More Pay To Practice

Last night’s German class was fine, but as I’ve stated many times before I really need to start putting in a greater effort to learn. My trip to Germany takes place in less than a month!?!? In an effort to force myself to practice more I signed up for a class “German for Travelers” which will be held this Saturday from 9:30am-3:30pm. Talk about additional practice time… The class cost me $75, since I am a member of Goethe Zentrum, and I found out last night that it will be taught by the teacher with whom I took three classes in 2014-2015.

Last night I also found out that the approaching Summer “quarter” will only be eight weeks instead of ten; this bums me out because I am already scheduled to miss two classes — one while in Iowa, and one while in Vermont — which is now 25% of the quarter instead of 20%. There is also a likelihood that I could miss one more class depending on how I schedule other travel.

ITP Flickr Pic
“That’s The Pits” (Atlanta, GA)
That's The Pits
These must be orange “pits” and not “seeds”.

I purchased this bag of oranges yesterday at Kroger. Clearly the packaging states that these are seedless oranges. I encountered a seed in the first orange segment that I put into my mouth! It’s a damn good thing that I know to always bite gingerly into orange segments (or to hold them up to light first so see if they contain seeds) and that I didn’t crack a tooth otherwise there would be a lawsuit in the making.

I have little hope for the rest of this bag being seedless.

Cycling Tonight?
I might rabbit, I might.

I’ve brought the bike with me today in hopes that the weather will be amenable and that I feel motivated to ride tonight.

I have a million other things to do tonight so I won’t feel too bad if the weather turns sour and I cannot ride, but it would probably be best if I do get out and get some exercise tonight.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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11 Responses to More Pay To Practice

  1. Steve says:

    A good day to work from home yesterday. I was reasonably productive, although the conference calls I should have been on were not taken, as I could not keep a decent signal inside the house and they weren’t important enough to stand outside. Our cell booster is pretty much a waste of money, although I might need to remount the antenna.

    I thought it would be cool enough in the man cave not to open the garage door to get some air, as the temp outside was 69, however the temp inside was mid seventies, so I was able to get a good sweat on.

    Tonight is the “Ride of Silence” in various locations around the city and the world. While I won’t be participating, I will be thinking of John Harsch (a friend of Debbies who was recently killed) and Chris Baker, an old teammate who was killed several years ago. It’s a shame we can’t get more respect.


  2. Barb says:

    A lawsuit, really?

    I might have to get 1 of these for a future trip overseas………

    I went to yoga last night, the class I like starts at 7:30, but I know I tend to get too comfy at home, so I went to the 6pm class & then stayed for the 2nd class. I feel so zen today…….. ok, not really, but I’m glad I did both.

    Did you all see Allan on the channel 2 news?
    I’m sure you can find it online…….. (& on FB on my page)

  3. If I cracked a tooth on a seed in a bag of “seedless” oranges, I would sue for the amount of money I had to pay to get my tooth fix. Yes I would. fwiw – I do not have dental insurance.

    I haven’t seen network news, or most news for that matter, in a long time.

    The other day I was wondering when the Ride of Silence was this year. I should have Googled for it. Sadly I can’t participate this year, though tonight’s ride may pay homage without my knowing currently.

  4. Steve says:

    Damn, Allan got the speaking part! Very nice. I wonder who initiated that- the patient or the city?

  5. Barb says:

    oh, totally the patient.
    the city never does that sort of shit.

  6. Stacy says:

    OMG that’s awesome, Barb! 🙂 Way to go, Allan!

  7. Barb says:

    BTW- its Publix pizza crust pizza night……….
    chicken, bacon, maybe just ranch, or maybe some other toppings.
    Not sure what’s in the fridge.
    That’s how I make some leftovers go away.

  8. Stacy says:

    I didn’t stop at the Publix last night but maybe I should tonight.
    I’ll post mine if you post yours. 😉

  9. Barb says:

    I’m so upset – they didn’t have any of the pre-flattened pizza crusts – now I have to do all the work of rolling the dough out myself.
    But sure – I’ll post a picture for you

  10. Stacy says:

    Oh, if I don’t find the pre-flattened, I’ll put off my pizza making. I don’t have a roller pin (whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa? okay, I should get one).

  11. Wine bottle = Rolling pin

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