Not Even With An Extra Hour?

My journey last night from Perimeter Mall to Ponce City Market was as frustrating as Atlanta commutes can get. While I didn’t time it, I’d venture to guess that it took me over ninety minutes to make the drive.

When I (finally) arrived I had just enough time to order and wolf down a chicken sandwich, mac & cheese, and a Terrapin Hi-5 before the posted start time for last night’s Evernote presentation.

Of course the presentation started late… (see also: “Paulie’s Pet Peeves”)

After hearing 45 minutes of babble from a panel of “productivity experts”, which provided such insight as “It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get up.”, I left.

“I found an hour! I can accomplish so many things!” I thought to myself. Except I really couldn’t. I did manage to talk to my mother on the phone last night, which included being told that my father’s last-surviving sibling had died (in 2014, and she found out from my brother yesterday!). I then turned my sights on watching some television in my iPad before I did a little German homework.

ITP Flickr Pic
Speaking of “death”, I discovered that the Anker charger that I’ve used at the office every day since I bought it a few years ago, has stopped working.

RIP, Anker Charger

As a geek I’ve long-since dealt with the demise of devices, but every time a device with no moving parts kicks it I get somewhat disappointed.

“Different” Weekend Ahead
I’ve packed my dirty laundry into the M6 this morning with designs of doing laundry tonight before eating a Buford Hwy dinner. This course may veer if the lure of after-work beer is waved in my face.

Tomorrow I will be at Goethe Zentrum from 9:30-3:30 for a “German for Travelers” one-day course. Tomorrow night I will be going to Synchronicity Theatre for the first time. I was lured into buying a ticket for Diary of a Madman when I saw an advertisement for it not he back of a MARTA bus.

Of course I can’t find this play mentioned on Synchronicity Theatre’s website, so maybe I’m the mad man?

On Sunday I am going to try and get in a long bike ride, some house chores, and cook a pizza with store-bought dough.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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5 Responses to Not Even With An Extra Hour?

  1. Barb says:

    We are hoping to get a half way long road ride in tomorrow -hopefully we can make that happen. Not sure where yet – maybe just ride over to Roswell & back – we can make that at least 35 miles or more. Maybe go up to Sosabee, maybe go down to Silk Sheets. All depends on if Allan gets any sleep tonight at hte firehouse.
    Sarah, Sal & I’m not sure who else are riding to Anniston & back this weekend.
    We thought about doing part of the ride with them, but I don’t want to try to ride that fast, and they I’m sure don’t want to make it any longer time wise than they have to.

    Sunday will be Wheelhopper – looks like Allan now be a co-hare with Dean. I may help too, if I get in a crazy mood Sunday morning.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I thought about trying to join the Anniston ride, but am not at their level and then signing up for the German class sealed the no deal.

  3. Steve says:

    You have once again proven you need to start riding Marta more often. It just makes sense.

    I managed to cut the grass last night, and realized one of the spindles the blade turns on is going bad. Since when did the Sears parts depot leave Tucker? Thought I would get parts on the way to Stone Mountain today, but when I tried to find a location, I got Northpoint and Athens. And a retail store won’t have parts for a 10 year old mower.

    Woke up and looked at the radar and said we better get the horses in as it looked like it was about to pour. The line continues to weaken and I don’t think we got much more that a sprinkle.


  4. Barb says:

    Steve – does Sears even have the scratch & dent store there anymore?
    I actually went into Sears (at Cumberland) the other day – they have almost zero employess on the floor. Its too bad, when I worked at Sherwin Williams I spent a lot of time in those stores, its amazing they are still open at all.

  5. bob says:

    Your photo reminded me of an article I recently read about a device called KeySweeper. It looks like a cell phone charger plugged in but what it really does is connect to microsoft wireless keyboards and records all keystrokes then uploads the data to criminals via wireless. The criminals now have all your usernames and passwords you typed in. Brilliant! Evil, but brilliant!
    Something like this if you are bored and want to read it

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