Consistency Is Nice

Yesterday I started the process of obtaining Global Entry status. Since I believe that I will be traveling outside of the United States at least twice in the next few years I decided it was worth the rigamarole and $100 fee for a five-year status upgrade. Two things that made my “paperwork” filing easier were the fact that I have been living at the same address for sixteen years, and employed by the same employer for nineteen. My consistency allowed me to only provide one set of details for each since neither had changed in the past five years. Now all I have to do is wait for someone to review my “paperwork” and then schedule an interview to complete the process.

Back On The Trainer
This morning I did an hour on the trainer, watching up to the finale of the first season of “The Amazing Race”. I have to hand it to the people who created this show because even the first season is watchable and not dated in anyway, and I was groaning the inclusion of one team in the finale even though this race was completed fifteen years ago! If I can keep to my training schedule I shall finally see the winners step on the mat Saturday — please, no spoilers. LOL!

¡Lavanderia Noche!
Since I know that I will have a busy end to this week, and weekend, I decided that I should pack up my dirty clothes and do laundry tonight even though it’s only been a week since I last did laundry. If I am smart, and I am rarely smart, I will do my German homework from last night’s class tonight. Alternatively I can continue reading “A Prayer for Owen Meany” which I am hoping to finish before my journey up to Raleigh in a few weeks so that I can discuss the book with the people who suggested that I read it — the Raleigh Royalty.

Okay, got a late start today so I must bolt. Stay warm and have a great day friends!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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16 Responses to Consistency Is Nice

  1. Steve says:

    I’m looking to find something else to read. How’s the Owen Meany?

    Looks like I’m going to Birmingham for a meeting next week. I hope I’ve managed to change it from an overnight to a day trip.

    A quiet night, only made special by having Skyline!! Perfect on a chilly night! (I crack myself up).

    Worked on our vet/friend Nicole’s bike the other night. She whined that it doesn’t shift right and the chain came off!! I again found it shifted perfectly and will have to have the remedial shifting class with her.

    A good half hour of suffering in the 41 degree man cave last night. Looking into a wood stove.


  2. I’m only about 10% into Owen Meany and am enjoying it.

    There is talk of me going to California on the day after I return from Raleigh. I have a deep sensation that both trips will be canceled for me due to the timing with our project.

  3. Barb says:

    where in CA?

    I went to yoga last night – almost went & met some folks in Vinings for trivia & pizza, but decided I need to start trying to make the yoga classes a habit.

    Tonight I “get” to go to the airport to get Felicia – St. Croix has a couple direct flights again, so her flight should get in 7:50pm. I’ll see if I can get her to buy dinner………

    We haven’t had Skyline in forever – might have to do that one day soon.

    Did I tell you I got some of those awesome brats shipped in from Iowa? Dang they were pricy, but what the hell………

  4. I’d be going to Foster City, just south of San Francisco.

    Looks as if the stock market is crashing again today. Guess I’ll put off retiring anytime soon.

  5. Steve says:

    Yeah, just before the end of the year, I figured I could work another 5 years… now that’s all out the window.

    Speaking of brats, what are folks bringing to the tailgate? Grilling??

  6. I’ve not decided what to bring for Saturday. Grilling is always good with me. Looks like we’ll get cold weather and even snow flurries!

  7. bob says:

    I need to find the discipline you have for the trainer. I have a race in 4 weeks and can’t get off my lazy ass to train.

    I’m bringing a grill on Saturday so whatever you want to throw on it is cool. I’m probably bringing some brats and veggie dogs. Not sure what sort of side I want yet.

  8. Barb says:

    Allan & I can bring the gas grill……….
    We are debating some spicy chili, we’ve got that gas crockpot that keeps food very hot. Brats are always good, we will probbly bring those too.

    Steve – do you need a Shimano scarf? We somehow now have 2.

  9. Steve says:

    Ohh, a Shimano scarf sounds very fashionable.

    I’m having a front derailleur issue and I’ve isolated it to the shifter. I may bring a bike and workstand if Allan would be willing…

  10. Barb says:

    I’ll ask Allan, I’m sure he will give me a look – but that doesn’t mean he will mind doing it.
    I’d say bring it by the house before, but we are so not on the way to Duluth.

  11. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    At what time are we meeting in Saturday?

  12. bob says:

    Good question, we need time to cook, eat, and clean up. I’m thinking somewhere around 4ish. How about everybody else?

  13. Steve says:

    Works for me.

  14. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Me too

  15. Barb says:

    depends on how cold it really is………. we will be there 4 or sometime after that!

  16. bob says:

    Cool! and we can also make a game day decision if it is too cold to just go to the bar down the street for pre-game shenanigans.

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