It’s sad how early I fall asleep these nights. I’m sure my body requires the extra sleep as I age, but holy shit, 8:30pm? 9:00pm? How am I supposed to get all of the things on my daily to-do list accomplished?
I Am Going To Düsseldorf
Yesterday I transferred the rego money for German Nash Hash 2016 via PayPal. Now I just need to ensure that they received my funds, find a reasonably-priced flight, and then find a way to ensure that I am not working around the time I expect to be in Germany. This just in: I am now listed as “Payment Confirmed” on the German Nash Hash web site; this excites me!
I should probably start doing a better job of studying German so that I can converse better than I did in 2014.
You’ve Got To Spend Money To Save Money
Or so they say.
In order to do some of the sous-vide cooking that’ll be in my near future I found out that it’s best to vacuum seal the bags immersed in the water. Who has a vacuum sealer? I do now.
After leaving work yesterday I stopped into Costco, for I’d head that they sold one, and purchased a FoodSaver vacuum sealer, along with an expensive box of extra sealing baggage; after rebate the box of bags was two-thirds the cost of the machine itself!
So, if you find yourself in a bind, you know with too much meat or cheese on your hands, and need a way to vacuum seal it for longer refrigerator/freezer life, you may want to give me a call to see if we can work out a barter — I provide the vacuum sealer and for my troubles take home some vacuum sealed meat or cheese. 🙂
I was too lazy to get on the trainer this morning. Boo! Hiss! As punishment I did not allow myself to watch an episode of The Great British Baking Show.
Things That Go Whack, Whack, Whack On The Street
As I turned on to Flat Shoals this morning I heard a repetitive “whack, whack, whack”, which to my disgust, resonated with the speed at which I was driving. As you would, I feared that I’d picked up a piece of wood with a nail or screw in it.
Oddly, as I turned the corner to return home the noise stopped. I pulled into my driveway and gave a cursory look at the tires and found nothing, so I returned to the road.
My second trip this morning on Flat Shoals was as quiet as a church mouse, so I continued my journey to the office.
Here’s to hoping that I do not return to my car to find a flat tire later this afternoon. I’d really rather avoid getting a tire repaired this time of year.
Speaking Of The M6
It slipped my mind yesterday that December 29th marked my one-year anniversary with the M6. It was on Monday, December 29, 2014 that I drove the Jackmobile for the final time, down to the Mazda dealership and bought the M6.
Please tell me that the customary first anniversary gift is not a flat tire…