

Weekend Plans
Tomorrow night will be Part 2 of my Annual Christmas Routine — “A Christmas Carol” at Shakespeare Tavern.

I’m contemplating doing the Urban Assault Wheelhopper on Sunday because it starts four blocks from the ITP Estate. We’ll see…

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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6 Responses to Another Quickie

  1. Barb says:

    I have no idea what an Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator is, but I guess – congrats on buying something?

    I didn’t do much last night – made some lasagna with left over spaghetti sauce – stuck it in the freezer & I ate other leftovers for dinner.

    My old roomie & friend Gregg (aka Hand Solo) & his wife Deb are coming into town from VA for the weekend – now that I think about it – I should find out their ETA. A mutual friend of ours is having a big Christmas party bash Saturday night, so they figured this would be a good time to see a lot of friends.

    I’m a big maybe on Sunday Wheelhopper – depends on when they leave (they have a 9 hour drive I think to Norfolk) & my parents get here monday night – so I’ll need to figure out if I’m ready for that.

  2. Stacy says:

    What happened last year at Gunshow on Christmas Eve that was so wonderful?

    Have very laid-back plans this weekend. Saturday there’s the unveiling party of the next Tiny Doors ATL – #8! – at Milltown Arms Tavern at 4pm and, yep, I’m geek enough to go. Love them tiny doors! And Sunday is seeing “Sprucey, The Blue Christmas Tree” at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur. The Packers are thoughtful enough to play the late game so will catch it out somewhere after that (I daresay a Packers-Raiders match-up will NOT be nationally televised….so woe is me I’ll have to go to a pub to see it).

  3. Sous vide is cooking food in a water bath; the immersion circulator holds the temperature of the water bath at a specific temperature. It’s the latest fad in cooking, and I’ve decided to join the bandwagon.

    Here’s what I wrote last year about the dinner at Gunshow:

    “On Christmas Eve I ate an absurd amount of delicious food at Gunshow. I left the building with my distended stomach aching it was that good and plentiful. There were appetizers — brie, sausage balls, Swedish meatballs, entrees — pork, roast beef, seafood paella, sides — corn casserole, squash casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts, green beans, and of course desserts — Black Forest cake, bourbon-infused fruit cake, key lime pie covered with chocolate, homemade vanilla ice cream, and birthday cake for the baby Jesus. I probably should have taken foodie photos, but I was so eager to eat that I never considered doing so.”

  4. Barb says:

    Interesting – cooking in a water bath. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

    Sounds like a whole lot of food.
    If all goes as planned, we are going to cook Beef Wellington for dinner that night for the parents.

  5. steve says:

    The puppy is beyond cute. We did little else but play with her last night. Steaks on the grill for dinner. Today, errands, followed by parties tonight and tomorrow night.

    I could be convinced of an urban assult Sunday. Keep me posted Paulie.

    And don’t forget, the State no longer sends out renewal notices for your car tags. One of the errands today is going to Greenville and renewing mine.


  6. bob says:

    Saw Star Wars last night, won’t spoil anything but it was pretty well done. Got to love vendors trying to get our business 🙂

    I may be at Wheelhopper on Sunday, the venue cancelled the cross race on Sunday so they moved it to Covington. I don’t want to drive all the way out there to have my ass handed to me for 45 minutes when I can spend less and have more beer at WH4. Hope to see you out there.

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