“Sick” Day 1

I’m taking the week off from work. I’m burning three sick days before our company holidays of Christmas Eve and Christmas. Oh, I shan’t be relaxing all day, instead I have chores lined up for each and every day this week.

Annual Christmas Routine Part 2
On Saturday night I joined twelve others at the performance of “A Christmas Carol” at Shakespeare Tavern. As always, it was a great time. Even with the changes that are introduced each year, new cast member, etc, it is a rousing rendition of the Dickens classic.

Indoor Riding
What can I say, I’m a wimp. Instead of going to Wheelhopper yesterday I stayed at home and rode for an hour on my trainer. I really wanted to go to Wheelhopper, but the cold, and the promise that I’d made to a coworker that we’d meet up for dinner last night kept me away. Ironically, the coworker had to cancel the dinner plans.

To my credit it was the second day in a row that I did an hour on the trainer.

Doing another hour is on today’s schedule again. I’m trying to lose weight and train for my scheduled Vermont trip in August.

Monday Chores
My goals for today are the following:

  • Get breakfast out somewhere on the westside. Perhaps I’ll stop at Octane, or pick up a Sublime donut.
  • Go to IKEA to buy a tv media center. I know this violates my desire to get rid of things, but I’ll need this going forward with my “2016: Change is a’comin'” plan.
  • Ride the trainer for an hour.
  • Spend two hours learning Swift.
  • Spend one hour studying German.
  • Eat dinner out, or if I get crazy, cook something at home, or if I get even crazier go to the Moonlite Hash’s annual Tacky Light Tour.

Hope you had a great weekend and can manage to find some relaxation time this week.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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15 Responses to “Sick” Day 1

  1. Steve says:

    While you are having pretend sick days, I should have taken one today, as I’ve managed to pick up a cold somewhere. More annoying than anything else. Add to that I managed to kill the furnace yesterday- it has been acting up and one of the fixes I read was to cut the main breaker. I switched it off and on and the furnace hasn’t been heard from since. Oh well…

    A nice party Friday night, preceded by the worst kitchen service from a place we go to a lot. So bad, the manager comped the entire meal- which they packed up to go as we were walking out. Granted, they were busy, but I guess they lost the order somewhere in the system.

    Yesterday’s excitement was Phinney hurt himself getting onto the trailer. Managed to cut himself around one ankle. Bad enough to need to call the vet out. He’ll be fine, but there were some of us who were very concerned.

    And you know the commute won’t be good when you see headlights coming down the on ramp as you are trying to get on the interstate. When I saw the stopped traffic, I whipped it around and worked my way to the next exit. A rare event in the country, for sure.


  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Sounds like an unfortunately event filled weekend Steve.

    I’m sitting at Octane currently, about to nosh on a bagel with coffee, no doughnut today. Given that’s it’s nearly 9:30 IKEA should be open by the time I get there.

  3. Barb says:

    We had an interesting weekend.
    Friday night went to the Marietta Diner for dinner- think WalMart on Black Friday & that’s how crazy the place was. I don’t understand it – the food is ok, and very expensive (but huge portions). I doubt we will go back anytime soon.

    Then ventured over to Hemmingway’s on the Marietta Square – very good time hanging with some Parrotheads listening to our friend Jeff Pike sing.

    Saturday our houseguests wanted to find a Georgia State sweatshirt. Off to Town Center Mall after DSG & Sports Authority had nothing. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be (besides the traffic) & I found a Penn State gnome to add to our collection, so it was a successful outing.

    Another Parrothead party Saturday night was a blast.

    Sunday was a slightly hungover morning, a hike with JoAnna & the beagles in the afternoon, then some cleaing & organizing, my parents fly in this evening.
    I’m going to work a few hours in mornings Tuesday & Wednesday, so they can take their time getting up & going in the mornings.

  4. Stacy says:

    Today is Humbug day and I’ve myself a case of them! Luckily it’s a short day for me as my department is having it’s Christmas party at lunchtime and sending us home afterward. Maybe that’ll help spark some Christmas spirit. I’m just not feeling it today. But, Barb, at least I’m sparkly goodness because of you! I have some stiff competition here in the office on the tacky sweater front though. Will have to get photos later.

  5. Barb says:

    can’t wait to see the pictures Stacy!

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Target (bonus chore) and IKEA trips complete, each with mishaps that will be in tomorrow’s blog. Currently eating lunch at Midway Pub in part because I could walk here.

    Still need to find the time for reading/studying and exercising this afternoon.

  7. Steve says:

    Get out on the road, slacker!

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Finishing up a two-beer lunch, that’s not going to happen today…

  9. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I have just enough alcohol in my to butch about the family who just brought their five young children into the bar:
    a) it’s a fucking bar!
    b) I think it’s selfish and unwise to have five children these days

  10. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Dammit, I just walked past yesterday’s Beer Near and it was two blocks from the ITP Estate!

  11. Steve says:

    You KNEW the WH was going to be in ITP land, right?

  12. Barb says:

    5 young kids in a bar – gotta love it! and I’m sure they all have their own ipads/tablets of some sort to keep them busy.

  13. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I knew the start was ITP (Brownwood Park, three blocks from the estate) but I feared with 20/35 mile trails that the end wouldn’t be near my house.

  14. Barb says:

    it was Stan being hare (who lives near you), and everyone is too lazy to drive people back to cars, A to almost A hashes are the way to go!

  15. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I also knew that Stan was the hare, and that he lived in East Atlanta but I have no idea where. Had I known that it would end so close I would have sucked up the cold, done trail, and the gone straight home to make sure I had time to meet with my coworker for dinner (as I thought I would be doing).

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